After his retirement from the Laredo, Texas Health Department in 2005, Mr. Victor Oliveros, who was Chief of Environmental Health Services and a founder of the US-Mexico Border Health Commission, donated a collection of materials related to border health to the UT Health Science Center Libraries. The materials included papers and government reports as well as slides showing deteriorating environmental conditions along the U.S. Mexico border at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. The slides, which Mr. Oliveros used during presentations, illustrate the interdependency of the sister cities, as people, animals, and disease vectors move freely between them.
The donated materials have been catalogued and can be found by using the library catalog with the keyword “Oliveros.”
- Physical documents are located at the Laredo Regional Campus Library at 1937 East Bustamante Street.
- The usable slides have been turned into a presentation, and these are available as a link from http://library.uthscsa.edu/exhibits/oliveros.cfm.
- The web page also includes a brief biography of Victor Oliveros and an oral history that was conducted with Mr. Oliveros by Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian.
Assistant Director for Branch Libraries and Database Services