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Curanderos

Description: Paper discussing the role of curanderos in the Mexican-American community, as well as a brief history of curanderos and a comparison to other types of Mexican-American folk healers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

The Yerbera: The Practice of Art or Science?

Description: Paper discussing the folk medical beliefs and practices of Doña Liva, one of the best-known barrio healers in San Diego, Texas. The author analyzes the herbs she uses and explores whether her practices should be considered art or science.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

[Dr. Eliseo Torres, Folk Remedies]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Eliseo Torres demonstrating folk remedies in his Mexican Folk Medicine booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Torres, left, is seated as he holds a cactus near a young girl's head. A taxidermy snake sits on his lap. Torres wears a straw hat, patterned shirt, and glasses. The young girl wears a sleeveless denim blouse and shorts. A woman is seated behind them.
Date: [1994-08-04..1994-08-07]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Eliseo and Nieves Torres at Mexican Folk Medicine and Folk Beliefs Booth]

Description: Photograph of Eliseo and Nieves Torres in the Mexican Folk Medicine and Folk Beliefs booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Both are seated. Eliseo, left, holds a taxidermy snake. He wears a patterned shirt, khaki pants, glasses, and a straw hat. Nieves, right, wears a floral skirt and white blouse. Photographs and artifacts are displayed in the booth.
Date: [1994-08-04..1994-08-07]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dr. Eliseo Torres at Mexican Folk Medicine Booth]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Eliseo Torres, a professor for Texas A&I Kingsville, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Torres stands inside a Mexican folk medicine booth while holding a taxidermy snake. He wears a cowboy hat, a short sleeved shirt with vertical stripes, a name tag, and jeans. Dry herbs and notable newspaper clippings are displayed in the booth.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dr. Eliseo Torres Gives Lecture]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Eliseo Torres, a professor for Texas A&I Kingsville, lecturing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Torres stands in front of a Mexican folk medicine booth and holds a small display of medicine. He wears a cowboy hat, a short sleeved shirt with vertical stripes, sunglasses, and jeans. Dry herbs and photographs of notable people are displayed in the booth behind him. Several festival patrons stand on the right.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Mexican-American Folklore

Description: Paper discussing Mexican-American folklore, including architecture, slang, traditions, verbal arts, religion, folk narratives, folk music, folk medicine, rites of passage, material culture, folk art, and foodways.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Texas-Mexican Material Culture in South Texas: Continuity and Change

Description: Paper discussing the evolution of Texas-Mexican material culture in south Texas by exploring "the built environment associated with the ranch, the folk arts and crafts associated with early ranching culture in the area, and traditional medicinal herbs still used in the area."
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville