Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman was born in the small town of Las Mesas, Mexico. She moved to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota where she married and had three children. Dimayuga-Bruggeman attended Mankato State University to become a teacher. She worked as a Spanish teacher and as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher before pursuing her master's in Spanish Literature and Culture. She continued her education receiving her superintendent's degree and her K-12 principal licensure. She would serve as Dean of Students of Sleepy Eye Public Schools and later as a high school principal. Dimayuga-Bruggeman was the academic dean of Shattuck-St. Mary's private school. She was the Director of Educational Services of the Northwest Suburban School District, and is now Assistant Commissioner of Education to the State of Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; Bracero Program; farm work; importance of education; financial struggles; Mexican folklore dancing; difference in treatment from being a migrant student to a foreign exchange student; Youth For Understanding; Minnesota winter; English as a Second Language; Latino culture; Minnesota Migrant Program; Hispanic community; racial tensions; student leaders; diversity; cultural center; Chicano Latino Affairs Council; high school graduation rate; and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Transcript is available in both English and Spanish.
Quantity 1 digital file
74 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:18:57 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Interviewee: Dimayuga-Bruggeman, Elia
Made in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/01/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.8
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'

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