Frank Romero La Yarda Interview

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Title

Frank 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

Frank Romero was interviewed by Helen Krische in 2006 as part of an oral history project to document the La Yarda and Mexican-American communities in Lawrence, Kansas. 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. Frank lived with his parents and siblings in Lawrence's La Yarda neighborhood. Frank describes his family's migration from Mexico to Lawrence, and the living conditions in La Yarda. He describes childhood pasttimes, and experiences with school and healthcare. He discusses his family's affiliation with the St. John's Church congregation. He talks about how he met his wife, and the role the Spanish language had in their courtship. Frank also describes his work as a mail carrier in North Lawrence.

Creator

Romero, Frank

Source

La Yarda Oral History Project

Publisher

Watkins Community Museum (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily
Rumback, Ellie
Bolyer, Heather

Rights

Published with the permission of Amy Chavez, on behalf of Frank 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 video and audio recordings of this interview, go to https://archive.org/details/19-fromero-2006.
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

MP4 (video recording)
MP3 (audio recording)
PDF (transcription)

Type

Oral History

Identifier

19-FRomero-2006.mp4 (video)
19-FRomero-2006.mp3 (audio)
19-FRomero-2006.pdf (transcription)

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1920s - 1970s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily
Rumback, Ellie
Bolyer, Heather

Interviewee

Romero, Frank

Original Format

MP4

Duration

00:51:28 (video)
00:47:20 (audio)

Bit Rate/Frequency

89 kbps
3356 kbps

Files

19-FRomero-2006.pdf

Citation

Romero, Frank, “Frank Romero La Yarda Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed July 30, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1837.

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