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Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993


Interviewee
Flores, José; Flores, Estela May 14, 1991 

Call Number
91-027

Physical Description

43 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 85 minutes; index

Interviewer
Berry, Chad

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

José Flores, born on May 1, 1925, and his wife, Estela Flores, born on October 6, 1928, recall their childhoods and families in Mexico and Texas, respectively, their emigration to the United States, and the life they made for themselves in Whiting, Indiana. The discuss the discrimination they experienced as Mexican-Americans, the increase in the Mexican population of Whiting over the years, the work ethic and family values they transmitted and emphasized to their children, and Mr. Flores' membership in the steel workers' union.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Inland Steel
    • United Steelworkers of America
    • Personal Names
    • Peña, Raymond
    • Place Names
    • Mexico
    • Subjects
    • child discipline
    • discrimination
    • emigration
    • family values
    • Mexican-Americans
    • women's movement
    • work ethic