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Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Alex Arroyos / John F. Kennedy Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0255
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of forty one, 8x10, black-and-white photographs taken by Alex Arroyos. Images are of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and Lady Bird Johnson attending a meeting of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) at the Rice Hotel in Houston on the night of November 21, 1963.

Dates: November 21, 1963

Chairez Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents

The Chairez Family Papers comprises one document box of miscellaneous letters, notes, excellent photographs, music scores, flyers, clippings, a scrapbook, and other publications retained by one of the founding families of the Mexican colonia in Magnolia Park. Altogether, the collection gives insight into the early social and cultural development of the Houston Mexican American community during its formative years.

Dates: 1918-1978

Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello Collection

Identifier:  RG E 0024
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the administrative records of Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello including correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, flyers, publications, and membership applications. Additionally, this collection contains a scrapbook, film, and photographs.

Dates: 1928-1979; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s

Constable Raul C. Martinez Papers

Identifier: MSS 0366
Scope and Contents The Constable Raul C. Martinez collection contains a guest registry book, a pocket calendar, correspondence, campaign brochures, one sesquicentennial magazine for the Tejano community, newspaper clippings and photographs. Items in the collection date from 1950 to 1988 and the largest of the series are the photographs and photocopied newspaper clippings.The collection has a total of eight folders, a large package of unidentified family photographs and one 11x17 photograph from...
Dates: 1950-1988; Majority of material found within 1982-1984

Eloy Perez Family Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0191
Scope and Contents This collection consists of postcards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings of Eloy Perez and his band playing at various events. These materials were originally housed within a photo album but removed for preservation. Additionally, there are Xerox copies of school records belonging to Sofia and Maggie Salcido, respectively, from the Perez school dating from 1929 to 1933. An interesting find in this collection is a copy of an official Army memorandum granting PFC Felipe Perez...
Dates: 1921 - 1981

Ernesto Rodriguez Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0107
Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly photographs of the Rodriguez family businesses La Casa Verde grocery store and La Moderna furniture store. A small portion of the collection includes a dealer franchise document, money order, and grocery store advertisements from the 1930s.

Dates: 1911 - 1955; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

Felix H. Morales Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0122
Scope and Content Note

The Morales Collection contains documents pertaining to the family businesses including the Morales Funeral Home, KLVL Radio, a notary business, and the Union Fraternal. In addition, the Morales Collection contains approximately 700 pictures that include family, business, travel, hunting and fishing, the KLVL radio station, religion, the Morales funeral home in Houston, and areas that pertain to the childhood of Mr. and Mrs. Morales.

Dates: 1926 - 1991; Majority of material found in 1930s - 1960s

Fernando Salas Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0306
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal and business papers of Fernando Salas and wife Elvira Luna Salas. Personal papers include family photographs, newspaper clippings, and documentation of Fernando Salas' time serving on the grand jury. Business papers include records, clippings, and photographs relating to Salas Jewelry Company. The bulk of the collection relates to Fernando Salas' membership and participation in various organizations and clubs. Of note is a history of La Posada, a unit of...
Dates: 1892-1982; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s

Frank and Ventura Alonzo Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0202
Scope and Contents This collection contains 38 photographs, a handbill announcement, and biographical data compiled by Frank and Ventura Alonzo's granddaughter Linda Alonzo Saenz and archivist, Thomas H. Kreneck. The photographs are of Alonzo band performances and various community activities in which the family participated including images of sons, Frank Jr. and Alonzo Alonzo.View digitized collection on...
Dates: 1920 - 1979

Graciela Saenz Papers

Identifier: MSS 1395
Scope and Contents The collection covers the period 1992-2000, which includes the years that Saenz served on Houston City Council. It includes address lists, agendas, appointment calendars, bank statements, brochures, checks, correspondence, greeting cards, invitations, mechanical copies of fax transmissions, memos, message logs, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper articles, note pads, publications, questionnaires, receipts, reports, requests for meetings, schedules, and voter analysis...
Dates: 1992-2000; Majority of material found in 1997

Gregorio Salazar Papers

Identifier: MSS 0369
Scope and Contents

This collection focuses on Gregorio Salazar's activities in MAYO, the Raza Unida Party and Venceremos Brigade, and his school board candidacy. It contains copies of newspaper articles, correspondence and promotional materials for MAYO. There is also information about other Mexican-American political movements in the mid-twentieth century, as well as a collection of publications created by these movements from across the United States and in Texas.

Dates: 1967-1972; Majority of material found within 1969-1971

Gregorio T. Valerio Photographs

Identifier:  MSS 0101
Scope and Contents This collection contains 338 prints, and their corresponding negatives, from Valerio Photography Studio. The bulk of the images are of people in a variety of everyday settings, including at work, at church, family gatherings, and out and about around town. There are a signficant number of photos of bands and musicans at local venues including the Pan American and La Terraza. Additionally, there are studio protraits and a handful of photos of the KLVL Morales Radio Station and Morales Funeral...
Dates: 1910s-1960s; Majority of material found in 1950s

Guadalupe Quintanilla Papers

Identifier:  MSS 1394
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of records compiled by Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla's personal secretary. The largest component of this collection is the published articles about Dr. Quintanilla which feature several writings about her role with the Houston Police Department. In addition, the scrapbooks, carefully arranged by her secretary, offer an overview of Quintanilla's life and travels.

Dates: 1962-2013; Majority of material found in 1970s-1990s

Henry V. Sanchez Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0473
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal and legal records of Henry V. Sanchez. Legal Records pertain mostly to the trials surrounding those arrested and accused of inciting a riot during the Moody Park incident in Houston in 1978. This collection also contains digital scans of select pieces of art created by Henry V. Sanchez as well as photographs of Sanchez.

Dates: 1943-2013; Majority of material found in 1950s-1980s

Hispanic Heritage Month Scanning and Oral History Days Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0902
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the 5 interviews and 12 digital files acquired at two Scanning and Oral History Day events hosted by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. These events took place on September 21 and October 12, 2013 as part of the Houston Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming.

Dates: 1934-2013; Majority of material found in 1940-1958, 1990-2013

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.

Dates: 1981-1984

Huelga Schools of Houston

Identifier:  RG G 0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains the administrative and educational materials related to the Huelga Schools as well as correspondence, press, and legal papers documenting the formation and response to the schools by HISD and the general public. This collection also contains photographs.Of note are records pertaining to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Mexican American Education Council (MAEC), reports of the Biracial Committee on HISD, pychological and...
Dates: 1965-1975

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0228
Scope and Contents The collection includes a biographical article about J.A. "Tony" Alvarez and newspaper articles covering LULAC activities and civil rights issues facing Mexican Americans. Publications include LULAC News, La Prensa, Enterprise of Beaumont, Caller from Corpus Christi, El Sol, and the Houston Post. In addition, this collection contains 191 photographs including a photo album with images of President John F. Kennedy's last night in Houston at a LULAC function at the Rice Hotel. The bulk of the...
Dates: 1963-1970; Majority of material found in 1965-1966

Jesus Cantu Medel - Museo Guadalupe Aztlan Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0467
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the organizational records of the Museo Guadalupe Aztlan and the personal memoirs of Jesus Cantu Medel, Founder and Director of Museo Guadalupe Aztlan. A large portion of this collection includes the program planning notes and flyers for the Museo’s signature events: the Cine Cuauhtemoc Pan American Film Festival, Dia de los Muertos Annual Celebration, Raza Youth Conference, and Sembradores de Aztlan Oral History Project.

Dates: Other: 1980 - 2017; Majority of material found in 1994-2016

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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1945; 1874-1956

Juvencio Rodriguez Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0161
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to Juvencio Rodriguez's civic engagement in Houston.The correspondence regarding the protest of the Latin American Club Committee of Houston against the practice of classifying Latin-American citizens into a color by the Social Security Office (1936) is a particularly valuable record in this collection for scholars researching this topic.

Dates: 1930 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1938

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60

Identifier:  RG E 0021
Scope and Contents This collection contains administrative records of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60. This includes meeting minutes (1945-1989), correspondence (1935-1990), financial statements (1944-1990), and records of various LULAC events and programs such as the Junior LULAC organization and many annual conventions. There is a significant number of publications in this collection, both published by LULAC and other organizations. Additionally, there are photographs,...
Dates: 1935 - 1991

Little School of the 400 Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0205
Scope and Contents The collection contains the research notes compiled by Dr. Guadalupe C. Quintanilla while writing her doctoral dissertation in 1976. Of note are copies of pages from David Adame's registration book and correspondence from Jake Rodriguez, Executive Director of "The Little School of the 400". There are also financial reports by the LULAC Educational Fund, Inc., and copies of lists of the schools that were qualified for the "Little School of the 400."...
Dates: 1958-1962

LULAC News Collection

Identifier: RG 1314
Scope and Contents The material in this collection was acquired from several other collections housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Various issues of LULAC News were removed from those collections and placed together in this artificial collection. A complete run of issues is not available. The issues are arranged chronologically.View digitized collection on the Houston Public Library...
Dates: 1932-1983, 1946-1974, 1991-2012; Majority of material found in 1945-1974

LULAC Regional Organizations Records

Identifier:  MSS 0353
Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative records of various districts, councils, and committees of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The bulk of the collection relates to multiple councils in Houston and District Number 8 in Texas. Other geographic locations represented in this collection include El Paso (TX), Freeport (TX), New Mexico, and California.

Dates: 1948-1990; Majority of material found in 1970s-1980s

Luna Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 0471
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2 boxes with 13 folders of materials related to the Luna family which includes Aranza, Miranda, and Hernandez families. The bulk of the items are dated 1940s. The first box contains immigration papers, passports, employment records, photographs, newspaper clippings, military garrison caps, and a military ring. The second box contains oversized materials including two photographs and one employment insurance policy. ...
Dates: 1913 - 2000s; Majority of material found in 1940s

Lydia Mendoza Collection

Identifier: MSS 0123
Scope and Contents The collection spans from 1933 to 2001 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1933 to 1979. It consists of 3 boxes arranged in the following series’ Awards, Contracts, Correspondence, Interviews, Newspaper Articles, Performances, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Oversized Materials. The first box holds 36 folders of documents and records; these include recording company contracts, correspondence from fans, oral history interviews, newspaper articles, and 30 folders of advertisements,...
Dates: 1933-2001; Majority of material found in 1933-1979

Maria Reyna Papers

Identifier: MSS 0256
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of correspondence, certificates, and pamphlets from the many cultural and charitable organizations in which Reyna was active. There are also numerous newspaper clippings for events that Mary Reyna helped organize. Of note are letters and correspondence from Houston politicians Louie Welch and Leonel Castillo.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1950-1975; 1922-1983

Mariano Rosales y Piña Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0130
Scope and Contents The Mariano Rosales y Piña Papers contains newspaper clippings, Club Familias Unidas correspondence, personal and work correspondence of Mariano and his family members, work affidavits and requests for residency for family members from 1919 to 1931. Also included are a baptismal certificate for his daughter Anna Laura Rosales and a baptism announcement for his son Federico Lamberto Rosales. The collection contains one folder of photographs dating from...
Dates: 1918-1978
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