search archive
browse archive

12169 total results

201 results after applying filter

In complete archive


Title
Description
Date

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

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.

undated

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

undated

"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.

undated

Council member Raul Alvarez speaking at the 2002 Diez y Seis Celebration at Republic Square Park.

2002

Baile folklorico dancers performing at the 2002 Diez y Seis Celebration at Republic Square Park.

2002

Musicans performing at the 2002 Diez y Seis Celebration at Republic Square Park.

2002

Ricky Miramontez's Birthday Party.

undated

Woman wearing a red, white, and green sash at the 2002 Diez y Seis Celebration at Republic Square Park.

2002

Ricky Miramontez pinning tail on donkey.

undated

A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood.

undated

A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood.

undated

Photograph of Elazar Tamayo and his wife, Lupe Tamayo, a Hispanic or Latino couple, visible from the waist up, standing in front of a building. Both appear to be in their late 50s or early 60s.

undated

Father of Mrs. Elazar Tamayo

undated

Wedding at San Jose Community Center with Alfonso Ramos Band playing while people dance.

undated

Photograph of a group of people dancing at a wedding. The women wear flowered bridesmaid dresses, elbow-length white gloves and short veils, and the men wear tuxedos. The women are holding long-stem flowers tied with trailing ribbons.

undated

Wedding at San Jose Community Center.

undated

Loading indicator
Powered by Preservica
© Copyright 2022, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library