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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1984-1998

1990-1997

1990-1998

1987-1998

1988-1998

1986-1998

Correspondence

1986-1994

Photographs

Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Houston Hispanic Forum Collection RG.1322



Descriptive Summary

Creator Houston Hispanic Forum
Title: Houston Hispanic Forum Collection
Dates: 1984-1998
Identification: RG.1322
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet, 9 document boxes, 3 photo boxes; approximately 1850 items.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

The Houston Hispanic Forum was conceived in 1984 under the name of Houston Hispanic Roundtable, in a meeting with Manuel Sánchez III, Rey González, Lupe Fraga, Dr. Dorothy Caram, and Olga Soliz for the purpose of focusing on issues important to the Hispanic Community.

The Houston Hispanic Forum is a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to promote awareness, understanding and communication about issues affecting the Hispanic community. Since its inception in 1984, the Forum has undertaken projects aimed at providing leadership, vitality, and unity: with the Career and Education Day program being its annual highlight.

Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) is an objective, non-partisan group of concerned individuals and institutions committed to providing leadership and promoting cordial relations and unity among Hispanics, fostering the growth and development of individuals; encouraging Hispanics to develop their strengths and abilities to serve each other and the community at large; encouraging continued attainment of educational goals; and helping to resolve extraordinary problems and issues affecting the Hispanic community as they may arise.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is organized in 9 series. Each series is organized chronologically. The materials that compose the collection are manuscripts, photographs, videos and institutional papers.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Organization documents
Series 2: Events
Series 3: Clippings and Newsletters
Series 4: Career and Education Day
Series 5: Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Memos
Series 6: Financial Statements
Series 7: Correspondence
Series 8: Miscellaneous
Series 9: Photographs

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.

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Index Terms

Houston Hispanic Forum (Houston, Tex.).
Career education--Texas--Houston.
Hispanic Americans--Employment--Texas--Houston.
Nonprofit organizations--Texas--Houston.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Hispanic Forum Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Olga Soliz.

Processing Information

Processed by: Carolina Villarroel, May 2001.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1984-1998

Scope and Contents note
This series consists of the bylaws of the HHF, board of directors 1989-1997, meeting materials for membership, directories and executive director reports.
Box Folder
1 1 Bylaws and organization papers, 1984-1998
2 Bylaws and organization papers, 1984-1998
3 Board of Directors, 1989-1992
4 Membership information, 1988-1997
5 Membership information, 1988-1997
6 Executive Director Reports, July 1989 to August 1995

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1990-1997

Box Folder
1 7 HHF Events, 1990-1997
8 Hispanics in Education Hall of Fame, 1997

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1990-1998

Box Folder
1 9 “When a World-Renowned Maestro Has a Birthday Party, You Don’t Hire a Mariachi Band.” La Voz, Houston, Texas, July 25, 1991; “Hispanic Student Day is Saturday”. The Houston Post, February 26, 1992; “Patriotic Inspiration.” Houston Chronicle, Sept. 2, 1992; “Can the City do more to Prevent Youth Crime?” The Houston Post, November 29, 1993; “The Rod Paige flap offers villains by the number.” The Houston Post, January 27, 1994; “Nipping crime at the bud with dreams and hope.” The Houston Post, February 3, 1994; “Mayor calls on citizens to back public education.” Houston Chronicle, Jan. 23, 1996; “15,000 attend career day for Hispanics.” Houston Chronicle, Feb. 25, 1996; “Not so funny when futures are at stake.” Houston Chronicle, Feb. 3 1997; “School Daze.” Houston Chronicle, April 18, 1997; “Lessons From the Lone Star State.” The Orange County Register, May 18, 1997; “Business Played Role in Texas Reform.” The Orange County Register, May 18, 1997; “Back to Basics.” The Orange County Register, May 19, 1997; “Kids Pledge: ‘I Can Learn!’” The Orange County Register, May 19, 1997; “Texas High School Students Closing Gap With California.” The Orange County Register, May 19, 1997; “GOP officials take local issues to task with new platform.” Houston Chronicle, May 21, 1997; “Hispanic groups join call for resignation of UT professor.” Houston Chronicle, Sept. 15, 1997
10 “Hispanics must make sacrifices for education.” By José C. Salazar, n.d.; “Hispanic Career Day.” n.d.; “Separated sisters defend their children’s Texas, O.C. education.” n.d.; “Texas focuses on results, not the technique.” n.d.; “SBC and the Houston Hispanic Forum, join in honoring students.” Tejano Times, n.d.
11 Casa de esperanza de los niños newsletter, Fall 1991; An update on The Javits Project: Identifying and serving disadvantaged gifted youth, n.d.; Administrative Bulletin, Houston Independent School District, February 14, 1992; Board Highlights, March 5, 1992; SightSaver News, April 1992; Board Highlights, April 2, 1992; Board Highlights, April 23, 1992; Legal Advisory, May 1992; Houston Hispanic Forum Update, June 24, 1992; The Texas Observer, September 17, 1993; The Research Bulletin, 1993?; The Texas Catholic Herald, October 7, 1994; Feature, April 1995; Focus, July 1995; Education Update, January 1996
12 Neuhaus Education Center News, Spring 1996; Hispanic Resource, May 1996; Focus, July 1996; Noticias desde Gulfton, Winter 1996; New Voices, September 1996; The Unidas News, November 1996; Trees for Houston Treebune, Spring & Summer 1997; I.M.A.G.E., July 11, 1997; Texas Immigration & Refugee Coalition (TIRC), July 1997; View from the Classroom, June 1997; Benefits Line, July/August 1997; Focus, Awards Banquet Program, September 27, 1997; The Dynamite, August 1997; Houston Hispanic Forum Newsletter, September 1997; New Voices, Spring 1998

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1987-1998

Scope and Contents note
The Forum launched the First Annual Career and Education Day Program in February of 1987. The primary objectives of this program were, and continue to be, two-fold: First, the Forum wants to encourage and assist young Hispanic students in developing their strengths and abilities. Second, it wants to aid them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
The purpose is provide a geographically accessible location where Hispanic students from Harris County and adjacent school districts grades 6 through 12 and their parents or guardians may meet with admission officers from colleges and universities, with area school counselors, with financial school aid experts, with role models in businesses and professions, and with Hispanic college and university students. This way, they can receive the necessary information and guidance, which will enable each student to proceed in an orderly manner in pursuit of educational and career goals.
The first Career day was held on March 7, 1987, at the Albert Thomas Convention Center. Since then, Career and Education Day has been taking place every year, becoming the most important Hispanic educational event in the United States. The Series is ranged chronologically and is composed of materials from 1987 to 1998.
Box Folder
2 1 Career and Educational Day, various, 1987
2 Career and Educational Day, booth information, 1987
3 Career and Education Day Sponsors, March 1987
4 Career and Education Day, Contracts, 1987 1987
5 Career and Education Day, Committees and evaluation,
6 Career and Educational Day, various, 1988
7 Career and Education Day, various, 1989
8 Career and Education Day, various, 1990
9 Career and Education Day, various, 1991
10 Career and Education Day, various, 1992
11 Career and Education Day, various, 1993
12 Career and Education Day, various, 1994
Box Folder
3 1 Career and Education Day, various, 1995
2 Career and Education Day, various, 1995
3 Career and Education Day, various, 1996
4 Career and Education Day, various, 1996
5 Career and Education Day, various, February 15, 1997-March 17, 1997
6 Career and Education Day, various, 1997
7 Career and Education Day, Volunteer Registration Form, January 31, 1997-1998
8 Career and Education Day, Volunteer Registration Form, January 31, 1997-1998
9 Career and Education Day, Volunteer Registration Form, January 31, 1997-1998
10 Career and Education Day, Volunteer Registration Form, January 31, 1997-1998
11 Career and Education Day Booths, 1997
12 Career and Education Day, Correspondence- Booth Request, 1997
13 Career and Education Day, Correspondence- Booth Request, 1997
14 Career and Education Day, Correspondence- Booth Request, 1997
15 Career and Education Day, Correspondence- Booth Request, 1997
16 Career and Education Day, Scholarships and Certificates, 1997
Box Folder
4 1 Career and Education Day, various, 1997
2 Career and Education Day Contributions, Sponsors, 1997
3 Career and Education Day, Certificate Diskette, 1997
4 Career and Education Day, various, 1998
5 Career and Education Day Committees, 1998
6 Career and Education Day, volunteers, 1998
7 Career and Education Day, Booth purchase and request, 1998
8 Career and Education Day, Awards, 1998 1998
9 Career and Education Day, AVW Audio Visual, Inc., 1998
10 Career and Education Day, Image Public Relations Final Report, February 10, 1998
11 Career and Education Day, contracts, 1998

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1988-1998

Scope and Contents note
An annual membership meeting is held in October and a minimum of three forums are held each year. Members are invited to provide recommendations for forum topics and to share ideas about interests and areas of concern for the development of future forums. Meetings, Agendas, Minutes, Memos. Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
5 1 Agendas and Memos, 1988
2 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, January 23, 1989-November 14, 1989
3 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, February 20, 1990-November 15, 1990
4 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, January 15, 1991-December 12, 1991
5 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, January 1992-November 19, 1992
6 Agendas and Meetings, January 19, 1993-December 17, 1993
7 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, March 22, 1994-December 10, 1994
8 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, February 6, 1995-December 12, 1995
9 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, February 6, 1995-December 12, 1995
10 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, January 16, 1996-December 10, 1996
11 Agendas, Minutes and Memos, January 7, 1997-December 16, 1997
12 Memos and Meetings, February 24, 1998-March 10, 1998

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1986-1998

Scope and Contents note
Financial Statements, account reports and donations.
Box Folder
6 1 Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt, August 29, 1986
2 Balance Sheet, May 31, 1988
3 Financial statements, 1989
4 Treasurer Reports and financial statements, 1990
5 Treasurer Reports and financial statements, 1990
6 Treasurer Reports and financial statements, 1991
7 Financial statements Printout, 1991
8 Financial statements, 1992 1992
9 Financial statements, 1993
10 Financial statements, 1994
11 Financial statements and Treasurer’s Report, 1995
12 Financial statements, 1996
13 Treasurer Reports and Financial statements, 1997
14 Treasurer’s Reports and Financial statements, 1998

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Correspondence

1986-1998
Box Folder
7 1 Correspondence. October 16, 1986-1990
2 Correspondence. 1992
3 Correspondence. 1992
4 Correspondence. 1992
5 Correspondence. 1993
6 Correspondence. 1994
7 Correspondence. 1995
8 Correspondence. 1995
9 Correspondence. 1996
10 Correspondence. 1996
11 Correspondence. 1997
12 Correspondence. 1997
13 Correspondence. 1997
14 Correspondence. 1998
1986-1998
Box Folder
8 1 Correspondence. 1987
2 Correspondence. 1987
3 Correspondence. 1988-1989
4 Correspondence. 1990
5 Correspondence. 1991
6 Correspondence. 1992
7 Correspondence. 1993
8 Correspondence. 1994
9 Correspondence. 1995
10 Correspondence. 1995
11 Correspondence. 1996
12 Correspondence. February 1997 to March 1997
13 Correspondence. April 1997 to June 1997
14 Correspondence. June 1997 to December 1997
15 Correspondence. 1998
16 Correspondence. 1998

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1986-1994

Box Folder
9 1 Events and Conferences from other institutions, 1986-1998
2 Miscellaneous: Articles and reports, Curriculums, Proposals. Mixed years
3 Chicano Family Center, Inc., 1997
4 Exceptional Education extended Year Services, 1993-1994
5 March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, n.d.
6 Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts (MECA) 1994-1996
7 Benemérita Sociedad Mutualista Obrera Mexicana, n.d.
8 Governor’s Commission for Women, 1996
9 Hispanic Members of Houston Economic Host Committee, n.d.
10 Mexican American Studies Community Advisory Committee, n.d.
11 “Witness the Information Revolution” Series of Reports, July 11, 1994
12 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Bylaws, Organization, 1994
13 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Meetings, Agendas, Minutes, 1993-1994
14 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Correspondence out 1993-1994
15 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Correspondence in 1993-1994
16 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. HISD. 1990
17 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Miscellaneous Newsletters, 1992, 1994
18 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Treasurer’s Reports 1994
19 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Projects & Proposals, 1994
20 Houston Educational Excellence Foundation. Miscellaneous articles, mixed dates

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Photographs

Box
10 RG 1322.001 – 152
Box
11 RG 1322.153 – 205
Box
12 RG 1322.206 – 245

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