Jimenez, Porfirio 1973-03-24

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Railroad worker Porfirio Jimenez describes his career and expresses attitudes toward his work and environment. Jimenez became a citizen of the United States in 1971 after having lived in the country over 40 years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Porfirio Jimenez

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Date: March 24, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: First moved to the South Plains (1929), Work in Chicago recalled, Work with railroads on the South Plains (1930s), Railroad wages cited, Agricultural work discussed, Decision to stay in the United States and obtain citizenship examined, Clothing diet mentioned, Preference for speaking Spanish and other cultural preferences, Achievements noted, Moved to Lubbock (1947), Examination of attitude toward Lubbock barrio, Description of work and family.

Tape 1, Side 2: Migrant activity in Lubbock area described, No animosity toward migrants claimed, Occupations of Mexican-Americans surveyed, Education of children reviewed, Expresses contentment with environment, Attitude toward education given, Anecdote concerning family which returned to Mexico, Attitude toward the term and concept of "Chicano", Examination of feelings toward Mexican identity and gradual acculturation, No discrimination claimed.

Range Dates: 1929-1973

Bulk Dates: 1929-1973

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