Andrew Garcia and Bob Garcia La Yarda Interview

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Title

Andrew Garcia and Bob Garcia 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

Brothers Andrew and Bob Garcia were 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. Andrew and Bob lived in the La Yarda neighborhood, and then in East Lawrence, with their parents and siblings. They describe the living conditions in La Yarda, as well as childhood pasttimes, social activities, and community conflicts. They discuss their experiences attending school and receiving healthcare. They share their thoughts about immigration. Andrew and Bob also discuss the impact of the 1951 flood on the La Yarda neighborhood.

Creator

Garcia, Andrew
Garcia, Bob

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 A. Bob Garcia. 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/24-agarcia-bgarcia-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

MP3 (audio recording)
PDF (transcription)

Type

Oral History

Identifier

24-AGarciaBGarcia.mp3 (audio)
24-AGarciaBGarcia.pdf (transcription)

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1920s - 1970s

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen
Raymond, Emily

Interviewee

Garcia, Andrew
Garcia, Bob

Original Format

MP3

Duration

00:47:45 (audio)

Bit Rate/Frequency

98 kbps

Files

24-AGarciaBGarcia-2006.pdf

Citation

Garcia, Andrew and Garcia, Bob, “Andrew Garcia and Bob Garcia La Yarda Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1842.

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