Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Esiquia S. Monita
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Esiquia Monita was born in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1902. In 1906 she crossed the border to El Paso, Texas, with her mother. She grew up in Kansas, working in beet fields. She married once in Kansas and moved with her husband to Chicago. She married again while in Chicago and came to St. Paul with her second husband. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family history; early Mexican settlers in St. Paul; harvesting beets and corn in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota; her husband's occupations; and food. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English. Part of the tape is garbled and difficult to understand.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:04:36 running time
Creation Interviewee: Monita, Mrs. Esiquia S.
Interviewer: Barela, Victor
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/07/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.47
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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