Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Sierra Club
Website URL
Environmental History, Borderlands Studies, Agricultural and Rural History, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Labor, Migration, Public History, Oral History
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Personal Info

About Me

Cailee Beltran is an oral historian for the Sierra Club’s William E. Colby Library in Oakland, California. She is originally from El Paso, Texas with familial roots throughout Southern California. Her research is concerned with the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and their histories of migration and labor. She is interested in exploring topics of agricultural and environmental history, which will complement her research on Depression-era Mexican migrant farmworker justice and labor movements. Cailee is also an advocate for public history and oral history fieldwork. She has recently joined Sierra Club’s Colby Library on their new oral history program, “Documenting the Voices of Environmental Justice.”

Recent Publications

Beltran, C., 2022. Memories of the Fields: Mexican Migrants in the Imperial Valley 1935-1944, ArcGIS Online,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Mexico
Expertise by Geography
Latin America, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Food History, Labor, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Public History, Rural & Agrarian History