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Alicia Longoria Longoria Oral History, 2-1-1993

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00550

Scope and Contents

Alicia Longoria was born in Mission, TX on February 28, 1915. She discusses her childhood, what she knows of her parents and grandparent's lives, as well as her husband's childhood and what she knows about his grandparents who raised him. She shares how her family fed and clothed themselves, her early education, and memories of visiting her grandparents in Reynosa. She relates several stories of family lore involving cannibalism, the Mexican Revolution, her rich uncle the moneylender, and desegregating her own elementary school. Alice also briefly discusses her 30-year tenure as Postmistress in La Grulla.

Interview conducted in February 1993 by Carole B. Turner. Digital transfer completed on 7 January 2014 from the original analog cassette tape. Recording abruptly ends. Side Two of the tape is B.


  • Creation: 2-1-1993


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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.


2 Files (Rio Grande Valley - Oral Histories (ELIBR-0027))

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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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