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Minority Studies Project

wpe97664.gif (247568 bytes) Historical studies are most valuable when they incorporate diverse perspectives. Yet, traditional historical studies have been written from the perspective of specific social, ethnic or gender groups. Access to oral interviews allows the historian to overcome social barriers and study the traditions and recollections of all people, including those who have left scant written records. The Special Collections is firmly committed to collecting materials from many viewpoints and a diversity of cultures.

Oral Historian Daniel Sánchez is spearheading a project to acquire oral accounts and manuscript materials that preserve the recollections of Hispanic people of Lubbock and the South Plains. An effort is also underway to gather historical information about black communities, and other ethnic minority groups in the region. .

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