Ruth T. Bello Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes essays written by Ruth T. Bello on the history of Presbyterianism in Mexican American communities in Texas along with her research notes, a small selection of church bulletins from the First Mexican Presbyterian Church in Houston, two choir hymnals, and 42 photographs related to the Bello family and other Texas families active in the Presbyterian church.
- Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s
- Bello, Ruth T. (Person)
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Ruth T. Bello Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
Ruth Theresa Bello was born September 30, 1928 in Houston to Reverend Efrain Z. Bello, Sr. and Lydia G. Bello. The Bello family was active in the First Mexican Presbyterian Church of Houston. Bello’s father served as minister while her mother served in many capacities including as secretary, appointment-keeper, pianist/organist, Sunday school teacher, kindergarten teacher, and counselor. Bello dedicated much of her life to researching her family genealogy and the history of the church. She published several papers on Mexican American Presbyterianism in Texas.
Bello attended Austin College in Sherman, TX and later University of Houston - Downtown. She was employed at Texas Eastern and later with the City of Houston until retirement in 2004. She died May 27, 2020.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Multiple donations by Ruth T. Bello between 1985 and 1989.
- Episcopal Church -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mexican Americans--Religion Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Presbyterian Church -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mikaela Selley, October 2020
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