Ramon (Raymond) Enrique Romero, Sr., La Yarda Interview

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Title

Ramon (Raymond) Enrique Romero, Sr., 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

Ramon (Raymond) 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. Ramon discusses his school experiences in Lawrence, how he met his wife, and his work experiences including his military service. He discusses his parents' strategies for providing for their family, including gardening and sewing clothes. He describes his experiences with healthcare in his youth. He also discusses his experiences with cultural assimiliation, especially regarding speaking Spanish.

Creator

Romero, Ramon (Raymond) Enrique, Sr.

Source

La Yarda Oral History Project

Publisher

Watkins Community Museum (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily

Rights

Published with the permission of Virginia Romero, on behalf of Ramon (Raymond) 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 this interview, go to https://archive.org/details/21a-rromero-sr-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.
Ramon Romero was also interviewed as part of an oral history project to record memories of World War II. A transcription of that interview can be accessed at https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/211750.

Format

MP3 (audio recording)
PDF (transcription)

Type

Oral History

Identifier

21a-RRomeroSr-2006.mp3 (audio) and 21a-RRomeroSr-2006.pdf (transcription)
21b-RRomeroSr-2006.mp3 (audio) and 21b-RRomeroSr-2006.pdf (transcription)

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1920s - 1970s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily

Interviewee

Romero, Ramon (Raymond) Enrique, Sr.

Original Format

MP3

Duration

00:48:08 (21a audio)
00:08:49 (21b audio)

Bit Rate/Frequency

115 kbps (21a)
95 kbps (21b)

Files

21a-RRomeroSr-2006.pdf
21b-RRomeroSr-2006.pdf

Citation

Romero, Ramon (Raymond) Enrique, Sr., “Ramon (Raymond) Enrique Romero, Sr., La Yarda Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed July 30, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1839.

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