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McLean County Latino History Project

Processed by: Torii Moré, February 2011 | Reprocessed by: Kenny Tymick, September 2013


Contents

  1. Collection Information
  2. Historical Sketch
  3. Photographs
  4. Scope and Content Note
  5. Box and Folder Inventory
Collection Information

Volume: 1 Box
Dates: 1956-2010
Restrictions: None
Reproduction:
Location: Archives
Notes:

  See Also:

  • Photographs-Subject-McLean County Hispanic Cultural Project General
  • Photographs-Subject-McLean County Hispanic Cultural Project Latinos United for Change Immigration
  • Latino History Project Online

Box and Folder Inventory
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Folder 1: Collection and Project Information
1.1 21 June 2011. MCHM History of Hispanics in McLean County Project by Sal Valadez and Jeff Woodard. Outline: Purpose, Brief History, Current Status of Project, Four Stories, Next Steps, Future of Project.
1.2 14 November 2011. Background Information on the Latino history project, by Jeff Woodard
1.3 16 March 2011. Wyman Report on Research to Date on Recent Immigrants, by Mark Wyman to Greg and Susan (2 copies)
1.4 ¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Mexican Popular Arts, 1920-1960. Draft of poster for exhibit
1.5 Photocopy of area business cards (18 names and phone numbers)
1.6 Outline of presentation at Art & Community Development Class Visit that Jeff Woodard, Sal Valadez, and Bill Kemp presented at.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings 1956-1968
2.1 "Foreign Teachers To Begin ISNU Visit Saturday," April 6 , 1956 (Newspaper unknown).
2.2 "Six or Seven Mexican Farm Workers Die in 51 Tragedy," April 6, 1956, 2 copies (Newspaper unknown).
2.3 "Mexican Family Thinks It's Slang," September 15, 1957.
2.4 "Colombian Visitors Tackling Language," November 22, 1958.
2.5 "Second Cuban Refugee Family Arrives Sunday," September 22, 1962.
2.6 "14 Will Assist Mayor in Cuban Refugee Plan," June 27, 1962.
2.7 "Refugees Describe Flight From Nightmare in Cuba," September 30, 1962.
2.8 "Jose Rencurrell Family Formerly Lived in Cuba," September 24, 1967.
2.9 "'Quiet, Peaceful,' Cubans Call Bloomington Refuge," July 31, 1966.
2.10 "Language First Concern," and "Council To Aid Migrants; Language First Concern," February 4, 1968
2.11 "Government rates poorly in Hispanic hiring, wages," (unknown paper, undated).
2.12 "Race shouldn't be factor in awarding TV licenses," (undated).
2.13 "Mexico buys Illinois corn," (undated).
2.14 "Rallies sweep U.S.: Hundreds of thousands march for immigrants," (undated).
2.15 "President of Paraguay resigns," and "Puerto Rican activists won't give up dream," (undated).
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings 1980s
3.1 "The Bloomington alien connection," May 3, 1980, p. A3
3.2 "Normal restaurant serves Mexican food," September 12, 1980.
3.3 "Guadalupe Day to be celebrated," December 11, 1980.
3.4 "A first Guadalupe Day parade," December 1980.
3.5 "Lost wallet crushes immigrant's dream," May 24, 1981, p. A2
3.6 "Quincenera: Sandra is 'Sweet 15'," May 27, 1982.
3.7 "Migrants find help in program," July 24, 1983, p. A3.
3.8 "Volunteer translator a link for family," December 22, 1983.
3.9 "Program helps fill the gaps," July 29, 1984.
3.10 "Migrant families return warmth in holiday party," December 17, 1984, p. A3.
3.11 "Two in running for title of queen," September 10, 1985, p. B5.
3.12 "Twin City Hispanics reach out to help one another," March 8, 1987, p. D3.
3.13 "A new life in America, Una nueva vida en American," March 8, 1987, p. D1.
3.14 "Hispanic teen-ager product of native, American cultures," March 10, 1987.
3.15 "Mexico tugs at hearts of sisters," March 10, 1987, p. C1.
3.16 "Priest reaches out to link two cultures," March 15, 1987, p. D1.
3.17 "Immigration amnesty offers Hispanics a permanency," March 15, 1987, p. D3.
3.18 "Immigration hotline to help employers," July 4, 1987.
3.19 "Program legalizes B-N aliens," September 25, 1987.
3.20 "Pursuing the American dream," July 17, 1988, p. C1.
3.21 "About 80 farm workers seek legal resident," November 29, 1988.
3.22 "Exchange program seeking families," December 1989 (unknown paper).
3.23 "Fewer hands in 1990s job market," December 11, 1989, p. D1.
3.24 "Procession," 1989.
3.25 "Mexican eatery seeks liquor license," December 12, 1989.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings 1990s
4.1 4 pages printed of Pantagraph searches of articles 1989-1998
4.2 "America's melting pot remixed," March 11, 1991, p. B3.
4.3 "Hispanics protest violence, prejudice," July 18, 1991.
4.4 "Minorities make strides in latest ACT," September 17, 1991.
4.5 "Don't judge people by the color of their skin," September 26, 1991.
4.6 "Arrest of illegal aliens may hit 1 million," February 9, 1992.
4.7 "Writer shuns Chicago as key to her success," December 21, 1992.
4.8 "1 out of 7 in U.S. not speaking English at home," April 28, 1993.
4.9 "Aliens face deportation after feds raid restaurant," June 8, 1993.
4.10 "Counselor draws on experiences to aid Hispanics," October 24, 1993.
4.11 "Latino professor calls for inclusion," November 13, 1993.
4.12 "Group focuses on easing life for Hispanics: Barriers not foreign to immigrants," March 13, 1994.
4.13 "Language/cultural barriers cut by Hispanic Round Table," March 30, 1994.
4.14 "Discrimination in home insurance to be targeted," May 12, 1994, p. D5.
4.15 "U.S., Mexico agree to new illegal alien rights," May 11, 1995.
4.16 "Opportunity knocks at ISU: Minority students seizing chance to study abroad," May 14, 1995.
4.17 "Whites leaving welfare more quickly than minorities," May 1995.
4.18 "Door for legal immigrants U.S. window of opportunity," June 29, 1995.
4.19 "Immigrants struggle with English," October 22, 1995.
4.20 "Wonderful to see so much diversity at University High," February 18, 1996.
4.21 "Illinois State, Wesleyan keeping tabs on Texas affirmative action case," March 25, 1996.
4.22 "Heath Fair for Hispanics to encourage awareness," April 8, 1996.
4.23 "Gangs be Gone," May 5, 1996.
4.24 "Mexican official warns of confrontation," May 7, 1996.
4.25 "Lawmakers visit ISU, urge recruiting Latinos," September 28, 1996.
4.26 "Time to rally against racism and reject racial injustice," July 9, 1997.
4.27 "Foreign aid confirmed: Democrats to return $50,000 Lippo Group donation," July 16, 1997.
4.28 "B-N panel looks to recognize, erase racism," May 1, 1998.
4.29 "Father 'comfortable' with son's B-N burial," 1990.
Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings 2000s
5.1 copy of avisos de occasion newspaper, July 2009
5.2 "Jobless rate hits 30-[incomplete]: Unemployment amongst blacks, Hispanics lowest ever," May 6, 2000.
5.3 "Cinco de Mayo celebration," May 6, 2000, p. A5.
"Leaders focus on Hispanic issues," November 5, 2000, p. A4.
5.5 "McLean County's look changing; Census shows minority population increase," March 25, 2001, p. A1.
5.6 "More Twin City businesses enlisting translation
5.7 "Defining Hispanics; Census doesn't differentiate nationalities," July 15, 2001, p. B1.
5.8 "'Taking Baby Steps' B-N minorities still seeking greater voice," December 15, 2002.
5.9 "[incomplete] N makes strides on social issue," March 22, 2003.
5.10 "GOP vying for Hispanic votes in Central Illinois," September 17, 2003.
5.11 "A winding road to the wedding; Immigrants's ID becomes issue in McLean County," August 8, 2004, p. A1.
5.12 "A Changing Community: Central Illinois attracting more immigrants," June 26, 2005.
5.13 "Immigration rally fills streets," April 11, 2006, p. A1.
5.14 pages printed of Pantagraph searches of articles 2006
5.15 "Bloomington needs law against illegals," September 14, 2006.
5.16 "Local immigrant parents blend best of both worlds for children," November 25, 2008.
5.17 10 photocopies from the Pantagraph of Latino events/activities, and accompanying CD containing digital versions of photos.
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings 2010s
6.1 1 copy of La Palabra, “el unico periodic en espanol del condando del McLean” (The only
6.2 "10 taken into custody by immigration officials after stop," April 15, 2010. 13 pages of comments included.
6.3 "Bloomington rally protests Arizona immigration law," May 1, 2010.
6.4 "Rally for immigration reforms in Bloomington," July 15, 2010.
6.5 "IWU to host forum on immigration reform," September 5, 2010.
6.6 "Advocate to review immigrant discharge policy," February 8, 2011.
6.7 "Open house an introduction for Immigration Project," June 10, 2011.
6.8 "Immigration forum set for March 8," February 24, 2012.
6.9 "Panelists discuss impact of detaining illegal immigrants," March 8, 2012.
Folder 7: Oral Histories I
7.1 1920 & 1930 census records on names such as Herlindo Martinez, Thomas Guerrero, Grace Chazeb, Francisco Sanopos, Bravo Casios, Leo Alonza, Gertrude Newberry, and many others. Compiled by Sal Valadez.
7.2 General 1920 and 1930 Latino Census searches.
7.3 Copy of registration cards and certificates of marriage for Latino affiliated to McLean County.
Folder 8: Oral Histories II
8.1 Letter to incoming interns from Jason Siska
8.2 Hispanic Heritage Project by Jason Wilder Siska
8.3 Rough draft of Project paper by Roman Barraza, December 2006
8.4 A Levantamiento Celebration in Bloomington by Joe Marino, Spring 2007
8.5 Recipes from Maribel Arias collected by Joe Marino, February 2007.
Folder 9 : Oral Histories III
9.1 "Preliminary Report on Mexican Immigration" by Mark Wyman, May 11, 2012 and jail registers.
9.2 "What You Should Do If You're Detained By Immigration Officials," informational poster, revised November 2007.
9.3 Latinos Unidos (LUC) flier.
9.4 "Protection for DREAM Youths" packet on requirements and information regarding the DREAM act passed on June 15, 2012.
9.5 Immigration Presentation Outline by Jesse Iniguez and Jose Alonso
9.6 Myths vs. Reality- immigrant issues discussion sheet
9.7 UIC Immigrant Mobilization Project, printed power point
Folder 10: Oral Histories IV
10.1 Report from Sal Valadez about a trip with Jeff Woodard to Williamsville Museum to research Latinos who worked on the railroad
10.2 Research from Sal Valadez
10.3 Williamsville contact information
10.4 Email between Mike Matejka, Sal Valadez, and others regarding attached articles about McLean County Latino laborers.
Folder 11: Oral Histories V
11.1 Mi Tierra Needs Your Local Support- Flier for Mexican grocery that used to be on Main St. in downtown Bloomington.
11.2 Business cards- Carniceria y Taqueria La Mexicana, Mie Tierra Mercado Latino, DJ GM Explocion, and a flyer for Servicio en Español at 808 E. Vernon
11.3 Brochure for International Friends
11.4 Menu for El Porton, 901 N. Main Street
11.5 Menu for Fiesta Ranchera, 2103 Veterans Parkway
11.6 ad for WJBC “Dilo en Español” con Ingrid Ramirez Sunday 8pm-9pm
11.7 OSF Medical Group. Directions for what to do in an urgent medical situation
11.8 NCLR question and answer packet and Janet Murguia seminar notes Roman Barraza
11.9 Photo & Schedule of local Latino soccer league, Summer 2005.
11.10 Hispanic Legends: a 2007 tribute. Calendar
11.11 “SU DERECHO A RENTAR O SER DUENO SIN LA DISCRIMINACION” (your rights to rent without discrimination) information pamphlet from Prairie State Legal Services
Folder 12: Census Research
12.1 People of the Sun, January 27, 2008.
12.2 Kermes Traditional Mexican Kermes Carnival, menu, 2011 Kermes Fiesta celebrating Mexico's Independence and fundraiser for the Virgin of Guadalupe's party, Sunday, September 15
12.3 IV Congreso de Evangelizacion-Tu Eres Llamado- Diocesis de Peoria, 2007
12.4 Hispanic Heritage Month, 2006
12.5 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration schedule
12.6 Noche De Estrellas, April 22, 2006
12.7 Dance the Night Away with Spanish Club
12.8 McLean County Museum of History Day of the Dead celebration schedule.
12.9 Kermes Fiesta for Mexico's Independence, September 9, 2013
12.10 Kermes celebration of Mexico's Independence September 2006.
Folder 13: Intern Notes & Papers
13.1 Email from Candace Summers announcing a presentation from Maura Toro-Morn, January 25, 2011
13.2 Hispanic Families Work Group of McLean County- Working with Differences within our Community, May 10, 2006.
13.3 Diversity Advocacy Disability Awareness & GLBT Weeks
13.4 U. S. Citizenship application day workshop May 2006
13.5 U. S. Citizenship application day workshop January 2007
13.6 Families United, Not Families Divided, Latino Unidos para Cambio Conozca Sus Derechos (know your rights) September 7, 2011.
13.7 US Department of Homeland Security courtroom rental sheet to swear in new citizens May 2007
13.8 Pilgrimage for Citizenship: A Walk Alongside the Stranger, October 2013
13.9 Advertisement for Hispanic and African-American voting presence, March 22, 2011
13.10 "Dreams and Life on the Prairie--The History of Latinos in McLean County: 1880 to the Present," discussion at McLean County Museum of History, presented by Sal Valadez and Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, November 3, 2013
13.11 Latino Coalition for Prevention presentation schedule
Folder 14: Immigration
14.1 The ABCs of Latino Heritage Month, September 2006
Folder 15: Latino Railroad Workers
Email of obituaries from Sal Valdez concerning Lucy J. Woosley, Lorenzo Garcia, and Margarito Ramirez
15.2 Pantagraph obituaries of October 12, 2007, Roberto Fuentes Bosquez Sr.
15.3 Pantagraph obituary of Lorenzo Garcia, May 23, 2011.
15.4 Pantagraph obituaries of October 7, 2011, Jose G. Gonzalez
Folder 16: Directory of Resources, January 1, 2003
16.1 Directory of Resources, January 1, 2003
16.2 Peoria Hispanics bulletin, May 2012
16.3 Latinas Unidas Contra el Cancer de Seno advertisement, Community Cancer Center.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous lists
17.1 lists of names and numbers, including Manuella Almanza, Berta Diaz, Gloria Martinez, and Maria Luna
17.2 "Reporte Correspondiente a los meses de Febrero y Marzo," 1982
17.3 "Candidatas Para Reina," including Manuella Almanza, Berta Diaz, Gloria Martinez, and Maria Luna
Folder 18: Miscellaneous schedules/meetings
18.1 Meeting schedule for March 4, 1982, containing information on a Potluck event and other committee restructuring details
18.2 Undated February meeting outlines containing information on "Candidatas a reina," "programa de radio," and Valentine's Day
18.3 "Octavio Montenegro" arrest case information, July 5.
18.4 Undated committee preparation list for a Sunday event
18.5 "Junta de Feb. 28, 1982," meeting information on elections and finances.
18.6 "Jan. 11, 1982," meeting outline
18.7 Resume for Dorian B. Pelaez enclosed in envelope.
18.8 April 3 Easter Program preparation list
18.9 Letter from Sara Mendiola
18.10 "Meeting Feb. 15, 1982," meeting outline
18.11 "March 14, 1981," meeting outline
18.12 "March 14, 1981," meeting outline
18.13 "Enero 24, 1981," Junta de la Directiva
18.14 Writing fragment mentioning a radio program
18.15 "Oct. 11, 1981," meeting outline
18.16 "Sept. 14, 1981," meeting outline
18.17 "Sept. 2, 1981," at Int'l House at ISU, topic points including electoral board and future plans for organization
18.18 "Junta de Marzo," undated, meeting outline
18.19 "Hispania," meeting outline, ca. January 17, 1981
18.20 "Oct. 11, 1981," meeting outline
Folder 19: Latinos Unidos
19.1 August 1981 meeting outline
19.2 Names and addresses of known Latinos Unidos members
19.3 Clipping with names "para el Potluck"
19.4 Meeting outlines, noting Potluck on March 28, 1982
19.5 Latinos Unidos member names, addresses, and telephone numbers
19.6 List of names and addresses
19.7 January 18, 1981 list of names and dues
19.8 "Quotas," listing names and dues
19.9 Articles of Incorporation for Latinos Unidos, Inc.
19.10 "Constitucion Latinos Unidos," Constitution of Latinos Unidos
Folder 20: Latinos Unidos Members/Names/Figures
20.1 Latinos Unidos Members/Names/Figures
20.2 "Analysis Pad" green booklet containing slips of payment confirmation from LU members, and list of member dues
20.3 "Club Latinos Unidos Enero y Febrero 1981 ingesos y egresos," meeting outline
Folder 21: Western Avenue
21.1 Western Avenue membership card
21.2 Letter to Sara Mendiola from Wesley C. Wilcox concerning the completion of the Western Avenue Community Center building, December 5, 1983
21.3 Invitation to the Western Avenue Community Center dedication, April 29, 1984
21.4 Position description of the Director of Community Ministries
21.5 Letter to board member from president Bill Phillips, February 18, 1983
21.6 List of executive committee and board members of Western Ave., 1984 and 1986
21.7 Letter to Sara Mendiola from Chuck W. Judge concerning residence hall food service at ISU
21.8 Western Ave. agenda for board of directors meeting, May 26, 1983
21.9 Proposed budget for 1985
21.10 Budget for 1984 and proposed for 1985
21.11 Western Ave. budget comparison for May and June of 1984
21.12 Western Ave. budget comparison for July and August of 1984
21.13 Committee structure for 1983
Folder 22: Latino Services/Organizations
22.1 List of St. Mary's Parishioners
22.2 "Comite' de Can'ticos," members, addresses, and phone numbers
22.3 "Comite para recoger la ofrenda," members, addresses, and phone numbers
22.4 "Familia A Cenor Con el Padre Cuevas," members, addresses, and phone numbers
22.5 "Cauticismos" and "Bautismos," names, ages, dates, addresses, and telephone numbers
22.6 List of "Bautismos," "Comuniones," "Classes de Catisismos," and "Confirmaciones"
22.7 Names of "Confrimaciones"
22.8 Names of "Communiones"
22.9 "Coro De Misas," listing of names
"Classes de Espanol," listing of names, addresses, and phone numbers
22.11 "Clases Sobre Planificacion de Familia," members, addresses, and phone numbers
22.12 "Club de [Ijircisios?] para Mujeres," members, addresses, and phone numbers
22.13 "Clase de Ingles como Segundo Lengua," members, addresses, and phone numbers
Folder 23: Chavez, Pedro
23.1 Gift agreement for documents concerning Pedro Chavez
23.2 Copy of Declaration of Intention from Chavez, May 1, 1910
23.3 Certificate of Arrival, May 1910
23.4 Petition for Naturalization, May 1910
23.5 Marriage License, October 18, 1917
23.6 Certificate of Baptism of Felix "Pedro" Chaves, May 30, 1929.
23.7 Packet of genealogy of Chavez family
Folder 24: Ramirez, Ingrid
24.1 Biography, 1 page
Folder 25: Reyes, Teresa
25.1 May 1, 2012 speech by Reyes as a representative of la Iglesia de Santa Maria.
Folder 26: Valdez, Sal
26.1 Illinois State University newspaper article, "Resolution honors University's efforts," October 21, 1993.
26.2 CD "Proceedings of the General Managers Assoc. June 25-July 14 1894, Railroad Gazette 1904," from Sal
26.3 The Railroad Gazette Journal of Transportation, Engineering and Railroad News, December 31, 1904, 6 pages.
26.4 Sal Valdez's power point slides of "Dreams and Life on the Prairie"
Loose Items
CDs:"Juan Maribel, Nino 3/31/07," and "Luis Sandoval H/L History Project"
VHS: History of Mexican Immigration to the Midwest
2 mini cassette tapes and 1 CD containing digital versions of oral histories
3 cassette tapes relating to Manuel and Margo Mendoza
McLean County Latino History Project Collection: Oral Histories
Pending and completed oral histories from the following individuals:
Almanza, Horacio
Barnes, Irene
Barrientes, John
Cachola, José (DO NOT USE, no release)
Campbell, Dolores M.
Cordero, Manuel
Cornejo, Esperanza
Cornejo, Maria del Carmen
Deutsch, Christina
Echeverria, Beth
Garcia, Angel
Garcia, Fernando
Garcia, Sonny
Mendiola, Sarita
Mendoza, Manuel & Margot
Miller, Elidia
Sandoval, Luis
Sandoval, Salvador & Maria
Segobiano, Paul
Thompson, Adam
Villanueva, Jesus
Woosley, Lucy