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Oral History Interview

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 676 Collections and/or Records:

Ada Lee Richmond Chisum

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00181

Ada Lee Richmond Chisum Oral History, 6-20-1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00181
Scope and Contents Ada Lee Richmond Chisum, born on 21 July 1908, relates the story of her grandparents moving to Texas in the late 1800's. Her father worked for the railroad in Yoakum. All the children were born in Yoakum. She tells of early McAllen, the soldiers stationed in McAllen, Richmond Plumbing Company, the Great depression, and the Old Timers Club. She died on 22 May 1996.Interview conducted on 20 June 1987 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 21 October 2013 from the...
Dates: 6-20-1987

Adela Castilleja Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00152
Scope and Contents

Adela Castilleja tells about life in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and in Edinburg, Texas.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Oralia Betancourt. Digital transfer completed on 15 October 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Adela Weaver Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-01011
Scope and Contents

Adela Weaver was born in 1908 in San Benito, Texas. Interview conducted in 1987 by Andy L. Perez. Digital transfer completed on 26 March 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Adolfo Ramirez Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00753
Scope and Contents

Adolfo Ramirez was born in 1919 in El Capote, Texas. He was married to Maria Julia Garcia Ramirez. Interview topics include education, hurricane (1933), tuberculosis, and migrant work. Adolfo died in 1988.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Corina Cantu. Interview ends abruptly. Digital transfer completed on 13 February 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Albino Guerra Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00421
Scope and Contents

Albino was born April 18, 1922 in San Carlos Ranch, TX. He died June 5, 2016 in Edinburg, TX. He is the son of the late Florencio and the late Sara (Saenz) Guerra. He was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving in France during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Gonzalez De Guerra on 3/21/2009.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Jose Trinidad Molina. Digital transfer completed on 25 November 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Alexandro Gomez Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00377
Scope and Contents

Alexandro Gomez was born in 22 April 1909 in Cuidad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He tells of flooding in northeastern Mexico, growing up on a ranch in Mexico, education, about his family, Carrancistas, and how they lived through the Mexican Revolution.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Linda Pena. Digital transfer completed on 19 November 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Alfonso Rene Ramirez Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00754
Scope and Contents

Alfonso Rene Ramirez was born in 1923 in Edinburg, Texas. He discusses where his family came from, what his parents did for a living, education, the Great Depression, families, sports he played in grade school, higher education in Edinburg, cultural arts in Edinburg, and what he studied.

Interview conducted by Douglas E. Erickson in 1987. Digital transfer completed on 22 July 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Alice Amada Aceituno Jensen Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00504
Scope and Contents

Alice Amada Aceituno Jensen, born 30 July 1935 in Santiago de Chile. She talks about: education, working in a law firm, becoming Christian, wanting to be a nun, working in ministry in Chile, obtaining a degree in psychology, working under the Assemblies of God organization, rehabilitating drug addicts and prostitutes, overall society, abuse, Royal Rangers, and church.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Nora Lisa Tellez. Audio cuts off [00:18:59] and starts back at [00:30:53].

Dates: 1987

Alice Fawcett

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00269

Alice Fawcett Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00269
Scope and Contents

Alice Fawcett relates her life story, including migration from Ohio to Edinburg, Texas. The interview discusses Fawcett's career in education, including discrimination against students of Mexican descent. The interview also covers WWII and her husband's and son's military service. Interview conducted in 1987 by Douglas Erickson. Digital transfer completed on 6 November 2013 from the analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Alice Savage Pfeifer Oral History, 1984

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00732
Scope and Contents

Born March 1, 1907, Alice Savage Pfeifer describes her memories of what life was like in the Rio Grande Valley. Savage discusses her childhood memories of her father Robert Lee Savage's general store, San Juan Hotel, railroad travel, and her siblings. She also shares memories of husband, Frank Pfeifer, and their nine children.

Interview conducted in 1984 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 5 February 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1984

Alicia Cano Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00121
Scope and Contents

Alicia Cano talks about having Spanish parents. She mentions struggling in the U.S. and teaching children old morality customs.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Robert Andrew Nelson. Digital transfer completed on 9 October 2013 from the analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Alicia Longoria Longoria Oral History, 2-1-1993

 File
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...
Dates: 2-1-1993

Alicia Longoria Longoria - Part 01

 Digital Record
Identifier: Alicia Longoria Longoria - Part 01

Alicia Longoria Longoria - Part 02

 Digital Record
Identifier: Alicia Longoria Longoria - Part 02

Amancio Chapa

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00173

Amancio Chapa Oral History, 2-10-1990

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00173
Scope and Contents

Interview conducted on 10 February 1990 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 18 October 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 2-10-1990

Ana Hernandez Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00460
Scope and Contents

Ana Hernandez was born in 1905 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She talks about growing up as an orphan and the lack of education.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Robert A. Nelson. Digital transfer completed on 4 December 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Ana Mendiola Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00624
Scope and Contents

Interview conducted in 1987 by Juan Gonzalez. Digital transfer completed on 16 January 2014 from the original analog cassette tape. Side two of the tape is blank.

Dates: 1987

Andrea Hernandez Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00462
Scope and Contents

Andrea Hernandez was born in 1917 in Villaldama, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She relates her life experiences.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Laura Trevino. Digital transfer completed on 6 December 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Andres Silva Oral History, 1987

 File
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.

Dates: 1987

Andrew Champion Oral History, 8-22-1982

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00171
Scope and Contents

Andrew Champion relates the story of the Champion family, the history of Donna, Texas. Interview conducted on 22 August 1982 by Robert E. Norton.

Dates: 8-22-1982

Andrew Champion - Part 01

 Digital Record
Identifier: Andrew Champion - Part 01

Andrew Champion - Part 02

 Digital Record
Identifier: Andrew Champion - Part 02

Andrew Jackson Munger

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00650

Andrew Jackson Munger Oral History, 6-28-1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00650
Scope and Contents

Andrew Jackson Munger was born in 1909 in Munger, Missouri.

Interview conducted on 28 June 1987 by Johan Carl Seagren. Digital transfer completed on 24 January 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 6-28-1987