Preserving the stories of Latinos in America
Voces Oral History Center is the leading Latino oral history archive in the United States. It began in 1999, with a mission of capturing untold stories of Latinos and Latinas who served, in the military or on the home front, during World War II.
Our archive has expanded to include the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Political and Civic Engagement, focusing on the continuing fight for Latino civil rights.
Our goal is to continue to add collections to fill the gaps in the history of Latinos in America. To that end, we have assisted the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; the StoryCorps Historias collection; numerous PBS documentarians, both local and national, who have used our photographs in their works; the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary brochure. We have served as a resource for hundreds of journalists, with contacts, photographs and information. We have also served as a resource for textbook publishers and academics who have sought out our interviews and photos.
- The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, which houses the Voces archive
- The University of Texas Libraries
- UT’s Center for Mexican-American Studies (CMAS) and Latino Research Initiative (LRI)
- UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
- Google, which is hosting a photo showcase on the archive in its Arts & Culture section
- Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino
UT Austin Faculty Affiliates
Assistant Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction