The Benson Latin American Collection

Edmundo Mireles Papers, 1940-1971

Descriptive Summary

Creator Mireles, E. E. (Edmundo Eduardo), 1905-1987
Title Edmundo Mireles Papers
Dates: 1940-1971
Abstract Professional papers of educator E.E. Mireles include publications, photographs, and collected material.
OCLC Record No. 23036519
Extent 9 in.
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Educator E.E. Mireles initiated teaching of the Spanish language to elementary grades in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the 1940s. Born Edmundo Eduardo Mireles (Nov. 20, 1905) in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico; spent his childhood in Mexico and San Antonio, Texas. Graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1931, taught in San Antonio and Del Rio before moving to Corpus Christi in 1939. Started Spanish program for grade school children in 1940; also active in setting up programs for adult education and summer programs to teach English to pre-schoolers. Leader in local LULAC chapter and other organizations. Co-authored several Spanish textbooks and teaching guides. Died Mar. 17, 1987.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of three series: 1. Organizations and activities; 2. Publications; 3. Photographs. Organizations and activities consist of subseries a. Educational programs; b. Community and public service organizations; c. Radio programs; d. Political activities. Reflects educational, community, and political activities of Mireles. Consists of correspondence, reports, curriculum plans, clippings, leaflets, newspapers, teachers' guides, and textbooks. Deals with beginnings of grade-school Spanish instruction in the Corpus Christi Independent School District, summer English programs for Spanish-speaking children, adult education, and Mireles' community and political activities. Includes seven Spanish textbooks co-authored by Mireles, his wife Jovita González Mireles, and school superintendent Roy Fisher, and several teaching guides.

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Index Terms

The Edmundo Mireles Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Mireles, E. E. (Edmundo Eduardo), 1905-1987--Archives
Corpus Christi Independent School District
League of United Latin American Citizens
Adult education--Texas--Corpus Christi
English language--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Mexican American students
Head Start programs--Texas--Corpus Christi
Mexican Americans--Texas
Spanish language--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Texas
Mireles, Jovita González, 1904-1983
Fisher, Roy B.

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

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Edmundo Mireles Papers, 1940-1971

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