Oral History Interviews

Oral history interviews are a major component of the Institute for Latino Studies’ effort to document and preserve Latino history. These interviews offer scholars and students “first person” narratives of American culture and society. More than 100 interviews have been recorded with Latino leaders, writers, poets, artists, scholars, and Notre Dame Alumni, with a particular emphasis on the Midwestern United States.

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Oral History Interview with Adolfo "Zarco" Guerrero

Speaker: Adolfo Guerrero

Profession: Sculptor, Muralist, Singer, Musician

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Oral History Interview with Alfredo Arreguin

Speaker: Alfredo Arreguin

Profession: Painter

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Oral History Interview with Andrew Connors

Speaker: Andrew Connors

Profession: Curator, Art Historian

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Oral History Interview with Antonio Turok

Speaker: Antonio Turok

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Carlos and Richard Montoya

Speaker: Carlos Richard

Profession: Montoya

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Oral History Interview with Christina Cardenas

Speaker: Christina Cardenas

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Diogenes Ballester

Speaker: Diogenes Ballester

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Dulce Pinzón

Speaker: Dulce Pinzón

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Ernest de Soto

Speaker: Ernest Soto

Profession: Lithographer

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Oral History Interview with Esperanza Gama

Speaker: Esperanza Gama

Profession: Painter

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Oral History Interview with Felipe Ehrenberg

Speaker: Felipe Ehrenberg

Profession: Painter, Performance Artist

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Oral History Interview with Francesco Siqueiros by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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Oral History Interview with Gilberto Cardenas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ixrael

Speaker: Ixrael .

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Jesus Benitez

Speaker: Jesus Benitez

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Joe Segura

Speaker: Joe Segura

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Joe Segura by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Joe Segura

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with José Chávez

Speaker: José Chávez

Profession: Accountant/Artist

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Oral History Interview with Juan Fuentes by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Juan Fuentes

Profession: Visual Artist

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Oral History Interview with Juan-Sí González

Speaker: Juan-Si Gonazalez

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Juan-Sí Gonzalez and Paloma Dallas

Speaker: Paloma Dallas

Profession: Artist Collaborators

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Oral History Interview with Kathy Vargas

Speaker: Kathy Vargas

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Oral History Interview with Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Marcos Dimas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Marcos Dimas

Profession: Visual Artist

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Oral History Interview with Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Oral History Interview with María Lopez de Leon

Speaker: Maria Leon

Profession: Arts Administrator

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Oral History Interview with Michael Amescua

Speaker: Michael Amescua

Profession: Artist, Sculptor

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Oral History Interview with Nora Chapa Mendoza

Speaker: Nora Mendoza

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Poli Marichal by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Speaker: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Profession: Poet, Collector, Curator, Critic

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Oral History Interview with Rodriguez Calero

Speaker: Rodriguez Calero

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Rúben Trejo

Speaker: Rúben Trejo

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Scherezade Garcia

Speaker: Scherezade Garcia

Profession: Artist, Painter, Designer

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Oral History Interview with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Profession: Art Historian

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Oral History Interview with Vincent Valdez

Speaker: Vincent Valdez

Profession: Artist, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Yasmin Ramirez

Speaker: Yasmin Ramirez

Profession: Art Historian, Curator

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Oral History Inteview with Los Dialoguistas: Fernando Calderón, Bertha Cohen, and Graciela Bustas Artists

Speaker: Graciela Bustas

Profession: Artists

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Oral History Inteview with Mario Castillo

Speaker: Mario Castillo

Profession: Painter, Professor

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Latino Leaders

Latino Writers

Interview with Victor Hernandez Cruz

Speaker: Victor Cruz

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Barbara Jane Reyes

Speaker: Barbara Reyes

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Brenda Cardenas

Speaker: Brenda Cardenas

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Speaker: Daniel Alarcón

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Fred Arroyo

Speaker: Fred Arroyo

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Gabriel Gómez

Speaker: Gabriel Gómez

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with John Phillip Santos

Speaker: John Santos

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Oral History Interview with Lidia Torres

Speaker: Lidia Torres

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Oral History Interview with Maria Melendez

Speaker: Maria Melendez

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Martín Espada

Speaker: Martín Espada

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Michelle Otero

Speaker: Michelle Otero

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Naomi Ayala

Speaker: Naomi Ayala

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Paul Martinez Pompa

Speaker: Paul Pompa

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Pedro Cabiya

Speaker: Pedro Cabiya

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Speaker: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Profession: Poet, Collector, Curator, Critic

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Oral History Interview with Richard Blanco

Speaker: Richard Blanco

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Rita Indiana Hernández

Speaker: Rita Hernandez

Profession: Author, Poet

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Oral History Interview with Robert Vasquez

Speaker: Robert Vasquez

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Salvador Plascencia

Speaker: Salvador Plascencia

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Sandy Florian

Speaker: Sandy Florian

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Sheryl Alison Luna

Speaker: Sheryl Luna

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Steven Cordova

Speaker: Steven Cordova

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Urayóan Noel

Speaker: Urayóan Noel

Profession: Poet, Performer, Critic

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Oral History Interview with Valerie Martinez

Speaker: Valerie Martinez

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with William Archila

Speaker: William Archila

Profession:

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Letras Latinas

Oral History Interview with Barbara Jane Reyes

Speaker: Barbara Reyes

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Speaker: Daniel Alarcón

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with Gabriel Gómez

Speaker: Gabriel Gómez

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with Maria Melendez

Speaker: Maria Melendez

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Naomi Ayala

Speaker: Naomi Ayala

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Paul Martinez Pompa

Speaker: Paul Pompa

Profession: Poet, Educator

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University of Notre Dame Latino Alumni and Faculty

Oral History Interview with Agustin Rizzo

Speaker: Agustin Rizzo

Profession: Class of 2000

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Oral History Interview with Alberto Pulido

Speaker: Alberto Pulido

Profession: Class of 1984

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Oral History Interview with Alejandra Brady

Speaker: Alejandra Brady

Profession: Class of 1989

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Oral History Interview with Amelia Muñoz

Speaker: Amelia Muñoz

Profession: Class of 1986

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Oral History Interview with Arthur Velasquez, Jr.

Speaker: Arthur Velasquez

Profession: Class of 1960

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Oral History Interview with Arturo Velasquez, Sr.

Speaker: Arturo Velasquez

Profession: Class of 1927

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Oral History Interview with Carmen Samora

Speaker: Carmen Samora

Profession: Class of 1981

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Oral History Interview with Christine Ortega

Speaker: Christine Ortega

Profession: Class of 1984

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Oral History Interview with Cynthia Santana

Speaker: Cynthia Santana

Profession: Class of 1998

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Oral History Interview with Edward Delgado-Romero

Speaker: Edward Delgado-Romero

Profession: Class of 1997

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Oral History Interview with Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Oral History Interview with F. Geoffrey Samora

Speaker: Geoffrey Samora

Profession: Class of 1981

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Oral History Interview with Father Edward Malloy

Speaker: Edward Malloy

Profession: University President

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Oral History Interview with Father Patrick Neary

Speaker: Patrick Neary

Profession: Assistant Rector, Moreau Seminary

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Oral History Interview with Father Theodore Hesburgh

Speaker: Theodore Hesburgh

Profession: President Emeritus

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Oral History Interview with Father Timothy Scully

Speaker: Timothy Scully

Profession: Executive Vice President

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Oral History Interview with Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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Oral History Interview with Humberto Trevino

Speaker: Humberto Trevino

Profession: Class of 1970

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Oral History Interview with Jorge Bustamante

Speaker: Jorge Bustamante

Profession: Professor of Sociology

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Oral History Interview with Jorge L. Lopez

Speaker: Jorge Lopez

Profession: Class of 1977

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Oral History Interview with Jose L. 'Pepe' Gonzalez

Speaker: Jose Gonzalez

Profession: Class of 1950

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Oral History Interview with Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Oral History Interview with Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Lucy Lopez

Speaker: Lucy Lopez

Profession: Class of 1996

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Oral History Interview with Luis Hernandez

Speaker: Luis Hernandez

Profession: Class of 1987

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Oral History Interview with Monica T. Rodriguez

Speaker: Monica Rodriguez

Profession: Class of 1990

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Oral History Interview with Patricia Beaujean Lehtola

Speaker: Patricia Lehtola

Profession: Class of 1981

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Oral History Interview with Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Peter Lombardo

Speaker: Peter Lombardo

Profession: Class of 1979

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Oral History Interview with Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ruben Carriedo

Speaker: Ruben Carriedo

Profession: Class of 1965

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Oral History Interview with Samuel Adelo

Speaker: Samuel Adelo

Profession: Class of 1947

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Oral History Interview with Vicki Lopez Lukis

Speaker: Vicki Lukis

Profession: Class of 1978

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Oral History Interview with William Hank

Speaker: William Hank

Profession: ILS Advisory Board

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Visual Artists

Oral History Interview with Ixrael

Speaker: Ixrael .

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Jesus Benitez

Speaker: Jesus Benitez

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Joe Segura

Speaker: Joe Segura

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Juan Fuentes by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Juan Fuentes

Profession: Visual Artist

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Oral History Interview with Juan-Sí González

Speaker: Juan-Si Gonazalez

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Kathy Vargas

Speaker: Kathy Vargas

Profession: Photographer

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Oral History Interview with Marcos Dimas by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Speaker: Marcos Dimas

Profession: Visual Artist

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Oral History Interview with Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Oral History Interview with Michael Amescua

Speaker: Michael Amescua

Profession: Artist, Sculptor

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Writers

Interview with Victor Hernandez Cruz

Speaker: Victor Cruz

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Barbara Jane Reyes

Speaker: Barbara Reyes

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Brenda Cardenas

Speaker: Brenda Cardenas

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Speaker: Daniel Alarcón

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa

Speaker: Elvia Ochoa

Profession: Artist, Curator, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Fred Arroyo

Speaker: Fred Arroyo

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Gabriel Gómez

Speaker: Gabriel Gómez

Profession: Writer

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Oral History Interview with Gilberto Cardenas

Speaker: Gilberto Cardenas

Profession: Director, Institute for Latino Studies

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Oral History Interview with John Phillip Santos

Speaker: John Santos

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Kaytie Johnson

Speaker: Kaytie Johnson

Profession: Curator

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Oral History Interview with Lidia Torres

Speaker: Lidia Torres

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Lolita Hernandez

Speaker: Lolita Hernandez

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Maria Elena Castro

Speaker: Maria Castro

Profession: Artist, Sculptor, Poet

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Oral History Interview with Maria Melendez

Speaker: Maria Melendez

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Martín Espada

Speaker: Martín Espada

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Michelle Otero

Speaker: Michelle Otero

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Naomi Ayala

Speaker: Naomi Ayala

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Paul Martinez Pompa

Speaker: Paul Pompa

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Paul Sierra

Speaker: Paul Sierra

Profession: Artist

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Oral History Interview with Pedro Cabiya

Speaker: Pedro Cabiya

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Ramiro Rodriguez

Speaker: Ramiro Rodriguez

Profession: Painter, Printmaker

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Oral History Interview with Raoul Deal

Speaker: Rauol Deal

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Reynaldo Hernandez

Speaker: Reynaldo Hernandez

Profession:

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Oral History Interview with Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Speaker: Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Profession: Poet, Collector, Curator, Critic

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Oral History Interview with Richard Blanco

Speaker: Richard Blanco

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Rita Indiana Hernández

Speaker: Rita Hernandez

Profession: Author, Poet

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Oral History Interview with Robert Vasquez

Speaker: Robert Vasquez

Profession: Poet, Educator

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Oral History Interview with Salvador Plascencia

Speaker: Salvador Plascencia

Profession: Author

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Oral History Interview with Sandy Florian

Speaker: Sandy Florian

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Sheryl Alison Luna

Speaker: Sheryl Luna

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Steven Cordova

Speaker: Steven Cordova

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with Urayóan Noel

Speaker: Urayóan Noel

Profession: Poet, Performer, Critic

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Oral History Interview with Valerie Martinez

Speaker: Valerie Martinez

Profession: Poet

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Oral History Interview with William Archila

Speaker: William Archila

Profession:

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