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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Carl R. Valdez
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carl R. Valdez was born in the village of Penn Yan, New York. After high school Valdez joined the Air Force as a Russian linguist. He moved to Minnesota to attend Saint Thomas University and later became a school teacher for 22 years. He has worked in the ministry since 1991 working primarily with the Hispanic community. Valdez is married with six daughters. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; jobs held; Catholic religion; father's struggles; importance of education; military experience at the Black Sea; traveling; poem writing; Minnesota winter; issues with the Vietnam War; special education; languages; ministry; Mexican American Cultural Center; Latino community; baptism; Comunidad Latina Unida en Servicio; Lake Street with a strong Latino influence; growing Latino population; immigration topic; racial tension; and bilingual Mass.
Quantity 1 digital file
61 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:29:38 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Valdez, Carl R.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/19/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.37
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'