Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Eduardo Hernandez Collection

Collection Summary

Creator Eduardo Hernandez
Title Eduardo Hernandez Collection
Dates: 1993-2017
Abstract: Eduardo Hernandez is a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Alum with a B.S. in Criminology. He is currently working on his Masters in Criminology at TAMUK. Eduardo was accepted to the University of Cambridge to complete his second Maters, Philosophy in Criminology Research. Included is an oral history interview describing Eduardo’s life growing up, overcoming challenges and the acceptance process into the University of Cambridge. Also included are newspaper articles, personal photographs and his acceptance letter.
Identification A2017-009
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Hernandez%20EAD
Quantity: 475MB
Location: Born Digital
Language: English

Historical Note

Eduardo Hernandez was born on August 22, 1993 in Brownsville, Texas. At the time, Eduardo’s parents were undocumented immigrants who chose to have Eduardo born in the United States so he would have more opportunities. Eduardo had many challenges growing up in the United States as a child: his father stayed in Mexico while his mother and he lived in Brownsville, English was not his first language and he had to learn it while in school. The family had to struggle with poverty and racism. Eduardo learned how to cope via music and applying himself in school. Eduardo came to Texas A&M University-Kingsville on a music scholarship but switched majors to criminology after him and his family had an incident with a Mexican Cartel. In his quest to find answers to the problems he had witnessed he graduated with a B.S. in Criminology. Today he is currently working on his first Masters in Criminology, and has been accepted to the University of Cambridge to pursue a second Masters in Philosophy in Criminological Research.

Scope and Contents

The Eduardo Hernandez collection consists of one oral interview given on 3/3/2017, twelve family photographs, his acceptance letter into the University of Cambridge, and a newspaper article from the South Texan titled, “Across the Pond.”


Arranged by format, oral interview, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper articles.

Index Terms

Eduardo Hernandez, 1993-
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
University of Cambridge
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex.)
Brownsville (Tex.)
Cambridge (England)
Tamaulipas (Mexico)
Social history – South Texas
Emigration and immigration