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Mexican-American Oral History Project: Interview with Francisco Rangel
Description 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.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:53:28 running time
Creation Narrator: Rangel, Mr. Francisco
Interviewer: Moosbrugger, Grant
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Mexican
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/04/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 49
Accession Number AV1996.92.57
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mexican-American Oral History Project'