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University of New Mexico. Oral History Projects and Video Recordings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-821-BC

Scope and Content

This is a collection of oral history projects, class projects, individual projects, and a wide variety of events recorded in conjunction with and often funded by the University of New Mexico Center for Regional studies. Some projects were conducted by the University of New Mexico Oral History Program (supported by the University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies).

Individuals included in the collection document a wide variety of subjects, including New Mexico politics and government, education, music, religion, literature, labor, etc. Examples include: Francisco Angel (educator); Antonia Apodaca (musician); Juan Aragon (educator); Tom R. Benavidez (politics; Irene (Isabel) Blea (sociologist, writer, and advocate for minority issues); Father James Burke (priest); Virginia Chacón (union activist); Hermonia Chacón de Gonzalez (daughter of F. M. Chacón, writer); Dorothy I. Cline (educator); Father Jose Cubells (priest); Ramon Huerta (educator); Francisco LeFebre (mural painter); Roy Lujan educator, discusses career of New Mexico Senator Dennis Chavez); Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez (writer, political activist); Donaldo "Tiny" Martinez (politics); Canuto Melendez (politics/history- Pecos and Mora area); Manuel "Manny" Olguin (musician); Frank "Pancho" Padilla (politics); Juan Jose Peña (poet); Jose P. Rivera (labor union organizer); Miguel Antonio Romero (politics); Edward R. Roybal (Albuquerque born, California politician); Willie Sanchez (educator); Mercedes Dominguez Sandoval (labor/railroad); Alicia Valdez de Romero (politics).

Neighborhoods/Communities/Groups: Topics include the Chicano Movement at New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, N.M.); Los Duranes; Impact Los Alamos (A project to document the social and cultural impact of Los Alamos National Labs on northern New Mexico); Mora: Chicanas in History; Musicians/Artists of Albuquerque; Los Padillas; Manhattan Project; New Mexico Legislature and Legislators, including the New Mexico Gaming Project (gambling, lottery); VietNam Veterans; Willard, NM Fiestas; World War II Veterans; Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary.

Events include Arts of the Americas, Aztlán Awards; Dia del Rio Symposium; Gallegos/Rincon Colorado Centennial Mass; Flamenco performances; Gudalupe Hidalgo Symposium (Santa Fe, NM); La Llorona Festival (Las Vegas, NM); Latino Youth Conference (Montezuma, NM); Sylvia Rodriguez Lecture on Matachines Dance; Margaret Montoya Lecture, " Stories and Pubic Mourning: Wills, Testimonies, and the Preservation of Latina Culture"; NAACP Rodney King Rally; New Mexico Quincentenary; New Mexico Gaming Project, Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) Demonstration at Mexican Consulate; Spraycan Art (graffiti).

Dates

  • 1984-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1995-1998

Language of Materials

English Spanish

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Extent

8 boxes (2.5 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This is a collection of oral history projects done in conjunction with the University of New Mexico. Project themes include community/local/family history, politics/government, veterans, labor, education, and events.

Related Archival Material

Other oral history collections will be found in the New Mexico Archives Online Dorothy I. Cline Papers Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Irene I. Blea Papers Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico. Cecilio García Camarillo Papers Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Master CDs and DVDs are stored in B3.

Processing Information

Box 1, CDs 29-30 and Box 2, CDs 46-48 have been removed from the collection. (Initially, these CDs were mistakenly identified as part of this collection).

Inquire with reference staff for access to unprocessed addition - 1 box, B3:13A (videos of senators and representatives)
Title
Finding Aid of the University of New Mexico. Oral History Projects and Video Recordings Collection, 1984-2006 (bulk, 1995-1998)
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
B. Silbergleit, T. S. Reinig
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451