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Collection Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Index Terms

Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Mi Familia Mi Comunidad Collection



Collection Summary

Creator Twenty-one families of Kingsville, Texas
Title Mi Familia Mi Comunidad Collection
Dates: 1900-2016
Abstract: This collection is the results of a grant project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Conner Museum and South Texas Archives worked together to collect photographs, oral histories, and artifacts to tell the stories and celebrate the Hispanic Heritage of South Texas and Kingsville.
Identification A2016-051
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Comunidad%20EAD
Quantity: Eleven oral histories and over 100 photographs, digital files 19.5 GB
Location: Digital collection only
Language: English

Historical Note

The celebration was divided over three different events. The first event involved Carmen Lomas Garza who grew up in Kingsville and became an artist of folk paintings. In September 2016 at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville she spoke about her childhood and family while showing a slide show of her paintings that depicted the stories she told. The second event took place on October 15, 2016. Hispanic families brought their photographs into the Conner Museum to be digitized by the staff of South Texas Archives. Their stories were preserved with the photographs. Oral histories were recorded of the families’ heritage. The third event was celebrated in the spring of 2017 at the Conner Museum. An exhibit of the enlarged photographs, stories and oral histories were displayed for a community event. The digital files were available on the website of South Texas Archives.

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Scope and Contents

The collection tells the story of twenty-one Hispanic families of the Kingsville area. Photographs, oral histories and stories were gathered to tell the histories of these families who came to South Texas in the 1800 and 1900s. Over a hundred photographs and eleven oral histories are included in the collection.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into 21 series of the donating families: Series I: Rual G. Rosales Family Series II: Nelda M Silva Family Series III: Connie Padilla Family Series IV: Sandra H. Allen Family Collection Series V: Maricelda Zarate Family Series VI: Rosario Gonzalez Family Series VII: Arminda Gomez Family Collection Series VIII: Amelia Glover Family Series IX: Milton G. Clasen Family Series X: Luis Fuentes Jr. Family Series XI: Rosario C. Flores Family Series XII: Maria L. G. Cortez Family Series XIII: Maggie Salinas Family Series XIV: Margie Garza’s Family Series XV: Rolando Chapa Family Series XVI: Alfonso Ramos Family Series XVII: Grace Rodriguez Family Series XVIII: Patricia Lomas Family Series XIX: Maria A. Crouse Family Series XX: Leticia Salas Family Series XXI: Cynthia Quintanilla Family

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Index Terms

Persons
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Roasales, Raul G.
Silva, Nelda M.
Padilla, Connie
Allen, Sandra H.
Zarate, Maricelda
Gonzalez, Rosario
Gomez, Arminda
Glover, Amelia
Clasen, Milton G
Fuentes, Luis Jr.
Flores, Rosario C.
Cortez, Maria L. G.
Salinas, Maggie
Garza, Margie
Chapa, Rolando
Ramos, Alfonso
Rodriguez, Grace
Lomas, Patricia
Crouse, Maria A.
Salas, Leticia
Quintanilla, Cynthia
Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
John E. Conner Museum
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex.)
Subjects
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Americans

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