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  • All fields: San Antonio History
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    • Interview with Inge Whitaker, 1986

    • Covered wagon trips.; Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
    • San Antonio, Texas Whitaker recounts the history of her family who moved to Texas during the 1830s, settling around Austin. Each summer her family took a covered wagon trip into the nearby hill country, camping, fishing and learning about the...
    • Interview with Selma Weiner, 1986.

    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio;HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.);Texas Folklife Festival
    • San Antonio, Texas After working for the Fine Arts Commission during Hemisfair, Weiner was hired to work at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio during its development. She discusses people, events, and beginning of...
    • Interview with Edmund Seidel, 1984

    • Choral societies--Texas.; German Americans--Texas.; Beethoven Hall (San Antonio, Tex.).; Beethoven Maennerchor.; Texas Folklife Festival.
    • San Antonio, Texas Edmund Seidel discusses the history of Germans in San Antonio, particularly the German choral groups and their performances at the Texas Folklife Festival and throughout the year.
    • Interview with John Santikos, 2002.

    • Theaters--San Antonio (Tex.)
    • San Antonio, Texas John Santikos discusses the development of movie theaters in San Antonio, where he continued and expanded the business begun by his father, Louis Santikos, who opened his first theater, a nickelodeon, in Waco before moving to San...
    • Interview with Lane Taylor Sealy, 1988.

    • Taylor, Amanda Cartwright;San Antonio Conservation Society;Historic sites--Conservation and restoration;Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.)
    • San Antonio, Texas Lane Taylor Sealy, grandson of Amanda Cartwright Taylor (Mrs. Lane Taylor), relates family history, particularly about his grandmother, her involvement with restoration of the granary at the San Jose Mission, and her work with...
    • Interview with George Waitz, 1985.

    • Grocery trade--Texas--San Antonio;Waitz Model Market (San Antonio, Tex.);Weber's Grocery (San Antonio, Tex.);German Americans--Texas
    • San Antonio, Texas George Waitz explains history of Waitz Model Market, originally Weber's Grocery, which had been in continual operation since opened by Frank Weber in 1886. Also includes Waitz family history and information about German community...
    • Interview with Henry Catto, 1994.

    • San Antonio (Tex.).--Economic conditions; San Antonio (Tex.).--Politics and government
    • San Antonio, Texas After a quarter century spent abroad and in Washington, D.C., Henry Catto shares his insightful observations about changes he saw in his hometown upon his return in 1993. He found Republicans sharing San Antonio’s political stage...
    • Interview with Jim Zintgraff, 1987

    • Photographers.; Photography.; Photography--Negatives.; Rock paintings.; San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
    • San Antonio, Texas Jim Zintgraff's father started a still photography business in San Antonio in the early 1920's and worked as cameraman for the movie, Wings, that was filmed nearby in 1926. Zintgraff describes some of the many people and places...
    • Interview with Charles Barksdale, 2002.

    • African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Texas; San Antonio (Tex.)-- Social life and customs
    • San Antonio, Texas San Antonio photographer Charles Barksdale recalls his childhood which spanned the racial segregation of the 1950s to integration in the 1960s. His early memories include entering the “Black-Only” door to the balcony of the...
    • Interview with Adrien Zadek (Mrs. Leo) Dubinski, 1977.

    • San Antonio (Tex.)-- Social life and customs.; Temple Beth El (San Antonio, Tex.).; Jews--Texas.
    • San Antonio, Texas Adrien (Mrs. Leo) Dubinski, born in San Antonio in 1908, saw bodies of victims of the 1921 flood carried into Porter Loring Mortuary downtown. And as a young member of the original Temple Beth-El Synagogue, she recalls dates...
    • Interview with Jim Cullum Jr., 1986

    • Jazz musicians.; Dance orchestras.; Happy Jazz Band.; The Landing-San Antonio (Tex.).; Jim Cullum 1914-1973.
    • San Antonio, Texas The leader of the Happy Jazz Band and owner of Jim Cullum's Landing nightclub on San Antonio's River Walk, Jim Cullum Jr.'s life revolves around his talent and his passion for jazz. The son of a noted jazz artist, he grew up...
    • Interview with Gertrude Beatrice Scott Batiste, 1995.

    • African Americans--Education--Texas; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Texas
    • San Antonio, Texas Born at the Negro Hospital in Houston in 1929 and reared in segregated Houston and New Orleans,”Trudy” Batiste became one of San Antonio’s most active and admired volunteers. She shares her life experiences as the daughter of a...
    • Interview with John H. Bragg, 1980.

    • Jazz musicians; Guitarists; Banjo music
    • San Antonio, Texas Jazz banjo player John H. Bragg knew Scott Joplin, played with Don Albert and lived in the center of the jazz era in Texas and beyond. Bragg shared stages with some of jazz’s greatest stars of the 1920s and 1930s and organized...
    • Interview with Gerald Dubinski, 1979

    • Battery industry.; Jukeboxes.; Dubinski, Benjamin.; Jews--Texas.; Inventors--United States.; Standard Industries Inc.
    • San Antonio, Texas The grandson of Russian immigrant and inventor Benjamin Dubinski, Gerald Dubinski details the growth of his family's manufacturing business into a 540-employee operation that ships vehicle batteries throughout the United States...
    • Interview with Fred J. Wilkins, 1977

    • United States. Army. Infantry Division.;Aeronautics, Military--Texas.; Krueger, Walter, 1881-1967.; Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967.
    • San Antonio, Texas Consisting of two interviews, the first is Wilkins' military experiences in 1939. including training at Camp Bullis and formation of the Triangular Division and the second recounts the 45th anniversary of flights in 1955 when...
    • Interview with Bartlett Cocke, 1982.

    • Architects--Texas;
    • San Antonio, Texas A noted architect who compared buildings to diamonds with many facets, Bartlett Cocke Sr. emphasized the importance of the “science” of buildings as well as the art. In his 60 years in practice in San Antonio, Cocke was the...
    • Interview with Bert Etta Davis, 1980.

    • Jazz musicians; African American musicians; Women musicians; Saxophonists
    • San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio native Bert Etta Davis traveled the world -- including the then-segregated United States -- as an acclaimed woman jazz musician. The saxophonist led an all-women band during World War II and later an all-male band,...


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