Interviewee

Gerardo Chávez

Interviewer

Judy Ann Fuentes

Project

Class Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Migrated to the border in 1962 at the age of ten; educated in both Mexican and American schools; received a B.S. degree at U.T. El Paso; presently is a Spanish teacher.

Summary of Interview

Bigraphical data; life of his family on an hacienda before the Mexican Revolution; life on a small village in Mexico where he grew up; migration to the border area; problems in the classroom with native speakers of Spanish; Border Spanish; life in the United States compared to life in Mexico; feelings upon becoming a United States citizen.

Date of Interview

3-24-1979

Length of Interview

1 hour

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Tape Number

No. 641

Transcript Number

No. 641

Length of Transcript

13 pages

Interview Number

No. 641

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

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