Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Felicitas Herrera
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Felicitas Herrera was born in Pirindaro, Mexico, in 1909 and came to the United States in 1920 by crossing the river at Laredo, Texas. She came to Minnesota to work in 1927 and continued to work throughout her life, while also being active in the Guadalupanas, who work to continue religious customs celebrating the fiesta day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. At the time of the interview she lived in St. Paul. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Mexico; various jobs in field work and meatpacking; religious life; and the Guadalupanas. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English. A photocopied newspaper column on Herrera is in the Mexican-American Project file in the oral history office.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
33 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:31:16 running time
Creation Interviewee: Herrera, Ms. Felicitas
Interviewer: Barela, Victor
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/05/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.31
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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