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    • 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 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 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 Lucile Porter 2011-07-05

    • Porter, Lucile, 1913-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Volunteer workers in social service--Arizona
    • Lucille Porter recounts her life in Tucson, Arizona beginning with her relocation in 1966. Her experiences in Tucson include being a schoolteacher at the Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as being a student at the Southern Arizona Association for the...
    • 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 Mary Clem 2011-07-30

    • Stensrud-Clem, Mary, 1910-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Yuma (Ariz.)--History
    • Mary Clem recounts her early childhood in Yuma, Arizona beginning around 1917. Clem shares early memories of a WW1 soldier camp in Yuma, influenza outbreaks and the plank road from Arizona to California. Clem’s husband owned a mortuary in Bisbee...

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