La Casita’s Cultural Memory Archive aims to document and to share the history and experiences of Latinos in the Central New York region. For graduate and undergraduate students of Library and Information Sciences and Cultural Heritage Preservation, this is a great opportunity to acquire archival experience through internships.

Oral History Series

The Oral History Series is comprised of recordings of open forums where community members and visitors 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 include scheduled interviews and occasional open mic sessions that are video recorded and 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. 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 a multiyear partnership with Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History has developed a Latino baseball collection and documentation project since 2014. The project culminated  in an exhibition now on display at La Casita, and a recently inaugurated national scale exhibition program at the National Museum in Washington DC. The project explores the deeply rooted cultural heritage of the American national pastime on Latino communities across Central New York, as well as the impact of Latinos in baseball nationwide.