Ramirez de Garcia, Berta 1985-05-27
Berta Ramirez de Garcia tells of her childhood in Mexico. She discusses her education, her family’s background and wealth. She touches on some of the threats to hacienda owners, and tells the story of her grandfather’s kidnapping by an indigenous group. Finally she attempts to explain class discrimination in Mexico.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Berta Ramirez de Garcia
Additional Parties Recorded:
Date: May 27, 1985
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Yolanda Romero
Tape 1, Side 1:
Born September 17, 1926 in Colombia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico;
Parents divorce after two years;
Mother remarried to Leocadio Villareal;
Sent to private school at 5 years old;
Came home on holidays and summer vacation;
Fashions and generational gap;
Tape 1, Side 2: Threats and challenges faced by haciendas; Conflicts with Native-Americans; Kidnapping of Maternal Grandfather and his brother; Grandfather escapes but not his brother; Grandfather joins the Texas Rangers; Destructive Revolutionaries; Class discrimination in Mexico.
Original Recording Format: audio cassette
Recording Format Notes: digitized; CD available in Reading Room
Transcript: drafts of Spanish and English transcripts available in Reading Room
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