This special collection includes over 100 collections of papers and photographs representing the contributions of Hispanics in every industry and their experience in the Bayou City. These archival records, coupled with first-hand accounts captured via oral history offer a rich account of the Hispanic experience in Houston. Materials range in date from 1703 to the present, with the bulk of the material covering the 1920s through the 1980s. Within these collections are a significant number of materials about early Houston mutualistas (mutual aid societies), big band, Tejano, and Chicano music, the Mexican American experience during World War II, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
Learn more about the other Hispanic Archival Collections housed at the Houston History Research Center.