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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scrapbooks, 1935-1977

Photographs and photograph albums, 1953-1968

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Reynolds Andricks Fiesta Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1935-1977



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Andricks, Reynolds, 1905-1982
Title: Reynolds Andricks Fiesta Scrapbooks and Photographs
Dates: 1935-1977
Creator Abstract: A San Antonio, Texas, civil engineer, Reynolds Andricks (1905-1982) was involved with the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration for almost forty years, serving a term as president of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association and for many years as director of the Fiesta Flambeau parade.
Content Abstract: Representing thirty years of his close involvement in Fiesta San Antonio, the Reynolds Andricks collection consists of scrapbooks and photographs detailing the annual event.
Identification: Col 7674
Extent: 63.25 linear feet (2 document boxes, 51 scrapbooks in 50 oversize boxes, 1 oversize photograph)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Born in Temple, Texas, in 1905, Louis Reynolds Andricks moved to San Antonio as a boy and made the city his home for the remainder of his life. He attended the University of Texas, where he obtained a degree in civil engineering. In addition to his private sector work as an engineer, he served at various times in city government in the public works department, on the planning commission, and as acting city manager.

Andricks began one of his most significant associations in 1947 when he was named to the board of directors of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association, the organization that then organized the annual spring event. Soon after his election, he came up with the idea for an illuminated night parade to be called “Fiesta Flambeau.” The event was first staged in 1948 and was an immediate success; Andricks continued as its director into the 1980s. During that period he instituted a number of other popular innovations, including the selection of a “Miss Fiesta” and increased military involvement in Fiesta. He expanded Fiesta’s reach by initiating exchanges with like civic celebrations in other cities, sending San Antonio representatives to the Tournament of Roses in California, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, and other events around the country.

In addition to his unbroken stint as Flambeau director, Andricks also served at various times as Fiesta San Jacinto Association president and executive director. Following the creation of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in 1959 as the new policy body for Fiesta, Andricks continued to represent the renamed Festival San Jacinto, the sponsors of the Flambeau, until his death.

Andricks and his first wife, Thelma Cordelia Trafton Andricks, were the parents of a daughter. After his wife’s death in 1977, Andricks married Ann Edge. He died at his home in San Antonio in 1982.

References

Reynolds Andricks biographical file. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

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Scope and Content Note

Representing thirty years of his close involvement in Fiesta San Antonio, the Reynolds Andricks collection consists of scrapbooks and photographs detailing the annual event.

Scrapbooks make up the bulk of the collection, beginning with a few volumes dating from years prior to Andricks’ official involvement with the organization of Fiesta. With his election to the board of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association in 1947, the scrapbooks become more systematic, gathering clippings of local and out-of-town newspaper coverage of Fiesta planning and events, Fiesta-related advertisements, and other printed items. There are also items related to other events sponsored by the organization and to the appearance of San Antonio representatives at other festivals. While there are no chronological gaps in the annual series of scrapbooks from 1947-1976, there appear to be some missing items for years in which more than one volume was compiled. Several of the later volumes included envelopes containing loose clippings; these have been place in folders and housed with the scrapbook from that year. A smaller sequence of scrapbooks gathers letters and some printed items received by Andricks in the course of organizing and promoting Fiesta events.

Several albums of photographs, dating from 1953-1968, consist primarily of professionally produced publicity photos of Fiesta participants and events and photos of San Antonio participants in parades in other cities. The numerical sequence used on a number of these volumes indicates that several albums are missing and that there are gaps in the chronological sequence. Photographs have been removed from the albums and rehoused in folders in their original order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Andricks, Reynolds, 1905-1982.
Organizations
Fiesta San Jacinto Association (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Fiesta San Antonio (San Antonio, Tex.)
Festivals--Texas--San Antonio.
Parades--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Genres/Formats
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.

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Related Material

Several collections at the DRT Library and other repositories document the history of Fiesta and various events held in conjunction with it, including:

Battle of Flowers Association (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1895-, Col 6848, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Ralph H. Durkee Fiesta San Jacinto Papers, 1925-1952, Doc 7830, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Fiesta San Antonio (San Antonio, Tex.) Collection, 1897-2007, DRT 3, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Order of the Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) Records, 1909-1990, Col 6096, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Fiesta San Antonio Commission Records, 1898, 1926-2005, MS 30, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reynolds Andricks Fiesta Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1935-1977, Col 7674, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dee Ann Reynolds Andricks Brock, 1994 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 2004 October.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 October.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Scrapbooks, 1935-1977

Box
SB-A40 Letters to Reynolds Andricks, 1947-1953
Box
SB-A41 Letters to Reynolds Andricks, 1953-1954
Box
SB-A42 Letters to Reynolds Andricks, 1954
Box
SB-A43 Letters to Reynolds Andricks, 1954-1955
Box
SB-A44 Letters to Reynolds Andricks, 1956
Box
SB-C26 Fiesta Publicity, 1935
Box
SB-C28 Unbound, 1936
Box
SB-C27 Publicity: newspaper clippings, Fiesta San Jacinto, 1939-1940
1946
Box
SB-C29 1947 Fiesta, Volume I
Box
SB-C30 1947 Fiesta, Volume II
Box
SB-A39 1947 Fiesta, out of town clippings
Box
SB-C31 1948 Fiesta, Volume I
Box
SB-C32 1948 Fiesta, Volume II
Box
SB-C33 1948 Fiesta, Volume III, advertisements
Box
SB-C34 1949 Fiesta, Volume I
Box
SB-C35 1949 Fiesta, out of town clippings, local advertisements
Box
SB-C36 1950 Fiesta, Volume I
Box
SB-C37 1951 Fiesta
Box
SB-C38 1952 Fiesta, Volume II
Box
SB-C39 1953 Fiesta, Volume I
Box
SB-C40 1953 Fiesta, Volume II, Reynolds Andricks, President
Box
SB-C41 1954 Fiesta, Volume I, Reynolds Andricks, President
Box
SB-C42 1954 Fiesta, Volume II, Reynolds Andricks, President
Box
SB-C43 1955 Fiesta, Volume I, Reynolds Andricks, Chairman of the Board
Box
SB-C44 1955 Fiesta, Volume II, Reynolds Andricks, Chairman of the Board
Box
SB-C45 1956 Fiesta, Rudolph W. Richter, President
Box
SB-C46 1956 Fiesta, Reynolds Andricks, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C47 1957 Fiesta, Rudolph W. Richter, President
Box
SB-C48 1957 Fiesta, Reynolds Andricks, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C49 1958 Fiesta, Reynolds Andricks, Executive Director, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C50 1959 Fiesta, Reynolds Andricks, Executive Director, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C51 1959 Controversy
Box
SB-C52 1960 Fiesta, Reynolds Andricks, Executive Secretary, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C53 1961 Fiesta
Box
SB-C54 1962, Reynolds Andricks, Executive Secretary, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C55 1963
Box
SB-C56 1963, Reynolds Andricks, Executive Secretary, Director of the Fiesta Flambeau
Box
SB-C57 1964 Fiesta
Box
SB-C58 1965 Fiesta [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C59 1966 Fiesta [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C60 1967 Fiesta [includes two folders loose items]
Box
SB-C61 1968 Fiesta [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C62 1969 Fiesta
Box
SB-C63 1970 Fiesta, Volume 1 [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C64 1971 Fiesta, Volume I-II [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C65 1972 Fiesta [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C66 1973 Fiesta, Volume II [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C67 1974 Fiesta, Volume I [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C68 1975 Fiesta, Volume II [includes folder loose clippings]
Box
SB-C69 1976 Fiesta, Volume I-II [includes folder loose clippings]

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Photographs and photograph albums, 1953-1968

Box Folder
1 1-2 Book 2: 1953 July-1953 April
3-4 Book 5: 1953 May-1954 April
5-6 Book 10: 1956 April
7-8 Book 11: 1956 April-1956 May
9-10 Book 16: 1957-1958 April
11-12 Book 20: 1960 April
Box Folder
2 13 Book 21: 1961
14-16 Book 24: 1962-1963
17-18 Book 25: 1963
19-20 1965
21-22 1967-1968
23 Loose photographs, undated
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Photograph: unidentified group, from photograph album 24, 1962-1963

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