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Oral History Interview with Ruben Bonilla, June 28, 2016

Description: Ruben Bonilla is an attorney in Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of The University of Texas (B.A.) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) Admitted to the State Bar in 1971, he advocated for the Mexican American community with such groups as LULAC, the American G.I. Forum and the Texas Mexican-American Democrats. In his interview, he recounted his role as LULAC national president and civic leader.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bonilla, Ruben
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lionel Lopez, June 21, 2016

Description: Lionel Lopez is a retired firefighter and resident of Corpus Christi, Texas. He and his wife Juanita founded the South Texas Colonia Initiative, Inc, an organization that provides information and services to people in Colonias, communities in South Texas that often lack basic living necessities.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Lopez, Lionel; Acuna-Gurrola, Moises & Wall, James
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Becky Moeller, June 10, 2016

Description: Interview with Becky Moeller, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In her interview, Moeller gives an overview of the labor movement & her prominent role in it. She covers her early life, working and becoming an union activist, labor unions and segregation, women's rights and gender equality, and the local political environment of Corpus Christi.
Date: June 10, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Wall, James & Moeller, Becky
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Mary Ann "Bessie" Diaz, June 29, 2016.

Description: Ms. Diaz discusses her personal history as a teacher during and after desegregation in Corpus Christi. She and her husband, former CCISD superintendent Tony Diaz, remain active in the community as advocates for education.
Date: June 29, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Wall, James & Diaz, Mary Ann "Bessy"
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Tony Diaz, June 23, 2016

Description: Tony Diaz is a former assistant superintendent of the Corpus Christi Independent School District and was elected to the Corpus Christi school board in 2014. In his interview, Mr. Diaz gives an overview of personal history of childhood in the Valley and educational career in Corpus Christi. He and his wife Bessie remain active in the Corpus Christi area as education advocates.
Date: June 23, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Diaz, Tony
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Elaine Jones, July 7, 2016

Description: Elaine Jones is an educator and activist from Robstown. In her interview, Ms. Jones discussed her career as a teacher and her involvement in Robstown walkouts in 1969.
Date: July 7, 2016
Creator: Wall, James & Jones, Elaine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with David Noyola, July 23, 2016

Description: David Noyola is a former city council man from Corpus Christi. In his interview, Noyola discussed growing up in the area and his career as a city politician and radio host.
Date: July 23, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Noyola, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Daniel Noyola on June 15, 2016.

Description: During his 44 year career, Daniel Noyola worked as an educator, coach and administrator for the Corpus Christi and West Oso independent school districts. Noyola spent 26 years of his career at West Oso ISD and 18 years at Corpus Christi ISD. Noyola grew up in West Oso's Molina neighborhood.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Noyola, Daniel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Olga Gonzales, July 12, 2016

Description: Ms. Gonzales discussed her career working for politician and businessman Carlos Truan and involvement in the Corpus Christi School Dist. v. Cisneros Supreme Court case
Date: July 13, 2016
Creator: Moises Acuña-Gurrola; James Wall & Olga Gonzales
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Arnold Gonzalez, June 19, 2016

Description: Arnold Gonzales is an educator, former state legislator, assistant state land commissioner, Corpus Christi city councilman, and Navy veteran. He graduated from Ray High School and earned a degree in art from Texas A&M Kingsville and taught art in middle school. He won a Mott Fellowship and earned a Masters' and PhD from the University of Michigan. In his interview, he talked quite a bit about his history as a politician in Corpus Christi.
Date: June 19, 2016
Creator: Moisés Acuña-Gurrola; James Wall & Arnold Gonzales
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Huey Dorn, July 22, 2016

Description: Mr. Dorn discussed growing up in Corpus Christi and his career as an NAACP investigator and steelworker.
Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Wall, James & Dorn, Huey
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Curtis Clerkley, July 19, 2016

Description: Mr. Clerkley discussed his career as a local educator and the history of the black community in Corpus Christi
Date: July 19, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Clerkley, Curtis
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library