Wilson, Mr and Mrs Juan 1973-03-27

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The Wilsons discuss their lives as migratory workers and describe the living conditions of Lubbock’s Mexican-American community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Juan Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 27, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew A. Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life, Migratory workers and work discussed, Family land in New Mexico and family traditions recalled, Moved to Tahoka area (1916), Character of migratory workers explored, Migratory work discussed, Mexican restaurants in Lubbock (1922), Mexican-American Lubbock families named and living conditions discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wilson family discussed, Correction on location of mother’s store noted, Jobs for Mexican-Americans named, Public works during the Depression remembered, Discrimination against Mexican-Americans related, Activity of Mexican consul cited, Discrimination (continued), Deportation of "wetbacks" noted, Family photograph described, Wages mentioned, Purchase of Lubbock home, Attitude toward migratory workers expressed, Migratory workers and their living conditions described, Education of children explained, Story of conflict with the city of Lubbock introduced.

Range Dates: 1916-1973

Bulk Dates: 1916-1950s

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