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Hector Garcia / Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0092

Dates

  • 1972-1978

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Hector Garcia / Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Harris County chapter of the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO) was formed in October 1961. Its purpose was to advocate on behalf of Mexican Americans. Its political activities included letter-writing campaigns, poll tax drives, bumper sticker brigades, telephone banks, and community get-out-the-vote rallies. PASO endorsed candidates supportive of Mexican American concerns. It took up issues of concern to Mexican Americans. It also advocated on behalf of Mexican Americans seeking jobs, and for Mexican American owned businesses. PASO produced such Mexican American political leaders as Leonel Castillo and Ben. T. Reyes.

Hector Garcia was a member of PASO and its executive secretary of the Office of Community Relations. In the late 1970's, he was Executive Director of the Catholic Council on Community Relations for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. The collection includes some materials related to some of his other interests outside of PASO.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Series Arrangement

  1. Series 1: Correspondence
  2. Series 2: General PASO materials
  3. Series 3: PASO promotion of Mexican Americans for jobs and Mexican American-owned businesses
  4. Series 4: Other Mexican American Organizations
  5. Series 5: Other issues of interest

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hector Garcia, 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Hempe, September 1998.
Title
Hector Garcia / Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Papers
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

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