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Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-0001
The bulk of organizational records contained in the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records cover 1978 to the present. Seven additional linear feet acquired in 2018 consists primarily of oversized regalia, awards, audiovisual items (VHS, DVD, CD, Betacam, and microcassette), born-digital records, meeting minutes, certificates, and print items such as magazines.

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing cdkelleher@uh.edu.

In addition to paper records, this collection also contains digital archival material. Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. Because this collection is unprocessed, these materials may require up to two weeks to access. Some files may be restricted and not available for access at all. Contact the curator for more information.

Dates

  • 1977-2018

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact the curator.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

91.5 Gigabytes

Biographical / Historical

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1977 with the mission to advocate for the interests of Houston’s Hispanic business community. In 2007, Dr. Laura Murillo was named president and chief executive office of the Chamber. Under Murillo’s leadership, the HHCC has grown to become one of the largest in the nation. Before taking over leadership of the HCCC, Dr. Murillo worked as a senior executive for the Memorial Herman Health System. Prior to that, she worked in student services at the University of Houston. The youngest director in UH’s history, Murillo was employed at the University for fifteen years, holding such positions as the Director for the Urban Experience Program. Landmarks for the organization include establishing the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to offer more training and education in business in 2010, and the Emerging Leaders Institute in 2012. The Institute is designed to generate professional training, development, mentorship, community enagement and recruite opportunities The Houston Hispanic Chamber of commerce advocates for the interests of Houston’s Hispanic business community. It was founded in 1977 by prominent Hispanic businesspeople. It consists of a Board of Directors, Committees, a Corporate Advisory Board, as well as professional staff. In 2010 the Chamber established the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to offer more training and education in business. Author: Elizabeth Cruces

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated to Special Collections by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Additional materials were donated in 2018.
Title
Guide to the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records
Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750