Interview with Julio Cortez Jr.

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Interview with Julio Cortez, Jr. about his life and family. He discusses his early childhood in Chicago, his family's return to Mexico during the Great Depression, and his and his siblings' return to the United States, moving to Kansas City in the early 1950s. He recalls working for the Armour packinghouse for 16 years, life in the Westside neighborhood, his family connection to the Mexican synarchist movement. He also discusses attending medical school, playing soccer in Guadalajara and Kansas City, his family life, working at Sam Miller Coach, and his involvement in area churches and organizations such as Union Cultural Mexicana.

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Interview was conducted in Spanish. A transcript of the interview and an English translation are available.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Hispanic Oral History Collection, SC69-1,

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