Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Santa Mies
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Santa Mies was born in 1945 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, and arrived illegally in the United States in 1953. She lived and worked in Texas until 1963, when she contracted to work for the Jennie-O turkey company in Litchfield, Minn. She became a permanent resident of the United States in 1969. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Loyalty to the company; difficulties in becoming a United States citizen; help she received from her employer in making her residence legal, and cooperation of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; assistance she gives to non-English-speaking employees; and limited involvement with the church. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
5 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:14:18 running time
Creation Interviewee: Mies, Ms. Santa
Interviewer: Saucedo, Ramedo J.
Made in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/02/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.46
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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