Dr. Maggie To Publish New Book:
Dr. Maggie turned in her latest book to UT Press. The book is based on Latinos and WWII. Congrats Dr. Maggie on all your hard work!
To check out other books associated with VOCES, click here.
Congratulations Dr. Maggie!:
Project Director and Founder Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez will be receiving the 2012 HWC National Lorriane Lee Leadership Award from the Hispanic Womens Corporation! Check out more details about her award and HWC here.
Share Their Voices Contest 2012 Winners:
Thank you to all the contestants who participated in this year’s Share Their Voices Contest.
1st place: Rosa Pruneda
2nd place: Jordan Kerfeld
3rd place: Sonia Melendez
Click here to view the documentary shorts produced by students.
We will add them as they become available.
The VOCES Oral History Project has a new office.
Our new address is:
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Journalism
VOCES Oral History Project
300 W. Dean Keeton St. (Stop A1000)
Austin, TX 78712
This project seeks to document and create a better awareness of the contributions of Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations. The project was created in 1999 by UT journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and focused solely on the WWII generation until 2010. In 2010, the project expanded into the Korean War and the Vietnam War generations of Latinos and Latinas, made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Most of our interviews are of veterans, but we are also interested in documenting the larger Latino civilian experience, men and women alike. The purpose of this site is to foster a greater awareness of their contributions. On our site you will find hundreds of stories, thousands of photos, oral history training videos, all the forms and guidelines you need to submit a videotaped interview or tribute to the project. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Date of Birth: 08-24-1924
Interviewed by: not available
WWII Military Unit: Army
By Naomi Price
Joe Borunda Medina was fresh out of Wiley High School in Wiley, Colo., when he was inducted into the Army in June of 1943.
Initially drafted, Borunda says he received a notice several weeks later that he was no longer needed. He decided to join anyway, however, and was sent to Denver for basic training, then to Utah for additional training and testing.
He then attended an officer's training school ...