The Resource Oral history interview, Willie Chavez ; Mona Pascual, translator ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Willie Chavez ; Mona Pascual, translator ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Willie Chavez ; Mona Pascual, translator ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the viewpoints of Willie Chavez (and his wife) about life as recent immigrants in America. Talks briefly about his experiences in the U.S. before coming to the Valley; illegal alien/visa status and recent citizenship as a result of the 1987 amnesty. Mentions reasons for coming to this country; separation from his family. Talks about different jobs he's had (ranch hand in Texas and Oklahoma); more recently in Bridgewater, Va. at the Perdue Processing Poultry Plant. Mentions the language barrier and attempts to learn English (through general association with friends and co-workers). Compares his economic and work situation in Mexico and the U.S. Talks about the traditional structure of the Mexican family and cultural and educational assimilation of and changes in his two children. Briefly mentions discrimination; stereotyping and attitudes among the general community. His wife mentions the differences in the place of the woman in Mexican and American society
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the apartment of Willie Chavez and family (wife, two children and brother), in Bridgewater, Va., Feb. 10, 1993
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-5.
Label
Oral history interview, Willie Chavez ; Mona Pascual, translator ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • Forms part of The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley, an oral history project. For a synopsis/background information on the project, see bibliographic record for: The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley [background paper]. Part of an oral history project / Theresa Staropoli. For details on individual interviews, all conducted by Theresa Staropoli, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Rev. Joseph S. Roberson. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Alex Flores. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Marlene Webb. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ana Sanchez and Efraim Sanchez-Garcia. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Tanya and Sasha Reut. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Thu Huynh. For summaries of interviews not put on tape and not transcribed, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview / Marta F. de Meza. Oral history interview / Laura Draim. Oral history interview / Sam Ritchie. Oral history interview / Sheryl K. Wyse
Accompanying material
1 transcription ([7] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36883005
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassettee (ca. 60 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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