Interview with Pedro Ibarra by Laurie Bretz as part of a project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Ibarra discusses the numerous industries in the Central Industrial District, the describes Mexican immigrants moving into the area as Eastern European descendents moved out in response to a changing labor climate and seeking higher wages. He also describes union organization through the CIO, and the effect of the 1951 flood on the Armour packing house and other businesses in the West Bottoms, as well as residents in the area.
Interview with Pedro Ibarra and his daughter Leonor Ibarra by Laurie Bretz as part of a project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Pedro describes coming to the United States for work, and describes Mexican workers doing their all of their non-food shopping at the railroad commissary. He says they could also send money back to family in Mexico, but that an employee at the commissary would keep the money and claim they were robbed or that the mail was lost.