Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library 500 McKinney St. Julia Ideson Building, 2nd Floor Houston, TX, 77002 832-393-1665
March 31, 2009
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection
0.5 Linear feet
Materials are in English and Spanish.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains: Assorted newspapers, LULAC news, La Prensa, Enterprise of Beaumont, Caller from Corpus Christi, El Sol, photographs of the Minimum Wage March in 1966 and President John F. Kennedy's last night in Houston at a LULAC function at the Rice Hotel.
J. A. “Tony” Alvarez was a successful Houston businessman who became involved with the League of United Latin-American Citizens in 1965. By 1966, he had met with Vice-President Hubert Humphrey in Washington, D. C. regarding Mexican-American concerns and been named LULAC’s Man of the Year. Alvarez was instrumental in the planning of Project SER, a Latin-American jobs program. A PASO supporter, Alvarez also participated in the Minimum Wage March of 1966.
Alvarez, J. A. "Tony"
Hernandez, Alfred J., 1917-
Hispanic American civic leaders--Texas--Houston
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mexican American business enterprises--Texas--Houston
Mexican Americans--Societies, etc.
Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations
J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection. MSS 0228. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan in March, 2009.
RG E 21, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60