Interview with Paul Rojas

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Interview with Missouri state representative Paul Rojas about his life in Kansas City's Westside neighborhood. Born in 1934, he recalls a church-centered neighborhood that hadn't changed much since his childhood, with most people employed by packinghouses and railroads, and the origins of the Guadalupe Parish Center. He also discusses his memories his father, of World War II, serving in the Navy in the early 1950s, working for Wishbone restaurant, and the start of his interest in politics.

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Recording ends with Ruiz saying she is going to change the tape. There is no Side B on the original tape, but a contemporary recording log with a summary of the remaining interview is available via the link in the "Other Version of this Object" field.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Hispanic Oral History Collection, SC69-1,

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