Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Alfonso Galvan

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Titles Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Alfonso Galvan
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alfonso Galvan was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in 1898. He fought in the Mexican Revolution and came to the United States in 1919. In 1923 he came to Chaska, Minnesota, and worked in the fields. He also worked as a butcher, for Armour for four years and for Swift for six years. He worked for Cudahy's for twenty-five years until 1954, when the plant closed. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The Mexican Revolution; crossing the river and entering the United States; working for railroads, in farm fields and in the meatpacking industry; the first people in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul; the Anahuac Society; celebrations on the West Side; his philosophy and advice to the young. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:40:09 running time
Creation Interviewee: Galvan, Alfonso
Interviewer: Barela, Victor
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 07/30/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.92.21 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'


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