Maria and Yolanda Caban

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Title

Maria and Yolanda Caban

Subject

An Oral History

Description

Maria and Yolanda Caban are Bronx natives. The sisters recount their experiences living in the Melrose Projects as well as the first hand changes they've seen over the past thirty years. As active members of their community, they also share the collective needs and issues their community is facing. Their experiences shared in this Oral History can serve as testimony to the benefits and potential drawbacks of public housing, specifically in the Melrose Area.

Creator

Margaret Arabpour

Contributor

Maria Caban, Yolanda Caban

Collection Items

Caban Oral History
Transcript of the oral history interview conducted April 2017 by Margaret Arabpour of Maria and Yolanda Caban; sisters who are long-time residents of Melrose

Caban Oral History Transcript
Transcript of the Oral History conducted by Margaret Arabpour of Maria and Yolanda Caban.

Melrose Housing Projects
Picture of the Melrose Housing Projects

Caban sisters (Maria, Yolanda, and Grisel) with their mom
Picture of Caban sisters (Maria, Yolanda, and Grisel) with their mom

 Maria Caban in her family's apartment in Melrose Housing Projects
Picture of Maria Caban in her family's apartment in Melrose Housing Projects

Maria Caban in her family's apartment in Melrose Housing Projects
Photo of Maria Caban in her family's apartment in Melrose Housing Projects

Proposed Bronx Commons
Picture of the proposed Bronx Commons plan

Caban Sisters from August 1987
Photo of Caban sisters from August 87

Map of Melrose Houses
Annotated Map showing the buildings making up Melrose Projects

South Bronx 1970's
Photo of the South Bronx in the 1970's
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