Guerrero, Irma 1998-06-30

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Irma Guerrero, a photographer, talks about her life growing up in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Irma Guerrero

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Date: June 30, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: February 15 1954 in Lubbock, Parents, Met in Lubbock, Mother a seamstress, Father worked for Santa Fe Railroad, Siblings: 2 sisters and 1 brother, Education, North U (now Mahon) Elementary, Bowsman Elementary, Alderson Junior High, Estacado High School, United, Demographics, Activities, Sports, Tennis, Teachers, All were role models, Childhood, Happiest time of her life, Close knit family, Father (again), Community involvement, Texas Tech University, Social work major, Worked at Medical Center, Atmosphere, Hard, Socializing, Lubbock State School, Photography, Didn’t received a promotion, so she left, Worked for different TV stations in Lubbock, Photography (again), Yearbooks (c. 1980s), Opened a studio in 1986, Owning her own small business, Freedom, Community work, Instilling heritage, Parents (again), Father (again), Opinions, Lubbock Texas, Not equal opportunity, Bigotry, City council, Windy Sitton, Opinions, Victor Hernandez.

Tape 1, Side 2: Lubbock City Council, David Nelson, Opinions, Tactics, Mentoring program, Issues, Role in Community, Hispanics and Education, Hopwood, Reverse discrimination, College enrollment, Future of Lubbock Texas, Continue to keep the mentoring program alive, A new community college (technical and/or vocational, Needs to open up to new businesses, Small businesses (again), [ends after 20 minutes].

Range Dates: 1954-1998

Bulk Dates: 1954-1998

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