Anthropology and Oral History: the Latina History Project in the News

Anthropology News recently featured an interview with Dr. Brenda Sendejo about the Latina History Project at Southwestern, which is headed by Sendejo and Dr. Alison Kafer. Sendejo, a Chicana feminist anthropologist, partnered with the [True] Stories Project in the spring of 2016, and Kafer is currently partnering with us for her class, “Feminist and Queer Activisms.” Charlotte Nunes, a former PI of the [True] Story Project, also worked on the Latina History Project while she was a postdoc fellow at Southwestern. We are so proud to be associated with these dedicated historians and researchers. Please check out the interview with Sendejo and her student, Tori Vasquez, to learn more about the Latina History Project and the impact it has had.

Telling [True] Stories with Primary Sources from the Archives

This clip of Rollins grads, Jack and Priscilla Northrup (’49), is far from a complete oral history. However, it is a creative example of how primary sources from the archives can help tell the story of interviewees in a powerful way. In this case, historic photos, yearbooks, and an old report card become meaningful artifacts of unique experiences recalled by this lovable duo.

Have you thought about using materials from the archives as a tool in your own oral history work?

If so, what types of sources could help to tell the stories of your oral history subjects?


Welcome to the [True] Stories Project!

The [True] Stories project aims to support classroom-centered, multidisciplinary, and collaborative oral history curricula for undergraduates at three Liberal Arts Colleges (Rollins College, Davidson College, and Southwestern University).  Check out our About page for more details on the project.  Follow our project blog below to see how oral history is playing a role in teaching and learning at all three campuses.

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