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Document Details


Title: Gomez, Margaret
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: The interview begins with Gómez's family history and genealogy. She describes how she went to business college upon graduation from high school and then subsequently went to work in state government for ten years and county government for twenty-five years. Gómez states that she was not actively involved with in the Chicano movement protests but she helped with fund raisers for those causes. She tells about the circumstances that led to her decision to run for the Constable position and she gives details about how she organized and managed her election campaign. Gómez also talks about the types of cases she was involved with as a constable such as evictions, truancy, and warrants. She talks about pursuing her bachelor's degree in Sociology from St. Edwards University which she received in 1991 while simultaneously working full time in public office. She describes the similarities and differences in the two different positions, County Commissioner and Constable, that she has held. She concludes the interview by elaborating upon the importance of education for Mexican American Youth and the need to find ways to encourage them to stay in school.
Extent: 61 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_095.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gomez, Margaret, 1944-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 8-Jun-1944
Speaker place of birth: Kingsbury, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 54
Document location: Austin, TX
Document date: 13-Jun-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: St. Edward's University, Austin, TX
Locations discussed: Austin, TX; Kingsbury, TX; North America; Texas; Travis County, TX; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Austin, TX; Education; Education, Higher; Family; Family--History; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic American women; Hispanic American youth; Hispanic Americans--Texas; Kingsbury, TX; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Politicians; St. Edward's University, Austin, TX; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; Travis County, TX; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000204-149