Austin History Center

Old Neighborhood Reunion Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Savoy, Nelda Ojeda
Title: Old Neighborhood Reunion Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1997-2004
Abstract: The Old Neighborhood Reunion Records document an event established in 1996 by Nelda Ojeda Savoy that gathers together Mexican-American families that live or have lived in East Austin. The reunion is held at Parque Zaragoza in Austin, Texas the last Saturday of September. Included are photographs, programs, newsletters and biographical information about the reunion and residents of the neighborhood.
Identification: AR.2004.014
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


Arranged by material type.


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Savoy, Nelda Ojeda, 1931-.
East Austin (Austin, Tex.)
Parque Zaragoza.
Zaragoza Park.

Related Material


"Acuerdate De Mi" newsletter

AF Biography

AF Bio Savoy, Nelda Ojeda

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Old Neighborhood Reunion Records (AR.2004.014). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2004/057

Donation Date: 2004

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Old Neighborhood Reunion Records, 1997-2004

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical information, 1997-2002, undated
2 Photographs, circa 2003
3 Programs, flyers, directory, 2001-2003
4 "Acuerdate De Mi" newsletters, 2000-2004