Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection MSS.0228

Creator Alvarez, J. A. "Tony"
Title: J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1965-1966
Dates: Inclusive, 1963-1970
Identification: MSS.0228
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet
Language Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

J. A. “Tony” Alvarez was a successful Houston businessman who became involved with the League of United Latin-American Citizens in 1965. By 1966, he had met with Vice-President Hubert Humphrey in Washington, D. C. regarding Mexican-American concerns and been named LULAC’s Man of the Year. Alvarez was instrumental in the planning of Project SER, a Latin-American jobs program. A PASO supporter, Alvarez also participated in the Minimum Wage March of 1966.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains: Assorted newspapers, LULAC news, La Prensa, Enterprise of Beaumont, Caller from Corpus Christi, El Sol, photographs of the Minimum Wage March in 1966 and President John F. Kennedy's last night in Houston at a LULAC function at the Rice Hotel.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Alvarez, J. A. "Tony"
Hernandez, Alfred J., 1917-
Hispanic American civic leaders--Texas--Houston
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mexican American business enterprises--Texas--Houston
Mexican Americans--Societies, etc.
Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston
Subjects (Organizations)
Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations

Related Material

RG E 21, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60

MSS 92, Hector Garcia / Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Collection

MSS 159, Alfred J. Hernandez Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection. MSS 0228. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan in March, 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Newspaper Clippings

Box Folder
1 1 News clippings from El Sol newspaper (Houston). 1966-1967.
2 Observatorio Latino vol. I, No. 56, vol. II, No. 28, vol. II, No. 40. July 4, 1965 - July 3, 1966.
3 Lulac News. July 1965, August 1965, October 1966, and February-March 1968.
4 Newspaper clippings and sections from La Prensa (Houston), Beaumont Enterprise, Corpus Christi Caller, and miscellaneous news clippings about Mexican Americans. 1966-1968.


Biographical Information

Box Folder
1 5 Biographical article on Tony Alvarez with LULAC cover letter. 1966.



MSS 228.001-099, 132-135: Photographs of the Minimum Wage March. 1966.
Photograph book of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady at LULAC meeting. November 21, 1963.
MSS 228.100-131, 136-191: Photographs of LULAC members and events.