Moore, Harry 1974-01-25

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Harry Moore, former manager of the El Paso Valley Cotton Association, discusses the operation and purpose of his organization.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harry Moore

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 25, 1974

Location: El Paso, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Father’s career, family history, Function, purpose of El Paso Valley Cotton Association given, Farm labor contracting prior to Public Law 78, Certification problems noted, Association’s staff and operations described, Description of Association facilities, Farm wages discussed, Comments on farm mechanization, Drought of 1950s discussed, Dell City Association cited, Operations, character of the association reviewed, Influence of the association claimed, Candelaria family cited, Recollections of Catholic opposition, Bracero program defended.

Tape 1, Side 2: Defense of bracero program (continued), Attitude toward Dallas office, State Department given, Farmers’ protest meeting, refusal to contract examined, Blacklisting incident told, Criteria for insurance company given, Labor Department inspections discussed, Relationships between associations explored, Nature of job discussed, Distinctive nature of the El Paso Association examined, Mexican consulate discussed, Labor unions cited as cause for demise of the program.

Range Dates: 1950-1974

Bulk Dates: 1950-1974

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