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Chapter Three: Migrant Worker to Student at The University of Texas at Austin

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This is me, operating a canning machine in June 1954 at the Falls River Canning Factory in Cambria, Wisconsin. The workplace was hot, humid, steamy, and very noisy.

My dad, Alfredo G. de los Santos, wearing a waterproof outfit and rubber boots, cleans huge canvases used in the canning process at the Falls River Canning Factory in Cambria, Wisconsin in July 1956. Things were so hard for our family that my father went to Cambria three years in a row:  1956, 1957 and 1958.

Outside the barracks where we lived in Cambria,  in late August l956.   Going home and to The University of Texas at Austin.

My three roommates and me, outside our living quarters at The University of Texas at Austin. The “huts” were purchased by the university from military surplus in the fall of 1955.

My program of study for the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree at the Graduate School of Library Science at The University of Texas at Austin, July 1958.