Albidrez, Alfredo 1987-01-11
Alfredo Albidrez discusses his father's job, the changes in the city of Lubbock, and the importance of education and religious life.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Alfredo Albidrez
Additional Parties Recorded:
Date: January 11, 1987
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Yolanda Romera
Length: 30 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1:
the year that he came to Lubbock and where they came from; Mexican families in Lubbock; his aunt Elizabeth, lived for 110 years and how she helps him focus in the religious life; his change of life; the beginning of the Catholic Church thanks to his father; his father was a partner and a treasurer of the cemetery; life during the Depression; children and women also had to work; society of the cemetery was necessary because of the lack of money during the Depression; the time when the first cemetery got full.
the development of the city of Lubbock;
entertainment during those years;
singers and the dry law in Lubbock;
how to do liquor from corn, very popular on those times;
the beginning of his alcoholism problem;
started to make beer and sell it in other cities;
lack of work in places like Lubbock and the abundance of jobs in cities like Dallas;
racism in those times and how it has change with the pass of the years;
equality of opportunities for Mexicans, as long as they take advantage of education;
no opportunities to advance in matters of education;
the importance of parents in improving education of children;
the importance of his father referring to the sale of land;
he left Lubbock in 1960 and that he does not recognizes the name of Pedro Lopez;
San Jose church he went to;
his wife and how he met her;
the changes in Lubbock;
the changes referring to Mexican people;
his birthplace (Marathon, TX);
his beet work in Colorado;
how he learned to read Spanish 10 years ago;
the importance of knowing how to read and write;
the power of the good against the bad.
the importance of praying.
Tape 1, Side 2:
Original Recording Format: audio cassette
Recording Format Notes: digitized; CD available in Reading Room
Transcript: drafts of Spanish and English transcripts available in Reading Room
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