Sainz, Reynoldo 1977-07

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Reynoldo Sainz discusses his work at his ranch.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Reynoldo D. Sainz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 1977

Location: Hebbronville, Texas

Interviewer: Rude Rocha

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1: his age and his life as a farmer; because of his age, he cannot work anymore as a farmer, but he still owns a number of cows that he personally takes care of; his life in the ranch when he was young; how they made bread and manual work of women; planting and the work of men in the fields; how children started to work so young; the kind of furniture he had in his house when he lived in the ranch; the religion in his life; the means of transportation; visits to the doctor when the children were sick; doctors and healers; the relationship between the workers and their bosses; food and home; old furniture is very odd or they do not even exist; what he knows of the Mexican revolution; stealing and selling of horses; smuggling; that authorities occasionally killed Mexicans, even though they were not bandits; people he knows from Lubbock.

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: original recording digitized, CD copy available in Reading Room

Transcript: Spanish and English draft transcripts available in Reading Room

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