Chicano-Latino Oral History Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,695
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the
Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,695
Direct expenses
$59,695
Project Overview

Partner: Chicano Latino Affairs Council

The Chicano-Latino population in Minnesota has grown dramatically since 1980. The Minnesota Historical Society is partnering with the community to ensure their stories of arrival, settlement and adjustment to life in Minnesota are recorded and preserved for future generations. Minnesota Historical Society staff have completed interviews in Moorhead, Willmar and the Twin Cities and produced a published book for each narrator, totaling more than 1,300 pages of transcripts as well as a video project "Latino Business Leaders Defining Success." The interviews also serve as resources for teachers and students and will be available on the Society's website, "Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees" education.mnhs.org/immigration.

Project Details
The Chicano-Latino Oral History Project will broaden its pool of interview subjects by documenting the experiences of 15 community leaders from across the state. The Chicano-Latino population in Minnesota has grown dramatically since 1980. During the past 20 years, the Minnesota Historical Society has successfully worked with many immigrant communities to ensure that the stories of their arrival, settlement and adjustment to life in Minnesota become part of our historical record. The interviews will be available on the Society's web site, Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees, which features individuals who comment with authority on the community's composition, challenges, achievements and contribution to Minnesota's cultural landscape.
Project Manager
First Name
James
Last Name
Fogerty
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3243