The Benson Latin American Collection

Oscar Martinez Papers, 1936-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator Martinez, Oscar
Title Oscar Martinez Papers
Dates: 1936-2009
Abstract
Accession No. 2012-21
OCLC Record No.
Extent 2 linear inches
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Awarding winning Texas Tejano musician and visual artist Oscar Martinez was born (January 3, 1934) and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He first established himself as a songwriter, trumpet player, and performer in the 1950s and went on record well known tunes such as "La Mala Cara," "El Gallo Copetón," and "El Tejano Enamorado." Martinez colaborated with other Tejano musicians such as Isidro Lopez, Freddie Martinez, and Leo Saenz, and spent much of his career touring to perform all over Texas. He also hosted a radio program on KCCT in Corpus. In 1999 Martinez was inducted into the Tejano Music Awards Hall of Fame.


Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains sheet music, compact discs, photographs, written works, calendars, and printed materials by and about Tejano musician Oscar Martinez.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Martinez, Oscar--Archives
Music--Texas
Tejano musicians

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Box and Folder Inventory

 


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1 The collection contains sheet music, compact discs, photographs, written works, calendars, and printed materials by and about Tejano musician Oscar Martínez.