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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Oversized Posters

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Hispanic Student Society:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1978-2006, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hispanic Student Society
Title: Hispanic Student Society Records,
Dates: 1978-2006
Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to the activies of the Hispanic Student Society of Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 208.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

In 1964, the Mexican-American organization of Los Tertulianos, which means "the Social Gatherers," became Texas Tech University’s first student organization composed of minority students. Socializing was a key element of their daily routine, as was encouraging, supporting and embracing their individual quest for a college degree. A natural progression of their life at an academic institution, the association promoted the importance of education, spoke out on social causes and left a legacy for others to emulate.

By the early 1970s, Los Tertulianos had assimilated and yet maintained an independent voice. They participated in intramural sports, handcrafted Homecoming floats (their entry won the 1967 Sweepstakes Award,) sponsored a Homecoming Queen, and held an educational seminar for Mexican-American high school students. Change in the status quo is never easy and some viewed them as militant. Undaunted, the organization continued maturing and with each new class, new challenges were faced.

At some point the association lost focus and in 1980, the students refocused and became more active on the social issues front. They renamed the organization the United Mexican-American Students (UMAS.) Like the rising Phoenix, this rebirth signaled resurgence in their quest for knowledge of self and heritage. UMAS maintained a foothold on the traditional collegiate experience tempered with a palatable Mexican-American flair.

Their strength was viewed as a liability by the next generation of Mexican-Americans students. They decided to remake the group in their own image and created the Hispanic Student Society (HSS). HSS continues to promote education, find avenues of academic support and contribute to our community.

Short biography written by Daniel Sanchez, Oral Historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains details of the association's activities, including financial materials, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, membership rosters, oversized posters, one scrapbook, and photographs.

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Organization

The materials are organized into two series: manuscripts and oversized posters.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Hispanic Student Society
Subjects
Texas Tech University--Students
Texas Tech University--Students--Societies, etc.

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Related Material

Bidal Aguero Papers, 1949-1988 and undated (TTU Student Organizations. 1969-1975: Box 5 Folders 35-41)

Bidal Aguero oral history interiview [sound recording], 1976

Bidal Aguero oral history interiview [sound recording], 1998

Fidela De Lira Lara oral history interiview [sound recording], 2009

Noe Lara oral history interiview [sound recording], 2009

Maria Rivas oral history interiview [sound recording], 2010

Texas Tech: Mexican American Student Organizations reference file

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hispanic Student Society Records, 1978-2006, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2006-0112-B

Gifts, 1998 and 2006

Processed by

Elizabeth Johnston Vasquez, 1998

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Artwork, 1991 and undated
2 Annual Activities, 1984-1985
3 Annual Activities, 1985-1986
4 Annual Activities, 1986-1987
5 Annual Activities, 1987-1988
6 Annual Activities, 1988-1989
7 Annual Activities, 1993-1994
8 Annual Activities, 1993-1994
9 Annual Activities, 1995-1996
10 Annual Activities, 1995-1996
11 Annual Activities, 1997
12 Annual Activities (includes 10 CDs), 2006
13 Blank Forms, undated
14 Budget, 1991-1992
15 Calendars, 1989-1990
16 Culture Week, 1988-1991
17 Culture Week, 1996
18 Election Ballots, 1993-1994
19 Guest Speakers Catalogs, 1996 and undated
20 Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week, 1986-1996
21 Logos, undated
22 Meeting Minutes, 1995
23 Memberships, 1991-1992
24 Minutes, Agendas, and Calendars, 1993
25 Minutes, Agendas and Notes, 1993-1994
26 Newspaper Articles, 1986-1995
27 Office Space Proposal, Fall 1992
28 Photographs
Scrapbook items, 116 color prints (4 x 5), 1994 and undated
Unlabeled, 144 color prints (4 x 6), undated
Unlabeled, 76 color negatives, undated
box folder
1 29 Press Releases, 1992-1993 undated
30 Publicity, 1989-1993
31 Publicity Material, undated
32 Publicity Committee, 1993-1994
33 Rosters, 1993
34 Scrapbook, undated
35 Treasurer: Bank Deposits and Checks, 1988-1989

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Oversized Posters

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1 Our Culture: Mexican-American Week, Events Calendar Poster (1 copy), April 3-9, 1978
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2 Hispanic Student Society: Hispanic Culture Awareness Week, Events Calendar Poster (1 copy), April 26-May 2, 1993
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3 Mexican American Fiesta Banquet Poster (1 copy), April 10, 1981
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4 Mexican American Awareness Week: UMAS Fiesta Banquet Poster, Keynote Speaker Tony Bonilla (1 copy), 1982
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5 United and Progressing: Mexican American Awareness Week Poster (1 copy), April 18, 1980
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6 The Future is Now: Hispanic Culture Week, Events Calendar Poster (3 copies), April 24-27, 1978
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7 Hispanic Culture Week, Events Calendar Poster (1 copy), April 1-5, 1986
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8 Voices: A Mexican American Perspective, Mexican American Awareness Week, Events Calendar Poster (1 copy), April 7-13, 1984
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9 Coca Cola, Texas Tech University Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week, Events Calendar Poster (1 copy), 1995
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10 West Texas Fiestas del Llano Poster (2 copies), undated
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11 Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week, Events Calendar Poster (2 copies), 1990
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12 Texas Tech University Proclamation for Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week (1 copy), April 23, 1991

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