Lara, Telesforo 1989-08-18

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Telesforo Lara talks about his childhood, his family background, social and economical issues while growing up and working in different cities in Texas including Lubbock, where he resided after 1930.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lara Telesforo

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Date: August 18, 1989

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Yolanda Romero

Length: 57 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lara Family; Started working in the fields when he was 7 years old; Other jobs Telesforo had; Discrimination changes after WWII; 1933, Guadalupe neighborhood; 3 different churches; Education; His and his brothers in Military service during WWII; Got married in 1949; Lubbock in 1930’s; First families in the Guadalupe area; First Mexican cemetery; 1912, first Mexican families set up in Lubbock.
Tape 1, Side 2: Telesforo worked for 36 years at the Lubbock Sanitation Department; Positive changes in the Hispanic community in the 1950’s and 1960’s; 1980’s, changes in the Hispanic community; He had 2 daughters and 3 sons; Different priests that have serve in the church; The new Mexican American generation; Traditions and celebrations.

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized; CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: drafts of Spanish and English transcripts available in Reading Room

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