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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Folklife Festival Collection, 1982-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Folklife Festival (San Antonio, Tex.)
Title: Texas Folklife Festival Collection
Dates: 1982-1994
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 96-238
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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:

Source: Leatherwood, Art. "Texas Folklife Festival."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 3, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lkt07.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Folklife Festival (San Antonio, Tex.)
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
Subjects
Folk festivals -- Texas -- San Antonio.
Places
Texas -- Social life and customs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Folklife Festival Collection, 1982-1994, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3D126 Collection, 1982-1994

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