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Andres Silva Oral History, 1987

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00904

Scope and Contents

Andrés Silva was born in 1893 in Camargo, Tamaulipas (he is 94 at the time of interview). He speaks with another interviewee born in 1923 in Rio Grande City, Texas, who remains anonymous.

Silva discusses his father’s war experiences at length, as his father fought for Mexico's independence against the French.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Betty Lou Garza. Digital transfer completed on 6 March 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.


  • Creation: 1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.


1 Files (ELIBR-0027)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 4.100
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