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  • Collection: Hispanic Heritage History Project Oral History Interviews

DoraEsplugas.mp3
This interview with Dora Esplugas and her sister Rosa (last name unknown) was conducted on August 21, 2013 in Orchard Park, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Dora and Rosa were born in Havana, Cuba and we exiled by the Castro regime for…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/PedroMauras.mp3
Pedro Maurás was born in Puerto Rico and worked on a sugar plantation until he received notice from his brother that there were well paying jobs in Buffalo. Pedro migrated to Buffalo without a formal education but eventually found employment on a…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/OlgaMendell.mp3
The interview took place in Olga’s home in Buffalo, NY on August 13, 2003 and was conducted by Alma Carrillo. Olga was born in Cuba and came to the US in 1960. She then moved to Buffalo in 1966 when she graduated and got a PhD from Harvard in Latin…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/MariaTorres.mp3
This interview with Maria Torres took place on September 27, 2012 in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Maria was born in Puerto Rico and later moved to Florida before finally establishing a home in Buffalo. She and her husband would…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/LucyCandelario.mp3
This interview with Lucy Candelario took place on May 8, 2014 at the Father Belle Center in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Lucy was born in Buffalo, NY to a Puerto Rican migrant family. Lucy’s father and grandfather both worked…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/EleanorPaterson.mp3
This interview with Eleanor Paterson took place at Erie Community College (ECC) in Downtown Buffalo, NY. Eleanor is the director of the Bilingual Program at ECC and has been a part of the Hispanic Women’s League since 1983. Eleanor comes from a…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/ErniePerez.mp3
This interview with Ernie Perez took place in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Ernie was born in Puerto Rico but moved with his family to Buffalo in 1956. He is the youngest of 20 children. Ernie’s family learned about job…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/JorgeReyes.mp3
This interview with Jorge Reyes, Elba Dilecki and Johnny Sanabria took place on August 13, 2013 at their summer home in Lackawanna, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. Jorge and Elba (Abby) are siblings and arrived in Buffalo when their father…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/DeliaLydiaRodriguez.mp3
This interview with Delia Lydia Rodriguez took place on September 29, 2012 in her home in Buffalo, NY and was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo and Casimiro Rodriguez. Lydia was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico but moved first to Virginia with her…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/AgustinChitoOlivencia.mp3
This interview was conducted in Cheektowaga, New York on September 14, 2012. The interview was conducted by Stephanie Bucalo. It is difficult to hear the interview sometimes because there is a bit of background noise. Agustín Olivencia, or…
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