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J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection

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J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection MSS.0228

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
500 McKinney St.
Julia Ideson Building, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX, 77002
832-393-1665

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-11-03T14:43-0500
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
Title: J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1965-1966
Dates: 1963-1970
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet
Identification: MSS.0228
LanguageMaterials 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.


Biographical Note

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.


Index Terms

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.
Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston
Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Collection. MSS 0228. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan in March, 2009.


Related Material

RG E 21, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60


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