Digital Projects

Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections: This digital archive contains a sampling of some of Recovery's collections, such as that of Alonso S. Perales and Ángela de Hoyos. The digital collections include photographs, correspondence and other documents.

Introduction to the Alonso S. Perales Digital Collection: Provides an introduction to the collection. Alonso S. Perales (1898-1960) was a lawyer, statesman, diplomat, author, writer, speaker, and a man with strong ties to his Catholic faith and family.

Are We Good Neighbors? Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas: This project maps cases of discrimination against people of Mexican descent in Texas during the 1940s as documented by affidavits collected by Alonso S. Perales.

Twitter Bot @AlonsoSPerales: Tweets out quotations from Alonso S. Perales’ writings, information regarding Perales, and news regarding his collection.

Further Reading

Olivas, Michael A. (ed.) In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Public Intellectuals. Arte Público Press, 2012.

Orozco, Cynthia E. Alonso S. Perales, Architect of Latino Destiny. Arte Público Press, Forthcoming.

Orozco, Cynthia E. No Mexican, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. University of Texas Press, 2009.

Perales, Alonso S. Are We Good Neighbors? Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2. Artes Gráficas, San Antonio, TX,1948. EBSCOhost.

Sloss, Vento, Adela. Alonso S. Perales: His Struggle for the Rights of the Mexican American. Artes Gráficas, 1977.

Community Event

Nuestra Historia: Alonso S. Perales Exhibit

On May 14, 2019, in a collaboration between the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 60, the University of Houston’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage/Arte Público Press, and SERJobs, members of the community gathered to celebrate the launch of the Alonso S. Perales Digital Archive.

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