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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Lourdez Ortega Schwab
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; quinceañera; and military experience.
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28 pages transcript
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01:12:31 running time
Interviewer: Trevino, Ruth
Interviewee: Schwab, Lourdez Ortega
Made in: Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH135 (Library Call Number)
AV2011.2.32 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'