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Document Details


Title: Chavez, Gilbert
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: Chávez discusses his 32-year career in federal government service. He details the history of Mexican Americans in federal public service and describes the problems they face as federal employees. He talks about the characteristics of federal employment and federal civil service salary structure. Chávez elaborates upon the many Hispanic minority programs he helped to develop and direct during his tenure at the federal level. He talks about National IMAGE, Inc. and its mission to increase the presence of Mexican Americans and other Hispanic groups in federal government employment. In addition, Chávez tells about his work with Boys Clubs, Head Start programs, Project SER, the Border Patrol, the Southwestern Interstate Migrant Association (SWIMA), the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the National Association of Hispanic Public Executives, and the Senior Executive Service (SES) of the United States Department of Justice. He talks about his family history and genealogy and his accomplishments as a young adult boxing champion. He tells about his family's financial struggles and the measures he took to contribute to the family income. Chávez concludes the interview by giving his opinion on the most significant Mexican American leaders and organizations in the United States today.
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_119.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chavez, Gilbert, 1931-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1931
Speaker place of birth: Cottonwood, AZ; Arizona; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 24-Oct-1997
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX; Mexican Americans in Gainful Endeavors, San Antonio, TX; Project SER, San Antonio, TX; Texas Head Start, Houston, TX; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Border Patrol; U.S. Department of Justice
Locations discussed: Arizona; Cottonwood, AZ; Dallas, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arizona; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Boxing; Cottonwood, AZ; Dallas, TX; Family; Family--History; Federal government; Hispanic American leadership; Hispanic Americans; Hispanic Americans--Texas; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX; Mexican Americans in Gainful Endeavors, San Antonio, TX; North America; Oral history; Project SER, San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas Head Start, Houston, TX; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Border Patrol; U.S. Department of Justice; United States; United States--Officials and employees
Topics discussed - Other terms: Boys clubs
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000193-138