Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola Campaign Papers, 2009-2011
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Brief Description:

This collection contains documentation of the political campaign of Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola for the Ft. Worth City Council in 2009.  It includes campaign materials, campaign walk data, campaign maps, correspondence, financial records, receipts, news articles, a photograph, and books on political campaigns.  It also includes two over-sized campaign posters that documents her list of supporters.

The collection includes Tarrant County Precinct information designated by a four digit number, followed by A, B or C, as well as the number of households per Precinct, designated as a numeral followed by the letters "HH" (households).  There are a total of 22 Precincts inventoried in this collection.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0448
Created by: Arriola, Guadalupe.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/23/2012.
Arrangement: The collection is organized by campaign materials, campaign walk data, campaign maps, correspondence, financial records, receipts, news articles, a photograph, and books on political campaigns.  Includes two over-sized campaign posters, one with host committee of campaign contributors.
Biographical Note for Arriola, Guadalupe. : Guadalupe "Lupe" Arriola grew up in Los Angeles and received a bachelors degree in political science from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master's in public administration from the University of Southern California.  She and her husband moved to Fort Worth in 1989 when they bought their first McDonald's franchise. At the time she ran her campaign for Fort Worth City Council, District 4 against Danny Scarth and Jeffrey Harris, the Arriola's owned three McDonald franchises. An April 15, 2009 article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram states contributors to her campaign included Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth and neigborhood activists such as Eva Bonilla, as well as friends from Los Angeles.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Subject Index
Arriola, Guadalupe
Fort Worth (Tex.). City Council.
Hispanic American businesswomen--Texas.
McDonald's Restaurants Ltd.
Political activists--United States.
Political campaigns--Texas.
Restaurateurs--Texas.
Women political activists--United States.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections Department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Notes: Donated by Celina Vásquez, Prof. of Government, Tarrant County Community College District  Donation
Related Materials: Two over-sized posters are part of the collection--in flat archival files.
PreferredCitation: Guadalupe "Lupe" Arriola Campaign Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections