Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
(Retired Teacher) Born in Van Horn, Texas, in 1905; attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Westmoreland Junior High College in San Antonio (now Trinity University), and Sul Ross Junior College (now Sul Ross University) in Alpine; attended the College of Mines (now UTEP) where she received her B.A. and master's degree; taught at Alamo School for 30 years.
Summary of Interview
Early life in Van Horn; supposed murder of her father for homesteading in the Green River area; Pascual Orozco's body at Van Horn; Anglo American attitudes toward Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution; reflections on teaching at Alamo School in El Paso (predominantly Mexican American) from the 1940s to the 1970s; Anglo/Mexican relations.
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Interview with Alice B. Cummings by Richard Estrada, 1978, "Interview no. 426," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.