John Sanchez oral history

San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
(415) 405-5571
larc@sfsu.edu
http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/depts/larc.php
2014


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.

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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.