Austin History Center

Jesse Herrera Photography Collection

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Herrera, Jesse
Title: Jesse Herrera Photography Collection
Dates: 1985-1990
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs, clippings, brochures, and flyers, related to Jesse Herrera's work as a photographer. The photographs document member of Austin's Mexican-American community. Many are original prints that appeared in the publication: Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood.
Identification: AR.2009.047
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Photo Room
Language: The records are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe St.,  P.O. Box 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Jesse Herrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1945. Herrera earned his B.A. in Art Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975 and an M.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He teaches photography at Laguna Gloria Art School in Austin, Texas. His first job after graduation in 1975 was as a corporate photographer in Chicago. In 1978, Herrera moved to Austin and began working for various Texas State agencies. For the next 25 years he worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture, the State Preservation Board, and the Texas House of Representatives. He retired in 2003. His documentary photography of Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain has been exhibited throughout Texas and the Midwest in one-man shows and national juried exhibitions. In addition, some of this work has appeared in various publications featuring Hispanic culture. Art and Ritual in Golden-Age Spain and Hispanic Times are the most recent books featuring some of his photographs. A selection of his work is in the permanent collection of the following institutions: The Bill Wittliff Photography Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Texas State University, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Mexican Fine Arts Center and Museum in Chicago.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, clippings, brochures, and flyers, related to Jesse Herrera's work as a photographer. The photographs document members of Austin's Mexican-American community. Many are original prints that appeared in the publication: Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood. The clippings, brochures, and flyers document Herrera's commercial and art photography for the years 1984-1989.


 

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Aleman, Sofia
Alonzo, Maria
Bishop McCarty
Cortes, Alma
Cortes, Ernie
Father Banks
Father O'Connor
Father O'Reilly
Hinojoza, Trish
Lagunas, Denise
Matachinos
Olvera, Rosa
Paredes, Americo
Perez, Cynthia
Perez, Lidia
Renteria, Margarita
Renteria, Mauro
Rios, Sister Amalia
Señora Salas
Vasquez, Concepcion
Vasquez, Elias
Organizations:
Austin Interfaith
Carmelitas
Guadalupanas
Knights of Columbus
Mariachi Guadalupanos
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Sagrado Corazon
Sodalites
Vela Perpetua Parish
Places:
Flamingo Ballroom
Las Manitas
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
San Jose Church
Zaragosa Park
Subjects:
All Saints Day
Ash Wednesday
Cinco de Mayo
Easter
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Quinceañera
St. Francis of Assisi
Vatican Charter

Related Material

General Collection - Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood, 1994, A 395.24 LA

Recording History : A History of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, 1990, A 282.76431 HE

Austin Files - AF Biography File - Jesse Herrera, 1945-


Separated Material

Two books, Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood and The Texas Capitol: A History of the Lone Star Statehouse were removed and returned to the donor because AHC already owns copies of them.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Accessioned 5/6/2007

Preferred Citation

Jesse Herrera Photography Collection (AR.2009.047), Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2009/017

Donation Date: 5/6/2009

Processing Information

Finding aid and initial encoding by Daniel Alonzo in September, 2009. Revisions by Susan Rittereiser in August, 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Commission/Exhibition Publicity Material, 1985-1990



 
Box Folder
1 2 Exhibition Brochures/Flyers, 1985-1990



 
Box
1 Photographs, 001-056, 1988-1989