University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the McGarrigle-Aronie Videotape Collection, [ca. 1985-1987]

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Aronie, Seth I.
Creator: McGarrigle, Patrick
Creator: Sheauxnough Studios.
Title: McGarrigle-Aronie Videotape Collection
Dates: [ca. 1985-1987]
Abstract: The McGarrigle-Aronie Videotape Collection, [ca. 1985-1987], contains 33 U-matic 3/4 in. videotapes of interviews and footage filmed during the making of "End of an Era," a TV program about the closing of the Sheauxnough Studios.
Accession No.: 2001-102
Extent: 33 U-matic 3/4 in. videotapes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Formed in the 1970s, Sheauxnough Studios was a collective of poster artists in Austin, Texas, formerly associated with the Armadillo World Headquarters. When the Studios closed and the building was demolished in 1987, Seth I. Aronie, now known as Emmanuel Aronie, produced a program about the closing of Sheauxnough Studios, entitled “End of an Era,” which aired on the local television public access network, ACTV. Aronie transferred footage and copies of the program to Patrick McGarrigle, who in turned donated the collection to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

Scope and Contents

The McGarrigle-Aronie Videotape Collection, [ca. 1985-1987], contains 33 U-matic 3/4 in. videotapes of interviews and footage filmed during the making of "End of an Era," a TV program about the closing of the Sheauxnough Studios. One tape contains the program itself, while the other tapes include rough footage. Local Austin artists featured and interviewed for the program include Dee "Juke" White, Danny Garrett, Michael Priest, and others. Additionally, the footage showcases the Austin cityscape, Town Lake, the construction site at Sheauxnough Studios, an art show at the Dougherty Art Center, and a presentation and awards ceremony at the Barker History Center, now the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of video material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

Use Restrictions

Emmanuel Aronie retains copyright of the collection. Permission from Aronie must be obtained for any commercial use of the collection, while use for documentary, historical, or educational purposes is permitted without restriction.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
White, Dee (Juke)
Garrett, Danny
Priest, Michael
Aronie, Seth I. -- Archives.
McGarrigle, Patrick -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Sheauxnough Studios.
Performing arts -- Texas -- Austin Region.
Artists -- Texas -- Austin.
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Texas Poster Art Collection

See also Patrick McGarrigle Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

McGarrigle-Aronie Videotape Collection, [ca. 1985-1987], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3X334 Tape 1, 20 minutes
United Bank
Capitol Building
Jack Brown Cleaners
Lemens Finance
Half-Price Books/walking 16th street
Oat Willies shot
Parking garages
From Guadalupe
From Southwestern Bell
Sheauxnough doorway
Tape 2, 20 minutes
Dee White in studio working
Danny Garrett in studio working
Joking around, fun
Michael Priest
A “5 Dog Production”
Battle of Titans
Fun with masks
Little girl with masks
Tape 3, 20 minutes
Dee White and Danny Garrett at work tables
Dee White interview
Art object room
Tape 4, 20 minutes
Object room
Dee White interview
Dee White art
Danny Garrett interview
Studio art tools
Tape 4A, 30 minutes
Danny Garrett does art
Danny Garrett interview
Danny Garrett with Willie Nelson interview
Tape 5, 20 minutes
Danny Garrett art
Dee White talks
Dee White interview
Tape 5A, 30 minutes
Dee White interview
Dee White‘s tool and knick-knack chest
Odd and ends
Danny Garrett
Tape 6, 60 minutes
Michael Priest interview
Michael Priest art
Tape 6 [copy], EE Dub, 60 minutes
Tape 7, 60 minutes
Michael Priest interview
Michael Priest art
Tape 8, 45 minutes
Michael Priest art
Tape 9, 20 minutes
Michael Priest shows Sheauxnough studios
Other artists’ spaces
Unidentified Spanish man
Michael Priest guided tour
Running interview
People and spaces
“Why because we like you”
Lounge Lizards man
Musician artist
Tape10, 20 minutes
Michael Priest tour continues
Other artist spaces
Various posters and objects by all
Bucky Fuller picture by Scott Stormcloud
More objects
More interviews
Michael Priest
Other building locations
Tape 11, 20 minutes
Warren (Building maintenance) plays checkers
Warren interview
“I was born with a checkboard in my hand”
Tape 12, 20 minutes
Warren interview
Exploring the building
On the roof
United Bank views
Capitol building
University of Texas at Austin tower
360 degree views
3X335 Tape 13, 20 minutes
Oat Willies
Ricco’s harp music
Tape 14, 18 minutes
Ricco’s harp music
Dee White art
Tape 15, 20 minutes
Dee White art
Danny Garrett art
Tape 16, 18 minutes
Dee White art
Posters and fine art
Some other program material mixed in
Alma Quillian
Kay Klier
Tape 17, 18 minutes
Dougherty Arts Center “Texas Poster Art” Show
Art on walls
People viewing
Party-gallery opening atmosphere
Tape 18, 20 minutes
Dougherty Arts Center
Japanese Acoustic guitarist/vocalist
Art and people
Tape 19, 11 minutes
Dee White plays music
Interview with art watcher
Dee White plays with group
Jim Franklin in band
Tape 20, 18 minutes
Barker History Center
Awards Ceremony
Architecture of new Austin buildings
Drilling at site of Sheauxnough (15-16th St. Lavaca Guadalupe)
New buildings around town
Tape 20A, 13 minutes
Barker History Center
Jim Franklin interview
Tape 21A, 20 minutes
Construction at site of Sheauxnough Studios
Barker History Center comments
Kerry Awn
Jim Franklin
Awards ceremony
Doris White
Tape 23, 18 minutes
United Bank shots
Half constructed “1 Capitol Square”
Views of construction
Lemens Finance Company
New construction around town
Tape 24, 18 minutes
Architectural shots from Town Lake
Around town
1st and Congress
6th and Congress
100 Congress
1 Congress Plaza
Tape 25, 18 minutes
Interstate 35 moving shots
Congress Avenue
1st Street
Moving shots
Austin under construction
Aerial views of Austin skyline on top of 1 Capitol Square
Traffic below
Elevator with workers
Tape 27, 14 minutes
Interview with wino
Seth Aronie does introduction presentation for the program
Riding around Austin
3X90 Tape 28, 18 minutes
Shots of construction
Lemens Finance
Cold day
Barker Texas History Center
Dale Wilkins talks about the Armadillo World Headquarters
Sheauxnough Studios
Oat Willies
Awards ceremony
Tape 29, 20 minutes
Interview with unknown artist
Bad lighting
Kerry Awn talks
Dub Master
Promotional tape