Latino New Jersey History Project
Dr. Lilia Fernandez founded the Latino/a New Jersey History Project in partnership with the Rutgers Oral History Archives. The project aims to document the histories of New Jersey’s diverse Latino/a communities by identifying archival materials and conducting oral histories with local residents. Beginning in the summer of 2018 as a student-led, community-based research project, Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students received training from the Rutgers Oral History Archives, conducted preliminary research, and interviewed community members throughout Rutgers University and New Jersey. The project continues at the Rutgers Oral History Archives with staff and undergraduates conducting interviews to add to the growing collection. To email the staff of the Rutgers Oral History Archives, click here.
(Under Interviews, select the participant's name and then read the HTML version of the interview transcript or select the PDF version.)
Rutgers School of Arts and Science students participating in the Latino/a New Jersey History Project in 2018 (From Left: Aracely Ortega, Luz Sandoval, Tania Mota, Laura Sandoval, Carie Rael, Aziel Rosado, Amy Castillo. Front: Kevin Rosero) Photo courtesy of Kara Donaldson
This project is ongoing, and new interviews will be added periodically.