Ybor City Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Burton, Kyle

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2000-11-28

Publication Date

3-25-2009

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Estelle Garcia, a native of Ybor City born in 1925. Both of her parents were cigar makers; her father was from New York, and her mother was a Cuban immigrant. When she was ten, Garcia's family moved next to the Centro Asturiano, where she was a member of the juvenile club. The family also participated in many of the events held at the other Ybor City social clubs, L'Unione Italiana and El Circulo Cubano; as an adult, Garcia was not a member of any Ybor social clubs. For medical care, they had an independent clinic run by a local doctor: members paid twenty-five cents a week and received full benefits. Much of this interview is about the mutual aid societies and their role in Ybor City culture and society; it also touches on urban renewal and ethnic relations.

Keywords

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

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1 sound file (53 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; Cigar Industry--Florida--Tampa; Fraternal Organizations--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

Y10-00067

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