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  • All fields: Texas Folklife Festival
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    • Interview with Aurea Reyes and Bert Duano, 1989

    • Filipino Americans--Texas.; Cookery, Filipino.; Texas Folklife Festival.
    • First Filipino in Texas was Francisco Flores who came from Cebu, Phillipines in 1895, but most came between 1920 and 1960. Reyes and Duano discuss Filipino culture and ways it is demontrated at the Texas Folklife Festival.
    • Interview with Rajee Thyagarajan, 1989.

    • Texas Folklife Festival; India-Asia Association; Religion and culture; Food; Dancing; Clothing and dress
    • The India-Asia Association works to unite people from India and Asia who have diverse languages and dialects but share a similar culture, preserve ethnic traditions, and educate others.
    • Interview with JoAnn Andera, 1993.

    • Texas Folklife Festival; University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.; Claudia Ball; O.T. Baker
    • JoAnn Andera, the Texas Folklife Festival’s third Director, tells of the effort necessary to stage the annual showcase of Texas’ ethnic groups and communities. Andera lists the steps that keep the Folklife Festival dynamic and reflective of the...
    • Interview with Rose Mary Bryant, 1986.

    • Polish Americans--Texas; Texas Folklife Festival
    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio., San Antonio, Texas Long a mainstay of San Antonio’s Polish Arts and Culture Foundation and its booth at the annual Texas Folklife Festival, Rose Mary Bryant relates the efforts of...
    • Interview with Claudia Abbey Ball, 08-05-1984.

    • Texas Folklife Festival; University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio, Texas Claudia Ball, the manager of the Texas Folklife Festival from 1976-87, was an University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. jack-of-all-trades volunteer during...
    • Interview with Diana Finlay and Pat Irvine, 1984.

    • Chili; Chili con carne; Cookery, Mexican-competition; Texas Folklife Festival.
    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, Texas The entertainingly tasty world of chili cookoffs and chili cooks is explained by Diana Finlay, publisher of Chili Monthly Magazine, and her fellow chili devotee, Pat Irvine,...
    • Interview with Betty Dixon, 1988.

    • Nederland (Tex.).; Dutch Americans.; Texas Folklife Festival
    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio., San Antonio, Texas An enthusiastic Texas Folklife Festival participant, Betty Dixon discusses the event’s Dutch-Texan contingent from Nederland. Dutch cookies, hand-painted wooden...
    • Interview with Laverne Gersch, 1986.

    • Sorbs; Cookery, Sorbs; Texas Folklife Festival
    • The president of the Wendish Historical Society, Laverne Gersch of Giddings, explains the history of the small Eastern German sect who came to Texas in 1854 and settled in Lee County. The Wends remain devoted to the Lutheran Church and their...
    • Interview with John L. Davis, 07-25-2008.

    • University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Exhibitions and museums; Shuffler, R. Henderson (Ralph Henderson), 1908--1975; Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976; Baker, Oscar Terrell, 1910-2006.
    • Davis shares his knowledge of the development of the Institute of Texan Cultures as a public museum, particularly the Folklife Festival, and relates background on the people and events involved in this process.
    • Interview with Dung Nguyen, 1989

    • Vietnamese Americans--Texas.; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Refugees.; Texas Folklife Festival.
    • Born in South Vietnam, Nguyen explains how his family escaped by boat during the Vietnam War, preserves and shares their culture at the Texas Folklife Festival.
    • Interview with Kathy Andera, 1988

    • Lebanese Americans; Texas Folklife Festival
    • Interviewed during her 17th year participating in the Texas Folklife Festival, second-generation American Kathy Andera explains how San AntonioΓÇÖs Ameleb (American-Lebanese) Club initiated the Lebanese food and entertainment areas at the annual...
    • Interview with Bill Sallee, 1984

    • Toys.; Texas Folklife Festival.; Spiritual healing.
    • San Antonio, Texas Folklife Festival presenter Bill Sallee talks about using willow to make bull whips, fishing poles, and whistles, and tells stories about Sallee family, including his grandfather's faith healing.
    • 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 Hung Quach, 1981

    • Vietnamese Americans--Texas.; Vietnam--Social life and customs.; Vietnamese Americans.
    • President of the Vietnamese Association of San Antonio and Texas Folklife Festival participant, Quach discusses his defection from Vietnam in 1975 to escape from the Communist takeover, and the way both his and other Vietnamese families adjust to...
    • Interview with John Collins, 1986.

    • Bean, Roy, d. 1903; Texas Folklife Festival
    • San Antonio, Texas. In portraying the larger-than-life Judge Roy Bean at the annual Texas Folklife Festival and for Pearl Brewery advertisements and promotions, John Collins became a student of the historic figure who was “The Law West of the...

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