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Affidavit sworn by Beatriz Balboa de Espino and Zenobia Silva de Aguirre to Alonso S. Perales

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Title

Affidavit sworn by Beatriz Balboa de Espino and Zenobia Silva de Aguirre to Alonso S. Perales

Subject

AFFIDAVITS
RACE discrimination - public establishments
DISCRIMINATION in housing
DISCRIMINATION
MILITARY Personnel
MEXICAN American Soldiers

Description

Affidavit sworn by Beatriz Balboa de Espino and Zenobia Silva de Aguirre stating that they visited the Office of R.L. White Co. where they were told they could not rent a house because they were not white.

Creator

Balboa de Espino, Beatriz
Silva de Aguirre, Zenobia

Source

Perales, Alonso S. Are We Good Neighbors? .January 1, 1948. EBSCO Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

Publisher

Artes Gráficas

Date

1944-01-26

Contributor

Alonso S. Perales

Rights

Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

Relation

Gauthereau, Lorena. "Are We Good Neighbors?: Mapping Discrimination Against Mexican Americans in 1940s Texas." https://arcg.is/1C1bbv.

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JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

pera0079

Coverage

SAN Antonio (Tex.)

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Transcription

[BEGIN HEADER] THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BEXAR [END HEADER]

Our names are Beatriz Balboa de Espino and Zenobia Silva de Aguirre, ages 33 years and 23 years, respectively, and married. We reside at 523 Santa Clara Street, in San Antonio, Texas.

About 2:00 P.M., to-day we called at the Office of R. L. White Co. 314 Nolan Street, San Antonio, Texas, and made application to rent a house situated on Elm Street. We had seen a "For Rent" sign on said house which stated that any one interested should apply at the Office of R. L, White Co. When we told the young lady at the office of the R. L. White Co., that we wanted to rent the house on Elm Street she replied: "We don't rent to Spanish people. We rent to whites". Mrs. Beatriz Balboa de Espino asked her: "What is the matter with Spanish people?" and she replied: "We have our choice to rent it to whomever we want to." Whereupon Mrs. Beatriz Balboa de Espino retorted: "But they can go to war all right, can't they?". whereupon the young lady said: "Well get out, get out, I don't want to be bothered."

Speaking for herself the said Beatriz Balboa de Espino fur-ther says: I have two brothers in the United States Army; one is stationed in England and the other is in Wisconsin.

Speaking for herself the said Zenobia Silvia de Aguirre further says: My husband, Daniel Aguirre, is in the United States Army and is stationed in India. I also have a brother-in-law (the husband of a sister of mine) serving in the United States Army overseas. I wanted to rent the house on Elm Street in order that my family and myself might occupy it as a homestead.

Further deponents sayeth not.
Beatriz Balboa de Espino
Zenobia Silva de Aguirre

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of January, A.D. 1944.

Alonso S. Perales,
Notary Public in and for Bexar County, Texas.










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Citation

Balboa de Espino, Beatriz and Silva de Aguirre, Zenobia, “Affidavit sworn by Beatriz Balboa de Espino and Zenobia Silva de Aguirre to Alonso S. Perales,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 19, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/109.