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Delia O. Ramirez Alaniz Oral History, 1987

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00013

Scope and Contents

Delia O. Ramirez Alaniz talks about: life as a child, family, education, religion, and funerals in Havana, Texas. She also talks about marriage and land grants. Additionally, she talks about how one of her teachers started a Tabasco school on fire, how Texas Rangers killed a Mexican, Patricio Perez and Senovia Perez, A.Y. Baker of Edinburg, how Juan Cortina is a relative of hers, Clay Henry Davis, Josefa De La Garza Perez, land title for Fort Ringgold, Porciones 70, 71, 72, 78, 80, 81, 88, 104, the history of Havana, Matias Tijerina, the Walkers, and how the Great Depression wasn't felt in the ranches.

Interview conducted in Spanish by Ruben Alaniz in 1987. Digital transfer completed on 24 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape. Poor quality recording.


  • 1987


Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 448 Items (Masters are either born digital (WAV) or digitized via cassette. )

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

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

ELIBR 1.104
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