Alvaro de Hoyos Papers

Descriptive Summary:

Creator:Alvaro de Hoyos
Title:Alvaro de Hoyos Papers
Inclusive Dates:1883-1986
Abstract:In 1986 Alvaro de Hoyos, riding a mule, crossed the mountainous territory of Iturbide, Nuveo Leon, Mexico with a thermos of polio vaccine attached to his saddle as part of the Mexican National Polio-Vaccination Campaign, conducted under the auspices of UNICEF, in January and March of 1986.
Extent:.25 linear feet
Language:English and Spanish
Container:G-3-3 Box #1
Repository:South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Historical Notes:

Avaro de Hoyos lives in San Diego, Texas. His sister is Marlene de Hoyos Garza and her husband is Carlos Garza.

Scope and Content:

Alvaro de Hoyos Papers include a photo copy of a five page letter written in Spanish concerning a land deed involving the Garza, Villareal, and Cabazos families. Also included is an article written about Alvaro de Hoyos’ journey to Mexico with the polio vaccine. A photograph of Candido Flores and Julia Flores (de Garza) dated, March 3, 1883, is part of the collection.


The ten leaves are arranged in a folder: Article Photograph Letter


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:


  • de Hoyos, Alvaro
  • de Garza, Candido Flores
  • de Garza, Julia Flores



Geographical Names

  • Nuevo Leon (Mexico : State)


  • Poliomyelitis
  • Vaccination
  • Land grants

Administrative Information:

Preferred Citation

Alvaro de hoyos Papers, A1991-047.XXXX, South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


A1991-047 – Gift of Alvaro de Hoyos

Proccessing Information

A1991-047 was processed in 1991, Finding Aid was created by Lori Atkins, EAD document was created by Matt Tallant and Daniel Thacker in 2016.

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