Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Galvan, Irma Gonzalez
Galvan transcript, 1 of 2
File size: 27 KB
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
UH - Houston History Project. Galvan, Irma Gonzalez - Galvan transcript, 1 of 2. October 8, 2010. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/459/show/457.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

UH - Houston History Project. (October 8, 2010). Galvan, Irma Gonzalez - Galvan transcript, 1 of 2. Oral Histories from the Houston History Project. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/459/show/457

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

UH - Houston History Project, Galvan, Irma Gonzalez - Galvan transcript, 1 of 2, October 8, 2010, Oral Histories from the Houston History Project, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/459/show/457.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Galvan, Irma Gonzalez
Creator (LCNAF)
  • UH - Houston History Project
Interviewer (LCNAF)
  • Davidson, Sandra
Date October 8, 2010
Description Ms. Irma Gonzalez Galvan was born Brownsville, Texas in 1941 and moved with her family to Houston’s 2nd Ward when she was a young child. Here, she learned to cook from a neighbor and began preparing meals for her brothers and sisters. Later, she worked in her school’s cafeteria, as well as in a couple of neighborhood bakeries, including La Zebra and Nopal. These early experiences with food combined with retail experience, formed the foundation of Irma’s restaurant which she opened in 1989, seven years after her husband, Louis, was killed. In 2007, State Farm recognized Ms. Galvan’s perseverance and success when they awarded her the Embrace Life Award. Further recognition came the nect year when Irma’s was named one the five “America’s Classics” by the James Beard Foundation. She was interviewed on 8 October 2010 at Irma’s, 22N.Chenevert St., Houston, TX 77002. The interview was conducted by Sandra Davidson on behalf of the Oral History of Houston Project, Center for Public History, University of Houston. The interview is available at M.D. Anderson Library on the main campus of the university.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Culture
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Galvan, Irma Gonzalez, 1941-
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston,Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 12, HHA 00712
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the "About" page of this website.
File name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Galvan transcript, 1 of 2
Date October 8, 2010
Original Collection Oral Histories – Houston History Project http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the "About" page of this website.
File name hhaoh_201207_332a.pdf
Transcript HIST 6384: Oral History Fall 2010 ORAL HISTORY PROJECT A Taste of Houston A Part of the Culinary Crossroads Project UH Center for Public History Interviewee: Ms. Irma Gonzalez Galvan Interview Date: 8 October 2010 Place: Irma's Restaurant 22 N. Chenevert Street Houston, Texas 77002 Interviewer: Sandra Davidson Transcriber: Sandra Davidson Keywords: Irma's, Houston, Restaurateur, 2nd Ward, La Zebra Bakery, Nopal Bakery, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Jefferson Davis High School, Purse and Co., James Beard Award, State Farm Embrace Life Award, Louis Galvan, Irma's Southwest Grill, Felix H. Morales, Evangeline Morales, Minute Maid Park, Mexican Food Abstract: Ms. Irma Gonzalez Galvan was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1941 and moved with her family to Houston's 2nd Ward when she was a young child. Here, she learned to cook from a neighbor and began preparing meals for her brothers and sisters. Later, she worked in her school's cafeteria, as well as in a couple of neighborhood bakeries, including La Zebra and Nopal. These early experiences with food combined with retail experience, formed the foundation for Irma's Restaurant which she opened in 1989, seven years after her husband, Louis, was killed. In 2007, State Farm recognized Ms. Galvan's perseverance and success when they awarded her the Embrace Life Award. Further recognition came the next year when Irma's was named one of five “America's Classics” by the James Beard Foundation. She was interviewed on 8 October 2010 at Irma's, 22 N. Chenevert St., Houston, TX 77002. The interview was conducted by Sandra Davidson on behalf of the Oral History of Houston Project, Center for Public History, University of Houston. The interview is available at M. D. Anderson Library on the main campus of the university.