Juan Calderon (AKA Jack) Oral History

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Title

Juan Calderon (AKA Jack) Oral History

Description

Of Chumash and Spanish descent, Jack and his family moved from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 1946 for a better life. Jack recalls the invisible racial lines of both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and how both cities have changed. Despite growing up mostly in Los Angeles, Jack, a descendant of several founding Presidio families, is rooted in Santa Barbara, from being baptized at the Santa Barbara Mission to playing on the pier as a young boy. His memories illustrate Santa Barbara as a place of community, family, and hope.

 

Above Photo: Jack (right) with his daughter, Suzi Calderon Bellman (December 2011).

Clip 1: Jack recalls Christmas in the old neighborhood.

Clip 2: If you have a fresh-baked pie, you might want to keep it away from Jack!

*To hear the entire oral history interview or additional clips, please make an appointment with the Presidio Research Center at (805) 966-5073.

Date

November 30, 2011

Rights

SBTHP

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Mary Louise Days
Also Present: Anne Petersen

Interviewee

Juan "Jack" Calderon

Location

Pico Adobe

Original Format

mp3

Duration

1 hr, 57 min

Collection

Citation

“Juan Calderon (AKA Jack) Oral History ,” Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation: Collections Online , accessed November 21, 2017, http://omeka.sbthp.org/items/show/12.

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