Since 2013, The Border Studies Archive has collaborated with Assistant Professor of History and Mexican American Studies Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Maritza De La Trinidad, to document and make accessible oral history interviews of Rio Grande Valley community members.
From WWII history to the Chicana/o Movement, students in her classes have collected several interviews that highlight the significant role Mexican American women and men have played in the shaping of Texas and US history.
Interview with Angélica González García
Angélica González García, Maritza De La Trinidad, Margaret E. Dorsey, and Ana Sarazua
Mrs. Angélica González García, born in La Joya, Texas in 1923 is the mother of Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García. She talks about her work as a machinist in the air base in Marfa, TX during WWII.
Interviewed on 13 February 2017 by Dr. Maritza de La Trinidad and Ana Sarazua.
Interview with María del Carmen Solís
María del Carmen Solís, Maritza De La Trinidad, Margaret E. Dorsey, Ana Sarazua, and Lupe Flores
Ms. María del Carmen Solís, born in Pharr, Texas in 1919, talks about her upbringing and her career in nursing. She served for 26 years in the US Army Air Corps as Chief Flight Nurse during WWII and the Korean War and completed assignments abroad in Spain, India, and Burma (now Myanmar).
Interviewed on 02 February 2017 by Dr. Maritza de La Trinidad and Ana Sarazua. The interview was recorded by Lupe Flores for Border Studies Archive.