Pedro (Pete) Romero La Yarda Interview

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Title

Pedro (Pete) Romero La Yarda Interview

Subject

La Yarda (Lawrence, Kan.)
Mexican Americans -- Housing -- Kansas -- Lawrence
Mexican Americans -- History -- Kansas -- Lawrence
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions -- Kansas -- Lawrence

Description

Pedro (Pete) Romero was interviewed by Helen Krische on May 23, 2006, and then by Emily Raymond on January 29 and February 4, 2021, as part of an oral history project to document the La Yarda and Mexican-American communities in Lawrence, Kansas. Pedro lived with his parents and siblings in Lawrence's La Yarda neighborhood. La Yarda was a neighborhood of worker housing provided by the Santa Fe Railroad for Mexican-American railroad workers; located near the Kansas (Kaw) River; the neighborhood was largely destroyed by a major flood in 1951. In the 2006 interview, Pedro and Helen discuss photos and drawings of the Santa Fe depot and the La Yarda area. Pedro also describes his family's migration from Mexico to Lawrence, his father's experiences as a railroad worker, and his experiences growing up in La Yarda and East Lawrence. In the 2021 interviews, Pedro talks about how he met his wife, their involvement with St. John's Catholic Church, and their two sons. He also also describes his family's relationships with other Mexican-American families in Lawrence, their experiences attending local schools and playing sports, their family's foodways and social life, and experiences of discrimination and segregation faced by the Mexican-American community in Lawrence.

Creator

Romero, Pedro (Pete)

Source

La Yarda Oral History Project

Publisher

Watkins Community Museum (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006, January and February 2021

Contributor

Raymond, Emily

Rights

Published with the permission of Peter Romero. This work is the intellectual property of the Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, Kansas. The public may freely copy, modify, and share this Item for noncommercial purposes if they include the original source information. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Relation

To access the audio recording of these interviews, go to https://archive.org/details/6-promero-202102204.
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Additional research on the La Yarda community is held at the Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.

Format

MP3 (audio recording)
PDF (transcription)

Type

Oral History

Identifier

2006 interview: 25-PRomero-2006.mp3 (audio)/25-PRomero-2006.pdf (transcription)
2021-01-29 interview: 5-PRomero-20210129.mp3 (audio)/5-PRomero-20210129.pdf (transcription)
2021-02-04 interview: 6-PRomero-20210204.mp3 (audio)/6-PRomero-20210204.pdf (transcription)

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1920s - 1970s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Raymond, Emily

Interviewee

Romero, Pedro (Pete)

Original Format

MP3

Duration

00:47:18 (2006)
00:19:03 (2021-01-29)
01:30:46 (2021-02-04)

Bit Rate/Frequency

84 kbps (2006)/192 kbps (2021)

Files

25-PRomero-2006.pdf
5-PRomero-20210129.pdf
6-PRomero-20210204.pdf

Citation

Romero, Pedro (Pete), “Pedro (Pete) Romero La Yarda Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed July 30, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1830.

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