Michelle L. Gomilla
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Secretary, International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. Section and special assistant to IBWC Commissioner Joseph F. Friedkin.
Summary of Interview
Part of Chamizal Oral History Project; recollects recruitment by IBWC as border specialist and trouble shooter, history of Chamizal dispute; sentiments of residents on forced relocation; construction of new international bridges; proposed alien detention facility; highlights of Four Point Program; comments on script of historical narrative, "The Brown Report"; anecdotes about narrators in Chamizal Memorial documentary.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 5 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Bob Ybarra by Michelle L. Gomilla, 1994, "Interview no. 847," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.