Mary F. Lopez Papers

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Last Updated: 2021-02-08

The Mary F. Lopez Papers document the life and times of Mexican-American activist Mary F. Lopez (1921-2015), and, to a lesser extent, the war-time experience of her husband, Jose R. Lopez. Originally born in Brownsville, Texas, Mary Fernandez Lopez later moved to Houston in 1943, where she started a family and began her involvement in efforts to improve living conditions and rights of Latinos in the Houston area, specifically her neighborhood of Magnolia Park.

Of the 80 items in the collection, photographs, correspondence, publications, and clippings make up the bulk of the collection. Materials related to Mr. Lopez’s service in World War II and Mary’s work with Houston civic organizations are of particular interest.

The original materials are available in UH Libraries' Special Collections in the Mary F. Lopez Papers.

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