Folklorist and historian Jovita González de Mireles served as president of the Texas Folklore Society in Nacogdoches, from 1930-1932. She was born January 18, 1904, on her grandfather's ranch near Roma, in South Texas.
González de Mireles family moved to San Antonio in 1910, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish at Our Lady of the Lake College. She later earned a master of arts in Spanish literature at the University of Texas.
González de Mireles taught in San Antonio and Corpus Christi for more than 21 years, concurrently writing textbooks, histories, proverbs, poetry, and songs about Mexican-American heritage and culture.
In 1930, González de Mireles became the first Mexican-American and woman president of the Texas Folklore Society, serving until 1932. After her death in 1983, the Mexican Americans in Texas History Conference of the Texas State Historical Association recognized her as a local historian.