The Hispanic oral histories (1984-1987) were conducted by the Oral History Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah, primarily by Leslie Kelen and Sandra Fuller. Transcripts of tapes of interviews with Hispanic Americans living in Utah. Those interviewed were either immigrants or children of immigrants. Principal topics are family life, work, and religion.
The Utah Endowment for the Humanities funded the Oral History Institute (OHI) of Salt Lake City to conduct interviews with members of different ethnic minorities and racial groups. This particular series of interviews with Italians took place in 1987. Events recalled by the interviewees span the time period from the 1880s to 1987. Common themes within the interviews are family life, work, religion, discrimination, and relations with the community, and in particular the Mormon establishment in Utah. Of interest are interviews that relate experiences during the 1922 Carbon County Coal Miner's strike and also reminiscences of the 1922 Carbon County Castlegate Mine Explosion.