Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 Exhibition


In 2010, CI hosted “Bittersweet Harvest, The Bracero Program 1942-1964,” a traveling bilingual exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. In conjunction with the exhibit, students from CI under the guidance of Jose Alamillo, Associate Professor of Chicanca/o Studies, conducted more than 70 interviews, 10 of which were featured in the exhibition.

This digital collection contains exhibit documents, exhibit images, interview documentation, and oral histories. Not all items are open to the general public. Some audio oral histories have not been transcribed in English and Spanish. Additional materials are located in the University Archives.

Collections within Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 Exhibition

Recent Submissions

  • Alamillo, Jose (2016-12-10)
  • Isais de Arcos; Jose Alamillo (2011)
    Audio interview
  • Luis Zamudio; Susan Zamudio (2008)
    Release Form, Spanish transcript, Continuation of Standard Work Contract, Notice to Braceros
  • Rafael Cortez; Efrain de Santos (2008)
    Release Form, English transcript, Spanish transcript, Amendment to Individual Work Agreement
  • Juan Salcedo; Lory Salcedo (2010)
    Pre-Interview Questionnaire, Interview Summary, Release Form, Spanish Transcript, Audio Interview