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Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Francisco Rangel
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Francisco "Frank" or "Kiko" Rangel was born in 1936 on the West Side of St. Paul, was a member of Guadalupe Parish, attended Lafayette Elementary and Roosevelt Junior High, and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School. He became a musician in 1953 and played for most fiesta celebrations. He works in the microfilm laboratory of the Minnesota Historical Society and leads an orchestra that plays all types of music. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family life on the lower West Side in the 1940s and early 1950s, including contact with Jewish, African-American and American Indian ethnic groups; his family's interest and involvement in music; his interest and pursuit of music as a profession as well as an art; and his career as a professional musician, orchestra leader, and teacher.
1 hour sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:53:28 running time
Interviewee: Rangel, Francisco
Interviewer: Moosbrugger, Grant
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Mexican Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 49 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.92.57 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'