Photographs of Burmese Coloradans from our Collection
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Send us your stories in either English or Spanish! (Must be 250 words or less.) Please email with photograph(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stories below are produced exclusively with The Weekly Issue/El Semanario:
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Community Collection Day at Hispanic Genealogy Society (August 18)
What's an "oral history"? Oral histories are the recorded voices of the past in an interview format. They can be someone's own memories and recollections or the stories they've gathered. They aren't recordings of events, nor are they prepared speeches or diary entries. They're conversations—directed to helping researchers and listeners learn something about the past.
Want to collect your family's oral histories? Download these instructions.
Discover more about your family's history using Hart Research Library's free Ancestry.com account!
Coming soon: Globeville-Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Memory Project
The Neighborhood Memory Project is a writing and storytelling program geared towards long-term residents and new residents of a specific neighborhood. We use site-based remembering techniques to jump-start writing and storytelling that reanimates the community history of a place. Neighbors write stories of resilience and community connection that resurrect and forge stronger identities.
Once we've captured these stories via writing or oral history for residents with low-literacy or language barriers, we work with local artists to take the site-based memories and transform them into neighborhood art that serves to reanimate the value of community and interpret the personal histories of residents. The reclamation of history and the artistic interpretation of community memory create defensible neighborhoods and forge strong community bonds. This process merges the power of creative place-making with the power of historic reclamation in ways that grow our communal understanding of our place-based past and potential.
We believe a Neighborhood Memory Project will be a process to foster community cohesion and shared identity making.
Read perspectives about El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado in the March/April 2015 issue of Colorado Heritage
Listen to a segment on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters about our Heritage Diversity Initiative and tell us about the places that are important to you!