The Benson Latin American Collection

Ramiro Sánchez Papers, 1973-1981

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sánchez, Ramiro, 1908-
Title: Ramiro Sánchez Papers
Dates: 1973-1981
Abstract: Photocopied personal papers of the Laredo, Texas, banker and historian.
OCLC Record No.: 24005975
Extent: 3 linear inches
Language: English and Spanish
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Banker and historian. Born Sept. 25, 1908, in Laredo, Texas, where he attended school and later worked for many years at the Laredo National Bank, serving as bank president from 1968 to 1973. Active in many community service and business organizations. Wrote on the history of Laredo.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists largely of copies of Sánchez' manuscripts; includes some ephemera and documents relating to Laredo, Texas, and Sánchez' activities. Contains a typescript of his Frontier odyssey: early life in a Texas Spanish town. Also includes several articles written for the Laredo Times, notes for lectures, unpublished articles, and a personal account of a vacation in Canada. Contains documents relating to Sánchez' investiture into the Order of Isabel la Católica and the declarations of sister city status for Laredo, Texas, and Laredo, Spain. A copy of a letter written by Sánchez to President Luis Echeverría of Mexico on the topic of international commerce in Laredo also appears.

Consists of two series: 1. Literary Productions and 2. Personal and Biographical Materials.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Ramiro Sánchez Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Sanchez, Ramiro, 1908-
Laredo (Tex.)--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Ramiro Sánchez Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Literary Productions

Box Folder
1 1 Frontier Odyssey: Early life in a Texas Spanish Town, 1981
2 Articles published in The Laredo Times, 1973-1982
3 Lectures and unpublished Articles, 1976-1981

Personal and Biographical

Box Folder
1 4 Letter to President Echeverria of Mexico, 1974
5 Sister City recognition for Laredo, Santander, Spain, 1978
6 Biographical and personal materials, 1979-1980