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For Hispanic Heritage Month 2022, CALS Butler Center recorded nine oral history interviews with Arkansas community members that are either part of the Latine and Hispanic communities in Arkansas or work closely in Latine and Hispanic community development in the state.

In 2023, we will expand on that effort by training Hispanic and Latine youth within Central Arkansas to conduct oral history interviews. Those trained will conduct interviews with someone in their community they admire and can be paired with another member of Central Arkansas’s Hispanic or Latine community to interview them about their life.

Watch previously recorded interviews here.

Would you like to be a Youth Oral Historian?

Register for training here.

We will be hosting training at the Dee Brown Library on September 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Trainees will receive information on how to conduct an interview and access to equipment to facilitate interviews. Trainees will also have the opportunity to be paired with another member of the community to interview that they do not know if they desire.

Interviews and training will be offered in both English and Spanish

Additional Resources

Recommendations for capturing interviews

Hispanic Genealogy Resource Recommendations

Hispanic Genealogy Organizations in the United States

State Libraries and State Archives in Former Spanish or Mexican Territories

College or University Collections with Latin American Collections

Land Grant Information