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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

Our Ranching Heritage in South Texas

Description: Paper discussing the ranching heritage in Texas from a historical perspective.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

The Spanish and Mexican Origins of Ranching in South Texas

Description: Paper discussing the Spanish and Mexican origins of south Texas ranching, which was later modified by Anglo culture into its modern form.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Tales of the Wild Horse Desert: First Draft

Description: A first draft of a plot for "a musical comedy loosely based upon the history of the Nueces Strip and Northern Mexico 1853-1909."
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Folk Concepts of Human Physiology Underlying Empacho, La Mollera, and Mal de Ojo

Description: Paper discussing "how the folk concepts of human physiology influence the belief in and treatment of three culture-bound syndromes found among Mexican Americans in south Texas:" empacho, caída de la mollera, and mal de ojo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Vaquero Traditions in South Texas

Description: Paper discussing vaquero folk traditions in south Texas and providing a brief overview of the history of ranching in the area.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Vaquero Folk Arts and Crafts in South Texas

Description: Paper attempting to answer the question of why some traditions disappear while others survive by analyzing the folk arts and crafts of the South Texas vaquero.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

The Role of Women in the Mexican-American Folk Medical System of South Texas

Description: Paper discussing the role of women in the folk medical system of South Texas. In this paper, folk medicine is defined as "beliefs and practices related to healing which are transmitted in face-to-face interaction in informal situations."
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

Texas-Mexican Traditional Foodways

Description: Paper discussing the unique Texas-Mexican foodways resulting from the combination of Native American and Spanish cuisines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Texas Mexican Vernacular Architecture

Description: Paper discussing Texas-Mexican vernacular architecture. A majority of the paper focuses on folk housing in south Texas and west Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Toward a Definition of Folk Culture

Description: Paper discussing "the differences between folk, popular, and elite culture by examining five areas of culture: music, food, religion, occupations, and medicine," with the objective of defining the meaning of folklore.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Toward a Definition of Folk Medicine

Description: Paper examining "the term 'folk medicine' as a part of the larger category of culture called folk culture."
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Folk Medicine: A Worldwide Phenomenon

Description: Paper discussing the definition of folk medicine and giving details on the Sixth International Congress on Traditional and Folk Medicine, which took place from December 6-11, 1992.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

The Jacal in the Big Bend: Its Origin and Evolution

Description: Draft of a paper tracing "the jacal from its pre-Hispanic origins in the pithouse to its emergence as a surface structure like those described by the earliest Spaniard soldiers and missionaries in the La Junta region." The author also identifies modern examples of the jacal that are still in use today; the paper includes a glossary and illustrations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

Miscellaneous Religious Folk Art Forms

Description: Paper discussing religious folk art forms in south Texas communities such as ranch chapels and public shrines, car altars and vehicle decorations, palma tejida (woven palm) and crocheted sacramentals, murals, jail art, tattoos, business altars, and Christmas decorations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Graham, Joe Stanley, 1940-1999
Partner: Texas A&M University Kingsville

[Clipping: Sweetwater Man Cited for Enviable War Work Record]

Description: Reprint of an article published in the Sweetwater Daily Reporter about Sam Myres being honored by the U. S. Government due to the quality of his saddles that he made for the war, which were of such high quality that it made inspection unnecessary.
Date: February 19, 1920
Creator: Sweetwater Daily Reporter
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Another Glimpse

Description: Excerpt from an issue of "The Bookman" magazine including the cover, table of contents and a note from the editor about the reception of Arthur W. Page's "Little Pictures of O. Henry" series. Includes a letter to the editor written by Robert H. Davis about the author's first impressions of O. Henry. Illustrated by a self-portrait of O. Henry.
Date: November 1913
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

University of North Texas Recieves $625,000 Getty Grant for Arts Education

Description: An article written about the University of North Texas receiving a matching grant fund from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts to help them with the education reform program. Collaborating with UNT on the project are the Amon Carter Museum, Dallas Museum of Arts, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Commission on the Arts and independent school districts of Fort Worth, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Plano, Denton and Pilot Point. The consortia's goal is to give higher arts education to elementary and secondary school children, so that they will be life-long admirers and contributors to the arts.
Date: [1990..]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

UNT to work with six Metroplex elementary schools in national arts experiment designed to boost achievement

Description: An information release document in regards to six metroplex elementary schools plus thirty other schools nationwide were selected to participate as Arts Partner Schools in a $15 million experiment to reform education. The six schools will work with art educators at the University of North Texas, announced this month by the Annenberg Foundation, the Getty Education Institute for the Arts and the National Arts Education Consortium.
Date: March 27, 1997
Creator: LeMay, Nancy C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections