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Descriptive Summary

Administrative History of LULAC

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Oral Histories

LULAC National Conventions

Other

The Benson Latin American Collection

Guide to the Collections in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Archives

Part 3: Audio Collections



Descriptive Summary

Creator League of United Latin American Citizens
Title Part 3: Audio Collections
Dates: 1981-1983
Abstract Oral histories, recordings of LULAC conventions, and other audio recordings related to the history of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
OCLC Record No. 23171030
Extent 20 cassette tapes, 1 audio reel, 26 compact discs (CDs)
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History of LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential organizations representing the voice of Hispanics in the United States. LULAC was formed in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the merger of three Mexican American civic organizations: the Corpus Christi chapter of the Order Sons of America, the Order Knights of America of San Antonio, and the League of Latin American Citizens of South Texas. LULAC has worked consistently and effectively in advocating equal opportunity for Hispanics in government, law, education, and business.

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Scope and Contents Note

Oral histories, recordings of LULAC conventions, and other audio recordings related to the history of the League of United Latin American Citizens, produced by Elvira Chavaria of the Benson Latin American Collection between 1981 and 1983. Oral histories include interviews with past LULAC National Presidents M.C. Gonzalez, Oscar Laurel, Jose Maldonado, Alberto Ornelas, and Lalo Solis. Conference recordings include opening ceremonies and immigration symposiums from the 52nd and 53rd National Conventions. Other tapes include speeches or presentations by Rubén Bonilla and Vilma Martinez, among others.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Garza, Ben
Gonzales, Manuel C.
Laurel, Oscar
Maldonado, Jose.
Solis, Lalo.
Bonilla, Rubén, 1946-
League of United Latin American Citizens.
Mexican Americans--Civil rights.
Document Types
Sound recordings.
Oral histories.

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Related Material

See also Guide to the Collections in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Archives Part 1: Presidential Papers Project, and Guide to the Collections in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Archives Part 2: General Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Archives, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Oral Histories

The original recordings are held in audio cassette tape format still maintained by the Benson Collection, but access is through compact disks (CDs) created for preservation purposes. For any questions contact the Benson Collection Archivist.
Access the recordings through the compact disc (CD) access copy in Box 1A.
Box Audio
1 1a-b Garza, Adelaida (Mrs. Ben Garza). "Talk with Mrs. Ben Garza and Family," Corpus Christi, 1981 March 08
[2 CDs (1 cassette)]
Interview by Elvira Chavaria on subjects of LULAC and Ben Garza.
2 Gonzalez, Manuel C. "Talk with M.C. Gonzalez re: LULAC," San Antonio, 1981 June 07
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
3a-b Laurel, Oscar. "Interview with Oscar Laurel, past LULAC president (1955-1956) re: LULAC," Laredo, 1981 March 09
[2 CDs (1 cassette)]
4-6 Maldonado, Jose. "Jose Maldonado, LULAC President," N.p., undated
[3 CDs (3 cassettes)]
7a-b Ornelas, Roberto. "Interview with Roberto Ornelas, 1968-1970 LULAC National President," Boerne, Texas, 1981 June 06
[2 CDs (1 cassette)]
8-9 Solis, Lalo. "Interview with Lalo Solis on San Antonio politics and Henry B. Gonzalez," San Antonio, 1980 October 06
[2 CDs (2 cassettes)]

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LULAC National Conventions

The original recordings are held in audio cassette tape format still maintained by the Benson Collection, but access is through compact disks (CDs) created for preservation purposes. For any questions contact the Benson Collection Archivist.
Access the recordings through the compact disc (CD) access copy in Box 1A.
Box
1 52nd National LULAC Convention, Albuquerque, N.M., 1981 June 18
10 Official Convention Opening, Keynote Speaker: Jerry Apodaca, former governor of New Mexico, 1981 June 18
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
11 Official Convention Opening, Luncheon Keynote Speaker: George H.W. Bush, Vice President of the United States, 1981 June 18
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
12 Beginning Press Conference, Ruben Bonilla presiding, 1981 June 17
[1 CD (1 cassette)
1. Political development of Hispanics, 2. Overview of Reagan's Economic Recovery Plan and its Impact on Hispanics, 3. Roll of private sector under new federalization, and 4. Nestle Company products boycott.
13 Immigration Symposium, 1981 June 19
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
Rick Swartz, Moderator; PHyllis Eisen (APG); Roger Conner, Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform; Estevan Flores, Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico.
53rd Annual LULAC Convention, San Antonio, 1982 July
14 Opening Ceremony, 1982 July 01
[1 CD (1 cassette)
15a-b;16 "Immigration: The Hispanic Challenge," 1982 July 02.
[3 CDs (2 cassettes)]
Speakers: Alan K. Simpson, Romano L. Mazzoli, Diego Asencio, Antonia Hernandez, Rick Swartz, Phylis Eisen, and Walter Mondale (on cassette 2).

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Other

The original recordings are held in audio cassette tape format still maintained by the Benson Collection, but access is through compact disks (CDs) created for preservation purposes. For any questions contact the Benson Collection Archivist.
Access the recordings through the compact disc (CD) access copy in Box 1A.
Box Audio
1 17 Bonilla, Ruben. Press Conference before LULAC National Board Meeting, Austin, 1981 March 5-7
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
Issues Impacting the Hispanic Community: Bilingual education, voting rights/reapportionment, immigration, President's economic recovery program.
18a-b Chicanos and the Law Symposium, Austin, 1981 March 28
[2 CDs (1 cassette)]
Vilma Martinez, "Current Legal Issues: Our Responsibility to Members of the Profession; and Ruben Bonilla, "Current Political Issues: Our Responsibility to the Community."
19 Bonilla, Ruben. Keynote address at LULAC Texas State Convention, Dallas, 1981 May 16
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
20 Official LULAC Week Luncheon, Bradford Hotel, Austin, 1983 February 17
[1 CD (1 cassette)]
21 Solis, John, 1972 September 14
1 audio reel
On September 14, 1972, Nacho Campos and Emilio Zamora interviewed John Solis of San Antonio, Texas (member of Order Sons of America and LULAC) at the University of Texas at Austin. Emilio Zamora is a UT Austin History professor.

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