Title

Jose Vega Diaz oral history interview

Files

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Interviewer

Mormino, Gary R.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1980-08-24

Publication Date

12-22-2009

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Jose Vega Diaz, a longtime resident of Ybor City. Diaz was born in Cuba in 1884 and came to Ybor City with his family in 1892. At age twelve he began learning the cigar trade, and he worked in various factories until 1926. Diaz discusses the cigar trade and its practices, including the custom of the lector, or reader, and describes three of the strikes in which he and other workers participated.

Keywords

Cigar makers--Interviews, Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa, Strikes and Lockouts--Florida--Tampa, History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (56 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Cigar makers--Interviews; Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa; Strikes and Lockouts--Florida--Tampa; History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.); Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

oral histories, online audio

Format

audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Ybor City Oral History Project

Identifier

Y10-00007

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