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The Forgotton Colony: San Patricio de Hibernia: The History, the People and the Legends of the Irish Colony of McMullen-McGloin

Description: This book discusses the history of the McMullen-McGloin Colony in San Patricio County, Texas. According to the table of contents (which starts on page ix), the book is divided into three major sections: Part I includes biographical sketches of original settlers, Part II includes an overview of the history of the settlement itself, and Part III includes stories and songs from the oral tradition.
Date: 1981
Creator: Hébert, Rachel Bluntzer
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Cabin Book; or, Sketches of Life in Texas.

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UNT Libraries

Paul Parker: Half Irish, half Choctaw

Description: Photograph of an elderly man sitting in a horse-drawn buggy. The man is identified as Paul Parker, of half-Irish, half-Choctaw Indian descent. He is wearing dress clothes including suit pants, a white shirt and tie, and a vest. He is holding the reins of 2 dark-colored horses. The buggy is on a dirt road with trees and brush alongside and the location is said to be Eagle Lake, Texas.
Date: August 9, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

[News Script: Colleens]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two Irish flight attendants for Irish International Airlines coming to Texas to participate in St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Date: March 15, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

Description: Photograph of people looking at the display of Irish artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The green-painted booth has two signs overhead reading, "Artifacts" and "Irish". In the foreground, a man and a woman under the 'artifacts' sign are perusing the objects on display. The photograph is taken at an angle to the booth and shows the whole length of the booth, receding into the background. In the middleground and background, other people gathered in front of the booth are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Female Singer-Guitarist Performs]

Description: Photograph of Ann Kennedy, Irish-American singer-guitarist from San Antonio, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in a chair on an outdoor stage beside two microphones. She is wearing orange-red pants, a long-sleeved white blouse, a lime-green vest, and glasses. She is turned slightly away from the microphones, strumming her guitar and gazing toward the ground offstage. In the background, a parking lot full of cars is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Display of Fine Linen and Table Settings]

Description: Photograph of a display of fine linen and table settings loaned by Dr. Sean Burke in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The table setting and linens are displayed on tables with white tablecloths, protected by clear plastic casing. In the foreground the table settings are visible. A variety of crystal and porcelain dinnerware is on display. Two visitors looking at the table settings are partially visible in the bottom right corner. Across the booth, other visitors are looking at the linens and talking to the booth worker.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lead Guard and Bagpipe Players of Houston Irish Pipes and Drums]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Irish Pipes and Drums group, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The lead guard is in the right foreground standing tall, heavily ornamented, holding a baton and wearing an orange cape, orange kilt, red coat and a tall black bearskin cap. The other guards are dressed in traditional Irish guard costumes of orange kilts, black coats and dark green hats. Two bagpipe players are visible behind the lead guard. Behind the stage in the background, people are sitting at tables and watching.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Houston Irish Pipes and Drums Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Irish Pipes and Drums group, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph is taken from an elevated perspective, several feet from the stage. Men dressed in elaborate Irish guard costumes are standing in rigid formation on the stage, wearing orange kilts and black coats. The bagpipe players are lined up on the left side of the stage while the drummers are on the right. The band leader stands center stage, heavily ornamented, holding a baton and wearing a tall black bearskin cap. The front of the stage has large, wide steps that descend to the ground. Many small children are sitting on the steps and several other spectators are gathered on all sides of the stage. Crowds of people and other booths are visible behind the stage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Drum and Pipe Jam Session]

Description: Photograph of two Irish bagpipe players and one young drummer boy, having a jam session at the Texas Folklife Festival. The three musicians stand in a triangle, facing one another, under a tree near the Irish booth. One bagpipe player is wearing the traditional uniform of an Irish guard: an orange kilt, military coat and green beret. The other bagpipe player and the drummer boy are wearing normal street clothes. A large crowd of people is visible in the background, watching the performers.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Guard Salutes]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Irish Pipes and Drums group, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The guards are arranged in a semi-circle facing the audience, dressed in traditional Irish guard costumes of orange kilts, black coats, and dark green hats. The bagpipe players are lined up on the left side of the stage while the drummer is on the right. The band leader stands center stage, heavily ornamented, holding a baton and wearing an orange cape and a tall black bearskin cap. Wearing white gloves, he proudly salutes the audience. The front of the stage terraces down to the ground. Many small children are sitting on the terraces looking intently toward the stage. There is lettering on the bass drum that reads, "Irish Pipes and Drums, Houston".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Artifacts on Display]

Description: Photograph of a display of Irish Artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The artifacts are set up on tables with white table cloths, protected by clear plastic casing. Festival visitors walk around the booth looking at the objects. One woman, a festival worker, stands with arms-crossed inside the booth.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of Irish folk dancers from Houston, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage is just a platform, raised a couple feet off of the ground. The dancers are dressed in orange, green and white, traditional Irish clothing. The men have fabric draped over their shoulder and are wearing kilts. There are three men and three women, lined up by gender and facing one another. The two lines of dancers appear to weaving through one another. The photo is taken from several feet away from behind the stage. In the foreground a grassy space near the stage contains several red chairs, some stacked and some single. One person on the right is seated in a red chair and holding up a yellow umbrella to block the sun. On the left end of the stage is a sign denoting the stage number. In the background, crowds of festival visitors have gathered to watch the performance.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Serving Mulligan Stew]

Description: Photograph of a woman serving Mulligan Stew in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The woman, wearing a houndstooth skirt, is only visible from her waist down, ladling the stew from a buffet server into styrofoam bowls.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Serving Green Beer]

Description: Photograph of a man, a member of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas, serving green beer at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a green top hat and a green shirt with a button that says, "Kiss me I'm Irish". He is standing behind a Lone Star beer tap pulling down the spout handle and filling a cup with green beer. Another cup of green beer is sitting on the counter in front of him.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lead guard of Houston Irish Pipes and Drums Stands Alone]

Description: Photograph of the lead guard of the Houston Irish Pipes and Drums, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is heavily ornamented, holding a baton out to his right and wearing an orange plaid cape, orange plaid kilt, red coat, black decorated sash and a tall black bearskin cap. He is standing outside in front of a stone wall; his face contains a serious expression.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas folk dancers, from Houston, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground a man and a woman are dancing together. The woman is wearing a short white dress and a brown cape or shawl with fringe trim. The man is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, a green sash and a brown kilt. Other dancers are partially visible in the background, as well as some spectators offstage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections