Austin History Center

Jesse Herrera Photographs

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Herrera, Jesse
Title: Jesse Herrera Photographs
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs, clippings, brochures, and fliers, related to Jesse Herrera's work as a photographer. The photographs document member of Austin's Mexican-American community. Many are original prints that appeared in the publication Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood.
Identification: AR.2009.047
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Photo Room
Language: The records are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe St., , P.O. Box 2287, , Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Jesse Herrera was born in Monterrey, Mexico in 1945. Herrera earned his B.A. in Art Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1975 and an M.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He teaches photography at Laguna Gloria Art School in Austin, Texas.

His first job after graduation in 1975 was as a corporate photographer in Chicago. In 1978, Herrera moved to Austin and began working for various Texas State agencies. For the next 25 years he worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture, the State Preservation Board, and the Texas House of Representatives. He retired in 2003.

His documentary photography of Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain has been exhibited throughout Texas and the Midwest in one-man shows and national juried exhibitions. In addition, some of this work has appeared in various publications featuring Hispanic culture. Art and Ritual in Golden-Age Spain and Hispanic Times are the most recent books featuring some of his photographs.

A selection of his work is in the permanent collection of the following institutions: The Bill Wittliff Photography Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography at Texas State University, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Mexican Fine Arts Center and Museum in Chicago.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, clippings, brochures, and flyers, related to Jesse Herrera's work as a photographer. The photographs document members of Austin's Mexican-American community. Many are original prints that appeared in the publication Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood. The clippings, brochures, and fliers document Herrera's commercial and art photography for the years 1984-1989.


Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects (Persons)
Aleman, Sofia.
Alonzo, Maria.
Bishop McCarty.
Cortes, Alma.
Cortes, Ernie.
Father Banks.
Father O'Connor.
Father O'Reilly.
Hinojoza, Trish.
Lagunas, Denise.
Matachinos.
Olvera, Rosa.
Paredes, Americo.
Perez, Cynthia.
Perez, Lidia.
Renteria, Margarita.
Renteria, Mauro.
Rios, Sister Amalia.
SeƱora Salas.
Vasquez, Concepcion.
Vasquez, Elias.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Interfaith.
Carmelitas.
Guadalupanas.
Knights of Columbus.
Mariachi Guadalupanos.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.
Sagrado Corazon.
Sodalites.
Vela Perpetua Parish.
Subjects
All Saints' Day.
Ash Wednesday.
Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday).
Easter.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day.
QuinceaƱera (Social custom).
St. Francis of Assisi.
Vatican Charter.
Photography--Texas--Austin.
Photographers--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Flamingo Ballroom.
Las Manitas.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
San Jose Church.
Zaragosa Park (Austin, Tex.).
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Fliers.
Clippings.

Related Material

General Collection


  • A 395.24 LA Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood.1994.
  • A 282.76431 HE Recording History: A History of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church.1990.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Jesse Herrera, 1945-

Separated Material

Two books, Quinceaera: A Latina's Journey to Womanhood and The Texas Capitol: A History of the Lone Star Statehouse were removed and returned to the donor because AHC already owns copies of them.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Accessioned 5/6/2007

Preferred Citation

Jesse Herrera Photographs (AR.2009.047). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2009/017

Donation Date: 5/6/2009

Processing Information

Finding aid and initial encoding by Daniel Alonzo in September, 2009. Revisions by Susan Rittereiser in August, 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Commission/exhibition publicity material, 1985-1990



Box Folder
1 2 Exhibition brochures/fliers, 1985-1990



Box
1 Photographs (#001-056), 1988-1989