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Profundo Heritage Archive

Identifier: MSS-2021-12-16

Scope and Contents

The Profundo Heritage Archive is an oral biography project conducted by Frank Graziano, John D. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College. The collection consists of interviews with one hundred participants who range in age from their twenties to their nineties and represent a variety of New Mexican lifestyles and regions. The interviews are generally one to two hours in length. The collection also includes portraits of the participants and, in some cases, photographs of settings and artifacts. The interviews for this collection were conducted in two phases, in 2020 and 2021. A list of the interviewees (along with brief descriptions) is available online at and from CSWR reference staff.

The Profundo Heritage Archive is a project of Nuevo México Profundo and was funded principally by Susan Foote and the Hutson-Wiley and Echevarria Foundation.

The Profundo Heritage Archive Oral Biographies are available online through the UNM Digital Repository, at Please consult with CSWR reference staff with any questions.


  • 2020 - 2021

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


100 interviews

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Physical Location


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Further information about the Nuevo Mexico Profundo project is available at
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Repository Details

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

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131