Trujillo, Manuel 1977-07-09

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Manuel Trujillo recalls his experiences as a bracero worker in Grand Falls, Texas, and his later experiences as a United States citizen in Pecos.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Manuel Trujillo

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 09, 1977

Location: Pecos, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Birth (around 1925), Early childhood, First time in the United States (1947), Contract labor, Work in Mexico, First cotton-picking contract, Grand Falls, Texas, Kansas City, Kansas (1949), Railroad, Immigration, Back in the United States to stay (1952), Employment, Trans-Pecos Cotton Association, Grocery store jobs, Insurance company (1966-1971), Radio show (since 1958), Family’s life, Father’s occupation, Mother, traveling doctor, Brother and sister, University studies, Death of father, Hiring of braceros, Main terminal Chihuahua City, Mexico, Checking hands, Monterrey, Mexico (1949), Labor Department in Mexico, Governor, Move from Chihuahua to Grand Falls, No choice in destination, Payment for braceros, After the cotton season (1953).

Tape 1, Side 2: Employers, Conditions on the farms, Housing, Bathing, Numbers of braceros per farm, Foreman on farms, His 18-month contract, Barracks, Trans-Pecos Cotton Association, Health care, Saturdays in town, Groceries, Movie houses, Citizenship (1936), Working as a U. S. citizen, Different jobs, Involvement in city council (1969).

Range Dates: 1925-1977

Bulk Dates: 1947-1958

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