200 North Main Street | Bloomington, Illinois | 309-827-0428
  • John Barrientes
  • Topics: Texas, Mexico, discrimination, Army Lieutenant, State Farm Insurance, Los Angeles
  • Manuel Cordero
  • Topics: Puerto Rico, learning trapeze, trapeze rigging, circus life, fast food, Illinois State University, minimum wage
  • Beth Echeverria
  • Topics: Illinois State University, bi-racial marriage, North Carolina, Indiana, institutional racism in school, intergenerational language, preservation of culture
  • Sonny Garcia
  • Topics: Mexican-American, Illinois State University, bi-racial marriage and children, preservation of culture, activism, immigration reform, Mexican economics
  • Fernando Garza
  • Topics: Mexico, rail road work, reasons for immigrating, boxing, immigration experience, intergenerational language, immigration reform
  • Sarita Mendiola
  • Topics: Family life, Bracero program, prejudice, Latino families in Bloomington, State Farm, preservation of culture, building community, food, interaction with police
  • Manuel “Manny” and Margot Mendoza
  • Topics: Mexico, Kansas, segregated schools, college, law school, Methodist, Army reserves, volunteering, ACLU, Prairie Pride Coalition, AIDS Task Force, Jail Review Committee, intergenerational language, acceptance of Hispanics in society
  • Elidia Miller
  • Topics: Mexico, Texas, intergenerational language, preservation of culture
  • Jesus Villanueva
  • Topics: Texas, Mexico, Mexican-American, farming tomatoes around Bloomington, income
  • Lucy Woosley
  • Topics: Bloomington, Pedro Chavez, Mexico, Naturalization, Chenoa, Catholic
  • Delores Campbell and Mary Trunnell
  • Topics: Mexico, Pedro Chavez, Education, Family life, Tuberculosis, Segobianos, Cooking and growing food, Employment- Beer Nuts, Brokaw Hospital, Streid's Restaurant, St. Patrick's School
  • Irene Barnes
  • Topics: Mexico, Zacatecas, moving to Bloomington, Latino community in Bloomington, Church -- St. Mary's, preservation of culture and traditions, employment -- IWU