Interview with Vincente Vargas

Description

Interview with Vincente Vargas by Laurie Bretz as part of a project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Vargas was born in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas, in 1925. He discusses Mexican workers being recruited by railroad companies along the border, and the types of work they would do, and workers living in bunks in passenger cars until they were able to settle and obtain other housing. Vargas also describes his father taking the childred out of school in the spring for farm work in Nebraska, and returning to Mexico during the Depression. He returned to Kansas City with a brother in 1941 and describes in detail the work he did for local meatpacking houses.

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Modern Location
422 Ruby Drive
Kansas City, KS
Neighborhood
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
Kansas City, Kansas, Spanish Speaking office interviews and slides, RH MS 752
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Digital Object Identifier
KU-RHMS752-F006-0001