Eduardo Hernandez Collection

Descriptive Summary:

Creator:Eduardo Hernandez
Title:Eduardo Hernandez Collection
Inclusive Dates:1993-2017
Abstract:Eduardo Hernandez is a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Alum with a B.S. in Criminology. He is currently working on his Masters in Criminology at TAMUK. Eduardo was accepted to the University of Cambridge to complete his second Maters, Philosophy in Criminological Research. Included is an oral history interview describing Eduardo’s life growing up, overcoming challenges and the acceptance process into the University of Cambridge. Also included are newspaper articles, personal photographs and his acceptance letter.
Extent:Born Digital
Container:Born Digital
Repository:South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Historical Notes:

Eduardo Hernandez was born on August 22, 1993 in Brownsville, Texas. At the time, Eduardo’s parents were undocumented immigrants who chose to have Eduardo born in the United States so he would have more opportunities. Eduardo had many challenges growing up in the United States as a child: his father stayed in Mexico while his mother and he lived in Brownsville, English was not his first language and he had to learn it while in school. The family had to struggle with poverty and racism. Eduardo learned how to cope via music and applying himself in school. Eduardo came to Texas A&M University-Kingsville on a music scholarship but switched majors to criminology after him and his family had an incident with a Mexican Cartel. In his quest to find answers to the problems he had witnessed he graduated with a B.S. in Criminology. Today he is currently working on his first Masters in Criminology, and has been accepted to the University of Cambridge to pursue a second Masters in Philosophy in Criminological Research.

Scope and Content:

The Eduardo Hernandez collection consists of 1 oral interview done on 3/3/2017, 12 family photographs, his acceptance letter into the University of Cambridge, and a newspaper article from the South Texan titled, “Across the Pond.”


Arranged by format, oral interview, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper articles.


Access:Open for research
Rights Statment:Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A& M University-Kingsville. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Index Terms:


  • Eduardo Hernandez


  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • University of Cambridge

Geographical Names

  • Kingsville (Tex.)
  • Brownsville (Tex.)
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Tamaulipas (Mexico)


  • Social history -- South Texas
  • Mexican-American
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Criminology

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Administrative Information:

Preferred Citation

Eduardo Hernandez Collection, A2017-009.XXXX, South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


A2017-009 Gift of Eduardo Hernandez

Proccessing Information

Daniel Thacker processed the collection and created the EAD in 2017.

2016 Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
James C. Jernigan Library, South Texas Archives,
MSC 197, 700 University Blvd, Kingsville, TX 78336-8202