Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Marcelino and Irene Rivera

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Titles Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Marcelino and Irene Rivera
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marcelino Rivera was born in Mexico City in 1906, fought in the Mexican Revolution and left the army when he was 18 to come to the United States. He crossed the river into Texas and worked at various jobs, ending up in St. Paul, where he met his wife. Irene Rivera was born in Texas in 1910. She worked in the fields before coming to Minnesota in 1925. She settled in St. Paul in 1931. The Riveras were married in New Ulm, Minn., in 1932. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Marcelino Rivera's life in Mexico and the United States; Irene Rivera's life in the United States; community life on the West Side in St. Paul; the Our Lady of Guadalupana Society, established in 1931; community customs and celebrations; and advice to younger Mexican Americans. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Irene Rivera spoke for Marcelino Rivera, who was ill.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:13:20 running time
Creation Interviewee: Rivera, Marcelino
Interviewee: Rivera, Mrs. Irene
Interviewer: Juarez, Richard
Made in: West Saint Paul, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 08/19/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.92.59 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'


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