In early 1980 Mario García began work on a seminal biographical piece of American history, to illuminate the lifehistory of
Bert N. Corona, a Mexican American labor leader whose life and work embody the remarkable character of Mexican American communities
in the United States from the 1930’s and beyond. The career and experience of this pioneer were documented through a series
of interviews, then transcribed into what García calls an autobiographical testimonio. The project eventually culminated in
the autobiography Memories of Chicano History The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona. This collection documents that work,
it’s process and evolution.
6.0 linear feet
(15 boxes including 85 audio tapes)
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on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research.