Contributed by Jaycie Vos
In 1993, the Oral History Association established a series of awards to recognize outstanding achievement in oral history. The New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral History Initiative has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award for its work documenting stories about Latino migration, settlement, and integration to North Carolina and the American South. In early 2016, the New Roots/Nuevas Raíces team launched its fully bilingual digital archive and information system where users can browse the collection of interviews in both English and Spanish and further engage with the collection through interactive digital maps, lesson plans, and more. New Roots/Nuevas Raíces is a collaborative initiative between the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History Program, and University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Read more and learn about other Oral History Association award recipients here.