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    • Oral History with Emma Torres, February 23, 2011

    • Torres, Emma
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Emma Torres is from Guanajato, Mexico. She moved to San Luis, Arizona when she was five years old and was a field laborer by age 13. Ms. Torres is among the founders of Farm Workers Without Borders (Campesinos sin Fronteras) and worked to develop...
    • Oral History with Oscar Reynaga

    • Reynaga, Oscar
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Lettuce--Packaging; Lettuce Industry; Cauliflower--Packaging;
    • Oscar Reynaga was born in Mexicali. Early in life he immigrated illegally to the United States and worked in the celery fields of Salinas. He settled in Yuma and has been working with Dole in cauliflower harvesting. Mr. Reynaga remembers...
    • Oral History with Oscar Reynaga, April 7, 2011

    • Reynaga, Oscar
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Lettuce--Packaging; Lettuce Industry; Cauliflower--Packaging;
    • Oscar Reynaga was born in Mexicali. Early in life he immigrated illegally to the United States and worked in the celery fields of Salinas, California. He settled in Yuma, Arizona and has been working with Dole in cauliflower harvesting. Mr. Reynaga...
    • Oral History with Gloria Duarte

    • Duarte, Gloria
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Immigration and Naturalization Service
    • Gloria Serrano Duarte is a field worker from San Luis, Arizona. Born in San Luis, Mexico, Ms. Duarte immigrated to the United States with her parents at a young age. Because of the laws at the time, howerver, she was forced to return to Mexico,...
    • Oral History with Maria Murrieta

    • Murrieta, Maria
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Bracero Program
    • Maria Murrieta lives in San Luis, AZ. She was born in Merida, Yucatan. Her father Bartolome Hau accepted a job as a bracero and they immigrated to Yuma, AZ in 1959. Ms. Murrieta discusses her life growing up in the United States and the culture...
    • Oral History with Maria Murietta, May 20, 2011

    • Murietta, Maria
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Bracero Program
    • Maria Murrieta lives in San Luis, Arizona. She was born in Merida, Yucatan. Her father, Bartolome Hau, accepted a job as a bracero and they immigrated to Yuma, Arizona in 1959. Ms. Murrieta discusses her life growing up in the United States and the...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Louie Gradias

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011

    • Zúñiga, Mildred
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--California; Educators--Michigan; Educators--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History;
    • Mildred "Millie" Carrie Zúñiga was born in 1920 in Ohio on her family's farm. She talks about her family history, life during the Great Depression, and her struggles to get an education. She moved to Lansing, Michigan to find work before moving...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...

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