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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

Michigan State University Libraries

100 Main Library

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Date Processed:

March 2011

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Penny Burillo, 2010.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title,  Penny Pangburn Burillo Papers, MSS 388, Special Collections Division, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

Three boxes, 1977-2011. This archive contains material related to the Quinceañera celebration collected by Penny Burillo. Included are photos, invitations and realia. This archive is part of the Jose F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections.

Historical Background:

Penny Pangburn Burillo was born in Hart, Michigan and has for over four decades served as an advocate for the Mexican American community of southwestern Michigan, particularly the migrant farm worker. She was exposed early on to Mexican culture, language and folkways. In her early twenties, Burillo worked as bilingual teacher’s aide at the Garden Grove School District, a community southeast of Los Angeles. Upon her return to Michigan her bilingual skills were useful to her advocacy for migrant farmworkers on local and state boards relating to housing, employment, education and race discrimination.

Burillo’s Quinceañera Invitation collection dates from 1977-2011. She started  accumulating them as mementos of  the 15-year old birthday party celebrations for the young women in the Mexican American community she helped sponsor. Burillo’s sponsorship was sometimes financial and other times religious. She also accumulated them as samples of invitations to design for her own daughters Quinceañera celebrations. The Quinceañera is primarily a religious rite of passage ceremony fêting a young girl’s passage into adulthood.  A party sometimes follows ranging from an in-home celebration to a formal dinner-dance. As of 2011, Burillo is still active in the Latino and migrant community of southwestern Michigan.

Processing Note:

The Penny Burillo papers were processed by Diana Rivera, April 2011


The Penny Burillo papers are arranged in alphabetical order by celebrant’s name and date. A separate list of the dates and notes as well as a box (10” x 3” x 13”) of realia are included with items supplementary to the invitations.
Catholic Church -- Customs and practices.
Mexican Americans--Michigan
Mexican Americans -- Social life and customs.
Mexican Americans -- Religion.
Quinceañera (Social custom) -- United States.
Box Folder Description
1              1 Aguilar, Marisela Adriana  2005
  2 Arangure, Victoria 2008
  3 Barnett, Alexandria  2009
  4 Baza, Selina  2010
  5 Erica  1989
  6 Carranco, Ruby  1989
  7 Costilla, Jessica  2006
  8 Flor, Gisela  2006
  9 Flores, Blanca  2008
  10 Fuentes, Janie  2008
  11 Garza, Clara Belen  2007
  12 Garza, Rosa Barela 2009
  13 Giles, Angela Marina 2007
  14 Gonzalez, Berenice  2006
  15 Guell, Nallely  2007
  16 Guerra, Olivia Marie  2008
  17 Guerra, Rebecca Eileen  2006
  18 Herrera, Abigail  2008
  19 Hernandez, Dora  2009
  20 Herrera, Elsa  1997
  21 Luevano, Veronica Nicole  2007
  22 Luna, Maria de Jesus  1997
  23 Madrigal, Cristal  2009
  24 Mendez, Jessica Perea  2009
  25 Mendez, Rebecca  2008
  26 Ornelas, Alejandra de Jesus 2006
  27 Picon, Amanda Louise 2006
  28 Pizana, Jasmine  2006
  29 Ramos, Casandra B. [3-year presentation]  2002
  30 Rangel, Carrie Beth  1998
  31 Rodriguez, Monica Lee  2008
  32 Salinas, Angelica  2007
  33 Salinas, Marisol  1995
  34 Saucedo, Rosalynda 1995
  35 Serna, Rocio  2000
  36 Vega, Keren Ariday
Box Folder Description
2 1 Aidee, Lucia  2006
  2 Alamzam, Silvia Aide  1977
  3 Alvarado, Maria Hermelinda  1994
  4 Amayrahy, Karen  2010
  5 Cruz, Alan G.  2000
  6 Cruz, Rose Maria/ Cruz, Selena Verenice  2010
  7 Flores, Sulema  1995
  8 Galindo Castillo, Dania Laura  2010
  9 Gonzales, Mariiz  2005
  10 Hernández, Esmeralda  2010
  11 Herrera Arredondo, Lorena  2006
  12 Izaguirre, Jennifer  2010
  13 Luevano, Victoria  2010
  14 Lugo, Dulce Karina  2010
  15 Palaciao Guerrero, Guadalupe Lizet  2010
  16 Ruiz, Leticia  2010
  17 Saavedra, Teresa 2011
  18 Savado, December Anne 1984
  19 Sustaita, Andreiena  2010
  20 Tejada, Bertha Jane 1992
  21 Lupo, Lee. On the Wings of an Angel. Muskegon Chronicle, 31 Dec 2010, reprint from Mlive.com
Box   Description
3   Realia related to Quinceañera celebrations

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