Pozzetta, George E.
University of South Florida Libraries
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.
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa, Cigar makers--Interviews, Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa, History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.), Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
1 sound file (33 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar makers--Interviews; Cigar industry--Florida--Tampa; History--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.); Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
oral histories, online audio
University of South Florida
Ybor City Oral History Project
University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Lopez, Armando, "Armando Lopez oral history interview" (2010). Ybor City Oral History Project. 2.