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Project ended on April 22, at 09:00 AM CDT
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That's a Wrap!

April 25, 2017

Well, we made it! Our HornRaiser campaign is officially over, and with your help we raised 111% of our goal! 

What does this mean? Voces is getting a new website! Thanks to your support, we'll soon be able to share more interviews, photos and videos than ever before, continuing our work of preserving and sharing Latino/a history. So stay tuned - exciting changes are on the way! 

Throughout this campaign, we at Voces have been overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and support. We are so thankful for every donation and encouragement we've received and know that we couldn't do this without your help. It's been wonderful to see how supportive this community has been, and we can't wait to give back and share even more stories. 

So, thank you again for helping us make history come alive! 


Voces Team

Goal Reached!

April 13, 2017

We are beyond excited to announce that we have officially reached our goal, thanks to the support and generosity of 93 donors! Our new website will become a reality thanks to the generous contributions of people who believe in the importance of the Voces Project. Thanks to your support, we can continue to collect and share stories and images that bring to life the untold Latino experience. 

However, our HornRaiser is still not over! We still have 8 days left in our campaign, and we can still raise funds to help make our website and our project even better. Help us raise even more support with a contribution or by sharing our page, and please keep reaching out to let us know why Voces is important to you!  

Thanks again to all those who supported and shared, we are so grateful! Let's finish this HornRaiser strong! 

10 Days Left to Give!

April 11, 2017

With just 10 days left to go in our HornRaiser campaign, Voces has raised 85% of our goal! We continue to be amazed by the generous support and enthusiasm of everyone who has donated, but we need your help to finish our campaign strong. 

As past Voces employee and current UT-Austin photojournalism student Qiling Wang put it, "Voces plays an integral part in documenting the history that we are often unable to learn from the textbooks. It not only tells about war stories but also about love, bravery and courage inside human beings. The project is like a mirror that reflects the reality today and inspires us to fight for our entitled rights."

We're hopeful we'll soon be able to bring this history to even more people through our new website, but we still need your help to reach that goal. Please consider donating if you haven't already, then share your support and let us know why Voces is important to you! 

Halfway There!

March 28, 2017

Today we met 50% of our fundraising goal! Thank you to everyone who has donated - we couldn't do this without you. 

We would also like to thank the supporters who have been with us since the beginning, like Nicanór Aguilar Sr., a World War II veteran who was one of our biggest champions. Mr. Aguilar sent Voces a money order for $20 in January 2001 along with a note that read “P.S. I am not a man of money, I collect cans to pay my rent.” When we recall Mr. Aguilar’s belief in what we are doing – recording the Latino story – it's incredibly heartening. He helped make our work possible. 

Mr. Aguilar passed away in 2013, but you can read his story and see more photos at: With a new website, we can actually put his interview online. If you haven't already, please consider donating at

30 Days To Go!

March 22, 2017

Throughout the first few weeks of our HornRaiser campaign, Voces has been extremely humbled by your support and generosity. We have reached over 40% of our goal with 30 days remaining, but while we are excited by our progress we still need your help! 

Every gift makes a difference, and we hope you will give if you haven’t already done so. And when you make your gift, share it online and let us know why Voces is important to you! 

To those who have already donated, thank you! Your support is helping us collect and share powerful stories from across our community. We hope you will share the project with your friends and family. 

We can't do this without you all - here's to the next 30 days!

28% of Our Goal!

March 10, 2017

Thanks to the wonderful contributions from our supporters, we are excited to announce that we are already 28% of the way toward our fundraising goal!

We appreciate all of the donations and contributions people have made to help us fund our new website, but we are just getting started. Please continue to share our HornRaiser page with friends and family. Any donation of any amount is highly appreciated! 

Your donations are invaluable and will greatly support our online presence. Let’s keep going toward our goal!


HornRaiser Kickoff!

March 09, 2017

We’re excited to begin our new HornRaiser campaign to raise money for a new Voces website! For over a decade, the Voces Oral History Project has been dedicated to preserving and documenting the untold Latino story through interviews and photographs. Our new website will help Voces expand its online presence in order to share stories and history in the digital age. 

We are interviewing, digitizing, scanning, and organizing to make sure the highest quality journalistic and technical products are created.  Your donation will bring us closer to our new website and to saving stories of the Latino experience in American history. 

Please spread the word of our fundraiser and get the funds needed to support our wonderful new website. Help us reach our goal!

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WWII GIs average age

During World War II, the average age of the U.S. serviceman was 26. A few men falsified their birth certificates to join the military as young as 16 years of age. But there were many older men who served.


WWII 60th anniversary

In 2004, Voces took part in a commemoration of the WWII Memorial and a World War II Reunion in Washington, D.C., on the Main Mall. Voces' contribution: making sure Latinos were added to four panel discussions and distributing project newspapers about our interviewees.


Global Impact

World War II affected more than 100 million people across the globe.


200th Coast Guard Artillery

This New Mexico unit 200th Coast Artillery and the 515th Coast Artillery were charged with defending the Philippines against the Japanese during WWII. Many became POWs and would be part of the famed Bataan Death March.


The cost of an Interview

The interview costs around $500 to produce: travel, set up, interviewing; scanning photos, writing and editing a story from the interview, fact-checking. No quick way to do it. But our interviews deserve our best effort. A bargain at $500.


Mil Voces

Mil Voces! Our 1000th interview. An exciting milestone for the Voces Oral History Project that will be officially celebrated in fall 2017.


1999: Voces is born

$1999 - The Voces Oral History Project was started in 1999 by Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, originally called the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project. Now, 18 years, four collections, and nearly 1000 interviews later, the project continues to fulfill its mission of weaving the Latino story into the tapestry of American history.


Number of photographs scanned

Voces has a treasure trove of high-resolution photographs that are part of each interview file. These are favorites of documentarians, journalists and others. A new website will help display the photos.



Between 1942 and 1945, more than 10,000 women enlisted in the newly created United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve, known as the SPARs after the Coast Guard's motto "Semper Paratus, Always Ready.

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