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PY-234561-16
Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad
Jonathan Plant, Texas A & M University, Kingsville

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Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad (Exhibition)
Title: Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad
Curator: Ralph Cuevas
Abstract: Photos and artifacts contributed by Hispanic members of the Texas Coastal Bend Community were used to illustrate a temporary exhibition at the Conner Museum that illustrated the life experiences of twenty-one Mexican-American families in South Texas during the 20th and 21st Centuries. The exhibit was divided into six categories: Family, Social and Leisure, Business, Weddings, Education, and Military Service. The exhibit opened on April 11, 2017 and closed on May 25, 2017.
Year: 2017

Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad Promotional Event (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad Promotional Event
Abstract: Renowned Hispanic-American artist and author Carmen Lomas Garza spoke to over 300 visitors discussing her work in the context of family and heritage. A Kingsville native and Texas A&M Univesity-Kingsville alumna, Garza presented a Powerpoint presentation of her work and related anecdotes about her life in Kingsville. Family and heritage are the primary thematic elements in her art. Event organizers hoped this event would generate publicity for and interest in the Common Heritage event to be held the following month,
Author: Carmen Lomas Garza
Date: 09/16/2016
Location: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center, 1730 West Corral Ave, Kingsville, Texas.

Significance of Family and Heritage (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Significance of Family and Heritage
Abstract: Mr. Vera, Tejano historian and Curator of the Kenedy Ranch Museum in Sarita, Texas spoke of the importance of family and genealogy. Vera discussed the process of learning his own family's story, sharing anecdotes of his life and heritage.
Author: Homero Vera
Date: 04/18/2017
Location: John E. Conner Museum

Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad Collection (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad Collection
Abstract: The collection tells the story of twenty-one Hispanic families of the Kingsville area. Eleven oral histories were gathered from participants in the Mi Familia project sponsored by an NEH Common Heritage Grant. Oral histories tell the varied experiences of families who came to South Texas in the 1800 and 1900s. Eleven oral histories are included in the collection. Jonathan Plant and Ralph Cuevas conducted oral interviews. Daniel Thacker processed and organized digital files in 2016.
Date: 10/15/2017
Primary URL: http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Comunidad%20EAD
Primary URL Description: Link to the Finding Aid for the Mi Comunidad - Mi Familia Project at the South Texas Archives, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Secondary URL: http://archives.tamuk.edu/mods/core/browse.php?searchitem=Mi+Familia+Mi+Comunidad+Collection
Secondary URL Description: This is the inventory for the Mi Familia Mi Comundad Collection with oral histories available for listening as .mp3 files.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Digital File

Mi Familia Mi Comunidad Collection (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Mi Familia Mi Comunidad Collection
Author: Lori Atkins
Author: Matthew Tallant
Author: Daniel Thacker
Abstract: At the Common Heritage Documentation event October 15, 2016, Twenty-one Hispanic families brought their photographs to the Conner Museum to be digitized by the staff of South Texas Archives. Their stories were preserved with the photographs. An exhibit of the enlarged photographs, stories and oral histories were displayed at the Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad exhibit in April-May 2017. The digital files are available on the website of South Texas Archives.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Comunidad%20EAD
Primary URL Description: This is the finding aid to the Mi Familia Mi Comundiad Collection at the South Texas Archives, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Secondary URL: http://archives.tamuk.edu/mods/core/browse.php?searchitem=Mi+Familia+Mi+Comunidad+Collection
Secondary URL Description: This is the inventory for the Mi Familia Mi Comundad Collection with photographs accessible as .jpg files.
Access Model: Open access


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