Narvaiz, Robert 1998-12-07

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Robert Narvaiz discusses his life in Lubbock, Texas and his community involvement, especially the G. I. Forum.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Robert Narvaiz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 07, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1: Narvaiz, Robert, b. January 30, 1937 in San Marco, Texas, Parents, From Mexico, Father, Farmer/migrant, Lubbock, Texas (1947), Discrimination, Education, Schools attended, Graduated from high school in 1956, Socializing, Lubbock, Texas (again), Discrimination (again), Movie theatres, Business College, Accounting, United States Marines (1958), Served four years, Jobs, Produce company, $1.10 an hour, Wife, Worked as a hairdresser, Jobs (again), Meat packing plant, 10 years, Joined the union, Worked for the union as a business agent, Five years, Federal program, Nine years, Remodeling Business (1972), Seven years, St. Mary’s Hospital (1981), Community involvement, G. I. Forum, Veteran’s family organization, History of the American G. I. Forum, Lubbock, Texas (again), Discrimination (again), Community involvement (again), LULAC, Becoming involved, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pancho Claus, Started in Lubbock, Texas, Confusion between Pancho and Santa Claus, Lubbock, Texas (again), Economic development, Discrimination (again), Hampton University incident, (30:00) Boundaries of Avenue H, Movie theatres (again), Restaurants, Department stores, Changes in downtown, Tornado, 1970, Involvement, Relief effort, G. I. Forum (again), Monument, G. I. Forum (again), Military funerals, Rifles, Discrimination (again), Changes for the Hispanic community, Politics, Single-member districts, G. I. Forum (again), Sheriff’s Department, Getting people to vote, Services provided.

Range Dates: 1937–1998

Bulk Dates: 1947–1998

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