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Document Details


Title: Gutierrez, Eduardo
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: Mr. Gutiérrez discusses the purpose and mission of his non-profit organization, the Student Alternatives Program, Inc., an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza. He talks about the differences in emphasis between his organization and that of Ernesto and Gloria Nieto's National Hispanic Institute. Mr. Gutiérrez gives a detailed history of his work in alternative education systems in Texas and how he was able to begin contracting with the public schools to offer his services. He tells about his family history and genealogy, and relates some childhood memories of race discrimination practices he experienced. He tells about attending the University of Mexico where he became more socially and politically aware through exposure to people from many areas of the world. Mr. Gutierrez briefly tells about his involvement with MEChA, NOMAS, and MAYA. He describes his work for Education Systems Corporation (ECS), which provided services to migrant seasonal farm workers, and he describes his employment by various foundation organizations before developing his educational alternatives business. Mr. Gutiérrez concludes the interview by reviewing the reasons for the failure of the Zavala County Economic Development plan and talks about testifying during court litigation concerning that failure.
Extent: 81 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_144.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gutierrez, Eduardo, 1943-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1943
Age at speaking: 56
Document location: Lubbock, TX
Document date: 22-Jul-1999
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: National Hispanic Institute, Maxwell, TX
Locations discussed: Lubbock, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alternative education; Community; Community organization; Education; Family; Family--History; Hispanic American families; Lubbock, TX; Migrant agricultural laborers; National Hispanic Institute, Maxwell, TX; North America; Oral history; Public schools; Racism; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Student Alternatives Program, INC
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000209-154