Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Colonel; longtime resident of El Paso upper valley area.
Summary of Interview
Biographical data; youth years and dating patterns; employment experiences, including that as a teacher (first to use bilingual education methodology); experiences in Spain as a translator and secret service agent; the history of the Southwestern New Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the Spanish Flu; Prohibition; the Depression; WWII; Chamizal dedication.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour 40 minutes
Interview with Col. Cruz R. Alvarez by Angelita Silva, 1981, "Interview no. 516," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.