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  • Collection: Washington County Oral Histories
  • Subject contains "Hispanic"

A video recording of Margaret Garza, Alfredo Garza, Hector Hinojosa, Greg Van Pelt, Dr. Greg Mecklem, and State Rep. Mitch Greenlick giving short interviews about the history of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. The video begins with…

An audio recording of an oral history of Alberto Garcia, father of Virginia Garcia, a young child who died in 1975 in Washington County. Part 2 of 2. The recording continues from the end of Part 1, where Garcia was describing the inauguration of the…

An audio recording of an oral history of Alberto Garcia, father of Virginia Garcia, a young child who died in 1975 in Washington County. His daughter, Alma, is also present in the interview. Alberto Garcia was born in 1926 in McAllen, (Edinburg?),…

A video recording of an oral history of Maria Refugio Granados about her life in Mexico and transitioning to the U.S. with help from Bienestar. The interview takes place in Hillsboro, Oregon. Granados was born in Cuto De La Esperanza, Michoacan,…

An audio recording of an oral history of Enedelia Schofield Hernandez. Enedelia Schofield was born in McAllen, Texas in 1958 and came to Oregon in 1962. She describes her childhood in Oregon, the financial hardships that her parents went through,…

An audio recording of an oral history of Vangie Sanchez. Evangelina Sanchez was born in Needville, Texas. She finished high school in Texas, and at age 19 joined the migrant stream with her mother, stepfather, siblings, and two children. After living…

Part 2 of an audio recording of an oral history of Isabelle and Raphael Mendoza. Interview takes place at their business warehouse in NE Portland (Su Casa Super Mercado). Isabel describes early problems with obtaining a liquor license with OLCC…

Part 1 of an audio recording of an oral history of Isabelle and Raphael Mendoza. Recording sounds a bit distorted. Rafael was born in Michoacan, Mexico in 1958 and shares memories of poverty during his childhood. He describes his father coming and…

An audio recording of an oral history of Hector Hinojosa. He was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and migrated to Harlingen, Texas with his family when he was two years old. After Harlingen experienced an economic downturn, the family began…

An audio recording of an oral history of Laura Gamboa. Gamboa was born in Cuautla in the Mexican state of Morelos south of Mexico City and lived there until she was twenty-one years old. In Cuautla her family had a refreshment stand. Over time the…