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Collection Overview

Title: José L. Castillo Photograph Collection, 2000-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 2005-2006
ID: 01/ AR0051
Primary Creator: Castillo, Jose L. (1970-)
Extent: 2754.0 Items
Arrangement: This collection is organized into series by subject.
Forms of Material: Photographs
Languages: English


Collection of documents and photographs taken in the early-mid 2000s by José L. Castillo that highlight political events in the Latino community, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The José L. Castillo Collection consists of 2,700 digital images and 57 articles. The images and articles highlight protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area. Featured subjects include Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief; former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa; former LULAC President Hector Flores.

Biographical Note

José L. Castillo was born in 1970 and attended high school in Lima, Peru. During the early 1990s he studied translation and interpretation at the Escuela de Traducción e Interpretación de Lima (School of Translation and Interpretation of Lima). Afterwards, he continued his English studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. During his time in the United States, Mr. Castillo has worked as an editor, columnist, reporter, and media advisor in the Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth markets. He was the founder and former editor-in-chief of, currently Georgia’s largest bilingual portal to the Latino community. In March 2002, Mr. Castillo assembled a bilingual editorial staff and launched Atlanta Latino (Georgia), a weekly newspaper with identical content in both English and Spanish. In addition he has done freelance work for La Estrella (Fort Worth), the now defunct Latin Trade Magazine (Miami), HOY (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles), and has translated columns into Spanish for the New York Times Syndicate. Mr. Castillo’s work has earned recognition from his colleagues and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Daily Post (Georgia). He is a current member of the Colegio de Periodistas del Perú (Journalist Society of Peru), one of the most important journalist organizations in his native country, the American Association of Translators, and a former member of the Georgia Association of Latin American Journalists. As of this writing he is the Dallas-Fort Worth correspondent for EFE News Services, the fifth largest news wire in the world and a correspondent for La Republica (Lima, Peru). Since 2004 he has resided in Mansfield, Texas.

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 born-digital and accessible via the Portal to Texas History.

Technical Access Note:

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2006-001
Acquisition Source: José L. Castillo
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation:

For the collection as a whole:

José L. Castillo Photograph Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

For individual items:

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