Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Benigno Andrada
Part 1


Part 2


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Benigno Andrada came to Minnesota from the Philippines in 1928 at the age of 16. His first job was as a waiter at the Minneapolis Athletic Club. In 1930 he married a Norwegian-American woman, and they had three sons. His wife died in 1956, and in 1957 he married his second wife, Belen, a Filipino woman. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: In the first interview, Mr. Andrada discusses his adjustment to life in Minnesota, his family, his jobs and the Filipino community in the Twin Cities. In the second interview he tells about the Philippine Echo newspaper, work during the depression and World War II, Filipinos who worked on the farms near Albert Lea and Chaska, Minnesota and his return trip to the Philippines in 1966.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
37 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:01:51 running time
Creation Interviewee: Andrada, Benigno
Interviewer: Mason, Sarah R.
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Asian Americans -- Minnesota
Filipino Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/09/1978 - 11/01/1978
(Interviews conducted 10/ 9/1978 and 11/1/1978.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 51
Accession Number AV1981.361.29
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Asians in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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