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Aalbert Heine & Corpus Christi Science and History Museum Collection

Identifier: Coll -248
Abstract Aalbert Heine was the Director of the Corpus Christi Museum for 27 years and a relentless advocate for using museums to teach with hands on learning, at a time when most museums had their artifacts hidden behind glass. Heine wrote reems of materials on how museums should function and traveled the world visiting other museums for ideas on how he could improve his own. He took a small cities Junior Museum and turned it into one of the best in the state, and this collection spans the time he...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1841 - 1989

Arturo Vasquez, CPA Collection

Identifier: Coll-267

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.

Dates: 1924-2010

Darwin B. Nelson Collection of UCC Football Artifacts

Identifier: Coll-303

The collection of University of Corpus Christi, (now Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) football jackets, blanket, yearbooks, and correspondence illustrate the history of this institution’s football team in the early 1960s.

Dates: 1961-1965

Dr. Kenneth Maroney Papers

Identifier: Coll-135

Dr. Kenneth Maroney, an athlete, a veteran, a coach, a consultant for the US Office of Education and a university president accomplished many goals in his life. His papers focus on the time he played for the University of Corpus Christi’s basketball team and later became the Presdient of the University of Corpus Christi.

Dates: 1929-2016

E. E. Mireles and Jovita Gonzalez Mireles papers

Identifier: Coll-44
Scope and Contents The E.E. Mireles and Jovita Gonzalez Mireles papers contain a range of materials including incoming and outgoing correspondence, early literary works, reports, calendars, photographs, maps, magazines, pamphlets, booklets, flyers, guidebooks, programs, Spanish comic books, bulletins, newspapers and clippings. Many of these documents and other items reflect the lives and careers of both Edmundo and Jovita as a married couple, educators and members of the local community. The papers contain...
Dates: 1927 - 1983

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,...
Dates: 1910 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1996

Irene Peña Cipriano Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll-252
Abstract The Irene Peña Cipriano Collection consists of two scrapbooks and two photograph albums detailing and illustrating Irene Cipriano's community and political service to Corpus Christi, the Ladies L.U.L.A.C. Council #26, the American G.I. Forum of the United States, the Mexican American Democrat organization, and the Spanish American Genealogist Association. Her committment to community service, generosity and hard work brought her in touch with many leaders who sought to make positive changes...
Dates: 1983-1993

Jose Cisneros Collection Regarding a Court Case against C.C.I.S.D and Segregation of Mexican American Children

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-36

This collection is comprised of documentation from the court case Cisneros v. Corpus Christi ISD. This case established Hispanic Americans as a minority separate from the white classification and helped undo some major systemic racism problems that still lingered a decade and a half after Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas legally ended school segregation.

Dates: 1968 - 1970

Mary Packwood Papers

Identifier: Coll-51

Mary Packwood was an art Professor and writer that for a time lived in Corpus Christi. She dedicated her life to the arts, and this collection contains the manuscript for Art and Industry in American Life, a book she wrote for primary school aged children explaining art in American life before it was mass produced.

Dates: Majority of material found in none

Ward Island Deeds and Documents

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-77
Abstract Ward Island is a small body of land between Corpus Christi Bay and Oso Bay and is part of the city of Corpus Christi. Ward Island was named for developer John C. Ward who bought the property in 1892 to create a resort community. An economic depression prevented Ward from his quest, but the island retained his name. A Naval Air Station and radar training facility was built on Ward Island during World War II. After the war in 1947 the Naval Air Technical Training Center was closed. It...
Dates: 1926 - 1973

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