A year-long digitization project to improve access to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers went live Thursday.
The papers provide an overview of the life and accomplishments of the Corpus Christi physician and champion of Mexican American civil rights. The exhibit can be accessed here.
Garcia donated his collection of papers and memorabilia to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 1990. They have been housed at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library since. The digitization project, which cost about $600,000, was announced in March. University officials have said the project would have taken about 20 years if it were done in-house. It took about a year to digitize the static images, newspaper clippings and letters, among other components.