Rendon, Dario 1977-01-15

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Dario Rendon discusses the life and work of Mexican-Americans on the South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dario Rendon

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 15, 1977

Location: Anton, Texas

Interviewer: David G. Zepeda

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early childhood, Sharecropping, San Antonio, Texas, Farming, Education, Father’s occupation, Welfare during Depression, Migrant farm work, Picking cotton, Grandfather, Sixth grade education (1946), Sharecropping in Anton, Texas (1947).

Tape 1, Side 2: Living conditions, Farm laborers, Spade, Texas (1950), Induction in the Army (1953), Impressions, Education, Rendon’s parents, Rendon’s children, Discharge from Army (1955), Married in August, Racial discrimination.

Tape 2, Side 1: Contract work (5 years), Employer relations, Welding, Johnson Manufacturing (1970), Llano Estacado, Formation in Hockley County, Expansion, Services.

Tape 2, Side 2: Welfare programs, Farm subsidy, Llano Estacado success, "Chicano", Bilingualism, Braceros problem, Bilingual education, Labor unions.

Range Dates: 1940-1977

Bulk Dates: 1946-1970

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