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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Lourdez Ortega Schwab
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lourdez Ortega Schwab was born in El Paso, Texas before moving to Minnesota. Schwab worked at Housing Redevelopment Authority helping low income families. She currently works in a bank where she enjoys educating the Latino community about finances. Schwab also is serving in the Navy Reserves and is married with three children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; childhood; opportunities in Minnesota; farm work; different racial perceptions from Minnesota to Texas; importance of education; relationships; immigration; Latino community; educating about banking; jobs held; Heartland Community Action Agency; being bilingual in Spanish and English; West Central Collaborative; mercado; Latino culture and foods; businesses; diversifying community; religion; citizenship; family ties; fishing memories; difficulties translating English to Spanish for her parents; quinceaƱera; and military experience.
Quantity 1 digital file
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:12:31 running time
Creation Interviewer: Trevino, Ruth
Narrator: Schwab, Lourdez Ortega
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/10/2009
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.32
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'