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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Dia De Los Muertos Committee (Lubbock, Texas):

An Inventory of Its Records, 1998-2003, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Dia De Los Muertos Committee (Lubbock, Texas)
Title: Dia De Los Muertos Committee (Lubbock, Texas) Records,
Dates: 1998-2003
Abstract: These are the records detailing the activities of the Dia De Los Muertos Committee of Lubbock, Texas.
Collection # S1597.1
Quantity: 1 small box (0.4 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Committee began its activities in 1999 to gather the support needed to perform this celebration in an orderly fashion and to spread its publicity. Lubbock did not participate in the holiday until 1996 when an exhibition of artwork called Celebracion was set up emphasizing the Catholic holiday. Dia De Los Muertos an official holiday is celebrated each year in Mexico on November 2nd of the Catholic calendar. The custom was brought over to the U.S. by Mexican immigrants. The celebration of Day of the Dead or All Souls Day offers a way for the living to invite the deceased home once a year and easing any emotional pains suffered during their departure. Candy is offered, people dress in skeletal costumes, and music is sung to welcome the dead.

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Scope and Contents

The collection has correspondence, meeting notes, printed materials, posters and newspapers, contact sheets, and numerous slides and photographs concerning the activities of the Dia De Los Muertos Committee and the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) in Lubbock, Texas.

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Organization

The collection is organized by file name.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Dia De Los Muertos

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Dia De Los Muertos oversized materials, O9.1
  • "Day of the Dead Celebration" VHS tapes (2000-2001)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dia De Los Muertos Committee (Lubbock, Texas) Records, 1998-2003, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2002-0081-B, 2003-0209-B

Gifts, 2002-2003

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, November 2003

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Collection Inventory

 

General Files

box folder
1 1 Meeting Records and Contacts, 2000
2 Meeting Records and Contacts, 2001
3 Past Celebration Materials, 2000-2001
4 Research Materials, 1998-1999
5 Contact Sheets and Negatives of Celebration, 2000
6 Slides of Celebration, 2000
7 Celebration for 2003, 2003
8 Event Photographs, 2003

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