Silvas, Mr and Mrs Frank 1976, 1998

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The Silvas discuss their lives as Mexican-Americans on the South Plains, including his life as a migrant farm worker and student at Texas Tech University.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Silvas

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 21, 1976; August 13, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda and Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Frank Silvas (born, 1948), Mrs. Frank Silvas (born, 1949), San Angelo, Texas, Parents, Grandparents, Grandparents’ occupations, Migrant, Carpenter, Farmers, Parents’ occupations, Migrants, Farmers, Dock foreman, Education, Grandparents, Parents, Frank Silvas, Mrs. Silvas, Family size, Draft involvement.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discrimination in schools, "Chicano", Employment, Frank Silvas, bilingual teacher, Migrant living conditions, Texas, Midwest.

Tape 2, Side 1: Frank Silvas, Born: Austin, Texas (October 11, 1948), Parents, Siblings, Jobs, Moving to Lubbock, Texas, Family, Childhood, Migrant farm work, Locations, Father, Jobs in Lubbock, Texas Tech University (1967-1968), Drafted in the Army (1969), Fort Bliss, basic training, Sent to Germany (18 months), Texas Tech University (again), Dean’s list, Professors, Challenges, Work ethic, Army (again), Learning, Minority students, Changes, Education, Importance.

Tape 2, Side 2: Education (continued), Migrant farm work (again), Working during school, Frenship High School, Migrant farm work (again), Traveling, Transportation, [Side ends after 10 minutes].

Range Dates: 1948-1998

Bulk Dates: 1948-1974

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