A People’s History of the Inland Empire Digital Archive

Oddie Martinez Interview

Item

Title

Oddie Martinez Interview

Identifier

2019.003.042

Type

Sound

Description

Interview with Oddie Martinez on April 18, 1994. Oddie discusses his life growing up in Redlands, California, his experience serving in the Navy during World War II, the Redlands citrus industry, his career in education, his local activism, and his involvement in local politics (first Mexican Mayor of Redlands, 1978-1982).

Subject

Citrus fruit industry
Citrus packinghouses
Mexican American Military Service
Racial/ Ethnic Discrimination
World War II
Lincoln Elementary School (Redlands)
Education
Agribusiness
I-10 freeway, development
Citrus industry, family
Civil Rights activism
Redlands House of Neighborly Service
YMCA
Local politics

Spatial Coverage

Redlands (Calif.)

Temporal Coverage

Mid 1800s-1994

Creator

Antonio Vasquez

Date

April 18, 1994

Contributor

Martinez, Oddie

Format

Audio Cassette

Language

English

Rights

Copyright Undetermined

Duration

Side A: 29.43
Side B: 29.43
Total: 59.26