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South Texas Stories is a multiyear oral history project led by history faculty and students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with support from the TAMU-CC Bell Library Archives and Special Collections. 

Started in 2016, project personnel have collected oral histories on two topics: the environmental history of the Texas Coastal Bend and the Mexican-American civil rights movement. Despite South Texas’s significance as a border zone between Latin America, the United States, and the Gulf of Mexico, Mexican American history, civil rights movements, as well as cultural and environmental history have been left out of state and national histories and classrooms. In order to address these gaps, South Texas Stories aims to create a stronger archival record of regional history for researchers, students, and the general public. 

This site includes oral history recordings, transcripts, student-curated exhibits, and podcasts created by the project co-directors. It is an ongoing project.

For questions, please contact the project co-directors:

Dr. Claudia Rueda (Claudia.Rueda[at]

Dr. Jen Corrinne Brown (Jennifer.Brown[at]

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