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Oral History Interview with Antonio Orendain, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Antonio Orendain, civil rights activist and founder of the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), from McAllen, Texas. In the interview, Orendain discusses his childhood and family background, working with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the National Farm Workers Association in California, migrant farm workers, founding the TFWU, and his long career as a labor activist.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Orendain, Antonio & Enriquez, Sandra
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[Aerial Photograph of Southwest Edinburg between 2nd Street and US 281]

Description: Photograph of southwest Edinburg, Texas taken as part of an agricultural survey. This aerial image includes the Edinburg Canal and the South Pacific Railroad roughly bordered by McColl Road (on the left), U.S. 281 (on the right), and Alberta Road (on the bottom). Various plots of land are labeled in red with coded numbers. Identified landmarks include: King's Lake and the Sale Barn.
Date: November 4, 1968
Creator: Aeroflex Corporation. Robinson Aerial Surveys Division.
Partner: McAllen Public Library

Oral History Interview with Antonio Orendain, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Antonio Orendain, civil rights activist and founder of the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), from McAllen, Texas. In the interview, Orendain discusses his childhood and family background, working with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the National Farm Workers Association in California, migrant farm workers, founding the TFWU, and his long career as a labor activist.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra & Orendain, Antonio
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[IMAGE de Tejas employment conference form - 1977]

Description: IMAGE de Tejas employment conference form. The full title is Employment Conference for Mexican Americans and Other Spanish Speaking People Interested in Government Employment. Includes information about the organization, a conference schedule, and registration form. The conference was to be held in McAllen, Texas at the Hilton Inn on December 17-18, 1977.
Date: 1977
Creator: IMAGE de Tejas
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[IMAGE de Tejas banquet program - 1977-12-17]

Description: IMAGE de Tejas: A National Organization Concerned with Government Employment for Hispanics banquet program, dated Saturday, December 17, 1977. Installation banquet honoring charter officers and members of Brownsville and McAllen chapters, held at the Hilton Inn Ballroom at McAllen, Texas with Attorney General John L. Hill as the keynote speaker.
Date: December 17, 1977
Creator: IMAGE de Tejas
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Edited speech by John J. Herrera introducing Attorney General John L. Hilll - 1977-12-17]

Description: Edited speech by John J. Herrera delivered on December 17, 1977, on behalf of Honorable John L. Hill, candidate for governor of Texas. The speech serves to promote the candidate as well as introduce Hill as the keynote speaker and includes handwritten edits by Herrera.
Date: December 17, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Speech introducing John Hill - 1977-12-17]

Description: Copy of a speech by John J. Herrera delivered on December 17, 1977, on behalf of Honorable John L. Hill, candidate for governor of Texas. The speech serves to promote the candidate as well as introduce Hill as the keynote speaker.
Date: December 17, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Aerial View of McAllen]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of downtown McAllen, Texas, looking west. Main Street is at the bottom of the photo. Many cars are parked in parking lots, or on the sides of streets, while others drive down the road.
Date: 196u
Partner: McAllen Public Library

[McAllen, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the McAllen, Texas fire department. The wedge-shaped patch has a white background and amber edging. A small house with two palm trees behind it is integrated into the red M of "McAllen Fire Department." "The City of Palms" is written in green near the top of the patch.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

McAllen 1919 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

McAllen 1919 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

McAllen 1919 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

McAllen 1919 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History