FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 22, 2016
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates to Preserve and Initiate Digital Access to the Papers of Legendary Mexican-American Civil Rights Advocate
History Associates is working with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation to make it easier for students, members of the community, and researchers worldwide to use the Garcia Collection.
History Associates will be working to digitize a large portion of this collection and will be assisting with the launch of a new online exhibit slated for December 2016.
Dr. Hector P. Garcia was a prominent champion of civil rights for veterans and Mexican-Americans in the late 20th century. Before his death, he donated a large portion of his papers and memorabilia to the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at the University.
History Associates Archivists are working to process the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Collection.