A collection of material that document 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 asNorth Texas State College) in the 1950s.
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.
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Non-adhesive scrapbook containing photographs and memorabilia chronicling Victor Rodriguez’ experiences as a track athlete in Beeville, Texas and North Texas State College; as an athletics coach in San Antonio, Guatemala, and Costa Rica; and his election, service and honors awarded as a superintendent in San Antonio.
Zipper-adhesive scrapbook containing primarily clippings and memorabilia chronicling Victor Rodriguez’ experiences as an athlete at Edna High school and Victoria College as well as his service as a superintendent in San Antonio.