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[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Oral History Interview with Ruben Bonilla, June 28, 2016

Description: Ruben Bonilla is an attorney in Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of The University of Texas (B.A.) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) Admitted to the State Bar in 1971, he advocated for the Mexican American community with such groups as LULAC, the American G.I. Forum and the Texas Mexican-American Democrats. In his interview, he recounted his role as LULAC national president and civic leader.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bonilla, Ruben
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lionel Lopez, June 21, 2016

Description: Lionel Lopez is a retired firefighter and resident of Corpus Christi, Texas. He and his wife Juanita founded the South Texas Colonia Initiative, Inc, an organization that provides information and services to people in Colonias, communities in South Texas that often lack basic living necessities.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Lopez, Lionel; Acuna-Gurrola, Moises & Wall, James
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Becky Moeller, June 10, 2016

Description: Interview with Becky Moeller, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In her interview, Moeller gives an overview of the labor movement & her prominent role in it. She covers her early life, working and becoming an union activist, labor unions and segregation, women's rights and gender equality, and the local political environment of Corpus Christi.
Date: June 10, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Wall, James & Moeller, Becky
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Tony Diaz, June 23, 2016

Description: Tony Diaz is a former assistant superintendent of the Corpus Christi Independent School District and was elected to the Corpus Christi school board in 2014. In his interview, Mr. Diaz gives an overview of personal history of childhood in the Valley and educational career in Corpus Christi. He and his wife Bessie remain active in the Corpus Christi area as education advocates.
Date: June 23, 2016
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Diaz, Tony
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Daniel Noyola on June 15, 2016.

Description: During his 44 year career, Daniel Noyola worked as an educator, coach and administrator for the Corpus Christi and West Oso independent school districts. Noyola spent 26 years of his career at West Oso ISD and 18 years at Corpus Christi ISD. Noyola grew up in West Oso's Molina neighborhood.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Noyola, Daniel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Arnold Gonzalez, June 19, 2016

Description: Arnold Gonzales is an educator, former state legislator, assistant state land commissioner, Corpus Christi city councilman, and Navy veteran. He graduated from Ray High School and earned a degree in art from Texas A&M Kingsville and taught art in middle school. He won a Mott Fellowship and earned a Masters' and PhD from the University of Michigan. In his interview, he talked quite a bit about his history as a politician in Corpus Christi.
Date: June 19, 2016
Creator: Moisés Acuña-Gurrola; James Wall & Arnold Gonzales
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library