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Los Voladores de Papantla

Description: Painting of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.
Date: 1967?

The International Section of HemisFair '68

Description: Artist's drawing of the HemisFair '68 International Section. In this colorful rendition, the area of the fairgrounds devoted to country pavilions is crowded with visitors. Signs for the country pavilions for Panama and Peru in historic buildings are visible. In the background a skyscraper of downtown San Antonio can be seen. More than twenty countries participated in HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967?

San Antonio Convention Center

Description: Color drawing of the San Antonio Convention Center, built for HemisFair '68. The complex includes a 2,800 theater, a 10,500 seat arena, and a 200,000 square foot exhibit hall. Much of the fair's entertainment and fine arts program was held in the Center.
Date: 1967?

The Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of the Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The pavilion featured a 500 seat theater and presented the puppets of Sid and Marty Krofft in a special play called Kaleidoscope. In this picture one of the lagoon cruise boats can be seen at the right.
Date: 1967?

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: Six graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest show a group of Latin dancers and a Punch and Judy puppet show. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: 6 graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest ones show the Tower of the Americas, amusement rides and people visiting some of the cultural exhibits. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of Fiesta Island, part of HemisFair '68. It is where most of the games and amusement rides were located. The drawing shows visitors enjoying a boat ride, taking the mini monorail, riding a ferris wheel, and walking in park-like surroundings.
Date: 1968?

The Agriculture Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Illustration of Agriculture Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The text reads, "Agricultura".
Date: 1968

The Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Artwork of the Texas Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

[Greeting Card from Bianca Roberts to Sterling Houston - 1999]

Description: Greeting card from Bianca Roberts to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Inside the card, she has written a short note about how wonderful of an experience it was to work with him. She offers her help in the future. Two small paper receipts have been included, but no reason for them is given in Bianca's note.
Date: 1999
Creator: Roberts, Bianca

[Greeting Card from Stephanie to Sterling Houston - April 15, 1999]

Description: Greeting card from Stephanie to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. On the inside, she has written a personal message thanking him for sharing his spirit, and hopes that they can work together again. The front cover shows an illustration of a pink flower.
Date: April 15, 1999

[Greeting Card from Louis Leroy to Sterling Houston - May 9, 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Louis Leroy, founder of The Association of American Cultures (TAAC), to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Inside the card, Louis has written a personal note thanking Sterling for being the report editor for "Theaters of Color: Conversations on American Pluralism and Identity," a project by TAAC.
Date: May 9, 1995
Creator: Leroy, Louis

[Greeting Card from Nancy B. to Sterling Houston - September 4, 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Nancy B. to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. It appears the note was sent after Nancy attended one of Sterling's plays. She writes admirably about what she experienced, his talent, and vision, and hopes that others can experience it as well. The front cover of the card shows a watercolor painting of a rooster.
Date: September 4, 1995

[Greeting Card from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - December 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They hope to see him again when they travel back to Texas. A second card has been placed inside it: an announcement for the birth of Simon Alexander Ghebreyesus. It was sent much later, however, according to the child's birth date.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Richard & Armstrong, Jennifer

[Greeting Card from Tony Hargrove to Sterling Houston - March 2001]

Description: Card from Tony Hargrove of the Ella Austin Community Center to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes fondly about meeting him, and hopes to see him again in the fall. The front of the card has been printed with the Ella Austin logo.
Date: March 2001
Creator: Hargrove, Anthony

[Greeting Card from Rose to Sterling Houston - March 15, 1999]

Description: Greeting card from Rose to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She is happy about a visit paid to her by one of Houston's friends. She is sick but sure that she will be back in good health within about four weeks. The front of the card has been printed with a photograph of an elaborate floral arrangement inside a wicker basket.
Date: March 15, 1999

[Greeting Card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She has written a short note saying thanks for allowing her to show her dream and talent. The front of the card shows an illustration of a man standing precariously on a ladder while painting the word "Thanks" on a billboard.
Date: 1995
Creator: Johnson, Candie

[Thank You Card from Reggie to Sterling Houston]

Description: Thank you card from Reggie to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. Inside the card, he writes: "I'm so glad that you were around Do it good" The front of the card has been printed with "Thank You" in gold capital letters.
Date: unknown

[Thank You Card from Roger A. Brown]

Description: Thank you card from Roger A. Brown. Inside the card, he writes: "We couldn't have done it without you (smile)." The front of the card has been printed with "Thank You" in gold capital letters.
Date: unknown
Creator: Brown, Roger A.

[Card Invitation to Brian Prague's Birthday]

Description: Card invitation to the birthday of Brian Prague sent to Jump-Start Performance Company, a threatre and performing arts company based in San Antonio, Texas. Date, time, and place is provided inside. The front of the card shows a stylized yellow sun with a face. Gold accents cover the sun rays as well as the outer trim of the card.
Date: January 1997

[Greeting Card from John]

Description: Greeting card from John. The hand-written note inside it is difficult to read, and only a few dates and times are completely discernible. The front cover of the card shows a well-kept garden and hedge. A series of crisscrossed pieces of wood act as a small wall.
Date: unknown

[Thank You Card from Ms. Erna to Sterling Houston - 1999]

Description: Thank you card from Ms. Erna to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She thanks him for all his help and wishes the world were made up of people like him. The front of the card shows a wooden wheelbarrow brimming with flowers and two overgrown butterflies.
Date: 1999

[Greeting Card from Bianca to Sterling Houston - May 26, 1999]

Description: Greeting card from Bianca to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She thanks him for sending over his plays, but regrets to inform him that she has been unable to read them yet. She hopes to see him again in the future.
Date: May 26, 1999