Interviewee

Harvey Hilley

Interviewer

Carrie Crise

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Cotton farmer.

Summary of Interview

Born in Socorro, Texas; second generation Texas; served in the United States Navy; participation in the local Cotton association. Discusses parents' background; the effects of the Great Depression; the CCC at Rio Vista; the effects of WWII on the Lower Valley; experiences with Braceros and previous Mexican agricultural workers; the role of Rio Vista in the Bracero Program; evolution of the cotton farming in the lower valley.

Date of Interview

11-23-1998

Length of Interview

48 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 930

Transcript Number

No. 930

Interview Number

No. 930

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Transcript and tape.

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