Title

Wilfredo Rodriguez oral history interview

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Interviewer

Mormino, Gary R.; Jamison, Gayla

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1984-05-23

Publication Date

3-29-2010

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Wilfredo Rodriguez, longtime resident of Ybor City. Rodriguez was born in Cuba and came to Tampa in 1902. His father, Francisco Rodriguez, was a lector (reader) known as "El Mexicano" in cigar factories in Cuba and Tampa. Rodriguez, who was himself a lector, describes their role in the factory, the process by which one became a lector, and the materials read.

Keywords

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

Description

1 sound file (27 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar Industry--Florida--Tampa; Cigar makers--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

Y10-00064

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