“Over the years several scholars have recorded interviews with Basque people in the American West for various research projects. Many of these tapes are now archived in the Basque Studies Library at the University of Nevada, Reno and at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise, Idaho. The goal of this collaborative project is to transform these interviews into a medium that makes them more accessible to the public. The next step entails the systematic gathering of interviews with people whose stories have yet to be chronicled.
This project was made possible initially through a start-up grant provided by the Basque Government to Reno’s Zazpiak Bat Basque Club with whom we enjoy continued collaboration. We are also collaborating with Boise Idaho’s Basque Museum and Cultural Center Oral History Project. Our hope is that others will enjoy this site and will be inspired to share their stories as well. ”