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Houston Mexican American Family History Collection

Identifier: MSS 0179

Scope and Contents:

This collection consists of papers written for a class taught by Dr. Cary Wintz, Texas Southern University, 1981. They are generally the product of interviews with students' family members about their family history in Mexico and as immigrants; a few by senior students are about their own lives. The papers contain descriptions of the challenges and daily activities experienced by Mexican-Americans.


  • 1981-1984

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 0179 the Houston Mexican American Family History Collection must be obtained from the Houston History Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Cary D. Wintz is a Professor of History at Texas Southern University and is a specialist in the Harlem Renaissance in black political thought. Wintz is the author of numerous books including Harlem Speaks, Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance, and African American Political Thought, 1890-1930. He served as an editor of the Oxford University Press five volume Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, and the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. He has also written extensively on Texas history, and is an author of one of the standard Texas history texts, Texas: The Lone Star State.

Texas State Historical Association. (n.d.). Cary D. Wintz. TSHA. Retrieved December 21, 2022, from


0.25 Linear Feet (1 thin document box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by year, with one folder of undated papers.

Processing Information

Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan in January, 2008.

Houston Mexican American Family History Collection:
An inventory of records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
In Progress
Marguerite Radhakrishnan
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository


African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002