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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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The Tony Bonilla papers comprise approximately fifty linear feet of materials. These items cover a range of topics including his 1965 term in the Texas Legislature (59th legislative session), the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, his campaigns for the State Legislature, his extensive LULAC activities from the 1960s to the 1980s, the LULAC Feria de los Flores, LULAC national conventions, LULAC’s National Education Service Centers, his actions as LULAC District and State Director, Jesse...