Yvonne Gomez Nelson
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Lifelong resident of El Paso and taxicab driver for 40 years.
Summary of Interview
Childhood in Mexico and in South El Paso; his father's death during the Mexican Revolution; early employment as shoeshine boy, news carrier, and Western Union messenger; dances during teenage years; marriage; and some experiences of 40 years as a taxicab driver in El Paso.
Note: Partial transcript only. Two tapes not transcribed.
Tape II- (not transcribed) Effects of prohibition, the Depression, and World War II on his life in El Paso.
Tape III- (not transcribed) Married life, retirement, comments on illegal aliens and additional information on early El Paso.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
2 hours and 50 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Anonymous by Yvonne Gomez Nelson, 1978, "Interview no. 755," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.