Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo interviewed by Soledad PalaciosAthens Oral History Project, AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo interviewed by Soledad Palacios
Creator: Arroyo, Florinda
Creator: Palacios, Soledad
Dates: 2016 February 22
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/361/AOHP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Florinda Arroyo was born in the state Michoacán, Mexico and moved to Athens, Georgia with her husband, where they opened the restaurant Tlaloc, El Mexicano. In this interview, she talks about learning to cook as a child, the idea to start the restaurant, the initial difficulties, the restaurant’s growth, and the relationship between Tlaloc, its customers, and the community.
Abstract: Florinda Arroyo se nació en el estado de Michoacán en México y se mudó a Athens, Georgia con su esposo, donde abrieron el restaurante Tlaloc, El Mexicano. En esta entrevista, ella habla sobre aprendiendo de cocinar como niña, la idea de abrir el restaurante, las dificultades iniciales, el crecimiento del restaurante y la relación entre Tlaloc, sus clientes y la comunidad.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Florinda Arroyo was born in the state of Michoacán, Mexico and moved with her husband to Athens, Georgia. She and her husband own the family restaurant Tlaloc El Mexicano.

Scope and Content

She recalls learning to cook from her family, working in a restaurant in Mexico City, and the family-culture of the restaurant. Florinda Arroyo talks about moving to the U.S., initially working the poultry plant, and starting to sell food from home. Arroyo also discusses being a working mother, running a restaurant, having better job opportunities as a woman in the U.S., and her love of talking with customers. She reflects on the initial difficulties of the restaurant, advertising to potential customers, and the growing presence of the restaurant over time. She also talks about family members who work in the restaurant and how work is divided.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.

Preferred citation

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 002, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Hispanic Americans
Oral histories.

Related Collections in this Repository

Athens Oral History Project


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo video interview, 2016 February 22 (Extent: 22.0 minutes ) Access Online