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Collection Details


Collection Name: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Repository Name: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Arlington, Texas, United States
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/about.asp
Material Formats: [81 documents with text] [77 documents with audio]
Dates Spanned: 1992-1999
Description: The Tejano Voices Project focuses on seventy-seven oral history interviews with Tejano and Tejana leaders from across the state conducted by Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. These interviews were conducted in 1992-1999, and emphasize the personal stories and struggles of the interviewees, many of whom are the first individuals of Mexican descent in their communities elected or appointed to government office. The interviews were videotaped, transcribed, bound, and placed in the UTA Libraries' Special Collections Division, where they are made accessible to students, scholars, and the general public. All of the interviewees have signed deeds of gift/interview agreements, transferring all of their proprietary and copyrights for the interviews to the university. The interviews are unique, and reflect the history of the Tejano community as it pressed for an end to racial segregation in the state and access to political power in the post-WWII period.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 77
Interviews: [81 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Ethnic groups; Communities
ASP Subjects: Arlington, TX; Community; Hispanic American leadership; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American newspapers; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic American women; Hispanic Americans; Mexican American Youth Organization, San Antonio, TX; National Hispanic Institute, Maxwell, TX; Oral history; Texas; United States; University of Texas, Austin, TX
Other Subjects: Mexican American Democrats; Migrant Head Start; Politics
Collection Code: OHC0000027