Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Maria Cristina Tavera
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maria Cristina Tavera was born in Minneapolis, to Maria Estela Ligia Garcia Morales and Patrick James O'Brien, who met in Mexico. She grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota because her father was from Minnesota and wanted the family to move to the United States. Tavera studied Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Minnesota for her bachelor's degree and later her master's degree focusing on Latino art. She believed her artwork could enrich the Latino community. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family; Latino community and culture; art; TRIO programs; Day of the Dead; education; Lake Street Latino growth; student organizations; immigration; bilingual (Spanish and English); and developing a cultural center.
Quantity 1 digital file
46 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:16:46 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Interviewee: Tavera, Maria Cristina
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/08/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.34
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'

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