A Guide to the Texas Folklife Festival Collection, 1982-1994
Organized by the Institute of Texas Cultures, the first annual Texas Folklife Festival was held in 1972 and modeled after the Smithsonian’s National Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. The festival showcases ethnic traditions and pioneer skills, including foods, music, crafts, and dance of over 40 cultures in Texas, including British, Japanese, Jamaican, Wendish, Lebanese, and Colombian groups.
Source: Leatherwood, Art. "Texas Folklife Festival."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 3, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lkt07.
The Texas Folklife Festival Collection, 1982-1994, comprises press packets for the annual Texas Folklife Festival of the Institute of Texas Cultures in San Antonio, Texas. Each packet includes press releases, photographs, fact sheets and historical information, copies of the festival’s logo, contact information, maps, brochures, and programs, which discuss the represented cultures and participating organizations at the event. Additionally, the collection contains an internal report about the activities and history of the festival.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Folklife Festival Collection, 1982-1994, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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