University of Miami Libraries Oral Histories
The Caribbean Diaspora Oral History Collection documents and makes accessible the contributions of people of Caribbean ancestry who share stories of migration to the United States and the challenges inherent in such displacements.
The Gregory Bush Community Studies Oral Histories digital collection includes videos and transcripts of oral history interviews about the issue of public space in South Florida. The participants, who are representative of the diverse cultural milieu of the region, provide insight on migration, gentrification, housing, community services, politics, and the history of individual neighborhoods. The interviews were conducted by Professor Gregory Bush (History Department) and the Institute for Public History (IPH).
It is our intention to continue collecting oral histories that can document the diverse cultural and physical landscapes characteristics of South Florida. If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections.
The Haitian Diaspora Oral History digital collection includes videos and outlines of oral history interviews conducted with individuals of Haitian ancestry that are well-renowned in the world of the arts. In these interviews, musicians, artists, and writers explore the creative process, often through the lens of the diaspora experience, while showcasing the Haitian influence in the arts.
The Human Rights Oral History Project digital collection of the Cuban Heritage Collection includes videos and outlines of oral history interviews with Cuban dissidents. In its first phase, the project focuses on the Black Spring of 2003 when the Cuban government arrested 75 activists. The Human Rights Oral History Project was launched in 2013 with funding from the Marlins Foundation.
The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project digital collection includes videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted principally with members of the first generations of Cubans to leave the island after the Cuban Revolution. Launched in 2008, the Project was conceived of and funded by the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection as a community history initiative to capture the testimonies of older Cuban exiles.
Audio interviews from the StoryCorps Historias project that were recorded in Miami or with participants who self-identified as Cuban or Cuban descent.
The StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive (2013-2015) is a collection of interviews with enlisted men and women, veterans, their family and friends. The collaboration between StoryCorps and Warmamas is part of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative which serves as a platform to allow military families to share their experiences. Warmamas also places a special emphasis on interviewing women whose children were deployed to serve in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a repository for personal reflections on the ramifications of war, the collection includes individual testimonies and helps to document American history.