Michigan Daily records  1950-2006
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Audio Material [series] [Digitized audio files are currently availableonly in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

Audio Material series contains 31 cassette tapes. Cassette tapes 1 through 10 are a part of Casa de Unidad's efforts to document the cultural legacy of the Detroit Latino community through a series of oral histories and interviews with individuals who settled in Detroit during the 1920s. Other recordings include lectures presented at Casa de Unidad, recordings of cultural events, and board meetings.

 
Oral History
Box   7  
Father James Barrett; interview, 1991 April 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-1-1])
(Tape 1; Father James Barrett interviewed by Laurie Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Father James Barrett; interview, 1991 April 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-2-1])
(Tape 2; Father James Barrett interviewed by Laurie Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Maria Benitez; interview I, 1991 May 04 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-3-1])
(Tape 1; Interview on subject of Fiestas de la Fe by Laurie Sommers in Detroit; in Spanish.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Maria Benitez; interview II, 1991 May 04 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-4-1])
(Tape 2; Interview on subject of Dia de los Muertos by Laurie Sommers in Detroit; in Spanish.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Angel Cornejo; interview, 1991 May 17 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-5-1])
(Angel Cornejo interviewed in Detroit by Laurie Sommers, two sides recorded.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-5-2])
(Angel Cornejo interviewed in Detroit by Laurie Sommers, two sides recorded.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Nick Mares, Jr.; interview, 1991 May 29 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-6-1])
(Tape1; Nick Mares, Jr., Detroit interviewed by Lauire Sommers.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Nick Mares, Jr.; interview, 1991 May 29 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-7-1])
(Tape 2; Nick Mares, Jr., in Detroit interviewed by Lauire Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Joe Rodriguez; interview, 1991 June 21 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-8-1])
(Tape 1; Joe Rodriguez interviewed by Laurie Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Joe Rodriguez; interview, 1991 June 21 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-9-1])
(Tape 2; Joe Rodriguez interviewed by Laurie Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Joe Rodriguez; interview, 1991 June 21 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-10-1])
(Tape 3; Joe Rodriguez interviewed by Laurie Sommers) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Michigan Latino Arts and Cultural Initiative
Box   7  
Michigan Latino Arts & Culture Intiative; Grand Rapids, MI; Tape 1, 1999 August 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-11-1])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Grand Rapids.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-11-2])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Grand Rapids.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Michigan Latino Arts & Culture Intiative; Grand Rapids, MI; Tape 2, 1999 August 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-12-1])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Grand Rapids.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-12-2])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Grand Rapids.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Michigan Latino Arts & Culture Intiative; Grand Rapids, MI; Tape 3, 1999 August 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-13-1])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Grand Rapids.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Michigan Latino Arts & Cultural Intiative; Saginaw, MI; Tape 1, 1999 August 14 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-14-1])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Saginaw.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-14-2])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Saginaw.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Michigan Latino Arts & Cultural Intiative; Saginaw, MI; Tape 2, 1999 August 14 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-15-1])
(Various speakers discussing Latino cultural and art movements in Saginaw.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Casa de Unidad Board Meeting
Box   7  
Casa de Unidad Board Meeting, 2000 January 12 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-16-1])
(Members of Casa de Unidad discussing upcoming projects and planning for the organization.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-16-2])
(Members of Casa de Unidad discussing upcoming projects and planning for the organization.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Religious Fiestas
Box   7  
Religious Fiestas of Southwest Detroit English Version, [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-17-1])
(Reading of an essay on immigration of Mexican American communities in Detroit.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-17-2])
(Reading of an essay on immigration of Mexican American communities in Detroit in Spanish.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Lectures
Box   7  
Laurie Sommers; lecture, [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-18-1])
(Lectures on how to go about collecting Oral Histories.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-18-2])
(Lectures on how to go about collecting Oral Histories.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Juan Felipe Herrera; lecture, 1981, November 15 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-19-1])
(Lecture and poetry reading by Juan Felipe Herrera in Detroit.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Dave Perry, Photography Documentary, 1988 October 15 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-20-1])
(Dave Perry gives a lecture on Peruvian traditions through his photography.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
John Cicala, Folklorist; Ana Cardona Gerontology Perspectives and Sue Perry - Images, 1988 October 15 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-21-1])
(John Cicala, folklorist, discusses efforts to capture cultural history and barriers that hinder it.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-21-2])
(Lecture on the topic of interviews with elders and the ethics of oral history collecting.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Dolores Gonzalez; interview, 1988 October 15 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-22-1])
(Laurie Sommers interviews Dolores Gonzalez.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-22-2])
(Laurie Sommers interviews Dolores Gonzalez.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Lupe Aguirre Tribute
Box   7  
Lupe Aguirre Tribute; Gracias a la Vida, 1991 May (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-23-1])
(Tribute to Lupe Aguirre, introduction in English and remainder in Spanish.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Lupe Aguirre Tribute; Gracias a la Vida, 1991 May (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-24-1])
(Tribute to Lupe Aguirre, introduction in English and remainder in Spanish. Features musical performances.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-24-2])
(Tribute to Lupe Aguirre in English and in Spanish. Features musical performances.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Unity in the Community Festival
Box   7  
2492 - Native American Cultural Experience; Unity in the Community Festival, 1992 September 13 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-25-1])
(Speech on Native American rights on the anniversary of Christopher Columbus. Includes performance of Native American music.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-25-2])
(Speech on Native American rights on the anniversary of Christopher Columbus. Includes performance of Native American music.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Tradiciones del Pueblo slide presentation
Box   7  
Tradiciones del Pueblo; slide presentation; Tape 1, [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-26-1])
(Perez excerpt for side tape. Tape contains only a 40 second recording with a woman about celebrating Las Posadas. Tape was scanned and no other content was found.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Tradiciones del Pueblo; slide presentation; Tape 2, [Undated] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-27-1])
(Mariachi- Triste Recuerdo performs. Songs listed; Virgen Ranchera (under recorded); Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe; Vamos todos a Belén (fade) (ok at begining); Entran Santos Peregrinos; Hacia a Belén (fade on); Alegría, alegría (2v); "En el nombre de Cielo" w/instrumental intro.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
Fiestas Guadalupanas
Box   7  
Fiestas Virgen de Guadalupe Interview with Dolores Oliveria, Oral History, 1989 December 11 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-28-1])
(Oral history discussing Fiestas Virgen de Guadalupe.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Fiestas Guadalupanas; St. Anne's - Interview Gilberto Rufino, Pablo Encamillo, 1989 December 11 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
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[Side 1; no Side 2] ([2009121-SR-29-1])
(Las Posadas, St. Anne's Church. Procession and Church. Includes interview with Gilberto Rufino and Pablo Encamillo.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Fiestas Guadalupanas; St. Anne's Church, 1989 December 11 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-30-1])
(Las Posadas, St. Anne's Church. Procession and Church.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-30-2])
(Las Posadas, St. Anne's Church. Procession and Church. Includes interview with Gilberto Rufino and Pablo Encamillo.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
Fiestas Guadalupanas; St. Gabriel's - Procession and Chruch, 1989 December 10 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([2009121-SR-31-1])
(Ceremonies; Buenas Dias Paloma Blanca; Matachines; Adios a Virgen.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Side 2] ([2009121-SR-31-2])
(Ceremonies; Buenas Dias Paloma Blanca; Matachines; Adios a Virgen.) (mp3 file) [access item]