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http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/MaryLouGonzalez.mp3
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…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/OtiliaRodriguez.mp3
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.…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/RosaRodriguez.mp3
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…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/JoseColon.mp3
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…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/VidalRodriguez.mp3
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,…

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/NivianRodriguezPerez.mp3
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…

HHCphoto_PrimitivoRodriguezFamily.jpg
Primitivo Rodriguez and his family arrived in Western New York in the 1950s, in search of better employment opportunities and a brighter future for his children.

http://workfiles.buffalolib.org/HHCphoto_FlighttoBuffalo.jpg
First Flight from Buffalo to Puerto Rico, at Buffalo International Airport. Pictured: Luis Hidalgo, Antonio Castillo, and other members of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican Community.

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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…
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