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Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Mrs. Marta Daumas' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano". Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. He and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Men Oustide of a Representation of a 19th Century House]

Description: Photograph of Bill Hunter, Dr. Sean Burke, and state leaders of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The men are in front of a structure representing a 19th century house in the Irish Flat neighborhood of San Antonio. Festival booths and other participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Funeral Program for Minard A. Harrell, December 13, 1973]

Description: Funeral program for Mr. Minard A. Harrell, born October 3, 1919 and died December 7, 1973. The funeral was held Thursday, December 13, 1973 at Second Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. S. H. James. Funeral arrangements were made through Carter-Taylor Mortuary and he was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas.
Date: December 13, 1973
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

[Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of the Boerne Village Band performing on a stage at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musicians are playing various instruments; several music stands and one microphone are in front of them. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Model of a Polish Castle]

Description: Photograph of a Polish castle at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The castle is three-dimensional and appears to be made of cardboard that has a brick-like appearance. The castle is inside a booth that is covered with a light-weight tarp; festival participants are sitting at the tables in front of the castle.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Performance by a Band]

Description: Photograph of the Good News Messengers, from Nederland, Texas, performing at brush arbor at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. One musician is seated at the piano, while the other musicians are standing and singing into several microphones. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Performance by a Pianist]

Description: Photograph of Nell Guarnere, pianist with the Good News Messengers, from Nederland, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musician is seated at the piano and appears to be playing. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Musician Performing on a Fiddle]

Description: Photograph of Zaragoza Guajardo, second fiddle for the Silveraiders and Serenaders of Devine band, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musician is holding the fiddle to his neck; the bow is at the strings. Other festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Performance by a Choir]

Description: Photograph of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Choir, from San Antonio, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The choir, comprised of both males and females, are standing and singing in front of two microphones.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Performance by a Pianist]

Description: Photograph of Marva Mallory, pianist with Black Gospel, from Nacogdoches, Texas, at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musician is playing the piano and is singing or speaking into a microphone.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Potter Making a Vase]

Description: Photograph of Larry Mouce, potter from Kenedy, making a clay vase at a booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The potter is standing in front of a table, forming clay in his hands, while festival participants watch. Several molded vases of various sizes are on the table. Other booths are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

Description: Photograph of Ameleb Club members performing a Lebanese dance following the rain shower on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are holding hands and dancing on a designated dance floor. The dancers are not dressed in traditional Lebanese garments, though several of the dancers are wearing rain ponchos. Tarps cover other areas in the background.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing a Dance]

Description: Photograph of Irish folk dancers from Houston, Texas, performing a dance at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Two girls are clasping hands while a boy stands between them. The dancers appear to be wearing traditional Irish garments. Festival participants and festival booths are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lebanese Dancers Performing a Dance]

Description: Photograph of members of the Ameleb Club of San Antonio Lebanese Dancers performing on a stage at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two dancers are wearing what appear to be traditional Lebanese garments. The female is wearing a cropped top with a long, light green skirt and the male is wearing a long white dress with a floor length colorful vest; a headdress secured by a band covers his head. A large group of festival participants sit in stadium-style seating behind them.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dancers Performing a Cajun Dance]

Description: Photograph of dancers at a fais do-do in Cajun Country at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The couple in the foreground is clasping hands and appears to be dancing. A band can be seen performing in the background; festival participants are also visible.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Live Music Performance Featuring a Large Hammer Dulcimer]

Description: Photograph of Ray Baca, member of the Gil Baca Band, playing a large hammer dulcimer on a stage at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Playing into a microphone, the musician is wearing a colorful shirt, tie, and a black vest accented with embroidery. Festival participants and another band member playing the drums can be seen in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bluegrass Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteer Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musicians are all standing and performing on a stage in front of microphones. They are playing a variety of instruments, including the upright bass, guitar, and banjo.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Folk Dancers Performing a Dance]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Jewish Community Center folk dancers performing a dance at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The female dancers are wearing long-sleeve dresses and the male dancers are wearing long-sleeve tops and slacks. Most of the dancers are barefoot.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dancers Performing a Cajun Dance]

Description: Photograph of dancers at a fais do-do in Cajun Country at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Couples are holding on to each other and appear to be dancing. A band can be seen performing in the background; festival participants are also visible.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing a Dance]

Description: Photograph of Irish folk dancers from Houston performing a dance at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are partnered off and are grasping hands. The female dancers are wearing white dresses accented by embroidery, black tights, and black shoes. The male dancers are wearing white long-sleeved shirts, black ties, and what appear to be brown kilts. All dancers are wearing a brown and green cloth that is pinned to the shoulder. Festival participants watch in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Representation of a 19th Century House]

Description: Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas exhibit booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The booth features a small structure, representing a 19th century house in the Irish Flat neighborhood of San Antonio. The windows of this small house are open and festival participants are looking through the windows to see inside the structure. Other festival participants are visible all around.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Singers from the Engelkinder Choir Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of Rosemarie Doyle directing the Engelkinder Choir, representing New Braunfels Wurstfest, at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musicians are standing on the stage, which is the back of a flatbed trailer. The musicians are wearing what appears to be traditional German clothing. Performing into microphones, they are singing and clapping. A man is holding an umbrella over the accordionist, who is also on the stage. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[A View Inside the Irish Flat]

Description: Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas exhibit booth, which shows the inside of a representation of a 19th century house in the Irish Flat neighborhood of San Antonio at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The small house is furnished, complete with a table covered with dinnerware, a tall shelf, chairs, and a fireplace. Several people are inside this small house.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections