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Juan P. Rodriguez Papers

Identifier: MSS 0340

Scope and Contents

The Juan P. Rodriguez Papers contains newspaper pages and clippings, advertisements, post cards and post card booklets, check stubs, personal correspondence, a payroll deduction authorization, a union card, prayer cards, receipts, a naturalization certificate, tax documents, railroad retirement board certificates, work recommendations, a bicycle license, certificates, verses, and photographs of events and school class photographs from the 1900s to the 1950s. Some documents are in Spanish and some are in English.


  • Majority of material found within 1930-1945
  • 1874-1956

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Juan P. Rodriguez Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Juan P. Rodriguez was a laborer for Southern Pacific Lines, from which he retired. He was a naturalized citizen and had a son, Ralph Rodriguez, who was in the navy during the 1940s.


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rodolfo Rodriguez in February 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Bruer, November 2020.
In Progress
Samantha Bruer
November 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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