Adams J Collier 1973-05-18

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Attorney J. Collier Adams explains his job as former legal representative for Mexico and discusses Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the Lubbock area.

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Interviewee Name: J. Collier Adams

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Date: May 18, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andrew Tijerina

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Background information given, Incident concerning Mexican consulate secretary's refusal, at Lubbock beauty salon, Review of Lubbock area's status with Mexican government , during the bracero program, Movement of Mexican consulate from Amarillo to Lubbock, Refusal of service to Mexican-Americans at Lindsey Theater, Cited, Attitude toward Mexican-Americans expressed, High crime rate in Slaton and Lubbock mentioned, Bracero program described, Mexican-American attitude toward bracero program discussed, South Plains farmers' preference for bracero over, Mexican-American labor claimed, Growth of mechanization cited

Tape 1, Side 2: Statistics on Mexican (nationals) labor on the Plains, Anecdote on labor shortage, Anecdote on consulate's relationship with the Border Patrol, Mention of Anna Riddel's entry into Lubbock society and her social work with Mexican-Americans, F. S. Gonzalez's real estate business, Francisco Gonzalez's social work cited, Attempts to integrate Lions Club, Incident concerning Mexican student's refusal at Texas Tech in 1961 cited, Identity with Mexico explained, Development of relationships with Mexican-Americans and attitude toward acculturation of Mexican-Americans explored

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