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San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

Description: This book serves as a guide and historical sketch of San Antonio, Texas. It includes descriptions of county and church records, interviews with memorable Texans, a discussion of the benefits of San Antonio climate to individuals suffering from lung disease, as well as descriptions of local churches, schools, public halls, parks and other establishments. Sidney Lanier's Historical Sketch is included beginning on page 68.
Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

[1914 St. Philip's Industrial School Graduating Class]

Description: Photograph of the 1914 graduating class of St. Philip's Industrial School at La Villita. Four rows of girls are visible, with all except two wearing mortarboards. Buildings are visible on the sides and in the background. The girls are wearing dresses or jackets and skirts.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor

Description: This book serves to expose fraudulent doctors, practitioners and other professionals who treat individuals without the proper licenses. It includes detailed descriptions of malpractice, letters from a fake professor, newspaper advertisements for fake treatments and cures, as well as other miscellaneous prosecutions in Bexar County, Texas.
Date: 1914
Creator: Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas

Description: This presidential address covers the early history of surgery in Texas, including the development of the specialty, early surgical procedures, the first medical associations and organizations, as well as discussions of notable Texas surgeons.
Date: 1932
Creator: Singleton, Albert O.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

[Painting of Artemisia Bowden]

Description: Painting of Artemisia Bowden by Bess King with Johnston Memorial Building in the background. She is wearing a button-down, long-sleeve dress with a belt as well as eyeglasses, earrings and a necklace. She is looking slightly to her right and holding a page of a book in her right hand. The book is lying on a table next to her.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Freshman Class Fashion Show]

Description: Photograph of the St. Philip's College Freshman Class Fashion Show. Ten female students are standing in a line across a stage, each wearing a different outfit. A stage curtain is visible in the background.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Photograph of S.J. Davis]

Description: Photograph of S.J. Davis, Registrar, Business Manager and Assistant Comptroller, outside a house. He is wearing a suit and tie as well as eyeglasses. He is looking to the right of the camera and his entire body is visible. The house behind him has two bushes on either side of a set of stairs that lead onto a porch.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Harpist Ariele Hall]

Description: Photograph of Ariele Hall, a member of the San Antonio Symphony, playing the harp and accompanying the St. Philip's College choir. Ms. Hall is seated at a harp and looking at sheet music. Band members are visible in the background.
Date: 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Floresville Peanut Festival]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of men and women wearing paper hats at a peanut festival in the Hall of Horns at the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio, Texas. Two stuffed deer are visible in the foreground, and several animal heads are mounted on the wall to the left.
Date: August 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Donald Taylor Atkinson tells "the story of the life of a world-renowned doctor who overcame tremendous financial obstacles in order to gain an education" (vii). The author chronicles his family's history, his upbringing in Canada, as well as his journey towards becoming a surgeon in Texas.
Date: 1958
Creator: Atkinson, Donald Taylor
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

[Founders Day Choir Performance]

Description: Photograph of Roland Martin directing the St. Philip's College choir performance on Founders Day. Minnie Lowery and Dr. Clarence Norris, Dean, are seated in front of the choir. Ms. Lowery is wearing a dress, hat, eyeglasses and a flower corsage. Dean Norris is wearing suit, striped tie and eyeglasses. Both are holding programs on their laps. Stage curtains are visible in the background. A podium is visible in the left foreground.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Raisin In The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of Mr. Younger and Mr. Linder discussing the art of improving race realations in the play "A Raisin in the Sun". The scene takes place in a living room. The actor in the background is seated on a couch and wearing a jacket and glasses. The actor in the foreground is seated on a chair and is wearing a short-sleeve shirt.
Date: 1962
Creator: Hansberry, Lorraine
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Raisin In The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of the actors of a scene in "A Raisin In The Sun" depicting a scene where Walter realizes that George Murcheson has swindeled all of his money away. The scene takes place in a living room. The actor seated on the couch is wearing a suit. The actor standing and leaning over the couch is wearing a long-sleeve white shirt and tie.
Date: March 8, 1962
Creator: Hansberry, Lorraine
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Raisin in The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of actress Rhittie Watts and Harry Givens in a scene from John B.F Williams Jr.'s "A Raisin In The Sun" held in the SPC Little Theatre. The scene takes place in a living room. The actress is sitting on a couch holding what looks like a white jacket. The actor is sitting in a chair, which is turned backwards, and holding a cup in his right hand.
Date: March 8, 1962
Creator: Hansberry, Lorraine & Williams, Jr., John B.F.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Raisin In The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of A scene in the play "A Raisin In The Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, actors Harry Givens and Julia Biser are acting out a role of the play in the SPC auditorium. The scene takes place in a living room. The actress is sitting on a couch and wearing a dress. The actor is standing next to the couch and wearing a long-sleeve white shirt and tie.
Date: March 8, 1962
Creator: Givens, Harry & Biser, Julia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Rasin In The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of is of a scene in the drama "A Raisin In The Sun" by author Lorraine Hansberry. The scene takes place in a living room. The actress is standing behind a couch and wearing a dress. The actor is seated on the couch and is wearing a long-sleeve white shirt and tie.
Date: March 8, 1962
Creator: Hansberry , Lorraine
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

"A Rasin In The Sun" play

Description: Photograph of a scene in the play "A Raisin In The Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry held at SPC Auditorium. The scene takes place in a living room. One actor is on his hands and knees, with his head down, in the foreground. Another actor is standing behind him, wearing a suit. An actress is standing in a doorway in the background.
Date: March 8, 1962
Creator: Givens, Harry
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Battle of Flowers Parade]

Description: Photograph of the St. Philip's College float, entitled "Our Newest Star", in the Battle of Flowers Parade. The float consists of waves on the sides, a large star in the middle and palm trees at the back. Several students are seated on the float. Crowds lined along the street are visible in the background.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Annual Student Picnic]

Description: Photograph of students at the annual picnic for the entire St. Philip's student body. Six students are seated at a picnic table while another student, holding a plate of food, stands beside the picnic table. Food and drinks cover the table. Trees are visible in the background.
Date: 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

[Edgewood Choir at Christmas Assembly]

Description: Photograph of the Edgewood Choir, under the direction of Ms. Truilson, performing at the St. Philip's College Christmas Assembly. The choir is wearing red robes and standing on a stage. A few rows of the audience are visible in the foreground.
Date: 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College

Annual Picnic 1965

Description: Photograph of St Philips students and staff enjoying their food at the Annual Picnic at Commanche Park, San Antonio Texas.
Date: May 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: St. Philips College