Marshallese Oral History and Music Project
The MOHP and Digital Music Collection records stories and songs of Marshallese residents of Arkansas. From personal memories, we create a “living archive”—a collection of audio and visual interviews and complementary documentation—which connect an individual’s stories to global events and issues. Some topics recorded to date include: traditional canoe-building, the role of women in Marshallese society, traditional healing practices, nuclear testing and its impact, the creation of the Constitution of the RMI, clans, and life both in the Islands and in Arkansas from the Marshallese perspective. Please visit our MOHP page for more information and click on our Vimeo link to watch videos of interviews in Marshallese. The MOHP was featured in the Arkansas Humanities Council newsletter, Reflections, in its winter 2015 edition.