UTSA Special Collections Acquires Southwest Voter Registration Education Project/William C. Velásquez Institute Records

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Antonio Gonzáles and Dr. Ricardo Romo signing the Deed. Antonio Gonzáles and Dr. Ricardo Romo signing the Deed.

On Friday, May 8, 2015, UTSA President Dr. Ricardo Romo and Antonio González, President of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) and the William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) signed a formal agreement deeding both organizations’ records to UTSA Special Collections. I had the honor of attending the event to witness the historic signing.

The signing took place on the eve of Willie Velásquez Day at a reception preceding the annual Southwest Voter Fundraising Dinner. Four of the mayoral candidates: Tommy Adkisson, Ivy Taylor, Leticia Van de Putte, and Mike Villareal were in attendance and during the dinner, participated in a short panel discussion before being whisked away to their next event. Senator José Menéndez was the keynote speaker and Antonio González closed the event.

Dean Maloney, Dr. Romo, Antonio González, and Sen. José Menéndez mingle before the reception. Dean Maloney, Dr. Romo, Antonio González, and Sen. José Menéndez mingle before the reception.

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Author: Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Handsome gentleman scholar, Civil War historian, unpretentious intellectual, world traveler, successful writer.

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