Format Film, Video
Contributors Calderon, Aurora
Cowell, Sidney Robertson
Da ́Vila, Virgilio
Dates 1939
Subjects Great Depression and World War II
Immigration and Migration
Popular Songs of the Day
Songs and Music
La terruca [sic] [illustrated]
Contributor Names
Cowell, Sidney Robertson -- 1903-1995 (recordist)
Calderon, Aurora (vocalist)
Da´vila, Virgilio (lyricist)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Immigration and Migration
-  Songs and Music
-  Popular Songs of the Day
-  great depression and world war ii (1929-1945)
-  Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1 (Content)
-  Illustrations: View of a portion of the workers' quarter of La Perla from the old Spanish ramparts. San Juan, Puerto Rico ( -- Casa Blanca and the sea wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico ( -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Small farms in the hills ( -- Massive stone walls, supposedly built by Ponce de Leon, which surround San Juan, with cannon barrel on wall in foreground] ( -- Bayamon, Puerto Rico (vicinity). In a little general store which will soon be evacuated because it is in an area to be taken over by the Army ( ) -- Guanica, Puerto Rico (vicinity). One of the children of a tenant farmer and her Three Kings' day present ( -- Arecibo, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Sugar cane worker on a plantation sharpening his hoe ( -- Aurora Calderon, portrait, photograph ( -- San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pageant at the Escambron, a San Juan night club ( -- The Governor's Palace, San Juan, Puerto Rico ( -- San Juan, Puerto Rico. A street in the shopping district ( -- [Palm tree and fisherman with net standing by shoreline, Puerto Rico] ( -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Glee club singing "God Bless America" (in Spanish) at the tenant purchase celebration ( -- Guitar player above the swamp water. The workers' quarter of Puerto de Tierra. San Juan, Puerto Rico ( (Content)
-  Actual title of poem is "La tierruca" (General)
-  From: The WPA California Folk Music Project Collection (source)
-  Original sound recording source material is available at: (source)
motion picture
1 video ; 3 min.
Music Division
Other Formats
LC Classification
AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1

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