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[Arlene Polite at Workshop]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Polite leading a workshop at an exhibition of Selections from the Permanent Collection. Students sit at a table. Polite is leaning over the shoulder of a male student to demonstrate a technique.
Date: 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Arlene Polite at Workshop]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Polite leading a workshop at an exhibition of Selections from the Permanent Collection. Students sit at tables. Polite leans over a table to demonstrate a technique while students look on.
Date: 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Award to John N. Igo]

Description: Photocopied award presented to John Igo for his contributions in local community theatre. The document was presented by S.T.A.G.E. and the American Association of Community Theatre. The award copy was then sent to Sterling Houston according to an accompanying envelope.
Date: August 2000
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Band at Opening Reception]

Description: Photograph of three male musicians at the opening reception for an exhibition of artwork by Luis Jiménez. They wear white dress shirts and red bow ties. Each plays a guitar. Drawings and prints hang on the walls behind them.
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence

Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short play about the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans in the United States and, in particular, Texas over a period of four hundred years. The play features writing by Sterling Houston interwoven with both live and and recorded musical performances, poetic excerpts, and direct quotations from legal documents and decrees.
Date: 2003~
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[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

Cameoland: A memory play with music

Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short musical play about the history of the African-American community in San Antonio, Texas prior to integration.
Date: 2002
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Cameoland Musical Program]

Description: Program for the stage musical Cameoland, a Jump-Start Performance Company and Carver Community Cultural Center production written by Sterling Houston. The inside of the program lists cast members, production team members, and short bios of the people in the theatre company.
Date: 2003
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Card: Ámame Bésame Adórname]

Description: Card that advertises an exhibition that was presented by the Mexic-Arte Museum entitled "Ámame Bésame Adórname [Love Me, Kiss Me, Adorn Me]". The cover of the card has a row of pictures of pearl jewelry. Below the photographs there is both the Spanish and American translations of the title as well as the Mexic-Arte Museum logo. The first panel of the open card requests that the receiver attend a ["Valentine's Day [Jewelry] Preview Party]. The letter reiterates the name of the exhibition, and there is a list of contributing artists and helpers. There is also a small menu and several other pieces of information.
Date: 2006
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston - October 2003]

Description: Greeting card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He mentions a reunion with old friends and a stage performance where he received a standing ovation. The front of the card has been printed with a view of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stage, empty and with closed curtains.
Date: October 2003
Creator: Laurence, Dan H.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Card from Lorraine Aprill to Sterling Houston - July 2000]

Description: Card from Lorraine Aprill to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The card was sent on the occasion of the death of Houston's mother. The card expresses sympathy and comfort for the event. The front of the card has been printed with a painterly image of a bowl of green apples.
Date: July 2000
Creator: Aprill, Lorraine
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Cathy Crimmins Book Review by Katie Grinch]

Description: Review of the Cathy Crimmins book - How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The True and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World - by Katie Grinch. She gives several bullet points on how gay culture has influenced mainstream culture, as pointed out in the book. The last page is an excerpt from Crimmins' book.
Date: 2004
Creator: Grinch, Katie
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Chicano Art Book Signing]

Description: Photograph of a Chicano art book signing at YLA III: Splitting Aguas, an exhibition of artwork hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The photograph was taken from above. Artists sit at tables and sign books. Patrons, right, line up behind the table.
Date: 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

Clifford Lykke and Kermit Westerholm

Description: Photograph taken during Clifford Lykke's 94th birthday celebration, who is pictured next to an elder man in a red suit jacket. Clifford wears a purple cardigan, plaid pants, and is sitting on a wheelchair. The man next to him has been identified as Kermit Westerholm. There is a third man behind them wearing a striped shirt and holding a red cup. Behind them, three couches can be seen, but the photograph's bright flash has blanketed most of the interior space in shadows.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Clifford Lykke's 94th Birthday

Description: Photograph taken during the 94th birthday celebration of Clifford Lykke, who is pictured on the right wearing a purple sweater sitting on a wheelchair. He looks down at a piece of paper held in his hands. An unidentified man is to the left, wearing a striped shirt, looking down at Clifford's paper as well. In the back, a series of drinks have been placed on a wooden table. Several upholstered wooden chairs are around it. A third man can be seen in the shadows handling a bottle from the table.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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

[The Cultural Collaborative Plans and Itineary]

Description: Typed documents on The Cultural Collaborative (TCC): A Community Plan for San Antonio's Creative Economy. Established as a committee composed of arts and cultural leaders in San Antonio, the TCC's job was to develop and cultivate San Antonio's creative industry. The documents have various bullet points and strategies on ways this can be done. The last page is a schedule of events that span from December 2002 to January 2004.
Date: 2002
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Danish culture cherished" discussing the grand opening of the new Danish Cultural Center in in 2001 in Danevang, Texas, known as "The Danish Capitol of Texas." The names of the people in the middle and bottom photographs are listed. The article appeared in the El Campo Leader in June 6, 2001.
Date: June 6, 2001
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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

[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

[Docent Speaking at Exhibition]

Description: Photograph of a docent speaking to a group of children in the Luz Jiménez exhibit, Symbol of a Millennial People, at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The docent wears a pale yellow blouse and white cardigan. In her left arm she holds a pad of paper. Her right hand gestures to the group. The group faces away from the camera. A large clay vessel sits on a platform to the right. A title wall behind the docent reads "Luz Jiménez-Symbol of a Millennial People, Model and Muse of the Mexican School of Painting" and "Presented by AT&T." A painting on the wall features a kneeling woman.
Date: 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

Description: Family genealogy tracing the descendants of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen who immigrated from Denmark and settled in Danevang, Texas around 1904. The table of contents lists: Tusind Tak, History, Register Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, Kinship Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, and an index (starting on page 37). Documentation also includes immigration records for family members with a photocopy of the original manifest, and photographs from several generations.
Date: February 5, 2005
Creator: Ingvardsen, Gary Allen & Flagg, Irene Hansen
Item Type: Book
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[FedEx Receipts Between Artie Smoote and Sterling Houston]

Description: FedEx receipts signed between Sterling Houston and Artie Smoote. There is no mention of what kind of package was sent, however the information includes a five-hundred-dollar declared value. The documents vary in date, and the exchange appears to have occurred over a span of more than a year. Two mailing labels have been included, on a translucent piece of paper. The addresses of the two men and their corresponding companies have been hand-written on the back of the labels.
Date: 2001-12/2002-06
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Flyer: El Día de los Muertos Celebration]

Description: Flyer advertising a celebration of El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, presented by the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The event occurred on November 3rd, 2000. Events included a parade, music by Johnny Degollado, hands-on activities, and presentations from speakers. An illustration of skeletons riding bicycles and wearing top hots appears near the bottom of the flyer.
Date: November 3, 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum