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Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Chairez Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents The Chairez Family Collection 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

 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

Eloy Perez Family Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 the...
Dates: 1920 - 1979

Jesus Cantu Medel - Museo Guadalupe Aztlan Collection

 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

Little School of the 400 Collection

 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

Luna Family Papers

 Collection
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

 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, programs,...
Dates: 1933-2001; Majority of material found in 1933-1979

Mary Reyna Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0256
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of correspondence, certificates, and pamphlets from the many cultural and charitable organizations Reyna in which Reyna was active. Their are also numerous newspaper clippings for events Reyna helped organize. Of note are letters and correspondence from Houston politicans Louie Welch and Leonel Castillo.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1950-1975; 1922-1983

Melesio Gomez Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents The collection spans from 1919 to 1982 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930 to 1959. It consists of 3 boxes arranged in the following series: Personal Records of Melesio Gomez, La Nacional Tortilla Factory, La Consentida Café/Restaurant, Mexican Products and Curio Shop, Personal Records of Estella Gomez Reyes Quintanilla, Personal Records of Mary Anne Gomez, Personal Records of Elvira Gomez Reyes Quintanilla, Miscellaneous, Photographs, and Oversized Materials. The first box holds 39...
Dates: 1919-1982; Majority of material found within 1930-1959

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1013
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are mainly of a narrative historical nature. They include manuscripts from individuals and collections of clippings and group interviews compiled in an attempt to chronicle the history of the church and its school. Also included are bulletins from various fiestas and masses. Although the documents do not provide a comprehensive history of the church and school (the documents addressing these entities having last been updated in 1984 and 1966, respectiely), they...
Dates: 1911-1987

Roberto R. Trevino Catholic Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1415
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 7 audio interviews with parishioners, nuns and clergy concerning the history of some of Houston’s predominately Mexican-American Catholic parishes from the 1910s to the 1970s. These interviews were conducted for Trevino’s research when developing his book "The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston”. Specifically, Trevino interviewed Teresa Villagómez Zavala and Hope G. Jimenez, Joe E. and Raquel A Gonzales, Petra Guillen, Mary C....
Dates: 1990-1991; Event: 1910s-1970s

Ruth T. Bello Papers

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0363
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.
Dates: 1916-1989; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s
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