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Melissa Menjivar interviewed by Michelle Pineda-Hernandez, 2020 February 28

Identifier: SdArch 45. Series 1. File SdArch45-9
[Aviary] SdArch45-WAV-0009.mp3
[Aviary] SdArch45-WAV-0009.mp3

Scope and Contents

Records an interview with Melissa Menjivar, who is from San Salvador, El Salvador, and who emigrated with her family to the United States in 2017. Discusses challenges learning English as a foreign language, cultural differences between the United States and El Salvador, and schooling experiences. Discusses attending school in El Salvador until the 12th grade. Comments on academic success in the United States. Includes reference to danger faced in El Salvador.


  • Creation: 2020 February 28


Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Agreements with the interviewees govern access to Oral Histories. Interviewees have chosen pseudonyms in two of the interviews. Due to the disclosure of sensitive information, the repository has restricted one of the nine interviews.


141 Megabytes (1 digital file) : (.wav)

8 Megabytes (1 digital file) : (.mp3)

0:08:33 Duration (HH:MM:SS.mmm)

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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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