Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Guadalupe Cruz
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Guadalupe Cruz was born in 1894 in Tepatlitan, Jalisco, Mexico. Her parents were Braulio Jimenez and Silvina Gutierrez. She was married in 1914 and entered the United States at El Paso, Texas, in 1921. Cruz lived and worked in California, Arizona and Colorado. Upon the death of her mother, she returned to Mexico for eight months. In April of 1929 she arrived in Minnesota with her husband and immediately became involved with activities in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and in other activities of the Mexican-American community in St. Paul. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family and life in Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; travel and lice infestation on trains going to the border at Juarez, Mexico; life in the beet fields; life, activities and festivals for the early Mexican-American community in St. Paul; beginnings of activities of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; leaders of the West Side community; songs sung for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12; and family history and family problems. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: In Spanish, transcribed into English. Cruz is one of the oldest members of St. Paul's Mexican-American community. She knew many of the first leaders and was involved with many of the first activities of the church and community.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
10 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:22:11 running time
Creation Interviewee: Cruz, Mrs. Guadalupe
Interviewer: Barela, Victor F.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/07/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'

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