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''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
An Interview With Alfonso Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded October 20, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes a typed guide...
An Interview With Hector J. Garcia
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded October 30, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has a typed guide to...
An Interview With John A. Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Salvador Gutierrez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Tomas Angel Prospero
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 18, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Open Letter To Northeast's Latino Community
Unsigned letter concerning the lack of Latino involvement in matters of civic concern. Writer urges participation in American culture as well as perserving the native culture.
Are Immigrants Missing Help?
January 14, 2004
Article details information for getting help and resources for Spanish speaking immigrants in this area in regard to President Bush's recent suggested immigration plan with Mexico.
Biography of Dorothy Gallagher (1894-1982), Social Worker
Article about "the little discussed problems" of the Mexican-American community, especially economic and career opportunity.
City Joins Banks, Police Department in Recognizing Mexican ID
October 15, 2003
New City Manager Wayne Cauthen recently implemented an administrative regulation that recognizes ID cards issued by the Mexican Consulate. The Police Department, Municipal Court, Health Department, Airport...
Community Mourns Becky Jaramillo
May 19-25, 2005
Article describes life and achievements of Rebecca Dolores Hernandez Jaramillo, "community activist, social justice advocate, leader in Latino tradition and culture and associate editor of Dos Mundos newspaper."...
Connecting With Mexicans and Other Latinos
Includes information on Hispanic activities in the city in connection with Mexico's Independence Day. Also mentions the relocation of the Mexican Consulate from St. Louis to Kansas City.
Cuatro Vidas Celebrates its Legacy
October 11-17, 2007
Cuatro Vidas is a lesser-known Hispanic neighborhood in eastern Independence, named for the four Mexican families that originally settled in the area in the late 1930s. These families helped later immigrants...
Two rolls of the El Cosmopolita newspaper on microfilm, not complete.
For ethnic history in the mounted clippings, see the heading "foreigners in Kansas City."
October 16, 2005
Article profiles Kansas City artist Adolfo Martinez. Martinez, whose parents immigrated from Mexico City and met on Kansas City's West Side, draws and describes characters he has met while riding the bus...
Father/Son Team Propel 100 Year Celebration
August 18-31, 2005
Rupert and Chris Aguirre are planning a celebration for Labor Day weekend, 2005 to honor the centennial of the Westside's Hispanic community. Article also contains information about the arrival of Mexican...
Fiestas in Kansas City
Description of Mexican-American celebratory events known as "fiestas" in Kansas City's "Little Mexico."
Interior view of young Mexican-American women seated at a table for a sewing class at the Guadalupe Center.
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