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Utah State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division (SCA) is home to rich oral history collections. SCA endeavors to preserve Northern Utah history and heritage by collecting the voices of everyday men and women. Our collections range from the poignant reminiscences of those who survived Idaho’s Teton Dam disaster to the recollections of modern-day cowboys.
Our oral history efforts serve to enhance SCA’s other documentary sources, such as manuscript, folklore and photograph collections. At times, oral history may be a first effort of discovering the history of some segments of our community. One such segment is Northern Utah’s Latino population. While this community accounts for more than twelve percent of Northern Utah’s population, its history is grossly under-represented in SCA’s holdings. In 2007, as an effort to rectify this, SCA partnered with Utah’s Cache Valley Latino communities to collect and preserve the stories of 45 people. This joint effort became known as the Latino/a Voices Project (LVP).
Williams, Randy, "01: Voices: USU’s Latino/a Voices Project" (2012). Latino Voices in Cache Valley. 3.