Hutchison speaks at state historical society

Prof. Ray Hutchison, sociology and chair of the Urban and Regional Studies program, was one of the featured speakers this week at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s WRAP Symposium in Madison. The Wisconsin Records Assessment Project, “Documenting Change and Diversity in Wisconsin, 1945-2000,” identified areas in special need of documentation for the archive collection at the historical society. Dr. Hutchison spoke on Documenting the Hmong and Mexican Population in Wisconsin. He was invited to participate in the symposium because of his original research and publications on the Mexican community in Chicago and the Hmong community in Green Bay. The symposium was attended by more than 70 persons including faculty from the UW-System, directors of museums and archives from across the state, as well as authors and film producers on Wisconsin history.