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Explore by story type

This archive has many different types of stories and you can explore stories by who is telling the story and for what purpose.

Story or anecdote

Stories and anecdotes in this archive are stories told about the experiences of agricultural workers. These stories can be told either from the first-person perspective of an agricultural worker, or a third-person perspective, typically from an advocate, family member or promotora who works directly with agricultural workers. The "Main Participant" is who the story is about and the "Creator" is the person who recorded the story. First first-person stories, the "Main Participant" and "Creator" are often the same person. Examples include: conversation transcripts, audio files, videos, and photos of workers’ perspectives, letters, and written testimonies.


Interviews are recorded conversations where a story is shared between two or more people, at least one of whom is an agricultural worker. The “Interviewee” is who the story is about. The “Interviewer” is who speaks to the “Interviewee” and collects the story for the archive. The “Creator” is who recorded the story, and is often the same person as the "Interviewer". Examples of interviews include: written transcripts of verbatim conversations, audio files, or video files.

Legislative Comments or Public Testimony

Legislative comments or public testimonies are stories from a first-person perspective submitted into the public record at the local or state level. These stories come from public comments, testimonies, or other forms of public documentation as part of legislative or policy-making processes. The “Creator” is who publicly testified, typically an advocate. Examples of legislative comments or public testimonies include: verbatim transcripts, written comments, and audio files.