Another week of archival research! This week I had the opportunity to meet up my mentor Dr. Rodolfo Acuna at CSUN. I enjoyed the feedback about my research and his stories of struggles. Next stop was the CSUN’s Urban Archives Center to look at the Max Mont’s Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers Collection. Also, I helped my brother locate Chicano Studies material in the Rodolfo Acuna Collection. Also, I met up with Dr. Jose Alamillo at CSUCI to discuss his research on braceros in Ventura County. Jose is currently coordinating the bracero history project in the county which is part of the Smithsonian’s Bracero History Project. He shared with me his research and interviews of braceros in Ventura County.
I have another week in Chiques left, which I’m focusing on writing! Or maybe I will stop by the public library to look at newspaper microfilm.