Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Maria J. Bosquez
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maria J. Bosquez was born Maria de Jesus Gutierrez in Saqualco de Torres, Jalisco, Mexico, on May 30, 1906. She remembers the Mexican Revolution's effects on her home town. She took training and became a teacher. At age 21 she married Concepcion Bosquez of Villita de Encarnacion, San Juan de Los Lagos, Mexico. On Feb. 5, 1928, they entered the United States at Laredo, Texas. They arrived in Minneapolis on Feb. 11 or Feb. 12. Mr. Bosquez had been employed by the Milwaukee Railroad. Both she and her husband immediately became involved in the activities of the Mexican-American community in St. Paul, although they lived in Minneapolis. Her family of eight was born and raised in Minneapolis. She was employed by Woolworth's for 15 years. She retired in 1968. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Mexico; the St. Paul Mexican-American community, including its families, activities, leaders and organizations; problems of adjusting to life in the United States; her husband's activities at work and in the Mexican-American community; her family in Minneapolis and Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the Christeros War in Mexico; her philosophy for living. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The interview is in Spanish, transcribed into English. Bosquez was very involved in Mexican Independence Day programs and remembers many names.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:02:36 running time
Creation Interviewee: Bosquez, Mrs. Maria J.
Interviewer: Barela, Victor
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/08/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.7
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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