Urive, Santos 1973-05-26

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Santos Urive reviews his life and discusses living conditions for Mexican-Americans through the years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Santos Urive

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 26, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early life, Migration of family from Laredo to Martindale, Segregated, bilingual education remembered, Manor, Texas’ Mexican-American community described, Segregated barber shop in Manor cited, Pancho Villa as a hero cited, Recollection of work as a tenant farmer for a landlord, Farm profits and wages discussed, Move back to Manor (1924).

Tape 1, Side 2: Tenant farming for German landlord (1928-33) related, Political attitude, Depression farm prices given, Urive’s management of the farm after the German landlord’s death, Tenant farming at Pflugerville until 1937, Repatriation of Mexicans recalled, Discrimination in 1923 surveyed, Rumors of farm work opportunities on the High Plains, Migration to Stamford explained, Migration to Lubbock area (1930s-40s), Description of living conditions in Lubbock area recalled, Purchase of property in Lubbock and retirement there.

Range Dates: 1920-1973

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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