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Document Details


Title: Ray M. Chavarria
Local code: OH-136
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Tempe Historical Museum. Research Library
Collection: Barrios Oral History Project
Description: In this interview, he talks about his childhood family life and the disciplined upbringing he received as a child, churches and schools in Tempe, and his father's experiences as a musician. Chavarria described several different barrios in the Tempe area, including Guadalupe. He talks about his father's Yaqui ancestry, and Hispanic attitudes regarding their Indian heritage. Some of the most interesting narrative includes discussions of Pachuco gangs, zoot-suit styles, and racial discrimination in Tempe in the 1940s.
Extent: 20 pages
URL: http://www.tempe.gov/museum/oh136.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chavarria, Ramon M. Ray, 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 8-Nov-1927
Speaker occupation: Government worker; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 66
Document location: Tempe, AZ
Document date: 17-Aug-1993
Interviewer: Solliday, Scott
Locations discussed: Arizona; Guadalupe, TX; North America; Tempe, AZ; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arizona; Family--History; Guadalupe, TX; Hispanic American neighborhoods; Hispanic American youth; North America; Oral history; Tempe, AZ; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Barrios
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022439-23771