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Interviews, 1993-1995, undated


Series Description

This series contains various interviews with people related to or who had contact with Selena. The interviews consist of conversations recorded on audio cassettes, both in person and by telephone. Some interviews have both audiotapes and transcriptions, while others exist only in one format or the other. Interview subjects include Tejano artists, people in the music business, music critics, family, friends, fans, and acquaintances. Because Patoski’s book was an unauthorized biography, he could not contact any of the Quintanilla family or close friends. However, interviews with Chris Perez (Selena’s husband), Selena’s father, and her siblings were given to Patoski by the interviewer, John Morthland. One interview of particular interest features Selena discussing her relationship with Yolanda Saldivar and her own naivete about people’s motives to be her friend.


  • 1993-1995, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research


From the Collection: 8 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 17 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English