Resources

 
  The following oral history interviews were conducted in Comodoro Rivadavia and its sorrounding company towns. Most of them are available at the Community Studies Center (CSC) and in Comodoro Rivadavia (contact: Prof. Susana Torres). In some cases, there may be restrictions on their use. In addition, the CSC has scanned pictures from Comodoro Rivadavia's Municipal Archive and private collections. These pictures are relevant to the history of the area and to some of the oral histories.  Some of these pictures are currently available at the virtual exhibit about the uses of space in the oil company towns, one of the Patagonia Mosaic's student projects. To visit the exhibit, go to Students' Projects page.

 
 
 
List of oral history interviews
 
Names
Date
Topics/ ethnic groups
Research team
Languages
DV tapes
Transcripts
Carmen Ascencio Sánchez (de Granero)
 
 
 

 

1/15/2001
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; Spanish immigrant.
 
 

 

María Laura Olivares, Julia Bergen, Kristin McLane (camera) Spanish
 
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 

 

Barrio San Martín (Ernesto Allende, Rudecindo Juvenal Barriga, Eduardo Caicheo, Leonidas Carmona, Colivoro, Mario Mercado, Rosa Millaqueo, Rosa Pincol,  María Marta Marquez,  Isabel Oporto, Carmen Pidal, María Saez, Graciela Schweighofer, Solano Segunza, and other unidentified people 1/18/2001 and ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; life in the Barrio San Martín; the Biblioteca Popular; the Centro de Promoción Barrial; Chilean immigrants; Indigenous groups.
 
 
 
 

 

Rosemary McGunnigle, Karla Nieves, Kirsten Korell (camera)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Spanish with some English tranlation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

4 (?)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Maria Joao Bordeira (de Parreira) and Maria Francisca de Sousa Viegas (de Coelho de Jesus)
 
 

 

1/19/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; family migration histories; daily life in Km 8 company town. Portuguese immigrants (Algarve). Marcelo Borges, Jasmin Sánchez, Angela Reynolds (camera). Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

First tape available (Spanish).
 
 
 
 

 

Catarina Charneca Borralho (de De Sousa)
 
 
 

 

1/16/2001
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; Portuguese immigrant (Algarve).
 
 

 

Marcelo Borges, Jasmin Sánchez, Angela Reynolds Spanish and Portuguese
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish).
 
 
 
 

 

Giuseppe Cambareri
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/18/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; work in YPF; family migration; Italian immigrant (Calabria).
 
 

 

Lisa Fiorentino, Jasmin Sánchez, Graciela Ciselli, David Stein (camera) Spanish and English
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 

 

Luzia Dias
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/10/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; migration experience; women and migration; Portuguese immigrant.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Jasmin Sánchez, Marcelo Borges, María José Garrido, Colleen Heller, Angela Reynolds (camera), Susan Rose (camera) Spanish with some English.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Martha Eggeling (de Jung) and Alberto Muller
 
 
 

 

1/18/2001
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; Germans in Argentina; life in ASTRA company town.
Argentines of German descent.
Susan Rose, Kirsten Korell, Susana Torres, Rosemary McGunnigle German and Spanish 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 

 

Available (English and German).
 
 
 

 

Martha Eggeling (de Jung)
 
 
 
 

 

.
 
 
 
 

 

Follow-up interview to scan pictures.
 
 
 

 

Kirsten Korell, Kristin McLane, Susan Rose, Susana Torres German and Spanish
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 

 

Selections available (English).
 
 
 

 

Fernando Gamarra
 
 
 

 

1/11/2001
 
 
 

 

Life history; Paraguayan immigrant.
 

 

Rosemary McGunnigle, Kirsten Korell (camera)  Spanish
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 

 

Not available
 

 

Luis Gamarra
 

 

1/17/2001
 

 

Argentine of Paraguayan descent. Rosemary McGunnigle Spanish
 

 

1
 

 

Not available
Zbigniew Ludwig Gaworowski, Albina Octan
 
 
 
 

 

1/17/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; Second World War;  Polish and Latvian immigrants.
 
 

 

Susana Torres, Jasmin Sánchez, Kirsten Korell, Lonna Malmsheimer (camera) Spanish, German, English
 
 
 
 

 

. Not available
 
 
 
 

 

Joaquin Dias Guerreiro, Rosa Guerreiro (de Tomé), José Tomé Gago, Antonio Torres (h)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/12/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; family migration histories; daily life in ASTRA company town; growing up in ASTRA in the 1940s. Portuguese immigrants and Argentine of Spanish descent. Marcelo Borges, Susan Rose (camera), Angela Reynolds (camera)
 
 
 
 

 

Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Joaquin Dias Guerreiro, Antonio Torres (h)
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/19/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tour of ASTRA company town; daily life; life histories. Portuguese and Argentine of Spanish descent.
 

 

Marcelo Borges, Susan Rose, Colleen Heller, Lonna Malmsheimer (camera) and Dickinson group. Spanish with some English translation
 
 
 
 

 

. Not available
 
 
 
 
 

 

Katy Hagemann
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/11/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; Chilean immigrant of German descent.
 
 
 

 

María José Garrido, Rosemary McGunnigle, SusanRose, Kirsten Korell (camera) Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

. Not available
 
 
 
 

 

Juan Ivanoff
 
 
 
 

 

1/12/2001
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; work in YPF; Argentine of Bulgarian descent. David Stein, Karla Nieves,  Lisa Fiorentino (camera)

 

English and Spanish
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 

 

Available (English)
 
 
 

 

Johanna Kokot (de Avila)
 
 
 

 

1/16/2001
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; Boer immigration to Argentina; rural colonization;  Argentine of Boer (South Africa) origin. David Stein, Colleen Heller, Elizabeth Cardillo
 

 

English
 
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (English)
 
 
 
 

 

Ganio Konoff
 
 

 

1/16/2001
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; Bulgarian immigrant. Karla Nieves, Lisa Fiorentino (camera) Spanish
 
 

 

1
 
 

 

Not available

 

Fanny de Levang
 
 
 

 

1/10/2001
 
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; World War Two; Croatian immigrant. David Stein, Karla Nieves, Lisa Fiorentino (camera) Spanish and English
 

 

. Not available
 

 

Supina Lopresto
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/19/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; post World War Two; Italian immigrant (Calabria).
 

 

Lisa Fiorentino, María José Garrido, Graciela Ciselli, David Stein (camera) Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 

 

Maria de Mendonça
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/12/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; children and migration; life in oil camps; Portuguese immigrant (Algarve). Marcelo Borges, Jasmin Sánchez, Angela Reynolds (camera) Spanish and Portuguese
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish)
 
 
 
 
 

 

Maria Christova Minkova (de Petroff)
 
 
 
 

 

1/15/2001
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; migration history; women and migration;  Bulgarian immigrant. Sonia Ivanoff, Susan Rose, Lonna Malmsheimer, Julia Bergen, Kristin McLane Spanish and English
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 

 

First tape available (Spanish)
 
 
 

 

Petko Nikov, Ivanka Petkova (de Stancheff), Juan Stancheff, Susana E. Stancheff, Matías L. Bistrai, Camila J. Bistrai 1/17/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Multi-generational life histories; family migration; Bulgarian immigrants and Argentines of Bulgarian descent. Susan Rose, Sonia Ivanoff, Karla Nieves, David Stein
 
 
 

 

Spanish, Bulgarian, and English
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

First tape available (English)
 
 
 
 

 

Leonarda Ramírez (de Gamarra)
 
 

 

1/12/2001
 
 
 

 

Life history; migration history; Paraguayan immigrant Rosemary McGunnigle, Kirsten Korell (camera) Spanish
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 

 

Not available
 

 

Francisca Salvador Jiménez (de Montoya), Esperanza Montoya Salvador (de Torres)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/18/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; family migration; post World War Two; women and migration; mother's and daughter's histories; Km 8 company town; Spanish immigrants (Almería, Andalusia) María Laura Olivares, Elizabeth Cardillo (camera)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

María del Carmen Sánchez (de Torres), Ramón Sánchez, María Cortés (de Simón), Diego Simón
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/18/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life histories; family migration; growing up in YPF company town in the 1940s and 1950s;  work/employment histories; social life; brother and sister; couple; Argentine of Spanish descent (from Almería, Andalusia). Marcelo Borges, Colleen Heller, Angela Reynolds (camera), Lonna Malmsheimer (camera)
 
 
 

 

Spanish with some English
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

María Leonides Silva Cabezas (de Pérez Sáez)
 
 
 
 

 

1/10/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; migration history; Spanish immigrant.
 
 
 

 

Julia Bergen, María Laura Olivares, Kristin McLane, Elizabeth Cardillo  Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (Spanish)
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ivo Sloboda
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/11/2001
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; work/emplyoment history; petroleum work; Argentine of Czech descent.
 

 

Colleen Heller, María Laura Olivares, Elizabeth Cardillo (camera) English
 
 
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 
 

 

Available (English)
 
 
 
 

 

Juan Svoboda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/12/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; work/employment history; labor activism (leader); YPF; Argentine of Czech descent
 
 
 

 

Susana Torres, María José Garrido, Colleen Heller, Elizabeth Cardillo, Lonna Malmsheimer (camera) Spanish and English
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Violeta Urdanoff (de Reyes)
 
 

 

1/11/2001
 
 
 

 

Life history; family migration; Argentine of Bulgarian descent. Lisa Fiorentino, Karla Nieves, David Stein (camera) Spanish with some English
 

 

2
 
 
 

 

Not available
 

 

José J. Rosa Valente
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/17/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Life history; work/employment history; apprenticeship; Petroquímica oil company organization; Km 8 company town. Portuguese immigrant. Marcelo Borges, Colleen Heller, María José Garrido, Elizabeth Cardillo, Angela Reynolds (camera), David Stein (camera) Spanish with some English
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Note: This interview is for the exclusive use of the  Patagonia Mosaic.
 
 
 

 


 

Interviews to members of the Patagonia Mosaic group


Names
Date
Topic
Research team
Languages
DV tapes
Transcripts
Elizabeth Cardillo, Colleen Heller, María José Garrido.

 

1/17/2001
 

.
 

Participation in the Mosaic Program; reflexive study. . English
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 

 

Sonia Ivanoff, María Laura Olivares
 
 
 
 
 

 

1/9/2001
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bulgarians in Comodoro Rivadavia; Bulgarian Association; Youth group
(Practice interview).
David Stein, Karla Nieves, two cameras
 
 
 
 

 

Spanish and English
 
 
 
 

 

2
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sonia Ivanoff
 
 

 

. Bulgarians in Comodoro Rivadavia. (Practice interview). . Spanish and English
 

 

1
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 

 

Jasmin Sánchez, Angela Reynolds
 
 

 

1/18/2001
 
 
 

 

Participation in the Mosaic Program; reflexive study. . English
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 

 

Susana Torres
 
 
 
 
 

 

. Immigration in Comodoro Rivadavia; oil company towns. (Practice interview). . English
 
 
 
 
 

 

1
 
 
 
 
 

 

Not available
 
 
 
 

 

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