Victor Rodriguez Papers, 1943-2004Add to your cart.

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Title: Victor Rodriguez Papers, 1943-2004Add to your cart.
ID: 02/19/ U0205
Primary Creator: Rodriguez, Victor
Extent: 22.0 Boxes
Forms of Material: Blankets
Clippings (information artifacts)
Plaques (flat objects)
Languages: English


A collection of material that documents Mr. Rodrguez's athletic career at the University of North Texas.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection of plaques, certificates, letters, and medals that Mr. Rodrguez earned as a track and field athlete at the University of North Texas (then known as North Texas State College) in the 1950s.

Biographical Note

Victor Rodríguez (’55) was the first Hispanic scholarship athlete and the first Hispanic letterman in North Texas history.  In his senior year, Rodríguez was the secretary of the Geezles Fraternity, a member of both the Varsity Track and Sprint Medley Relay Teams, and recipient of a track scholarship. He also participated in the Drake Relays and the Two-Mile Relay at Kansas, where his team took first place in both. Rodríguez was also featured in the 1955 Yucca’s “Who’s Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Rodríguez earned a BA in Art Education in 1955, and returned to North Texas State College to earn an MA in Education in 1962. After completing his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Dr. Rodríguez became the first Mexican-American school superintendent in San Antonio, where he was honored with numerous awards during his tenure.

Subject/Index Terms

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 Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Victor Rodrguez
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Victor Rodriguez Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Processing Information: This collection is minimally processed.


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