Bob Ybarra


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

Tape Number

No. 847

Transcript Number

No. 847

Length of Transcript

48 pages

Interview Number

No. 847

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