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Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral Histories


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Ana C. Carrasco Interview

Betty Shannon Gibson Interview

Commissioner Bruno Barreiro Interview

Doretha Nichson Interview

Edward Trainer Interview

Jane Caporelli Interview

Mayor Tomás Regalado Interview

Norma Jean Walker Interview

Officer Jose Traiana Interview

Pablo Canton Interview

Raisa Fernandez Interview

Sabrina Baker-Bouie Interview

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Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral Histories | University of Miami Special Collections

By Beatrice Colastin Skokan

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Title: Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral HistoriesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1999

ID: ASM0033

Creator: Bush, Gregory Wallace

Extent: 201.0 Items

Formats/Genres: Audiocassettes, Videocassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Professor Gregory Bush (History Department) and the Institute for Public History (IPH) have recorded a series of interviews around the issue of public spaces in South Florida. Participants, who are representative of the diverse cultural milieu of the region, reflect and provide insights on migration, gentrification, the history of individual neighborhoods, housing, and community services.

These voices help to articulate the ongoing discourse on public space as it applies to South Florida’s History of development. The recordings and accompanying transcripts of the oral history collection document the unique experiences of the region’s inhabitants. In addition, the collection serves as a repository of primary source materials for students, faculty and the general public.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Segregation - Florida - History
African Americans - Social conditions
Cities and towns
City planning
Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami
Hialeah (Fla.)
Little Havana (Miami, Fla.)
Miami (Florida) - History - 20th century
Miami (Florida) - Race relations
Overtown (Miami, Fla.)
Santeria in art

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral Histories Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials: The audio and video recordings of the interviews are available through Special Collections Digital Initiatives : For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Gregory Bush Florida Community Studies Oral Histories, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Container List (PDF): Gregory Bush Community Studies Oral Histories Gallery on Media Space -

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[Item 1: Ana C. Carrasco Interview, July 1999],
[Item 2: Betty Shannon Gibson Interview, November 2009],
[Item 3: Commissioner Bruno Barreiro Interview, July 1999],
[Item 4: Doretha Nichson Interview, November 2000],
[Item 5: Edward Trainer Interview, December 2000],
[Item 6: Jane Caporelli Interview, July 1999],
[Item 7: Mayor Tomás Regalado Interview, February 2010],
[Item 8: Norma Jean Walker Interview, July 1999],
[Item 9: Officer Jose Traiana Interview, June 1999],
[Item 10: Pablo Canton Interview, July 1999],
[Item 11: Raisa Fernandez Interview, June 1999],
[Item 12: Sabrina Baker-Bouie Interview, June 1999],

Item 11: Raisa Fernandez Interview, June 1999Add to your cart.
This interview with Raisa Fernandez was conducted in June 1999. Ms. Fernandez is a school bus driver in Little Havana and daughter of Cuban exiles. This interview focuses on Ms. Fernandez's perceptions of public space, and the needs of Little Havana as a neighborhood. Santeria: Africa to Cuba and Beyond" and "Mariel and Cuban National Identity."

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