University of Arizona

Remembering Hank Oyama, longtime civil-rights, bilingual-ed advocate in Tucson

Civil-rights pioneer and longtime educator Henry "Hank" Oyama passed away at the age of 86 on March 19, 2013.  Special Collections is home to the Henry "Hank" Oyama Papers, a collection containing personal papers relating to his pioneering work in bilingual education in the Tucson area.  Of particular interest are documents that discuss his work in bilingual education at Pima Community College. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, correspondence, bilingual education research, and conference papers. There are also several publications related to Pima Community College and bilingual institutions in the greater Tucson area.