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
[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
[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
[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
[Man and Woman from Gospel Group Singing]

[Man and Woman from Gospel Group Singing]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man and a woman singing in a gospel group at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is on the left, in the foreground. He has a short afro and goatee, speckled with gray hair. It is night but he is wearing aviator sunglasses. He is wearing a patterned, collared shirt and a white vest. The woman is to the right and a little further away. She is wearing a green top. Both performers have their mouths open to sing.
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
[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
[Gospel Singer Lucy McGuffin]

[Gospel Singer Lucy McGuffin]

Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of gospel singer Lucy McGuffin performing at the 19th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Lucy has her hair pulled back into a light-colored handkerchief and she wears a collared shirt and round earrings. She sings into the microphone she holds in her right hand.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Mattie Duckens Browne at Gospel Jubilee]

[Mattie Duckens Browne at Gospel Jubilee]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Mattie Duckens Browne performing at the Gospel Jubilee at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She has short curly hair and is wearing a white dress and gold earrings. With a smile on her face, she is singing into a microphone.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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