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Perspectives of the Past - Pima County Oral History Project
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    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Salomon Baldenegro 2011-02-13

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Salomon Baldenegro 2011-02-13
    • Baldenegro, Salomon
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century Chicano movement.
    • Salomon Baldenegro recounts his participation in organizing marches, rallies, as well as talks with the Mayor of Tucson and the City Council of Tucson to establish a neighborhood center and park on the Westside of Tucson. This is the story of the...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with William Bond 2011-01-14

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with William Bond 2011-01-14
    • Bond, William
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • William Bond discusses his long career in education in Southern Arizona. Bond describes his volunteer experiences with senior citizens in Tucson and tells of his experiences with his pets Sombra, Apollo and Petie. Interview runs 40 minutes....
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Joanne Burch 2011-06-29

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Joanne Burch 2011-06-29
    • Burch, Joanne, 1938-
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • Joanne Burch recalls her family’s history in southern Arizona, beginning in the late 1800’s. Burch recounts life in Tucson before World War II and describes the experience of watching the city grow around her. Interview runs 41 minutes....
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Rose Cabat 2011-09-03

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Rose Cabat 2011-09-03
    • Cabat, Rose, 1914-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Pottery--20th century
    • Rose Cabat describes her career as a potter and an artist. Cabat, a native New Yorker, moved to Tucson in 1942. She describes working as a riveter at Davis-Monthan Air Force base during WW2 and describes Tucson in the ‘40s. Cabat gained fame for...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Raul Castro 2011-07-22

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Raul Castro 2011-07-22
    • Castro, Raul H., 1916-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Castro, Raul H. 1916- Mexican-American Border Region--History, Local; Arizona; Governor (1975-1977, Castro) Ambassadors--United States--Anecdotes
    • Former Arizona Governor and United States Ambassador, Raúl Castro recounts his childhood in Southern Arizona, and describes his early struggles as a Mexican-American youth attempting to get an education. Castro also describes his lifelong...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Dolores Celaya 2011-12-17

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Dolores Celaya 2011-12-17
    • Celaya, Dolores
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century Homesteading; Forage plants--Southwestern States
    • Dolores Celaya discusses her Grandfather Eufemianino Moyza who homesteaded Moyza Ranch in Arivaca, Arizona around 1875. She recalls her own life on the ranch, and the seasonal food cycle and food preservation. Celaya also describes gathering and...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Frank de la Cruz 2011-02-05

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Frank de la Cruz 2011-02-05
    • de la Cruz, Frank
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes Chicano movement
    • Frank de la Cruz recounts his participation in organizing marches and rallies, as well as talks with the Mayor of Tucson and the City Council of Tucson to establish a neighborhood center and park on the Westside of Tucson. This is the story of the...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Kathy Engle 2011-04-15

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Kathy Engle 2011-04-15
    • Engle, Kathy
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • Kathy Engle discusses her career as a journalist and her time writing for the Green Valley News. Engle also talks of her experiences living in Southern Arizona. Interview runs 39 minutes. Submitted as part of Capturing Arizona Stories.
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with LaVona Evans 2012-01-21

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with LaVona Evans 2012-01-21
    • Evans, LaVona, 1912-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Mormon families—Anecdotes
    • LaVona Evans recounts her life in Southern Arizona. Evans was born in Thatcher, Arizona on February 14, 1912. Evans talks about her childhood in Thatcher and Mesa and her experiences raising a family in Binghampton, a Mormon settlement that has...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Ruth Glass 2011-01-13

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Ruth Glass 2011-01-13
    • Glass, Ruth, 1920-
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Animal rights advocates
    • Ruth Glass briefly describes her family and her relocation to Tucson, Arizona in 1968 in hopes of alleviating her son’s asthma. Glass discusses her love of hiking around Tucson and rafting in Arizona. She also reflects on her political activism,...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Dick Hughes 2012-04-26

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Dick Hughes 2012-04-26
    • Hughes, Dick
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes
    • Dick Hughes recounts the story of his family's settlement in Tucson, Arizona after the American Civil War. Hughes discusses the creation of Barrio Anita and the history behind the Rincon Memorial Cemetery. Hughes also tells of his experiences...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Gertrude Lopez 2011-04-09

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Gertrude Lopez 2011-04-09
    • Lopez, Gertrude, 1959-
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Tohono O'odham Indians--Arizona--Music
    • Gertrude Lopez speaks about her life as a waila musician and community member of the Tohono O'odham Nation. She includes information about the role and history of waila music among the Tohono O'odham and the challenges waila musicians face in...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Molly McKasson 2011-01-12 - 2011-02-15

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Molly McKasson 2011-01-12 - 2011-02-15
    • McKasson, Molly
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Equal rights amendments--United States.
    • Molly McKasson shares her recollections of Himmel Park and Himmel Park Library in Tucson, Arizona. McKasson also describes her activist days working on the Equal Rights Amendment. Submitted as part of Capturing Arizona Stories.
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Gene Mejia 2012-04-17

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Gene Mejia 2012-04-17
    • Mejia, Gene
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • Gene Mejia recounts his childhood in Tucson, Arizona and reminisces on how the city has changed over the years. Mejia recalls hearing news of Pearl Harbor as a boy and reflects on the impact of the Korean war on the Tucson community. Interview...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Toni Miller 2011-01-11

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Toni Miller 2011-01-11
    • Miller, Toni
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • Toni Miller describes her family’s relocation in 1935 to Tucson, Arizona from Estes Park, Colorado in search for year-round tourist business for their business, Miller’s Curio Company. Miller discusses the different businesses her family owned...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Oscar Montano 2011-10-10

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Oscar Montano 2011-10-10
    • Montano, Oscar, 1911-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Yuma (Ariz.)--History
    • Oscar Montano describes his family's immigration from Ireland to the mountains of Northern Mexico and eventually settling in Tucson, Arizona. Montano discuses his career with Levy's department store, starting as a delivery boy, salesman and...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Jim Nintzel 2011-02-15

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Jim Nintzel 2011-02-15
    • Nintzel, Jim
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Journalism--United States--Anecdotes
    • Jim Nintzel speaks about his parents and stepfather and on the experience of being one of seven children. Nintzel recounts his childhood experiences including relocating to Tucson, Arizona from New Jersey. Nintzel also talks about his career from...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with John O'Dowd 2011-07-01

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with John O'Dowd 2011-07-01
    • O'Dowd, John
    • Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Tucson (Ariz.)--Social life and customs--20th century
    • John O'Dowd speaks about his grandparents and parents who immigrated from Sweden to Tucson, Arizona and describes his life growing up in Tucson. O'Dowd discusses his career in the military and as an attorney and his connection to the Sam Hughes...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Arnold Palacios 2011-04-02

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Arnold Palacios 2011-04-02
    • Palacios, Arnold
    • Oral history--Arizona;Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes Chicano movement
    • Arnold Palacios discusses his involvement in the Chicano Movement in Tucson, Arizona in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Palacios describes his involvement in the fight to build a park in the predominantly Mexican-American Westside of Tucson. This...

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