Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Alvaro de Hoyos Papers

Collection Summary

Creator Alvaro de Hoyos
Title Alvaro de Hoyos Papers
Dates: 1883-1986
Abstract: In 1986 Alvaro de Hoyos, riding a mule, crossed the mountainous territory of Iturbide, Nuveo Leon, Mexico with a thermos of polio vaccine attached to his saddle as part of the Mexican National Polio-Vaccination Campaign, conducted under the auspices of UNICEF, in January and March of 1986.
Identification A1991-047
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=deHoyas%20EAD
Quantity: .25 linear feet
Location: G-3-3 Box #1
Language: English and Spanish

Historical Note

Avaro de Hoyos lives in San Diego, Texas. His sister is Marlene de Hoyos Garza and her husband is Carlos Garza.

Scope and Contents

Alvaro de Hoyos Papers include a photo copy of a five page letter written in Spanish concerning a land deed involving the Garza, Villareal, and Cabazos families. Also included is an article written about Alvaro de Hoyos’ journey to Mexico with the polio vaccine. A photograph of Candido Flores and Julia Flores (de Garza) dated, March 3, 1883, is part of the collection.


The ten leaves are arranged in a folder: Article Photograph Letter

Index Terms

de Hoyos, Alvaro
de Garza, Candido Flores
de Garza, Julia Flores
Geographical Names
Nuevo Leon (Mexico : State)
Land grants