Making History for the Garcia Collection

The History Associates of Maryland, in partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have received the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Collection for processing, cataloging, and digitization.  This process is anticipated to be completed by December, 2017.  The collection harbors in excess of 5000 photographs, and over 700 linear feet of documents.

The Garcia Collection represents the most extensive and expansive work of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and chronicles information about Dr. Garcia’s advocacy for veterans, healthcare, voting rights, and education.

The digitization process will enable the entire world to view, research and appreciate the importance of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement since 1948.  It will also detail the life and accomplishments of Dr. Garcia.

We are anticipating a preliminary on line exhibit by December, 2016.  The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is participating and fully supports this project that will finally have the work of Dr. Garcia recognized that will include more than 50 years of his advocacy that improved the lives of all Americans.


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  • Cecilia Garcia Akers
    commented 2016-08-29 13:48:27 -0500
    A historical process for the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia. His collection will now be available to the entire world. We are grateful to Texas A&M Corpus Christi for its investment of funding for this project. The History Associates are planning a wonderful tribute for Dr. Garcia.