LULAC Materials on Display for Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Benson Collection is highlighting material from the archive of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), one of the oldest, largest, and most influential organizations representing the voice of Latinos/as in the United States. LULAC was formed in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the merger of three Mexican American civic organizations: the Corpus Christi chapter of the Order Sons of America, the Order Knights of America of San Antonio, and the League of Latin American Citizens of South Texas. LULAC has worked consistently and effectively in advocating equal opportunity for Latinos/as in government, law, education, and business.
The Benson Latin American Collection is the official archival repository for LULAC. In addition to the records of past national presidents collected through the Presidential Papers Project, the Benson actively collects records from individuals and state and regional organizations to preserve and provide access to the documentary history of LULAC.
Materials from the LULAC archives will remain on display in the Benson Main Reading Room throughout the month of October.
Guide to Collections in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Archives: