Scope and Contents note
The Rural Libraries Project records is a compilation of color slides, B&W photos, field notes, and artifacts from the Latin Arts and Culture in Rural Libraries Project. The project aimed to be a creative approach to the promotion of literacy and use of the library's resources within the Latin community. Libraries that participated are in Coos Bay, Independence, Klamath Falls, McMinnville, Milton-Freewater, Newport, Ontario, The Dalles, and Woodburn.
Activities in each library varied in size and theme, depending on the resources of each community. Programs ranged from first time in Oregon book presentation of Peruvian author Eduardo Gonzalez-Viana "Los Suenos de America", to traditional craft workshops, performances of music, dance and theater, and trilingual conversations in English, Spanish, and Nahuatl (ancient language of central Mexico).
Some of the images in the collection to date are photos of library events, folklorico dance and music performances, community plays and celebrations, and Mexican charro traditions.
The project was coordinated by Trilce NavalTete and funded by the Institute of Museums and Library Services, through the Library Services and Technology Act, and administered by the Oregon State Library.
- Creation: 2002-2004
- Oregon Folklife Program (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
General Physical Description note
circa 250 slides, plus photographs and negatives; 19 folders; 1 electronic optical disc (CD-ROM)