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Celia Rocha Oral History, 1987

Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00799

Scope and Contents

Celia Rocha was born in 1925 in General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She talks about: growing up without a mother, not being able to go to school, entertainment, hurricane, flooding, working as a maid servant in Reynosa, Tamaulipas and being treated like family, working in the cotton fields in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, her father running away during the Mexican Revolution because he did not want to commit atrocities, finding gold and copper when they would see a flame in the ground, wanting to learn English though continuing education, and overall growing up with a single father.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Maria Isabel Huerta. Digital transfer completed on 26 February 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.


  • Creation: 1987


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1 Files (Rio Grande Valley - Oral Histories (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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