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Baltimore Latin American Immigrant oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-056

Scope and Contents

The Baltimore Latin American Immigrant oral history collection, 2021, contains interviews with immigrants from Latin America living in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The interviews were conducted by students in David Carey Jr.'s class HS485: Oral History in the Americas. The collection includes interview transcripts as well as audio and video files. The class partnered with Esperanza Center, a comprehensive resource center whose mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. Interviewees were affiliated with Esperanza Center as community members, employees, or volunteers, and volunteered to participate in the oral history project. The language used in interviews varies depending on the English and Spanish proficiency of the interviewers and interviewees. In some interviews, a translator from Esperanza Center is present to aid the conversation. Interviews may be entirely in Spanish, entirely in English, or in both languages.

In the interviews, interviewees discuss their life and upbringing in Latin America, the circumstances that brought them to the United States, their adjustment to life in a new country, and the values, beliefs, and priorities that shape their lives today.

Dates

  • 2021

Creator

Special Viewing Instructions

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for research.

Access to digital material is provided through the Loyola Notre Dame Library Digital Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The Baltimore Latin American Immigrant Oral History collection is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

Extent

5.42 Gigabytes (7 oral histories, 18 digital files in 7 folders)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

English

Abstract

The Baltimore Latin American Immigrant oral history collection, 2021, contains interviews with immigrants from Latin America living in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The interviews were conducted by students in David Carey Jr.'s class HS485: Oral History in the Americas. In the interviews, interviewees discuss their life and upbringing in Latin America, the circumstances that brought them to the United States, their adjustment to life in a new country, and the values, beliefs, and priorities that shape their lives today.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The oral histories in this collection were recorded in 2021 and transferred to the archives in May 2021.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2022 by Jenny Kinniff and Peter Sutton.

Title
Guide to the Baltimore Latin American Immigrant oral history collection
Author
Jenny Kinniff
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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