The Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive is an online portal dedicated to the life and work of Rudolfo Anaya, a prolific writer, a pivotal figure in Chicano and American literature, an advocate for multicultural literacy and education, and a generous community activist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The oral history component of the portal is designed to offer scholars and fans an enhanced understanding of Anaya’s biography, highlighting his contributions to the fields of literature, Chicana/o studies, and Southwest studies. The interviews present expert evaluations of Anaya’s work and its significance, as well as first-hand accounts of encounters and collaborations with the renowned author.
Interview #3: Maria Teresa Marquez is a New Mexico writer and an avid advocate of Southwest literature and culture. She has been involved in numerous public lectures, programs, and exhibits designed to promote awareness and recognition of local literature, art, and cultural heritage. Interview by Sophie Ell.