Terra story featuring the University Archives

“A Bracero’s Story: Farm labor is a family affair”

“It started with Salvador, the patriarch. In 1959, he left his wife and children near Guadalajara, Mexico, to work the fields of California. Salvador Castillo was a Bracero — one of more than 4 million who came to the United States from Mexico under an agricultural worker program that lasted from 1942 to 1964.”

Want to read more of Celene Carillo’s story, hear University Archivist Larry Landis talk with Tasha Galardi about OSU’s Braceros Collection, and hear more about Galardi’s research? Check out the article!

Want to check out the Braceros in Oregon Photographic Collection?

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