Congressional Hispanic Archives

Dartmouth and Northwestern collaborate on an oral history project.

The Congressional Hispanic Archive (CHA) is Dartmouth-Northwestern Collaborative Oral History project with the goal of creating an online and physical archive of oral histories (interviews) with former and current members of Congress who identify as Latinx/Hispanic in the United States.

CHA will provide information on Latinx/Hispanic political leadership and the issues these individuals have addressed during their time as elected officials. CHA follows the example of the Bracero History Archive that includes oral histories, documents, and images in an online archive.  Like the Bracero History Archive, oral histories will be conducted by undergraduate students directed and supervised by historians— Professor Jerry Cadava from Northwestern and Professor Matt Garcia from Dartmouth. The archive aims to serve as a primary source for researchers interested in documenting the history of Latinx/Hispanic elected officials in the United States.