A Guide to the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Oral History Collection, 2009
The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies is part of the College of Education and Human Development. Their faculty and students study, design, and participate in bilingual and/or second-language teaching, Mexican-American studies, multicultural functions of society, migration, transnationalism, and ethnic studies. The Bicultural-Bilingual faculty engages students with the cultural and linguistic resources of multicultural communities with a commitment to the educational needs of traditionally underserved populations.
These oral histories were conducted in the Spring 2009 semester of the Mexican American Culture (BBL 3023) course taught by Dr. Marie Miranda. The course is a survey of Mexican American cultural distinctiveness in the areas of biculturalism, cultural production, and social organization. Topics may include family and kinship, folklore, health, language, music, and religion. This course examined Chicana/o popular culture focusing on rock ‘n’ roll.
Sources: UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies website, http://education.utsa.edu/bicultural-bilingual_studies and Bicultural-Bilingual Studies 3023 Syllabus.
The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts.
Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.
This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
[Identification of item], UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Oral History Collection, MS 335, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Donation from University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in 2010 (Acc. 2010-031).
The collection is in one accession (Acc. 2010-031) and has been encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.
Inventory of the Collection