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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Reflections on Texas Video Collection,1975-1976



Descriptive Summary

Creator: KMOL-TV San Antonio
Title: "Reflections on Texas" Video Collection
Dates: 1975-1976
Creator Abstract: "Reflections on Texas" was developed and produced by KMOL-TV San Antonio to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The series of 250 30-second vignettes was initially intended to provide an overview of local history to heighten community awareness of the past, but evolved into focusing more on the offbeat moments of Texas and San Antonio history.
Content Abstract: This collection consists of 186 2-inch quadruplex videotapes.
Identification: MS 386
Extent: 20 linear feet [186 videotapes]
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

"Reflections on Texas" was developed and produced by KMOL-TV San Antonio (now WOAI) to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The series was initially intended to provide an overview of local history to heighten community awareness of the past, but evolved into focusing more on the offbeat moments of Texas and San Antonio history.

The "Reflections on Texas" series consisted of 250 30-second vignettes telecast 5 times a day over an 18-month period. KMOL-TV staff shot over 60,000 feet of film and worked over 6,000 hours on the project. The series was sponsored by Frost Bank, Pioneer Flour Mills, Sears Roebuck & Co., Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and United Services Automobile Association.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 186 2-inch quadruplex videotapes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Limited titles have been digitized and are in available in the digital repository.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Organizations
KMOL-TV San Antonio
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texas--History--Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
Genres/Formats
Videorecordings.
Local Subjects
San Antonio History
Texas History

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Related Material

Descriptions of 144 of the commercials were included in the book component of the series, which was published in 1979 by UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures. A digitzed version of the publication can be found in UTSA Libraries Special Collections digital repository - view publication.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reflections on Texas Video Collection, MS 386, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received in 2002.

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Reflections on Texas Video Collection

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15 First Texan to Fly (Reel #1), 1975-06-20
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16 Vance Motel (Reel #3), 1975-06-20
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Steve's Swimming Pool (Reel #6), 1975-06-25
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Irish Flats (Reel #13), 1975-06-25
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17 The Tree the Killed Ben Milam (Reel #14), 1975-07-03
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Susannah Dickenson (Reel #20), 1975-07-04
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Playland Park Carousel (Reel #21), 1975-07-04
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The Ghost of Jose Antonio Navarro (Reel #22), 1975-07-04
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Castroville (Reel #23), 1975-07-04
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Chili Con Carne (Reel #30), 1975-07-04
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18 Wulffe House (Reel #37), 1975-07-04
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The First Parking Meters (Reel #43), 1975-07-22
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19 Second Alamo Battle (Reel #45), 1975-07-25
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Hello Girls (Reel #51), 1975-07-28
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Colonel Jack Hays (Reel #52), 1975-07-28
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20 Chisolm Trail (Reel #55), 1975-08-15
Volunteer Firemen (Reel #60), 1975-08-15
Early Medicine (Reel #66), 1975-09-05
San Antonio Special (Reel #67), 1975-09-05
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1 Ben Thompson (Reel #69), 1975-09-05
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XIT Ranch (Reel #70), 1975-09-05
Samuel Morse (Reel #71), 1975-09-05
Cowboys (Reel #68), 1975-09-05
Pegote (Reel #72), 1975-09-07
Piano Playing Conductor (Reel #74), 1975-09-09
Foulois First Pilot (Reel #75), 1975-09-12
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Helena (Reel #76), 1975-09-12
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11 First Postmaster Bowen (Reel #77), 1975-09-12
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1 Early Marriage & Divorce (Reel #78), 1975-09-12
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Burial Club - Twohig (Reel #80), 1975-09-19
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2 Alavlion's Expedition (Reel #82), 1975-09-24
Bean's Dairy (Reel #81), 1975-09-26
Lone Prairie (Reel #83), 1975-09-26
Oldest Profession (Reel #84), 1975-09-26
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Gentilz (Reel #85), 1975-09-26
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Rose Window (Reel #90), 1975-10-03
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Mission Bells (Reel #92), 1975-10-10
Bat Cave (Reel #94), 1975-10-10
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Damfino (Reel #95), 1975-10-10
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3 Cholera Epidemic (Reel #96), 1975-10-17
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Santa Rosa Hospital (Reel #97), 1975-10-17
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Alamo Joe (Reel #98), 1975-10-17
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San Pedro Park (Reel #100), 1975-10-17
Can't Stop Street (Reel #101), 1975-10-18
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6 Hondo (Reel #130b), 1975-10-24
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4 Andrea Candeleria (Reel #107), 1975-10-25
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Melodrama Theatre (Reel #106a), 1975-10-25
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3 Gentilz - Market (Reel #105), 1975-10-27
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New Dealers & Oil (Reel #102a), 1975-10-27
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WWI in San Antonio (Reel #102b), 1975-10-27
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4 Early German Immigrants (Reel #110), 1975-10-31
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Zambrano (Reel #106b), 1975-10-31
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5 Vaudeville in San Antonio (Reel #128), 1975-11-03
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4 Meat Biscuit (Reel #111), 1975-11-07
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Spindletop (Reel #113), 1975-11-07
Mexican Paul Revere (Reel #114), 1975-11-07
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Casino Club (Reel #120), 1975-11-10
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5 Acequias (Reel #121), 1975-11-20
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Sidney Lanier (Reel #122), 1975-11-20
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Pile of Rubble (Reel #123), 1975-11-20
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Commerce Street Bridge (Reel #124), 1975-11-21
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Gruene, Texas (Reel #125), 1975-11-25
Chewing Gum in San Antonio (Reel #129), 1975-11-25
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Hendricks Arnold (Reel #127), 1975-11-27
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Flood of '21 (Reel #130a), 1975-11-27
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6 One Way Railroad (Reel #131), 1975-12-01
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Miraflores (Reel #133), 1975-12-01
Steve's Kitchen (Reel #134), 1975-12-02
Early Coinage (Reel #135), 1975-12-09
Dullnig Ranch (Reel #136), 1975-12-09
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Don Pedrito Jaramille (Reel #137), 1975-12-09
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Dog Run House (Reel #140), 1975-12-09
Old Carnegie Library (Reel #141), 1975-12-16
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7 Babe (Reel #142), 1975-12-16
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Beissner Indianola (Reel #143), 1975-12-16
French Legation (Reel #144), 1975-12-16
Confederate Reunion (Reel #145), 1975-12-16
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The Fight San Antonio Never Saw (Reel #146), 1975-12-23
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Don Eugenio Navarro (Reel #147), 1975-12-23
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The Flood of 1819 (Reel #150), 1975-12-23
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The Habit of Drinking (Reel #151), 1976-01-02
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Bibles - Bullets (Reel #152), 1976-01-02
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8 Molly Bailey (Reel #154), 1976-01-02
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Battle of Sabine Pass (Reel #155), 1976-01-02
June Teenth Day (Reel #153), 1976-01-06
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Lady Bullfighter (Reel #156), 1976-01-07
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Lost Cave - San Pedro Springs (Reel #157), 1976-01-07
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Dead-Eye Dick (Reel #158), 1976-01-07
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Cart War (Reel #160), 1976-01-07
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Widening of Commerce Street (Reel #161), 1976-01-13
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Home to Africa (Reel #162), 1976-01-13
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9 McNelly (Reel #164), 1976-01-13
Wings (Reel #165), 1976-01-13
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Jack Hayes II (Reel #163), 1976-01-13
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Noche Triste (Reel #166), 1976-01-20
Wings II (Reel #167), 1976-01-20
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Lucky Lindy (Reel #168), 1976-01-21
Hot Air Balloons (Reel #170), 1976-01-21
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James Bonham (Reel #172), 1976-01-27
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10 Bill Pickett (Reel #174), 1976-01-27
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Harnish and Baer Res (Reel #175), 1976-01-27
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Colt Pistol (Reel #173), 1976-01-29
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9 One Ranger, One Riot (Reel #171), 1976-02-01
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10 First Auto in San Antonio (Reel #176), 1976-02-04
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Cabeza de Vaca (Reel #181), 1976-02-10
Utopia - Waresville (Reel #183), 1976-02-10
Land Hungry Heroes, Flesh & Blood Heroes (Reel #184), 1976-02-10
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Indian Captive Utopia (Reel #185), 1976-02-10
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11 Jane Long Mother of Texas (Reel #190), 1976-02-12
Law of 1776 (Reel #187), 1976-02-17
Texan Auto (Reel #188), 1976-02-17
Yturri Ball (Reel #189), 1976-02-17
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Cynthia Parker (Reel #192), 1976-02-24
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Quanah Parker (Reel #193), 1976-02-24
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12 Fredricksburg & Northern Railroad (Reel #194), 1976-02-24
Justice in Sabinal (Reel #195), 1976-02-24
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Old Frio City (Reel #196), 1976-02-24
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11 John L. Sinclair (Reel #191), 1976-02-25
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12 First Football Years (Reel #200), 1976-03-02
Scott Joplin (Reel #201), 1976-03-03
Bandera Pass (Reel #204), 1976-03-10
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13 Camel Experiment (Reel #205), 1976-03-10
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Walker Colt (Reel #206), 1976-03-16
First White Men (Reel #210), 1976-03-16
Cinco de Mayo (Reel #211), 1976-03-23
Corrido Gallo (Reel #212), 1976-03-23
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Amazing Hole (Reel #213), 1976-03-23
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Coming of the Cowboy (Reel #214), 1976-03-24
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15 Close Master (Reel #0), 1976-03-25
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13 Katherine Stinson (Reel #220), 1976-04-06
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Baron de Bastrop (Reel #221), 1976-04-07
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14 Richard Bache (Reel #222), 1976-04-07
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Texas TV (Reel #223), 1976-04-07
Negative Reaction (Reel #224), 1976-04-07
Sam Bass (Reel #226), 1976-04-12
Vernon Dalhart (Reel #225), 1976-04-13
Snap, Crackle Boom (Reel #230), 1976-04-14
Frank Hamer (Reel #232), 1976-04-20
Building of Medina Dam (Reel #233), 1976-04-20
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15 Ostrich Farm (Reel #234), 1976-04-26
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14 Bluebonnets (Reel #231), 1976-04-27
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15 Cowboy Strike (Reel #235), 1976-04-27
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Gregorio Cortez (Reel #236), 1976-04-27
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Billy Mitchell (Reel #2), 1976-05-04
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Seventh Flag (Reel #242), 1976-05-04
Spanish Land Grants (Reel #245), 1976-05-04
Dr. Herff (Reel #244), 1976-05-05
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6 Sunday Houses (Reel #138), 1976-05-18
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18 1876 (Reel #34), 1976-05-25
1776 (Reel #39), 1976-05-25
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16 Springs (Reel #4), undated
Steve's House (Reel #5), undated
Sebastapol House (Reel #7), undated
Gunter Roof (Reel #10), undated
Chapel of Miracles (Reel #11), undated
Little Flower Church (Reel #12), undated
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17 The Old 300 Families (Reel #15), undated
The Rough Riders (Reel #31), undated
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18 Cattle Branding (Reel #32), undated
Jose Huizar's Mother-in-Law (Reel #35), undated
The Ole Marketplace (Reel #36), undated
Twonig House (Reel #41), undated
Avoca: Ghost Town (Reel #42), undated
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19 The Argyle (Reel #44), undated
General Sheridan (Reel #46), undated
Trolley Stop (Reel #47), undated
Barbed Wire (Reel #50), undated
No Loitering (Reel #53), undated
King Williams Street (Reel #54), undated
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20 Western Ware (Reel #61), undated
Maverick Cattle (Reel #62), undated
Mountain Valley (Reel #63), undated
Boerne Stage (Reel #64), undated
Guilbean French Wine (Reel #65), undated
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2 St. Anthony (Reel #91), undated
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3 Spanish Governor's Palace (Reel #99), undated
Open & Close (Reel #103), undated
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4 Bill Longley (Reel #112), undated
Spanish Horses (Reel #116), undated
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5 Ghost of John McMullen (Reel #126), undated
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10 Randolph AFB Chapel (Reel #180), undated
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12 Brands (school) (Reel #197), undated
Buffalo (Reel #202), undated
First Union (Reel #203), undated
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18 River Roots (Reel #38), undated
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11 Jefferson High School (Reel #186), undated

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