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Document Details


Title: Zuniga, Mike and Elizabeth
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: Mike and Elizabeth Zúñiga describe their early lives, education, upbringing and the discrimination they experienced and continue to observe. Mike talks about his work farming and ranching in western Central Texas with his father while still a student, their ruination by drought, and his subsequent jobs. Elizabeth discusses her return to school, qualification and work as an LVN, and her later achievement of the RN degree. She also reveals her struggle against expectations, her own included, that Mexican American women should not work outside the home. The Zúñigas relate their involvement with organizing LULAC District 5 and La Raza Unida Party in Winters, Texas, discuss life as Mexican Americans in Texas (especially in the Winters and Ballinger area) and describe political activity and developments in the region.
Extent: 96 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_122.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Zuniga, Mike
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Georgetown, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Document location: San Antonio, TX
Document date: 25-Oct-1997
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: La Raza Unida Party, Crystal City, TX; League of United Latin American Citizens, Corpus Christi, TX
Locations discussed: Ballinger, TX; North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States; Winters, TX
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Ballinger, TX; Biography; Education; Education, Higher; Family; Family farms; Family--History; Hispanic American families; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American women; Hispanic Americans--Texas; La Raza Unida Party, Crystal City, TX; League of United Latin American Citizens, Corpus Christi, TX; North America; Nursing; Political activists; Ranching; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States; Winters, TX
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000259-204