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Document Details


Title: Alejandro, Aaron
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: The interview opens with a discussion of Alejandro's family history and turns to his youthful misbehavior, which resulted in his being sent to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. Alejandro goes into detail about his experiences at Boys Ranch and the effect upon his life of his time there. He talks at length about his involvement in Future Farmers of America and his campaign for and year as its state president, during which he toured Texas keeping speaking engagements and promoting FFA. Nearing graduation from Texas Tech University, Alejandro accepted employment as district coordinator for U.S. Representative Bill Sarpalius. He discusses his work for the congressman and gives his opinions as to why Sarpalius lost his seat in 1994. Alejandro talks about racism in the Texas Panhandle and in Montague, Wise and Wichita counties, his unsuccessful campaign for the 13th District U.S. House seat, and the campaign for Wichita County judge in which he was engaged at the time of the interview.
Extent: 104 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_043.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Alejandro, Aaron, 1966-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 6-Feb-1966
Speaker place of birth: Dallas, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 31
Document location: Dallas, TX
Document date: 22-Aug-1997
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, Amarillo, TX; Future Farmers of America, Indianapolis, IN; Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX; U.S. Congress. House of Representatives
Locations discussed: Amarillo, TX; Dallas, TX; North America; Texas; United States; Wichita Falls, TX
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Amarillo, TX; Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, Amarillo, TX; Dallas, TX; Drug abuse; Family--History; Future Farmers of America, Indianapolis, IN; Hispanic American leadership; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American politicians; Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Political campaigns--United States; Political science; Politicians; Texas; Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX; U.S. Congress. House of Representatives; United States; Wichita Falls, TX
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000182-127