Hispanic Heritage History Project Oral History Interviews

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Mary Lou Gonzalez Complete Interview
This interview with Mary Lou and Carmen Gonzalez (Along with Carmen’s nephew whose name is currently unavailable) took place on September 15, 2013 in at Carmen’s home in South Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Carmen was born in…

Benjamin Matta Complete Interview
This interview with Benjamin Matta took place on August 7, 2013 at his home in Hamburg, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Benjamin Matta was born in Puerto Rico and came to the Brooklyn with the rest of his family after his father found…

Otilia Rodriguez Complete Interview
This interview with Otilia Rodriguez took place on October 12, 2013 at Tim Horton’s in West Seneca, NY and was conducted by Alma Carrillo and Stephanie Bucalo. Otilia was born in Puerto Rico but came to Buffalo with her mother at the age of 14.…

Rosa Rodriguez Complete Interview
This interview with Rosa Rodriguez took place on October 20, 2013 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Rosa Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico in a small town on top of a mountain. She moved to the United States in 1952 after her…

Jose Colon Complete Interview
This interview with Jose Colon took place on July 23, 2013 at his home in West Seneca, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. The interview is very difficult to understand at times, but his daughter helped share some information about both of…

Vidal Rodríguez Complete Interview
This interview took place in Vidal’s home in Buffalo, NY. Alma Carrillo conducted the interview. Vidal was born September 22, 1931. He came to Buffalo originally from Puerto Rico looking for more opportunity. He arrived in Western New York in 1951,…

José Pizarro Complete Interview
This interview with José Pizarro was conducted by Maritza Vega on July 28, 2014 in Buffalo, NY. José Pizarro is a Puerto Rican Vietnam War Veteran who later went on to become deeply involved with the Hispanic community in the City of Buffalo. José…

Nivian Rodríguez Perez Complete Interview
This interview with Nivian Rodriguez Perez took place on October 24, 2013 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Nivian Rodriguez Perez was born in Puerto Rico but moved to Buffalo in 1952 when she was 9 years old. She was placed in a…

Sergio Rodriguez
This interview with Sergio Rodriguez took place on February 27, 2014 at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Sergio was born in the Bellavista neighborhood in Santiago, Dominican Republic.…

Marcelina Rodriguez Rondon
This interview with Marcelina Rodriguez Rondon took place on September 16, 2013 in Amherst, New York and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Marcelina was born in Puerto Rico but came to Lackawanna with her parents in search of better employment…

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