Seasonal Farm Laborers Program
found: Latin American Video Archives WWW, Dec. 30, 2003 (The agreement for the Seasonal Farm Laborers Program was signed by the governments of Mexico and the United States on July 23, 1942; Bracero Program)
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series 10 of 11 Includes foreign relations trip materials, newsletters, radio scripts, press releases, weekly reports, and audio and video tapes.
Dates: 1963 June 21
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview The Mexican Revolution; Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918; came to the United States in 1918 and became resident in 1928; obtained his citizenship in 1940; attended night school; floods; gangs; job experiences; the Depression; Prohibition, discrimination; World War II.
Dates: 1979 February 2; Digitization: 2006 November 15
Overview Mr. Flores was born in San Andres de la Cal, Morelos, Mexico in 1932. He worked in Texas picking cotton; in Arizona picking melon; talks in detail about working conditions in California picking various vegetables and fruits; also worked in Virginia (1980-1985) in tobacco fields.
Dates: 2003 August 6; Digitization: 2006 November 16
Overview Mr. Martinez grew up in Emetepec Hidalgo. He worked as a bracero in Califonia and Texas; picking orange, lemon, tomato, green pepper, carrot, celery and cotton. Activities he did from 1951 to 1956.
Dates: 2002 May 15; Digitization: 2006 November 16
Overview Mr. Lopez grew up in Petatlan, Guerrero. He worked as a bracero in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas: picking tomato, cantaloupe, sugar beet, and cotton. Activities he did from 1954 to 1962.
Dates: 2002 May 31; Digitization: 2006 November 16