Recent Submissions

  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Trujillo, Freddie "Freak"Ortega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-04-01
    Freddie “Freak” Trujillo discusses his association with La Cucaracha, an alternative Pueblo, Colorado newspaper. In a lively interview, Trujillo tells his story of how, as a young man from Trinidad, Colorado, he encountered ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Gutierrez, Lola AtencioOrtega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-04-13
    An important part of the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha was the controversial and politically charged cartoon strip El Chito. El Chito’s creator Lola Gutierrez, in an interview by José Antonio Ortega, reminds ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Martinez, Rita J.Ortega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-21
    Rita J. Martinez, a prominent Chicana activist in Pueblo, Colorado, relates her experiences working on the alternative Pueblo, Colorado newspaper La Cucaracha. A native Puebloan, Martinez describes how she and other ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Ortega, Jose EstebanOrtega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-04-06
    Jose Esteban Ortega discusses his work with the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha in this interview with nephew Jose A. Ortega. Jose Esteban Ortega fought systemic racism throughout his life, as a student with ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Espinosa, Juan; Espinosa, Deborah; Martinez, David; Ortega, Jose Esteban; Martinez, Rita J.; Trujillo, Freddie "Freak"; Mora, PabloOrtega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-06-03
    In this interview conducted by José A. Ortega, seven founding members of the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha talk about how they created one of the most long-lasting as well as successful publications to come ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Martinez, DavidOrtega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-21
    David Martinez reflects on his work with the Pueblo, Colorado alternative newspaper La Cucaracha, his involvement with the Chicano Movement and related topics. Martinez also discusses his upbringing in Denver, Colorado ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Espinosa, Deborah K.Ortega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-21
    Deborah K. Espinosa discusses her experiences as a co-founder of La Cucaracha, an alternative Pueblo Chicano newspaper. She discusses her life from early childhood to adulthood, and her role on the newspaper. She offered ...
  • Oral history of La Cucaracha 

    Contributor:Espinosa, JuanOrtega, Jose A.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-21
    Juan Espinosa, a columnist and editor at the Pueblo Chieftain for 22 years, details his work with the alternative Chicano newspaper La Cucaracha. Espinosa tells the story of how, after returning from the Vietnam War, he ...