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The Fuentes Collection

Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes (1895-1988) was born and raised on his family’s ranch near Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. He moved to Laredo as a young man, eventually taking up residence in Corpus Christi in the 1910s. He married Josefine Barrera, a Corpus Christi native, in 1918. The couple had five children: Ruben, Ophelia, Mercedes, Antonio, and Carmen. 

Josefina and her family were respected members of Corpus Christi Mexican-American society. After her marriage to Antonio, the couple developed their own ties with numerous community groups, including the Obreros y Obreras, Alianza Hispano-Americana, and Woodmen of the World. Antonio also became an active member of several local chapters, holding office and serving as a delegate to out-of-town conventions. 

These films were named to the National Film Registry in 2017. 

1920s home movie footage of prominent Mexican-American...
Home movie footage shot by longtime Corpus Christi res...
Home movie footage of longtime Corpus Christi resident...
Home movie footage of the Fuentes children playing wit...
Home movie of an Independence Day parade through downt...
Home movie footage of the Fuentes family walking aroun...
Introspective Cage