Interview with Cuban cigar maker Raphael Martinez

Date: April 2, 1980

Source: S1576 , T80-42, T80-43

Type: Sound

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  • Three reel to reels. The interview is in Spanish, with Hernandez translating. Reel T80-43 has the original interview in Spanish. Reel T80-42 has an English translation. Reel T80-43b is a duplicate of T80-43. Martinez discusses emigrating from Cuba to Florida in 1962; making cigars; cigar factories in South Florida; the cigar making process; lectors (people who read out loud while workers rolled cigars); gender roles in the business; and the differences in Tampa and Miami cigars. Excerpts from the interview can be found on T80-94. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.

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