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In the Fields: En los Campos Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002424
The collection consists of audio recordings, transcripts, and accompanying images. There are 13 oral history interviews of teenaged, largely Latino/a, migrant farm workers. Recordings exist for each of the 13 interviews. There are transcripts for all but one of the interviews ("Ana & Janie"), plus an additional transcript of compiled notes for which no tapes exist. 104 digital images taken by Freddi Stevens-Jacobi and Pam LeBlanc also exist, and an article about the accompanying museum exhibit.
Interviews were conducted with the following persons, individually or in groups (two interviewees were identified only by first name): Kassandra (Kassie) Alvarez, Omar Ambriz, Mayra Basaldua, Cynthia Cabello, Sandy Cabello, Ana Yesenia Castillo, Abraham Elizondo, Chris Garcia, Selene Gomez, Adam Gomez, Anthony Gomez, Ronald Jones, Janie Ramirez, Abel Reyes, Elizabeth Reyes, Carlos Rodriguez, Geraldo Rodriguez, Christina Sanchez, Jesus Silos, Joel Silos, Marcelo Silos, Donald Westfall, Fabian, and Zedrick (Zed). Additionally, a transcript of compiled notes and interview fragments is entitled "Cherries."

Dates

  • 2001 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 2001 - 2002

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Permission to publish or quote from the materials must be obtained from the interviewee(s).

Extent

.75 Linear Feet ((1 MB, 1 OS).) : Includes 13 audiocassettes and 14 printed transcripts.

2 Gigabytes ((105 files).) : Includes TIFFs, JPEGs, and a PDF.

Abstract

Between 2001 and 2002, documentarians Freddi Jacobi-Stevens and Pam LeBlanc photographed teenaged migrant farm workers in Michigan and Indiana. Jacobi-Stevens' daughter, Emily Jacobi, recorded oral history interviews with them and related individuals, in which they discuss their lives, work, and hopes for the future. This project became "In the Fields: En los campos." A photographic exhibition of the same name was displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianopolis in 2004 and at the Walter P. Reuther Library in 2006. The collection consists of audio recordings, transcripts, and accompanying images. There are 13 oral history interviews of teenaged, largely Latino/a, migrant farm workers. Recordings exist for each of the 13 interviews. There are transcripts for all but one of the interviews ("Ana & Janie"), plus an additional transcript of compiled notes for which no tapes exist. 104 digital images taken by Freddi Stevens-Jacobi and Pam LeBlanc also exist, and an article about the accompanying museum exhibit.

History

Between 2001 and 2002, documentarians Freddi Jacobi-Stevens and Pam LeBlanc photographed teenaged migrant farm workers in Michigan and Indiana. Jacobi-Stevens' daughter, Emily Jacobi, recorded oral history interviews with them and related individuals, in which they discuss their lives, work, and hopes for the future. This project became "In the Fields: En los campos." A photographic exhibition of the same name was displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianopolis in 2004 and at the Walter P. Reuther Library in 2006.

Arrangement

Transcripts and recordings are arranged numberically by interview number assigned by the creators. Images are arranged by numbering assigned by the photographers.

Other Access Aids

Finding aid also available as a pdf file. https://www.reuther.wayne.edu/files/LOH002424.pdf

Acquisition

Donated by Pamela LeBlanc and Freddi Stevens-Jacobi in 2009.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on August 14, 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the In the Fields: En los Campos Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2015-08-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-02-13: Inventory added by Ciera Casteel.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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