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Collection: Boulder County Latino History
Melgoza, Emmanuel – OH 1863
Interview Date: July 13, 2013
Emmanuel Melgoza was born in Mexico and moved to Colorado when he was in 3rd grade. After attending elementary and middle school in the Denver area, he was part of an International Baccalaureate program in high school. At the time … Continue reading
Montour, Eleanor – OH1860
Interview Date: July 19, 2013
Eleanor Montour, whose mother founded Clinica Campesina, talks about her family and her life growing up in Lafayette, Colorado. She describes what it was like for her grandfather and father working in the fields and the mines. She also discussed … Continue reading
Moreno, Heriberto (Beto) – OH1897
Interview Date: August 21, 2013
Heriberto (Beto) Moreno, an engineer with IBM and one of the founders of El Comite in Longmont, talks about his roots in Mexico, growing up in El Paso, Texas, how he gained an education, and how the Latino community in … Continue reading
Moreno, Marta Valenzuela – OH1881
Interview Date: August 2, 2013
Marta Valenzuela Moreno is the Executive Director of El Comité, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping underserved people in Longmont, primarily Latinos, solve legal problems, achieve citizenship, recoup wages, and overcome unfair treatment among other services. She talks about … Continue reading
Mr. and Mrs. Emerenciano E. Bernal – OH0081
Interview Date: 1977
Boulder’s Chicano Community (in Spanish).
Ortega, Daisy – OH0126
Interview Date: 1977
Topics: Farming in San Luis Valley; community life; Catholic Church; San Acacio area; childhood play; education; women’s organizations.
Ortega, Roseann Chavez – OH0579
Interview Date: 1986
Roseann Chavez Ortega describes growing up with her parents and sister on a farm outside of Lafayette (Davidson). Her father worked for a farmer named Ralph Bixler who provided her family with a house on his land. She talks about … Continue reading
Perez, Arthur R. – OH 1882
Interview Date: August 4, 2013
“In the very beginning, when you’re little, you never notice. You know, you don’t pay attention to people, what color they are, what race they are. You just play, have fun with everyone else.” Continue reading
Perez-Mendez, Clara – OH1289
Interview Date: 2004
PEOPLE: Audrey Fishman Franklin, Susan Moore, Arty Dixon, Alejandro Perez, Esther Blazon, Betsey Raider PLACES: Boulder, Longmont SUBJECTS: family background and childhood in the border town of Tijuana (Mexico), move to the United States in 1975, learning to speak English … Continue reading
Pioneer families oral history interview – OH0530
Interview Date: 1990
This interview details Pioneer family histories. Topics include lodging houses, mines, tents, discipline, Columbine Mine massacre of 1927, life of miners, gambling, Ku Klux Klan, Lafayette Swimming Pool, discrimination, Independent Workers of the World: Mrs. Roach, “Plant Lake”.