The Benson Latin American Collection

Eustasio Cepeda Papers, 1907-1987

Descriptive Summary

Creator Cepeda, Eustasio, 1887-1972
Title Eustasio Cepeda Papers
Dates: 1907-1987
Abstract Personal papers of Central Texas community activist Eustacio Cepeda (on microfilm and photocopies).
OCLC Record No. 23866797
Extent 1 reel microfilm and 40 leaves photocopies.
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Community activist in Austin, Texas, area. Born in Tamaulipas, Mexico, in 1887; emigrated to Texas in 1920. Active in Mexican American mutual aid societies and in organizations of Mexican nationals in Texas, Cepeda helped organize celebrations of Mexican holidays in Austin and was instrumental in getting a Mexican consul assigned to Austin.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of two series: 1. Eustasio Cepeda papers, and 2. María Guadalupe Ledesma papers.

Contains information about Cepeda and the Mexican American community in Central Texas from about 1919 until the 1950s. Includes correspondence and other documents relating to various organizations, including Sociedad Funeraria de Agricultores "Mariano Escobedo," Cruz Azul Mexicana in Texas, Confederación de Cámaras de Trabajadores Mexicanos en Norte América, Club Anahuac, and Comité Patriótico de las Fiestas Patrias. Some other correspondence relates to Cepeda's protests against discrimination, aid to Mexican nationals, and Mexican consular activities and presence in Texas. Also includes newsclippings, photographs, programs, patriotic pamphlets, poems, songs, and speech notes. A brief biographical sketch and notes by Cepeda's granddaughter, Guadalupe Ledesma, is also included.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

No photocopying allowed. Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Eustasio Cepeda Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Cepeda, Eustasio--Archives
Saldivar, J. T.
Club Anahuac (Austin, Tex.)
Comisión Honorífica Mexicana ‪(‬Austin, Tex.‪)
Comité Patriótico de las Fiestas Patrias ‪(‬Austin, Tex.‪)
Confederación de Trabajadores de México. Confederación de Cámaras de Trabajadores Mexicanos en Norte América. Local #7 (Austin, Tex.)
Sociedad Funeraria de Agricultores "Mariano Escobedo" (Creedmore, Tex.)
Mexican Americans--Civil rights--Texas
Fraternal organizations--Texas
Mexico--Anniversaries, etc.
Ledesma, María Guadalupe

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Eustasio Cepeda Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Eustacio Cepeda Papers, 1907-1987

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