University of Delaware Library

Quintana, Alvina E., 1947-

Delaware Afro-Latina oral histories collection

2009


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 661


Creator: Quintana, Alvina E., 1947-


Title: Delaware Afro-Latina oral histories collection


Inclusive Dates: 2009


Extent: 0.3 linear feet (15 Mini-DV tapes and 9 DVDs)


Abstract: This collection of raw and edited footage of interviews of Newark, Delaware, area Afro-Latinas was created in Spring 2009 by students in a Women's Studies course (WOMS 410) at the University of Delaware. Included are Mini-DV tapes containing raw footage of the interviews and DVDs containing the edited interviews.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 661, University of Delaware, Delaware Afro-Latina oral histories collection, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS Media

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Alvina Quintana, 2009.

Processing

Processed and encoded by E. Evan Echols, October 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Historical Note

In the Spring Semester of 2009, Alvina Quintana, Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Delaware, taught the course WOMS 410: The Study of Women's Studies: Pedagogy, Activism, and Material Culture. The course was a capstone course for Women's Studies majors who are about to graduate and explored the links between research and feminist activism, utilizing video production and the program Second Life. This course involved videotaping interviews of ten Afro-Latinas in the Greater Newark (Delaware) area. Twenty students in groups of two produced three-minute video documentaries drawn from their 60-90 minute interviews. A temporary exhibit on the project was hosted by the Center for Material Culture and in Second Life. Six documentaries were featured in an online exhibition, hosted in Second Life, and the exhibition was presented to the public on May 28, 2009, in a program at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.

Sources:

"Latinas Speak Out," El Tiempo Hispano, June 5, 2009, 9.

Claire Gould "Students use software for class, tours," The Review, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 136.

Further historical information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This collection of raw and edited footage of interviews of Newark, Delaware, area Afro-Latinas was created in Spring 2009 by students in the WOMS 410 at the University of Delaware. Included are Mini-DV tapes containing raw footage of the interviews and DVDs containing the edited interviews.

The topics covered in the interviews with these ten Delaware Afro-Latinas range from childhood, ethnic identity, and upbringing to career goals and social advocacy. The interviews were originally recorded onto Mini-DV tapes. Two interviews are accompanied by DVDs containing the raw, unedited footage. All ten interviews are accompanied by production DVDs containing approximately two to three minute-long edited interviews, which are interspersed with images and music.

Brief biographical profiles of selected interviewees are available in finding aid contents list.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Aros, Maita.
Buchanan, Georgina.
Cruz-Currington, Naya.
Graciano, Cristina.
Lopez, Nancy.
Lopez, Samanta.
Luna, Lalena.
Pitts, Chandra.
Santana-Wynn, Jari.
Villot, Maria.
Corporate Names
University of Delaware.
Topical Terms
African Americans--Delaware.
Blacks--Latin America--Race identity.
Hispanic Americans--Delaware.
Oral History--Delaware--20th century.
Oral History--Delaware--21st century.
Second Life (Computer game)
Women's studies--United States.
Geographic Names
Delaware--History--20th century.
Delaware--History--21st century.
Newark (Del.)--History--20th century.
Newark (Del.)--History--21st century.
Form/Genre Terms
Interviews.
Oral histories (document genres)
Video recordings.
DVDs.
Mini-DV.

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MSS 587, Delaware Academy of Science. Iron Hill Museum. Iron Hill Museum oral history recordings and transcripts

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  • Arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Detailed Contents List

Series I. Interviews , 2009
Maita Aros , 2009 March 26

Interviewed by Laura Keller and Stephanie Wiegard.

Mini-DV tape 1 , 2009 March 26   [Box 1 F1]

Mini-DV tape 2 , 2009 March 26   [Box 1 F2]

Mini-DV tape 3 , 2009 March 26   [Box 1 F3]

Mini-DV tape 4 , 2009 March 26   [Box 1 F4]

Production DVD , 2009 March 26   [Box 1 F5]

Running time- 4:24

Georgina Buchanan , 2009 April 16

Interviewed by Bianca Mojica and Katie Saya.

Mini-DV tape 1 , 2009 April 16   [Box 1 F6]

Naya Cruz-Currington , 2009 April 13

Interviewed by Stephanie Patterson and Jennifer Scalia.

Minority Outreach, Advocacy and Education manager.

Mini-DV tape , 2009 April 13   [Box 1 F7]

Production DVD , 2009 April 13   [Box 1 F8]

Running time- 3:10

Cristina Graciano , 2009 April 7

Interviewed by Alysha McLaruen, Tiffani Ross, and Miagora Grayman.

Mini-DV tape , 2009 April 7   [Box 1 F9]

Production DVD , 2009 April 7   [Box 1 F10]

Running time- 2:00

Nancy Lopez , 2009 April 6

Interviewed by Heather Richards and Laura Yarnal.

Mini-DV tape , 2009 April 6   [Box 1 F11]

Production DVD , 2009 April 6   [Box 1 F12]

Running time- 3:19

Samanta Lopez , 2009 March 16

Interviewed by Crystal Michielli and Brittany Richter.

Complex Coordinator, Residence Life/Student Affairs

Mini-DV tape , 2009 March 16   [Box 1 F13]

Running time- 2:25

Production DVD , 2009 March 16   [Box 1 F14]

Lalena Luna , 2009 April 10

Interviewed by Grace Chou and Roxanne Horrell.

Student Activities Program Coordinator

Mini-DV tapes , 2009 April 10   [Box 1 F15]

Production DVD , 2009 April 10   [Box 1 F16]

Running time- 2:55

Chandra Pitts , 2009 April 9

Interviewed by Kristen Roach and Morgan Vozobule

Mini-DV tape 1 , 2009 April 9   [Box 1 F17]

Mini-DV tape 2 , 2009 April 9   [Box 1 F18]

Production DVD , 2009 April 9   [Box 1 F19]

Running time- 3:06

Jari Santana-Wynn , 2009 April 8

Interviewed by Leah Meyer and Meghan Whitehair

Mini-DV tape 1 , 2009 April 8   [Box 1 F20]

Mini-DV tape 2 , 2009 April 8   [Box 1 F21]

Production DVD , 2009 April 8   [Box 1 F22]

Running time- 3:00

Maria Villot , 2009 April 6

Interviewed by Kaitlin Baird and Jillian Finkelstein

Registered nurse, Women's Veterans Program Manager

Mini-DV tape , 2009 April 6   [Box 1 F23]

Production DVD , 2009 April 6   [Box 1 F24]

Running time- 3:19