UNO’s Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections are collaborating on the project Conversaciónes: Latino and Latina Voices of Omaha to record, preserve, and share oral history interviews. This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
The interviews will document the wide-ranging experiences of everyday Nebraskans. The audio recordings and bilingual descriptions will be openly accessible through the UNO Libraries’ website that hosts a growing collection of over 250 oral histories . The grant funds a student employee to transcribe and describe the interviews and a presentation. Cristián Doña-Reveco, OLLAS Director, is conducting the interviews and serving as co-PI along with Amy Schindler, Director of Archives and Special Collections. Wendy Guerra, Digital Initiatives Archivist, is supervising the student employee creating metadata and providing online access to the audio recordings and description.
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About Humanities Nebraska
Conversaciónes: Latino and Latina Voices of Omaha is one of many grants funded by Humanities Nebraska (HN). HN awards more than $257,000 in grants each year.
Created in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Nebraska (HN) is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of public and academic members. Humanities Nebraska funds programs that explore Nebraska's heritage, build community awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad.
The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a public/private partnership that designates funds to HN for distribution.
Any non-profit group is eligible to apply for a grant from HN. The HN staff is available for grant consultation and will read proposal drafts. Contact the HN office if you need assistance with a project idea.
For a copy of Humanities Nebraska grant guidelines, contact HN at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone 402-474-2131, fax 402- 474-4852, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entire grant guideline packet is online at: www.humanitiesnebraska.org.
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