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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Val Vargas
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Val Vargas was born in Minneapolis. Vargas grew up in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and later in New Brighton. She attended Oklahoma City University and studied accounting. She worked at Metropolitan Economic Development Association as a business consultant and owns the Vargas Company. Vargas is the founder and current president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Jobs held; family background; Catholic religion; lack of Latino community in Minnesota; Latino culture and foods; Lake Street; being bilingual in Spanish and English; financial struggles growing up; childhood; Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio; Choices; lack of services for Latino community; growing Latino population; emphasis on Spanish language; layoffs; budget cuts; and politics.
Quantity 1 digital file
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 00:53:22 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Vargas, Val
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/14/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.39
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'

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