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Document Details


Title: Ozuna, George
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 a discussion about the obstacles Ozuña faced in his bid to become a city manager and proceeds to talk about the establishment of his own highly successful engineering consulting firm. He gives a lengthy accounting of his family's genealogy, geographic origins, and accomplishments. Ozuña tells about his military service in the United States Marine Corps and his decision to stay involved in the military reserves after active duty. He talks about his political involvement and service on the board of the Mexican American Unity Council and elaborates on its accomplishments during his tenure. He continues with a discussion about his decision to get involved in college politics and he describes the internal politics he encountered trying to get elected to the board of the San Antonio College System. Ozuña concludes by stating that ethnic identity and computer literacy training are the two most important issues for Mexican Americans today.
Extent: 29 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_139.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1997 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ozuna, George, 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1930
Age at speaking: 67
Document location: San Antonio, TX
Document date: 10-Nov-1997
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: U.S. Marine Corps
Locations discussed: Crystal City, TX; North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Civil engineering; Crystal City, TX; Engineering; Family; Family--History; Hispanic American business enterprises; Hispanic American families; Hispanic American politicians; Hispanic American youth; Hispanic Americans; Military service, Voluntary; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Student government; Texas; U.S. Marine Corps; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Mexican American Unity Council; San Antonio Community College System
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000231-176