The Arab Immigration Oral History Digital Collection is a project sponsored by the UF Libraries’ mini grant program located at: ufdc.ufl.edu/oharab
The project aims to make available through Oral History interviews the life and professional experiences of Arab immigrants who have settled in Florida after leaving their homelands. I am hoping to expand this project after absorbing new ideas and life experiences which is why I chose to attend THATCamp.
What I have so far are interviews recorded digitally in Arabic and English and transcribed into English and available as PDFs accompanied by photos in most cases. The collection was created by Richard Saltzburg and colleague Dr. Esam Alhadi and is intended to help scholars, researchers, students and the general public to understand the reasons why certain Arabs immigrate to Florida. These interviews reveal specific life and professional experiences these immigrants have had and how they have created a new home for themselves in Florida.