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John Sanchez oral history
Oral History Collection  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Sanchez oral history
    Dates: 1998
    Collection Number: Oral History Collection
    Creator/Collector: Sanchez, John, 1920-
    Extent: 2 audio cassettes
    Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
    San Francisco, California 94132-1722
    Abstract: Sound recording of interview with John Sanchez conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Former agricultural worker; recalls killing of unionists by growers in Pixley, California, during 1933 Central Valley cotton strike; describes harsh living and working conditions of Central Valley’s Mexican American cotton pickers, 1930s, and impact of mechanization, 1938-1941.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    John Sanchez oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

    Acquisition Information

    Interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1998.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Former agricultural worker in the Central Valley of California; employed as Richmond shipyard worker, World War II, then union molder, and finally International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers member with PG&E.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Sound recording of interview with John Sanchez conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Former agricultural worker; recalls killing of unionists by growers in Pixley, California, during 1933 Central Valley cotton strike; describes harsh living and working conditions of Central Valley’s Mexican American cotton pickers, 1930s, and impact of mechanization, 1938-1941.

    Indexing Terms

    Agricultural laborers--California--1930-1940.
    Agricultural laborers--California--San Joachin Valley.
    Migrant labor--California--San Joachin Valley.
    Migrant labor--California--1930-1940.
    Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers--California.
    World War, 1939-1945--California.
    Schwartz, Harvey
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
    Audiocassettes.
    Oral histories.