Wendy S. Thomason
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
He grew up in south El Paso and Los Angeles. He fought in the zoot suit riots in L.A. in the early 1940s. He settled in El Paso and worked his way in an international company from janitor to foreman.
Summary of Interview
He describes zoot suits; tells what life was like in south El Paso in the 1930s and 1940s; talks about gang fights, local jails, and boxing in the Golden Gloves.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 15 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Anonymous by Wendy S. Thomason, 1978, "Interview no. 724," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.