Latino Voices

Clara Galeano being interviewed by Nathon Allred.

The stories of 54 Latino community members have been collected and preserved, including the voices of nine Latino students at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, in 2012.

During the interview process we had many questions for the Latino communities in Cache Valley, including: Where did they come from? How long have they been here? Why did they come? How did the dominant community accept them?

In March 2008, we were able to have six of the forty five interviews translated from Spanish to English and in October 2008, with generous support from the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation and the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB), we were able to have thirty two more interviews translated from Spanish to English. Later, the remaining seven English language transcripts were translated.

Following transcription, we returned the transcript and interview to each informant for vetting. We made all the suggested changes and returned the revised copy to each interviewee. The revised version is the one that we used in the physical collection FOLK COLL 38 and in the Latino Voices Digital Collection. The following interviews are only a sample of the entire project.