The Benson Latin American Collection

Orozco Family Papers, 1976-

Descriptive Summary

Creator Orozco, Cynthia, 1958-
Title Orozco Family Papers
Dates: 1976-
Abstract Family papers collected by writer and educator Cynthia Orozco document the active Mexican American Orozco family.
OCLC Record No. 24321962
Extent 7 linear inches
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Mexican American family from Cuero, Texas. Aurora Estrada Orozco and her four daughters, María Teresa, Sylvia, Irma, and Cynthia, have been active in the fields of art, politics, journalism, and historical research.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of letters, manuscripts, resumés, publications, handbills, newspapers, posters and programs relating to members of the Orozco family or their activities from the 1970s. The bulk of the material reflects the interests and activities of Cynthia Orozco. Contains letters, articles, press releases, clippings, handbills and posters relating to Chicano student activism at the University of Texas and elsewhere, Chicano cultural events in Austin, Texas, feminist issues, and political campaigns. Some programs, publications, and posters reflect the activities of María Teresa, Irma, and Sylvia Orozco. Several issues of Para la gente, and Austin paper edited by Irma which supported the Raza Unidad Party, are included. Also contains a resumé for and writings by Aurora Estrada Orozco.

Organized in six series: 1. Orozco family, 2. Aurora Estrada Orozco, 3. Cynthia Orozco, 4. Irma Estella Orozco, 5. María Teresa Orozco, and 6. Sylvia Orozco. Container list available.


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Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Orozco Family Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Orozco, Aurora Estrada
Orozco, Cynthia, 1958-
Gutierrez, Armando
University of Texas. Chicano Culture Committee
University of Texas at Austin. Center for Mexican American Studies
Tejas Chicano Student Conference (1979 : Austin, Tex.)
Mexican American students--Southwest, New
Mexican American students--Texas--Austin
Mexican American women--Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Box and Folder Inventory


Orozco Family Papers, 1976-

Container list available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.