The Gospel West of the Pecos

The Gospel West of the Pecos

Date: 1971
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a research paper written by Janet Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1971. The report covers the history of the Bloys Camp Meetings in west Texas held by Rev. William Benjamin Bloys beginning in the summer of 1890. It describes the camp grounds, the groups that met each summer, and improvements through the years.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Female Gospel Singer Perfomring]

[Female Gospel Singer Perfomring]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a female gospel singer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a light-colored floral blouse and has sunglasses on her head. She is holding the microphone close to her mouth. Two other microphones on stands are visible, as well as a man off to the right.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Pianist at Gospel Stage]

[Pianist at Gospel Stage]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African-American woman playing the piano on the gospel stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a white pants suit with a dark blouse, glasses, and has short curly hair. There is a microphone set up for her but she is not using it. A woman standing behind her is facing the opposite direction and holding a microphone. In the background a man playing a piano with the group is visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Man Leading Gospel Group Performance]

[Man Leading Gospel Group Performance]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a gospel group performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are being directed by a man in a blue plaid suit standing at the front of the stage. Behind him an audience is visible, seated on the grass. A small group of nicely-dressed men and women make up the gospel group; they are visible onstage from behind. An electric piano is also onstage in the left foreground.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Val Marie Maxey Clapping Along]

[Val Marie Maxey Clapping Along]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Val Marie Maxey, of Voices of the Mainland gospel group from Texas City, at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a loose, tribal-patterned blouse of red and yellow, a white wide-brimmed sunhat, and large sunglasses. She is clapping her hands and concentrating on something out of frame to the right.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Woman Singing in Audience at Gospel Stage]

[Woman Singing in Audience at Gospel Stage]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African-American woman singing in the audience at the gospel stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has short curly hair and is wearing a sleeveless blouse. Other audience members are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Jerusalem Gospelaires]

[Jerusalem Gospelaires]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a member of the Jerusalem Gospelaires performing gospel music at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is holding a microphone and wearing a red shirt.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Roy Duckens Participating in  Gospel Jubilee]

[Roy Duckens Participating in Gospel Jubilee]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Roy Duckens participating in the Gospel Jubilee at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a black shirt with a gray vest and is singing along with his right hand raised in the air. He has a big smile on his face.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Two Members of the Bill Morris Singers on Gospel Stage]

[Two Members of the Bill Morris Singers on Gospel Stage]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of two female singers of the Bill Morris Singers performing on the gospel stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The young women appear to be twins and are wearing the same outfit: a multicolored sequined blouse with a black skirt. They are each holding a microphone and singing into it. The woman on the right is wearing a red belt tied in a bow; the woman on the left has flowers in her hair.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Roy Duckens at  Gospel Jubilee]

[Roy Duckens at Gospel Jubilee]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Roy Duckens at the Gospel Jubilee at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a black shirt with a gray vest and is clapping with a big smile on his face.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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