Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

La Hora Presbiteriana Audio Collection, circa 1953-1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: The Presbytery of Western Texas
Title: La Hora Presbiteriana audio collection
Dates: circa 1953-1957
Abstract La Hora Presbiteriana (The Presbyterian Hour) was a 15-minute Spanish language radio program produced by the Presbytery of Western Texas. The collection consists of 41 reel-to-reel tapes and 56 audio cassetes.
Identification: 1998-015
Extent: 41 reel-to-reel tapes, 56 audio cassettes, 4 DVDs, electronic files
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Administrative History

La Hora Presbiteriana (The Presbyterian Hour) was a 15-minute Spanish language radio program produced by the Presbytery of Western Texas. These programs consisted of sermons preached by different ministers and choral music. They were recorded in Falfurrias, Pleasanton, and Corpus Christi and broadcast in southwestern Texas. It was hoped they would also reach listeners in Mexico in order to serve as a missionary program. In 1954, La Hora Presbiteriana became too large of a production for the Presbytery of Western Texas, and the Synod of Texas began to oversee the operation. The program began airing in 1953 and was discontinued in 1957.


Scope and Content Note

La Hora Presbiteriana Audio Collection was originally received as a component of the Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records but was separated to create this collection. Individual items are undated. In 1995, the original reel-to-reel tapes were copied to new reel-to-reel tapes for preservation purposes and to audio cassettes to facilitate access. In December 2014 the original reel-to-reel tapes were digitized with the support of Lydia Hernadez and her family. Preservation and access files were saved to DVD and to the server.

Information on the speakers, music, and locations of the recordings was compiled by Chris Filippi in 1995. This information was not listed for all recordings.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Usage Restrictions

Only .mp3s are available for patron usage. All cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes are restricted due to preservation concerns.


Index Terms

Organizations
Presbyterian Church in the U. S.--Presbytery of Western Texas.
Presbyterian Church in the U. S.--Synod of Texas.
Subjects
Christian radio programs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

La Hora Presbiteriana audio collection, circa 1953-1957, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Detailed Description of the Collection

Reel-to-reel tapes:

Box
D046a 1st Series:
HP 1, Isaac Santiago de Lugo (Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, San Antonio)
HP 2, Carmen A. Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)
Box
D046b HP 3
Box
D046c HP 4, music: selection from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah
HP 5
Box
D046d HP 6
HP 7, Carlos Salazar Buck
Box
D046e HP 8, Carmen A. Gutierrez (San Juan, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
HP 9
Box
D046f HP 10, Jose Angel Hernandez (Bethel Presbyterian Church, Falfurrias, TX)
HP 11, Leon Flores
Box
D046g HP 12, Carmen A. Gutierrez (San Juan, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
HP 13
Box
D046h 2nd Series:
S-1, Dramatic presentation
Box
D046i S-2, Carlos Buck, music: “Holy Holy Holy”
Box
D046j S-3, Leon Flores (Brownesville, TX), music: organ solo by Josemaria Gonzalez)
Box
D046k S-Easter/54, Carlos Buck (Kingsville, TX), music: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”
Box
D046l S-4
Box
D046m S-5, Jesus Sasa
Box
D046n S-6, Bernardino del Pozo (Bethel Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX)
Box
D046o S-7
Box
D046p S-8
Box
D046q S-9
Box
D046r S-10
Box
D046s S-11
Box
D046t S-12, music: “Faith of our Fathers”
Box
D046u S-13, Leon Flores (Brownsville, TX)
Box
D046v 3rd Series:
1-A, Leon Flores (Brownsville, TX)
Box
D046w 2-A, Leon Flores (Brownsville, TX)
Box
D046x 3-A, Leon Flores (Brownsville, TX)
Box
D047a 4-A, Leon Flores (Brownsville, TX)
Box
D047b 5-A, Ramon Cabrera (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Box
D047c 6-A, Daniel Perez
Box
D047d 7-A, Ramon Cabrera (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Box
D047e 8-A, Daniel Perez
Box
D047f 9-A, Ramon Cabrera (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Box
D047g 10-A, Aristes de la Vara
Box
D047h 11-A, Alberto Romball
Box
D047i 12-A, Aristes de la Vara
Box
D047j 13-A, Alberto Romball
Box
D047k 4th Series:
1-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047l 2-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047m 3-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047n 4-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047o 5-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047p 6-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047q 7-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047r 8-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047s 9-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047t 10-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047u 11-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047v 12-B, Ramon Cabrera
Box
D047w 13-B, Ramon Cabrera



Audio Cassettes:

Box
E019d 1st Series:
HP-1 and HP-2
HP-3 and HP-4
HP-5 and HP-6
HP-7 and HP-8
HP-9 and HP-10
HP-11 and HP-12
HP-13
2nd Series:
S-1 and S-2
S-3 and S-Easter/54
S-4 and S-5
S-6 and S-7
S-8 and S-9
S-10 and S-11
S-12 and S-13
3rd Series:
1-A and 2-A
3-A and 4-A
5-A and 6-A
7-A and 8-A
9-A and 10-A
11-A and 12-A
13-A
4th Series:
1-B and 2-B
3-B and 4-B
5-B and 6-B
7-B and 8-B
9-B and 10-B
11-B and 12-B
13-B



Original Reel-to-Reel File Copies and Station Copies [restricted]:

Box
I001b 1st Series
2nd Series
Box
D049 3rd Series
Box
I001b 4th Series



Box
Cab. 9/6 Access copy 2 [audio cassettes]



Box
Cab. 9/2 Preservation and access copies of original reel-to-reel tapes [digitized in December 2014 by Steven Kantner, saved to DVD and the Library Storage Server, N:\Archives\Audio\La Hora Presbiteriana]