Creator: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Depicted: Ricardina "Rica" Iwanyshyn
Date of Original: April 5 2003
Original Format: Typescript
Image description: Typescript of oral history interview conducted on April 5, 2003 with Ricardina "Rica" Iwanyshyn for the Latinos Project. Rica came to Philadelphia with a one-way ticket in 1966 at the age of 17. She came with the intention to work, go to school, save money, and return to Peru. She has lived in Olney, Logan, Cheltenham, and Northeast Philadelphia. Now she works as the office manager for the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and promotes Peruvian culture in Philly.