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The John Birch Society, 1966

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 11
From the Collection:

This digital-only collection replicates the entire physical collection, Colegio Jacinto Treviño Records, retained by Dr. Carlos Lino Cantú. The physical collection is 2.5 linear feet and consists of documents, print publications, organizational records (minutes, audit reports, and by-laws), and secondary research items (articles, monographs, and photocopies). In 2017 Dr. Cantú submitted the collection for digitization by the University of Houston. The original materials were returned to Dr. Cantú folowing digitization.

The bulk of the collection, inherited by Dr. Cantú from his uncle, Mr. Francisco Briones, relates to the early years and establishment of Colegio Jacinto Treviño in Mercedes, Texas, and the Chicano Movement in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1960s and 1970s. Briones was involved in the early days of the Colegio and was one of its founders. Established in late 1969 and early 1970 by a unanimous vote by members of the Mexican America Youth Organization (MAYO), Colegio Jacinto Treviño was the result of the 1960s civil rights movement and a renewed awareness of cultural pride by Latina/os. Most of the records in the collection document the Colegio's formation, its relationship with Antioch College, educational offerings, and development. To a lesser extent, there are print publications and newsletters related to the greater Chicano movement and community activism.


  • 1966

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research. This collections is available in digital form only. on a computer in the UH Libraries Special Collections Reading Room on the UH main campus. Original documents are not available for use, having been returned to the owner after being digitized by UH Libraries.


From the Collection: 2.50 linear feet


Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA