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Alma L. Peña collection on Eulalio H. Marin

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Identifier: Coll-127
Overview Relatives and friends of Eulalio Marin donated to TAMU-CC Special Collections and Archives items pertaining to Eulalio Marin, a journalist, labor organizer, and civil rights leader. A founder and editor of newspapers he is remembered for calling a stop to infighting of Mexican American activists. This initiative led to the founding of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Newspaper articles and LULAC documents describe the historical and political events of Marin’s life.

Arturo Vasquez, CPA Collection

Identifier: Coll-267
Overview Arturo Vasquez served as a financial advisor to Hector P. Garcia’s American G.I. Forum chapter. His collection includes information about his personal, military, and professional life as a CPA. He served as a School Board Trustee for the Corpus Christi Independent School District and other municipal and business organizations. Hispanic-American civil rights during the middle 20th century features heavily in this collection.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Papers

Identifier: Coll-27
Overview This is a collection of documents from Corpus Christi luminary Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia, who was a physician, teacher, historian, genealogist, political activist, and club woman. Dr. Garcia was the sister of Dr. Hector P. Garcia but carved her own distinct path next to his. This collection contains biographical material, correspondence, original research, published articles, maps, archival information from Mexico, birth and death records, association and club records, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Rafael Sr. and Virginia Galvan Family papers

Identifier: Coll-118
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 300 photographs, newspapers, concert posters, correspondence, scrapbooks, obituaries, wedding invitations, ephemera, biographical narratives, business cards, and marriage certificates ranging from the late 1800’s to the early 2000’s. It is for the most part geographically confined to the South Texas region, although there are minor exceptions.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia papers

Identifier: Coll-5
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains the personal and professional records of Dr. Hector Perez Garcia (1914-1996), a 20th century physician, soldier, political advisor, and civil rights activist. The materials span the years 1910-2015, although the bulk of them date from the time of his World War II service through his death in 1996. Materials dated prior to Dr. Garcia’s birth are family records documenting the lives of his relatives; materials dating after his death consist of obituaries, retrospectives,...

Mayor Gabe Lozano Papers

Identifier: Coll-119
Overview Gabe Lozano was a business man and politician that spent his life working to improve Corpus Christi. He was active in a large spectrum of activities in the area and was the first Hispanic American Mayor of Corpus Christi. Son of pioneering local legend Vincente Lozano, Gabe was a pioneer himself; persistently pushing for causes he felt strongly about and helping transform Corpus Christi into the city it is today.

Santiago Hernandez Papers

Identifier: Coll-181
Overview The Santiago Hernandez Papers consist of a variety of original correspondence and photocopied newspaper clippings central to the attempt to rename the Three Rivers Post Office after Pvt. Felix Z. Longoria Jr. A local resident of Three Rivers, Texas, Longoria was killed in action in the Pacific Theater during World War II. When his body was returned to Three Rivers the local funeral home declined to provide services; ostensibly because Longoria was Mexican-American and it would “upset the...

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