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Document Details


Title: Mindiola, Tatcho
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
Series: Item 1 of Series Tatcho Mindiola
Description: Mindiola recounts the creation in 1972 and the history of the University of Houston's Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), including the role of its first director, Lupe Quintanilla, in its development. He recalls at length his struggle with UH over tenure and promotion, making clear the roles of State Representative Román Martínez and Judge James De Anda in the settlement eventually reached with the university. Mindiola describes his time as director of CMAS, especially his budget struggles with the university, his interaction with university president, Ed Bishop, and the assistance he received from Román Martínez. He talks about the eventual expansion of the program made possible by increasing budgets, and how the success of CMAS bolstered support and revenues for ethnic studies at UH. Mindiola discusses his relationship with State Senator Mario Gallegos and the conflict that arose between them during Gallegos' campaign against Román Martínez. The interview concludes with information about the Mindiola family.
Extent: 55 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_143a.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1939
Speaker place of birth: Houston, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 58
Document location: Houston, TX
Document date: 03-Nov-1997
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Locations discussed: Houston, TX; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: College administrators; College teachers; Houston, TX; Mexican Americans--Study and teaching; North America; Oral history; Texas; United States; Universities and colleges; Universities and colleges--Departments; University of Houston, Houston, TX
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000222-169