Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas

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Interview with Aurora Oropeza and Trini Torrez

Interview with sisters Aurora Oropeza and Trini Torrez by Laurie Bretz as part of a project to document the history of the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. The women discuss their childhoods in Kansas City, Kansas, and their brother Adolfo going to work with the railroads to support the family after the death of their father in Mexico. They also discuss racial and gender discrimination in their educational experience, and going through college during the Depression and working as a nurse.

Interview with Adolph Oropeza

Interview with Adolph Oropeza by Laurie Bretz as part of the Trabajo y Cultura (Work & Culture) Project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Oropeza describes being born in Michoacan, Mexico, and moving to Kansas City, Kansas, with his family as a 2-year-old. He worked as a farmworker as a teenager, and later worked for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroad companies, and describes the work he and other Mexican workers did in those industries, including unionization in the railroad companies.

House, Kansas City, Kansas

Undated, unidentified photograph of a home in Kansas City, Kansas. A car can be seen to the left of the house.

House Construction, Kansas City, Kansas

Undated photograph of Mexican immigrants building a house in Kansas City, Kansas.

Health Class at the Boys Hotel

Photograph of 26 boys attending a health class in the library of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Halls and Lockers at the Boys Hotel

Photograph a boy opening a locker in a hall in the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Group of Boys at Boys Hotel Main Building

Photograph of boys posed on the front steps of the Boys Hotel Main Building at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Graduates of Boy's Hotel Day School

Photograph of the 1921 graduates of the Boys Hotel Day School posed in the library of the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Graduates of Boy's Hotel Day School

Photograph of the 1921 graduates of the Boys Hotel Day School posed on the stage of the auditorium in the Boys Hotel Club Memorial Building on Admiral Boulevard between Flora Avenue and Highland Avenue.

Fowler Packing Company Plant, Kansas City, Kansas

Undated illustration of the Fowler Packing Company meatpacking plant in the Central Industrial District, adjacent to the Kansas City Stockyards.

Eye Examination at Boys Hotel

Photograph of three boys receiving eyecare at the medical office at the Boys Hotel at the southeast corner of Admiral Boulevard and Flora Avenue.

Excercises at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca

Photograph of boys exercising at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.