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AHCA/UT Voces Project

Austin History Center Association is thrilled to announce a partnership with:

Voces Oral History Center is the leading Latino oral history archive in the United States. It began in 1999, with a mission of capturing untold stories of Latinos and Latinas who served, in the military or on the home front, during World War II. 

VOCES’ archive has expanded to include the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Political and Civic Engagement, focusing on the continuing fight for Latino civil rights.

VOCES’ goal is to continue to add collections to fill the gaps in the history of Latinos in America. To that end, VOCES has assisted the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; the StoryCorps Historias collection; numerous PBS documentarians, both local and national, who have used our photographs in their works; the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary brochure. We have served as a resource for hundreds of journalists, with contacts, photographs and information. We have also served as a resource for textbook publishers and academics who have sought out our interviews and photos.

VOCES’ founder and director is Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez.  Rivas-Rodriguez is a former professional journalist and is a professor at the Moody College of Communication’s School of Journalism. She founded the Voces project in 1999 and teaches oral history as journalism and other classes. Maggie was recently the awardee of Austin History Center Association’s 2020 Katherine Drake Hart Award!

Learn more about VOCES at this link: https://voces.lib.utexas.edu/aboutVOCES

VOCES’ Collections can be found at this link: videos of their interviews can be found at: https://voces.lib.utexas.edu/collections

VOCES’ Searchable Database of oral history Interviewees and can be found at this link: https://voces.lib.utexas.edu/collections/stories

Important: When searching, click the checkbox “has multimedia” to search for interviews with video media

VOCES’ Youtube page, that hosts all of its videotaped oral history interviews is at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_W9jThezjbd1ylAlWUsKA

VIDEO ABOUT VOCES ORAL HISTORY CENTER

FIRST VIDEO AND PLAYLIST OF VIDEOS from VOCES’ VOICES OF A PANDEMIC SERIES

FIRST VIDEO AND PLAYLIST OF VOCES’ FOTO-VOCES – KLRU AND VOCES ORAL HISTORY PROJECT SERIES   

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