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Munguia-Cisneros Family History collection

Identifier: MSS 629

Scope and Contents

The 2-folder collection consists of facsimiles of correspondence to, from and about Romulo, news print and online articles and obituaries from various newspapers, advertisements for Munguia's print shop, programs for events honoring Munguia and family members, state proclamations, Texas-Mexico history. A second folder includes documents that highlight the Munguia Cisneros Family history of civic outreach and political activism.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2018

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Romulo Munguia was a journalist, printer and civic leader from San Antonio Texas. Originally from Mexico he migrated to the US after his work as a labor organizer, educational reformer and revolutionary journalist. He left Mexico to San Antonio with his wife Carolina and worked at the Spanish language newspaper, La Prensa in San Antonio. He was involved in electoral campaigns and civic and cultural organizations and passed away in 1975. Romulo and Carolina were the grandparents to San Antonio Mayor and US HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.


.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Folder 1 and 2 include primary documents and ephemera about the family and descendants of Romulo and Carolina Munguia. They highlight the family's history of civic outreach and political activism.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Randy Munguia in 2018. Munguia is a descendant of the San Antonio Cisneros and Munguia families.

Processing Information

Diana Rivera processed this collection in 2018.

Finding Aid for the Munguia-Cisneros Family History collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA