Kyle, Delma 1973-05-19

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Former border patrolman Delma Kyle discusses the deportation of Mexicans in the Lubbock area during the 1930s and describes Lubbock area labor camps.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Delma Kyle

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 19, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew A. Tijerina

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Work with Border Patrol reviewed, Immigration Law of 1924, Deportation and enforcement discussed, Lubbock County Border Patrol activities (1930s), Deportation problems and facts noted, Illegal aliens and braceros (1955-1964), Routes taken by illegal aliens and migrants given, Bracero program discussed, Lubbock labor camps located and described, Agricultural labor costs discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Agricultural labor costs (continued), Attitudes of farmers and Mexican-Americans toward "wetbacks" and the braceros recalled.

Range Dates: 1924-1964

Bulk Dates: 1924-1964

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