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  • Collection: Oceana County Migrant Labor History Collection
Go to Walsworth, Richard (audio interview, English transcription and Spanish translation) item page

Oral history interview with Richard Walsworth. Interviewed by Phil Carter. Hart, Michigan. English language. June 18, 2016. Dick Walsworth is a local farmer from Oceana County. His life story highlights the challenges of maintaining his agricultural…
Go to Vasquez, Fidencio (audio interview and transcript) item page

Oral history interview with Fidencio Vasquez, Jr., the second. Interviewed by Norma Gonzalez Buenrostro on June 18, 2016 in Hart, Michigan. English language. Fidencio Vasquez, Jr., the second, was born in Edinburg, Texas in 1955. The son of two…
Go to Vasquez family trip to Mexico, 1971 item page

Photo of Lupe Vasquez on family trip to Mexico.
Go to Vasquez family trip to Mexico, 1971 item page

Photo of Lupe Vasquez (right) with two of her children. Children are the younger sister and brother of Fidencio, Jr.
Go to Vasquez family trip to Mexico, 1971 item page

Photo of Vasquez family trip to Mexico. Pictured are Fidencio, Jr. with his two brothers, sister, parents (Fidencio and Lupe Vasquez), and a cousin.
Go to Vasquez Family picking apples, 1987 item page

Vasquez Family picking apples at Golden Hart Farms in Hart, Michigan. Pictures from left to right are Eloisa's younger sister, Francisco Vasquez, and Zandra Vasquez (background, red jacket).
Go to VanSickle, Larry (audio interview and transcript) item page

Oral history interview with Lawrence (Larry) VanSickle. Interviewed by Walter Urick on June 18, 2016 in Hart, Michigan. English language. Larry VanSickle was born in Hart, Michigan in 1943 and grew up on a one hundred and twenty acre farm located on…
Go to Urick, Walter (audio interview and summary) item page

Self-recorded interview by Walter Urick, May 26, 2016. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. Walter was born on June 3, 1939. He is a first generation American, as his father grew up in Belarus and his mother in Poland. Walter…
Go to U.S. Crop Corps Certificate of Service item page

U.S. Crop Corps Certificate of Service issued to Esther Gilliland, June 1, 1943, "for patriotic service on a farm or in a food processing factory." Signed by U.S. War Food Administrator, Chairman of the War Manpower Commission, and State Director of…
Go to Spencer, Jerry (audio interview and transcript) item page

Oral history interview with Jerry Spencer. Interviewed by Walter Urick on June 18, 2016 in Hart, Michigan. English language. Jerry Spencer was born in Hart, Michigan in 1932, as the only child of a farming family in Oceana County. He grew up on a…
Go to Robbins, Russell (audio interview and summary) item page

Oral history interview with Russell Robbins. Interviewed by Walter Urick. February 19, 2016. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. Russell Robbins was born in September of 1941 in Hart, Michigan. He is the son of Mason and…
Go to Riley, John and Wilma (audio interview and transcript) item page

Oral history interview with John and Wilma Riley. Interviewed by Alan Moul on June 18, 2016 in Hart, Michigan. English language. John Riley was born in Hart, Michigan in 1928, as the grandson of two Canadian immigrants. He grew up on their family…
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