Torres, Alex 1977-03-29

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Alex Torres, a Texas Employment Commission worker, discusses his family and experiences as a Mexican-American in Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alex Torres

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 29, 1977

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David G. Zepeda

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, Born: Harlingen, Texas (February 26, 1943), Parents, Grandparents, Father’s occupations, Farmer, City employee, Education, Grandparents, Parents, Moved to South Plains, Employment in Hereford, Texas, Integration in Harlingen, School, Spanish spoken, High school (graduated, 1961), Working conditions, Housing, College, Married (1966), Children, Educational aspirations for children, Moved to Lubbock (November 1970), Occupation, Texas Employment Commission, Anglo attitude in Hereford, Stereotype of Mexican-American.

Tape 1, Side 2: "Chicano", Llano Estacado Organization, Discrimination, Compliance with federal regulations.

Range Dates: 1943-1977

Bulk Dates: 1943-1977

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