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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Official Papers of Dr. Hector P. Garcia Going Digital for Ease of Access

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The papers of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Corpus Christi physician and champion of Mexican American civil rights, will soon be easier to view from around the world as part of a processing and digitization project planned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The project will do more than just put the documents online, although that is a huge benefit. It will make the collection more accessible to a wider audience, preserve it for long-term viability and advance the awareness of this unique collection, said Library Director Dr. Catherine Rudowsky.

The Papers of Dr. Hector P. Garcia

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996), a Corpus Christi physician and champion of Mexican-American civil rights, through the collection of his papers and with a statue on campus. The University’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library exhibits several of his letters and photos as part of its special collections. Garcia’s papers, donated in 1990, represent one of the most valuable resources in existence on the Mexican-American experience during the last half of the 20th Century.