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Almaráz, Félix D. (Félix Diaz), 1933-

Creator: Dr. Félix D. Almaráz, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He began teaching at UTSA in 1973, the first year the university offered classes. Working in the UTSA History Department, Almaráz has taught classes on the Spanish Borderlands, Spanish Colonial Texas, Imperial Spain, Modern Spain, history of South Texas, Modern Texas history, and the cultural origins of San Antonio. Books published by Almaráz include Knight Without Armor: Carlos Eduardo Castañeda, 1896-1958 and Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813.
Content: The collection spans the years 1963 through 2002 and documents the teaching, research, writing, and service of Dr. Félix D. Almaráz, professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials documenting Almaráz's teaching career include syllabi, exams, notes, and teaching aids. Research and writing materials include corrected typescripts, research notes, and other materials. Service materials document Almaraz's relationship with the Texas State Historical Association and the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, among other professional societies.

Bustamante, Albert

Creator: Albert Garza Bustamante's public service career includes 12 years as a Bexar County Judge and four consecutive terms as a Democratic Congressman representing Texas from 1985-1992.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence from constituents and colleagues. The remainder of the records compile Congressman Bustamante's legislative record through vote books, a legislative profile and his weekly newspaper column.

Communities Organized for Public Service (San Antonio, Tex.) and Metro Alliance (San Antonio, Tex.)

Creator: Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) is an organization of 26 parishes in the predominantly Hispanic, low-income West Side and South Side of San Antonio. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest of the Interfaith Area Foundation (IAF) organizations in Texas and, indeed, in the entire national network. The Metro Alliance, which shares office space and many resources with C.O.P.S., formed in 1989 through a merger of the East Side Alliance, composed of African American and Hispanic low- and lower-middle income churches, and the Metropolitan Congregational Alliance.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of news clippings, project files, reports, budgets, programs and general office files.

Fernandez, Rosita

Creator: Rosita Fernandez, a long time San Antonian and pioneer of Tejano music, gained international fame as a recording artist and movie star.
Content: The collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual material, and honors and awards, the bulk of which are in the form of plaques.The papers trace her career from the early days in radio, to her work in television and movie productions, through to her retirement in 1982 and subsequent activities.

Garcia, Arcenio A.

Creator: Arcenio A. Garcia was elected Mayor of Cotulla, Texas in 1972 as a member of the Raza Unida Party, becoming the first Mexican-American to serve as mayor of the city. He also won the 1974 election, but was removed from the position when the city council ruled that Mr. Garcia was living outside Cotulla at the time of the election. In 1976, Garcia was elected County Commissioner of Precinct #3 in La Salle County, Texas. In addition to his positions as Mayor and County Commissioner, Garcia was a member of Barrios Unidos, a public service organization, which he served as Chairperson and Public Official on the Board. He was also editor of the bulletin El Informador (The Informer).
Content: The collection documents Garcia's work as Chairperson of Barrios Unidos, Mayor of Cotulla and County Commissioner of Precinct #3 of La Salle County. It also includes general information related to the Raza Unida Party and Garcia as a member of the Democratic Party of Texas.

Garza, Leonel, Jr., 1957-2014.

Creator: Leo Garza was a political cartoonist who drew for the San Antonio Express News from 1987 to 2007. His daily strip cartoons touched on a variety of national and local topics, from national and state elections, to San Antonio social and cultural events. Characters Nacho Gurache and his sidekick Fulano entertained readers with their comical misadventures and often frank commentary on San Antonio life.
Content: The Leo Garza Political Cartoon Collection is comprised of original pen and ink and mixed media comic panels and strips, composed on matte paper and art board.

Garza, Xavier.

Creator: Xavier Garza is an author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. He is the author and illustrator of Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.
Content: The Xavier Garza Papers consist of typescript manuscripts, pencil and ink sketches, acrylic paintings and newspaper and magazine articles related to the Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.

González, Bárbara Renaud, 1953-

Creator: Bárbara Renaud González is a free-lance writer, journalist, and activist. In recent years, she has devoted most of her time to her writing endeavors, recently having her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? published. Her essays and articles have appeared in countless newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on television and radio, worked as a consultant and has been recognized on numerous occassions for her work as a writer and her civic involvement.
Content: Collection consists of Golondrina materials including manuscripts, chapters, notes, poetry, clippings, books, and other material used for research. A book proposal for Mestiza, Also included are columns and essays written by Gonzalez, journalism audio and video cassette tapes, floppy disks holding backups, correspondence, fliers and programs, and magazines.

Gonzalez, Charles (Charles A.)

Creator: Charles A. Gonzalez served seven terms in the United States Congress as the Representative from the 20th Congressional District of Texas, which includes the City of San Antonio.
Content: The Charles (Charlie) A. Gonzalez Papers document Gonzalez's career in the United States Congress from 1998-2012. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, reports, legislation and project files.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Creator: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center records are currently unprocessed, but primarily consist of administrative materials, financial documents, articles, clippings, correspondence, programs, press materials, newsletters, scripts, artifacts, photographs, audiovisual and electronic materials and posters.
Content: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is the largest community-based, multi-disciplinary organization in the United States. Their mission is to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming.

Gutiérrez, José Angel

Creator: Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez was a leading Chicano activist and political leader in the 1960s and 1970s in Texas. He was also one of the co-founders of La Raza Unida political party that helped to raise public consciousness of Chicano civil rights issues.
Content: The papers consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, articles, photographic materials, audio tapes, and ephemera. These materials document the breadth of José Angel Gutierrez's interests, research and social activism early in his career. The bulk of the materials document Gutierrez's activities in Oregon during the 1980s.

Huerta, Eulalio, 1907-1988. Huerta, Petra, 1908-1999.

Creator: Born in Laredo, Texas, Petra de Leon moved to San Antonio as a young girl where she graduated from Brackenridge High School. She married Eulalio Huerto and had 3 children.
Content: The bulk of this collection is comprised of correspondence, receipts, articles and assorted ephemera.

López, Arcadia H., 1909-

Creator: Arcadia Hernandez Lopez was born December 21, 1909, and came to the West Side of San Antonio with her family as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. She overcame a language barrier and poverty to earn her Doctorate and become one of the first bilingual educators in Texas. She was the author of her own biography, Barrio Teacher. Lopez was married but had no children. She died at the age of 97 and upon her death she donated $700,000 to establish the UTSA Arcadia Lopez Endowed Scholarship fund for bilingual education.
Content: Boxes contain albums of photographs, clippings, and cards; a datebook; Margil yearbook from 1920 from Our Lady of the Lake University; scrapbooks documenting her life, travels and career, consist of photographs, clippings, certificates, and various cards; a distinguished service award; and Santitos.

Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio

Creator: The Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio (MABPW), was organized by Luz Escamilla in 1972. The organization works to promote the image of the Mexican American woman and advocate for working women through community outreach, education, activism, and scholarship programs.
Content: The collection documents the history, structure, function, activities, and events of the club through legal documents, minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, planning materials, programs, newsletters, and photographs.

Mexican American Democrats of Texas.

Creator: In December 1975 Mexican American Democrats of Texas was formed to provide a formal structure to make gains for Mexican Americans in the Democratic Party.
Content: The records of the Mexican American Democrats of Texas (MAD) contain correspondence, minutes, clippings and other materials relating to the political and social activism of Eugene and Sylvia Rodriguez, charter members of MAD.

Order of the Damas de Galvez

Creator: Order of the Damas de Galvez is a women's unit of equal status to the men's Order of Granaderos de Galvez. Both are patriotic organizations dedicated to honoring the memory of General Bernardo de Galvez and other Spaniards who aided American Colonies during the War for Independence.
Content: Records include founding records, minutes, meetings, treasurer's reports, annual membership rosters, and correspondence concerning donations and events. The bulk of the records document the organization's functions during the 1990s.

Pan American Round Table of San Antonio

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Content: The organizational records of The Pan American Round Table of San Antonio consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, programs and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group. Most strongly documented are the initial years of the movement, when Florence Terry Griswold was Director, 1916-1941. Of note, the records include an extensive and rich collection of printed material, primarily bulletins, booklets, and Pan American Union publications, related to Panamericanism, Mexico, and Latin America prior to 1950.

Pan American Round Tables of Texas

Creator: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas (PARTT) is a state-level nonprofit woman's organization, providing leadership to twenty-one local tables in Texas. It is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, noncommercial and nonfederated organization. The purpose of the Pan American Round Tables is to acquaint members with the language, geography, history, literature, arts, culture, and customs of the republics of the Western Hemisphere, with the objective to foster mutual understanding, knowledge, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Content: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records span the years 1919-2009 and include correspondence, minutes, newsletters, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, conference programs, a flag, and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group.

Peña, Albar

Creator: Albar Peña served as a professor in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA beginning in 1973 until his death in 1993. He was the first president of the National Association for Bilingual Education, twice served as the president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, he was selected as U.S. representative at the International Colloquium in Bilingualism and Biculturalism, Paris, France, and he was also selected as chairman of the National Advisory Panel to the National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education. The Albar Peña Papers consist of 16.2 feet of archival materials spanning the years 1952-1997 and includes correspondence, teaching materials, research files, awards, publications, and conference materials that document the professional activities of Albar Peña.
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Peña, Albert.

Creator: Albert A. Peña was born on the west side of San Antonio on December 15, 1917. A self-proclaimed "Chicano Activist," Judge Peña has been actively involved in a wide range of liberal social causes, particularly in defending and advancing the rights of Mexican-Americans, throughout his legal and political career.
Content: This collection of papers reflects many of Judge Peña's interests and his involvement in local and national Democratic party politics. Although the collection dates from 1952-1977, the bulk of the materials cover Peña's tenure as Bexar County Commissioner from 1956-1972.

Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-2012

Creator: Jacinto Quirarte was a professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). As an art historian, he concentrated on Pre-Columbian and Chicano art history. In addition to numerous articles, Quirarte wrote The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions, which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. He was also the author of Mexican American Artists, A History and Appreciation of Chicano Art, How to Look at a Masterpiece, and Izapan Style Art: A Study of Its Form and Meaning.
Content: The Jacinto Quirarte Papers span the years 1944 through 2009 and include correspondence, speeches, administrative records, articles, manuscripts for publication, newsletters, posters, and photographs. The bulk of the materials date from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection documents Quirarte’s career at UTSA as founding dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (now the College of Liberal and Fine Arts) and a professor emeritus. As an art historian, Quirarte focused on Pre-Columbian and Chicano art; his research on these topics is well represented in the papers, in addition to research on the Spanish Missions in Texas, Mesoamerican art, and Mayan art.

Romo, Ricardo

Creator: The collection is comprised of contemporary Chicano art prints, photographs, and lithographs.
Content: Dr. Ricardo Romo and Dr. Harriett Romo are educators and avid collectors of art that represents the rich diversity of Latino culture .

Salas, Mario Marcel

Creator: Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio's African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations United for Eastside Development, Black Coalition on Mass Media, and Frontline 2000. He was elected to the City Council of San Antonio in 1997, where he served two full terms as Representative for District 2.
Content: The collections spans the years 1968 through 2014 and consists of personal and subject files spanning a wide range of Salas's interests. The collection includes biographical information, personal correspondence and writings, campaign materials and documents from Salas's City Council career. Other items include information about organizations, people, photographs, publications, topics and events of interest to Salas, such as revolutionary and progressive political movements in the U.S. and abroad, police brutality, and political prisoners.

Salinas, Daniel, 1921-1999.

Creator: Daniel Salinas was one of the first Mexican-Americans to enlist in the Army Air Force in 1942, at the age of 21. After completion of his military training he was sent to Italy where he flew 76 missions during World War II. Upon returning to the United States he married Ana Maria Salinas and moved to San Antonio, Texas; they lived there for a short time before returning to Laredo, Texas. After moving back to Laredo, Daniel Salinas worked for his uncle at Salinas Department Store. He eventually went on to open his own store, Salinas Variety Store. He also worked as an accountant for three firms in Laredo.
Content: The Daniel Salinas Papers span the years 1937-1999 (with the bulk of the materials dating 1943-1945) and is comprised of military and personal papers. Materials include photographs, correspondence, training manuals, government documents, yearbooks, obituary notices, newspaper clippings, postcards, records of business transactions, and a Certificate of Baptism.

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Creator: The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the oldest organization of its type in the United States, having been originally chartered by five local businessmen from Bexar County as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce on May 31, 1929. Its purpose was to encourage and promote trade and cultural relations between San Antonio and Mexico, to disseminate data and information relevant to the San Antonio business community, and to provide technical assistance to the business community in the form of seminars, workshops, and trade shows. In 1987 the Mexican Chamber was renamed the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In the early 1990's the Hispanic Chamber was recognized as a critical component in negotiating the many compromises which made NAFTA possible. In recent years the chamber's role has broadened to include advocacy on behalf of small, minority- and woman-owned businesses.
Content: The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records include materials that reflect the history, work and policies of the Chamber between 1931 and 2008. Documents include correspondence, membership directories, yearbooks, bylaws, newspaper clippings, press releases, newsletters, photographs, meeting notes, reports, DVD's, a plaque, and scrapbooks.

Santos, Yolanda.

Creator: Dr. Santos’ educational background includes a doctoral degree in Public Health from the U.T. Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston; and graduate Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, Worden School of Social Service.
Content: This is a collection of books, scholarly articles, professional papers--published and unpublished--and poetry, related to issues of mental and physical health of Mexican Americans (or Chicanos), particularly women (or Chicanas).

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Creator: This is the general oral history collection of University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts.

University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Education and Human Development. Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.

Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies is part of the College of Education and Human Development. These oral histories were conducted in the Spring 2009 semester of the Mexican American Culture course taught by Dr. Marie Miranda.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.

University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts.

Creator: The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 2000, following a restructuring of the university. As of 2009, the college comprises eleven departments. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program provides an opportunity for select students to conduct original oral history research.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.

University of Texas at San Antonio. Hispanic Research Center

Creator: The Hispanic Research Center was formed at UTSA in 1989 with the mission to serve as a locus for interdisciplinary research focusing on Hispanic populations across the United States, concentrating on Texas and South Texas.
Content: The University of Texas at San Antonio Hispanic Research Center Records include reports and surveys that document the research activities of the Center between 1990-1999.

Van de Putte, Leticia.

Creator: Leticia Van de Putte has been a member of the Texas Legislature since 1991. First as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (District 115) and then as a member of the Texas Senate (District 26).
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and awards.