Interview with Cuban cigar maker Raphael Martinez

Type:

Sound

Date:

04/02/1980

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T80-42 - T80-43b

General Note/Comment

  • Three reel to reels. The interview is in Spanish, with Hernandez translating. 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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