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Series III: History Harvest at UTRGV digital collection, 2017


Scope and Contents

These digitized materials consist of the following:

Newspaper clippings regarding Jacinto Treviño who killed at least two men in 1910 in Los Indios Texas;

Newspaper clippings regarding Juanita Rosales Cantu’s siblings during Pearl Harbor and World War 2;

A written transcript of U.S. Corp of Engineers member, Patricio Gonzalez. He talks about World War 2 and a wing piece belonging to a P38 American aircraft fighter that he kept as a keepsake;

Files and newspaper clippings that consist of a tribute to World War 2 veterans from Pharr, Texas. Their names are Leo Gonzalez, Johnny Gonzalez, Gilbert Gonzalez, Patricio Gonzalez, Antonio Alvarez, Medardo Perez, Daniel Ramirez, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Esequiel Guajardo. Leo Gonzalez served in the Texas State Guard, it is now known as the National Guard, Johnny Gonzalez served the U.S. Army with the 58th Med. Battalion in 1943, Gilbert served in the U.S. Army with the 4169 Quarter Master Depot Company, Patricio Gonzalez served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, 46th Engineering Construction Battalion, Antonio Alvarez and Medardo Perez served during World War 2, Daniel Ramirez served in the infantry and was in combat during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War 2, Emmanuel Ramirez served with the U.S. Guard Forces that guarded the U.S. Treasury in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Esequiel Guajardo, a radio operator in the Memphis Belle;

Files including letters and journal articles regarding Irene Ledesma, a graduate of Pan American College who attained a Ph.D. in History from Ohio State. Irene Ledesma and Juanita Rosales Cantu were the first teaching assistants in the history department at Pan American College. Before Irene Ledesma’s untimely death, she studied Chicana women’s work history.


  • 2017


Conditions Governing Access

CONTAINS RESTRICTED MATERIALS. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.


27 Files : 26 .tif files; 1 .mp3 audio file

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2017 History Harvest at UTRGV digital collection

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository

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UTRGV University Library (BLIBR 2.202)
Brownsville Texas 78520 United States
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