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Latino Youth Community History Project Oral History Project

 Digital Collection
Identifier: OHP005


  • Creation: 1981 - 1982



The Latino Youth Community History Project Oral History documents the personal histories of members of the Latino community of Washington, D.C. through interviews conducted by high school students from that community from 1981 to 1982.

Conditions Governing Access

The interviews were recorded on audio cassette tapes which were digitized in the summer of 2015 by D.C. Public Library Special Collections. Most of the digitized interviews are available in Dig DC; however, some interviews were not published as they are inaudible due to poor quality recordings and degradation of the original audio cassettes. Additionally, the collection includes some indexes for which the library does not have transcripts or audio recordings; these are not in Dig DC.

Conditions Governing Use

The D.C. Public Library holds copyright for all of the Latino Youth in Humanities interviews and transcripts.

Biographical / Historical

The Latino Youth Community History Project was organized by the Latin American Youth Center and funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities from 1981 to 1983. The first phase of work from 1981 to 1982 consisted of interviews with the Latino community’s residents, a photo exhibit, and community education programs. The interviews that are available on Dig DC are products of this first phase. The second phase of this project was a continuation of this model, with a larger focus on examining community organizations, volunteer organizations, social clubs, and family customs.

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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Washington DC 20001