University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a public research university in El Paso, Texas, United States. The school was founded in 1914 as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy, and a practice mineshaft survives on the mountainous desert campus. Following a reorganization of the University of Texas in 1920, the school was renamed the College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas. It became Texas Western College of the University of Texas in 1949, and The University of Texas at El Paso in 1967.
Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Received his 1st contract as a bracero in 1959 through the Secretaria de Gobernaci?n in Cuernavaca, Morelos to go to San Jose, CA; also worked in Arizona; had to return to Mexico becuase of being seriously ill with stomach problems caused by food in bracero work camp.
Dates: 2003 September 26; Digitization: 2006 November 16
Abstract Born in Baja California and reared in Sonora; her family left Guaymas during the Mexican Revolution; recalls years (1914-1916) of poverty, hunger and famine in Sonora; unsuccessful attempts by her widowed mother and her children to emigrate to the United States in the late 1910's; eventual emigration to the United States.
Dates: 1979 June 21; Digitization: 2006 November 15
Abstract Relates experiences as a child including the trips into the mountains to gather mesquite and amole; discusses and describes life in Ysleta during the 1920's and 1930's; celebrations on St. Anthony's Day (June 13th); traces route of street car from Ysleta to EL Paso and route of Highway80.
Dates: 1993 February 7; Digitization: 2006 November 16
Abstract Mexican Revolution, in which all of her brothers were killed; came to the United States; dedicated much of her life to religious work, including caring for orphans and the sick; Lydia Patterson Institute; ethnic relations; her work experience in Texas, Arizona, and California.
Dates: 1978 May 16; Digitization: 2006 November 15
Abstract Mr. Trevino was born in Salanillo, Coohuila. He was hired as a bracero in Zacatecas and enlisted in Monterrey. He remembers being sprayed with pesticides at the border. He worked in Edinburg, TX picking cotton.
Dates: 2003 June 30; Digitization: 2006 November 20
Abstract Recollection of the Mexican Revolution and his opinion on Pancho Villa and Guillermo Baca; his emigration to the United States, the Spanish Flu of 1918, of which his mother died; the Depression.
Dates: 1978 May 14; Digitization: 2006 November 15
Abstract Began crossing into the United States at the age of 11; experiences with immigration officials; experiences working as a bracero in the 1950's.
Dates: 1979 June 5; Digitization: 2006 November 16