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[Bay City Mexican Presbyterian Church and some members]

Description: Photograph of some of the members of the Mexican Presbyterian Church in Bay City, Texas. There are men, women, and children in the picture. They are posing in front of the entrance to the church. The church is a brick building with a covered front porch, and the sign above the entrance says "Iglesia Presbiteriana Mexicana." There is a fence in front of the church. According to the information on the back of the photograph, it was taken on December 27, 1937.
Date: December 27, 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Biographical dates of Manuel Urbina]

Description: Short document detailing the biographical dates of Manuel Urbina, including his birth and marriage dates and the number of years he served as a minister in various cities.
Date: April 22, 1947
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Book: Festival Cinco de Mayo]

Description: Book of community events and advertisements relevant to the Austin, Texas area. In the center, there is a schedule of events in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Some advertisements in the book mention local law firms or services, and others are for political positions.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Book
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Book: "Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo, Mexico Family Guide"]

Description: Guidebook created as an accompaniment to an exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum entitled "Tesoros de la Catedral de Saltillo, Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo, Mexico", which ran from October 18 to December 28, 2002. The guidebook contains information on the both the museum and the exhibit, and includes an in-depth description of the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the exhibition. There are also activities such as trivia quizzes and puzzles that are related to the exhibition included in the book.
Date: 2002
Creator: Zamora, Herlinda & Johnston, Margaret
Item Type: Book
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Brick Manse with a Hispanic Family on the Porch]

Description: Photograph of a brick manse with a young Mexican family standing on the porch. The front of the building is one long brick wall with a corner at the entrance. The primary wall has three tall windows and a screened door; two of the windows are coupled together. The wall coming out of the corner has two more shorter windows and another screened door. There is a simple wooden deck with no railing that runs along both walls. Stairs leading up to the deck connect to a sidewalk. The front yard is made up of sparse and patchy grass and a few trees and shrubs. The young Mexican family is standing in a group on the deck in front of the two doors. The family consists of a couple and their six young children. Handwriting on the back of the image reads, "Laredo - manse familia Olivares 8-51".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Car Parked in Front of the Side of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a car parked on the grass in front of the side of a house. There is a man sitting in the driver's seat of the car. The house is one-story and has a small, covered porch at the front on the left-hand side of the image. There is a road in front of the house, and more buildings are visible in the background. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note in Spanish on the back that translates to read, "Foglor Parsonage, about 1947 or -8".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Card from Betsy B. Johnson to John J. Herrera]

Description: Greeting card sent from Betsy B. Johnson to John J. Herrera. The front of the card has a newspaper clipping and the words "You're in the news!" and inside, the text says "It's always nice to read good things about friends!" A handwritten note on the inside of the card says: "Keep up the good work. ¡Es espléndido Betsy B. Johnson, Liaison Offices, GCCSA."
Date: unknown
Creator: Johnson, Betsy B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Cars Parked in Front of Labor Camp Auditorium]

Description: Photograph of three cars in the foreground parked parallel in front of an auditorium building. The cars are parked across the street on the road, and there are more cars behind them in the background. The auditorium building is also in the far background. In front of the auditorium building, there is a flagpole and people in lightly colored clothing heading toward the entrance of the building. On the back of the photograph, there is handwriting that reads, "Labor Camp Auditorium, Harlingen, Texas. B-14 Convención del Valle Instituto de E. B. de V. 5-28-50"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Carved Stone Sign]

Description: Photograph of a carved concrete slab inset in a brick structure. There is carved writing in Spanish that translates to read, "Presbyterian Church Organized - Oct. 19, 1911, Temple Built - 1952, J.G. Cavazos, Pastor". There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Cornerstone of new church".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Check Presentation Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing at a podium and speaking into a microphone. Behind her there are three women and two men accompanying her onstage. There is a man and woman holding a large check together. On the wall behind them, there is a large artwork or poster than features a flock of birds and a horse.
Date: 1996
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Christmas card from the Galverro family to the John J. Herrera family]

Description: The front of the card has a color illustration of holly and Christmas bells with the text "Merry Christmas" in the top right corner. the interior of the card contains the text "To wish you the best at Christmas and all through the year". The handwritten note says, "We wish you with much affection Blanca, Paty, Blanca y Freddy S. Galvorro."
Date: unknown
Creator: Galvorro, Blanca; Galvorro, Paty & Galvorro, Freddy S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Christmas card sent by Esther - 1932]

Description: Christmas card sent by Esther from Houston dated Christmas Eve, 1932. The printed text of the card reads: "To wish you all happiness / at Christmas and throughout / the coming year."
Date: December 24, 1932
Item Type: Image
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Class Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of young boys and a teacher standing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School building. The six boys are all wearing baggy pants and light-colored collared shirts. The teacher, who is standing behind the boys, is wearing a suit and holding a book and papers. The building behind the group is elevated off the ground with stilts. The open windows that line the walls make the inside of the building partially visible. In the background behind the building, there is a large bush and several people standing behind it. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 4. Vincente Huerta. Newgulf"
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A Comfort Christmas

Description: Book about the history of Christmas in Comfort, Texas and the influence of "German, English and Hispanic cultures" on Christmas celebrations (p. 3). The book includes recipes for German Sweet potato salad, deer sausage, carne guisada con mole, and buneulos, as well as bread, rice and cookies.
Date: 1996
Creator: Bohnert, Paula & Bohnert, Hannah
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

Comfort Women in Comfort History

Description: Book about the history of notable women in Comfort, Texas. The book discusses female school teachers, journalists, religious leaders, free thinkers, artists, authors, and other women who made significant contributions to the establishment of the city of Comfort.
Date: 2008
Creator: Stewart, Mike & Stewart, Anne
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market]

Description: Contact sheet of images on a roll of film shot of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market in Houston, Texas, identified on the back with handwritten notes. The first row of images are of a grassy area edged by trees; the second and third rows of images include grassy areas, water and a lake, surrounded by trees. The fourth row includes images of water edged by trees, and two of men (identified as Kevin Ladd and Harry) standing in grassy areas; one of the men is holding an object and gesturing to his left. The fifth row includes two images of water surrounded by trees; the third image includes a building with a sign that says "La Placita Farmer's Market" with additional advertisements in English and Spanish, and a man is walking on the sidewalk next to the business. The final three images include storefronts of businesses that have signs in Spanish.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Kerek, T.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Contract for Statuary for Audelia Gabino's grave, 1929]

Description: Contract for a monument for Francisco (Frank) Gabino's mother, Audelia, who died on December 29, 1928. Houston Monument Company was contracted to build a granite statue and base for $420.
Date: May 21, 1929
Creator: Houston Monument Company
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Day of the Dead Parade Banner]

Description: Photograph of a parade presented by the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on the Day of the Dead. Individuals in costume hold up a large banner that reads: "Mexic-Arte Museum Presents Día de los Muertos Parade." Six individuals wear black clothing and black and white face paint. A man, left, wears a skeleton mask, lilac dress shirt, gray vest, and gray trousers. A woman, right, wears a red skirt with white ruffles, a blue blouse with floral embroidery, and a floppy white hat with lace trimming. Farthest to the right walks a man who wears black and white horizontal stripes. Black and white horns are attached to his head. His face is painted in the same style.
Date: November 3, 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Death Spectacular Show at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a stage filled with performers clothed in Day of the Dead costumes. In the background four performers (two male, two female) hold hands as if being pulled away from the action. Miscellaneous performers stand in the wings. In the foreground, two men in suits tussle with a figure costumed as a ram while a woman in white stands nearby. One man's hat has fallen to the ground; the woman wears a veil.
Date: 1986
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Democratic National Committee News Release: Aumenta el personal de la lengua española en la nomina federal]

Description: Press release from the Democratic National Committee regarding the number of federal employees who speak Spanish. The release states that under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the federal government has already greatly increased the number of Spanish-speaking employees.
Date: March 26, 1964
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.). Publicity Division
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Día de los Muertos Parade Banner]

Description: Photograph of a parade banner at the Mexic-Arte Museum's Día de los Muertos parade. Two individuals hold the banner between them. It reads: "Mexic-Arte Museum, Día de los Muertos, Presented by Dell. Printing sponsored by Kinko's." The photograph was taken at nighttime in downtown Austin.
Date: November 2, 2002
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum