The Benson Latin American Collection

StoryCorps Historias Collection

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator StoryCorps (Project)
Title StoryCorps Historias Collection
Dates: 2004-
Abstract Latino oral history interviews collected by StoryCorps for their Historias Initiative.
Accession No.
OCLC Record No.
Extent 2500 interviews
Language English and Spanish
Repository Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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Scope and Contents Note

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Historias Initiative interviews are accessible on site at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection by appointment. Contact the archivist at 512-495-4581.

Use Restrictions

All materials are copyrighted to StoryCorps. No duplication or re-use is permitted without permission of StoryCorps.


Index Terms

The StoryCorps Historias Collection is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
StoryCorps (Project) -- Archives
Hispanic Americans -- Biography

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: StoryCorps Historias Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

StoryCorps Historias Interviews

Interview-ID
MBY005668 Storyteller: Loya, Rita Elvia; Interviewer: Loya, Omar S. (wife/husband). Paonia Public Library, 2009-09-05T11:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Rita Elvia Loya (38) habla con su esposo Omar S. Loya (44) de cuando se conocieron, su emigracion a los Estados Unidos y lo que logran para sus hijos.
Rita Elvia Loya (38) talks with husband Omar S. Loya (44) about how they met, when they moved to the United States and what the want for their younger children.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:45 Omar empieza con la historia de como conocio a Rita. Recuerda que la vio en Chihuahua, Mexico. Se concocieron en la calle, pero Omar viajo al pueblo de Rita en Madero, Chihuahua para buscarla y alli es donde se juntaron.
09:05 Omar recuerda en 1996 cuando tuvo la idea de irse a los Estados Unidos. Rita no queria ir, pero la situacion economica lo forzo a viajar a Salt Lake City, Utah. Se quedo en Salt Lake City por un mes y regreso a su familia en Mexico desilucionado y sin dinero. Trato de trabajar como limpiador de carros en Utah, pero no adelanto.
14:23 Omar recuerda cuando regreso a los Estados Unidos en 1997. Esta vez llego a Colorado y si encontro trabajo. Regreso a Mexico nueve meses despues, con dinero, y luego regreso con su esposa Rita y sus dos hijas: Abril y Grisel.
17:00 Rita Elvia habla de cuando Omar le dijo que se queria ir a los Estados Unidos. Ella no queria venirse por que no sabia hablar ingles, sus hijas estaban chicas y no queria dejar a su familia.
29:00 Omar y Rita Elvia hablan de la mezcla de culturas entre su famila. Sus hijas son Americanas, pero quieren darles una educacion en cultura Mexicana tambien. Hablan espanol en casa, pero entienden que es importante reconozer que sus hijas son Americanas tambien.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Children
Community History
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Failures
First Meetings
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Town Life
Trends
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
bilingual
Bilingue
Chihuahua, Mexico
Ciudad Madera, Chihuahua
construction
economic beliefs and practices
emigration
ethnicity
Even Start
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Idiomas
illness
luck and fate
memories of former times
Mexico
personal experiences
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005704 Storyteller: Mayoral, Celia; Interviewer: De La Cruz, Alejandro (storyteller/facilitator). 2009-09-12T14:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Celia Mayoral (26) habla con Alejandro De La Cruz (28) del accidente de su hijo Miguel cuando tenía un mes, sus problemas físicos y su vida después del accidente ahora cual tiene tres años. [Celia Mayoral (26) talks with Alejandro De La Cruz (28) about her son Miguel's accident at the age of one month, his prognosis and his life now at the age of three.]
Facilitator Subject Log
Celia cuenta la historia de su hijo Miguel y el accidente que túvo cuando solo tenía un mes de nacido. Un carro choco contra el departaménto de Celia y tropello a su hijo Miguel.
Celia habla de los doctores que le dijieron que su hijo no iba sobrevivir. Celia describe que no quizo parar las maquinas por que sabía que Miguel iba sobrevivir.
Celia díce que Miguel estuvo en el hospital por dos meses y luego se lo llevaron a casa. Entre un año, Miguel empezo a caminar y hablar.
Celia recuerde que muchos de sus amigos le dieron el apoyo para adelantarse. Se recuerde que su amiga le ayudo alquilar un departamento. Tambien le ayudo a conseguir ayuda médica para su hijo.
Celia habla de Miguel hoy. Miguel tiene tres años y le gusta jugar fútbol, jugar con su hermano Jonathan quien tiene un año, habla señas y inglés, y va a preschool. Celia tiene mucha esperanza que su hijo va a lograr a ír al escuela y vivir una vida normal.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Childcare
Children
Traumatic Memories
General
accidents
bilingual
birth of first child
car accident
Children's Hospital
Cranial Damage
Denver, CO
head injury
illness
injuries
Intensive Care
mental illness
personal experiences
sign language
survival
Interview-ID
MBY005712 Storyteller: Montes, Cecilio; Storyteller: Jaramillo, Bertha; Interviewer: De La Cruz, Alejandro (esposa/esposo/interviewer). Paonia Public Library, 2009-09-13T17:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Cecilio Montes (46) habla con esposa Bertha Jaramillo (54) de cuando cruzaron la frontera, su mudanza a Paonia, CO con su familia y la muerte de su hijo Noel. [Cecilio Montes (46) talks with wife Bertha Jaramillo (54) about crossing the border, their move to Paonia, CO with their family and the death of their son.]
Facilitator Subject Log
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Anniversaries
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Dances
Death
Discrimination
Engagements
Extended Family
First Meetings
Grandchildren
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Racism
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
accidents
baile
car accident
cemetery traditions
Chihuahua
Coal mine
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
family characters
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
memories of former times
Mexicanos
money
personal experiences
Pueblos
religious beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005713 Storyteller: Logan, Alice; Interviewer: Humphrey, Melissa (grandmother/granddaughter). Paonia Public Library, 2009-09-14T09:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Alice talks about childhood. Melissa remembers her mother (and Alice's daughter), Elaine Humphrey who passed away from cancer.
Facilitator Subject Log
17:44 When Melissa's mom got sick, her sister Alicia needed to be taken care of. Everyone always listened to mom because she was always right.
21:30 "Did you ever think she was going to die? " No. "
30:10 Melissa's mom was so kind and patient, and Melissa doesn't feel as patient as a mother.
37:00 Mom always talked things through with her daughters. Melissa learned about motherhood by watching her mom. She was a loving person.
40:00 The hardest part is that Melissa's daughter Sidney doesn't have Elaine around. Melissa keeps lots of pictures around the house. Sidney cried every night after her grandmother died. It was hard for Melissa to watch her child grieve.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Burials
Cancer
Childcare
Children
Death
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Grandparents
Marriage
Parents
Siblings
Students
Teachers
General
alcohol
birth of first child
chemotherapy
childhood games
college
Colorado
family traditions
illness
Lymphoma
memories of former times
memories of growing up
MOM
mother
New Mexico
Paonia, CO
personal experiences
seizures
Spain
Interview-ID
MBY005730 Storyteller: Carranza, Adolph; Interviewer: Tschaepe, Eleanor (friend/friend). Paonia Public Library, 2009-09-18T12:30:00
Interview Description
Adolph Carranza Jr. (64) talks with friend Eleanor Tschaepe (73) about growing up in Santa Ana, CA, his different jobs and how he wants to be remembered.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:20 Adolph talks about growing up in Santa Ana. He was raised by his "mama "Dolores Luqin Caballero Carranza. He talks about growing up in th e "barrio. "
08:00 Adolph talks about working on fields when he was 4-years-old and earning women's wages for his work. He recalls going back to work when he got a little older, but was turned away because his employers told him he had to go to school. When he started working again, he was paid 75 cents an hour, then 80 cents an hour when he could do more work.
14:04 Adolph tells a story about woodcutting in the Sierras with his friend George and his brother. He remembers how trees and branches toppled on top of them because they didn't have the right equipment.
20:15 Adolph talks about what it was like to grow up in Santa Ana. He recalls having to abide by segregation rules by staying out of areas that were populated by Anglos. He also talks about his church going days.
22:58 Adolph tells a story about how the Salvation Army would donate Thanksgiving supplies when they were younger because his family was poor. He recalls his family setting aside cranberry sauce because they had no idea exactly what it was. He describes how they finally ate the sauce and would put it in tortillas.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Changes In Education
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Failures
First Job
Grades
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Accidents
Parents
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Teachers
Town Life
Trends
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
Barrio
Catholic
craft, skills, and procedures
Dolores Luqin Caballero Carranza
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Fiestas
Los Angeles Chicano
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexicano
money
Orange, Ca
Paul Revere Restaurant
personal experiences
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005752 Storyteller: Ramos, Henry; Interviewer: Ramos, Manuel (father/son). Public Library, Colorado Springs, 2009-09-26T12:30:00
Interview Description
Manuel Ramos (61) interviews his father, Henry Ramos (81) about his life.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:05 Henry was born in Mexico, and came to the United States with his family when he was 2 months old.
04:19 Henry talks about his high school experiences.
05:44 Henry tells the story of meeting his wife, Emma and their marriage in Raton, New Mexico when Henry was 18 years old.
11:40 Henry talks about his various job and work experiences.
19:48 Henry and his family move to Colorado Springs in 1964. Henry talks about his work in the union, and at a training school in Denver, CO.
27:33 Henry talks about his first return to Zacatecas, since leaving as a baby.
33:20 Henry offers reflections on his life, his accomplishments, and what he most proud of.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Basketball
Birth
Birthdays
Children
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Dances
Death
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Job
First Meetings
Genealogy
Graduation
Grandchildren
Grandparents
High School
Homecoming
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Retirement
Reunions
Schools
Siblings
Teachers
Tennis
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
accidents
Antonia Manuel
appearance
Arizona
Interview-ID
MBY005764 Storyteller: Muñoz-Mongar, Alberta; Interviewer: Ramponi, Rosana (friend/friend). Public Library, Colorado Springs, 2009-09-28T10:30:00
Interview Description
Rosana interviews her friend Alberta about her life coming from Mexico and raising a developmentally disabled son.
Facilitator Subject Log
11:10 Alberta met her husband in Fort Dix, NJ when they were in the Army. He was an American dreamboat.
14:49 Her son got his first job at Albertsons that he was so proud of, and he was crushed when it closed. Alberta met a friend, Kevin, who works with developmentally disabled youth and gave her son a job. He now has his driver's license and is in college learning how to do maintenance and it means the whole world to him.
22:12 Alberta decided she wanted to be more than an advocate for her son and she got her bachelors in special education. It took her 15 times to pass her test.
27:00 Alberta remembers standing on the bridge between Mexico and El Paso, TX and seeing the sun coming up and shining on the city and it seemed to say "come and get me because I have something for you. "
33:00 Alberta once took her daughter to Mexico to see her home town. She showed her where she used to make tortillas and tamales and her daughter immediately understood why she left. "If you ate sliced bread on the weekends you were rich. "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Education
Achievements and Awards
Army
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Organizations
Ethnic Foods
First Job
God
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Nursing
Schools
Special Education
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
advocacy
advocate
college
developmental disability
English
ESL
family doctor stories
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Fort Dicks, NJ
illness
immigration
marriage counseling
memories of former times
Mexico
money
Obama
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
ROTC
school day memories
Spanish
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005765 Storyteller: Archuleta, Dorotea M; Interviewer: Archuleta, Rey (wife/husband). Public Library, Colorado Springs, 2009-09-28T11:30:00
Interview Description
Dorotea Archuleta (71) talks with husband Rey Archuleta (72) about counseling couples for 32 years, at their church, before they get married.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:20 Dorothy talks about joining Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1957. She was looking for a job and wanted to join the Catholic church.
05:00 Dorothy tells the story about how they started a program to counsel couples wanting to get married. The program is called "Focus ", and it's affiliated with Our Lady of Guadalupe. She talks about how long it's been running and how her and Rey were chosen to run it.
08:30 Dorothy talks about what happens when the couples come in for counseling. She talks about the process and what they aim for as a program.
22:40 Dorothy and Rey talk about their own marriage. They've been married 51 years and describe what their wedding was like. Rey remembers proposing to Dorotea at a Drive-In and eventually marrying her when he took a leave of absence from the Air Force.
26:55 Rey and Dorothy talk about the advice that they wish to give married couples today. They say communication and respect are the most important elements to a marriage. Rey says, "People need to get to know each other before they get married. "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Air Force
Anniversaries
Children
Community Characters
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Engagements
First Job
First Meetings
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Marriage
Occupational Traditions
Town Life
Trends
Weddings
Workday Life
General
Catholic
church
counseling
Counseling Programs
Couples Counseling
craft, skills, and procedures
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Litton Data Systems
Married Couples
memories of growing up
money
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
travels
vacation
Interview-ID
MBY005778 Storyteller: Tutt, Claudia; Interviewer: Palmer, Rick (coworker/caseworker). Penrose Public Library, Colorado Springs, 2009-10-02T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Rick Palmer (57) interviews Claudia Tutt (36) about her life, and the recent challenges she has overcome since coming to Partners in Housing. Rick is Claudia's case worker.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:10 Claudia explains how she came to the United States, and what brought her to Partners in Housing, specifically.
07:30 Claudia reflects on what she sees for her future.
08:18 Claudia talks about her various work experiences.
12:23 Claudia talks about her two children, Robin and Chloe, and what it is like to be a mother.
19:03 Claudia talks about the importance of her family. She is one of 12 children. She has not seen most of her family for 5 years.
24:04 Claudia talks specifically about her mother, their relationship, and the different lessons Claudia has learned from her.
33:12 Claudia explains what she is most proud of at this point in her life.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Best Friends
Birth
Bosses
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Christmas
Citizenship
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Cooking
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Divorce
Extended Family
Football
God
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Prayer
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Students
Surgery
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
angels
appearance
banquets
bilingual
birth of first child
Broadmoor Hotel
brother
Catholic
cleaning
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
Colorado State University
craft, skills, and procedures
Danielle Steel
data collection
daughter
dictionary
economic beliefs and practices
English
ESL
ethnicity
ex-husband
family reunions
family traditions
finances
first impression of America
GED
Homeless
illness
immigration papers
language
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
Mexico City, Mexico
Modeling
money
mother
music
Ohio
outdoors
Partners in Housing
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
prejudice
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
religious beliefs and practices
Rosary
server
sister
social services
social worker
son
Spanish
spouse
therapy
tutoring
United States
Virgin Mary
Interview-ID
MBY005779 Storyteller: Sanchez, Wilbert E; Interviewer: Sanchez, Luisa (husband/wife). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-02T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Wilbert E. Sanchez (71) talks with wife Luisa Sanchez (68) about living in San Luis, CO and their marriage.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:13 Luisa describes how she met Wilbert in a San Luis, CO variety store. She was the clerk and he was there to buy tissue. They chatted briefly and then went on to date.
04:40 Wilbert talks about being raised on a farm in San Luis, CO. The farm was purchased by his family and he remembers there was livestock and vegetables. His family was completely self-sufficient. He talks about taking care of sheep.
12:20 Luisa talks about growing up with her grandmother in San Luis, CO. She remembers the roads of San Luis weren't paved, except for the Downtown area. She recalls it being a very cold place and having to walk to school when she was younger.
17:00 Luisa and Wilbert talk about their first date. Wilbert picked Luisa up in a 1960 Starline, which was black with red interior. Luisa recalls the car had windshield wipers that squirted water and she had never seen anything like that before.
25:15 Luisa talks about her family, her children and her new grandchild Emma Rose. She talks about how being married to Wilbert has been great.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Architecture
Children
Christmas
Community Businesses
Community History
Corner Stores
Death
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Farm Life
First Job
First Meetings
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
1941 Chevy
1960 Starline
agriculture
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
cows
ethnicity
family expressions
family members in history
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Great Depression stories
Hewlitt Packard
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
Pike's Peak
religious beliefs and practices
San Luis, CO
school day memories
seasons
sheep
spouse
street patterns
Interview-ID
MBY005787 Storyteller: Diaz-Rivera-Cleveland, Linda; Interviewer: Diaz-Rivera, Michael (mother/son). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-03T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Michael Diaz-Rivera (23) interviews his mother, Linda Diaz-Rivera-Cleveland (46) about her life, focusing on her experience as a mother.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:31 Linda talks about her parents and how she was influenced by them.
03:45 Linda talks about growing up at an early age and going through some difficult times. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a mom.
09:46 Michael asks Linda to list 5 good and 5 bad qualities about him.
12:02 Linda shares her favorite quotation, and Michael asks her to complete the sentence from Forrest Gump, "Life is like... "
14:15 Linda talks about being a mother, a friend, and a daughter.
17:00 Michael asks his mom to design a billboard if she were to sell Michael. Michael does the same for his mom.
19:13 Linda offers Michael advice for the future. Both talk about what he might be like as a father.
22:19 Linda talks more about her childhood, and her parent's personalities.
25:37 Linda, on being a single parent. Michael talks about how it's impacted his views of women.
27:14 Linda talks about always wanting to be mom, and how she finally she came to be one. She talks about the differences between moms then and now.
31:30 Linda's first thoughts after giving birth to Michael.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Art
Birth
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Death
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Fear
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Middle School
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Workday Life
Identity
Military
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
billboard
birth of first child
Canada
daughter
designing
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family expressions
family traditions
Father
Forrest Gump
Fred Diaz-Rivera
Homeless
husband
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
mother
Patricia Diaz-Rivera
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
pregnancy and pre-natal care
Puerto Rico
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
single mother
social beliefs and practices
son
spouse
Tacoma, WA
women
Interview-ID
MBY005806 Storyteller: Barrera, José "Joe"; Interviewer: Barrera, Juan (father/son). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-07T10:30:00
Interview Description
José "Joe" Barrera (63) talks with son Juan Barrera about his childhood and his identity as a Chicano.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:00 José talks about being from the Southeast portion of Texas, specifically a town called Mercedes, TX near Brownsville, TX. He talks about his earliest memory there.
04:49 José talks about the day Juan was born. He remembers Juan being born at home with a midwife and describes the scene.
16:40 José talks about his Literature degree and his progression to his Doctoral degree in Literature from the University of Texas, Austin. He talks about Chicano literature and the authors that he studied with during his time in college.
28:00 José talks about his work as a community activist and volunteer. He also talks about his work in Human Relations in the city of Colorado Springs.
32:40 José talks about what he believes it means to be a Chicano in 2009. He talks about the history of Chicanos, the term's definition and the responsibility Chicanos have in the United States.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
Fear
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Identity
General
Americo Paredes
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
Azteca
Aztlan
birth of first child
Brownsville, TX
Chicano
Chicano Literature
city government
college
community worthies
coyote
diversity
El Valle Del Rio Grande
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Frontier
gender
Gregorio Perez
historical events/people
Human Relations
influential people
mediation
Mercedes, TX
Mexica
minority
Oscar Acosta
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
ritual foods
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Southeast Texas
spouse
University of Texas, Austin
"With His Pistol In His Hand"
Interview-ID
MBY005807 Storyteller: Richardson, Aida M.; Interviewer: Velez, Joyce-Anne (friend/friend). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-07T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Joyce (58) and her friend, Aida (59)talk about Aida's diagnosis of breast cancer, dealing with her treatment, and both being health educators.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:22 Aida finding out that she had a lump in her breast and her doctor advising her to wait 6 months.
4:00 Joyce explain how they are both "promotaras "(health educators) for the Latina community.
12:54 How Aida felt going through radiation.
27:09 Joyce and Aida became friends by working with an organization called Juntas.
34:20 How they would both liked to be remembered.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Community
Best Friends
Community Organizations
Doctors
First Meetings
Job Satisfaction
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
breast cancer
Colorado Springs
health education
illness
juntas
Latinas
mammogram
medical field
personal experiences
promotaras
radiation
social beliefs and practices
spouse
support groups
Interview-ID
MBY005808 Storyteller: Sanchez, Rosalinda; Interviewer: Abeyta, Carmen (friend/friend).Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-07T12:30:00
Interview Description
Rosalinda Sanchez (43) and Carmen Abeyta (63) talk about their experiences as Latinas and Chicanas, their families and their experience with "curanderos ", or healers.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:48 Rosalinda was born in Washington State. Her parents were migrant farmers with a cucumber farm. Carmen was born in Montrose, CO and her parents were also farmers.
09:30 Rosalinda talks about dealing with racism and discrimination in her life. She describes what it was like to be a Chicana girl in school. She was only two of 10 Latino kids that graduated from high school.
16:30 Carmen talks about her experiences with racism and discrimination in school. She remembers all the kids in her school making fun of the way Mexicans spoke and what they ate, and she remembers being in denial about her culture.
19:55 Rosalinda tells a story about her first year in college, when she was 17, and an experience she had with a girl who used a derogatory term for Hispanics.
25:00 Carmen talks about a time during college when she heard a lecture by a "Curandera "[healer]. She recalls thinking that it was amazing that the college would invite this person from her culture to share her teachings.
36:40 Rosalinda and Carmen talk about what they've learned from their experiences with racism and discrimination.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Abuse
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
Fear
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Histories
Parents
Racism
Recipes
Schools
Schoolyard Bullies
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
college
Cucumber Farm
curandera
economic beliefs and practices
El Mal Ojo
Empacho
ethnicity
family expressions
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
farm
first impression of America
Future Farmers of America
illness
influential people
magical beliefs and practices
memories of former times
memories of growing up
migrant workers
National Society of Leadership and Success
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
scientific beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
Spic
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005809 Storyteller: Blea, José A.; Interviewer: Blea-Nunez, Grace (father/daughter). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-07T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Grace (47) interviews her father, José (75), about his childhood in New Mexico, meeting his wife for the first time, and his children.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:30 José's best memories from childhood were getting new toys and a horse from his father.
12:40 José didn't know English when he first started school. He could only speak Spanish.
19:30 José was working at a State Hospital the first time he met his wife. They met at a dance.
31:15 The vacations José and his children would go on.
36:43 Words of wisdom that José would like to pass on to his grandchildren.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Children
Dances
Earliest Memories
Farm Life
First Meetings
Grandchildren
Marriage
Parents
Town Life
Workday Life
General
birth certificate
Catholic Church
childhood games
college
craft, skills, and procedures
electricity
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
homestead
horses
land grant
Las Vegas, NM
memories of growing up
middle name
New Mexico
personal experiences
Pueblo
running water
school day memories
spouse
State Hospital
steel manufacturing
words of wisdom
Interview-ID
MBY005836 Storyteller: Trujillo, Benjamin Herman; Interviewer: Trujillo, Henry Joséph (uncle/nephew). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-12T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Henry and Ben remember growing up in Colorado and discuss their family history.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:00 Ben and Henry's family came from Spain via Mexico to Colorado.
3:30 Both Ben and Henry were born and raised in Fountain CO, where everyone knew everybody.
7:10 Spent time of the ranch, helping their family farm cattle and sheep. They were poor and only had their family to rely on.
18:00 Ben remembers gathering around his grandmother and listening to her tell stories. She never talked about being Indian. She would entertain the kids with adventure stories.
22:10 Henry was in the Navy, working as a cook on submarines. He remembers seeing Siberia through the periscope. He remembers feeling young and invincible.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Air Force
Bosses
Children
Death
Extended Family
Farm Life
Genealogy
Graduation
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Navy
Parents
Siblings
Teachers
Town Life
War Stories
Workday Life
Military
Stories
General
Air Corps
American Indian
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
apprenticeships
Benji
Broadmoor
Catholic
Catholic Holy Week
cattle
England
ethnicity
Europe
family characters
family traditions
farm
farming
Fountain, CO
grandmother
Great Depression stories
Korea
La Vida Pass
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
Mule trains
New Mexico
penetentes
personal experiences
pitero
prejudice
ranch
religious beliefs and practices
reunion
school day memories
Sea of Japan
sheep
Spanish
spouse
storytelling
submarine
Interview-ID
MBY005843 Storyteller: Capelli Anschutz, Domenica "Minnie"; Interviewer: Anschutz Stenicka, Cynthia "Cyd" (mother/daughter). Penrose Public Library , 2009-10-14T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Cynthia "Cyd " interviews her mom, Domenica "Minnie ", about her life.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:58 Minnie loved her father. He grew up in Italy but traveled a lot and spoke many languages. Her mother was from New Mexico and spoke Spanish, not English.
5:10 Minnie started working young. She worked from 4-7am in a bakery and then went to school and sold movie tickets after school.
7:05 After high school she worked for a carrot company in NM. They had a lot of Native American and seasonal workers. She carried $10,000 in cash to pay the men at 4pm every day.
34:28 Both Cyd and Minnie are around senior citizens a lot. Minnie advises seniors to stay active and keep an open mind. She doesn't feel old.
38:18 She learned English when she went to school. She was never allowed to speak Spanish at school. Her mother learned some English from her and she helped her dad wit his English.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Children
Christmas
Clubs
Death
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
First Meetings
Genealogy
Grandparents
Homecoming
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Siblings
Workday Life
General
Air Corps
carols
church
Colorado Springs, CO
Costa Rica
English
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
Grants, NM
Great Depression stories
illness
Italian
Italy
John Church Company
luminaria
memories of former times
memories of growing up
neighbors
New Mexico
old woman
personal experiences
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
Salinas, CA
school day memories
seniors
Spanish
spouse
Vacation Bible School
YMCA
Interview-ID
MBY005844 Storyteller: Gonzalez, Dennis R; Interviewer: Ricks, Denise (father/daughter). Penrose Public Library , 2009-10-14T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Denise Ricks (29) interviews her father, Dennis Gonzales (56) about his life.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 Denis talks about his ethnic background, and the progression of labels he identified himself as.
03:52 Dennis shares memorable stories from his childhood in Pueblo, CO.
09:40 Dennis talks about his parents. His mother was a stay-at-home mom and used to drive him to school. He recalls the cooking she did. She and his father would go dancing on weekends.
14:31 Dennis recalls joining the Air Force, and shares some of his first memories of his time in the military.
23:10 Dennis recalls how he met his wife, Yolanda. She was crocheting and had tomato cans in her hair.
27:10 Dennis recalls the births of his daughters, and recalls memories of Denise growing up.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Army
Best Friends
Birth
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Dances
Death
Discrimination
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Newspapers
Parents
Siblings
Singing
Street Sellers
Thanksgiving
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
Angela Gonzales
appearance
birth of first child
Chicano
childhood games
chili
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
dancing
Denver, CO
doughnuts
ethnicity
family favorite songs and poems
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Goat Hill
Hispanic
Italian-American
Latino
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
NSA
Oxford Hotel
paperboy
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
prejudice
Pueblo, CO
regrets
ritual foods
salesmen
San Antonio, TX
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spanish
spouse
street patterns
Theresa Gonzales
Tortillas
Vietnam
Washington
World War II
WWII
Yolanda Gonzales
Interview-ID
MBY005845 Storyteller: Williams, Sean "Gadget"; Interviewer: Culver, Sara (interviewer/interviewee). Penrose Public Library , 2009-10-14T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Facilitator Sara interviews Sean aka Gadget about his life on the streets.
Facilitator Subject Log
7:37 Sean had a horrible childhood and saw his way out as by finding love and family like he saw in the Lion King.
11:50 He still thinks he won't make it much longer. He just wants a girl and a job like everyone else. Addicted to the streets. Doesn't know who to trust.
19:58 He loves Angela. They do a song together called, Falling, about the strength to keep going. Gadget wants to be happy, but he is falling.
21:17 He has had lots of disappointment in love. His first love took off. He wants someone to be there for him, to take off his shoes, to accept you even if they don't always agree.
25:40 Did Simba and Nala always get along? No, but they worked on it.
26:03 Gadget is still often on the streets, and he doesn't always focus on what the right path is. He still has the will to do what is right. He doesn't want to repeat the mistakes of his father.
32:32 Gadget wants to make it in the music industry. He wants a normal life "like you."
34:17 Sings and raps a verse from "Falling ".
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Family
Abuse
Addictions
Death
Failures
Favorite Programs
Gangs
Listening Habits
Love
Prison Life
Punishments
Rape
Recitations
Singing
Urban Life
Workday Life
General
accidents
breezy
cigarettes
Colorado Springs, CO
Disney's The Lion King
drugs
FAM Records
family naming and nicknames
Foster
foster care
gang violence
guns
hood
jail
marijuana
movies
Nala
New York City
New York, NY
prison
rapper
rapping
regrets
sexual abuse
Simba
smoking
streets
The Lion King
treatment center
violence
weed
Interview-ID
MBY005846 Storyteller: Salazar, Alfie Casaus; Interviewer: Martinez, Deborah Martinez (friend/friend). Penrose Public Library , 2009-10-14T15:30:00
Interview Description
Deborah Martinez (55) interviews her friend, Alfie Salazar (74) about her life, especially in relation to her identity as Hispanic.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:19 Alfie talks about her patents, and her childhood on her father's farm in Monte Vista, CO where she was born.
06:14 Alfie tells stories of the magpie bird tattle telling (in Spanish!) on Alfie and her siblings and cousins when they would get into trouble.
10:21 Alfie recalls moving to Pueblo when she was 9 years old and the Adobe house her family lived in. Alfie had many responsibilities, as the eldest of 12 children.
17:05 Alfie shares memories of going to school. She was not allowed to speak Spanish.
28:55 In high school, Alfie's counselor told her she could never be a secretary because she was Mexican. Alfie talks about the impact this had on her life.
34:24 Alfie reads the poem, "Shattered Dreams, "that she wrote reflecting on the racist experience she had with the high school counselor.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Architecture
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Extended Family
Farm Life
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Poetry
Racism
Recitations
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Workday Life
Writing
Identity
General
Adobe House
appearance
childhood games
church
cohorts (groups of friends)
counselor
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
ethnicity
family favorite songs and poems
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
farming
field work
Flying Like the Wind
house cleaning
illness
magpie
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
Monte Vista, CO
paper flowers
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
prejudice
Pueblo, CO
religious beliefs and practices
Salt Creek, CO
San Luis Valley, CO
school day memories
secretary
social beliefs and practices
South Creek, CO
spanglish
Spanish
spouse
"Scattered Dreams"
Interview-ID
MBY005848 Storyteller: Blea, Jane P.; Interviewer: Blea-Nunez, Grace (mother/daughter). Penrose Public Library, 2009-10-16T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Jane P Blea (76) talks with daughter Grace Blea-Nunez (47) about growing up in Villanueva, NM (a town her grandparents founded), meeting her husband and raising her family in Colorado.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:20 Jane was born and raised in Villanueva, NM. The village was founded by her grandparents who were Gallegos from Spain. They founded the town, which was originally named "Cuesta ", but was then changed to Villanueva.
09:50 Jane tells the story about meeting her husband at a dance. She remembers her husband asking her to dance for the first time and then dated, married and eventually raised a family.
14:00 Jane recalls her family raising a lot of cattle on their land in New Mexico. She talks about the family cuisine and describes all of the different cattle that supplied their meat.
21:30 Jane tells a story about taking her son John to get his first job. They went to King Sooper's and he ended up getting a job at Taco Bell.
31:20 Jane talks about her travels with her family. She specifically mentions two trips: Ethiopia & Bolivia.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Reading
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Students
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
Adelina Gallegos
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
Bolivia
church
craft, skills, and procedures
Cuesta
Ethiopia
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Gallegos
illness
memories of growing up
missionary
money
Navigators
New Mexican
personal experiences
Ramon N. Villanueva
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
spouse
street patterns
Interview-ID
MBY005864 Storyteller: Chavez (Solis), Pauline Rita; Interviewer: Bennett, Lana (friend/friend). 204 South Main Street , Wichita, 2009-10-22T12:30:00
Interview Description
Lana interviews Rita about her life and her hispanic heritage.
Facilitator Subject Log
10:19 By the time she was in High School Rita started to experience discrimination. She dated the one Mexican boy in town (whose parents expected them to get married), but she didn't like him.
15:01 Rita remembers having to sit upstairs at the theater because she was a "kid of color. " She once wasn't served in a restaurant in Newton and the waitress told them she could serve them out back.
20:20 Rita didn't know her father until 1993. He approached her while she was selling t-shirts. He was short like her and introduced himself. They had their first Thanksgiving together in 1994. He died the next year.
37:30 Rita is thankful her grandfather made her speak Spanish.
44:49 All Mexicanos are Indians. Indigenous people. The food is very similar. Indian bread/Sopapillas. Artwork is similar. Rita has problems with Christopher Colombus being in the history books.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Alcoholism
Addictions
Children
Discrimination
Divorce
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
Gardening
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Racism
Schools
Segregation
Thanksgiving
Town Life
Identity
General
Bizarre, KS
border
Cesar Chavez
drugs
El Matador
Emporia, KS
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family reunions
Gladstone, KS
Guadalajara
Hispanic
Hunter Health Clinic
Indian
Kiki Camarena
Latina
Latino
Mama Rita
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
Native American
personal experiences
prejudice
Project Freedom
Red Ribbon
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
Santa Fe Railroad
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spanish
spouse
Tacos
Interview-ID
MBY005884 Storyteller: Cabral, Randolph Christopher; Interviewer: Johnson, Heidi Christine (friend/friend). 204 South Main Street , Wichita, 2009-10-25T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Randolph Christopher Cabral (55) is interviewed by his friend, Heidi Christine Johnson (38) about his father going blind and his invention of the Braille American flag.
Facilitator Subject Log
:51 interest in Braille started when his father started losing his sight
3:46 father was confused about his cultural identity; am I Mexican or am I American?; considered himself American; father worked on the railroad
14:46 eleven siblings; middle child; close family; grew up in "brown town "in Hutchinson, KS
22:40 father liked to put the American out on the front porch; glaucoma; no one put the flag out for him
34:00 Braille American flag; Arlington National Cementery; where you can find the flag around the United States
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Death
Engagements
First Meetings
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Reading
Schools
Town Life
Urban Life
War Stories
Workday Life
General
AFL-CIO
Barack Obama
Blind Rights
braille
Braille American Flag
Chicago
college
construction
family characters
family heroes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
glaucoma
Hutchinson, KS
illness
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
railroad
social beliefs and practices
transcribing
translating
Wichita, KS
Interview-ID
MBY005906 Storyteller: Garcia, Lawrence D.;Interviewer: Culver, Sara (storyteller/facilitator). 204 South Main Street , Wichita, 10/31/2009
[English]
Interview Description
Lawrence "Larry "Garcia is interviewed by facilitator, Sara Culver about his childhood in rural Kansas, his service in the Marine Corps and how he became the fire chief in Wichita, KS for 22 years.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:01 born in 1936 in small community in Western Kansas; father could hardly speak English
4:25 only two of his siblings graduated from high school; interpreting for their father
15:40 Marine Corps was a real turn around; decision not to go to college; summer jobs working the harvest; served four years in the Marine Corps
22:00 seeing fire trucks race past him to a fire; watched the fire fighters work the fire; little lady trying to get out; saved the little lady and the fire chief saw him
33:40 assigned to an all-white station; Marine Corps was integrated; Chief planned to integrate using Larry first and putting him a white station
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Bosses
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Death
Discrimination
First Meetings
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Occupational Accidents
Parents
Schools
Segregation
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
Identity
General
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
craft, skills, and procedures
ethnicity
family characters
family heroes
family trips and excursions
Firefighter
firefighting
high school athletics
influential people
integration of Wichita Fire Department
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican-American
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
speaking English
speaking Spanish
trips to Kansas City
Wichita Fire Chief
Wichita Fire Department
Interview-ID
MBY005915 Storyteller: Rivas, Charles "Chuck " R.; Interviewer: Stumblingbear, Lynn (cousin/cousin). 204 Main Street , Wichita, 2009-11-01T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Chuck Rivas (71) talks with his cousin Lynn Stumblingbear (60) about the peace lance the Wichita Warrior Society presented in Washington DC as the Vietnam Memorial.
Facilitator Subject Log
:57 Wichita Intertribal War Memorial staff; description of the staff or peace lance made in honor of Vietnam and Korean War vets and MIAs; beadwork and eagle feathers
9:20 presenting peace lance in Washington DC; choosing the tree to cut down for the lance; ceremony
19:04 Going to the Vietnam Memorial one last time; ground was hot where the lance was buried
22:48 Chuck's coming back from Vietnam; mother fainted when he came home
30:45 Warrior Society; relationship with Lynn; finding out they were cousins; daughters were children that played together
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Children
Community History
Community Organizations
Cousins
Extended Family
Histories
Parents
Supernatural Legends
Traumatic Memories
Visions
War Stories
Identity
General
ceremonies
ceremony
Ceremony of the Peace Lance
Chickasaw Nation
cohorts (groups of friends)
Cutting down the tree to make the peace lance
dream about peace lance
ethnicity
family reunions
friendship
historical events/people
influential people
Korean War Veterans
law enforcement
lodges
luck and fate
magical beliefs and practices
Memorials
memories of former times
mental illness
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
prayers
PTSD
religious beliefs and practices
rituals
spouse
Vietnam Veterans
Vietnam War Memorial
War Lance
Warrior Society
Wichita Intertribal War Memorial
Wichita, KS
Interview-ID
MBY005954 Storyteller: Bravo, Efren;Interviewer: Bravo, Jael (father/daughter). 204 Main Street, Wichita, 2009-11-09T10:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Jael intrevisa a su padre, Efren, sobre su viaje a los Estados Unidos, su familia y valores, y su historia. Jael interviews her father, Efren, about his journey to the US, his family and values, and his history.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:29 Efren enseñó a sus hijos que la educación es lo más importante. Con la educación se puede crecer.
Efren taught his children that education is the most important. Education allows you to grow.
13:50 Efren siempre mira al futuro. Cuando hay dificultades, siempre tiene ell futuro también. El recuerdo trabajando en Fresno donde conoció a César Chávez. Aprendió mucho de él.
Efren has an optimistic outlook. Despite difficulties, there is always the future. He remembers working in Fresno in CA and meeting Cesar Chavez. He learned a lot from him.
17:30 El crecí con su abuela, por que no tenia padres. El aprendí a escuchar a los viejos que saben más.
He grew up with his grandmother. He was an orphan. He learned to listen to older wiser people.
33:38 Una tristeza para Jael es que ella tiene su diploma pero no puede trabajar. Jael has her diploma but can not work, which is a sad disappointment for her.
39:36 Todos los padres quieren una hija como Jael. Ellos no tienen secretos.
All fathers want a daughter like Jael. They are completely open and honest with each other.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Education
Family
Achievements and Awards
Community Businesses
Dreams
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Marriage
Town Life
Workday Life
General
America
daughter
emotion
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
Father
government
honesty
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
personal experiences
pride
residency
resident
social beliefs and practices
Interview-ID
MBY005955 Storyteller: Arteaga, Cirilo P.; Interviewer: Benitez, Carolyn (friend/friend). 204 Main Street , Wichita, 2009-11-09T12:30:00
Interview Description
Carolyn Benitez (54) interviews her friend, Cirilo Arteaga (85) about his life experiences as a Mexican American, including his childhood and schooling in Wichita, his work as an interpreter, and his involvement in sports.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:13 Cirilo recalls his childhood neighborhood, growing up in the barrio area of Wichita, KS.
04:37 Cirilo talks about his parents, their experience crossing the border, and what they did for work. He recalls the death of his father.
08:50 Cirilo's brother served in World War II, but papers were never signed so that he could receive his citizenship.
09:46 Cirilo talks about his mother, who was laid off for not having citizenship. As a result, Cirilo dedicated his life to helping people, and volunteering in the community
14:17 Cirilo recalls his schooling experiences growing up. He talks about the segregation and prejudice he witnessed and experienced.
17:55 Cirilo talks about his involvement in sports, as a Mexican American and the different accolade members of the Mexican community have received in various sporting events.
31:13 Cirilo speaks more broadly about issues of discrimination, prejudice, citizenship, and immigration laws.
39:03 Cirilo expresses feelings of gratitude and privelge for the opportunities that have been made available to the people of this country. "We are the luckiest people in the world, "he explains.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Basketball
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Citizenship
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Death
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Football
Golf
Immigration Stories
Investitures And Initiations
Labor Day
Memorial Day
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Schools
Segregation
Siblings
Students
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
Armistice Day
boot maker
border crossing
cohorts (groups of friends)
craft, skills, and procedures
El Barrio
ethnicity
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Father Giles
favorite hangouts and haunts
Great Depression stories
Hellers Grove
immigration law
Independence Day
integration
interpreter
leather
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
Mexican American
Mexican American Basketball Tournament
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
sewing
social beliefs and practices
state champions
street patterns
translator
US citizenship
US Post Office
Veterans Day
Wichita, KS
wrestling
"greaser"
Interview-ID
MBY005956 Storyteller: Rosales, Carmen;Interviewer: Garcia, Delia (mother/daughter). 204 Main Street , Wichita, 2009-11-09T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Delia interviews her mom about being adopted, reuniting with her 17 siblings, and her brain aneurysm.
Facilitator Subject Log
13:44 Carmen had a brain aneurysm. Her heard the doctor telling her daughters that she had a 2% chance of survival.
15:43 Today Carmen can vote for her daughter in the state legislature. She cries every time she votes. Her father, Ralph, would have loved voting for Delia. He thought it was a privilege and would dress up every time he went to vote.
23:35 Carmen's father cracked under the pressure of raising a large family in Texas and fearing immigration. He abandoned the family, and Delia was adopted by a family friend.
27:59 Carmen's biological mother, Socorro, used to take her to be babysat by her adopted mother, Connie, in Texas. Connie didn't always tell Carmen the truth about her history as she grew up.
29:57 Delia called her biological abuelita Socorro when her mother had her aneurism. She broke down and apologized to Delia. Delia realizes the truth is no longer important. Her family history has made her sensitive to immigration issues in the community.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Adoption
Birth
Catholicism
Childcare
Community Businesses
Death
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Fear
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Parents
Pets
Rivalries
Siblings
General
Abuela
Alamo, TX
aneurism
appearance
college
Connie's Mexican Restaurant
ethnicity
family reunions
family trips and excursions
illness
immigration
influential people
José Angel
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
politician
regrets
rehab
religious beliefs and practices
Socorro
Spanish
state legislature
Texas
Wichita, KS
Interview-ID
MBY005973 Storyteller: Garcia, Maria O.; Interviewer: Garcia, Adrian (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-19T10:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Maria O Garcia (85) habla con su hijo Adrian Garcia (48) de su vida en Mexico y cómo llegó a vivir en Texas. [Maria O Garcia (85) talks with son Adrian Garcia (48) about her life in Mexico and how she came to live in Texas.]
Facilitator Subject Log
01:15 Maria nacio en Guadalajara y vivio en Jalisco hasta los ocho años. Despues, sus papas se fueron a Ciudad de Mexico.
09:19 Maria habla de su vecino "Nacho "que ultimamente llego a ser su esposo. Lo conocio cuando tenia 16 años.
18:30 Maria cuenta la historia de su primer embarazo con su hijo Victor. El niño nacio a los siete meses de embarazo pero sobrevivio.
21:20 Maria habla de su tercer hijo Gilberto y la pneumonia que le dio. Esa enfermedad era la razon porque su esposo y sus otros hijos se fueron a los E.E.U.U.
37:40 Maria habla del orgullo que tiene por sus hijos. Habla de como llego a Texas.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Birthdays
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Failures
First Meetings
Grades
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Town Life
Urban Life
Weddings
General
accidents
birth of first child
border
Comex
economic beliefs and practices
Enco
ethnicity
family doctor stories
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Frontera
Gasolinera
illness
Jalisco
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Nacho
personal experiences
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Trabajo
Interview-ID
MBY005974 Storyteller: Sepúlveda, Felix;Interviewer: Sepúlveda, Carl (father/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-19T12:30:00
Interview Description
Felix Sepúlveda (77) is interviewed by his son, Carl Sepúlveda about coming to the United States from Perú to do his medical residency in Florida.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:25 Felix landed in Miami as a medical student working as a intern in the emergency room
12:16 moving to Houston from Florida; loved Florida because it was similar to Perú; finished residency in pediatrics
19:34 Felix's mother encouraged him to stay in the U.S.; Felix's relationship with his mother
25:34 spending summers in Lima; Felix moving from one part of Peru to another
32:13 idol was Ernest Hemingway; what made Felix become a doctor?
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Extended Family
First Job
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
Abuela
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
anesthesia
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
doctor
Dr. Denton Cooley
emergency room
Ernest Hemingway
family characters
family heroes
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Galveston, TX
graduate school
Houston, TX
influential people
injuries
internal medicine
Internship
Lima, Peru
medical school
meeting Gregory Hemingway
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Miami, Florida
mother
moving from Tarma, Peru to Lima, Peru
pediatrics
personal experiences
physician
residency
residents
school day memories
schoolyard games
scientific beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
studying
summers in Peru
Tarma, Peru
Tía
Interview-ID
MBY005975 Storyteller: Torres, Candy Maria; Interviewer: Henry-Lester, Whitney (storyteller/facilitator). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-19T13:30:00
Interview Description
Candy Maria Torres (56) talks with Whitney Henry-Lester about her Puerto Rican ancestry.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:45 Candy's parents grew up in Puerto Rico, but both moved to Harlem and lived there during the Great Depression.
09:30 Candy talks about how her mother and father met. She also recalls how her mother got into fights when she was younger and how her father really loved the feistiness in her mother.
15:35 Candy talks about being born in Manhattan and growing up in the Bronx. She describes what the neighborhood around her was like.
21:40 Candy talks about learning how to fly an airplane before she knew how to drive a car. She recalls always wanting to be an astronaut.
26:00 Candy talks about her time with the Civil Air Patrol. She recalls not being able to participate in search and rescue operations because she was a woman. She disliked this very much.
31:40 Candy talks about her time working at the Johnson Space Center and working for NASA. She always knew she was meant to work there.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
First Job
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Photography
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Traumatic Memories
War Reenactments
Workday Life
Identity
General
airplane
battlefields
Challenger
Civil Air Patrol
college
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
fighting
fights
Flying Reporter
Great Depression stories
Harlem
historical events/people
illness
Johnson Space Center
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mission Control
money
NASA
pastor
personal experiences
Pilot
Piper Cub
prejudice
Puerto Rico
school day memories
scientific beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
St. Benedict's
vacation
WWII
Interview-ID
MBY005976 Storyteller: Valdez, Patricia Nora; Interviewer: Cruz, Yolanda (coworker/coworker). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-19T15:30:00
Interview Description
Patricia Valdez talks with her co-worker and friend, Yolanda Cruz about growing up in Laredo, moving to Houston, the death of her father, and the role of education in her life.
Facilitator Subject Log
:50 Pat has lived in Houston since 1989 to teach second grade
9:00 Pat's mother sewed a lot; Pat's regrets in life: she wishes that she had told her father that she loved him
13:40 father was killed; hitchhiker; woke up Sunday in the hospital; the loss of her father; father's name
23:00 Yolanda's proudest moments: education; coming from a family that didn't believe in education
31:00 going to college; challenges during school; family illness; Yolanda wishes she had graduated sooner
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Divorce
Extended Family
Favorite Songs
First Job
Graduation
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Parents
Schools
Sewing/Craft Groups
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
accidents
Alzheimer's
B.A.
bachelors degree
brain injury trauma
car accident
college
education administration
elementary education
family characters
family heroes
family traditions
M.A.
Masters Degree
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mother's Day
Mother's Day Serenade
personal experiences
regrets
school counseling
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
song composing
spouse
teaching fourth grade
teaching second grade
University of Houston
Interview-ID
MBY005977 Storyteller: Daley, Elvia;Interviewer: Elizondo, Horacio (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-19T16:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Elvia Daley (48) habla con amigo Horacio Elizondo (50) de su vida en Monterrey, Mexico y su carrera como banquera. [Elvia Daley (48) talks with friend Horacio Elizondo (50) about her life in Monterrey, Mexico and her career as a banker.]
Facilitator Subject Log
00:45 Elvia nacio en Monterry, Mexico y vivio en Mexico hasta los 20 años. Tuvo 7 hermanos y 6 hermanas.
08:40 Elvia describir su primer recuerdo cuando su familia compro un casa mas grande. La casa tenia un baño, una recamara, una cocina y una sala. Antes de esa casa, su familia vivia en una vecindad en Monterrey.
15:00 Elvia recuerda que tenia una juventud sana y feliz. Se acuerda que sus hermanos tocaban guitarra y cantaban en el porche.
22:00 Elvia habla de sus experencias en prepatoria y en secundaria. Se acuerda que siempre queria ser una banquera.
28:30 Elvia dice que hay tres recuerdos de su vida que le ayudaron en su vida: cuando su papa se enfermo y tuvo que ir a otra escuela para aprender ingles, cuando se caso con su ex-esposo y se mudo a los Estados Unidos, y cuando se divorcio con su esposo.
37:30 Elvia habla de la primera vez que consiguio trabajo en los Estados Unidos y que entusiasmo sintio.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Birthdays
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Death
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Failures
Favorite Songs
First Job
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Kindergarten
Listening Habits
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
accidents
apprenticeships
banker
Banquera
college
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family expressions
family favorite songs and poems
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
first impression of America
illness
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
personal experiences
Prepatoria
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
schoolyard games
Secundaria
social beliefs and practices
Vecindades
"Tristeza"
Interview-ID
MBY005979 Storyteller: Kavulla, Graciela;Interviewer: Kavulla, Timothy A (wife/husband). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-20T10:30:00
Interview Description
Graciela Kavullo (68) talks with husband Timothy Kavulla (65) about her grandmother Adelida Garza Reyes and her work as a midwife in Mexico.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Graciela talks about having trouble knowing how to pronounce her grandmother's name when she was a younger child. She remembers always calling her "Abuelita "[grandmother] Ipa.
05:00 Graciela talks about how her grandmother got into midwifery in Mexico after she had her tenth child. Her grandmother was illiterate and Graciela explains the process in which she learned how to be a midwife.
09:50 Graciela describes what it was like when her grandmother "Ipa "would go and deliver babies. She remembers the doctors would arrive and ask her grandmother to go with them to the patient's home.
24:50 Graciela describes what her grandmother looked like.
30:00 Graciela talks about what she's learned from her grandmother. She talks about when her grandmother passed away in the 1960's and recalls how her family felt.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community Characters
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Death
Depression
Earliest Memories
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Occupational Accidents
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Siblings
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
Adelida Garza Reyes
appearance
babies
baby
birth of first child
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
delivery
family characters
family doctor stories
family expressions
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
illiteracy
illiterate
illness
injuries
Kaiser Shipyards
land grant
Medical Books
memories of growing up
Mexico
midwifery
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
Rancho Los Reyes
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
Interview-ID
MBY005980 Storyteller: Cantú Torres, Baudelia ;Interviewer: Foret, Edith (grandmother/granddaughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-20T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Baudelia Cantú Torres (89) is interviewed by her granddaughter, Edith Foret (43) about her family, her childhood in San Diego, TX, and her advice for future generations of her family.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:31 Baudelia is happy to be close to Edith and Edith's daughter Lily; proud of her girls, names her children and grandchildren
10:23 Spanish was Baudelia's primary language; learning English at school; being the oldest she had to help her mother with the children; only 6 siblings survived
22:19 What Baudelia is most proud of?; thank God, thanks to her parents; becoming a mother herself
26:28 went back to school for nursing; advice regarding education; start reading to her great grandchildren; thanking family for encouragement you received as a child
36:40 remembering the good times; how her friends will remember her; "Life is the most precious thing "; helping anyone
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Nursing
Parents
Sewing/Craft Groups
Siblings
Students
Thanksgiving
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
childhood games
Christmas presents
Christmas tamales
Christmas traditions
Christmas tree
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
family characters
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
luck and fate
memories of growing up
nursing school
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
San Diego, TX
sewing
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Tamales
tree trimmings
Interview-ID
MBY005982 Storyteller: Perez, José;Interviewer: Perez, Norma (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-20T16:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
José Perez (85) is interviewed by his daughter, Norma Perez about coming to the United States from Mexico to work on the railroad, about his marriage, and his children.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:00 decision a venir a EEUU; EEUU durante WWII; trabajo en ferocarriil
6:05 vivimos sin preocupacion; tenia planos de regresar; Norma remembers su padre y madre fueron a los clases de ingles; ciudano Americano
18:35 fueron a Jerusalem con su esposa
26:00 recuerdos mas tempranos: su abuelita; Tia Maria; Norma remembers her first trip to Mexico
38:01 sueno para sus hijos: estudiar; proud of Norma when Norma received her doctorate.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Children
Community History
Death
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Siblings
Traumatic Memories
Weddings
Workday Life
General
Abuela
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
esposa
family characters
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
ferocarril
first impression of America
illness
Iowa
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
personal experiences
railroad
regrets
social beliefs and practices
Southern Pacific Railroad
spouse
Tía
traveling for work
working on the railroad
Interview-ID
MBY005983 Storyteller: Caballero, Vicki;Interviewer: Caballero, Jaime (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-21T09:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Vicki Caballero (62) is interviewed by her son Jaime Caballero (33) about how she met her husband, the death of her child, Chris, and her advice about being a parent.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:23 how Vicki met her husband, Jaime's father at a movie theatre; "here comes the wetbacks "
6:00 happiest memories of marriage: going dancing, partying all the time together; having children
17:00 Vicki's son Robert is a follower; Jaime is a leader; Robert going back to school; Jaime was always the achiever
21:03 San Jacinto Battleground for a picnic, playing softball with her son Chris; Chris got sick after the picnic
28:48 Things that she regrets as a parent; glad that Jaime's back in town; the reason that Jaime moved home
38:40 What Jaime has learned from his mom about being a parent; "I find myself being my dad sometimes "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Children
Coming Of Age
Death
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Extended Family
First Meetings
Graduation
Grandparents
Grief
Listening Habits
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Bar-B-Que
birth of first child
Chris Caballero
college
country western music
death of a child
death of Christopher Caballero
death of first child
doubt
doubt in God
family BBQs
family characters
family doctor stories
family naming and nicknames
family picnic
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Houston, TX
illness
listening to the radio
Longhorns
loss of faith
memories of former times
memories of growing up
neurologist
parenting
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
softball
spouse
Tejano music
Texas Longhorns
University of Texas
vomiting
Interview-ID
MBY005984 Storyteller: Hernandez, José F; Interviewer: Hernandez, Marie-Theresa (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-21T10:30:00
Interview Description
José F. Hernandez (86) talks with his daughter Marie-Theresa hernandez (57) about being a funeral home owner in Rosenberg, Texas.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 José talks about his parents being from Cahuilla, Mexico. His parents were Julia Nieto and Laro Hernandez. José was only a month old when his parents moved to Texas.
04:00 José talks about being a bazooka man in the Army when he was stationed in Japan. He enlisted in the Army as an undocumented immigrant at the time, but is now a naturalized citizen.
07:20 José talks about graduating from college and working with his grandfather in his mortuary in Laredo, TX. His grandfather taught him about the mortician business.
15:10 José talks about leaving Laredo, TX and moving to Rosenberg, TX and he recalls what life was like for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the small town. He also owned a funeral home there.
31:10 José talks about working as a Mexican DJ for radio KFRD.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Army
Birth
Bosses
Burials
Changes In Education
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Corner Stores
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Funerals
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Racism
Schools
Segregation
Street Sellers
Strikes and Protests
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Wakes
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
apprenticeships
Bazooka
Coahuilla, Mexico
cemetery traditions
community worthies
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
El Partido Viejo
embalmer
Embalming
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
funeral
George Anzaldua
historical events/people
Japan
Jeff Stovall
José Nieto
Julia Nieto
KFRD
Laredo, TX
Laro Hernandez
memories of growing up
money
mortician
mortuary
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
Rosenberg, TX
salesmen
Schaeffer Drug Store
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
undocumented
Whippet
World Series
WWII
Yankees
Interview-ID
MBY005985 Storyteller: Samarripa, Patricia Ann; Interviewer: Leal, Tori (mother/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-21T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Patricia Samarripa talks with her daughter Tori Leal about growing up with a single father.
Facilitator Subject Log
:38 Patty grew up in Uvalde, TX with her father; the values her father taught her; town drunk
6:30 Tori is a hero at her age; story of Tori saving a child's life at McDonald's; Tori's memory of that day
18:40 Patty was driver of the year in Houston; memories of Tori at Metro; they do everything together; routine
29:16 things that make Tori dad: hurricane Ike which destroyed their house; fixing the house
35:44 Lessons that her father taught her; treating people with respect
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Dances
Death
Divorce
Extended Family
Favorite Songs
Grandparents
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Marriage
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
accidents
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
car accident
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
dancing
family characters
family heroes
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Floor Masters Dance Group
hero
Houston Bus Driver of the Year
Houston, TX
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Metropolitan Transit Authority, Houston, TX
MTA Houston
personal experiences
ranch life
record
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
Simple Gifts
social beliefs and practices
softball
spouse
traffic accident
Uvalde, TX
watching TV
Interview-ID
MBY005987 Storyteller: Pineda, Ashley;Storyteller: Morales, Sergio; Interviewer: Cavnar, Gracie (friend/friend/teacher). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-21T15:30:00
Interview Description
Ashley Pineda and Sergio Morales are Recipe for Success contest winners, they came in to read their winning essays about their favorite foods: pozole and bunuelos.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:17 Sergio reads his story about pozole his favorite food for Thanksgiving
4:23 Ashley's favorite holiday dessert: buñuelos, specifically her grandmother's buñuelos
7:00 Recipe For Success; Sergio makes food; Ashley likes gardening
12:00 flavor of umame; making a salad dressing in class
13:04 Ashley's plans for Thanksgiving; Ashley wants to be a chef or a doctor
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Christmas
Community Organizations
Cooking
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
First Meetings
Gardening
Grandparents
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Students
Teachers
Thanksgiving
General
Buñuelos
disliking vegetables
family characters
family traditions
Houston, TX
memories of growing up
personal experiences
pozole
Recipe For Success
ritual foods
vegetable garden
Interview-ID
MBY005988 Storyteller: Colocho, Lizbeth ;Interviewer: Palmer, Kierra; Interviewer: Cavnar, Gracie (friend/friend/teacher). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-21T16:30:00
Interview Description
Lizbeth Colocho (9) and Kierra Palmer (9) read their short stories about their favorite holiday foods to their instructor Gracie Cavnar (57)
Facilitator Subject Log
00:30 Lizbeth reads her stories about her family's tamale making tradition.
03:40 Lizbeth talks about the chef she works with at Recipes for Success.
07:30 Kierra reads her story about Thanksgiving Crawfish Dressing.
10:17 Kierra talks about the first time she helped her mother prepare crawfish dressing.
13:00 The girls talk about what they like most about cooking.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Food
Christmas
Cooking
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
First Meetings
Grandparents
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Thanksgiving
Workday Life
General
Crawfish Dressing
culture
family traditions
personal experiences
ritual foods
school day memories
Tamales
Interview-ID
MBY005991 Storyteller: Escobar, Arthur Arturo; Interviewer: Escobar, Xavier Jake (grandfather/grandson). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-22T14:30:00
Interview Description
Arthur "Arturo "Escobar (80) talks with his grandson Xavier Escobar (32) about his life.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:40 Arthur was born in Palito Blanco, TX. His father died when he was 8-years-old.
08:20 Arthur talks about his experiences with discrimination and racism. He remembers a time when he was younger and his family went to a restaurant that didn't allow Mexicans through the front door.
11:55 Arthur talks about meeting his wife for the first time. He tells stories about going on dates with his wife. They have been married for 59 years.
20:00 Arthur talks about what his work life was like when he worked at the post office. He worked at the post office for 30 years before retiring.
28:55 Arthur talks about him and his wife making $77 a week when they first got married and buying a 1946 Ford with that money. He talks about all the cars they owned.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Anniversaries
Architecture
Baseball
Birth
Bosses
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Corner Stores
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Extended Family
Failures
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Street Sellers
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
1929 Ford
1946 Ford
accidents
apprenticeships
Camp Pendelton
Christina Muñoz Escobar
Collins Bakery
community worthies
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
Ghost Stories
illness
injuries
Japan
Marines
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
personal experiences
Porfirio Escobar
post office
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
salesmen
social beliefs and practices
spouse
street patterns
Texas A&I
Interview-ID
MBY005992 Storyteller: Cortina, Celso;Interviewer: Valdez, Elvia (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-22T17:30:00
Interview Description
Elvia interviews her father and tells him how much she loves him and how much he means to her life.
Facilitator Subject Log
6:30 Celso's hobby is playing accordion. He loves music and has passed on the passion to Elvia. She still gets goosebumps when she hears la música norteña.
9:40 Elvia went to U of St. Thomas where there were plenty of rich kids. She cleaned houses to put herself through school and never was embarrassed. Her father worked as a welder and taught her about hard work.
14:07 Elvia recently became a mom. Celso is famous for his consejos, or advice. He taught Elvia how to love.
28:10 Elvia will always call him Daddy. She feels safe with him. Todo estará bien.
36:20 Elvia loves her husband. He knows she loves her dad. He taught her
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Advice
Birth
Childcare
Children
Dance
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Love
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Singing
Workday Life
Identity
General
accordion
birth of first child
college
consejos
craft, skills, and procedures
daughter
ecucation
ethnicity
family expressions
Father
Houston, TX
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
music
personal experiences
Selena
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY005994 Storyteller: Mata, Johnny N.; Interviewer: Aleman, John (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-24T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
John and Johnny talk about their careers of community service within the Latino community in Houston.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:50 The Latino community used to have trouble getting services. Started the Latino Learning Center. Started by a private group, encouraged to be a non-profit.
7:20 Cultural parade. Pride. Latino stereotypes, slowly changing.
16:00 Court case with Lulac lawyers who proved Hispanics were a separate entity, and were being segregated.
24:07 Need to mentor young people to take over in the community service realm.
34:12 Wants to start a leadership academy in the future.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Community
Achievements and Awards
Community History
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Racism
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
community worthies
craft, skills, and procedures
culture
Hispanic
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
historical events/people
history
Houston, TX
influential people
Latino
Latino Learning Center
League of United American Citizens
LULAC
MALDEF
memories of former times
mentor
Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
personal experiences
scholarship
social beliefs and practices
sterotypes
Interview-ID
MBY005995 Storyteller: Gonzales, Sylvia L.; Interviewer: Vara Valles, Celia (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-24T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Sylvia Gonzales (65) is interviewed by her friend, Celia Vara Valles (49) about her career in law enforcement, her adoptive son Michael and her grandchildren whom she has raised.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:46 Sylvia's role model was her mother; she taught her and her siblings everything they needed to know before kindergarten; Olga Solis got Sylvia a scholarship for college; Sylvia's parents' names
7:50 childhood was happy; family and extended family; father was strict from Mexico; brothers were like guards
16:06 father worked for the railroad; stable household; principles she has tried to instill in her grandchildren; father's influence
26:00 being a woman in law enforcement; becoming captain; macho men and co-workers; sexual harassment by a co-worker
31:09 taking care of her mother; all the kids would sing songs to her mother; the day her mother died
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Adoption
Birth
Bosses
Cancer
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Dances
Death
Discrimination
Divorce
Extended Family
Graduation
Grandparents
Histories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Occupational Accidents
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Thanksgiving
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
Identity
General
adopted child
adopted son
B.A.
Bachelor's
Boys Town
Boystown
Captain
childhood
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Houston Police Department
Houston, TX
illness
law enforcement
law enforcement officer
LULAC
master's
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
Mexican-American
personal experiences
Police Captain
police office
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
probation officer
regrets
sexual harassment
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Texas Southern University
University of Houston
Interview-ID
MBY005997 Storyteller: Carisalez, Connie M.; Interviewer: Carisalez Morlan, Claudia (sister/sister). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-24T16:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Connie Carisalez reminisces with her sister Claudie Carisalez Morland about their great grandparents and their grandparents.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:25 Claudia remembers her great grandparents' funerals; they died a week apart from each other
10:13 memories of their great grandmother's tortillas; grandma Carisalez had a temper; divorced; the Christmas she passed away
18:00 description of grandmother Lopez; she always spoke Spanish; parents were punished for speaking Spanish and didn't teach Connie or Claudia Spanish
24:46 the house of Convent St.; story of their mother sitting on an ant pile
35:32 Claudia taking her son Ben to visit her grandfather; Ben will grow up close to his grandparents
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Childcare
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community Characters
Community History
Death
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
Funerals
Genealogy
Grandparents
Histories
Jokes
Last Words
Marriage
Parents
Siblings
Traumatic Memories
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
college
family characters
family heroes
family in-jokes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
grandmother couldn't read
Houston, TX
illiterate
illness
influential people
memories of former times
memories of growing up
nopales
not being able to read
Pasadena, TX
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
social beliefs and practices
Tortilla
Victoria, TX
Interview-ID
MBY005998 Storyteller: Alvarez, Olivia Flores; Interviewer: Mendez, Elizabeth (domestic partner/girlfriend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-24T17:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Olivia and her partner talk about their family histories and their life together.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:35 Olivia's great grandmother in Laredo, Mexico. She couldn't read but she could count. She made 10 tortillas and put a bean aside, and then she would trade a bean for a peso to the shop.
12:00 Joséphine, Olivia's mother, found her cousin dead on the floor, killed by her husband.
16:18 Olivia's mother gave her two nickels, one for the collection plate, one for a doughnut. She came home with two doughnuts.
19:15 The struggles Olivia's dealt with has made her who she is.
24:50 Cristina, Liz's grandmother, drove her to the U of St. Thomas and told her to go in and tell them she wanted to attend.
33:10 Olivia and Liz have been together since they met in 1973.
34:20 Olivia didn't speak English until she was 5, even though she was born in Texas. Her mother sat her in front of the TV to learn.
38:42 Liz lost her whole family when she came out. Her dad was dying when she told him. he was ok with it, and he told Olivia to take care of her.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Alcoholism
Abuse
Addictions
Burials
Catholicism
Childcare
Coming Of Age
Death
Ethnic Foods
First Kiss
First Meetings
Grandparents
Lesbian
Loss Of Virginity
Marriage
Parents
Sex
Siblings
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
Stories
General
accidents
baptism
Border Patrol
college
drunk
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Galveston, TX
gay
Houston, TX
Jesus
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
Mexico
personal experiences
priest
salesmen
schizophrenia
sexual orientation
Tortilla
women
Interview-ID
MBY006002 Storyteller: Rincón, Paula; Interviewer: Crawford, Stacey; Interviewer: Rincón, Cynthia (grandmother/granddaughter/aunt). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-27T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Paula Rincón (74) is interviewed by her daughter, Cynthia Rincón (40) and her granddaughter, Stacey Crawford (31) about her advice as a mother and woman.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:17 story of going to the park with her grandmother who wanted to give her advice
7:50 Paula's marriage was very traditional, deciding to express herself; marriage is 100%
18:51 Bringing God into your home; "nuestra herencia "is the gold that you left us
26:29 Paula has taken on the leadership of her family after her mother died; advice to her sisters
33:50 Stacey: "we've never met your grandmother but we know you're just like her "; 8 children, 21 grandchildren
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Education
Achievements and Awards
Advice
Changes In Education
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Death
Extended Family
Genealogy
Grandchildren
Grandparents
Histories
Marriage
Parents
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Thanksgiving
Workday Life
General
Abuela
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Buela Buela
college
family characters
family heroes
family in-jokes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
importance of education
influential people
machism
Machismo
machisto
macho
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
nuestra herencia
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
spouse
Tia Conchita
Interview-ID
MBY006004 Storyteller: Torres, Gladys H; Interviewer: Martinez, Juan Pablo (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-28T09:30:00
Interview Description
Gladys Torres (54) talks with her son Juan Pablo Martinez (31) about leaving Colombia to be a nurse in the United States.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:30 Gladys talks about the conversation she had with Juan Pablo when he was ten years old about coming to the United States to be a nurse.
11:00 Juan Pablo remembers when his mother would sell brownies on the bus in Colombia in order to save money for her trip to the United States.
17:40 Gladys talks about failing to successfully pass her nursing exams. She would pass the nursing part of the examination, but always fail the English part of the exam. She talks about taking English courses at Houston's Community College.
26:30 Gladys talks about failing the nursing test for the second time, but taking a job at a nursing home to work with elderly people. She remembers meeting a couple she that had been patients of hers in Colombia.
32:00 Gladys talks about the elderly couple she began working with and how they helped her. She still has the first paycheck they ever gave her.
36:00 Gladys talks about finally passing her nursing exams and becoming a nurse. She's been a nurse for over 20 years.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Death
Divorce
Failures
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Nursing
Occupational Traditions
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
cancer survivor
cleaning
Colombia
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
ESL
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Heart Surgery Nurse
ICU
illness
maid
memories of former times
migration
money
personal experiences
pride
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006005 Storyteller: Piña, Armandina; Interviewer: Piña, Christina (mother/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-28T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Armandina Piña (67) is interviewed by her daugher, Christina Piña (33) about her childhood in Taft, TX, about picking cotton when she was an adolescent and her memories of Christina when she was little.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:41 working in the cotton fields at 12 or 13 years old; getting up early in the day; 8 brothers, 1 sister
5:03 story of meeting her future husband at church; she was 16 when she got married; married for 50 years
13:18 teaching Christina how to make tortillas; taking time to dress up Christina when she was little
19:10 Christina's memories of her grandmother; holiday traditions; Christina's hopes for the future
24:16 elementary cafeteria cashier; favorite part of her job was listening to the pre-k children
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Dances
Engagements
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Job
First Meetings
Grandparents
Histories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
Adela Longoria
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
arthritis
birth of first child
cafeteria cashier
Christmas presents
Christmas traditions
elementary school cafeteria cashier
family characters
family doctor stories
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
hip surgery
illness
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
Picking Cotton
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
spouse
Taft, TX
Tortillas
Interview-ID
MBY006008 Storyteller: Burwick, Vilma; Interviewer: Stoney, Shannon (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-29T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Shannon Stoney (55) interviews her friend, Vilma Burwick(42) who grew up in Peru, met her husband in an airport and is now in the US studying Biology.
Facilitator Subject Log
8:52 Met her husband Ketih in the airport. He offered her the newspaper. She was listening to her first ipod and didn't want to talk to anyone. He kept telling her how beautiful she was. She gave him her email and the wrote each other, using a dictionary to understand.
14:04 She worked in Peru as a nurse. The pay was very low and she had to choose between eating breakfast or dinner.
16:40 When she came to the United States she went to the doctor for the first time. She is so grateful to have healthcare. Here there is a doctor for everything!
24:13 She works at HCC with a lot of different cultures. Even Spanish speaking cultures are very different. Sometimes they speak to each other in English because their Spanish is so different.
32:17 Her husband loves his dog and Vilma's mother couldn't believe that the dog sleeps in the house.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Addictions
Advice
Catholicism
Community Organizations
Death
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Gardening
Homecoming
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Painting
Parents
Recipes
Reunions
Schools
Siblings
Thanksgiving
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
active sex life
airport
America
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth control
Civil War
college
craft, skills, and procedures
Cusco, Peru
dictionary
doctor
ex-pat
family characters
family doctor stories
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
family values
first impression of America
gratitude
health care
Houston Community College
Houston, TX
huancaina sauce
husband
illness
Lima, Peru
luck and fate
marriage advice
memories of former times
memories of growing up
moving to the Philippines
personal experiences
Peru
Peruvian
school day memories
ship to the Philippines
social beliefs and practices
spouse
US
USA
Interview-ID
MBY006009 Storyteller: Flores, Maria E.; Interviewer: Flores, Mary Ann (mother/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-29T12:30:00
Interview Description
Maria E. Flores (82) is interviewed by her daughter, Mary Ann Flores (58) about growing up in Kenedy, TX and her family history.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:21 Maria describes a picture that Mary Ann is holidng: a Model T Ford, Maria's mother pregnant in the photo
7:43 Life in Edinburg; description of the first house Maria lived in in Edinburg; wood burning stove; food; mother remarried after her father died
21:01 How Maria met her husband; married 1944; lived with her husband's parents in a house without running water; washing to clothes on Saturday
25:40 picking cotton during the summer; canning tomatoes and making salsa; nopales
36:07 holiday traditions: tamales, buñuelos, nopalitos; Maria's first memory of her daughter
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Catholicism
Children
Christmas
Community History
Dances
Death
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
First Meetings
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Town Life
War Stories
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
Buñuelos
Catholic
Christmas traditions
dancing
Edinsburg, TX
El Lucero
family characters
family heroes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
historical events/people
Houston, TX
Kenedy, TX
memories of former times
memories of growing up
nopales
nopalitos
personal experiences
Picking Cotton
proudest moments
ranch life
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
schoolyard games
Spanish Land Grants
spouse
Tamales
Interview-ID
MBY006010 Storyteller: Ottenstein, Harriet; Interviewer: Cuevas, Juan (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-29T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Juan Cuevas (33) interviews his mother Harriet Ottenstein about her life, career as a pianist, and family.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:20 Harriet's parents built a succah in the back yard in their home in NJ to celebrate their Jewish heritage of harvest and life on the fields.
6:10 Harriet wanted to be a pianist since she was 4. She could tell what song was on a record just by looking at the grooves.
11:05 Harriet met Juan Cuevas Sr. at the Manhattan School of Music. He was talking animatedly and made her spill soup on her dress. She became his accompanist.
31:06 Juan always brags about his mom. She has been a concert pianist, a piano teacher, a nurse, a mom of 7, and has written a book.
32:47 Harriet wrote a letter to Santa, "Dear Santa, Please save this letter because one day I'll be famous. Harriet."
40:00 Twice she married outside of her religion and culture, wanting someone to see her as a person. Their family heritage includes Orthodox Jewish, Irish Catholic, Ghanan, Dominican, Spanish, Philippino, Malaysian. They are a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-interesting family.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Childcare
Children
Discrimination
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Job Satisfaction
Judaism
Legacy
Marriage
Parents
Racism
Schools
Students
Sweet Sixteen
Teachers
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
Religion
General
birth of first child
book
Carnegie Hall
college
craft, skills, and procedures
culture
Domincan Republic
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Horowitz
hurricane
Jewish
Manhattan School of Music
memories of growing up
mental illness
multi-cultural
music
New Jersey
New York
nurse
opera
personal experiences
Philippines
piano
Placido Domingo
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
St. Vincent's
Steinway
succah
writer
yamulke
Interview-ID
MBY006011 Storyteller: Burrows-Henrice, Luz; Interviewer: Castro, Cristina; Interviewer: Castro Calzada, Maria (mother/daughter/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-11-29T17:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Luz Burrows-Henrice (57) is interviewed by her daughters, Cristina Castro (24) and Maria Calzada (34) about coming to the United States from Chile and her career, marriage, and divorce.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:20 Luz' childhood in Chile; parents names; grew up with her grandparents; work ethic from her grandfather
7:26 fears of what what would happen to Luz in the U.S.; Luz' father was in the U.S.; how hard it was to leave Chile
15:00 getting her own apartment in NYC; never worked before coming to the states; saving her money; took her husband a year to follow her out to the U.S.
24:14 made a point to learn English as well as she spoke Spanish; job working for a city marshal
33:00 "My greatest accomplishment is the two of you. "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Divorce
Extended Family
Fear
First Job
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
British Accent
college
Communist Chile
craft, skills, and procedures
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
first impression of NYC
first impression of Texas
grits
Houston, TX
ice tea
immigrating from Chile
learning English
memories of former times
memories of growing up
New York City
night school
personal experiences
spouse
The Bronx
Tortillas
Interview-ID
MBY006013 Storyteller: Carballo, Janet; Interviewer: Fazzoni, Martha R (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-01T11:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Janet Carballo (27) y su amiga Martha Fazzoni (43) hablan de sus vidas en los E.E.U.U. [Janet Carballo (27) and friend Martha Fazzoni (43) talks about their lives in the United States.]
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Janet nacio en Estado de Mexico, pero se mudo a la frontera - Tamaulipas - cuando tenia 10 años. Tiene un año en los Estados Unidos.
02:40 Martha nacio en Montevideo, Uruguay y se mudo a los Estados Unidos hace siete años.
08:00 Martha habla de su vida en Uruguay y su decision para irse a los Estado Unidos.
16:30 Janet quiere aprender ingles y hablarlo bien. Hable de su experencia en su escuela de Ingles.
22:30 Martha habla de su tiempo como instructora.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Changes In Education
Children
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
Fear
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Neighborhood Life
Racism
Recipes
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Trends
Workday Life
Identity
General
college
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
English as a second language
ESL
Estado de Mexico
ethnicity
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Instructora de Ingles
money
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
social beliefs and practices
stereotypes
Tamaulipas
Interview-ID
MBY006014 Storyteller: Cubillas, Nora; Interviewer: Herrera, Rita (amiga/amiga). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-01T12:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Nora y Rita hablan sobre sus vidas, su familia, y la niñez. Nora and Rita talk about their lives, their family, and childhood.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:13 La boda fue el momento mas feliz para Nora.
Getting married was Nora's happiest moment.
4:30 Rita vinó a los EEUU hace 15 años. Empezó trabajar en 2002 y puede recordar discriminación. Ella encanta trabajar con niños. Los niños son inocentes.
Rita came to the US 15 years ago. She began to work in 2002, and experienced discrimination at work. She loves working with kids. Kids are innocent.
10:48 Cuando vino a los EEUU, Rita estaba separado con sus niños. Estaban separados por 3 meses. El menor hijo tenía 2 años.
She had to be separated from her kids when she came to the US first. They were separated for there months. Her youngest was 2.
21:00 El marido de Nora y su hijo son las personas mas importante en su vida.
Nora's husband and son are the most important people in her life.
25:51 La niñez fue dificil por Nora. Creció con sus abuelos. Tiene recuerdos que hace lagrimas. Ella fue maltratada y por eso, ella quiere hacer una madre mejor.
Childhood was difficult for Nora. She grew up with her grandparents. Memories bring tears. She was maltreated, and it makes her want to be a better mother.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Abuse
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Discrimination
God
High School
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Marriage
Parents
Punishments
Schools
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
afterlife
birth of first child
El Salvador
ethnicity
family traditions
first impression of America
Houston, TX
marido
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
mistakes
parenting
personal experiences
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Tears
Virgin de Guadalupe
Interview-ID
MBY006015 Storyteller: Campos, Jesse T; Interviewer: Campos, Maria Edna; Interviewer: Aguirre, Larry (grandfather/daughter/great grandson). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-01T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Jesse T Campos (88) talks with daughter Maria Edna Campos (52) and great grandson Larry Aguirre (9) about his service during WWII and his family.
Facilitator Subject Log
03:30 Jesse talks about segregation during his earlier years. He talks about segregation at restaurants.
14:50 Jesse talks about Pearl Harbor and serving in the military. He also talks about the day he learned from his captain that the war was over. He remembers not knowing what an atomic bomb was at the time.
20:00 Jesse recalls going to San Francisco after the war was over. He describes the scene.
25:20 Jesse talks about marching with Cesar Chavez and boycotting strawberries, grapes and lettuce.
41:30 Jesse talks about what it was like as a father raising one boy with three girls. He talks about what he taught his son and the things he would do with his son.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Army
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Pearl Harbor
Racism
Schools
Segregation
Strikes and Protests
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
apprenticeships
Atomic Bomb
craft, skills, and procedures
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Great Depression stories
historical events/people
Japan
labor movements and unions
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican-American
money
personal experiences
prejudice
spouse
stereotypes
World War II
Interview-ID
MBY006016 Storyteller: Granados, Martha; Interviewer: Martinez, Javier (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-01T17:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Javier interviews his mom, Martha, about her time coming to the US and working in the fields with her mother and siblings.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:17 Martha's mom was a farmworker. Her father worked in a bakery. Martha remembers waiting to see what her mother brought her from "the other side."
4:24 Her mom and dad separated. Mom took the kids and they crossed the border to live in Texas.
10:57 Worked through rain and ice. it was hard work. Martha fell. It was hard work.
19:45 Martha had goals for herself. The American dream
21:50 Martha became a citizen in 2007. She took the test in English. A little nervous, but they asked 4 questions that were easy. She also got her GED.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Christmas
Citizenship
Coworkers
Death
Divorce
Ethnic Foods
Farm Life
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Workday Life
General
accidents
agriculture
campo
Cesar Chavez
family characters
family members in history
family traditions
family trips and excursions
farmworkers
fields
GED
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
Mission, TX
money
Onions
personal experiences
Petra Granados
tomato
USA
Interview-ID
MBY006017 Storyteller: Rodriguez, Armando V.; Storyteller: Rodriguez, Carlos V.; Interviewer: Gallegos, Dolores R. (brother/brother/sister). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-03T11:30:00
Interview Description
Carlos Rodriguez and Armando Rodriguez are interviewed by their sister, Dolores Gallegos about the influence of their parents and their work within the Hispanic community in Houston, TX.
Facilitator Subject Log
:37 they sing Cielito Lindo; music is a big part of the Rodriguez family
5:12 their mother used to gather the kids together to say a rosary; music, education and religion
12:38 story of their mother being strict with musicians who got drunk; family businesses: Dolores Flower Shop
25:34 Their mother passed away in 1999 and they wanted to do something in memory of her
34:13 what their mother said about serving, "I did not have son as a coward "; Armando serving as a politician
37:29 There is good in both countries and cultures
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Education
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Dances
Death
Discrimination
Extended Family
Favorite Songs
Genealogy
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Parades
Parents
Recitations
Siblings
Singing
Town Life
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Canta y no llores
Cielito Lindo
college
community worthies
dancing
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family favorite songs and poems
family heroes
family in-jokes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Fiestas Patrias
Fiestas Patrias parade
high school band
Hispanic Judge
Hispanic of the Year
Hispanic Veterans
influential people
judge
Justice of the Peace
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Miss Fiestas Patrias
money
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
senior citizens
seniors
social beliefs and practices
song composing
University of Houston Band
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006018 Storyteller: Garza, Baldomero; Interviewer: Porzucki, Nina (facilitator/other). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-03T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Baldomero Garza III (48) talks with facilitator Nina Porzucki (30) about his son Baldo Garza IV and being a father.
Facilitator Subject Log
06:00 Baldo talks about going to work with his father who was a projectionist at a movie house in Eagle Pass, TX. He talks about what his father's work was like.
13:40 Baldo talks about his son Baldo Garza IV and his memories from the time when Baldo played high school football.
21:40 Baldo talks about being in the hospital when his son was one and he had a lung infection. Baldo says it was one of the hardest times in his life.
24:00 Baldo tells the story about conceiving his son. He talks about what it was like to find out he was going to be a father.
25:30 Baldo reflects on what it has been like to be a father.
36:45 Baldo sends a message to his son Baldo Garza IV.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Children
Community History
Failures
Fatherhood
Film
Football
Grades
Grandparents
Love
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Sex
Students
Town Life
Trends
Identity
Sports
General
accidents
Aztec Theater
Baldo Garza Jr.
birth of first child
Cinema
dad
Dickies Plant
family characters
family feuds
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
illness
injuries
knee injury
Margarita Garza
memories of former times
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School
personal experiences
pride
projectionist
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Steven Contreras
wrestling
Interview-ID
MBY006019 Storyteller: Ortega, Ruben; Interviewer: Ortega, Hugo (brother/brother). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-03T15:30:00
Interview Description
Ruben Ortega (38) and his brother Hugo Ortega (44) talk about coming to the United States, their love of cooking, and opening up a restaurant.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:20 descendents are Spanish; sentimental people originally came from Mexico; Hugo came from Mexico in 1984
10:36 piñatas, Ruben would steal the clay pots to make piñatas; mother is a beautiful human being
22:01 American dream; exchange dolares for pesos; doesn't do you any good to remember the bad stuff
34:42 "I would love to have 12 restaurants "; Ruben's son loves chocolate, he wants to be a chef
41:35 regional cuisine; hot chocolate is his mom's recipe; family recipes
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Bosses
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Cooking
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Soccer
Urban Life
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
apprenticeships
busboy
California
chef
childhood games
chocolate
craft, skills, and procedures
culinary arts
culinary school
DF
dishwasher
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
futbol
Houston, TX
influential people
janitor
line cook
making burritos
making pasta
Mariachis
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
Mexico City
mole
money
personal experiences
Piñatas
playing soccer
Posadas
ritual foods
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
sous chef
spouse
Tortillas
Interview-ID
MBY006021 Storyteller: Esquenazi, Leon David; Interviewer: Romero, Angeles (brother/sister). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-04T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Leon David Esquenazi (47) is interviewed by his sister, Angeles Romero (42) about the role of books in his life, his favorite places in the world, and his relationship with his two sons.
Facilitator Subject Log
:56 Who has been the kindest to David in his life? his sixth grade teacher who taught him to love books
4:17 Why are books so important?; going through cancer he was able to escape reality through books
13:45 best moments he's had outside the U.S.; David gravitates toward Paris; first time he went to Paris
25:03 When David graduated from high school he wanted to take a year off and travel; didn't take school seriously; "Before I knew it I was living another life that I never thought I would "; going back to school
35:00 what was it like for Angeles growing up in the family that they were in? "one leg on steroids and the other side on Polio; did not like the austerity that her mother imposed; growing up without religion
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Food
Achievements and Awards
Cancer
Changes In Education
Children
Community Organizations
Divorce
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Failures
Graduation
Grandparents
High School
Marriage
Parents
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
books
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
Europe
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Favorite books
France
Houston
illness
macrobiotic lifestyle
Marcel Marceau
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican food
miming
Musée d'Orsay
Paris
personal experiences
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Teatro Bilingue
Texas
Interview-ID
MBY006022 Storyteller: Villalobos, Maximina; Interviewer: Deleon, Doris Janet (aunt/niece). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-05T10:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Maximina Villalobos (49) habla con sobrina Janet Deleon (27) de cuando vivian en El Salvador. [Maximina Villalobos (49) talks with niece Janet Deleon (27) about living in El Salvador.]
Facilitator Subject Log
00:54 Maximina y Janet hablan de cuando Maximina empezo a cuidar a Janet. Janet tenia nieve meses y vivian en El Salvador.
10:00 Janet recuerda sus dias en la primaria en El Salvador. Maximina cuenta historias de como era Janet en la escuela.
15:30 Maximina cuenta historias de la guerra en El Salvador. Cuenta historias de cuando veian ha muertos en la calle.
22:20 Maximia cuenta historias de los soldados y las ordenes que les daban a civiles.
31:40 Janet habla de lo mas dificil en su vida: ser mama soltera. Cuenta la historia de cuando nacio su hija y del doctor que la corrio de un hospital por que no tenia aseguranza.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Abuse
Achievements and Awards
Architecture
Birth
Changes In Education
Childcare
Community History
Corner Stores
Death
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Failures
Fear
Histories
Immigration Stories
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Trends
General
accidents
birth of first child
Civil War
economic beliefs and practices
El Salvador Civil War
family traditions
first impression of America
Guerrilleros
historical events/people
injuries
insurance
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
pregnancy and pre-natal care
religious beliefs and practices
San Miguel
school day memories
single mom
social beliefs and practices
soldiers
street patterns
Interview-ID
MBY006023 Storyteller: Villarreal, José; Interviewer: Sullivan Villarreal, Sylvia (husband/spouse). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-05T11:30:00
Interview Description
José Villarreal (62) talks with his wife Sylvia Sullivan Villarreal (59) about his childhood in Orange Grove, TX, migrating around Texas with his family as a child and meeting his wife Sylvia when he was in graduate school.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:38 migrant farmers; the most his father made every year was $2000 for a family of nine kids
5:51 memories of his father being nervous to stop at gas stations; stopping at the roadside to eat
16:00 description of their house: four room house, no indoor plumbing; all his siblings stayed married
23:08 Latino Texas; Chicano experience; Sylvia's first sense of José's mom; special extension cord for vacuum cleaner that she used to clean the church
35:10 story of when José was sick with measles; working in early childhood development; pictures of success
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Abuse
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Genealogy
Graduation
Histories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Racism
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
AVANCE, Inc.
Catholic family
Chicano
childhood games
college
diphtheria
early childhood education
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
graduate school
Hispanic
illness
large family
Latino Texas
Learning to speak English
memories of former times
memories of growing up
migrant farming
migrant workers
migrating around Texas
Orange Grove, TX
other side of the railroad tracks
other side of the tracks
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
sharecropping
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Texas
Interview-ID
MBY006024 Storyteller: Estrada, Kristi; Interviewer: Stark, Veronica (student/teacher). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-05T17:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Kristi Estrada (13) and Veronica Stark (35) talk about their relationship as teacher/student and their lives.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:30 Veronica talks about working for Latina Magazine, getting laid off and then turning to teaching as a profession.
06:20 Veronica talks about why she decided to teach Texas History. Kristi and Veronica talk about the history fair.
16:35 Veronica talks about her first classroom as a teacher. They were 4th graders in Newark, New Jersey.
25:00 Kristi talks about the first day she stepped into Veronica's classroom. She also talks about how much fun she had in the classroom.
34:10 Kristi talks about what her everyday routine is at school. She talks about belonging to the media department and doing the morning announcements at her school.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Earliest Memories
Failures
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Job Satisfaction
Middle School
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Reading
Schools
Students
Teachers
Teaching
Trends
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
apprenticeships
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
Frost Valley
History Fair
laid off
Latina Magazine
money
newark
personal experiences
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
teenagers
Texas history
unemployment
video/computer games
here The Red Fern Grows
Interview-ID
MBY006025 Storyteller: Cantu, Graciela Bustos; Interviewer: Cantu, Juan Andres (wife/husband). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-06T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Graciela Bustos Cantu (33) talks with husband Juan Andres Cantu (43) about living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, her childhood and her future goals.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:57 Graciela was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She talks about her childhood there up until she was 8-years-old.
06:20 Graciela says she had two distinct childhoods: her childhood in Mexico and her childhood in the United States. She talks about the different school experiences she had in both countries.
15:10 Graciela tells the story about how she came to the United States with her mother in 1985.
27:00 Graciela talks about her high school experience and when a counselor told her to drop out of school and get her G.E.D. She didn't comply and graduated on stage with a scholarship.
35:00 Graciela talks about her future goals with her husband Juan. She talks about wanting financial stability and continued happiness and gives advice to other Latinos out there who are struggling.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Abuse
Achievements and Awards
Burials
Changes In Education
Children
Death
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Funerals
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Jokes
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
bilingual
border
college
Cuernavaca
economic beliefs and practices
ESL
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
fields
first impression of America
memories of former times
memories of growing up
migration
perseverance
personal experiences
school day memories
single mom
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006026 Storyteller: Baldovino, Diana; Interviewer: Baldovino, Noel Marie; Interviewer: Ellis, Diandra (mother/daughter/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-06T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Noel and Diandra interview their mother, Diana, about her family history and their identity as 3rd Generation Americans of Mexican descent.
Facilitator Subject Log
4:17 As the story goes, Diana's grandmother was struggling to provide for her mother, her sister, and her children. She heard Pancho Villa was nearby and she approached him and asked for help. He gave her food and medicine.
6:14 When she came to the US she only had enough money for the train fare for her and her children. Her sister hid under her dress.
13:20 Diana's mother was Sara Gutierrez. She married Gus Arcos Rodriguez after he came back from the Navy during WWII. They became prominent members of the Hispanic community, everyone knew them.
24:15 Diana's parents were godparents to 100 kids. Everyone asked them. She hadn't realized how important their lives were until their funeral and so many people turned out.
27:00 There were good people with big hearts. They were one of the first successful Hispanics in the community. They are proud to be Americans of Mexican descent.
36:40 Diandra and Noel are the 3rd Generation Americans. They are passing on their family success, legacy, strength of women, and giving to the community.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Community
Achievements and Awards
Burials
Changes In Education
Children
Community Businesses
Community Characters
Community History
Community Organizations
Connections With The Famous
Customers and Clients
Dances
Death
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Funerals
Genealogy
Godparents
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Tall Tales
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
American-Mexican
Augustina Cortez
business
Carlos Arcos
college
craft, skills, and procedures
doctor
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
godfather
godmother
grandmother
Gus Arcos Rodriguez
Hispanic
historical events/people
Hondo, TX
influential people
memories of former times
Mexico
monarch
Pancho Villa
religious beliefs and practices
salesmen
Sara Gutierrez
social beliefs and practices
Southern Pacific Railroad
spouse
success
train
Interview-ID
MBY006027 Storyteller: Shelton, Thelma Perales; Interviewer: Vara, Vanessa Reyes; Interviewer: Vara, Valencia (grandmother/daughter/granddaughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-06T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Thelma Perales Shelton (59) talks with daughter Vanessa Reyes Vara (38) & granddaughter Valencia Vara (12) about her childhood.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:10 Thelma talks about her family's ancestral roots in Guanajuato, Mexico. She has also traced her family's history back to Spain and the Moorish Empire.
09:00 Thelma talks about her mother working for a cigar company when she was 9-years-old. There weren't child labor laws back when her mother worked so she was allowed to work.
18:00 Thelma talks about her "barrio "[neighborhood] and the people that lived around her. She talks about her experiences as a Mexican-American student as well.
27:00 Thelma talks about her first job as a baby-sitter when she was 12-years-old. She also recalls her second job as a bus girl for a Mexican restaurant.
33:00 Thelma offers advice to her daughter and granddaughter and talks about what she hopes for herself and for her family in the future.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Architecture
Community Businesses
Community History
Corner Stores
Diabetes
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Fear
First Job
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Schools
Street Sellers
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Trends
War Stories
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Archulana
baby-sitting
Cactus
child labor
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
execution
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Federales
Fink Cigar Company
first impression of America
hanging
historical events/people
Kelly Field
Laredo
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican Revolution
moorish
Pacheco
personal experiences
prejudice
Rio Grande
salesmen
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
street patterns
Interview-ID
MBY006028 Storyteller: Vargas, José R.; Interviewer: Valdez, Alice E. (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-06T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Alice interviews her dad, José Vargas, about his family history, being Mexican-American, and his experiences in the Army in WWII.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 José's mother's family was driven out of Mexico by Pancho Villa's men during the revolution because they were well off.
14:28 José held odd jobs after High School. He received a letter from Uncle Sam, drafting him to the army.
16:15 All nationalities were in the army. Everyone was made fun of for some reason. Everyone has been discriminated against by someone.
21:50 José was used to seeing Mexican-Americans as the only poor people. Traveling to West Virginia, he saw white poor people.
31:15 José remembers the awful smell when his division went to liberate a concentration camp.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Army
Connections With The Famous
Coworkers
Death
Discrimination
Enemies
Fear
First Job
Histories
Immigration Stories
Lost Friends
Marriage
Newspapers
Poverty
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
Birmingham
birth of first child
college
concentration camp
D-Day
Dublin
economic beliefs and practices
El Paso, TX
ethnicity
family heroes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
Fort Bilss
historical events/people
illness
Ireland
Irish Catholic
memories of former times
Mexican
Mexican-American
money
Normandy
personal experiences
poor
PTSD
railroad
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Texas
World War II
WWII
Interview-ID
MBY006029 Storyteller: Garcia, Victor Hugo; Interviewer: Garcia, Beatriz (esposo/esposa). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-06T17:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Victor Hugo Garcia (46) y esposa Beatriz Garcia (42) hablan de la lucha para tener los tres hijos que tienen. [Victor Hugo Garcia (46) talks with wife Beatriz Garcia (42) about the battle to have the three children they have.]
Facilitator Subject Log
00:40 Beatriz dice que ella no pudo tener hijos y su esposo no pudo tener hijos hasta que un milagro paso y se embarazo con su primer hija.
08:20 Beatriz habla de su hija que nacio prematura, pero ahora tiene once años. Recuerda que dificil era el embarazo.
11:37 Victor describe el nacimiento de su segundo hijo, Victor Hugo Jr. Beatriz habla de por que le dio el nombre de su esposo a su hijo.
22:00 Beatriz habla de su tercer embarazo. Doctores le dijieron que su hijo iba ser niño de sindroma down. Beatriz habla del dia de nacimiento cuando doctores le dijieron que su bebe estaba bien y no tenia sindroma down.
27:28 Beatriz y Victor Hugo hablan del futuro y sus planes ha adoptar niños.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Adoption
Birth
Childcare
Children
Doctors
Earliest Memories
Fatherhood
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Motherhood
Sex
Traumatic Memories
Trends
General
birth of first child
blessings
Down syndrome
family naming and nicknames
Jesus
memories of former times
miracles
misdiagnosis
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
pregnant
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006030 Storyteller: Garces, Mary G.; Interviewer: Garces, Lucinda (mother/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-08T09:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Mary Garces is interviewed by her daughter Lucinda Garces about how her mother came to the United States from Mexico and about her childhood in Texas and the discrimination that she felt as an American of Mexican descent.
Facilitator Subject Log
:54 Why did Mary's grandparents immigrate to the United States from Mexico? Crossed the river into the U.S. during the Mexican revolution
5:14 discrimination by white people; refers to her family a "tribe "; How did the Great Depression affect the family?
18:39 discrimination affected Mary so much, she still feels it; story of being discriminated against at a fairground; "Am I going to be accepted here or not? "
26:23 birth certificates marks "white "; what does it mean to be "raised American "?; story of making corn tortillas for her grandfather
32:14 grandparents names and descriptions; thank yous
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bar Mitzvah
Birth
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Corner Stores
Coworkers
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
First Job
Football
Genealogy
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Siblings
Street Sellers
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
4th of July
American dream
American way of life
appearance
being raised American
Blondie
cashier
Clark Gable
cohorts (groups of friends)
corner grocery store
Demographic information
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
favorite actors
favorite musical groups
Fourth of July
Glen Miller Band
Great Depression stories
hatred
Independence Day
job discrimination
liquor store
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
racial discrimination
racial discrimination at work
racial profiling
religious beliefs and practices
Richard Gere
Rosenberg, TX
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Tortillas
watching and listening habits
Woolworth's
Interview-ID
MBY006031 Storyteller: Salinas, Rogelio M.; Interviewer: Salinas, Esmerelda (husband/wife). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-08T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Esmerelda interviews her husband, Rogelio, about coming to the US at age 6 and the values his family instilled in him.
Facilitator Subject Log
11:20 Rogelio remembers going to the market and asking the Chinese shopkeeper for "ajo" because he couldn't say garlic. The man understood.
13:45 Drafted and went to Ft. Lewis, WA. He didn't tell his mother until the day before. At Ft. Lewis they told him he wasn't required to go to Vietnam (as a Permanent Resident) but he had to leave the country. He signed the waiver and went to Vietnam.
20:02 Wants family to know he did the best he could. He is blessed, not lucky.
24:14 He started working with his dad during summers at age 11.
30:00 He would thank his parents for all they've done.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Children
First Meetings
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
Brownsville, TX
Dow School
first impression of America
Houston, TX
language
MECA
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
Permanent Resident
personal experiences
regrets
spouse
values
Vietnam
vote
Interview-ID
MBY006032 Storyteller: Perez Avila, Lucas;Interviewer: Henry-Lester, Whitney (storyteller/facilitator). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-08T11:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Lucas Perez (38) is interviewed by facilitator, Whitney Henry-Lester (26) about his work as a poet, writer and composer.
Facilitator Subject Log
:59 nació en San Luis Potosí; describe sus padres
3:29 escuchaba música; escribir música; como empezaste a escribir versos?
10:46 como Lucas vino aca en Houston; vino para trabajo; fue dificíl para encontrar trabajo
18:00 la persona más importante en su vida es Dios; fé
20:17 todavía esta soltero; el fúturo: escribir un libro; título de su libro: Mi sueño
33:00 Lucas spent one year in the hospital after an accident at his Aunt's home; unable to speak, walk; the accident happened in 1984
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Extended Family
Favorite Songs
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Parents
Poetry
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Writing
General
cohorts (groups of friends)
composer
Dios
family characters
family doctor stories
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
favorite subjects
Fe
first impression of America
gas poisoning
guitar
guitarra
hospitalization
illness
learning to walk
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
money
near death experience
personal experiences
Poems
poesía
Poet
ranch life
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
San Luis Potosí, México
song composing
song lyrics
verse
versos
watching and listening habits
writer
Interview-ID
MBY006033 Storyteller: Martinez, Benny; Interviewer: Martinez, Loretta (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-08T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Loretta interviews her father, Benny, about his life if social service and his experience with civil rights for the Hispanic community.
Facilitator Subject Log
10:00 Benny remembers a man who had earned a medal of honor in war and was refused a funeral service. The proprietor said, "I don't want to offend my white clientele. "
17:00 Benny remembers applying for a job as a truck driver and being denied because he was Mexican American. He started boycotting the bread from the company, and they soon started hiring everyone.
18:45 Counselors at the VA told Benny that they could only pay for him to go to school for nursing and now law (which is what he wanted). They didn't think he would succeed in law school.
33:08 Benny remembers fighting to have a school named after his brother, Raul, who was the first Mexican-American police officer in Houston. He got a petition going, and it was unanimously decided to be named after Raul.
40:39 Benny believes education is the road to equality.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Education
Achievements and Awards
Children
Community History
Connections With The Famous
Death
Discrimination
Funerals
Genealogy
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Parents
Racism
Schools
Segregation
Siblings
Street Sellers
Strikes and Protests
Students
Urban Life
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
advocacy
Branding arms
Canary Islands
cattle
Cesar Chavez
civil rights
Civilian Conservation Corps
college
economic beliefs and practices
Elias Martinez
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
fundraising
Hector Garcia
historical events/people
Houston, TX
illness
influential people
labor movements and unions
lawyer
League of United Latin American Citizens
LULAC
Medal of Honor
memories of former times
memories of growing up
money
nurse
Paula Martinez
personal experiences
Placido Martinez
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
Raul Martinez
Rick Noriega
scholarships
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spain
Spanish
spouse
Supreme Court
Tejano
Tejano Monument Project
Interview-ID
MBY006036 Storyteller: Magallon, Alejandro; Interviewer: Duarte, Cecilia (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-10T11:30:00
Interview Description
Alejandro Magallon (37) and friend Cecilia Duarte (31) talk about food, singing and their lives.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Alejandro and Cecilia talk about their favorite breakfast foods. They talk about chilaquiles and cereals.
07:40 Cecilia talks about traveling and signing with the Houston Grand Opera. She is a mezzo-Soprano.
21:30 Cecilia talks about her inspirations as a singer. She also talks about her beginnings as a singer. She came from a family of musicians.
33:50 Cecilia talks about her future plans and possibly venturing to Europe to sing.
37:10 Alejandro and Cecilia talk about the bilingual operas that will be performed in Houston and the work they'll be doing on them.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Coworkers
Death
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
Favorite Programs
Favorite Songs
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
Alberto Espino
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
apprenticeships
auditions
Beauty and The Beast
Chilaquiles
Chiles En Nogada
Chorus girl
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
economic beliefs and practices
El Chapulin Colorado
El Chavo del Ocho
El Retablo
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
La Fea Mas Bella
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mezzo Soprano
money
opera
Opera To Go
Pedro Infante
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
School of Sacred Music
soap operas
social beliefs and practices
song composing
telenovela
Tex-Mex
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006037 Storyteller: Hernandez, Etelvina; Interviewer: Garcia, Monica; Interviewer: Barrera, Maribel H. (mother/daughter/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-10T12:30:00
Interview Description
Etelvina Hernandez (81) is interviewed by her daughters, Monica García (47) and Maribel Barrera (45) about her childhood in México, her life in the U.S. and her job with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:39 Etelvina nació en Michocan; su abuela; no le gusta el rancho
5:34 getting trouble in school; started working at 14 years old; hours she worded; money that she earned
18:41 making food: tortillas and cookies in the middle of the night; making lunches for her children everyday
23:00 introducing Mary Kay to la gente Hispana without literature in Spanish; Etelvina translated all of the Mary Kay materials into Spanish
30:00 "Dios primero, familia segunda, negocios tercera "; su fé viene del tiempo en escuela con las monjas
36:09 Como te sientes de tus hijos?; un chiste
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Bosses
Catholicism
Changes In Education
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Dances
Dementia
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
First Job
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Weddings
Workday Life
General
Abuela
almuerzo
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
bigote
Buñuelos
Christmas traditions
cohorts (groups of friends)
cookies
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
dancing with Mary Kay
Director of Mary Kay
el rancho
family characters
family favorite songs and poems
family heroes
family in-jokes
family naming and nicknames
family prayers
family trips and excursions
Fe
first impression of America
First Mexican Director of Mary Kay in Houston
galletas
la escuela con las monjas
lunch
Mary Kay
meeting Mary Kay
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Michoacán, Mexico
money
monjas
oracion
personal experiences
praying
ranch life
Reina de Mary Kay
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
school lunch
selling Mary Kay
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Tamales
Tortillas
Uruapan, Mexico
Interview-ID
MBY006038 Storyteller: Marino, Johnnie M; Interviewer: Gonzalez, José Luis (uncle/nephew). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-10T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Johnnie Marino (90) talks with nephew José Luis Gonzalez (60) about his ancestry and his time during World War II.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:48 Johnnie was born in Colorado City, TX. His father was from Chihuahua, MX and worked for the railroad. His mother was from Valencia, Spain.
09:20 Johnnie talks about not finishing high school. He eventually took lower-level college courses as a "sub-student. "
11:00 Johnnie talks about going into an Army recruitment office and joining the Army at the age of 18. He lied about his age and stated he was 21.
16:40 Johnnie talks about his unit being deployed to Normandy for D-Day. He remembers fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and, eventually, discovering concentration camps in Europe.
36:00 Johnnie describes the most important lessons he's learned in his lifetime. He says that being honest and truthful is the most important advice he can give his family.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Army
Bosses
Children
Customers and Clients
Death
Earliest Memories
Failures
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Pearl Harbor
Schools
Traumatic Memories
Trends
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
appearance
apprenticeships
Battle of the Bulge
craft, skills, and procedures
D-Day
ethnicity
Europe
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
General Patton
historical events/people
memories of former times
memories of growing up
military training
Normandy
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Interview-ID
MBY006039 Storyteller: Góngora, Amira; Interviewer: Diaz, Jorge (friend/friend). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-10T16:30:00
Interview Description
Amira Góngora (51) talks with her friend Jorge Diaz (42) about a class that they are going to teach and about the differences between film and theater.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:10 introducing a new class about film; Jorge's experience as a director and actor
8:00 the camera is more about the eyes; theatre is bigger than just the eyes; movement and voice projection needs to be bigger in theatre
17:26 You don't need to be a good actor to be in commercial films
20:00 artist vs. performer; how do you grow as an artist, as a commerical artist; actors are made on stage
31:00 teatro de carpa; How many phone numbers do you know?; How many phone numbers did you know before cell phones? Technology is making us stupider.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Acting
Community Organizations
Community Service
Job Satisfaction
Schools
Teachers
Theater
Workday Life
General
Actor
Actress
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
artist vs. performer
audition
cine
cine contra teatro
cohorts (groups of friends)
difference between film and theater
Director
film versus theater
going to the theater
Houston, TX
MECA
money
new class
non-profit
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
scientific beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
teatro
teatro a los calles
Teatro Bilingue
teatro de carpa
technology
Video Editor
volunteering
watching a play
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006040 Storyteller: Peña, Gilberto; Interviewer: Abrego, Carmen Peña (father/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-11T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Gilberto Peña (73) talks with his daughter Carmen Peña Abrego about his life in Brownsville, TX, joining the Army and meeting his wife.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:10 Gilberto moved to the outskirts of Brownsville, TX with his parents and family when he was nine. He talks about the "Smitty "boys, his neighbors, who became his friends.
03:55 Gilberto talks about his friend Dale Smitty teaching him to speak English, while he taught Dale how to speak Spanish. The two were really good friends.
06:18 Gilberto talks about joining the Army when he was 18. He was first sent to Fort Bliss, TX.
10:30 Gilberto talks about why he had joined the Army and his sense of patriotism.
16:00 Gilberto recalls meeting his wife for the first time through mutual friends. They were both in their 30's and unmarried and it took Gilberto a little over a year to propose.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Army
Best Friends
Bosses
Coming Of Age
Community Organizations
Death
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Failures
First Meetings
Genealogy
Grades
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Nicknames
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
appearance
Dale Smitty
ethnicity
family doctor stories
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Fort Bliss, TX
Gilito
illness
memories of growing up
personal experiences
school day memories
Interview-ID
MBY006041 Storyteller: Reyes, P. Rebeca; Interviewer: Serraino-Reyes, Aaron (sister/brother). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-11T11:30:00
Interview Description
P. Rebeca Reyes (42) talks with her brother Aaron Serraino-Reyes (35) about fleeing El Salvador during the Civil War and immigrating to the United States with their family.
Facilitator Subject Log
:52 How they ended up in Corpus Christi, TX; leaving San Salvador in 1972; Rebeca's memories of arriving on the bus
4:24 sightseeing in Mexico City; taking Pan Am flight to Houston, TX; first memories of arriving in the United States
14:20 oldest brother Paco died; parents couldn't go to Paco's funeral; night before Paco died their mother had a bad asthma attack
21:34 learning to speak English with a machine; watching Sesame Street taught Barbara and Aaron English
29:34 going back to El Salvador after living in the U.S. for so long; how the war changes everything; eating certain fruits
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Death
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Favorite Programs
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Parents
Punishments
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
Corpus Christi, TX
El Salvador Civil War
El Salvadorean Civil War
English as a second language
ESL Classes
ethnicity
family characters
family doctor stories
family expressions
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
fleeing the country
fruits
high school friends
historical events/people
Houston, TX
humiliation at school
illness
learning English
math
mathematics
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico City
papa
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
Progessive Supranuclear Palsy
refugees
ritual foods
San Salvador, El Salvador
school day memories
schoolyard games
Sesame Street
social beliefs and practices
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006042 Storyteller: Hernandez, Lourdes; Interviewer: Porzucki, Nina (facilitator/other). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-11T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Lourdes Hernandez (54) talks with facilitator Nina Porzucki (30) about her modest beginnings to attaining a law degree from Harvard.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 Lourdes was born in Mexico to a single mother named Elgracia. Her mother's family were farmers and impoverished.
04:00 Lourdes traveled with her family to Calexico, TX when she was five-years-old and that's where she began school. She describes the first day of school and recalls the first English words she learned.
06:40 Lourdes mentions her 5th grade teacher Carol Ross to be her most influential teacher. Lourdes says she couldn't read well in 5th grade, but her teacher made her the classroom librarian.
13:25 Lourdes talks about her 8th grade graduation and how important it meant to her.
17:20 Lourdes talks about applying to Stanford and getting accepted. She remembers the day she told her mother.
26:40 Lourdes talks about going into Harvard Law School after she was done with her under-grad. She reflects on what she would tell her 5-year-old self if she had the chance.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Earliest Memories
First Meetings
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Reading
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Trends
Identity
General
border
Calexico
college
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
luck and fate
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Interview-ID
MBY006044 Storyteller: Moreno, Octavio; Interviewer: Porzucki, Nina (facilitator/other). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-11T16:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Octavio Moreno (28) talks with facilitator Nina Porzucki (30) about his career as an opera singer.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:33 Octavio was born in Hermosillo, MX. He talks about his family and what a great childhood he had.
10:30 Octavio talks about wanting to be a physicist when he was younger. He was fascinated with sound. He then tells the story about how he went from wanting to be a physicist, to a poet, to then wanting to study music.
14:00 Octavio is a Baritone and he tells the story about how he got into opera singing. He says, "In pursuing Bugs Bunny, I began singing opera. "
27:00 Octavio talks about his breathing techniques and describes what an opera needs to learn to be able to breath properly.
31:40 Octavio tells the story about singing "Figaro "for the first time on stage.
33:20 He ends the recording by singing the conclusion of "Figaro. "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birthdays
Bosses
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Death
Earliest Memories
Grades
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Listening Habits
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Schools
Singing
Soccer
Students
Tall Tales
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
apparitions
apprenticeships
breathing
Bugs Bunny
conjuring
craft, skills, and procedures
ethnicity
family favorite songs and poems
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Fifa 10
Figaro
first impression of America
ghosts
Le nozze di Figaro
memories of growing up
opera
personal experiences
regimens
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
Techniques
Tecos
Interview-ID
MBY006045 Storyteller: Wise, Geraldina Interiano; Interviewer: Wise, Scott (mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-12T11:30:00
Interview Description
Gerladina Interiano Wise (49) talks with son Scott Wise (17) about moving to the States from El Salvador, her ancestry and her accomplishments in life.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:06 Geraldina was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her parents moved to the United States when she was five because her father became the Consul General to the United States. She talks about the language barrier she encountered.
03:50 Geraldina talks about her Italian heritage. Her mother disclosed her Italian lineage when she was an adult.
14:00 Geraldina talks about her success in school and the choice she had to make to attend college in the United States. She was 16 when she graduated from high school in El Salvador.
17:40 Geraldina talks about how going to Vassar College changed her outlook on the world.
20:20 Geraldina talks about wanting to be an architect. She talks about wanting to work for the Salvadorian government with public housing.
27:10 Geraldina talks about her future goals. She describes the things that hopefully await her in the future: being eco-friendly, women's goals, striving for Latinos.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Architecture
Catholicism
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
First Meetings
Genealogy
Grades
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Students
Teachers
Weddings
Identity
General
All Girls School
ancestry
Angelo Garibaldi Gato
appearance
bilingual
college
Consul General
economic beliefs and practices
ESL
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
Genova, Italy
historical events/people
Isabel Dueñas
Las Ruinas del Seren
memories of growing up
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Vassar College
Interview-ID
MBY006049 Storyteller: Herrera, Jesse; Interviewer: De La Cruz, Alejandro (unknown). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-13T10:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Facilitator Alejandro interviews Jesse about his family history, and the car accident that killed his parents, leaving his brother Pedro, to raise 10 kids.
Facilitator Subject Log
13:53 Sometimes people ask Jesse how long he has been in Texas, thinking he came recently. He tells them 8 generations.
14:29 Jesse thinks back to himself at 19 and doesn't know if he would've been able to do what his brother Pedro did.
22:14 Jesse remembers putting his initials in green leaves on his cotton picking sack when working in the fields.
23:47 His first name is Jesús, and when he told his first grade teacher his name was Jesus, she changed it to Jesse.
30:00 His brother raised the family for the love of his mom.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Family
Childcare
Children
Death
Funerals
Genealogy
Legacy
Parents
Siblings
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Military
Sports
General
accidents
Alamo
car accident
car wreck
college
cotton
dad
East Bernard, TX
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
Juan Seguin
memories of former times
memories of growing up
migrant worker
MOM
orphaned
personal experiences
Plaz Herrera
San Antonio, TX
Texas
Interview-ID
MBY006050 Storyteller: Flores, Juan; Interviewer: Flores, Sheila; Interviewer: Flores, Giovanna (father/daughter/daughter). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-13T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Juan Flores (59) talks with his daughters Sheila Flores (28) and Giovanna Flores (14) about his life as a radio DJ.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:16 Juan's greatest influence in his life is his Uncle Jesus who taught him the "fundamental things in life. "
09:10 Juan talks about how he got started in radio broadcasting. He says, "It was an accident. "He started at Pacifica Station and then had a show at KPFT.
12:53 Juan talks about the best moments he's had as a radio broadcaster. He talks about introducing his idol Eddie Palmieri at one of his concerts.
23:00 Juan describes the things he loves about his work. He talks about a memorable interview he had with artist Arturo Sandoval.
35:00 Juan talks about his future and what he hopes for his daughters.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Earliest Memories
Favorite Programs
Favorite Songs
Job Satisfaction
Occupational Traditions
Radio
Trends
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
Identity
General
Afro-Cuban music
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Arturo Sandoval
broadcasting
Celia Cruz
craft, skills, and procedures
disc jockey
Eddie Palmieri
family favorite songs and poems
family traditions
family trips and excursions
interviewing
KPFT
personal experiences
Poncho Sanchez
religious beliefs and practices
Salsa Delight
social beliefs and practices
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006052 Storyteller: Ventura, Gabriela Baeza; Interviewer: Baeza, Georgina (sister/sister). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-13T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Gabriela Baeza Ventura (39) talks with sister Georgina Baeza (27) about her academic success.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:40 Gabriela is originally from Ciudad Juarez. She tells the story about learning English in school and only feeling comfortable in her mathematics class when she didn't speak English.
02:30 Gabriela tells a story about being forced to wash windows with her mom (who was a maid) and knowing she didn't want to do that for a living. It was the inspiration for her desire to get educated.
09:30 Gabriela is the Executive Editor for Arte Publico Press and she's also a specialist in U.S./Latino Literature.
13:00 Gabriela tells a story about one of her proudest moments as an editor. She talks about having to contact Isabel Allende for a book they were publishing.
23:30 Gabriela tells a story about her favorite memory with her brother George.
25:00 Gabriela offers advice to her sister Georgina.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Changes In Education
Coming Of Age
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Grades
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Literature
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Trends
Workday Life
Writing
Identity
General
academics
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
apprenticeships
college
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
editing
ethnicity
family in-jokes
family traditions
first impression of America
Isabel Allende
Latino Literature
memories of growing up
personal experiences
prejudice
publishing
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spanish Program
Interview-ID
MBY006054 Storyteller: Meza Ramirez, Macario; Interviewer: Henry-Lester, Whitney (storyteller/facilitator). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-15T09:30:00
Interview Description
Macario Ramirez (74) is interviewed by Whitney Henry-Lester (26) about his childhood summers working with his father as a migrant worker, and his career as a businessman and activist.
Facilitator Subject Log
:42 Macario was born in San Antonio, TX of Mexican parents; six siblings; parents' immigration from Mexico
5:00 driving a WW II Jeep to travel the migrant route; shy or embarrassed to work the fields; segregated community
17:09 living in barracks when they worked the fields; farms with the comissary
19:32 Pancho Villa; father talked about life in Mexico and how hard it was; encouraging education
32:12 teaching culture and traditions; going to church as children; Virgin de Guadalupe, patron saint.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Activism
Birth
Changes In Education
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Dia De Los Muertos
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Job
Genealogy
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Racism
Recipes
Schools
Segregation
Siblings
Strikes and Protests
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
activist
American culture
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Casa Ramirez Folkart, Traditions and Good Causes
college
Cotton fields
craft, skills, and procedures
dancing
Day of the Dead
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
folkart
folklore
gypsies
high school newspaper
historical events/people
Houston, TX
job training
labor movements and unions
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican culture
Mexican customs
Mexican Revolution
Mexican Traditions
migrant workers
migrating around the U.S.
newspaper editor
Pancho Villa
personal experiences
picking produce
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
San Antonio, TX
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Southwest Program Development Project
spouse
teaching culture
the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Tortillas
training
Virgin of Guadalupe
Interview-ID
MBY006056 Storyteller: Ibarra Parle, Bertha; Interviewer: (unknown). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-15T11:30:00
Interview Description
Bertha Ibarra Parle (62) read a prepared story about her family traditions growing up on the Mexican/American border.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:13 growing up in Ciudad Juárez; living between two different worlds, two different cultures
6:35 El día de cócono; pumpkin pie; frijolitos, posole y guacamole; Posadas; ponche
14:34 the story of how her parents met; father couldn't go to war; meeting her mother at a dance
20:25 love for poetry and Latin; becoming a reader in Junior high; going to Santa Barbara for the summer; Catholic high school
30:41 advice for her children; What is Bertha most proud of?
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Birth of children
Catholicism
Changes In Education
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Earliest Memories
Easter
Engagements
Extended Family
First Meetings
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Teaching
Thanksgiving
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
building a telescope
Catholic
Catholic school
childhood games
Christmas Carols
church liturgy
Ciudad Juarez
college
Días del Santo
Easter Sunday
El día de cócono
El Paso, TX
family favorite songs and poems
family holiday traditions
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Fourth of July
Gone With the Wind
graduate school
guacamole
historical events/people
Holy Thursday
Independence Day
influential people
July 4th
learning English
love of reading
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Revolution
Mexican/ American border
Nochebuena
personal experiences
Posadas
Posole
pregnancy and pre-natal care
pumpkin pie
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
spouse
Tamales
teacher
The Optimist Club
Tortillas
Turkey
University of Kansas
University of Texas, El Paso
Interview-ID
MBY006057 Storyteller: Garza, Veronica; Interviewer: Tijerina, Alfredo P. (coworker/coworker). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-15T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Alfredo and Veronica talk about their work with the community through Family Services of Greater Houston and their Mexican-American identity and heritage.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:00 Alfredo is Mexican-American. His parents both grew up in Texas. His father didn't speak English until he joined the army. He is one of ten children and both of his parents came from large families.
5:45 Alfredo lived in Louisiana for a time. he went to Seminary and studied religion and social work.
9:35 Alfredo remembers being encouraged to speak English as a youngster. Now being bilingual is an immense asset.
17:36 You have to have passion to do this work. People can sense if you are insincere.
24:19 Thinking about goals for the future.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Faith
Genealogy
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Urban Life
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
Identity
General
Athens, GA
Atlanta, GA
burnout
career
Catholic Church
dialects
diversity
English
ethnicity
family members in history
Family Services of Greater Houston
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Georgia
goals
Houston, TX
illness
influential people
LA
language
large family
memories of growing up
Mexican-American
Mexico
personal experiences
pride
religious beliefs and practices
San Antonio, TX
social beliefs and practices
Social Service
social work
South Texas
Spanish
travel
yoga
Interview-ID
MBY006058 Storyteller: Arce, Hope; Interviewer: Pérez McEnelly, Minerva(aunt/niece). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-15T15:30:00
Interview Description
Hope Arce (72) talks with her niece Minerva Pérez McEnelly (54) about the discrimination she has faced as a Mexican-American and family genealogy.
Facilitator Subject Log
3:17 descrimination that Emilio (Hope's father) faced; he was left handed and he never learned to read or write
9:02 punished at school for speaking Spanish; family of firsts; first Sheriff of Alamo; Minerva was punished for speaking Spanish in the first grade
16:23 Pérez family had land that was eaten up by the war; Pérez family was the Spanish side of Minerva's family
22:49 How much would they would make as migrant workers?; Minerva's story of picking cotton one day; Minerva always wanted to be dark
31:31 Hope's husband was the first Mexican-American to work at a prison in the Houston area
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Coworkers
Discrimination
Extended Family
Farm Life
Genealogy
Graduation
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Migrant Labor
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
Alamo, TX
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
anglicizing name
being bilingual
broadcast journalism
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family heroes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
first Latina news anchor in Los Angeles
first Mexican-American news anchor at KTLA
GED
Go Back To Mexico
hate mail
KTLA News
Latino
learning English
Meeting Fidel Castro
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican-American
migrant work
migrant workers
name pronunciation
personal experiences
picking produce
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
Rio Grande Valley
social beliefs and practices
speaking Spanish in school
spouse
taco beat
the Valley
Interview-ID
MBY006059 Storyteller: Ramirez Martens, Brisehida "Brie "; Interviewer: Henry-Lester, Whitney (storyteller/facilitator). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-15T16:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Brisehida Ramirez Martens (36) is interviewed by facilitator Whitney Henry-Lester about being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico as a young child and her experience growing up in the United States and becoming a mother.
Facilitator Subject Log
:58 born in Monterrey Mexico in the "green cross "; things she remembers about childhood: grew up without a father, brother died in infancy
10:03 mother is a very proud person; coyote service; Winter 1981 came to Houston; Reagan Amnesty Program
16:46 children can be really cruel; third grade with Mrs. Gonzales; yearning to fit in; teacher asking for the definition of a word
26:45 looking for a sense of family but found a sense of jealousy from her cousins in Mexico
34:00 how are you similar or different than your mother? strength, passion, mother's lack of education and prejudices
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Catholicism
Changes In Education
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
Fear
First Meetings
Graduation
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Reading
Schools
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
being smuggled across the border
birth of first child
chemical engineer
Chemical Engineering
childhood games
college
coyote
crossing the border
el rancho
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
historical events/people
Houston, TX
influential people
learning English
meeting her husband
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Monterrey, Mexico
moving to Houston, TX
Nuevo Laredo
personal experiences
Reagan Amnesty Program
religious beliefs and practices
River Oaks District, Houston, TX
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
visiting Mexico
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006062 Storyteller: Takach, Coulette; Interviewer: Velez, Crystal (coworker/coworker). Flores Library, 2009-12-16T11:00:00
[English]
Interview Description
Coulette Takach (62) talks with coworker Crystal Velez (21) about being a librarian.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 Coulette talks about working Crystal's mother at her previous library. She has been a librarian for over 30 years.
10:55 Coulette talks about what brought her to Texas from Iowa. She talks about the first library she worked at. She was there for over 20 years.
15:00 Crystal talks about how she ended up at Flores Library in Houston.
18:00 Coulette talks about why she enjoys public libraries versus private libraries. She enjoys the variety of the day and working with children. She also enjoys helping the community.
21:20 Crystal talks about why she got involved with library work. Her mother is a librarian and that influenced her. He hopes to one day work as a children's librarian.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Bosses
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
First Job
Job Satisfaction
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Workday Life
General
birth of first child
books
career
children's librarian
economic beliefs and practices
family traditions
Flores Library
Houston Public Libraries
Park Place Library
Interview-ID
MBY006063 Storyteller: Contreras, Juan; Interviewer: Mendez, Juan G. (friend/friend). Flores Library, 2009-12-16T12:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Juan Mendez (25) talks with Juan Contreras (26) about crossing the border from Mexico to the United States and about the differences between life in Mexico and the United States and what they miss about Mexico.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:44 En que trabajas? construcción but jobs have slowed down
5:08 JM goes to martial arts school; black belt; wants to teach martial arts classes
14:00 The story of why JC wanted to come to the United States; How is the U.S. different than they both thought?
19:12 Hispano descriminó hispano; el cuento de los congrejos; examples of this type of discrimination
33:32 "para mí los estados unidos me dan la oportunidad a salir adelante "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Bosses
Changes In Education
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Coworkers
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
First Job
Gardening
Graduation
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Karate
Lost Friends
Parents
Racism
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
abuelos
amigos
amistades
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Arizona
Black Belt
borderland
Chiapas, Mexico
Christmas traditions
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
comida mexicana
construction
craft, skills, and procedures
crossing the border
cruciendo la frontera
discriminación
economic beliefs and practices
el cuento de los congrejos
el desierto
el rancho
familia
family reunions
family traditions
first impression of America
gardener
Houston, TX
la cinta negra
la frontera
la immigracion
la miga
la Navidad
la Nochebuena
leaving Mexico
los artes martiales
martial arts
martial arts school
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican food
migracio
money
novias
padres
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
Puebla, Mexico
racismo
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
social beliefs and practices
Tamales
the desert
Tortillas
Trabajo
Interview-ID
MBY006064 Storyteller: Gonzalez, José; Interviewer: Sauceda, Rogelio Gonzalez (brother/brother). Flores Library, 2009-12-16T15:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
José Gonzalez (46) habla con su hermano Rogelio Gonzalez Sauceda (54) de la carrera musica de Rogelio. [José Gonzalez (46) talks with his brother Rogelio Gonzalez Sauceda (54) about Rogelio's music career.]
Facilitator Subject Log
01:15 Rogelio habla de ser musico por diez años. Empezo su carrera en 1973. Rogelio habla de sus canciones.
04:00 Rogelio habla de todos los artistes que conocio. Habla de los conjuntos y de Ramon Ayala.
07:22 Rogelio habla de su abuelo quien era compositor.
11:00 Rogelio habla de los artistas de pintura que le gustan. Habla de Diego Rivera y Pablo Picasso.
15:30 Rogelio habla del talento de su hermano José.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Art
Coming Of Age
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Favorite Songs
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Occupational Traditions
Singing
Workday Life
Identity
General
Diego Rivera
ethnicity
Pablo PIcasso
Ramon Ayala
religious beliefs and practices
song composing
Interview-ID
MBY006065 Storyteller: Gonzales, Armando; Interviewer: Torrez, Eduardo (friend/friend). Flores Library, 2009-12-16T15:00:00
[English]
Interview Description
Armando Gonzales (17) talks with his friend Eduardo Torrez (17) about their friendship, their love of rap music, football, and gangbanging.
Facilitator Subject Log
5:23 how they met each other in the second grade; football
9:00 Eduardo has a lot of brothers and sisters; rapping together; how Armando started rapping; Houston rap versus Atlanta rap
14:00 verses and songs written; freestyling; experience freestyling
26:31 what subjects they like at school? writing and reading; what do they like to read?
36:42 The future of race in America; "everyone goes to jail "; "you get more time for selling dope than murder "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Best Friends
Discrimination
Enemies
Favorite Songs
Fear
Football
Gangs
Grades
Graduation
Grandparents
Listening Habits
Parents
Racism
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Urban Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Atlanta, GA
birth of niece
cohorts (groups of friends)
electronics
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
flo
fly straight
football scholarship
freestyling
gangbanging
going to jail
Houston rap
Houston, TX
memories of former times
money
personal experiences
prejudice
rapping
regrets
school day memories
science
song composing
writing and reading
Interview-ID
MBY006066 Storyteller: Gonzalez, José Jesus; Interviewer: Aguilar, Ernesto (friend/friend). Flores Library, 2009-12-16T16:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
José Jesus Gonzalez (49) y Ernesto Aguilar (46) hablan de politica. [José Jesus Gonzlaez (49) y Ernesto Aguilar (46) talk about politics.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:10 José Jesus habla de la elecciones de Houston y la nueva alcalde que gano la eleccion.
05:20 José Jesus habla de la caracteristicas de la nueve alcalde. José dice que no le gusta.
13:30 José habla de las leys en Houston que estan a contra de los imigrantes.
20:00 Ernesto habla de la explotacion de los imigrantes y los trabajos que hay para gente que es imigrante.
34:00 José habla de su opinion de la guerra en Iraq.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Discrimination
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Lesbian
Neighborhood Life
Politics
Racism
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
bigotry
elections
ethnicity
first impression of America
Houston
immigrants
Iraq
labor
money
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
Interview-ID
MBY006068 Storyteller: Fraga, Nelly; Storyteller: Fraga, Felix; Interviewer: Fraga, Bolivar (father/mother/son). Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-17T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Felix Fraga (80) and his wife Nelly Fraga (67) are interviewed by their son, Bolivar Fraga (35) about their work in the second ward community of Houston and how they first met, fell in love, and got married.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:42 celebrating Felix's birthday with his two sons and granddaughter and the of the people that Felix has helped over the years.
9:31 Felix and Nelly's first memories of each other; Felix was waiting for Nelly at the airport; speaking English
20:16 "Find Felix a Wife Program "; Nelly dreamed about her father talking with Felix
24:22 Felix's trip to Ecuador; stopped by the Olympics in Mexico; phone call from Felix to Nelly in Ecuador
36:32 watching Bolivar work at Ripley House at the same position that his father used to work
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Children
Community Characters
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Dances
Death
Engagements
Extended Family
First Job
First Meetings
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Traumatic Memories
Weddings
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Baile Folklorico
birth of first child
Clayton Homes
Cleveland International Program for Social Workers and World Leaders
college
community worthies
dancing
eastside of Houston, TX
economic beliefs and practices
family characters
family heroes
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Find Felix a Wife Program
Hispanic neighborhood of Houston, TX
Houston Community College
influential people
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Olympics
personal experiences
Ripley House
Second Ward, Houston
social beliefs and practices
social work
social worker
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006070 Storyteller: Ramirez, José; Interviewer: Ramirez, Magdalena S. (husband/wife). Discovery Green, 2009-12-18T10:30:00
Interview Description
José Ramirez, Jr. (62) talks with his wife Magdalena Santos Ramirez (61) about growing up in Laredo,TX, their work as social workers, family history, and genealogy.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:01 Magdalena was born in Laredo, TX; description of her parents and extended family
8:49 Magdalena describes her siblings; lessons that her parents taught her: education
20:32 becoming a social worker; Hispanic culture is important; education is important
22:33 José describes his parents; mother grew up in an adobe house; father had 29 siblings
30:33 how José came to Houston, TX; diagnosed with leprosy at 20 years old; drove to Louisiana for treatment in a hearse
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Baseball
Birth
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community History
Cures
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Job
Gardening
Genealogy
Graduation
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Reading
Siblings
Street Games
Thanksgiving
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Workday Life
General
Adobe House
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Carville, LA
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
conmadre
curadero
curanderismo
family characters
family doctor stories
family expressions
family heroes
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Hansen's Disease
Houston, TX
illness
Laredo Junior College
Laredo, TX
leper
leprosy
Master's in Social Work
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Monterrey, Mexico
MSW
National Leprosarium in Carville, LA
personal experiences
pico de gallo
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
social work
social work school
social worker
spanglish
spouse
storming the beaches of Normandy
Tamales
Turkey
umpire
visiting Monterrey, Mexico
Interview-ID
MBY006072 Storyteller: Aranza, Frank; Interviewer: McKnight, Evelyn (fiance/fiancee). Discovery Green, 2009-12-18T14:30:00
Interview Description
Frank Aranza (80) is interviewed by Evelyn McKnight (81) about growing up in Houston, TX and enlisting in the military at 15 years old.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:00 Facilitator, Nina Porzucki reads a paper describing Frank's family history
10:00 Frank was born on the northside of Houston; school in Houston; segregated from other students because he was not able to speak English
17:08 Americans of Mexican descent; enlisted in the Air Force at age 15, lied about his age
24:00 parachute rigger school; only Mexican in his squadron; perfecting his English in the mirror, practicing the Gettysburg Address
32:35 Mexican population proving that they were loyal to the U.S.; street named Macario García for a soldier who was awarded honors during the war; Macario was once refused service at a restaurant for being Hispanic
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Coming Of Age
Community History
Corner Stores
Extended Family
Fear
First Job
Genealogy
Grandparents
Histories
Immigration Stories
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Recitations
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
bilingual education
cohorts (groups of friends)
community worthies
derogatory terms
English as a second language
family characters
family heroes
family members in history
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Gettysburg Address
grease belly
Great Depression stories
Houston, TX
Houston's Eastside
influential people
injuries
learning English
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
northside of Houston
Pentecostal Church
pepper belly
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
racial segregation
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
school segregation
separate water fountains
social beliefs and practices
Spic
Toltecs
War Injuries
White Oak Bayou
Interview-ID
MBY006073 Storyteller: Vara, Amelia Alice; Interviewer: Hernandez, Mary Kandy; Interviewer: Leal, Dawn (grandmother/mother/daughter). Discovery Green , 2009-12-18T16:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Amelia Alice Vara (87) talks with daughter Mary Hernandez (65) and granddaughter Dawn Leal (37) about her service to her community.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:30 Amelia talks about her mother and her father. Her father was a Spanish translator.
04:50 Amelia talks about her experiences in school. She remembers being segregated at school from her sister because they had differing skin tones.
16:10 Amelia talks about being President of the Galveston-Houston Diocese. She was the first Hispanic President.
26:20 Amelia talks about her involvement with the rodeo in Houston.
28:00 Amelia talks about her involvement with a charity called "Project Capable. "
30:00 Amelia explains why she has such a commitment to civic duty and helping her community.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Anniversaries
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Corner Stores
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Death
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Failures
First Meetings
Genealogy
Grades
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Trends
War Stories
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
apprenticeships
Catholic Daughters
community worthies
craft, skills, and procedures
Denver Harbor Civic Club
Denver Harbor Garden Club
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Hidalgo Park
illness
influential people
LULAC
McReynolds Junior High
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
Mr. Cox Fence Company
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
Poll tax
Port Of Houston
prejudice
Project Capable
PTA
religious beliefs and practices
Ripley House
Sacred Heart of Mary
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Wells Springs
women's institutes
Interview-ID
MBY006074 Storyteller: Moreno, Jaime; Interviewer: Moreno, Jenalie (father/daughter). Discovery Green , 2009-12-19T09:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Jaime Moreno (79) is interviewed by his daughter, Jenalie Moreno (35) about growing up in Mexico, soccer, playing in a Mariachi band, and his love of travel.
Facilitator Subject Log
:52 nació en Jalisco, México; nombres de sus padres; sus 9 hermanos
5:42 la primera vez he saw his wife; what English he knew: "I love you my darling. "
10:09 coming to play soccer in Houston, TX; he had visited Laredo and San Antonio on tournaments before; working in the U.S.
17:10 En Guadalajara vivió justo de la plaza de los mariachis; story of the tour bus leaving him
23:50 carreras de sus hijos; más dificíl cosa en su vida: ajustarle en la moda de vida de EEUU
34:01 le gusta vestirle en ropa diferente "un poco extravagante "; where he lived in Mexico City
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Cooking
Coworkers
Customers and Clients
Death
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Job
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Marriage
Parents
Racism
Recipes
Siblings
Singing
Soccer
Street Games
Town Life
Urban Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
back injury
birth of first child
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
cook books
craft, skills, and procedures
DF
economic beliefs and practices
family characters
family expressions
family in-jokes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
futbol
Guadalajara, Mexico
Houston, TX
injuries
Jalisco
Kroger's
la bodega Kroger's
las botas
Las Chivas
los charros
Mariachi
memories of growing up
Mexico City
Mexico D.F.
money
Monterrey, Mexico
personal experiences
playing soccer for Monterrey, México
playing with mariachi band
recetas
religious beliefs and practices
ritual foods
school day memories
selling chicle on the streets of Mexico City
shining shoes
soccer player
social beliefs and practices
spouse
tour bus
traje de mariachi
Weslaco, TX
Interview-ID
MBY006076 Storyteller: Heysquierdo, Noel; Interviewer: Heysquierdo, Rick. Discovery Green Park, 2009-12-19T12:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Noel Heysquierdo (15) talks with his father, Rick Heysquierdo (50) about memories of their road trips together, about his mother's recent diagnosis with cancer, about memories of Rick's childhood.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:00 What Rick thought he would be when he grew up? Never thought he'd be a Dad; he was poor growing up, had no idea what he wanted to be
6:23 lessons from relationships: "You're one constant in my life "; Noel's mom is sick, what if Noel has to live with Rick?
14:24 what is Noel afraid of? Afraid of losing his mother; hasn't talked with his brother Tucker about his mother's illness
23:00 trust is what holds them together; kids pull away from their parents
33:17 "I need you to know how much I care and love you "; "you are a good boy "; college
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Cancer
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Favorite Programs
Favorite Songs
Grandparents
Instrument Making
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Listening Habits
Lovers
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Street Games
Students
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Bingo
birth of first child
Buckethead
career
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
family characters
family trips and excursions
growing up poor
Houston, TX
illness
Johnny Cash
Lonestar Jukebox
memories of former times
memories of growing up
musical career
musician
personal experiences
playing guitar
profession
radio show
school day memories
schoolyard games
social beliefs and practices
song composing
spouse
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006079 Storyteller: Carvajal Drapala, Pamela; Interviewer: Culver, Sara (other/facilitator). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-07T13:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Pamela Carvajal Drapala (55) talks about her love and passion for Yuma, AZ, how it influences her art and writings. Pamela also talks about her husband, daughters, her father and her heritage.
Facilitator Subject Log
0:30 Pam talks about growing up and living all her life in Yuma, AZ
2:38 Pam talks about her father and her heritage that is dates all the way back to when Columbus came to America
4:52 Pam describes her childhood in Yuma, AZ
8:12 Pam talks about her art, her subjects - Farmer Workers - and how she got started
16:14 Pam describes her writing, how it got started and evolved to poetry
21:45 Pam talks about her future, her art and her style
29:48 Pam reads one of her poems about Yuma
31:34 Pam talks about her exhibition and reads another poem based on her farmer worker series
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Art
Achievements and Awards
Anniversaries
Children
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Farm Life
First Meetings
Gardening
Genealogy
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Painting
Parents
Poetry
Siblings
Town Life
Urban Life
Workday Life
Writing
Identity
General
ancestors
birth of first child
Catholic
Christopher Columbus
Columbus
craft, skills, and procedures
creativity
ethnicity
family characters
family members in history
family naming and nicknames
Farmer Workers Series
farming fields
farming workers
fields
historical events/people
Impressionism
Inquisition
inspiration
Jewish
Marine Base
memories of former times
memories of growing up
personal experiences
pop art
Proving Grounds
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Yuma Bikers Series
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006088 Storyteller: Galindo, Francisco; Storyteller: Diaz de Leon, Nohemi; Interviewer: Galindo, NohemiInterviewer: Diaz de Leon, Angelica (mother/son/daughter/daughter). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-09T15:30:00
Interview Description
Francisco Galindo (49), Nohemi Diaz de Leon (42), and Angelica Diaz de Leon (45) talk with their mother, Nohemi Galindo (73) about their experiences as a new immigrant family from Mexico in the 1970s.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:45 Nohemi, madre, explica como lo conoció a su esposo y padre de sus hijos en San Luís, México, a través de un amigo mientras ella sembraba plantas, y la historia de su relación y matrimonio.
03: 20 Nohemi, madre, cuenta donde nació su esposo y los nombres de sus suegros; cuenta los nombres de sus padres, pueblos de nacimiento de ellos y ella misma, y el año de su nacimiento.
04:20 Nohemi, madre, cuenta los nombres y el orden de nacimiento de sus siete hijos. Comparte que tuvieron tantos hijos porque ella y su esposo esperaban tener un segundo hijo. Ella y Nohemi, hija, se acuerdan que Nohemi, madre, y su esposo pensaban que sería hembra.
06:20 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda que su esposo desaparecía a la iglesia para dar gracias a dios después del nacimiento de cada hijo. Cuenta que ella siempre los presentaba al iglesia al día después.
07:30 Nohemi, madre, explica que su esposo se fue de Cagualipas a los EEUU, y la historia de su inmigración y la de los hijos y familia.
08:40 Francisco explica que los padres buscaban una vida mejor en los EEUU. Se acuerda de un problema que tuvieron con un agente de inmigración cuando viajaron a una competencia. Francisco tuvo que quedarse en EEUU solo con familiares mientras su papá los buscó al resto de la familia.
11:20 Angelica se acuerda de su ilusión en inmigrar a los EEUU, y los obstáculos en aprender inglés, y el colégio. Cuenta la historia académica de los hermanos, y el suceso de ir a la universidad.
13:10 Angelica cuenta la historia del viaje de Francisco y la familia para llevarlo a la universidad en Tucson, AZ, y los otros hermanos.
14:40 Nohemi, hija, se acuerda que el día de llegada a los EEUU calló en Halloween. Francisco se acuerda de sus primeras semanas difíciles en los EEUU que pasó solo con parientes, y la casa y el pueblo en cual se quedó.
17:00 Francisco se acuerda que su papá encontró y compró una casa en Yuma, AZ, para la familia.
17:35 Angelica pregunta de la crianza de los hijos. Nohemi, madre, considera lo duro que estudiaban los hijos.
19:00 Nohemi, hija, dice que el esfuerzo de los padres la motivó en trabajar duro en los estudios.
20:00 Nohemi, madre, considera la fuerza del amor familiar, y el sacrificio y esfuerzo de su esposo. Explica que lo hizo por los hijos, inspirado por ellos.
21:45 Nohemi, hija, habla de la inspiración de sus padres en aprender inglés, y como fue empresario el papá en abrir compañías agrícolas, pasar exámenes, y buscar y contratar su hermano para trabajar en alquilas.
23:35 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda de la diligencia de su esposo, su amor para el trabajo, y como arreglaba maquinaria el mismo cuando se descomponía.
24:55 Nohemi, madre, lee la historia del trabajo de Ernesto en los EEUU, y de sus esperanzas para los hijos.
26:00 Nohemi, madre, lee del empeño de Ernesto, la diligencia de su trabajo, y los detalles de su trabajo. Explica que alquilaba terrenos para sembrar y cultivar alfalfa, y compraba maquinaria para esta agricultura.
27:50 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda ayudándolo a Ernesto en el trabajo agrícola, siguiéndolo con la camioneta. Angélica y Nohemi, madre, se acuerda de como la fallaba la salud de Ernesto.
29:40 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda del interno de Ernesto al hospital por palpitaciones aceleradas.
31:30 Nohemi, hija, cuenta que Ernesto siempre estaba pendiente de los hijos. Comparte de una conversación con Ernesto cuando la apoyó sobre el matrimonio de Nohemi, hija.
33:10 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda de una conversación que tuvo con Ernesto sobre el salario e impuestos.
33:30 Francisco habla de la historia de Nohemi, madre. Ella cuenta como entró a una carrera en enfermería, y como consiguió trabajo en el hospital municipal.
35:00 Nohemi, madre, cuenta de sus primeros días como enfermera, y que se le caían los enfermos. Nohemi, madre, cuenta de un joven que llegó al hospital con su labio cortado. Ella tuvo que coserselo porque los médicos no estaban disponibles.
36:45 Nohemi, madre, se acuerda de asistir con los partos de varios niños en el hospital.
37:00 Angelica y Nohemi, madre, hablan de su asistencia en el quirófano y en cirugías.
37:50 Angelica comparte gracias por la salud, fortuna, y fuerza de su familia de inmigrantes. Nohemi, madre, dice cuan agradecida es de los EEUU y sus hijos. Francisco y Nohemi, hija, comparten sus gracias.
Topics covered:
-Ernesto, their father/husband and the impact his hard work had on the family. He opened up his own business in farm work even though he did not speak English.
-Nohemi's (mother) experience being a nurse.
-How and why the family came to the United States from Mexico.
-Experiences being a new immigrant family.
-Education
-How grateful they are to be in the United States.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Death
Extended Family
Farm Life
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Nursing
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Workday Life
General
accidents
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
college
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
farmwork
first impression of America
memories of former times
money
personal experiences
spouse
Places
Mexico
San Luís
Sonora
Interview-ID
MBY006091 Storyteller: Redondo Lorona, Mary; Interviewer: Lorona Stuart, Lenore. Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-10T11:30:00
Interview Description
Mary Lorona (95) talks with her daughter, Lenore Stuart (63) about their family's history in Yuma and shares favorite family stories. She talks at length about the family piano.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:46 Mary recalls starting the Yuma Historical Society. She explains why it is important for her to pass on the family stories.
04:32 Mary explains where her love of history came from. Her great aunt nana used to take her to the cemetery and tell her family stories.
06:19 Mary tells how her father, José, came to Yuma during the gold rush and the different roles he played in the community.
15:11 Mary talks about her father's political career in Yuma, leading up to his death from typhoid in his 40s.
20:15 Mary's father loved music, and went to NYC to have a Grand Steinway piano shipped to Yuma. She tells the story of its arrival on Main Street.
25:00 Mary tells the story of being forced to play the piano. She was locked in a room and forced to practice for a half hour. She never learned to play.
27:26 Mary and Lenore recall how the piano moved around within the family, tell other stories about it, and talk about its significance.
33:56 Lenore and Mary talk about the importance of storytelling and passing on the family legacy.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Childcare
Children
Citizenship
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Death
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Songs
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Listening Habits
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Politics
Siblings
Singing
Workday Life
Identity
General
agriculture
Arizona City, AZ
bakery
California
cemetery
childhood games
clubbing/bars
cohorts (groups of friends)
craft, skills, and procedures
El Caballo Blanco
family favorite songs and poems
family traditions
family trips and excursions
farming
favorite hangouts and haunts
Gila River
gold rush
grand piano
Hacienda de San Ysidro
harp
historical events/people
illness
influential people
José Maria Redondo
Los Angeles, CA
Margaret Graham
mayor
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mining
naturalized citizen
New York City
Panama Canal
personal experiences
piano bar
piano lessons
political beliefs and practices
religious beliefs and practices
Rosemarie Sanguinetti Gwynn
spouse
steamship
Steinway piano
storytelling
street patterns
territorial legislature
typhoid
work space, hardhat, etc. decorations
Yuma Historical Society
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006093 Storyteller: Ramirez Carrillo, Emilia; Interviewer: Fajardo, Adam (grandmother/grandson). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-10T14:30:00
Interview Description
Adam Fajardo (12), interviews his grandmother, Emilia Carrillo (63) about her experiences living in Mexico and the United States and her goals and dreams in life. Emilia talks at length about her father, her hero, who raised her.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Emilia talks about her childhood. She was born in the US, but moved to Mexico with her sister at 4 yrs old, where they were raised by their grandmother.
06:12 Emilia recalls seeing her father again for the first time at 8 years old.
09:17 Emilia tells stories about the language barrier she and her sister had with their Spanish speaking grandmother.
12:41 Emilia recalls picking cotton in the fields with her father in Mexicali.
16:13 Emilia talks about how badly she wanted to go to school, but her father couldnt afford the 5 pesos. He finally gave her that gift for her 13th birthday.
21:00 Emilia talks about coming back to the United States and what that was like.
28:18 Emilia recalls meeting President George W. Bush when he came to Yuma in 2007.
32:29 Emilia talks about her father's death.
36:56 Emilia paints a picture of her father, the lessons he taught her, and the sacrifices he made.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Birthdays
Bosses
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Citizenship
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Death
Discrimination
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
Favorite Songs
First Job
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Investitures And Initiations
Job Satisfaction
Last Words
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Students
Teachers
Teaching
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
Arizona Western College
baptized
bilingua
birth certificate
birth of first child
border crossing
Catholic
Chicago, IL
chicken pox
childhood games
church
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
cotton picking
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
English
ESL
ethnicity
family favorite songs and poems
family heroes
family in-jokes
family naming and nicknames
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
farming
fields
first impression of America
George W. Bush
government
Guadalajara
historical events/people
history
illness
influential people
Jesus Christ
measles
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexicali
Mexico
money
My Country Tis of Thee
Old Mexico
patriotic
patriotism
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
President Bush
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
separation
September 11, 2001
social beliefs and practices
Spanish
spouse
tounge twisters
whooping cough
Yolanda Ramirez
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006094 Storyteller: Bobadilla, Maricela; Interviewer: Bobadilla, Cesar F (esposo/esposa). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-10T15:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Maricela "Mari "Bobadilla (40) y su esposo Cesar "Fabi "Bobadilla (41) hablan de cómo se conocieron, sus hijos, su familia, y la comida que Fabi cocina. Maricela "Mari "Bobadilla (40) and her husband Cesar "Fabi "Bobadilla (41) talk about how they met, their children, their family and Fabi's cooking.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:10 Mari cuenta cómo se conocieron en México
3:55 Mari describe la boda y cuando tuvieron a su primera hija
9:26 Cesar habla de sus padres, de su infancia en México y cuando vino a Yuma, AZ
12:53 Maricela habla de sus padres, sus hermanos y cuenta de la primera vez que ganó dinero y lo compartió con su familia
18:25 Cesar habla de sus hijos y todos los deportes que practican - fútbol, baseball
23:19 Maricela cuenta la primera vez que su hija más pequeña jugó baseball
27:39 Maricela y Cesar hablan de su experiencia con StoryCorps.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Anniversaries
Baseball
Best Friends
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Cooking
Earliest Memories
Engagements
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Favorite Foods
First Job
First Meetings
Football
Genealogy
Grandparents
High School
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Soccer
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Beans
birth of first child
boda
casar
católicos
chef
cocinar
cohorts (groups of friends)
delivery
deportes
deseos
economic beliefs and practices
English as a second language
ENL
Español
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
frigoles
Frontera
futbol
hija
hijo
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexican
Mexico
money
mother in law
novios
padres
parto
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
San Luis, AZ
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
suegra
Tamales
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006098 Storyteller: Guevara, Fina; Interviewer: Correa, Carolina (self/facilitator). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-11T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Fina Guevara (64), talks with facilitator, Carolina Correa (30s), about her parents and why she is so proud of them.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Fina came in to talk about her parents, Irene Casada Montagno and Antonio Montagno. They raised Fina and her 3 siblings in Los Angeles.
04:43 Fina talks about her parent's backgrounds. Her father, originally from Mexico didn't speak English. Her mother had a strong influence on her.
08:40 Physical descriptions of her mother and father.
12:36 Fina talks about the nature of her parent's relationship and shares favorite memories of their time together.
19:44 Lessons Fina has learned from her parents.
23:26 Fina talks about the relationship her father has with her son, who's father passed away when he was 6 years old.
27:31 Fina explains why she is so proud of her parents and leaves them a final message.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Baseball
Birth
Childcare
Children
Citizenship
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Death
Diabetes
Extended Family
First Meetings
Funerals
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
American dream
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Antonio Montagno
appearance
bilingual
birth of first child
careers
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
English
ethnicity
family dinner
family expressions
family naming and nicknames
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
great-grandchildren
green card
illness
Irene Casada Montagno
language
Los Angeles, CA
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
money
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
regimens
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spanish
spouse
U.S. Citizen
voting
vows
wedding anniversary
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006101 Storyteller: Martinez, Leticia; Interviewer: Martinez-Inzunza, Everardo (wife/husband). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-11T17:30:00
Interview Description
Leticia Martinez (51)and her husband, Everardo Martinez-Inzunza (54) talk about their family backgrounds, how they came to the US, and reflect on their Mexican-American identity.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:53 Everardo shares his immigration story from Mexico. The US was not as he imagined it would be. He was now the minority and experienced racism.
06:38 Leticia talks about her background and how she came to the US. Her experience was less shocking, until she got to college.
10:54 Everado shares incidents when he experienced racism in high school and in college and how he responded to these incidents.
16:12 Everardo shares some of the lessons he learned from growing up as an immigrant in the US.
18:18 Leticia recalls the culture shock she faced once she reached college.
21:22 Both share more reflections on their identity, their pride in their culture and where they came from, and how they both became educators.
30:42 Everardo talks about the meaning of culture and what it means to be a Mexican American.
37:30 They are both thankful to their parents and very proud of their children.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community History
Community Organizations
Discrimination
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
Grandparents
High School
Immigration Stories
Investitures And Initiations
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Racism
Schools
Schoolyard Bullies
Sexism
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
agriculture
Anglos
appearance
bicultural
binational
border crossing
bracero
Cal Poly
California Polytechnic State University
Cesar Chavez
citizen
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
Educator
El Centro, CA
English
ethnicity
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Farm Workers
first impression of America
ignorance
immigrants
influential people
labor movements and unions
language
Latinos in Agriculture
Leave it to Beaver
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexicali
Mexican American
Mexico
minority
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
pride
religious beliefs and practices
San Luis Obispo, CA
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
Spanish
spouse
student organization
Tijuana
Interview-ID
MBY006102 Storyteller: Leon, Mercedes; Interviewer: Elizarraras, Celia (friend/friend). Day break Adult Day Center, 2010-01-13T09:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Mercedes de Leon conversa con su amiga y cuidadora Celia Elizarraras sobre su vida, sus hijos y sus nietos/as.
[Mercedes Leon talks to friend and health aide Celia Elizarraras about her life growing up, her children, and her grandchildren.]
Facilitator Subject Log
2:50 Descripcion de embolio (referido como un accidente).
12:10 Discusion del optimismo de Mercedes en cualquier situacion.
14:55 Discusion sobre relacion con familiares y las fiestas de Navidad.
25:50 Descripcion de hijo Juan, referido como Juan "el bionico. "
36:10 Mensaje para hijos y nietos.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Children
Christmas
Failures
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Lovers
Marriage
Occupational Traditions
Punishments
Reunions
Schools
Traumatic Memories
Workday Life
General
affairs
birth of first child
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
illness
injuries
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
watching and listening habits
Interview-ID
MBY006104 Storyteller: Blanco, Yolanda; Interviewer: Blanco, Victor (wife/husband). Day break Adult Day Center, 2010-01-13T11:00:00
[English]
Interview Description
Yolanda Blanco remembers the life of her husband Victor, who suffers from Parkinson's and dementia, and discusses the love and care that family, friends, and coworkers have displayed for him.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:20 Fecha y lugar de nacimiento de Victor.
2:00 (Full switch to English) Childhood jobs: taking water and lunches to mine workers.
3:05 Parents' divorce and move to the United States. Genealogy
7:10 Remembrance of vacations and places visited.
10:30 Honoring of family and friends' respect for, love for, and willingness to help Victor.
14:10 Victor's love for his animals - horse Lucky and dog Chippy. Anecdotes of horse riding and dog's loyalty to Victor.
25:40 Honoring of family's affection. Mention of younger nephew.
29:00 Appreciation for Day Break mission and staff.
30:00 Explanation of Victor's condition.
33:30 Difficulties of taking care of Victor at home. Recount of a typical morning.
36:25 Last words of appreciation for husband.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Best Friends
Birth
Bosses
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Coworkers
Divorce
Farm Life
First Job
Genealogy
Histories
Immigration Stories
Last Words
Legacy
Lovers
Marriage
Office Parties
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Tall Tales
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Workday Life
Workplace Characters
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
family characters
family favorite songs and poems
family feuds
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
illness
injuries
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
personal experiences
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006105 Storyteller: Diaz, Alberto; Interviewer: Waldo Bautista, Ana (client/nurse). Day break Adult Day Center, 2010-01-13T13:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Ana Waldo entrevista a su cliente, Alberto Diaz sobre su niñez en Michoacán, Mexico, su esposa y familia y su trabajo.
[Ana Waldo interviews her client, Alberto Diaz about his childhood in Michoacán, Mexico, his wife and family and his work.]
Facilitator Subject Log
04:40 Alberto-sus canciones favoritos. Deseo de regresar a Michoacán.
13:35 Recuerdos de la infancia en Michoacán, el rancho que tenía la familia. Los padres de Alberto.
21:38 Ana recuerda su niñez trabajando en el campo--era bonito pero duro.
25:26 Trabajo de Alberto y su esposa, Juventina.
28:45 Al venir de Michoacán a los EEUU, Alberto trabajó en California y Arizona siguiendo "el corrido. "
31:50 Hijos de Alberto.
36:36 Enfermedad, el embolio que Alberto sufrió.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Children
Earliest Memories
Extended Family
Farm Life
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Singing
Town Life
Workday Life
General
accidents
Arizona
birth of first child
California
el corrido
embolio
family traditions
illness
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
Michoacán, Mexico
Norteños
personal experiences
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006106 Storyteller: Castaños, Rogelio; Interviewer: Waldo Bautista, Ana (other/other). Day break Adult Day Center, 2010-01-13T14:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Rogelio Castano habla con su cuidadora Ana Waldo acerca de su ninez, sus padres, sus abuelos/as, sus esposas y sus actividades favoritas. Ademas, hablan de politica local.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:40 Rogelio habla de valores de familia tipica mexicana - respeto a mayores.
5:50 Rogelio habla de sus orgullos y se describe a si mismo.
13:50 Ana comparte las lecciones que le ha dejado la vida.
16:15 Rogelio recuerda a sus padres.
19:00 Rogelio habla de su travesura mas grande.
24:00 Rogelio habla de sus cosas favoritas.
32:05 Rogelio y Ana tienen un intercambio acerca de la cosas que les gustarian que cambiaran en Yuma.
35:15 Gracias y despedidas.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Children
Dances
Divorce
Enemies
Ethnic Foods
Farm Life
Favorite Foods
Grandparents
Marriage
Parades
Parents
Reading
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
birth of first child
economic beliefs and practices
family traditions
injuries
personal experiences
regrets
ritual foods
School aspirations
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006107 Storyteller: Quijano, Agustín; Interviewer: Waldo Bautista, Ana (client/nurse). Day break Adult Day Center, 2010-01-13T15:00:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Agustín Quijano (79) habla con su enfermera, Ana Waldo (61) sobre su familia y sus experiencias trabajando con su papá.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:55 Para Agustín, el momento más feliz de su vida fue cuando su papá le llevó para los Estados Unidos a trabajar. Aprendió a trabajar de su papá, un hombre alto y fuerte.
06:27 Agustín esta más orgulloso de no haber gastado dinero en si, sino en la familia.
15:30 La amistad entre Agustín y Ana y donde los dos estarán dentro de 10 o 15 años.
21:30 El consejo que le dió Agustín su papá de aguantar qualquier cosa.
25:00 Anahuac, el pueblo donde Agustín nació, memorias de sus papás y la infancia.
29:40 Agustín y sus relaciones con las mujeres desde la primera que le buscó a Agustín cuando el tenía 14 años y ella 17.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Children
Coworkers
Earliest Memories
Farm Life
First Job
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Town Life
Workday Life
General
affairs
agricultura
Alzheimer's Disease
birth of first child
craft, skills, and procedures
family heroes
first impression of America
illness
labor
Mayordomos
memories of former times
memories of growing up
novias
Parkinson's
personal experiences
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006109 Storyteller: Valdez, Manuel; Interviewer: Garcia, Roberto (bandmate/bandmate). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-15T11:30:00
Interview Description
Band mates, Roberto Garcia (20) and Manuel Valdez (18) talk about music and their families.
Facilitator Subject Log
Discussion about music and family.
Interview-ID
MBY006110 Storyteller: Lazo-Padilla, Ana; Interviewer: Padilla, Ana Paulina (friend and coworker/friend and coworker). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-15T12:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Ana Lazo-Padilla (34) habla con su amiga, Ana Paulina Padilla (28) sobre sus padres, su marido y sus hijos y la importancia de la educación en su familia.
[Ana Lazo-Padilla (34) talks to her, Ana Paulina Padilla (28) about her parents, her husband and children and the importance of education in her family.]
Facilitator Subject Log
00:47 Los padres de Ana Lazo-Padilla (ALP).
06:50 Una maestra que influenció a ALP, el momento que supo que iba a ser artista.
12:34 Importancia de la educación en la familia, los sacrificios.
16:10 ALP no imaginaba que iba regresar a Yuma despues de la Universidad de de trabajar en Tucson.
22:28 ALP recuerda sus abuelas, en especial la abuela paternal que enseño al papa de Ana a respetar a sus hermanas y las mujeres en su vida.
28:56 Una clase de Universidad en que ALP tenía dificultades, hablando con su papá y eventualmente sacando una buena nota.
31:50 Engagement y boda.
36:10 El apoyo de la familia para la carrera de ALP en el arte.
38:18 El milagro de dar la luz, consejos para los hijos Carlo y Nomar que está en camino.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Art
Achievements and Awards
Best Friends
Birth
Bosses
Childcare
Children
Coworkers
Engagements
First Communion
First Job
Grades
Graduation
Grandparents
Graphic Design
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
birth of first child
childbirth
college fund
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family traditions
memories of growing up
money
personal experiences
pregnancy and pre-natal care
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Tucson
Yuma
Interview-ID
MBY006111 Storyteller: Lorona, Alice G; Interviewer: Murphy, Laura (mother/daughter). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-15T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Alice Lorona (83) talks with her daughter, Laura Murphy (56) about growing up in Yuma, meeting her husband, and being a mother.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Alice recalls growing up in Yuma - the house she lived in and her favorite relatives.
07:12 Alice talks about her children and the dreams she had for them.
11:07 Alice worked at the post office for 31 years. It was hard to leave the kids at home with her mother, Nana.
17:30 Alice tells the story of when she tried to steal a watermelon from the watermelon patch.
18:52 Alice met her husband, Bill, at the post office. They dated for 2 years before getting married.
24:31 Alice shares lessons learned in life, how she wants to be remembered, and words of wisdom for Laura.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Adoption
Birth
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Coworkers
Engagements
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Gardening
Graduation
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Street Games
Town Life
Workday Life
General
Adobe House
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
Bill Lorona
birth of first child
childhood games
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
farming
illness
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mother-In-Law
personal experiences
political beliefs and practices
post office
postal clerk
regrets
religious beliefs and practices
rural route
school day memories
spouse
street patterns
Tortillas
watermelon patch
Yuma Valley
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006112 Storyteller: Leon, Henrietta Green; Interviewer: Murphy, Laura (aunt/niece). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-15T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Laura Murphy (56) interviews her aunt, Henrietta Green Leon (81) about Henrietta's life growing up in Yuma, living with her husband all over the country and the time the two have spent together.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 Henrietta's nicknames: Lemon and Titi.
04:30 Henrietta remembers being the first Hispanic in Pep Club; Laura remembers electing the first Hispanic homecoming queen.
08:10 Henrietta met her husband, Troy while working at the soda fountain. She married him and helped him run the Del Sol hotel.
14:57 Henrietta lived with her grandmother growing up until her grandmother died when Henrietta was 5. She felt unwelcome at home and was teased as the "adopted one. " Laura also felt left out in her own family and has always appreciated Henrietta's understanding.
22:00 Henrietta remembers her mother as being both brutally honest and compassionate.
27:03 Henrietta remembers Uncle Moto and Uncle Chichi.
29:17 Henrietta remembers seeing Laura for the first time.
32:00 Lessons Henrietta has learned.
34:02 Laura remembers when Henrietta helped her on a typing test so the two could get away together.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Childcare
Children
Death
Discrimination
Extended Family
First Job
First Meetings
Grandparents
High School
Homecoming
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
April Fool's Day
aunts
coal fired heating
cohorts (groups of friends)
del sol hotel
ethnicity
family characters
family in-jokes
family naming and nicknames
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Hispanic
memories of former times
memories of growing up
pep club
personal experiences
playing cards
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
uncles
Yuma, Arizona
?Äúmexican greasers "
?Äúokies "
Interview-ID
MBY006114 Storyteller: Robles, Maria; Interviewer: Varela, Maria Teresa (amiga/amiga). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-16T11:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Maria "María " Robles (54) talks with her friend, Maria Teresa "Tere " Varela (60) about her family member's immigration stories, her role in creating a monument for Cesar Chavez in her community, her family and her values, and her community involvement.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 María considera como se siente por poder compartir su historia. Da un resumen de como se siente por su vida estadounidense.
02:20 María habla de sus hijos, nietos, esposo, y su familia. Cuenta de su esfuerzo en criar los hijos, y como se llevan ellos. Se acuerda de una discusión dificil entre sus hijos.
04:10 María Teresa ( "Tere ") se acuerda de apoyar a María cuando su hijo no pudo vivir con ella. María se acuerda de no poder tener el hijo vivir con ella. Habla del sistema de inmigración en los EEUU, y de su hijo como persona.
05:50 María habla del dolor que sufrió ella y su familia cuando el Departamento de Inmigración expulsó a su hijo. Habla de la búsqueda de su hijo a través de la embajada e inmigración. Cuenta que buscó cónsul y llamó la policía porque la mintieron sobre que pasó al hijo. Habla de discriminación de Mexicanos en los EEUU.
09:00 María dice lo difícil que fue no poder abrazar el hijo, y como su deportación afectó su récord. Dice que su familia es unida y que no son criminales.
11:50 Tere relata cuán orgullosos que deben estar los hijos de María, particularmente por cumplir un monumento a César Chávez. María habla de apoyar a otros, los principios de Chávez que la afectan.
14:10 María habla del proyecto del monumento para Chávez, y como salieron sus parientes en apoyo, y la defensa de la agrícola contra rancheros y la defensa de trabajadores inmigrantes.
16:30 Tere relaciona cuanto admira María y sus logros.
17:20 Tere y María hablan de la inauguración del monumento, y el efecto para el pueblo y comunidad de Mexicanos. María explica que no ganó económicamente por el proyecto, y que lo hizo para apoyar la comunidad. Habla de querer servir las necesidades de familias del pueblo.
20:20 María habla de su mamá quien créo proyectos comunitarios para ancianos. Cuenta que fue afectada por ella, y quiso realizar proyectos para el bienestar de su pueblo. Habla de sus principios en valorar y ayudar otros.
22:00 María habla de la influencia de su papá, quien sembraba plantas mientras su mamá cocinaba para otros. Habla de la influencia de los principios de sus padres, y el foco de dar y no solo recibir.
25:00 María se acuerda de sus sueños de joven de comprar zapatos nuevos, y que su papá la empujó a educarse y comprarlos ella misma cuando trabajara.
26:30 Tere y María aconsejan como otros pueden avanzar los principios de César Chávez. María dice que aprendió que los sueños pueden ser realizados, y se acuerda de un viaje a la casa blanca, y asistió una sesión con Presidente Bush y el congreso.
30:00 María habla de sus principios y metas sociales y familiares, y su esperanza que medicina, atención, y el cuido para niños y familias siga avanzando.
33:00 Tere se siente privilegiada por conocer y asistar a María; comparte su esperanza que cumple sus metas. María habla de su amor para Tere como familia. Elabora sobre sus sueños para familias inmigrantes, el gobierno de los EEUU, y su orgullo de poder compartir su historia hoy.
36:30 María habla de la posibilidad de cambios legislativos para inmigrantes en los EEUU así pueden lograr sus sueños.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Advice
Anger
Assimilation, Acculturation
Characters
Children
Community Characters
Dreams
Economic
Faith
Friends
God
Labor Movements
Lawyers
Migrant Labor
Parents
Politics
Sadness
General
Deportation
immigration laws
Arizona
The White House, Washington, DC
Interview-ID
MBY006115 Storyteller: Varela, Maria Teresa; Interviewer: Robles, Maria (amiga/amiga). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-16T12:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Maria Teresa Varela y Maria Robles, amigas, celebran sus vidas, narran la vida de Maria Teresa y comparten su sabiduria.
[Maria Teresa Varela and Maria Robles, friends, celebrate each other, recount Maria Teresa's life, and share wisdom gained from working.]
Facilitator Subject Log
4:35 MT recuerda su trabajo en el campo al llegar a Estados Unidoes. Una mujer "troquera. "
7:40 MT discute la crianza de sus hijos y la importancia de tener una familia unida.
9:45 MT recuerda las lecciones aprendidas de Cesar Chavez, a quien conocio personalmente.
12:15 MT discute sus valores de igualdad y sentido comunitario.
23:35 MT and MR conversan sobre como mantener un negocio en medio de una crisis economica
27:15 MT celebra su etica laboral.
30:30 MT cuenta sus planes y esperanzas para el futuro.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Best Friends
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Community Characters
Community History
Community Organizations
Customers and Clients
Failures
Farm Life
Histories
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Legacy
Lost Friends
Lovers
Marriage
Occupational Accidents
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Rivalries
Schools
Siblings
Strikes and Protests
Tall Tales
Town Life
Workday Life
General
accidents
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
craft, skills, and procedures
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family expressions
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
first impression of America
historical events/people
injuries
labor movements and unions
memories of growing up
money
salesmen
social beliefs and practices
starting own business
Wisdom and lessons learned
work space, hardhat, etc. decorations
Interview-ID
MBY006116 Storyteller: Mendoza, Raul O; Interviewer: Rodriguez, Dennise (father/daughter). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-16T14:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Raul Mendoza (50) talks with his daughter, Dennise Rodriguez (30) about his childhood and his various careers. Raul talks at length about his career in the police department.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:00 Raul was born in Mexico, and came to the US when he was in 6th grade. He talks about this transition.
10:34 Raul went to college for 2 years, where he met his wife. He wanted to be a police officer and a teacher.
15:42 Raul talks about his involvement in the police department.
21:08 Raul recalls when his brother died of a drug overdose.
25:45 Raul talks about being an impartial enforcer of the law. He didn't give breaks to Latinos or his own family members.
29:50 Raul talks about his current life and activities.
24:22 Life has been more than he expected, full of accomplishments and achievments.
38:54 Raul offers words of advice - do the right thing and follow your dreams.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Addictions
Birth
Birthdays
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Death
Extended Family
Failures
First Meetings
Funerals
Gangs
Graduation
Immigration Stories
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parents
Retirement
Running and Jogging
Schools
Siblings
Soccer
Street Games
Students
Teachers
Thanksgiving
Town Life
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
after school activities
birth of first child
childhood games
city council member
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
cop
craft, skills, and procedures
Detective
Drug Overdose
drugs
economic beliefs and practices
EMT
English
ESL
ethnicity
family reunions
field work
first impression of America
foster care
Housing Authority
influential people
internal affairs
jail
Latinos
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
narcotics
non-profit
packing house
patrol
personal experiences
Police academy
Police Department
police officer
political beliefs and practices
prison
risk manager
San Luis
school day memories
sergeant
social beliefs and practices
Sonora
Spanish
spouse
substitute
teacher
training officer
United Way of Yuma
wrestling
Interview-ID
MBY006118 Storyteller: Suarez, José Leonardo; Interviewer: Ramirez, Anastasio Moron; Interviewer: Suarez, Alejandra (father/father-in-law/daughter). 2010-11-16T14:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
José Suarez (45), his wife, Alejandra Suarez (42) and his father-in-law, Anastasio Ramirez (78) talk about their lives, immigrating to the US from Mexico.
Facilitator Subject Log
01:39 Anastosio (78) recuerda criar sus hijos como padre soltero. Tuvo que ser padre y madre.
3:01 Anastosio recuerda como cuidaba a sus hijas cuando estaban enfermas.
4:05 Anastasio era un comerciante de frutas y verduras en Mexicali.
4:50 Anastasio recuerda su tristeza cuando sus 6 hijas se fueron de case, dejandolo solo.
06:22 Alejandra (42) recuerda emigrar a los EEUU despues de su esposo, José.
7:25 Alejandra describe el proceso que paso para obtener la ciudadania Americana. Esta contenta de ser ciudadana de los EEUU y de Mexico, y se considera igualmente libre en un lugar que en el otro.
8:23 Alejandra explica que en el EEUU, solo es posible triunfar si trabajas.
8:35 Alejandra describe su hijo, un soldado en el US army, y su hija, que esta en el grado 11.
9:34 Alejandra explica porque quiere estudiar para ser enfermera.
11:00 José (45) emigro a los EEUU en 1986 con papeles. En 1987, empezo a trabajar en Calexico, CA. Aunque era contador en Mexico, en los EEUU tuvo que trabajar en McDonald's porque no tenia licensia para ser contador en los EEUU y no hablaba ingles.
12:10 José describe las dificultades de trabajar en el sector de "fast food. "
12:35 José describe sentirse humillado cuando le cortaron las horas en McDonald's. Se fue en uniforme de McDonald's a pedir un trabajo en Jack-in-the-Box.
15:05 El primer dia trabajando en Jack-in-the-Box, lo pusieron a José en la parrilla. Cada 5 minutos se acercaba el jerente, hasta que al final le dijo a José que el se quedaria ahi a trabajar.
15:45 José trabajo en Jack-in-the-Box por 12 anios. Ahi, aprendio ingles y termino a cargo de muchos restaurantes.
16:35 José trabajaba en Calexico, pero su familia vivia del lado mexicano del borde. Era dificil porque muchas veces trabajaba en el turno de noche y al mismo tiempo estaba estudiando en la universidad.
18:00 José explica como empezo a activar en la politica en San Luis, AZ. Lo eligieron como miembro del cabildo municipal. En Mexico no habia participado en la politica. Desde 1996-98 fue un miembro del cabildo, y de 1998-2000 fue el vice alcalde de la ciudad.
19:08 José recuerda cuando emigro con su familia a Tucson, AZ. Despues de eso se mudaron a Yuma.
19:41 José explica como termino trabajando para Merrill Lynch en educacion financiera para la comunidad hispana. El ayuda a la gente a planificar sus situaciones financieras.
21:15 En 2008, José regreso al cabildo de San Luis, AZ. Cree que puede ser nominado como vice alcalde otra vez mas.
22:15 José describe su orgullo por sus hijos. Esta orgulloso que pudo demonstrar que se puede triunfar en los EEUU, pero cree que tiene mucho por delante.
23:00 José cree que la vida de los imigrantes es dura, especialmente la barrera del lenguaje. Es importante que los imigrantes sientan orgullo por sus costumbres y que aprendan de las culturas de los EEUU.
24:15 José explica porque se considera mexico-americano.
25:06 José cree que la comunidad hispana tiene raizes profundas y es una cultura tremendo. Pero el EEUU es un pais de imigrantes y leyes, y les toca aprender de este pais.
25:45 José explica que todo lo que su familia ha logrado ha sido con el apoyo de su esposa.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Activism
Army
Assimilation, Acculturation
Blue Collar Workers
Bosses
Children
Citizenship
Economic
Fathers
Home
Immigration Stories
National Identity
Politics
Spouses
White Collar Workers
General
Jack-in-the-Box
McDonald's
pride
Calexico, CA
Mexicali, Mexico
San Luis, AZ
Tuscon, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006119 Storyteller: Baughman, Michael H.; Interviewer: Sanchez, Douglas Omar (friend/friend). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-16T17:30:00
Interview Description
Michael Baughman (67) talks with friend, Douglas Sanchez (18) about their work as community activists in the LGBT community in Yuma, AZ. Both share coming out stories.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:46 Michael explains how he came to Yuma and first became involved in the LGBT community.
06:33 Michael shares his coming out story.
08:35 Michael talks about his work with the Amancio Project. Amancio was a gay cross dresser that was murdered in Yuma. The community did little to respond, and hence Michael started the Amancio project.
15:29 Douglas recalls when he first met Michael at a Gay Meet Up. Douglas was trying to form a GSA at the high school.
20:04 Douglas talks about being gay in a Hispanic family.
24:42 Douglas shares his coming out story. He told his parents as a Christmas present.
30:09 Douglas and Michael talk about the good things that have come out of Amancio's death and the progress that has been made in the LGBT community.
37:16 Douglas and Michael share words of thanks and appreciation to one another.
44:00 Michael gives a testimonial to StoryCorps.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Activism
Children
Christmas
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Coworkers
Death
Discrimination
Extended Family
Fear
First Meetings
Homophobia
Investitures And Initiations
Job Satisfaction
Lesbian
Lost Friends
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Schools
Siblings
Strikes and Protests
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
accidents
AIDS services
Amancio Corrales
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
car accident
clubbing/bars
college
coming out
disabled
Equal Access Act
ethnicity
family expressions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
Fresno, CA
gay
gay rights
Gay Straight Alliance
Harvey Milk
hate crimes
historical events/people
illness
influential people
LGBT
Machismo
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
personal experiences
PFLAG
political beliefs and practices
prejudice
school day memories
sexual orientation
social beliefs and practices
The Amancio Project
work space, hardhat, etc. decorations
Yuma County Gay Rights Meet Up
Yuma, AZ
Interview-ID
MBY006120 Storyteller: Olague, Chandra; Interviewer: Olague, Pedro Miguel (wife, husband). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-17T11:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Chandra Olague and Pedro Miguel "Mike "Olague, married, recount their relationship and marriage on their fifteenth anniversary.
Facilitator Subject Log
1:10 Mike recounts time in jail.
2:30 Mike recounts meeting Chandra.
9:55 Mike recounts jail time after couple returns to Arizona from Washington. "She was sending letters every day. "
14:40 Chandra's version of meeting Mike. "Then, I knew. "
16:10 Chandra recalls traveling to Washington pregnant.
17:30 Mike recalls conditions when moving out of Washington.
18:50 Chandra recalls living in Phoenix, getting married, buying a house.
24:45 Mike remembers relationship with step-grandfather.
27:25 Chandra and Mike "get a kick "out of working with government officials given their past history.
32:50 Message to kids "Life can be hard... but it's what you make of it "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Bosses
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Engagements
Ethnic Foods
Fear
Grandparents
Marriage
Parents
Prison Life
Schools
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
Weddings
Workday Life
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
economic beliefs and practices
family characters
family heroes
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
illness
influential people
jail
memories of former times
migration
personal experiences
spouse
wedding anniversary\
Interview-ID
MBY006122 Storyteller: Pla, Stephanie Lorraine; Interviewer: Briceno-Padilla, Roxanne (friend/friend). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-17T15:30:00
Interview Description
Stephanie Lorraine Pla and Roxanne Briceno-Padilla discuss military life, being a military widow, and living in bilingual and bicultural contexts.
Facilitator Subject Log
2:20 SP discusses being a woman in the military.
7:10 RBP talks about her husband Fernando Padilla, who was killed in Iraq.
9:20 SP and RBP discuss challenges for military widows
17:25 SP discusses being in a bicultural marriage (Puerto Rican husband), tells story of struggle to gain acceptance of husband's family and friends
23:50 RBP and SP discuss bilingualism, multiculturalism and difficulties for bilingual, multicultural families
32:40 RBP recounts death of her husband
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Best Friends
Bosses
Burials
Children
Community Businesses
Community Characters
Death
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Favorite Foods
Histories
Legacy
Lost Friends
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Racism
Schools
Siblings
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
War Stories
Weddings
Workday Life
Identity
General
anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
appearance
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family expressions
family traditions
historical events/people
personal experiences
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006123 Storyteller: Yanez, Larry; Interviewer: Rios, Jorge (storyteller/facilitator). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-17T15:30:00
Interview Description
Larry Yanez (61) talks with facilitator, Jorge Rios (24) about his life as an artist, musician, and educator. He talks about his family culture, his time spent in the military, travels, and dealing with depression.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:50 Larry was born in Yuma. He gives an overview of his life - where he has been and what he has done.
05:38 Larry talks about his artwork.
07:35 Larry talks about his family and their history in the area.
13:38 Larry explains his artistic influences.
20:37 Larry talks about the family curse - depression/bipolar disorder, and how he deals with it.
22:45 Larry reflects on the changes he has seen in Yuma since growing up here.
25:56 Larry talks about his experiences in the military in Germany and some of his other travels.
31:50 Larry talks about his children and grandchildren.
34:16 Larry doesn't have a vision for the future. He hopes his decisions and teachings will impact others to make change in the future.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Birth
Changes In Education
Childcare
Children
Community Businesses
Community History
Community Organizations
Cures
Depression
Divorce
Drawing
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Genealogy
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Instrument Playing
Job Satisfaction
Listening Habits
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Painting
Parents
Schools
Sculpture
Singing
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
adobe
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona State University
Arizona Western College
art museum
artwork
Asian art
Bach
bipolar
birth of first child
Chicano art
college
comic books
craft, skills, and procedures
ethnicity
family expressions
family reunions
family traditions
family trips and excursions
graffiti
group therapy
guitar
influential people
jazz clubs
Los Angeles, CA
medication
memories of former times
memories of growing up
mental illness
Mexico
Murals
New York
personal experiences
Phoenix, AZ
print making
registrar
school day memories
Scotland
single parent
social beliefs and practices
spouse
storytelling
teacher
widow
Interview-ID
MBY006124 Storyteller: Villalobos, Rudolph; Interviewer: Bernard, Bill (father-in-law/son-in-law). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-18T09:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Bill Bernard interviews his father, Rudolph "Rudy "Villalobos (86) about Rudy's experience on a bombing mission over France during his military service in World War II.
Facilitator Subject Log
00:45 Rudy was born in Anaheim, California, the first generation American of Mexican parents.
08:05 Rudy flew 32 bombing missions over continental Europe. he worked as a radio officer.
14:12 Rudy describes the events of his 23rd bombing mission when the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Flak from a shell hit the man (Lt. Kennedy) sitting next to Rudy and Rudy tended to his wounds. The pilot managed to guide the plane safely back.
31:01 Rudy describes the routine of a flight day: getting up before dawn for breakfast and then going out on a mission. After returning from a mission, each man was given 2 oz. of Whiskey. Rudy always gave his to someone else but after the doctor ordered him to take it, he found he liked the feeling. Now, the taste of whiskey always brings him back to that time and place.
33:30 Reunions with the men who flew with Rudy, particularly Lt. Kennedy many decades later.
37:45 Staying close to faith, never knowing whether one would come back from a mission or not.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Death
Marriage
War Stories
General
bandages
cohorts (groups of friends)
historical events/people
injuries
morphine
personal experiences
religious beliefs and practices
social beliefs and practices
whiskey
Interview-ID
MBY006128 Storyteller: Amavisca-Singh, JoAnn; Interviewer: Rios, Jorge (interviewee/interviewer). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-18T15:30:00
[English]
Interview Description
Facilitator Jorge Rios interviews JoAnn Amavisca-Singh about her family who were pioneers in Yuma, Arizona.
Facilitator Subject Log
02:10 JoAnn remembers her childhood in Yuma--going to the movies on Saturday and playing with her sister.
09:40 JoAnn's parents.
18:30 Family's cattle and cattle drives. JoAnn remembers a time the family was stranded by high water during one of the drives down to Tecate.
27:18 Experience of growing up with a Hispanic name.
29:20 JoAnn's maternal grandmother, Lupe and her cooking. JoAnn's uncles who all served in World War II.
36:50 JoAnn's work among many men. The power of being a secretary.
40:01 JoAnn's two younger children.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Bosses
Children
Community History
Coworkers
Death
Discrimination
Divorce
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
Grandparents
Job Satisfaction
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Parents
Recipes
Schools
Siblings
Students
Teachers
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Urban Life
War Stories
Workday Life
Identity
General
appearance
birth of first child
Catholic school
cattle drive
childhood games
chile con carne
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
community worthies
craft, skills, and procedures
ethnicity
fair-skinned
Franciscan
gender
Hispanic
horses
illness
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexico
Nogales
personal experiences
Phoenix, Arizona
pioneer families
Polio
prejudice
religious beliefs and practices
school day memories
secretary
social beliefs and practices
spouse
tecate
Tortillas
Yuma, Arizona
Interview-ID
MBY006130 Storyteller: Torres, Emma; Interviewer: Chavoya, Maria (coworker/coworker). Yuma Main Library, 2010-01-18T12:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Emma Torres y su compañera de trabajo Maria Chavoya platican sobre la vida laboral de Emma, su papel dentro del sindicato de trabajadores campesinos (UFW, por sus siglas en Ingles), el declive del sindicato y sus logros y aspiraciones educativas.
[Emma Torres and her coworker Maria Chavoya talk about Emma's work life, her role in the United Farm Workers union (UFW), the union's decline, and Emma's educational achievements and aspirations.]
Facilitator Subject Log
3:00 ET habla de su familia, su pobreza y el trabajo en el campo.
5:30 ET habla de su orgulloso padre, quien se reusaba a tomar asistencia del gobierno. Vecinos ayudaban a la familia.
6:50 Escuela cataloga a ET como persona con deficiencia mental por no saber Ingles. ET empieza a trabajar en el campo y deja la escuela.
12:50 ET habla de se envolvimiento con el sindicato de los campesinos. Huelgas y caminatas. Consequencias de meterse a la huelga. Chavistas y esquirolas.
16:40 Actividades en Arizona. Boycotts y pedradas en la frontera.
18:30 Declive del sindicato. Diferencias politicas dentro del sindicato. Violencia causada por las "cuadrillas. "Crecio tanto el movimiento que se le salio de las manos [a Cesar Chavez] "
27:00 Vuida a los 24 años. Experiencia de una mujer mexicana viuda.
28:30 Regreso a la escuela.
34:50 Experanzas para su comunidad.
36:00 "No podemos vivir de rodillas. "
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Achievements and Awards
Bosses
Changes In Education
Children
Coming Of Age
Community Businesses
Community Characters
Community History
Community Organizations
Connections With The Famous
Coworkers
Death
Discrimination
Ethnic Foods
Farm Life
First Job
Graduation
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Legacy
Marriage
Neighborhood Life
Occupational Traditions
Parades
Parents
Racism
Schools
Strikes and Protests
Teachers
Town Life
Workday Life
Identity
General
appearance
cohorts (groups of friends)
college
community worthies
economic beliefs and practices
ethnicity
family characters
family naming and nicknames
family trips and excursions
first impression of America
historical events/people
influential people
labor movements and unions
memories of growing up
prejudice
school day memories
social beliefs and practices
spouse
Interview-ID
MBY006134 Storyteller: Rodriguez, Eugenia; Interviewer: Rodriguez, Esperanza (suegra/nuera). Yuma County Main Library, 2010-01-20T14:30:00
[Spanish]
Interview Description
Esperanza Rodriguez entrevista a su suegra, Eugenia Rodriguez sobre su niñez en un Rancho y los 15 hijos que tuve con su esposo.
[Esperanza Rodriguez interviews her mother-in-law Eugenia Rodriguez about her childhood on a ranch and the 15 children she had with her husband.]
Facilitator Subject Log
1:35 Eugenia nació en Mexicali. Se crió en La Paz con su abuela y su tío.
08:30 El papá de Eugenia regresó cuando tenía 14 años. Eugenia se acuerda tambíen del hijo de su hermana mayor que Eugenia crió.
13:02 A los 15 años su papá les mandó a Eugenia y sus hermanos para Mexicali. Allí Eugenia conoció a su marido, "Primo. " Se casaron cuando Eugenia tenía 16 años.
24:43 Viniendo a Yuma. El hijo mayor, Agustín, de Eugenia.
31:50 Anhelos para los nietos y bis-nietos.
Keywords
Fixed Subjects
Birth
Childcare
Children
Coming Of Age
Death
Earliest Memories
Ethnic Foods
Extended Family
Farm Life
First Meetings
Grandparents
Immigration Stories
Marriage
Parents
Recipes
Siblings
Town Life
Traumatic Memories
Weddings
Work Ethic
Workday Life
General
algodones
birth of first child
economic beliefs and practices
el rancho
family traditions
Gorditas
illness
mayordomo
memories of former times
memories of growing up
Mexicali