Chicano-Latino Oral History Project
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.
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.