Mexican Hometown Association Oral Histories | Newberry

Mexican Hometown Association Oral Histories

Hometown associations, or clubes de oriundos, are organizations created by migrants and immigrants to assist people in their communities of origin. The Mexican Hometown Associations Oral History Project preserves the work and life of 23 leaders of these associations in the Chicago area. Their stories are recorded and transcribed in Spanish, detailing the activities of their associations on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border and their own personal histories of migration and life in Chicago.