Maggie Blanco Salinas Papers

Descriptive Summary:

Creator:Maggie Salinas
Title:Maggie Blanco Salinas Papers
Inclusive Dates:1907-2015
Abstract:This collection describes Maggie Salinas’ community involvement and contributions to Kingsville during the last half of the twentieth century and first part of twenty-first century. A business owner, Salinas volunteered her time and resources to many local and regional organizations. The projects range from La Posada de Kingsville to being a member on the Advisory Board with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Engineering Department.
Identification:A2015-074; A2017-005
Extent:2 linear feet
Container:I-11-2 Box 1 – 2; I-11-2 Box 1
Repository:South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Historical Notes:

Magdalena (Maggie) Blanco-Salinas was born on May 3, 1934 in Kingsville Texas. She graduated high school from H.M. King High and attended Texas A&I University before graduating from the Vogue Cosmetology College. After college Maggie got married and had two daughters and a son. Maggie owns Glamor Studio, a hair salon, which also operates as her office for community activities. During the last fifty years she has volunteered her time and energy into community projects, Las Posada de Kingsville, Communities in the Schools, and the Richard Street Project. Maggie also stays busy with local organizations, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is the chairman for the Historical Development Board. In 2016, Maggie participated in the TCU Department of History’s Civil Rights in Black and Brown oral history project. This interview can be found under related collections.

Scope and Content:

Material covered in the collection spans the life of Maggie Salinas. The collection includes personal mementos and correspondence, photographs, and materials covering her many community activities. Professional materials cover her time with the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Historical Development Board, Downtown Merchants Association, La Posada, Kleberg Hispanic Historical Society, speeches, and professional correspondence.


The collection is arranged into three series; Personal, Professional, and Graphic Materials


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:


  • Alvarado, David
  • Brother Pullam Sr, Seymour
  • Montoya, Lisa Margo
  • Salinas, Maggie
  • Salinas Jr, Frank
  • Serna, Pepe
  • Sister Ramirez, Consuelo
  • Strait, George
  • Venerable Mother Navarrete, Julia


  • Alice G.K. Kleberg School (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • American Heart Association
  • Bee County College
  • Missionary Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of Mary Immaculate
  • Downtown Merchants Association (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • Flato Elementary School (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • Glamour Studio
  • Historical Development Board (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • National History Day (Organization)
  • King Ranch (Tex.)
  • Kingsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Crime Stoppers (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • Kingsville Community Homes Housing Project
  • Kingsville Downtown Business Association
  • Kingsville Hispanic Historical Society
  • Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Kingsville Independent School District
  • Raza Unida Party (Tex.)
  • Los Colores Unidos
  • National Kidney Foundation of the Texas Coastal Bend
  • San Fernando School
  • Stephen F Austin School (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • South Texas Water Authority
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville Women’s Center

Geographical Names

  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Flores Brothers Park (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • Kingsville (Tex.)
  • Parque Hermos Flores (Kingsville, Tex.)
  • San Antonio (Tex.)


  • Business enterprises
  • Civil Rights, Hispanic
  • Cinco De Mayo (Mexican holiday)
  • Confirmation
  • Hispanic Americans -- Education
  • Kingsville Railway Station
  • La Posada
  • Mexican Independence Day

Administrative Information:

Preferred Citation

Maggie Blanco Salinas Papers, A2015-074.XXXX; A2017-005.XXXX, South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


A2015-074 – Gift of Maggie Salinas

Proccessing Information

A2015-074 processed by Matthew Tallant - A2017-005 processed by Matthew Tallant - Finding Aid written by Matthew Tallant - EAD by Daniel Thacker in 2017

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