The Benson Latin American Collection

José de la Luz Sáenz Papers, 1908-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sáenz, José de la Luz, 1888-1953
Title José de la Luz Sáenz Papers
Dates: 1908-1998
Abstract Personal papers of Mexican American soldier, teacher, and activist José de la Luz Sáenz. Sáenz was an early leader in the formation of LULAC and the author of Los méxico-americanos en la Gran Guerra y su contingente en pro de la democracia, la humanidad, y la justicia.
Accession No. 99-17, 99-18
OCLC Record No. 44071632
Extent 2.5 linear feet, 2 oversize boxes
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

José de la Luz Sáenz was born May 17, 1888, in Realitos, Duval County, Texas. He was one of eight children of Rosalío Sáenz and Cristina Hernández. Growing up in South Texas, José de la Luz heard stories of his indigenous ancestry from his father, from whom he inherited a strong feeling of pride in his heritage. In 1900 the Sáenz family moved to Alice, Texas, where José de la Luz graduated high school in 1908. After attending business college in San Antonio, Sáenz obtained his teacher's certificate and began his lifelong vocation as an educator in South Texas. He married María Petra Esparza in 1917, and together they were the parents of nine children: Adán, María de la Luz, Enrique, Evangelina, Eduardo, Eva Olivia, Cristina, Beatriz, and José de la Luz, Jr.

Following the entrance of the United States into World War I, Sáenz volunteered in 1918 for service in the armed forces. He served in the 360th Regiment Infantry of the 90th Division from Texas, stationed in France and occupied Germany. During his years in Europe, Sáenz kept a diary which was published in 1933 as Los méxico-americanos en la Gran Guerra y su contingente en pro de la democracia, la humanidad, y la justicia (San Antonio: Artes Gráficas). In his diary, Sáenz linked the American World War I "rhetoric of democracy" with the Mexican American struggle for civil rights. Upon his return from the war, Sáenz translated his experiences and sacrifices—and those of the many other American soldiers of Mexican descent—fighting for democracy into a movement for Mexican American civil rights in Texas. Sáenz had an early involvement in the establishment of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens. He was a member of the LULAC Board of Trustees between 1930 and 1932, and was president of the McAllen chapter in the 1930s. Through his numerous writings and his leadership in local activist organizations, Sáenz continued to battle discrimination.

During the Depression, Sáenz found work through the Federal Works Agency and continued his career as a teacher and school administrator in the South Texas towns of Moore, New Braunfels, Benavides, Premont, La Joya, Oilton, and Edinburg. United States involvement in World War II—and the participation of his own children in the war effort—brought renewed vigor to his belief that these contributions to the defense and promotion of American democracy made Mexican Americans deserving of equal legal and social treatment, and his writings and actions fighting discrimination demonstrate his continued leadership. Professor José de la Luz Sáenz died on April 12, 1953. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Source: "Fighting on Two Fronts: The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz and the Language of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement" by Emilio Zamora [draft]


Scope and Contents Note

Biographical materials, correspondence, literary productions, photographs, collected printed material and clippings, 1908-1998 (2.5 linear feet, 2 oversized boxes), document the life of World War I veteran, Mexican American civil rights activist, and educator José de la Luz Sáenz. Three subgroups are represented in the papers, the bulk belonging to Sáenz but also including the Sáenz family and other individuals.

Brief biographical materials include teaching certificates, education records, and military papers. Sáenz's correspondence, the largest series among the papers, reflects his professional, family, and activist concerns. Notable are his correspondence with local politicians and such Mexican American leaders as Alonso Perales, Carlos E. Castañeda, J.T. Canales, and newspaper editor Santos de la Paz. Much of the correspondence is with Sáenz's children around the time of World War II.

Professor Sáenz's literary productions concern mainly Mexican American civil rights issues and include published articles from South Texas papers including La Prensa (San Antonio), La Verdad and La Voz (Corpus Cristi), and the McAllen Evening Monitor, as well as La Revista Latino-Americana from San Diego. Works in manuscript form also include biographical material, translations, and his unpublished 1940 book length manuscript Realismo misterioso.

Subject files consist largely of scattered materials and clippings collected by Sáenz. The Memorial Parrochial School of Pharr and his own Sáenz Commercial Academy reflect Sáenz's vocation as an educator. Unique among these materials is a postcard book created by Sáenz containing numerous cards and narrative descriptions that he collected during his World War I military service in Europe.

Smaller subgroups of the papers include the Sáenz family, Alonso Perales, and Adela Sloss de Vento. Sáenz family papers largely include correpondence among the family members, as well as messages of condolence to Mrs. Sáenz following the death of her husband. Perales and Vento papers include brief correspondence and creative works concerning civil rights issues.


 

Arrangement

Arranged into three subgroups: José de la Luz Sáenz Papers, Sáenz Family Papers, and Other Individuals' Papers. The José de la Luz Sáenz subgroup is arranged in five series: Biographical, Correspondence, Literary Productions, Subject Files, and Oversized Materials.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sáenz, José de la Luz, 1888-1953.
Subjects (Organizations)
League of United Latin American Citizens.
Subjects
Mexican Americans--Civil rights--Texas.
World War, 1914-1918--Mexican Americans.
Teachers--Texas.
Other Authors
Perales, Alonso S., 1898-1960.
Sloss-Vento, Adela.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Josè de la Luz Sáenz Papers. Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

José de la Luz Sáenz Papers

box
1 Biographical, 1908-1954, n.d.
1
Teaching Certificates (3 items), 1914-1919

World War I Documents (26 items), 1918-1919

Education (6 items), 1938, n.d.

Employment (19 items), 1942-1950

“Short Diary” (3 pages), 1951

Miscellaneous Identification Cards (5 items), n.d.

“In Memoriam” by Gilberto Díaz (1 item), [1953]
2
57th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, TX, Citation (1 item), 1940

Various Legal-Style Documents (8 items), 1940-1952, n.d.
3
Banking Records (46 items), 1922-1953
4
Tax Records (38 items), 1922-1954
5
Receipts (31 items), 1943-1950, n.d.

Life Insurance (3 items), 1942

Miscellaneous Financial Documents (4 items), 1943-1950
6
Photographs, José de la Luz Sáenz and Family (24 items), [c.1908]-1948
7
Photographs, Various (21 items), 1908-1936
Correspondence, 1930-1953, n.d. [bulk 1940-1952]
box folder
1 8
Unknown
Letters from José de la Luz Sáenz, correspondent unknown:
“A few days ago I went to Oilton...” (1 item), n.d.
“Dear Editor” (1 item), 1952
“Mis Estimados Conraciales” (1 item), 1952
“My dear fellow associates” (1 item), n.d.
“Queridos mios” and “My dear ones” (2 items), 1946-1946
“Author” (1 item), 1945
[Death announcement, Anita Flores de Araguz] (1 item), 1942
“Luz querido hermano...” (1 item), n.d.
“Mr. Saenz, I am writing just a little...” (1 item), 1945
“Note. Dear Parents, We shall be glad to have your daughter...” (1 item), n.d.
9 “Adeline,” 1946
(1 item)
Alvarez, Father Angel, 1943-1944
(2 items)
American Legion, 1940-1944, n.d.
(9 items)
American Red Cross, 1944
(3 items)
Arbel-Chavarri, Manuel de, 1938-1940
(3 items)
Arredondo, José (Joe), 1943-1944
(3 items)
Associated Publishers of North America, 1941
(1 item)
Atascosa County, TX, Assessor and Collector, 1946
(1 item)
10 Bentsen, Lloyd M. Jr., 1950
(6 items)
Beckworth, Lindley, 1950
(1 item)
Bishops’ Committee for the Spanish Speaking, 1952
(1 item)
Bookman Associates, 1949-1950
(12 items)
Bradley, Margaret, 1948
(1 item)
Brook County, TX, School Board of Trustees, 1941
(1 item)
Brownsville, TX, Chamber of Commerce, 1941
(1 item)
Brownsville, TX, Immigration Office, 1943
(1 item)
Byrne Publishing Company, 1941-1942, n.d.
(12 items)
11 Caballera, Celeste, n.d.
(1 item)
Camacho, Ramiro, 1944
(1 item)
Canales, J.T., 1952-1952
(10 items)
Castañeda, Carlos E., 1946-1952
(4 items)
Chapa, David C., n.d.
(1 item)
Civilian Conservation Corps, Commanding Officer, n.d.
(1 item)
Contreras, Adán, 1952
(1 item)
Cook, Vannie E., 1945
(1 item)
The Crime Club, Publishers, 1945
(1 item)
Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1942
(1 item)
Cuéllar, Benjamin F. Sr., 1952
(1 item)
Daniel, Price, 1952
(1 item)
Díaz, Severo, n.d.
(1 item)
Díaz, Jesús V., 1948
(1 item)
Durán, Leo N., 1952
(1 item)
Dutton, E.P. & Co. [publishers], 1945
(2 items)
12 Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, 1942-1951
(4 items)
Edinburg, TX, Office of County Judge, 1943
(1 item)
Edinburg, TX, Sheriff’s Office, 1943
(1 item)
Editorial Polis, S.A., 1941-1942
(9 items)
Elizondo, Concepción (Concha?), 1949
(2 items)
Ellis, J.T. Jr., 1948
(1 item)
Emergency Education [organization], 1941
(1 item)
Escuela Normal Rural “Lauro Aguirre” de Tamatan, Tamps., 1947
(2 items)
Esparza, Gregoria, 1941
(1 item)
Esparza, Pedro F., 1943
(1 item)
13 Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1945
(1 item)
Felps, Jettie, 1942
(2 item)
Field, Mary M., 1942
(1 item)
Flores, P.M., 1952
(1 item)
Foreign Service [magazine], 1944
(1 item)
Fortuny’s Publishers, Inc., 1940-1942
(39 items)
(SEE ALSO: Milkman, Walter B.)
14 García, (?), 1925
(1 item)
García, Dominga S., 1947
(1 item)
Garza, Ancelmo, 1952
(1 item)
Garza, Gonzalo, 1952
(1 item)
Garza, Rebecca, 1944
(1 item)
“Gilberto,” 1952
(1 item)
Godines, F.B., 1946
(1 item)
González, F., 1952
(1 item)
González, Hesiquio N., 1952
(3 items)
González, Luis, 1950
(1 item)
The Gregg Publishing Company, 1944-1946
(3 items)
Grulla School Board, Grulla, TX, 1947
(1 item)
Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Company of Hammond, IN, 1951
(1 item)
Guerra, F. M. (Fidencio), 1943-1948
(5 items)
(SEE ALSO: Latin-American Business Men’s Club)
Guerra, Frank, 1952
(1 item)
Guerrero Amaya, Ezequiel (SEE: Escuela Normal Rural “Lauro Aguirre”)
Hammond, IN, Chamber of Commerce, 1947
(1 item)
Harper & Brothers [publishers], 1945
(2 items)
Hernández, Soledad T. de, 1951-1952
(2 items)
Hidalgo County, TX, Office of the County Clerk, 1944, n.d.
(2 items)
Hoey, Robert, 1936-1948
(2 items)
Home of the Holy Infancy, 1945
(1 item)
Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, 1941
(1 item)
15 Idar, Eduardo, Jr., 1947
(1 item)
The Inter-American., n.d.
(1 item)
Investors Syndicate of America, 1950
(1 item)
Investors Diversified Services, Inc., 1950
(4 items)
Jackson, Harley E., 1943
(1 item)
Jenkins, Walter, 1949
(1 item)
Jester, Beauford H., 1947
(2 item)
Johnson, Lyndon B., 1949-1950
(6 items)
Juan Diego Revista Mensual Guadalupana. [envelope only], n.d.
(1 item)
16 Kazen, Philip, 1948, n.d.
(3 items)
Kelley, Rogers, 1950
(1 item)
Kilgore, Joe. M., 1947-1952
(4 items)
Laidlaw Brothers Inc., 1948
(1 item)
Latin-American Business Men’s Club, n.d.
(1 item)
León, Tomás de, Jr., 1951
(1 item)
Leonard, Homer, 1941
(1 item)
(SEE ALSO: West, Milton H.)
Liberty [publishers], 1943
(1 item)
Librería “Mexico,” 1941
(1 item)
Little, Brown & Company, Publisher, 1940
(2 items)
Loftis Jewelry Company, 1943
(1 item)
Lone Star School-Book Depository, Inc., 1942-1945
(8 items)
López, Matías, 1952
(1 item)
Longoria, Eugenio, 1941
(1 item)
Luz y Fuerza de Reynosa, S.A., 1952
(2 item)
Lozano, Mr. & Mrs., 1952
(1 item)
17 Mancha, G., 1947
(1 item)
The Mangan Company, 1944
(1 item)
Martínez, Arnulfo S., 1947
(1 item)
McAllen City School Board, n.d.
(1 item) [2 drafts]
McAllen Citrus Association, 1944
(1 item)
Méndez, A., 1945
(1 item)
Méndez, Consuelo, 1946
(1 item)
Mendoza, M., 1952
(1 item)
The Messenger, n.d.
(1 item)
México, Consul General de, 1943-1944
(2 items)
Milkman, Walter B., 1942
(2 items)
Monrreal, Lucile Cruz, 1950
(1 item)
Montalvo, Poncaino [sic], 1942
(1 item)
Montero, F., 1936-1948, n.d.
(10 items)
Mora, Robert R., 1950
(1 item)
Múzquiz, Francisco (Frank), 1942-1948, n.d.
(5 items)
Naylor Publishing Co., 1950
(2 items)
Newsweek, 1944-1945
(2 items)
Noyola, John, 1952
(3 items)
box folder
2 1 Olano, M.A., 1945
(1 item)
O’Shea, Elena Zamora, 1946, n.d.
(2 items)
Oviedo, Telesforo, 1948, n.d.
(2 items)
Paz, Santos de la, 1950-1952
(9 items)
Peña, Genovevo, 1941
(1 item)
Perales, Alonso S., 1940-1952
(27 items)
Pérez, Melesio, 1945
(2 items)
La Prensa, 1943-1947
(2 items)
Putnam’s, G.P. & Sons, 1943
(2 items)
2 The Quarrie Corporation, 1946-1948
(2 items)
Ramírez, Father Agustín, 1942-1944
(4 items)
Ramos, Raymundo, 1948
(2 items)
Raymond, M.J., 1952
(1 item)
Records Indexing and Inventory Program, 1942
(2 items)
Remigius, Sister, 1944
(1 item)
Revell, Fleming H. Company Publishers, 1939-1943
(4 items)
Reyes, Ing. Cadelario [sic], 1947
(1 item)
Reyner, Gertrudis de, 1950
(1 item)
Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. Publishers, 1945
(1 item)
Richardson, Milton, 1950
(2 items)
Richardson Insurance Company, 1950
(1 item)
Riojas, Ralph, 1947
(1 item)
Ríos, Miguel, 1947
(1 item)
Rivera, Arminda, 1952
(1 item)
Roach-Fowler Company, Inc., 1942-1945
(3 items)
Rottenstein, Dr. Max, 1945
(1 item)
Roy Publishers, 1945
(1 item)
Rul, Elvira, 1948
(1 item)
3 Salinas, Valentín, n.d.
(1 item)
San Elizario Independent School District, 1951
(1 item)
Sánchez, Joe Ausencio, 1944
(2 items)
Shivers, Allen, 1950
(2 items)
Simon and Schuster, Inc. Publishers, 1945
(1 items)
Smith, Jeff D., 1937
(1 item)
Sociedad Católica Mutualista, 1947
(1 item)
Sociedad Mutualista Pablo L. Sidar, 1942
(1 item)
South-Western Publishing Co., 1941-1945
(8 items)
Spell, W.B. (SEE: Monrreal, Lucile Cruz)
Station Hospital, Camp Callan, San Diego, CA, 1944
(1 item)
Stephenson, Robert, Referee in Bankruptcy, 1942, n.d.
(3 items)
Sul Ross State Teachers College, 1946-1952
(7 items)
Swanson, Fred
(SEE: The Messenger)
4 Sáenz, Adán (“Mali”), 1941-1945, n.d.
(33 items)
5 Sáenz, Cristina (“Tita”), 1947-1948, n.d.
(34 items)
6 Sáenz, Eduardo (“Rongo”), 1942-1948, n.d.
(40 items)
7 Sáenz, Enrique (“Coico”), 1940-1947, n.d.
(42 items)
8 Sáenz, Eva Olivia ("Nena,""Lanie"), 1943-1946, n.d.
(52 items)
9 Sáenz, Evangelina (“Viche”), 1945-1947, n.d.
(9 items)
10 Sáenz, Beatriz (“Gerdis”), 1947-1948, n.d.
(3 items)
Sáenz, María ("Chata,""Beba"), 1947-1948, n.d.
(6 items)
Sáenz, J.G., 1944-1948, n.d.
(5 items)
Sáenz, Joe (“Bud”), 1953, n.d.
(3 items)
Sáenz, Teresa, 1944
(1 item)
11 T.S.T.A., 1946
(1 item)
Tamayo, Gregorio, 1947
(2 items)
"Ted," 1943
(1 item)
Texas. Relief Commission, 1934
(1 item)
Texas. State Board for Vocational Education, 1948
(5 items)
Texas. State Department of Education, 1943-1950, n.d.
(11 items)
Texas. State Department of Health, 1930-1946
(10 items)
Texas. Teacher Retirement System, 1946-1948
(4 items)
Texas College of Arts and Industries, 1947-1949
(4 items)
Texas Good Neighbor Commission, 1947
(2 items)
The Texas Outlook, 1946-1947
(4 items)
Texas State College for Women, 1947-1948
(5 items)
Texas State Teachers Association, 1941-1948, n.d.
(7 items)
Time Magazine, 1943-1944
(3 items)
Treviño, Fortino, 1941-1952
(6 items)
Trinity University, San Antonio, 1949
(1 items)
12 Unitarian Service Committee, 1948
(3 items)
United States. Civil Service Commission, 1941-1942
(2 items)
United States. Department of Commerce, 1950, n.d.
(2 items)
United States. Department of Justice, 1947, n.d.
(5 items)
United States. Employment Service, 1943-1944, n.d.
(4 items)
United States. Federal Security Agency, 1942, n.d.
(3 items)
United States. Federal Works Agency, 1941-1942
(25 items)
United States. International Boundary and Water Commission, 1949
(1 item)
United States. Navy, 1945, n.d.
(2 items)
United States. Office of Censorship, 1944, n.d.
(2 items)
United States. Post Office, n.d.
(1 item)
United States. Treasury Department, 1943-1947
(6 items)
United States. Veterans Administration, 1946-1953
(5 items)
United States. War Department, 1939-1945
(12 items)
University of San Antonio, 1938
(1 item)
Urbina, M.A., 1944
(2 items)
13 Valley Vitamins, Inc., 1944
(2 items)
(ON REVERSE: Office of Dependency Benefits, 7 Mar. 1944)
Valley Evening Monitor., 1941-1948
(5 items)
Vantage Press, Inc. Publishers, 1950
(7 items)
Vela, Armandina, 1948
(1 item)
Vela, Adolfo, 1946
(1 item)
Vento, Adela (Sloss de), 1948-1952, n.d.
(6 items)
La Verdad Publishing Company
(SEE: Paz, Santos de la.)
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1947
(1 item)
La Voz, 1948
(1 envelope)
14 West, Milton H., 1940-1942
(9 items)
(ON REVERSE of letter dated 14 March 1942: Leonard, Homer, 1942)
Wiener, Henry Burroughs, 1948
(1 item)
William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1945
(1 item)
Woodfin, Anna, 1941
(2 items)
Woods Implement Co., 1943
(1 item)
Ximenes, Waldo E., 1950
(1 item)
box
3 Literary Productions, 1911-1951, n.d.
Manuscripts
1 “A las sociedades,” 1928
(1p.)
“A los veteranos de mi raza de la Guerra Mundial o á sus deudos,” 1936
(1p.)
“A los veteranos de la Gran Guerra Mundial,” 1928
(1p.)
“A los veteranos y á los votantes de Texas,” 1946
(10pp.)
“American soldiers of Mexican extraction in World War No. One,” n.d.
(2pp.)
“Am. soldiers of Mex. Ext. in W.W.#2,” 1943
(1p.)
“Antes de dejar la tierra,” 1949
(4pp.)
“Arnoldo Diaz: ante sus restos que fueron traidos de Puerto Rico,” 1948
(3pp.)
“Attention World War veterans,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Atencion! veteranos de la guerra,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Blue stars, letters, photos, and bitter tears,” n.d.
(2pp.)
“Broche de la victoria,” 1946
(10pp.)
“El burlador de Sevilla,” n.d.
(13pp.)
“La Cámara de Comercio para el Condado de Zapata,” 1948
(2pp.)
“Chrisantemas: un capítulo de mi vida,” 1911
(17pp.)
“Cinco de Mayo,” 1945
(2pp.)
“Con el alma,” 1911
(3pp.)
“Consecuencias de las campañas politicas,” 1948
(2pp.)
“Conciudadanos,” 1928
(1pp.)
“Convención general de los American GI Forums en Corpus Christi,” 1949
(3pp.)
“Cuento de Navidad,” 1911
(2pp.)
2 “Deductive Americanism,” 1944
(6pp.)
“El discriminación racial,” n.s.
(6pp.)
“Does racial discrimination exist?” n.s.
(4pp.)
“Dolores y gozos de San José,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Dos almas que sufren,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Existe la discriminación racial en Texas,” 1948
(4pp.)
“Extravagant modernism,” n.d.
(2pp.)
“From the UGO series: Railway station,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Glosando lo que leemos en El Mañana,” 1951
(3pp.)
3 “Los héroes de nuestra raza que vuelven envueltos del silencio impenetrable, pero aún así nos hablan con una elocuencia insuperable,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Himno a San José,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Holocausto mudo,” 1943
(2pp.)
“Honremos la memoria de los nuestros,” 1928
(2pp.)
“How to designate people of Mexican extraction,” 1949
(4pp.)
“I am an American,” 1941
(3pp.)
“Legislation, representation, and racial discrimination,” 1947
(6pp.)
“Legislación, representación, y discriminación racial,” 1947
(4pp.)
“El Lic. Ramond censura el folleto ‘Los Mojados’,” 1951
(2pp.)
“Life of General Juan Nepomuceno Cortinas”by Elena Zamora O'Shea [translation], 1947
(10pp.)
4 "Life of Christ our savior; volume I” by Dr. Ramiro Camacho [translation], 1947
(100+pp.)
5 “Madre,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Mexico’s synarchist national union,” n.d.
(4pp.)
“Mi linaje azteca,” n.d.
(3pp.)
“Mi vocación,” n.d.
(7pp.)
“El monumento,” 1928
(2pp.)
“My old town,” n.d.
(2pp.)
“Los niños Católicos,” 1941
(2pp.)
“Noche de paz,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Nuestra obligación Méxicana” por Anna Woodfin [translation], 1941
(4pp.)
“Nuestro último recuerdo,” 1944
(4pp.)
“Numancia por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,” n.d.
(16pp.)
“Oración de San Francisco de Asis,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Our cultural mission to Victoria, Tamaulipas,” n.d.
(7pp.)
“Our gloss of the GI Forum convention,” n.d.
(16pp.)
6 “Panamericanismo por convicción o por conveniencia” by Philip A Kazen [translation], 1947
(13pp.)
“Pequeño incidente,” 1941
(2pp.)
“Por la educación de nuestros hijos,” 1927-1952
(6pp.)
“Porqué [sic] muchos no pagan el poll tax,” 1959[?]
(2pp.)
“Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Racial discrimination,” n.d.
(11pp.)
“Recordación,” 1952
(3pp.) (ON REVERSE: “Numancia”)
“Religión que he visto practicar,” 1943
(13pp.)
“Recordando la obra inmortal de un cura,” 1945
(4pp.)
“Respetable auditoro [sic],” 1928
(2pp.)
7 “Realismo misterioso,” 1940
(100pp.)
8 “Schools and school children of Mexican descent,” 1948
(4pp.)
“La segregación escolar en 1949,” 1948
(1p.)
“Short autobiographical sketch from ‘I’ by my myself [sic],” 1947
(6pp.)
“Soldado que vuelve con la paz de Díos,” 1948
(2pp.)
“Some of Herr Hitler’s notable lies,” 1943
(2pp.)
“Star, photos, letters, and bitter tears,” 1946
(5pp.) (SEE ALSO: “Blue star...”)
“The State Executive,” 1951
(7pp.)
“Supporting contents of our last August resolution in regard to prohibition of opening any other new saloon or beer garden on South 17th Street,” n.d.
(1p.)
“Unfair discrimination,” n.d.
(1p.)
“La unificación de los veteranos de nuestra raza,” 1945
(4pp.)
“Unidad local de veteranos,” n.d.
(4pp.)
“Veteranos y votantes de Texas,” 1946
(6pp.)
“Victoria sin laureles,” n.d.
(2pp.)
“La vida es sueño por Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca,” n.d.
(5pp.)
9 “Welcome address to Governors of Chihuahua...” 1949
(9pp.)
“The work of the state legislature,” 1951
(8pp.)
“Ya podeis maldecir a tu padre y a tu madre,” n.d.
(6pp.)
“Yo, Paula Chavez de Moreno...” n.d.
(8pp.)
“Zaragoza,” 1945
(5pp.)
10 Various Untitled
Letters to editors, 1947-1951
(7 items)
“Gentlemen...” 1945
(2pp.)
“Honorable concurrencia...” n.d.
(1p.)
“Ladies and gentlemen, fellow teachers, and students...” 1947
(1p.)
“Muchos de lo que vamos repitiendo lo hemos leído...” n.d.
(2pp.)
“My dear friends...” n.d.
(2pp.)
“Edward I, unlike his father...” n.d.
(1p.)
“Estamos aún distantes de la meta...” n.d.
(1p.)
“For 114 years Texas exploited...” n.d.
(1p.)
“Las palabras de la Sra.Kibbeal...” n.d.
(1p.)
“Livertad [sic]...” n.d.
(1p.)
“Mrs. Hibbe’s words...” n.d.
(1p.)
“No es la muerte...” n.d.
(1p.)
“No te cases...” 1944
(2pp.)
“Todos los pueblos que han habitado...” n.d.
(2 pp.)
“What is to admire...” n.d.
(2pp.)
11 Published Works
"About Pearl Harbor and Armistice Day" El Paso Times, 1952.
“Acerca de nuestro mismo problema,” El Eco, n.d.
“Antes de....” [fragments], 1949.
"Apuñaleando por la espalda," 1951.
“Cartas abiertas,” La Verdad, 1951.
“Changes for the better,” n.d.
“Democracia y libertad para muchos,” 1947.
“Un día para el Lic. José T. Canales,” Revista Latino Americano, vol. 4, no. 12
“Discurso pronunciado la noche del día 7 del presente en una muy concurrida asamblea en la ciudad de McAllen, Texas, por el Prof. J. Luz Sáenz,” La Verdad, 1949.
“En la Convención de Alice,” Revista Latino Americano, vol. 4, no. 11.
“La escuela laica ‘Vicente Lozano',” La Verdad, 1951.
“La ley contra la discriminación racial,” Revista Latino Americano, vol. 4, no. 9.
“¿Quién dará el primer paso?” La Verdad, 1949.
“Los vicios sobajan la posición social que merecen los México-americanos,” El Tiempo, 1951.
“Vigorosas frases de un viril luchador: la verdad,” n.d.
“La vuelta de un héroe,” El Mirador, 1944.
12 Notebooks, 1940-1949, n.d.
(6 items)
box
4 Subject Files
1 “Album de la Victoria”
(1 item)
American GI Forum
(6 items)
American School
(5 items)
American School of Photography
(1 item)
Bentsen for Congress Headquarters
(1 item)
Book of the Month Club
(1 item)
Book Supply Company
(1 item)
Bookman Associates
(2 items)
Brewster School
(5 items)
Byrne Publishing Company
(2 items)
2 Canales, J.T., “Juan N. Cortina: Bandit or Patriot?”
(1 item)
Catholic Conference on the Spanish Speaking People of Texas
(1 item)
Cavalry Guild “Valor Infinito de la Santa Misa”
(1 item) [2 copies]
Colegio Artes e Industrias Club Amado Nervo
(1 item) [2 copies]
Comité [unknown] Re: The Wet Back in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas”
(4 items)
Comité Ejecutivo Pro-Monumento
(1 item)
Comité Nacional Alemanista
(1 item)
Comité Pro-Mejoramiento Escolar
(1 item)
Dean W. Geer Company
(4 items)
Donohue, M.A. & Company
(1 item)
Ellis, J.T., Candidato al Congreso
(1 item)
Escuela Normal Rural “Lauro Aguirre”
(3 items)
Evans, C.E.
(1 item)
Fathers of the Holy Cross
(1 item)
Fauve, Adrian E., MD
(1 item)
Ferree, F. “Atención Mexicanos!”
(1 item) [2 copies]
Father Flanagan’s Boys Home
(1 item)
Farmacia Garza
(1 item)
García, Rafael; Garza, Abraham; Saenz, Jesús; Harms, Gilberto; and Macías, Aristeo [invitation to a dance]
(1 item)
González, Angelita
(1 item)
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas
(1 item)
3 Hidalgo County, Texas
(1 item)
Hidalgo School
(1 item)
Juan Diego [magazine]
(6 items)
“Junior High Graduation, January 14, 1944”
(1 item)
Kazen for Congress Club
(1 item)
Kazen, Philip A.
(1 item)
Laidlaw Brothers, Educational Publishers
(1 item)
League of United Latin-American Citizens
(5 items)
Lessenberry, D.D. [typing manual]
(1 item)
Lists of Names
(8 items)
List of Recommended Books in Spanish
(1 item)
Lozano, Raúl
(1 item)
L.R.G.V. Council
(1 item)
Mangan Company
(1 item)
Martínez, José Guadalupe Chapa
(1 item)
McAllen High
(2 items)
Montgomery Ward
(1 item)
National Council [Scouting]
(1 item)
National Republic Lettergram
(2 items)
4 Memorial Parrochial School
Correspondence, 1947
(11 items)
[Correspondence is among: J.R. Alamia, Father Jose M. Azpiazu, Jesús Cortes, Bishop Mariano .S. Garriga, and Fortino Godinez]
Constitution and By Laws, Pro Education Committee
5 Oilton Junior High
(1 item)
Pan American College
(1 item)
Pan American Optimist Club, San Antonio
(1 item)
Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
(3 items)
Patti Welder High School
(1 item)
Peniche López, Ricardo
(1 item)
Penrose, Neville G.
(1 item)
La Perla Barber Shop
(1 item)
Pittsburgh Typewriter & Supply Co.
(3 items)
Practical Drawing Company
(1 item)
“Program” [for award to A. Perales, and for musical performance]
(2 items)
"Programa," Festival Charro, Festival en el Estadio, 1946
(2 copies)
Quarrie Corporation (Lone Star News)
(3 items)
Revell, Fleming H. Company
(1 item)
Revista Latino-Americana
(1 item)
Rodríguez, Martin y Carolina
(1 item)
Rodríguez, Gustavo González
(1 item)
Rubank, Inc.
(1 item)
6 Sáenz Commercial Academy
Financial Documents, 1944-1945
(11 items)
Printed Material, 1944-1945, n.d.
(7 items)
Various, 1943, n.d.
(3 items)
[SEE ALSO: Correspondence: The Gregg Publishing Company; Lone Star School-Book Depository, Inc.; South-Western Publishing Co.]
7 Salinas, Fidencio
(1 item)
Scouting/Scoutmaster
(2 items)
Sociedad Católica Funeraria “San José”
(2 items)
Sociedades Católicas Mutualistas
(1 item)
Sociedad Gonzalitos [Cementario “La Piedad”]
(11 items)
Sociedad Mutualista Católica
(1 item)
Song Lyrics/Poems
(3 items)
Southwest Security Life Insurance Company, et al
(5 items)
Stenso
(2 items)
Sul Ross State College
(1 item)
Summer School of Catholic Action
(1 item)
Texas College of Arts and Industries
(1 item)
(SEE ALSO: Colegio Artes e Industrias)
Texas Legion Auxiliary
(2 items)
Texas State College for Women
(2 items)
8 Texas Pro-Human Relations Committee
Legal-Style Document
(1 item)
Printed Materials
(2 items)
[SEE ALSO: Correspondence, Unknown “Dear Editor,” 1952]
9 Unitarian Service Committee
(11 items)
United States. Civil Service Commission
(1 item)
United States. Congressional Record, 1948
(1 item)
United States. Department of Army
(5 items)
United States. Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics
(1 item)
United States. Office of Price Administration
(2 items)
United States. Treasury Department
(1 item)
United States. War Department
(8 items)
United States. Western District Court of Texas
(1 item)
U.S. School of Writing
(1 item)
Universidad [magazine]
(1 item)
University of Texas Laredo Club
(1 item)
Veterano (El) [magazine]
(1 item)
“When the child says ‘I won’t,’ what should you do?”
(2 items)
White Chickery, Shell City, MO
(1 item)
Whitemore, John J.
(1 item)
Wise, Wm. H. & Co.
(1 item)
Zapata County
(1 item)

10 Clippings [re: Sáenz, LULAC, and Mexican and Mexican-American issues]
box folder
5 1 Clippings [re: World War II]
2 Clippings [various]
3 Clippings.
Preservation photocopies of selected clippings from folder 4.10 and Scrapbook A. Selected based on José de la Luz Sáenz as author or subject.
box
6 Oversized Materials
Postcard Book, "Much of what I saw during the calamitous epoch of the World War, in America and in Europe," 1917-1919
box
7 Scrapbook A, [c.1950-1953]
[clippings re: the Valley region, Mexicans, and Mexican-Americans, including published works and letters by José de la Luz Sáenz]
Scrapbook B, [c.1933-1936]
[clippings re: the buildup of tensions prior to World War II]
Scrapbook C, [c.1941-1943]
[clippings re: World War II]



 

Sáenz Family, 1934-1998, n.d.

box folder
5 4 Unknown, Obras Salesianas de Don Bosco to "Muy recordado señor Sáenz," 1965
(1 item)
5 Sáenz, Adán, 1941-1975, n.d.
Biographical and Financial, 1975, n.d.
(3 items)
Correspondence, 1941-1945, n.d.
(7 items)
6 Sáenz, Beatríz, 1930-1947, n.d.
Biographical, 1930, n.d.
(4 items)
Letters Sent, 1947, n.d.
(2 items)
7 Sáenz, Cristina, 1947-1949, n.d.
Biographical and Financial, 1947-1949, n.d.
(8 items)
Correspondence, 1947-1948
(2 items)
8 Sáenz, Eduardo, 1942-1948, n.d.
Biographical, 1942-1943, n.d.
(15 items)
Financial and Legal-Style Documents, 1942-1945, n.d.
(8 items)
Correspondence, 1942-1948
(22 items)
Drawings, n.d.
(2 items)
9 Sáenz, Enrique, 1930-1946, n.d.
Biographical and Financial, 1930-1943, n.d.
(15 items)
Correspondence, 1941-1946
(19 items)
10 Sáenz, Eva Olivia, 1941-1945, n.d.
Biographical, 1943, n.d.
(6 items)
Financial Documents, 1943-1945
(6 items)
Printed Material, U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, n.d.
(6 items)
Correspondence, 1941-1945, n.d.
(15 items)
11 Sáenz, Evangelina, 1922-1947, n.d.
Biographical, 1922, n.d.
(3 items)
Financial and Legal-Style Documents, 1942-1947
(11 items)
Letters Sent, 1945, n.d.
(2 items)
12 Sáenz, José de la Luz Jr., 1944-1951, n.d.
Biographical, 1950-1951, n.d.
(10 items)
Letters Sent, 1944-1945
(2 items)
13 Sáenz, María de la Luz, 1944-1947, n.d.
Biographical and Financial, 1944-1947, n.d.
(7 items)
Letters Received, 1947
(4 items)
14 Sáenz, María Petra (Esparza), 1923-1959
Death Certificate, 1958
(1 item)
Financial Documents, 1923-1959
(20 items)
15 Letters Received, 1934-1953
(19 items)
16 Sáenz, Teresa, 1945-1998
Letters Sent, 1945-1998, n.d.
(3 items)



 
box
3 Other Individuals, 1940-1952, n.d.
box folder
5 17 Perales, Alonso S., 1948-1952, n.d.
Literary Production, “Un decidido defensor de nuestra raza en Texas en 1859,” n.d.
(2 pp)
Correspondence, 1948-1952
(9 items)
Bravo, Manuel B.
García, Dr. Hector
Rodríguez, C.A.
Rodríguez, Filiberto R.
Sánchez, George I.
Smith, Clyde
Vento, Adela
18 Vento, Adela (Sloss de), 1940-1951, n.d.
Literary Production
“Awakening of the real needs of our country and of America,” n.d.
(3pp)
“Carcel del Condado de Hidalgo,” 1940
(3pp)
Letters, 1951
(3 items)
García, Dr. Hector
Perales, Alonso S.
19 Various
Gómez, Andrés, n.d.
Certificado de Bautismo
(1 item)
González, Ernest, 1944
Letters
(2 items)
Lozano, Ed. G., 1944
Letters
(2 items)
Luna, Samuel Eusaquio, n.d.
Birth and Baptism Records
(2 items)
Ramírez García, Mrs. Pedro, n.d.
Letter
(1 item)