Fidel Jimenez, Sr., La Yarda Interview

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Title

Fidel Jimenez, 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

Fidel Jimenez, Sr., 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. Fidel grew up in Williamstown (in Jefferson County, Kansas) and Lawrence. Fidel describes his family's migration from Mexico to Lawrence. His father was a railroad worker; Fidel also worked on the railroad, and describes the impact of the 1951 flood on the railroad. Fidel shares memories of his family's foodways, and his childhood experiences with healthcare. He also discusses his thoughts about immigration, and his experiences of discrimination in Lawrence.

Creator

Jimenez, Fidel, Sr.

Source

La Yarda Oral History Project

Publisher

Watkins Community Museum (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily
Bollier, Heather

Rights

Published with the permission of Fidel Jimenez, Jr., on behalf of Fidel Jimenez, Sr. 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/23-fjimenez-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.

Format

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

Type

Oral History

Identifier

23-FJimenezSr-2006.mp4 (video)
23-FJimenezSr-2006.mp3 (audio)
23-FJimenezSr-2006.pdf (transcription)

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1920s - 1970s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily
Bollier, Heather

Interviewee

Jimenez, Fidel, Sr.

Original Format

MP4

Duration

00:54:58 (video)
00:43:32 (audio)

Bit Rate/Frequency

86 kbps
5042 kbps

Files

23-FJimenezSr-2006.pdf

Citation

Jimenez, Fidel, Sr., “Fidel Jimenez, Sr., La Yarda Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed September 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1841.

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