La Casita’s Cultural Memory Archive aims to document and to share the experiences of Latinos on the global and local levels. For students in Library and Information Sciences and Cultural Heritage Preservation, this is a great opportunity to acquire archival experiences.
Oral History Series
The Oral History Series is comprised of recordings of open forums where local community members share their stories and discuss issues of relevance to them. These open forums designed by students in journalism and social sciences programs at Syracuse University. Scheduled interviews and occasional open mic sessions are recorded on video to be preserved in La Casita’s Library as part of its cultural memory archive.
Image digitizing services
A digital archiving project in collaboration with Syracuse University Libraries. Historic pieces that tell the history of our families and community are welcome to be scanned or photographed at no cost. These pieces are cataloged and preserved in La Casita’s Cultural Memory Archive, a digital archiving project in collaboration with Syracuse University Libraries. La Casita is prepared to digitize photos, documents, prints, art pieces, old family keepsakes and transparencies. Families may keep the originals along with digital copies that will remain in perfect condition for years to come.
“Béisbol” at the Heart of our Latino Communities
La Casita Cultural Center, in partnership with Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History will develop Latino-related exhibits, collections, programming, education and new cultural heritage research initiatives through this multi-year program. The project explores the impact of the national pastime on Latino communities across Central New York through the history of baseball.