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Document Details


Title: Martinez, Anita
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: Mrs. Martínez recalls the circumstances of her nomination for and election to the Dallas City Council and describes the support her candidacy received. She discusses her council service and her success in bringing improvements to West Dallas. Martínez talks at length about the Anita N. Martínez Ballet Folklórico, providing the reasons behind its founding, explaining her hopes for its influence, and relating the efforts made to combat the financial instability it suffered at various times. She also provides details of her ancestry and mentions her siblings and descendants, and briefly describes her schooling and early jobs. Martínez speaks of her various presidential appointments, especially that to a commission to evaluate the Peace Corps, and refers in some detail to her efforts to have St. Ann's school in Dallas declared a historic landmark.
Extent: 53 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_129.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Martinez, Anita, 1925-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1925
Speaker place of birth: Dallas, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Age at speaking: 73
Document location: Dallas, TX
Document date: 26-Oct-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: U.S. Peace Corps
Locations discussed: Dallas, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: City council members--Texas; Dallas, TX; Hispanic American leadership--Texas; Hispanic American women; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; U.S. Peace Corps; United States; Women politicians
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000217-164