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Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Maggie Blanco Salinas Papers



Collection Summary

Creator Maggie Salinas
Title Maggie Blanco Salinas Papers
Dates: 1907-2015
Abstract: This collection describes Maggie Salinas’ community involvement and contributions to Kingsville during the last half of the twentieth century and first part of twenty-first century. A business owner, Salinas volunteered her time and resources to many local and regional organizations. The projects range from La Posada de Kingsville to being a member on the Advisory Board with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Engineering Department.
Identification A2015-074; A2017-005
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Salinas%20EAD
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet
Location: I-11-2 Box 1 – 2; I-11-2 Box 1
Language: English

Historical Note

Magdalena (Maggie) Blanco-Salinas was born on May 3, 1934 in Kingsville Texas. She graduated high school from H.M. King High and attended Texas A&I University before graduating from the Vogue Cosmetology College. After college Maggie got married and had two daughters and a son. Maggie owns Glamor Studio, a hair salon, which also operates as her office for community activities. During the last fifty years she has volunteered her time and energy into community projects, Las Posada de Kingsville, Communities in the Schools, and the Richard Street Project. Maggie also stays busy with local organizations, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the chairman for the Historical Development Board. In 2016, Maggie participated in the TCU Department of History’s Civil Rights in Black and Brown oral history project. Her oral history can be accessed here: https://crbb.tcu.edu/clips/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Maggie+Salinas&commit=Search

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Scope and Contents

Material covered in the collection spans the life of Maggie Salinas. The collection includes personal mementos and correspondence, photographs, and materials covering her many community activities. Professional materials cover her time with the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Historical Development Board, Downtown Merchants Association, La Posada, Kleberg Hispanic Historical Society, speeches, and professional correspondence.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series; Personal, Professional, and Graphic Materials

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Index Terms

Persons
Alvarado, David
Brother Pullam Sr, Seymour
Montoya, Lisa Margo
Salinas, Maggie
Salinas Jr, Frank
Serna, Pepe
Sister Ramirez, Consuelo
Strait, George
Venerable Mother Navarrete, Julia
Organizations
Alice G.K. Kleberg School (Kingsville, Tex.)
American Heart Association
Bee County College
Missionary Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of Mary Immaculate
Downtown Merchants Association (Kingsville, Tex.)
Flato Elementary School (Kingsville, Tex.)
Glamour Studio
Historical Development Board (Kingsville, Tex.)
National History Day (Organization)
King Ranch (Tex.)
Kingsville Chamber of Commerce
Crime Stoppers (Kingsville, Tex.)
Kingsville Community Homes Housing Project
Kingsville Downtown Business Association
Kingsville Hispanic Historical Society
Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Kingsville Independent School District
Raza Unida Party (Tex.)
Los Colores Unidos
National Kidney Foundation of the Texas Coastal Bend
San Fernando School
Stephen F Austin School (Kingsville, Tex.)
South Texas Water Authority
Texas A&M University Kingsville
Texas A&M University Kingsville Women’s Center
Geographical Names
Austin (Tex.)
Flores Brothers Park (Kingsville, Tex.)
Kingsville (Tex.)
Parque Hermos Flores (Kingsville, Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Subjects
Business enterprises
Civil Rights, Hispanic
Cinco De Mayo (Mexican holiday)
Confirmation
Hispanic Americans -- Education
Kingsville Railway Station
La Posada
Mexican Independence Day

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