Colin, Alfonso 1976-09-16

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Alfonso Colin speaks of his life in West Texas, concentrating on his involvement with several Mexican-American service organizations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alfonso Colin

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Date: September 16, 1976

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Born, Navajo, Texas (1935), Mother, Spanish teacher, Move to Plainview, Texas (1951), Education, Job with Santa Fe Railroad, Marriage (1957), Move to California (1966), Parks and Recreation Department, Community Liaison, Return to Plainview, Texas (1975), Welding school, Job as welder, Director, Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Llano Estacado Organization, Business prospects for Mexican-Americans, Chamber of Commerce, Mexican-American organizations, Business climate, Competition, Plans for 16th of September Celebration (Fiesta Mexicana)

Tape 1, Side 2: Festivities for Mexican Independence Day, Fifth of May celebration, Meaning of the word "chicano", Confusion, Civil rights, Importance of education, Potential of Mexican-Americans, Importance of voting

Range Dates: 1935-1975

Bulk Dates: 1935-1975

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