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Collection Details


Collection Name: New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities South Valley Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 636 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss636bc/nmu1%23mss636bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1995-1996
Description: The "South Valley Oral History Project" was sponsored by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, and conducted by the University of New Mexico Oral History Program. It was an adjunct project of the National Endowment for the Humanities' "National Conversations Project." The project was to include the South Valley area of metropolitan Albuquerque and southern Bernalillo County (including the areas known as Los Padillas, Pajarito, Armijo, Atrisco, and Five Points), and the region known as Magdalena-Alamo in Socorro County, just west of the city of Socorro. The material in this collection relates only to the South Valley. Interviews were conducted in the Winter of 1995 and Spring of 1996. The interviews were designed to explore issues of ethnicity and community. Discussions of community included cohesiveness, change over time, needs, image, and whether the South Valley should be its own county. The interviews begin with a short biographical sketch of the interviewee's family, and then move on to issues of community. The interviews end with concerns about the community and where the community is headed. The project culminated in a town meeting, which was poorly attended by community members.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 31
Broad Subjects: Ethnic groups; Communities
ASP Subjects: Albuquerque, NM; Community; Conversation; Ethnicity; Meetings; New Mexico; New Mexico--History; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Intercultural communication; South Valley
Collection Code: OHC0000228