Reyes, Daniel 1973-03-25
Lubbock resident Daniel Reyes entered the United States in 1914 and again in 1924 under circumstances which were not typical of most Mexican revolutionary refugees. He relates his experiences and discusses the difficulties of not having American citizenship.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Daniel Reyes
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: March 25, 1973
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina
Length: 1 hour
Tape 1, Side 1: Born 1910 in San Luis Potosi,
Immigrated to United States in 1914,
Father’s moves to San Antonio, Amarillo examined,
Reasons for immigration identified,
Family history related,
Living conditions with a railroad bridge building crew described,
Bilingual schooling recalled,
No discrimination claimed.
Tape 1, Side 2: Returned to Mexico in 1921,
Nature of work upon return to Mexico examined,
Work for uncle recalled,
Return to United States in 1924 to San Antonio,
Move to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, recalled,
Depression in Michigan described,
Move to Robstown, Texas,
Limitations of Mexican citizenship explored,
Decision to go into farm work,
Return to Mexico cited.
Range Dates: 1910-1973
Bulk Dates: 1914-1930s
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