The Benson Latin American Collection

Order Sons of America (Council 5) Records, 1927

Descriptive Summary

Creator Order Sons of America. Council 5
Title Order Sons of America (Council 5) Records
Dates: 1927
Abstract Minutes and financial records from 1927 for the Alice, Texas organization that was a precursor of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
OCLC Record No. 23157056
Extent 24 leaves
Language Spanish and English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Mexican American social and civic organization, precursor of the League of United Latin American Citizens. The Alice, Texas, chapter ‪(‬Council 5‪)‬ was affiliated with the Order Sons of America ‪(‬Orden Hijos de América‪)‬, founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1921. The 1927 officers were Francisco ‪(‬Frank‪)‬ Pérez, president, and Manuel S. Gómez, secretary; Carlos García and Manuel Sáenz Escobar were vice-presidents.

Scope and Contents Note

Minutes and financial records for the Alice, Texas, chapter of Order Sons of America, entries dated February through September, 1927. Fund-raising efforts, membership policies, and public schools were discussed at meetings. Members from other chapters attended meetings, and the issues of discrimination against Mexican Americans and of Spanish instruction in the schools were raised. Minutes were taken by Manuel S. Gómez or Juan H. Vela and signed by Francisco Pérez.


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Index Terms

The Order Sons of America (Council 5) Records are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Garrote Pérez, Francisco
Order Sons of America. Council 5--Archives
Mexican Americans--Texas--Alice
Public schools--Texas--Alice

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Cite as: Order Sons of America (Council 5) Records, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Order Sons of America (Council 5) Records, 1927

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