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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Festival of American Folklife collection

University of Texas San Antonio

Festival of American Folklife collection,1967-1969



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio
Title: Festival of American Folklife collection
Dates: 1967-1969
Creator Abstract: The Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, was initiated in 1967 and occurs annually over the July 4th weekend on the Mall, Washington, D.C. The 1968 festival was cosponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures and highlighted Texas culture, including arts, crafts, agriculture, music and foods.
Content Abstract: Festival of American Folklife collection includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs and assorted printed material.
Identification: MS 340
Extent: .6 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, was initiated in 1967 and occurs annually over the July 4th weekend on the Mall, Washington, D.C. The 1968 festival was cosponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) and highlighted Texas culture, including arts, crafts, agriculture, music and foods. The delegation of more than 150 Texans, including 50 people from the San Antonio area, was headed by R. Henderson Shuffler, ITC Director, O.T. Baker, ITC Projects Manager, organized and ran the show. The San Antonio Conservation Society organized and handled the bulk of the food preparation and service.

Source: 1968 Festival Featuring Texas

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Scope and Content Note

Festival of American Folklife collection includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs and assorted printed material.

Materials may have originated with Betty Murray.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

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
Festival of American Folklife.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
Subjects
Folk festivals--History--20th century.
Texas--History--Exhibitions.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Newsclippings.
Photographs.

Local Subjects

Entertainment/Entertainers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Festival of American Folklife collection, MS 340, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition history unknown. Accessioned in June 2010 (Acc. 2010-063).

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Festival of American Folklife collection

Box
1 Correspondence, 1968-1969
American Folklife Institute Proposal, 1968
Informational packet, 1967
1968 Festival Featuring Texas, 1968
Henry B. Gonzales news release, July 10, 1968
Clippings, 1968
Congressional Record, March 20, 1969
Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang, 1968 and undated
Poor People's Campaign Songbook, undated
Color photographs, July 1968
Black and white photograph, 1968
Color negatives, 1968
Color slides, 1968
Box
2 Photograph album, 1968
Black and white photographs (from the Institute of Texan Cultures), 1968
[4 folders]

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