Oral history interview, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, 2013 (video and transcript)
Boulder County Latino History Project, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library. Click on the above link to access complete bibliographic information.
Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, born in 1956, is a partially retired teacher. Her Arroyo grandparents came from Mexico to the Trinidad area as coal miners; then to Lafayette to its mines, when southern mines closed. Other grandparents were from No. New Mexico, moved to Aguilar as coal miners. Her parents moved to Boulder in 1945 and were able to buy a house. They lived in Water Street area, many relatives nearby. She also talks about her experience of growing up in Boulder and the dynamics in her family. Her parents did not want them to speak Spanish, wanted them to acculturate. She describes her experience of going to Casey Middle School and Boulder High (where she had many Anglo friends) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She discusses the support that she received from MAP (Migrant Action Program). She currently mentors the teachers and students in the AVID program in the district and is active in other projects.
Trinidad; Aguilar; No. New Mexico; Mexico; Lafayette; Boulder
Oral history, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom
People Shown or Mentioned:
Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom; Patrick Arroyo; Candace Arroyo
Location of Original:
Maria Rogers Oral History Program at Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library