Welcome to Hidden Histories at UT-Austin
This online digital archive was created by the students of Dr. Elon Lang's LAH/HMN350 course, Treasure Hunt in Campus Archives: Giving Voice to Hidden Histories over the course of several years (since 2018). In this class, students engaged in direct archival research with collections related to social justice at the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, and LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection. Students learned about the theoretical approaches to archiving, as well as the role of archives as active cultural heritage institutions. The interrelated Omeka exhibits are part of the students' collaborative capstone projects. The students worked on revamping and adding to previous year’s collections as well as their own. This site aims to showcase some of the University's lesser-known archival holdings and to contextualize the archival material with research the students conducted in the University's libraries.
Titles of previous iterations of this site:
-  Subverting Silence: Uplifting Marginalized Conversations
-  Community Narratives: Uncovering Hidden Perspectives
-  Highlighting Inequity and Identity in History
-  Tension in the Archives: An Exploration of Hidden Histories