CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project
Scope and Contents
This collection contains over 250 video oral history interviews conducted between 2013-2021. Interviews conducted 2013-2018 were filmed in clips, in which each question is a distinct digital record. Interviews 2018-2021 were conducted as full interviews, with a single interview record per session.
- Creation: 2012-2021
- Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
Running 2013-2021, the 100 Puerto Rican Oral History project's goal was to interview Puerto Ricans who had made a significant impact in their professional fields and to the Puerto Rican community within the United States. Those interviewed came from Puerto Rican communities throughout the country and were leaders or pioneers in a wide variety of fields, including arts and culture, business, education, economic development, community activism, health and community welfare, military, politics and government, and religion. The interviews capture the life stories of the interviewees from childhood to the present, with a focus on their areas of greatest impact. The project originally aimed to capture oral histories from one hundred significant Puerto Ricans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Centro in 2013, but the nominees for the project quickly exceeded the original mandate. Not all those nominated to participate in the project were able to be interviewed.
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Metadata Rights Declarations
- License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.
- 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project
- Center for Puerto Rican Studies
- In Progress
- Lindsay Wittwer
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