Welcome to the Oral History Lab at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (OHL @ UPRM)! We appreciate your interest in our work dedicated to compiling and preserving the diverse oral histories of the Puerto Rican archipelago. Our mission focuses on advocating for climate justice and addressing the critical issues of environmental racism and institutionalized colonial practices. Through our efforts, we aim to amplify voices that offer insights into resistance, culture, and the challenges of environmental equity. Explore our site to discover and engage with the rich narratives that drive change and foster a sustainable future.

Welcome to the Oral History Lab!

Visit our collection of oral histories from across the Puerto Rican Archipelago!

OHL Projects

Listening to Puerto Rico

“Listening to Puerto Rico” grows from the award-winning public humanities project, “Mi María: Puerto Rico after the Hurricane,” which included over 100 undergraduate students from UPRM recording oral histories about Hurricane María and its aftermath.

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Speaking into Silences

“Speaking into Silences” leverages the assets of the university and the OHL to support mutual aid organizations across the Puerto Rican archipelago as they develop storytelling for social justice projects at their local sites.

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