The Benson Latin American Collection

Ramsey and Albina Pina Muñiz Papers, 1971-1977

Descriptive Summary

Creator Muñiz, Ramsey, 1942-
Title Ramsey and Albina Muñiz Papers
Dates: 1971-1977
Abstract Reflects the activities of Ramsey and Albina (Abbie) Pina Muñiz during and after the 1972 and 1974 campaigns for governor.
OCLC Record No. 24005956
Extent 1.5 linear feet, 1 scrapbook
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Lawyer and gubernatorial candidate for the Texas Raza Unida Party. Ramiro "Ramsey" Muñiz was born on December 13, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Attended Baylor University where he received B.A. and LL.D. degrees. Worked as director of the Urban Community Development Corporation in Waco. Ran for governor of Texas on the Raza Unida Party ticket in 1972 and 1974. Was practicing law in Corpus Christi in 1976 when he was arrested on drug charges. Albina (Abbie) Pina, a native of McAllen, Texas, was married to Ramsey Muñiz from 1966 to 1980. Educator and administrator of bilingual education programs, she earned a B.A. from Texas A & I University and M.Ed. from Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio. She was active in Ramsey Muñiz' campaigns.

Scope and Contents Note

The Ramsey and Albina Muñiz papers are orghanized in to two series, the Rasmey Muñiz papers and audio-visual materials. Items found here include Speeches, by both Albina and Ramsey, letters, photographs, memos, correspondence, campaign literature, and both film and videotapes. Also included is information on the Ramsey Muñiz Legal Defense Fund and the Committee for the Re-Eelection of the President.


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Index Terms

The Ramsey and Albina Pina Muñiz Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Committee for the Re-Election of the President
Mexican Americans--Texas--Politics and Government
Muñiz, Ramsey, 1942-
Pina, Abbie
Raza Unida Party (Tex.)
Raza Unida Party (U.S.)--Congresses
Other Authors
Pina, Abbie

Related Material

Additional information dealing Ramsey and Albina Muñiz can be found in the Raza Unida Party Collection, also located at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Ramsey and Albina Pina Muñiz Papers, 1971-1977, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Ramsey Muñiz Papers

1 1974 Gubernatorial Campaign
1 Campaign Speeches, Addresses, Notes, Agreement for Political Broadcasts, 1974
2 Texas School Finance: a Basic Primer
3 Campaign Speeches and Notes, 1974
4 Campaign Speeches, Notes, Press Releases, Letters, Newsclippings, 1974
5 Miscellaneous, 1974
6 Campaign Speeches, 1974
7 Press Releases, 1974
8 Speeches, Notes, 1974
9 Speeches and Campaign Schedule
10 Speeches, Notes, Newsclippings and Press Release, 1974
11 Newsclips, 1974
12 La Raza Unida Documents, 1971, 1972
13 Reies Lopez Tijerina Documents; Alfred Hernandez Documents, 1972
14 Bebe Rebozo-Celo Moreno Documents, 1972
15 Raza Unida: Address List; Political Party Structure Outline
16 Miscellaneous
17 Ramsey Muñiz Legal Defense Fund: Mailing List, Correspondence, 1977
18 Ramsey Muñiz Legal Defense Fund Stationary
19 Memorabilia
20 Scrapbook -- Loose Contents, 1972
21 Scrapbook Contents--Part 1, 1974
22 Scrapbook Contents--Part 2


Audio-Visual Materials

2 Videotape and Film--Pt. 1
Large Reel 13": 1972 La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso.
7" reel: #3 Ramsey Muñiz. (Muñiz at PAU)
7" reel: (#5)(Muñiz at PAU)
4.75" reel
Videotape: La Raza Unida El Paso Convention. Part I. Copy by Galan Productions of 2" Videotape.
Videotape: La Raza Unida El Paso Convention. Part II. Copy by Galan Productions of 2" Videotape.
Videotape: Ramsey Muñiz dubs from 2--16mm films.
3 Videotape and Film--Pt.2
Large reel (6 1/2" diam.) 78v Sb 8000 L3. (film 2" wide)
7" reel: #1 Ruis, Gonzales, Gutiérrez (No Subject)
7" reel: #2 La Raza El Paso Conv. '72 (Muñiz/Tijerina - Mass at Coliseum)
7" reel: #4 Delegates. La Raza. El Paso '72 (Coliseum Misc.).