Interview with Teri and Michael Marquez, Downwinders of Utah Archive, June 27, 2019, Audio

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Title Interview with Teri and Michael Marquez, Downwinders of Utah Archive, June 27, 2019, Audio
Creator Marquez, Teri; Marquez, Michael
Contributor Sorensen, Justin; Nelson, Robert
Date 2019-06-27
Subject Nuclear weapons Testing; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing; Nuclear weapons testing victims; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing; Radioactive fallout
Description Audio (17 minutes, 39 seconds) of a telephone interview conducted by Justin Sorensen and Robert Nelson with Teri and Michael Marquez on June 27, 2019. Teri Marquez discusses her memories of growing up in Sunnyside, Utah, where her father was a foreman at the coal mine. She recounts her father measuring the tests with a Geiger counter that he used for his mining work, and shares memories of classmates who had cancer in her age group, as well as her own experiences with cancer treatment. Michael Marques discusses how storms and dust would get trapped in the local area due to the position of the mountains. Michael Marquez shares his memory that the government assured the people in the area that the testing was safe.
Type Sound
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format audio/mpeg
Extent 17:39
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Is Part of Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6k981sn
Setname uum_dua
Date Created 2019-10-24
Date Modified 2019-10-24
ID 1470946
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k981sn
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