Interview with migrant worker Consuelo Anguiano

Date: September 9, 1985

Source: S1576 , Container 37 , T86-4, T86-5

Type: Sound

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  • Two reel to reels (also copied onto audio cassettes: C86-49/50). Interview with Anguiano about life as a Chicano migrant farmer. Originally born in Texas, she was married to a migrant farmer. She discusses her family; Chicano versus Mexican American (differences in cooking and language); farming in Texas; picking tomatoes; living a middle class existence as a migrant family; on being Chicano; embroidery; and folk stories her Grandmother told her. A Chicano refers to one of Mexican descent born in the U.S. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.

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