Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Ben Gonsalez
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ben Gonsalez was born in Laughton, Oklahoma, in 1921 and came to Minnesota with his mother in 1930 to work in the beet fields and canning industry. He was drafted into the military in 1942 and discharged in 1945. In 1946 he got married in Winnebago, and he worked at Fairmont Canning Company for sixteen years. At the time of the interview he was involved in the Pentecostal movement. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His move to Minnesota; Minnesota Citizens for Migrant Affairs; and his work as acting minister and missionary for the Temple de la Fe, a Pentecostal church in Guckeen, Faribault County.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:50:10 running time
Creation Interviewee: Gonsalez, Ben P.
Interviewer: Moosbrugger, Grant
Made in Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/27/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.25
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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