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Magdalena Martinez oral history interview (OH-03721)

Abstract

Oral history interview with Magdalena Martinez conducted by Monserrath Hernandez and Barbara Tabach on April 4, 2019 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project. In this interview, Magdalena Martinez recalls her childhood and growing up in Los Angeles, California. Martinez's parents are from Durango, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Martinez describes the generational differences that the women in her family faced and how the feminist movement of the 1970s did not resonate with women of color. Her family moved to Las Vegas in 1986 where she attended Bishop Gorman High School. After transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from community college and joining a student organization that would later become Student Organization of Latinxs, she became an early member of the Latino Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC) sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce. Martinez describes how the LYLC has evolved over the years, and talks about her role in those changes. She discusses past work for CSN, NSHE, and currently is the Director of Education Programs with the Lincy Institute.

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Date

2019-04-04

Extent

3 Files (0.103 GB) MP3, JPG, PDF/A

Scope and Contents Note

Oral history interview with Magdalena Martinez conducted by Monserrath Hernandez and Barbara Tabach on April 4, 2019 for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Oral History Project. In this interview, Magdalena Martinez recalls her childhood and growing up in Los Angeles, California. Martinez's parents are from Durango, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Her father was part of the Bracero Program and would travel back and forth between the United States and Mexico each year while Martinez spent summers with her aunts in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the age of twelve her mother sent her to a boarding school in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. She describes the generational differences that the women in her family faced and how the feminist movement of the 1970s did not resonate with women of color. Her family moved to Las Vegas in 1986 where she attended Bishop Gorman High School. After transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from community college and joining a student organization that would later become Student Organization of Latinxs, she became an early member of the Latino Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC) sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce. Martinez describes how the LYLC has evolved over the years, and talks about her role in those changes. She discusses past work for CSN, NSHE, and currently is the Director of Education Programs with the Lincy Institute. She holds a Master's in Education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Michigan. Digital audio and transcript available.

Access Note

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Preferred Citation

Magdalena Martinez oral history interview, 2019 April 04. OH-03721. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Acquisition Note

This interview was conducted and transcribed by the Oral History Research Center (OHRC) which is part

of the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Division.

Processing Note

Interview materials were processed by UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2020. Sarah Jones wrote the collection description. Access copies were created for born-digital audio and transcript.

Existence and Location of Copies

A bound transcript is available for use in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives. See call number: F850.S75 M377 2019.

Collection Type

EAD ID

US::NvLN::OH03721

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