Chandler, Mrs Marvin 1988-03-22

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Mrs. Chandler discusses the changes in Lubbock and her family business, Chandler Cafe.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Marvin Chandler

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Date: March 22, 1988

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Troy Solis

Length: 34 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Moved to Lubbock in 1947, Worked at Keaton Packing Company, Chandler Cafe, Opened cafe and move to several locations, Texas Tech, Description of campus in 1950s, Remembrance of Billy Graham crusade on campus, Numerous family restaurants near Tech, Downtown Lubbock, Description of activities, Discusses lack of mechanization in cotton fields, Shift in downtown businesses, Other businesses in area, Tornado, May 11, 1970, Cafe located downtown, Received little damage, Opened restaurant to feed people, Storm enabled people to receive work and better homes, Businesses damaged across the street from cafe, Marvin Wesley Chandler, Husband, Born in Seamore, Served in army during World War II, Met his wife while in service, Family, Discussion of their children, Chandler Cafe (again), Describes atmosphere, Favorite dish--chicken fried steak, Family (again), Discussion of home, Involvement of family in cafe, Post-World War II, Discusses scarcity of jobs and homes, Segregation, Civil rights marches downtown, Ideas on segregation, Present activities, Discusses teenagers actions, Husband collects antiques

Tape 1, Side 2: Transients, Problems at cafe, Assistance by police

Range Dates: 1947-1988

Bulk Dates: circa 1950s-1988

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