Utah State University Digital History Collections


Latino/Latina Voices Digital Collection


Document Type

Digital Collection


Merrill-Cazier Library


Cache Valley, Utah is home to a rich and varied Latino population whose voice is often underrepresented in local repositories. To rectify this, in the summer/fall 2007 Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives collected the voices of 45 local Latino/a residents which are now presented in this digital collection. The interviews feature people originally from Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, California and yes, even Utah. The interviewees talk about family traditions, religion, jobs and interests, as well as challenges associated with relocation, cultural identity and cultural differences. USU-trained bilingual fieldworkers conducted the interviews. The collection is part of Northern Utah Speaks Oral History Collection, Folk Collection 38. The Project received generous support from the Utah Humanities Council and Utah Division of State History, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. Project directors: Randy Williams and Elisaida Méndez. The Latino/Latina Voices Project received a 2009 Utah Humanities Council Human Ties Award.