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Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Arturo and Elvira Coronado
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arturo Coronado was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. His father was a successful railroad conductor in Mexico, but in 1915, when Arturo was ten years old, the family left the country because his father didn't want to be involved in the Revolution. They returned to Mexico later, only to go back to the United States again. He arrived in Minnesota in 1923 and held a variety of jobs, primarily tailoring and dry cleaning. Elvira Coronado was born in 1908, also in San Luis Potosi. Her father had an accident while in the United States seeking his sister, and the family came to join him in Houston, Texas. She came to Minnesota with her husband. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Immediate family, including names, birth dates and occupations; personal life history; the community in St. Paul; Arturo Coronado's dry cleaning business, and his work in organizing a labor union for that trade (1930-1946); their first restaurant in St. Paul, La Casa Coronado, and their later restaurant in Minneapolis; Guadalupe Church; and advice for future generations.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
34 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:47:47 running time
Creation Narrator: Coronado, Arturo
Narrator: Coronado, Mrs. Elvira
Interviewer: Saucedo, Mr. Ramedo J.
Made in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican
Made in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/18/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.15
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'