Priscilla S. Mares Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains an assortment of materials documenting Mares' life as a student at the University of Denver (1945-1946); items related to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1948, 1960, n.d.); documentation on Mares' involvement with different Hispanic American organizations and the awards she received; newspaper clippings; and photographs.
Language of Materials
Material is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Priscilla Sanchez was born in 1924, in Lemitar, New Mexico. In 1926, she moved to Denver with her family, graduating from North High School in 1942. She married Bonifacio "Bonnie" Mares in 1948. The couple started the first Mexican restaurant in North Denver in 1960. Called the Taco-Ria, they operated the restaurant until 1978. Priscilla Mares was well known as a community activist in the Hispanic/Latino community, and served as executive secretary of the Latin American Educational Foundation (1965-1977). She was also appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a Colorado delegate to the first White House Conference on Hispanic Issues in El Paso, Texas (1967) and was selected by then-Archbishop James V. Casey to the Archdiocese Human Relations Commission (1969-1971). She received numerous citations, certificates and awards for her activities. In later years Mares received a B.A. in History from Regis University (1992). She died in Denver, Colorado in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Don Mares, 2008.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
Varying Form of Title
Priscilla Sanchez papers.
- Awards Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Hispanic American civic leaders -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hispanic American women -- Colorado -- Denver. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mares, Priscilla S., 1924-1995 -- Archives.
- Pan-Hispanism. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Language of description
- Script of description