Alice B. Cummings


Richard Estrada

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

(Retired Teacher) Born in Van Horn, Texas, in 1905; attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Westmoreland Junior High College in San Antonio (now Trinity University), and Sul Ross Junior College (now Sul Ross University) in Alpine; attended the College of Mines (now UTEP) where she received her B.A. and master's degree; taught at Alamo School for 30 years.

Summary of Interview

Early life in Van Horn; supposed murder of her father for homesteading in the Green River area; Pascual Orozco's body at Van Horn; Anglo American attitudes toward Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution; reflections on teaching at Alamo School in El Paso (predominantly Mexican American) from the 1940s to the 1970s; Anglo/Mexican relations.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

30 minutes

Tape Number

No. 426

Transcript Number

No. 426

Length of Transcript

31 pages

Interview Number

No. 426

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