Chavez, Art 1999-03-16

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Art Chavez, Lubbock businessman and civic leader, discusses his life and career, along with the problems and future of the Hispanic community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Art Chavez

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Date: March 16, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1: Chavez, Arthur "Art", b. in Midland, Texas on February 14, 1948, Parents, Grandparents, Paternal, Maternal, Origins, Midland, Texas, Difficulties, Economic and social, Discrimination, Siblings, Education, Schools attended, Graduated from high school in 1966, Hispanics, Students, Teachers, Activities, Band, 1st chair (trumpet), Student conductor, Athletics, Football, baseball, track, soccer, Importance, Counselors, Neighborhood, Baseball, Railroad, Presley, Elvis, Music, Artists, Forming a band, Texas Tech University, Experience, Housing, Finances, Working, Restaurant business, Insurance business, Started new firm in 1990, Community involvement, LEARN, LULAC, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Lubbock, Texas, Reason for having separate chambers, Needs, Business community, Politics, Politicians, Democratic Party

Tape 1, Side 2: Needs of the community, Hispanics on the city council and school board effectiveness, Problems with today’s children, Lubbock, Texas (again), District Representatives, Relationship with one another, Development, Economic, Business

Range Dates: 1948-1999

Bulk Dates: 1966-1999

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