Genovevo (Gene T.) Teodoro Chávez Ortíz, Ed.D., is a community historian and archivist. His family roots are in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. He moved to Overland Park, Kansas, in 1962. He has a bachelors degree from what is now Truman State University, and masters' and doctor of education degrees from Arizona State University. He has conducted lectures for the Kansas Humanities Council, the Overland Park Historical Society, and many libraries in Kansas and Missouri. He writes for the Historical Journal of Wyandotte County.