University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Victor Lopez and Rudy Cardona Photograph Collection, 1990-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lopez, Victor, and Cardona, Rudy
Title: Victor Lopez and Rudy Cardona Photograph Collection
Dates: 1992-1996
Creator Abstract: Rudy Cardona owned Texas Crown Productions which created and organized the Miss Corpus Christi America and related pageants in Corpus Chisti, Texas between the years of 1990 and 1996. Victor Lopez was the co-creator of and photographer for the pageant.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of prints and negatives of events organized and held by Texas Crown Productions between the years of 1990-1996. These included the Miss Corpus Christi America, Miss Corpus Christi Metroplex, Miss Nueces County, Miss Texas Riviera, and Mr. Corpus Christi pageants. Also in the collection are photographs from Houston Pride parades, 1992-1994 and the Houston Baile (formal dance) of 1994.
Identification: MS 476
Extent: 0.50 linear feet (1 box)
Language English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Rudy Cardona owned Texas Crown Productions which created and organized the Miss Corpus Christi America, Miss Corpus Christi Metroplex, Miss Nueces County, Miss Texas Riviera, and Mr. Corpus Christi pageants in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1990-1996. Victor Lopez served as co-creator and photographer for the pageants. The pageants were part of the Miss Gay Texas America pageant, the largest and oldest pageant system for female impersonators in the state of Texas.


Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of prints and negatives of events organized and held by Texas Crown Productions between the years of 1990-1996. These include Miss Corpus Christi America, Miss Nueces County, Miss Texas Riviera, and Mr. Corpus Christi Pageant. Also included are photographs from Houston Pride parades, 1992-1994 and the Houston Baile (formal dance) of 1994.


Organization of Collection

Pageants
Personal

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.

Use Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Persons
Lopez, Victor
Cardona, Rudy
Organizations
Miss Gay Texas America
Texas Crown Productions
Subjects
Female impersonators.
Gays.
Pageants.
Places
Corpus Christi (Tex.).
Houston (Tex.).
Genres/Formats
Photographs
Negatives
Local Subjects
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Victor Lopez and Rudy Cardona at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Victor Lopez and Rudy Cardona Photograph Collection, MS 476, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Victor Lopez in September 2016 (Acc. 2016-045).

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Assistant Archivist, October 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Pageants, 1992-1996 and undated

Box Folder
1 1 Miss Corpus Christi America, Miss Corpus Christi Metroplex, Miss Texas Riviera, 1992
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2 Miss Corpus Christi America, 1994
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3 Miss Texas Riviera, 1995
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4 Miss Corpus Christi America, 1996
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5 Miss Corpus Christi America, undated
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6 Miss Nueces County, undated
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7 Miss Corpus Christi Metroplex, undated
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8 Mr. Corpus Christi, undated
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Personal, 1992-1994

Box Folder
1 9 Houston Pride parade, 1992
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10 Houston Pride parade, 1994
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11 Houston Baile, 1994
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