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PROFUNDO HERITAGE ARCHIVE

ORAL HISTORY & PHOTODOCUMENTATION


As the world drifts off course NUEVO MEXICO PROFUNDO is pleased to announce an ambitious project to document the past for the future. We’re inspired by the Works Progress Administration interviewers of the 1930s but differ from them in our intent to gather in-depth narratives of New Mexican lives. We also photodocument people, material culture, and settings pertinent to the interviews. The project diversifies PROFUNDO’s commitment to historic churches, and we further broaden the scope by including people with interests and lifestyles—a cross section—unrelated to church preservation. Interviews are conducted outdoors with social distance maintained. Informants are compensated for their participation. We welcome suggestions of people to include in the project and anticipate a measure of statewide coverage. Upon completion the archive will be donated to a principal collection in the state. Carpe ayer.


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