University of Texas at Brownsville Latinx History Oral Histories
Scope and Contents
The collection documents through oral testimony the experiences of local Latino(a)s, covering such broad trips as memories of native lands, migration/immigration, and everyday life in Brownsviille. Represented heritages from the 2009 projcets include Bolivian and Mexican American. To assist researchers, students wrote both biographies of their interviewees and overviews of interviews. These synopses following the series descriptions and are also included with transcripts.
Together, the oral history projects provide valuable tools in learning about the contributions and struggles of Latino(a)s in Brownsville and Lower Rio Grande Valley. Through these interviews, researchers may also help identify needs that have yet to be addressed for the local community.
Conditions Governing Access
The collectionis open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in our collections may be protected by copyright. Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection. The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available via the Library's Copyright Guide at http://utrgv.libguides.com/friendly.php?s=copyright.
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Language of Materials
Interviews have been grouped and arranged alphabetically by interviewee heritage and last name.
- Philip Samponaro
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Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository
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Brownsville Texas 78520 United States