Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding aid to the John Sanchez Oral History
larc.oh.sanchez  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (56.30 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: John Sanchez oral history
    Date: 1998 March 31
    Creator: Labor Archives and Research Center
    Extent: Transcript: 1 folder; Tapes: 2 audio cassettes
    Collection number: larc.oh.sanchez
    Contributing Institution: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    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.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: 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

    Interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1998.

    Biography

    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 Contents

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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