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Alma L. Peña collection on Eulalio H. Marin

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll-127

Papers dealing with Eulalio H. Marin assembled by his granddaughters and cousins. Lulac News publications from 1937 and 1938, Eulalio Marin’s marriage license and death certificate and both Spanish and English newspapers are included in this collection.


  • 1879-2010

Language of Materials

English; Spanish

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to taking precautions against infringement of copyright and respecting the publication rights of reproduced materials. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Any materials used should be fully credited with their source according to the example given in the Preferred Citation note. Requests for assistance with citations and images of publication quality should be directed to


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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.

Biographical / Historical

On February 12, 1879 Eulalio H. Marin was born in Alice, Texas to Guadalupe Marin of Rome, Texas, and Eusebia Hinojosa of Mexico. In his teens he became politically active and began working in a judge’s office. Marin wrote his first article for El Echo in Alice, Texas at the age of fifteen and became the editor of the El Sol newspaper at twenty-one. Marin married Paz Hernandez and created his first newspaper called El Lendor. He founded El Paladin, a weekly independent Spanish newspaper, in Corpus Christi in 1925. In 1928 El Paladin released “an initiative” that called for a stop to infighting among Mexican American activists; the initiative led to the eventual founding of the League of United Latin American Citizens. On November 9, 1930, the newspaper became the official organ of the league, preceding the LULAC News. Marin was a charter member and president of Robstown LULAC Council No. 9 in 1929 and president of Corpus Christi LULAC Council No. 1 in 1935. In 1931 he was the Texas state LULAC vice president general. El Paladin folded in 1948. Marin also was an editor for the Robstown Record and a printer for the Alice Echo and the El Sol Printing Shop in Alice. In 1930 he organized the Club Social Recreativo Latino Americano de Ambro Sexos, a recreational social club in Robstown. In 1935 he was a member of the Junta del Club Politico Demócrata Mexican-Americano, which supported People’s party candidates for mayor and county commissioner in Corpus Christi. This organization was both partisan and ethnic; it represented the rejection of boss rule among the Mexican American electorate and their increasing influence. Marin also earner a reputation for fighting for the integration of public schools. In 1929 he served as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Labor. He died on May 20, 1951. Taken from the Handbook of Texas Online,


The collection is divided into folder by format of materials and then arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

The collection was partially processed in 2000 and fully processed in 2020 by Lori Atkins who created the finding aid.

Guide to Alma L. Peña Collection on Eulalio H. Marin
Lori Atkins
2020 June 24
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English; Spanish
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

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