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Scrapbooking and Practices of Memory Keeping, Past and Present: La Casa Hispanica and La Casa Boricua

Douglass College Residential Houses

The collegiate scrapbooks I found from the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s were from La Casa Boricua, then La Casa Hispanica, and now simply La Casa, at The Global Village residential community at Douglass College.

From looking at the scrapbooks, the "historian" position, which no longer exists today, was tasked with creating and maintaining a scrapbook of activities and life at La Casa Bonicua. Each Historian depicted life at La Casa Boricua based on their own creative imagination. Many of the historians added their flyers from events and parties, as well as pictures of each of the members. They would often write a paragraph about the page or write a blurb about the memories they remember.

1970-1971

1973-1974

1978-1979

2000-2001

1972-1973

1975-1976

1980-1981/1981-1982

Other Cultural Houses at the Global Village

The Global Village House Themes also include:

  • Africana Cultural Experience
  • Medicine
  • Human Rights
  • Creativity
  • Public Health
  • Greenhouse_ Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Cuisine

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