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Collection Details


Collection Name: Prisoners of War in New Mexico Agriculture NMF&RHM Oral History Program
Repository Name: New Mexico State University. University Archives. Rio Grande Historical Collection [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
URL: http://archives.nmsu.edu/rghc/index/pow/categories.html
Dates Spanned: 1997-2001
Description: This collection of audio and videotapes documents the use of prisoners of war (POWs) in New Mexico agriculture during World War II. Both Italian and German POWs were housed in New Mexico and some worked as laborers harvesting and planting mostly commercial crops. Two large camps were located near Roswell and Lordsburg, New Mexico, and there were many smaller base camps established (usually in refurbished CCC camps) throughout southern and eastern New Mexico.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 94
Broad Subjects: Military; Rural Life; Agriculture; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Agricultural laborers--New Mexico; Agriculture--New Mexico; Inmate guards; New Mexico; Oral history; Prisoners of war--New Mexico; Ranching--New Mexico; United States
Collection Code: OHC0001594