Marcus Velasquez Duarte, Jr. Collection, 1915-2002Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Marcus Velasquez Duarte, Jr. Collection, 1915-2002Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 2002
ID: 01/ AR005
Primary Creator: Marcus Velasquez Duarte, Jr. (1915-2001.)
Extent: 1.0 Items
Date Acquired: 06/20/2012
Languages: English


Hand drawn color map of Bridgeport, TX of homesites and community, neighborhood and businesses by Marcus Velasquez Duarte Jr.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

18" x 24" hand drawn color residential and building area map of Bridgeport, Texas, as remembered by Marcus Velasquez, DOB 1-15-15 to the present summer of 2001.  Lists major building and homes of Duarte family and relatives.  Locates public school, stores, homes, company store, etc.

Collection Historical Note

Marcus Velasquez Duarte Jr., was born on January 15, 1915 in Bridgeport, TX. His mother died when he was three years old. He attended the segregated Mexican Only school up to the 8th grade. When he was seven years old, he worked as a migrant farm worker in Winthrop and Olivia, MN in the sugar beet fields and then in the onion, grapefruit and tomato fields in Laredo, TX for 50 cents a day minus 15 cents for transportation. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Upon his return from service, he worked as an Assistant Foreman, a Foreman, a General Foreman, at a Model Design Shop and as a Manufacturing Engineer at Control Data & Unisys. He died on February 17, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents: Marcos Duarte, Sr. and Inocencia Velasquez; brothers, Merced, Hijinio, Juan, Crestino; and sister Victoria. He was married to Margaret for 26 years and had six children: Chris, John, Margaret, James, Jane and Edward; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is buried at the International Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Source: Jesse Gage
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Funeral Notice in Pioneer Press, February 17, 2002.
Preferred Citation: Marcus Velasquez Duarte, Jr. Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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