Cuevas, Art 1998-11-04

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Art Cuevas discusses his life and how he came to be in the construction work business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Art Cuevas

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Date: November 4, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1: b. near McAllen, Texas (South Texas), parents, migrant workers around the nation, traveled in convoys, hardworking, Lubbock, Texas (late 1950s), Lubbock Independent School District, Schools, Wasn’t treated differently, Activities, Choir, Green Mountain Boys, Working, Jobs during junior high and high school, Step-father, Mother, Role of education, Mother (again), What isn’t taught at school, Sharing success, Construction business, Early construction experience, Started construction during the summers of junior high and high school, Army reserves, Built helicopter pads, learned to use cranes, Stanley Reed construction, Wife, Zelda, worked for them, Began working for other contractors, Began building house on his own, Worked his way up to building commercial buildings, Government contracts, Changes, Contractors, Government, Descriptions, Opinions, Building trust, Lubbock, Texas (again), Economic development, Small businesses, Small businesses (continued), Banking, Sub-contractors, Minorities in construction, Outside crews, the effect they have on local businesses, Determine by prices, who is better, Economy, Cuevas, Art (again), Community activities and organizations, Politics, Politicians, Issues, Education, Discrimination, Holidays, Christmas, Parents did the best they could, Most gifts were clothes, Family gathering, Television, [ends after 20 minutes]

Range Dates: circa 1940s-1998

Bulk Dates: circa 1950s-1998

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