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Hidalgo County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hidalgo County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:355,555] (4000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1911
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas (Hidalgo County): Mission Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Hidalgo County, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads, ranches, and landmarks, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1941
Creator: Marshall, R. B.; Tatum, Sledge; Davis, E. P. & Seitz, R. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo, July 3, 2015

Description: Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo. Billy Leo is the former mayor of La Joya, Texas. Filomena Leo was an educator for over 30 years and retired as the Superintendent of Schools for La Joya ISD. Mr. and Mrs. Leo discuss their experiences with politics and community leadership in South Texas. Mr. Leo discusses his father, Leo J. Leo's political career.
Date: July 3, 2015
Creator: Leo, Billy; Leo, Filomena; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Jaime Garza, July 2, 2015

Description: Interview with Jaime Garza, civil rights activist from Mercedes, Texas. In his interview, Garza discusses his early life, education, activism, the Raza Unida Party and El Colegio Jacinto Trevino, the Brown Berets, the Chicano movement in Texas, and riots in Pharr, Texas in 1971.
Date: July 2, 2015
Creator: Garza, Jaime; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Juanita Valdez-Cox, June 17, 2015

Description: Interview with Juanita Valdez-Cox, a non-profit community organizer from San Juan, Texas. In her interview, Valdez-Cox discusses racial discrimination in the Rio Grande Valley, work with migrant children, the farm workers' movement in Texas, labor organizing, and community organizations.
Date: June 17, 2015
Creator: Valdez-Cox, Juanita; Gutierrez, Jose Angel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett 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: Orendain, Antonio & Enriquez, Sandra
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ruben Rosales, June 23, 2015

Description: Interview with Ruben Rosales from Pharr, TX. In the interview, Rosales discusses his childhood, military service, experiences with segregation and discrimination, the Pharr riot of 1971 and its' aftermath, police brutality, the Chicano movement, and politics.
Date: June 23, 2015
Creator: Rosales, Ruben; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library