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Juarez Lincoln University at 55 North IH-35, 1977. In 1981 Juarez-Lincoln University could no longer afford to keep its programs running, and the owners sold the site to a Canadian-based company that immediately proposed renovating the building and tearing down Raul Valdez's mural "Los Elementos". The announcement came as a shock to area citizens and prompted loud objection from the neighborhood. Protesters demanded that "their" mural be left alone. Still others submitted alternative renovation designs that would allow for the preservation of Los Elementos. In the end, however, neither side could reach an agreement and after heated public debates and a two-year struggle to save the work of art that eventually saw the entire cityrally around Valdez and his mural, Los Elementos was demolished amid the cries and protests of the onlookers.

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View of protestors in front of the mural "Los Elementos" by Raul Valdez painted outside of Juarez Lincoln University at 55 North IH-35, 1977. In 1981 Juarez-Lincoln University could no longer afford to keep its programs running, and the owners sold the site to a Canadian-based company that immediately proposed renovating the building and tearing down Valdez's mural. The announcement came as a shock to area citizens and prompted loud objection from the neighborhood. Protesters demanded that "their" mural be left alone. Still others submitted alternative renovation designs that would allow for the preservation of Los Elementos. In the end, however, neither side could reach an agreement and after heated public debates and a two-year struggle to save the work of art that eventually saw the entire cityrally around Valdez and his mural, Los Elementos was demolished amid the cries and protests of the onlookers.

1981

View of mural by Raul Valdez painted outside of Juarez Lincoln University at 55 North IH-35, 1977. This image was created by Les Simon

1977

Roy Lozano and Patsy Haynes Guerra are dancing Ballet Folklorico in costumes, circa 1977.

circa 1977

Eustasio Cepeda in center with dark tie, directs absentee voting of Mexican citizens residing in Austin at the Pan American Center in 1952. Voting was in favor of Lic. D. Adolfo Ruiz Cortinas. Additional notes on verso.

1952

Group portrait of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas on June 12, 1941

1941-06-12

Officials of the Mexican Consul General and the Camara de Trabajadores Mexicanos (CTM), Local No. 7 of Austin, Texas at Zaragoza Park. [See photo for IDs]

1942-04-26

A boy and girl in costumes are daning around a Mexican hat, circa 1970s

An accordian and guitar player are sitting and playing together and another man is sitting with them. All of the men have hats and one is missing part of his leg.

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"Fat and Lean" LULAC fundraiser. Nash Moreno batting in polka dot dress

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"Rudy Casanon, 'El Porvenir', tells the uses of some of his 140 medicinal herbs (rear) that he carries in his small East Austin store, May 31, 1978. Castanon says he has herbs to cure anything from an upset stomach to a failing sex life." This image was created by Bob Thomas for United Press International

1978-05-31

"Dancers, young and old, enjoy "Conjunto", Mexican border music, at a downtown Austin nightclub, July 15, 1976. A regular crowd of Mexican Americans and University of Texas students pack the place every night to dance to the music of a Conjunto band."

1976-07-15

MABPWA (Mexican American Business and Professional Women of Austin) presentation at Austin City Council, about 1975. Image shows a woman shaking hands with council member John Trevino.

circa 1975

A group of women and girls are seated at a table decorating cookies and laughing as a part of the MABPWA Sis Program.

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Unidentified group panoramic portrait of Mexican Americans from the Austin Files collection

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Exterior view of the Night Hawk restaurant, closely showing outdoor seating area under awning with several patrons. In the upper left, a sign reads "Specialty" in neon. Below it, text in partial view on marquee sign reads, "Stuff" and "Toma."

circa 1940

View of the Night Hawk restaurant on Guadalupe Street near UT. It was rebuilt in the 1950s with a state-of-the-art kitchen, banquet rooms, and a distinctive angular roof. This location was in operation until 1980.

circa 1950

A number of customers are seated around the counter at the Night Hawk diner. There are two waiters at the counter with bow ties and paper hats and you can see the cooks on the other side of a silver drink dispenser.

1930s

Group portrait of the Nighthawk restaurant staff. They wear uniforms and stand in front of the restaurant. The woman in the middle, behind the two women at center, is Violet Franklin Sanders.

1935-10-08

Image of the backside of Christie's Restaurant on the water. A Christie's boat is docked on the water behind the restaurant. Christie's was located at Town Lake at 1st St.

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The exterior of Chuck Wagon Barbecue located at 1002 E. 11th Street in Austin Texas. Above the entrance "Ora and David" is painted.

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Exterior view of Luby's Cafeteria in Austin, Texas

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View of the Polar Bear Frozen Custard Stand on South Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road. The stucco exterior is made to look like snow and ice and there are two polar bears at the entrance. The windows have menu items and prices painted on them.

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Stegel's sandwich shop and Highway Garage next door. The road and driveway are dirt.

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Exterior view of the Steak Island restaurant.

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