Morales, Raymond 1976-10-08

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Raymond Morales speaks of his life, education, employment, and involvement with the migrant program in local schools.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Raymond Morales

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 08, 1976

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Zepeda

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Temple, Texas, Family immigration to Texas (1912), Father, laborer, Migrant work, Move to Lubbock area (1950), Stay in New Deal, Texas, Move to Lubbock, San Jose Barrio, Move back to Temple, Return to Lubbock, Education, Mexico, Texas, High school drop-out, Children, Military service, College courses, Experiences in school, Rejection of the Mexican culture, Discrimination against Mexican-Americans, Adjustment to English language, Air Force (1959), Problem with Mexican name systems, Student at Texas Tech University, Father’s illness.

Tape 1, Side 2: Death of father, Computer programming school (Dallas, Texas), Employed with Dallas police department, Return to Lubbock, Employment, Dog catcher, Furr’s Meat Packers, General Electric Company, Marriage (1966), Farm workers’ movement in California, Texas Tech University, Degree in Spanish literature, Scholarship for graduate work, Master’s degree (1971), Employment with Educational Service, Graduate fellowship for doctorate work, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Bilingual education program, Education Consultant, migrant education, Teacher workshops, Summer institutes, Effect of migrant program, Meaning of the word "Chicano", Concept of culture, Minority struggle for rights.

Range Dates: 1912-1976

Bulk Dates: 1950-1971

Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:


Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.