Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. photographs and papers

Summary Information

Indiana University South Bend Archives
1700 Mishawaka Ave. P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Telephone: (574) 520-4392

Creator: Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center
Title: Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. photographs and papers, Civil Rights Heritage Center

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Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. grew up in a family that followed migrant farm work from Texas through Michigan. In the 1960s, he settled in South Bend, Indiana. Mr. Garza had taken a liking to photography from a very young age, and over the course of his time, had captured incredible moments of Latinx history and culture in the last half of the 20th and early 21 centuries in South Bend. His varied photographs include numerous protests against the treatment of farm workers (including photographs of farm workers captured without the knowledge or permission of the farm owners), cultural celebrations, weddings, quinceañeras, and more.

Scope and Content Note:
Photographs are grouped together by subject matter.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation:

[Item], Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. photographs and papers, Civil Rights Heritage Center, Indiana University South Bend Archives.

Processing Information:

Processed by Civil Rights Heritage Center Curator George Garner beginning in September 2017.

  • Additional processing by CRHC Library and Archives Assistant Valeria Chamorro, January 2020 through April 2020.
  • Updated contact information for IU South Bend Archivist Scott Shoger, April 2020.
  • Updated with new DACS naming structure by CRHC Assistant Director and Curator George Garner, April 2020.