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This collection includes academic and creative works produced by UPRM students apart from theses, dissertations, and project reports submitted for graduate degrees. These may include textual documents (articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, etc.), conference presentations, research posters, and other products such as maps, graphics, or computer code. Works in this collection may or may not be produced as part of a class. To learn more about what works can be submitted to this collection, visit


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    Oral history interview with anonymous narrator, April 19, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-19) Anonymous (Narrator) ; Torres Santos, Alondra Paola (Interviewer)
    The interview addresses the narrator's childhood and teenage years. The narrator's grandmother and family were key points to the story. In the interview there were a lot of critic to the government. There were emotions that resurfaced and childhood memories that stood out.
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    Oral history interview with Blanca, April 14, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-14) Blanca (Narrator) ; Rosario Portillo, Joelys Marie (Interviewer)
    The narrator is called Blanca. This 58-year-old woman has been through difficult times, and yet she is always willing to help people. Through her employment as a food attendant with the Head Start Program, she had the opportunity to meet many people whom she had the pleasure of helping by providing delicious food and much more. This interview spans from the lady's childhood to her time working at Head Start, as her upbringing influenced the quality of person she became. There should be more employees with the initiative that Blanca has to observe what happens to the people she works with and be able to notify the organization to help those people.
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    Oral history interview with Lydia Rivera González, May 2, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-05-02) Rivera González, Lydia (Narrator) ; Pérez Rivera, Brian (Interviewer)
    The narrator is Lydia Gonzalez Rivera, she has 68 years and has lived in diferent places and has a strong ties to her church. This interview addresses her childhood, aswell as her youth in her search for jobs and the safety for living and food, aswell as her difficulties during the hurricane and how she helped others afterward. Her life experiences fit on those people that needed to go out and be able to help others becasue of the slow help of the government. She and others, part of the organization Caritas, send food, water and coupons to help people regain somewhat, of what was ultimately lost.
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    Oral history interview with Efrén Molina Rivera, April 22, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-22) Molina Rivera, Efrén (Narrator) ; Méndez Molina, Gabriel (Interviewer)
    This interview is about the lived experiences of Efrén Molina Rivera. He talks about growing up with little money and his experience enlisting in the armed forces when he was 18. He received his training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gerardo describes various ways in which Latinos and Blacks were mistreated.
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    Oral history interview with Lorna, April 8, 2023
    (Oral History Lab @UPRM, 2023-04-08) Lorna (Narrator) ; Green Rodríguez, Diego André (Interviewer)
    The narrator, Lorna, shares her life story growing up in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, with her loving family consisting of her mother, grandmother María, and great-grandmother Juana. The central topics discussed in the interview are the importance of education, family values, and the bond Lorna had with her grandmother through their shared love for food. The interview covers Lorna's life from her childhood to her academic pursuits in natural sciences and public health. Significant events include her grandmother's resilience in the face of adversity and her entrepreneurial spirit through the sale of "pasteles". Lorna's experiences provide insight into the societal trends, social movements, and social justice issues in Puerto Rico, especially the value of education and women's empowerment.