Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola Campaign Papers, 2009-2011Add to your cart.

By Miguel Juarez, MLS, MA

Collection Overview

Title: Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola Campaign Papers, 2009-2011Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 2009
ID: 01/ AR0448
Primary Creator: Guadalupe (Lupe) Arriola Campaign Collection (2009-2011)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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.
Date Acquired: 07/23/2012
Languages: English

Abstract

The Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola Political Campaign Papers is comprised of materials from Arriola’s bid for City Representative for Fort Worth, Texas  in 2009.  Arriola was the first Latina to run for City Council.  Arriola was an owner of two McDonald franchises in Ft. Worth.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Guadalupe “Lupe” Arriola grew up in Los Angeles and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Los Angeles and a master’s degree 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 of the campaign Arriola was a co-owner of three McDonald franchises.  Arriola, was active in Fort Worth playing leadership roles in numerous Fort Worth organizations, providing a role model for other Latinas in the community and was a member of the board of directors of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  She ran for Fort Worth City Council, District 4 in 2009 against Danny Scarth and Jeffrey Harris.  Contributors to her campaign included Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth and neigborhood activists such as Eva Bonilla, as well as friends and associates from Los Angeles.

Biographical Note

Guadalupe Arriola grew up in Los Angeles and received a bachelors degree in political science from Cal State University, Los Angeles, and a masters 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 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:

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

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Source: Donated by Celina Vásquez, Prof. of Government, Tarrant County Community College District
Acquisition Method: Donation
Related Materials: Two over-sized posters are part of the collection--in flat archival files.
Preferred Citation: Guadalupe "Lupe" Arriola Campaign Papers, University of North Texas Archives and Rare Books

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