Memories of Migration

In collaboration with OC REFORMA, we are seeking artwork for the Memories of Migration exhibit and event at the CSUF Pollak Library! Visit the OC REFORMA webpage for more information.

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The Santa Ana Public Library, in partnership with History Pin (historypin.org), is proud to lead Memories of Migration, a multi-state effort to document and preserve a record of the diverse stories of contemporary migration.

Memories of Migration is a three-year, library-based community memory program funded by the Federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build community connections and cultural heritage collections through documenting the stories of migration in America. This project seeks to collect oral histories in order to record and preserve the lives, experiences, and memories of community members in their own words. Documenting personal narratives is a method by which daily experiences and cultural heritage that would otherwise have been lost are preserved for future generations.

The SAHR believes that history is a means by which we can all better understand ourselves and the world around us. In furthering such efforts, we are excited to announce that our Teen Community Historians program will train a group of Teen and Young Adult volunteers to conduct oral histories. This is an integral part of our focus on helping to root immigrant teens and young adults in their communities through the collection of local memory. These young volunteers will learn from the experiences of interviewes as they set about creating their own memories in our community.

 

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS grant LG-07-14-0067-14