A People’s History of the Inland Empire Digital Archive

Rafael Gonzales Interview

Item

Title

Rafael Gonzales Interview

Identifier

2019.003.034

Type

Sound

Description

1992 remastered interview with Rafael V. Gonzales, note: audio is of poor quality, the transcript contains many blanks due to this. Rafael Gonzales begins by discussing his work as a cobbler as well as his life growing up in Mexico City. In 1940 he immigrated to the U.S. first arriving first in Arizona and then in Montana where he worked as a bracero before picking oranges in Redlands. He discusses what it was like to work in the citrus industry and his decision to stay in the U.S. rather than return to Mexico.

Subject

Bracero Program
Citrus Fruit Industry
Immigration

Spatial Coverage

Redlands (Calif.)
Arizona
Mexico City (Mexico)
Montana

Temporal Coverage

1920-1950s

Creator

Antonio Vasquez

Date

March, 1992

Contributor

Gonzales, Rafael V.

Format

Audio Cassette

Language

English

Rights

Copyright Undetermined

Duration

Side A1: 24:10
Side B1: 05:47
Side B2: 04:24
Total: 34:21