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Linda Bernabe

Informant: Linda Bernabe Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: 5/21/18 Audio: Linda Bernabe Interview Abstract: Linda Bernabé was born in 1984 in El Sol, a suburb of San Salvador, during the country’s 12-year Civil War CCQQ. She briefly attended the American… Continue Reading →

Pride and Gratitude: two eras, two yearbooks

Pride and Gratitude: two eras, two yearbooks Abstract: What can college yearbooks tell us about students’ lives at two important moments in US history? This essay will analyze the 1936 and 1950 Ramblers, college yearbooks from San Benito Junior College…. Continue Reading →

Loretta Carillo

Informant: Loretta Carillo Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: 5/21/18 Audio: Loretta Carillo Interview Abstract: Loretta Carillo, the grand-daughter of Mexican immigrants, grew up in San Jose and excelled at school. She considered becoming an elementary school teacher during her college… Continue Reading →

Karen Sato

Informant: Karen Sato Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: 5/21/18 Audio: Karen Sato Interview pt1 Karen Sato Interview pt2 Abstract: Karen Sato’s Japanese-American farm family was deeply affected by internment at Poston during World War II. Her parents settled in San… Continue Reading →

Sofia Chavez Ramirez

Informant: Sofia Chavez Ramirez Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: May 8, 2018 Audio: Sofia Chavez Ramirez Interview pt1 Sofia Chavez Ramirez Interview pt2 Abstract: Sofia Chavez Ramirez was born in Cristal City, Texas in 1939. Though her parents were… Continue Reading →

Lanetta Bishop

Informant: Lanetta Bishop Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: April 2018 Audio: Lanetta Bishop Interview Abstract: Lanetta Bishop’s relatives arrived in the area after the Gold Rush. She was raised by her grandparents in Hollister, and attended Gavilan College in the… Continue Reading →

Sharol Rosati Bernardo

Informant: Sharol Rosati Bernardo Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: April 2018 Audio: Sharol Rosati Bernardo Interview pt1 Sharol Rosati Bernardo Interview pt2 Sharol Rosati Bernardo Interview pt3 Abstract: Sharol Rosati Bernardo grew up in an Italian-American family, near… Continue Reading →

Clifford Cardoza

Informant: Clifford Cardoza Interviewer: Leah Halper Submitted: April 2018 Audio: Clifford Cardoza Interview pt1 Clifford Cardoza Interview pt2 Abstract: Clifford Cardoza spent his childhood in Hollister among hard-working immigrant relatives. He became active in Boy Scouts and student… Continue Reading →

Dedication Day

Leah Halper Cluster Analysis Essay Source documents: Gavilan College Dedication Week Mailer – April 1969 Letter: Donald Spellman from Andrea Funk – April 1969 Letter: Dr. Ralph Schroder from Governor Ronald Reagan – January 1969 Memo: Dr. Ralph Schroder  to… Continue Reading →

Community Needs Assessment Report: The McCarthy Street Park Revitalization Project

Print Version (pdf) Community Needs Assessments seek to gather accurate information representative of the needs of a community. Assessments are performed prior to taking action and are used to determine current situations and identify issues for action, establishing the essential… Continue Reading →

Graduation Programs

Graduation Programs from the Gavilan College Archives   May 25, 2018 May 26, 2017 May 27, 2016 May 22, 2015 May 23, 2014 May 24, 2013 May 25, 2012 May 27, 2011 May 28, 2010 May 22, 2009 May 23,… Continue Reading →

Sig Sanchez

Informant: Sig Sanchez Oral History By: Ricardo Alvarado Submitted December 2013 Poster Audio: Sig Sanchez Interview Abstract: Sig Sanchez was born on November 11th 1920 in Hollister California. To a family with ten siblings, four whom were boys, the other… Continue Reading →

Rito Nunez

Informant: Rito Nunez Oral History By: Marissa Nunez Submitted December 2013 Poster Audio: Rito Nunez Interview Abstract: Rito Nunez is a Mexican-American male born in 1946 to a big family that would later consist of 16 children. he was very… Continue Reading →

Alfred Bonturi

Informant: Alfred Bonturi Oral History by: Ismael Torres Submitted December 2013 Poster Audio: Alfred Bonturi Interview Abstract: Alfred Bonturi was born on August 16 1925. He was born and raised in Hollister, California. Alfred Bonturi’s father Fausto Bonturi, was born… Continue Reading →

Edward Delgado

Oral History by: Jessica Gonzalez Submitted December 2013 Audio will appear here Poster Abstract: Edward Delgado worked most of his life to protect and serve carpenters, and to make sure they were treated the way they are supposed to in… Continue Reading →

Betty Kelly

Informant: Betty Kelly Oral history by: Cassandra Caldwell Submitted December 2013 Poster Audio: Betty Kelly Interview Abstract: Betty Kelly came to Gilroy at age three from Manteca, California. She went to Elliot Elementary School then moved up to Jordan Middle… Continue Reading →

Bonnie and Dave Robeson

Informants: Bonnie and Dave Robeson Interviewer: Yvonne Yurek Date submitted: December 4, 2012 Audio: Bonnie and Dave Robeson Interview pt1 Bonnie and Dave Robeson Interview pt2 Bonnie and Dave Robeson Interview pt3 Bonnie Robeson was born in… Continue Reading →

Peter Clay Frusetta

Oral History by Will Frusetta Date: December 6, 2010 Audio will appear here Peter Clay Frusetta was born in 1932 to Ruth Hodges and George Joseph Frusetta. He was born in Tres Pinos, California in the exact house that he… Continue Reading →

Joe McMahon

Oral history by: Danielle Jimenez Submitted: Joe McMahon Interview Abstract: Joe McMahon is an influential member of the community whose life has been filled with great value and rich experiences. I had the pleasure of being able to interview… Continue Reading →

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