Chavez, Alice 1999-02-01

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Alice Chavez discusses her life and career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alice Chavez

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Date: February 1, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1: Chavez, Alice, Senior counselor at Lubbock High School (Texas), b. In Kenedy, Texas on August 4, 1946, Experiences growing up, Admiration, Encouraged children to get an education, Siblings, Lamesa, Texas, Began school not knowing English, Had polio, Andrews, Texas, Fourth grade – freshman year of high school, Lamesa, Texas (again), Returned for sophomore year, High school counselor, Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University, Social Security office, Duties, Texas Tech University (again), Student views of Hispanics, College friends, Hispanic culture, Youth, Media influence, Chavez, Alice (again), Drive to succeed, Strict, moral generation, Difficulties at college, Catholic, Surprised not all Hispanics were Catholic, Texas Tech University (again), Course studies, Teaching school, Benefits, Jobs, Becoming a high school counselor, Children, Lubbock Independent School District, Chavez, Alice (again), Children (again), Lubbock Independent School District, Opinions, Teenage pregnancies, 1/3 of Lubbock High School seniors are parents, Role of the counselor, Graduates, Chavez, Alice (again), Community service, Mentoring, Lubbock Independent School District (again), TAAS test, New curriculum, Lubbock, Texas politics, Lubbock City Council, Hispanic politicians, Opinions

Tape 2: Chavez, Alice (again), Opinions, Hispanic politicians (again), Opinions, Voting, Turnout, Texas Tech University’s relationship with Lubbock, Texas (1960s – 1970s), Chavez, Alice (again), Education, Children (again), Husband , Differences, Family, Afterthoughts, [ends after 15 minutes]

Range Dates: 1946-1999

Bulk Dates: 1946-1999

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