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Document Details


Title: Alonzo, Roberto
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: In the interview, conducted over a three-day period, Alonzo talks about growing up Mexican American in Texas, his family and their work as migrant laborers, and his education (including his school, university, and law school activities, in which he demonstrated political leadership at an early age). Alonzo discusses at length his political career, including his activities with Mexican American Democrats (MAD), his role as organizer of the La Causa chapter of MAD in Dallas, his relationship and interactions with Domingo García, and his participation in Dallas area politics and redistricting efforts. His descriptions of Democratic politics in Texas and his service in the Texas Legislature, including his efforts to obtain funding for the University of Texas at Arlington's Center for Mexican American Studies, provide insight into the inner workings of state politics.
Extent: 188 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_001.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Alonzo, Roberto R., 1956-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 25-Dec-1956
Speaker place of birth: Crystal City, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 43
Document location: Dallas, TX
Document date: 16-Dec-1999
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; Mexican American Democrats of Texas; Texas. State Legislature; University of Texas, Austin, TX
Locations discussed: Crystal City, TX; Dallas, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Crystal City, TX; Dallas, TX; Democratic Party, US; Family; Family--History; Hispanic American leadership; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic Americans; Hispanic Americans--Texas; Law; Law firms; Law--Texas; Lawyers; Mexican American Democrats of Texas; Migrant agricultural laborers; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Texas; Texas. State Legislature; Texas--Politics and government; United States; University of Texas, Austin, TX
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000183-128