Narvaiz, Robert 1998-12-07

From SWC Oral History Collection
Jump to: navigation, search

Robert Narvaiz discusses his life in Lubbock, Texas and his community involvement, especially the G. I. Forum.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Robert Narvaiz

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 07, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1: Narvaiz, Robert, b. January 30, 1937 in San Marco, Texas, Parents, From Mexico, Father, Farmer/migrant, Lubbock, Texas (1947), Discrimination, Education, Schools attended, Graduated from high school in 1956, Socializing, Lubbock, Texas (again), Discrimination (again), Movie theatres, Business College, Accounting, United States Marines (1958), Served four years, Jobs, Produce company, $1.10 an hour, Wife, Worked as a hairdresser, Jobs (again), Meat packing plant, 10 years, Joined the union, Worked for the union as a business agent, Five years, Federal program, Nine years, Remodeling Business (1972), Seven years, St. Mary’s Hospital (1981), Community involvement, G. I. Forum, Veteran’s family organization, History of the American G. I. Forum, Lubbock, Texas (again), Discrimination (again), Community involvement (again), LULAC, Becoming involved, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pancho Claus, Started in Lubbock, Texas, Confusion between Pancho and Santa Claus, Lubbock, Texas (again), Economic development, Discrimination (again), Hampton University incident, (30:00) Boundaries of Avenue H, Movie theatres (again), Restaurants, Department stores, Changes in downtown, Tornado, 1970, Involvement, Relief effort, G. I. Forum (again), Monument, G. I. Forum (again), Military funerals, Rifles, Discrimination (again), Changes for the Hispanic community, Politics, Single-member districts, G. I. Forum (again), Sheriff’s Department, Getting people to vote, Services provided.

Range Dates: 1937–1998

Bulk Dates: 1947–1998


Access Information

Original Recording Format:

Recording Format Notes:

Transcript:



Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.