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Oral History Interview with Rey Avila, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Rey Avila, founder of Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum in San Benito, Texas. Mr. Avila discusses his early life, education, his experiences as a young migrant worker, the history of Conjunto music in Texas, and the Chicano movement. Part of the interview takes place in the gallery of the museum.
Date: June 18, 2015
Creator: Avila, Rey; Gutierrez, Jose Angel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary