Foppe, Sister Regina 1973-08-08

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Sister Regina Foppe, director of social action for the diocese of Amarillo, Texas, discusses the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, and the effect it had on the community, especially the Guadalupe and Parkway neighborhoods.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Sister Regina Foppe

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Date: August 8, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Day of tornado, Events prior to tornado, Helping family with housing problem, Radio report about tornado sighting, St. Joseph's convent, Loss of electricity, Basement, Housing problem, Tornado, Basement, Water accumulation, Injuries, Radio reports concerning damage to area Aftermath of tornado, Destruction, Lighted candles to draw attention of police, First aid care for people in basement, Weather conditions, Evacuation to Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Damage to automobiles, Description of route to Texas Tech, Municipal Coliseum, First aid stations, Route taken back to St. Joseph's convent, Second trip to Coliseum, Incident concerning two heavy-set men, Condition of area on last trip to Coliseum, Tornado, Sightings, Juan Rios family, Caught in heart of tornado, Description, Aftermath of tornado, Red Cross station, Criticism, Damage to St. Joseph's Church

Tape 1, Side 2: Aftermath of tornado, First aid supply, Sisters of St. Joseph's convent, Relegation of duties, Guadalupe Neighborhood, Condition of buildings, Neighborhood boundaries, Sub-standard housing, Red Cross station at St. Joseph's convent, Adventist Church, Well-organized, Guadalupe Neighborhood (again), Supplies, Handicapped, Housing, Parkway Neighborhood, Housing problem, Unoccupied houses, White flight, Formerly predominantly white neighborhood, Integration, White flight (again), Predominantly black neighborhood (1967), Improvements after tornado, Transition of families into unoccupied government-owned housing, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Agencies in same location, Duties, Free school lunch program, Guadalupe Neighborhood (again), Family scattered, Residents, Sub-standard housing (again), Positive effects of tornado, Integration of Mexican-Americans and Anglos, Incident concerning Mexican-American family: fear of Anglos

Tape 2, Side 1: Incident concerning Mexican-American family, Fear of Anglos, Rezoning of Guadalupe Neighborhood, Agencies teamwork during aftermath of tornado, Mi Casita Home Counseling Organization, Office of EmergencyPreparedness, Newsletter, Agencies, Mi Casita Home Counseling (again), Description, Social Action Services, Funded by Amarillo, Texas, diocese, Amarillo diocese, School lunch program, Criticism concerning distribution of clothing to tornado victims, Tornadoes, Path of destruction, Guadalupe Neighborhood, Point of impact, Incident, Tornado files, Located at Federal Housing Administrative Office

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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