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[The Quinceanera Tradition by Hispanic Heritage Society]

Description: Photograph of a demonstration of the Quinceanera tradition, by the Hispanic Heritage Society, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A young woman wearing a white dress is kneeling while a woman in a black dress places a tiara on the top of the young woman's head. Another woman standing on top of a stage and audio equipment are visible in the background.
Date: [1999-08-05..1999-08-08]
Creator: Howard, Laura
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Quinceanera Tradition by Hispanic Heritage Society]

Description: Photograph of a demonstration of the Quinceanera tradition, by the Hispanic Heritage Society, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A young woman wearing a white dress is demonstrating a bow in front of a stage. Another woman in black stands behind her and a woman in white stands on top of the stage. Other spectators, audio equipment, and displays are visible in the background.
Date: [1999-08-05..1999-08-08]
Creator: Howard, Laura
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Pamphlet: "Los Hílos De Oaxaca, an Exhibition on Traditional Textiles" Family Guide]

Description: Family guidebook that details an exhibition that was presented by the Mexic-Arte Museum entitled, "Los Hílos De Oaxaca [The Threads of Oaxaca], an Exhibition on Traditional Textiles". The front cover features a large photograph of an embroidered flower as well as the exhibition title in a script typeface above. The English translation of the name is also included in uppercase letters along with the subheading "A Family Guide" and the exhibition dates. The inside cover of the guidebook includes a list of all the contributors that worked on an aspect of the exhibition. The first page features an introductory paragraph that describes the nature and meaning of the exhibition. The rest of the guide consists of headings that describe either indigenous Hispanic cultures or inspired Hispanic textile artists. Each heading is followed by passages that explain the subject further in depth and as it relates to the exhibition. There is a simple map of several tribal boundaries on pages four and five of the guide. Page 19 is dedicated to explaining ancient "Textile Techniques & Dying Methods", and is accompanied by a labelled diagram of a loom on page 18. The last two pages of the guidebook contain two interactive activities; the first is a list of relevant words that the reader is asked to find the definitions for in the guidebook. The second activity contains a box with an outline of a traditional Hispanic garment inside. The reader is asked to create a meaningful design on the garment inspired by "Huipil design". The back cover of the guidebook features several logos of various sponsors as well as a small paragraph about the Mexic-Arte Museum.
Date: 2006
Creator: Hernandez, Alberto McKelligan & Richter, Lacey
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains "a collection of essays by contemporary folklorists who are writing about the customs and traditions and the songs and the stories that are going on now" (inside the front cover). The volume includes information about the folklore of cowboys, rodeos, chain letters and marijuana, as well as information about country, swing and gospel music. The index begins on page 301.
Date: 1976
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society, 1909-1943: Volume 1

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society "chronicles the collecting and publishing" of the Texas Folklore Society between the years of 1909 and 1943. It includes information about "public songs and ballads; superstitions, signs and omens; cures and peculiar customs; legends; dialects; games, plays and dances; riddles and proverbs" (inside front cover). The index begins on page 317.
Date: 1992
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Legends of Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.
Date: 1984
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

[Photograph of Chicken Dance]

Description: Photograph of children participating in the “Chicken Dance” at the 2011 Western Heritage Day celebration at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The group of dancers are circled around a young woman in a striped tank top who is leading the dance. Richardson Library can be seen in the background.
Date: 2011
Creator: Maynard, Shannon Collins
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Horse Float]

Description: Photograph of a Hardin-Simmons University student dressed in cowgirl attire sitting atop a horse float. The woman holds the reigns of the horse and waves her cowboy hat above her head. The car-turned-float is parked on a street, and a large house can be seen in the background. A sign on the front of the float reads, "Rope 'Em."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Sheering Sheep]

Description: Photograph of a man in a cowboy hat sheering a sheep at the 2011 Western Heritage Day at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. A group of children in green t-shirts gather around the platform to which the sheep is tethered to watch the man. A wooden arch bridge is visible in the background.
Date: 2011
Creator: Maynard, Shannon Collins
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Children Doing the Chicken Dance]

Description: Photograph of small children and adults participating in the "Chicken Dance" at the 2009 Western Heritage Day celebration at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The group of dancers, circled around a young man in a white shirt, are standing in front of Anderson Hall.
Date: 2009
Creator: Maynard, Shannon Collins
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Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Children Frolicking]

Description: Photograph of children in red t-shirts dancing in a patch of grass at the 2011 Western Heritage Day. A line of children and adults are shown waiting for a performance on stage. Larry Fink can be seen with a camera in the background.
Date: 2011
Creator: Maynard, Shannon Collins
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library