Title

Armando Lopez oral history interview

Files

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Interviewer

Pozzetta, George E.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1980-04-24

Publication Date

1-4-2010

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Armando Lopez, a longtime resident of Ybor City. Lopez was born in Cuba in 1904 and came to Tampa in 1922 when he was seventeen years old. He learned how to make cigars while still in Cuba, then worked at several factories in Tampa. Lopez describes the cigar factories, including the custom of the lector, or reader.

Keywords

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

Description

1 sound file (33 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar makers--Interviews; Cigar industry--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

Y10-00078

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