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Guide to the Bert Corona oral history collection CEMA 51
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Description
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.
Extent
6.0 linear feet (15 boxes including 85 audio tapes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given 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.
Availability
The collection is open for research.