The El Paso Times and Denton Record-Chronicle reported this week about CHNM’s Bracero History Project, a joint effort with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Bracero History Project seeks to establish a new model for museum and cultural institution collaboration, creating a nationwide network to collect the oral histories and mementos of braceros, Mexican guest workers brought to the United States for agricultural labor between 1942-1964. Among the project’s intended outcomes are a comprehensive online archive of Bracero history and a traveling exhibit that will provide insight into the history of work, immigration, and race relations during this period.
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