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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

Bill and Marjorie Walraven Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-22

This collection represents a lifetime of Texas history research by Corpus Christi Caller-Times columnist Bill Walraven.

Dates: Majority of material found in none

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.

Dates: 1890s-2000s

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

Gilbert Q. Casares American GI Forum Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-195

Gilbert Q. Casares was in WWII and in the Korean Conflict. He was involved with the American GI Forum (AGIF) from its inception in 1948. He was honored for being in the AGIF for fifty years in 1998.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1947 - 1996

Esther Bonilla Reed Mexican American World War II Oral History Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll-223

Esther Bonilla Read is a writer and former educator in public and private schools. In 2022, she received the Lifetime Achievement award presented to her by the YWCA of Corpus Christi. The collection includes 73 typed transcripts and 40 mini-cassette tapes based on interviews from Mexican Americans and others during 2002-2004.

Dates: 2002-2004

Jose A. Flores Papers

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll-151

This collection is a brief snapshot in time of Jose Flore’s prisoner of war experience in the European theater of World War II, and the paperwork trail that followed it.

Dates: Majority of material found within none

Santiago Hernandez Papers

Identifier: Coll-181
Abstract 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...
Dates: 2003-2005

Shelby Davis' World War II Collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-294
Content Description

Sgt. Shelby Davis was a veteran who served in Europe during World War II. This collection includes predominantly war-era correspondence, artifacts, newspapers, maps, personal souvenirs, and memorabilia of Davis.

Dates: Event: 1937-1975

Thomas Lloyd Goad Papers

Identifier: Coll-296

Thomas Lloyd Goad was an active Corpus Christi luminary, businessman, academic, and man of many talents. He was a World War II veteran, the owner of Goad Cadillac, and helped create the Alumni Association for Corpus Christi State University before it was absorbed into the Texas A&M System. This collection covers much of his time in Texas before relocating to Virginia in the early 1990’s.

Dates: 1920 - 2000

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