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[Pan American Recreation Center Exterior]

Description: Photograph of exterior view of the Pan American Recreation Center. A car is parked in the parking lot near the entrance. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan Amer… more
Date: 196X
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pan American Recreation Center Halloween]

Description: Photograph of three women and five children pose for a photo. One boy wears a Halloween mask he likely made himself. Another mischevious boy lands a kick to another boy's hip. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a cent… more
Date: October 31, 1950
Creator: Parks and Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center Library

Description: Photograph of children in the stacks at the Pan Am Rec Center library. The shelves are packed with books. Two girls reach for books on shelves within reach. A third boy stands on a child's chair for reach.
Date: November 1966
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center Library

Description: Photograph of children reading at the Pan Am Rec Center library. Three children sit at a child's table with books covering the tabletop in front of them. Older children browse books from a shelf in the back. An adult looks on.
Date: November 1966
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Opening of Pan American Recreation Center

Description: Photograph of the side of the newly built Pan American Recreation Center at 2100 East 3rd Street. Swing sets are behind the building. The previous Pan Am Rec Center existed at 3rd and Comal Streets.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Opening of the Pan American Recreation Center

Description: Photograph of the interior of the basketball court in the gymnasium at the opening of Pan American Recreation Center at 2100 East 3rd Street. A basketball hoop is visible on one wall and there are exposed metal beams along the ceiling.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dress fitting at Pan American Recreation Center]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing with her right arm lifted while a seamstress works on the waistline of her dress. More women are working on sewing machines or sewing by hand. Several women measure and cut fabric in the back. This sewing room was in the old Pan American Recreation Center at 3rd Street and Comal Street. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club… more
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Storytime at the Pan American Recreation Center library]

Description: Photograph of a young woman reading a story to five children at the Pan American Recreation Center library. The woman and five children sit at a circular table with full stacks in the background. A second book lies unopened on the tabletop. An illustration of an elephant reading a book decorates the library wall.
Date: [1959..1969]
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center Boxing Room

Description: Photograph of one side of the Pan-Am Rec Center Boxing Room. Boxers and trainers exercise by stretching, shadowboxing, and beating punching bags. The sparring ring is visible in the foregrond. Jackets hang on hooks on the left. Clock on the back wall reads about 6:50.
Date: January 28, 1959
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center's Skating Class

Description: Photograph of the Pan American Recreation Center's skating class in the Zavala Gym. A line of seven boys, aged 9 through 12 hold on to each other's shirts while skating in a line through the gym.
Date: March 30, 1959
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[English lessons at the Pan American Recreation Center]

Description: Photograph of a group of adults sitting around a table and read from "Elementary Reader - English" books during an English lesson at the Pan Am Rec Center. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. O… more
Date: 19XX
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center flag football

Description: Photograph of children, aged about 10-13 play flag football at the Pan Am Recreation Center. A few boys have jerseys that say "Pan Am Aces" on the front; the rest play in plain clothes. A boy in the foreground raises a cup and looks at the camera. The boy next to him leans forward, ready to catch a pass thrown by a boy in sunglasses. Other children stand around casually. The game is not in full-play.
Date: November 1966
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Arts and crafts classes at Pan American Recreation Center

Description: Photograph of children painting papier mache elephants at the Pan American Recreation Center at an arts & crafts class. Two elephants sit on the table, nearly done. An open jar of paint and several towels sit on the table top. Two boys and three girls surround the table. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Departmen… more
Date: 196X
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Boys making model airplanes at the Pan American Recreation Center in Austin]

Description: Photograph of a group of six Latino youth making balsa-wood airplanes from a Comet brand "Air-Age Educational Kit" at the Pan American Recreation Center (Pan American Community Center), 300 Comal Street, in Austin. The boys are working at two picnic tables placed end-to-end. Several other people, including a girl, two boys, a man and a woman, stand behind the table either observing or assisting. There is a Mexican tourism poster featuring a woman, with her hair in braids, holding a basket of fr… more
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Women crocheting]

Description: Photograph of three women sitting at a table and crocheting. Skeins of yarn, crochet hooks, and patterns lie across the tabletop. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new… more
Date: 196X
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Recreation Department.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

"Sweetheart" Pan American Invitational Softball Tournament

Description: Photograph of Pan American Recreation Center's "Sweetheart" for their Invitational Softball Tournament with the trophies. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan Ame… more
Date: June 1961
Creator: Recreational Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pan American Tiny Tot Christmas party]

Description: Photograph of Santa Claus visiting the children at the Pan American Recreation Center Tiny Tot Christmas party. A girl sits on Santa's lap while the rest of the children wait and watch from tables around the room. They wear paper reindeer hats and have candy canes. Christmas decorations include Santa's sleigh with three reindeer on the far wall.
Date: December 1966
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Women sewing]

Description: Photograph of women sewing in a room in the old Pan American Recreation Center on 3rd and Comal Streets. Most women sit at sewing machines while four women crowd together on a bench and sew or embroider by hand. four women stand at a table in the back for cutting fabric A young boy of a bout five sits on footrest in the foreground. There is Mexican art on the walls and the only door to the room is open. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Rec… more
Date: November 20, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Citizenship Class

Description: Photograph of ten elderly women and three men sit around a table at the Pan American Recreation Center for a United States citizenship class. A double sink and cupboards are in the background.
Date: April 19, 1961
Creator: Austin (Tex.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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