Old Neighborhood Reunion Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
The annual Old Neighborhood Reunion held at Parque Zaragoza in Austin, Texas on the last Saturday of September was started by Nelda Ojeda Savoy in 1996. Nelda grew up in Austin in the 1930s and 1940s but left for California when she was eighteen and didn't return to Austin to live again until the 1990s. When she returned she wanted to reconnect with people from her old neighborhood and found that people had not stayed in touch. In an effort to bring people back together she founded the Old Neighborhood Reunion to share memories and aspirations and to develop a sense of history. At first promotion was by word of mouth but as participation increased Nelda started putting out a newsletter to encourage attendance. Some years the accomplishments of individuals were recognized and more recently old families of Austin are highlighted.
SOURCE: oral history interview with Nelda Ojeda Savoy on 2003 November 15 held at the Austin History Center, AF Bio Savoy, Nelda Ojeda.
The collection contains materials from the 5th - 9th Annual Old Reunion Neighborhood Reunions held in the early 2000s. Included are "Acuerdate De Mi" newsletters, event programs, flyers, directory (mailing list), photographs of the 2003 reunion and biographical information about East Austin individuals and families.
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Old Neighborhood Reunion Records (AR.2004.014). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2004/057
Donation Date: 2004
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.
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