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Ralph Gaxiola Photographs 1893-1950

MP SPC 284


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944
Title: Ralph Gaxiola Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1950
Quantity: 4 Boxes (0.4 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses 22 images depicting the Gaxiola and Garcia de la Lama families of Phoenix, Arizona. Among the individuals shown are Carmen (Badilla) Gaxiola, Ralph Gaxiola, Frank Gaxiola, Maria (Bayze) Gaxiola, Concepcion (Garcia de la Lama) Perez, Pedro Diego Perez, Gilbert Gaxiola, Geraldine (Gaxiola) Haynes, Grace (Gaxiola) Shuga, Jesus Franco, Josefina (Carrascoso) Franco, Mary Jo (Franco) French, and Gov. Daniel E. Garvey.
Identification: MP SPC 284
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Chicano Research Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Rafael Badilla "Ralph" Gaxiola was born to Florentino and Carmen (Badilla) Gaxiola in Phoenix, Arizona on October 24, 1893. He was one of three children, including Frank Tyson (1891-) and Edward (1897-1963). Ralph Gaxiola married Maria Bayze and the couple had three children, Mary Geraldine (Gaxiola) Haynes (1928-), Gilbert Ralph (1924-1944), and Grace (Gaxiola) Shuga (1935-1997). Gilbert Gaxiola was killed in combat during World War II. Rafael Gaxiola died on August 28, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.


Scope and Content Note

This collection houses 22 images depicting the Gaxiola and Garcia de la Lama families of Phoenix, Arizona. Among the individuals shown are Carmen (Badilla) Gaxiola, Ralph Gaxiola, Frank Gaxiola, Maria (Bayze) Gaxiola, Concepcion (Garcia de la Lama) Perez, Pedro Diego Perez, Gilbert Gaxiola, Geraldine (Gaxiola) Haynes, Grace (Gaxiola) Shuga, Jesus Franco, Josefina (Carrascoso) Franco, Mary Jo (Franco) French, and Gov. Daniel E. Garvey.


Arrangement

This collection consists of four folders.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Copyright

The Arizona Board of Regents retains copyright to this collection for and on behalf of Distinctive Collections, Arizona State University Library. Requests for permissions to publish, display, or redistribute information from this collection must be submitted via our online application.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974.
Gaxiola, Carmen Badilla, 1869-1959.
Gaxiola, Frank Tyson, 1891-.
Gaxiola, Gilbert (Gilbert Ralph), 1924-1944.
Gaxiola, Maria (Maria Bayze), 1896-1992.
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944.
Haynes, Geraldine (Mary Geraldine Gaxiola), 1928-.
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978.
Perez, Pedro Diego, 1896-1973.
Shuga, Grace (Martha Graciela Gaxiola), 1935-1997.

Subject(s)
Mexican Americans -- Arizona -- Phoenix.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Ralph Gaxiola Photographs, MP SPC 284. Arizona State University Library: Chicano Research Collection.

Provenance

Geraldine (Gaxiola) Haynes and Grace (Gaxiola) Shuga donated these photographs to the Chicano/a Research Collection in 1992 (Accession #1992-00671).


Container List

1Portrait of Ralph Gaxiola, 1939
Personal Name(s)
Mendivil, R. R. (Rafael Reyna), 1883-1965 (Photographer)
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944

2Portrait of Isabel Dominguez and Maria Bayze, 1915
Maria Bayze in back; Isabel Dominguez in foreground.
Personal Name(s)
Dominguez, Isabel, ca. 1890-
Gaxiola, Maria (Maria Bayze), 1896-1992

3Portrait of Concepcion G. de la Lama and Maria Bayze, 1916
Concepcion G. de la Lama in the back; Maria Bayze in the foreground.
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978
Gaxiola, Maria (Maria Bayze), 1896-1992

4Portrait of Tony Carlos, 1935
Portrait of Tony Carlos, singer with the Caballeros Allegres Orchestra; Ralph Gaxiola, announcer.
Personal Name(s)
Carlos, Tony
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944

5Portrait of Carmen Badilla Gaxiola with her Children, Ralph and Florencio, 1893
Portrait of Carmen Badilla Gaxiola with Ralph on her knee and Florencio standing.
Personal Name(s)
Clausen, C. H. (Christian H.) (Author)
Gaxiola, Carmen Badilla, 1869-1959
Gaxiola, Frank Tyson, 1891-
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944

6Portrait of Geraldine Gaxiola, 1948
Portrait of Geraldine Gaxiola, Queen for Mexican Independence, September 16-17, 1948.
Personal Name(s)
Haynes, Geraldine (Mary Geraldine Gaxiola), 1928-

7Ralph Gaxiola with his Son, Gilbert, 1926
Gilbert Gaxiola on the sideboard of the car.
Personal Name(s)
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944
Gaxiola, Gilbert (Gilbert Ralph), 1924-1944

8Mexican Independence Day Queen Geraldine Gaxiola and her Royal Court, 1948
Also shown are Rachel Rivas, Elsie Ybarra, Juanita Franco, Mary Jo Franco, Sadie Rodriguez, Tessie Rivera, and Nellie Alcozer.
Queen Geraldine Gaxiola in the center.
Personal Name(s)
Haynes, Geraldine (Mary Geraldine Gaxiola), 1928-

9Mexican Independence Day Queen Banquet, 1948
Geraldine Gaxiola, Independence Day Queen, with Governor Dan Garvey at the microphone.
Personal Name(s)
Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974
Haynes, Geraldine (Mary Geraldine Gaxiola), 1928-

10Mexican Independence Day Queen Mary Jo Franco with Governor Dan Garvey and Mexican Counsel Jesus Franco, 1950
Mary Jo Franco standing to the left of Gov. Dan Garvey. Jesus Franco on the far right.
Personal Name(s)
Deuel, Eddie (Author)
Franco, Jesus M., 1888-1974
Shuga, Grace (Martha Graciela Gaxiola), 1935-1997
French, Mary Jo (Maria Josefina Franco), 1936-2015
Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974

11Mexican Independence Day Queen Mary Jo Franco with Governor Dan Garvey, 1950
Mary Jo Franco seated; Gov. Dan Garvey placing crown on queen's head; Jesus Franco on the right.
Personal Name(s)
Deuel, Eddie (Author)
Franco, Jesus M., 1888-1974
Franco, Josefina C. (Josefina Carrascoso), 1897-1972
Shuga, Grace (Martha Graciela Gaxiola), 1935-1997
French, Mary Jo (Maria Josefina Franco), 1936-2015
Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974

12Grace Gaxiola, Ambassador for Radio KIFN with Gov. Dan Garvey, 1950
Photo of Grace Gaxiola with Gov. Dan Garvey.
Personal Name(s)
Deuel, Eddie (Author)
Garvey, Daniel E. (Daniel Emmet), 1886-1974
Shuga, Grace (Martha Graciela Gaxiola), 1935-1997

13Photograph of Gilbert Gaxiola, 1944
Portrait of Gilbert Gaxiola, son of Ralph and Maria Gaxiola. Gilbert died in France on November 30, 1944.
Personal Name(s)
Gaxiola, Gilbert (Gilbert Ralph), 1924-1944

14Que Tres al Salir de Casa, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944
Gaxiola, Maria (Maria Bayze), 1896-1992
Perez, Pedro Diego, 1896-1973

15Pedro Perez and Raphael Gaxiola in a Cactus Garden, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944
Perez, Pedro Diego, 1896-1973

16Ralph Gaxiola, Concepcion de la Lama, and Henrietta Figueroa, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978
Gaxiola, Ralph (Ralph Badilla), 1893-1944

17Legal Secretary Concha de la Lama, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978

18Portrait of Concha de la Lama to her Friend Louise Gass, 1911 May 30
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978

19Portrait of Concha de la Lama to Mrs. Marmoleja, 1911 May 30
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Concepcion (Concepcion Garcia de la Lama), 1896-1978

20Post Card with Chas. de la Lama Pictured, 1922 March 26
Personal Name(s)
Garcia de la Lama, Carlos, 1891-1968

21Portrait of Ricardo and Trinidad Perez, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Perez, Ricardo J., 1868-1939
Arvizu de Perez, Trinidad, 1869-1918

22Aurelio Garcia de la Lama, Brother of Pedro Garcia de la Lama, 1919 May 20
Personal Name(s)
Garcia de la Lama, Aurelio, ca. 1856-
Garcia de la Lama, Pedro, 1853-1945