Austin History Center

Tommy Vasquez Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Vasquez, Tommy, 1941-
Title: Tommy Vasquez Papers
Abstract: Papers consist of newspaper clippings, marketing materials, photographs, fliers, and programs that document the theater career of actor Tommy Vasquez in Austin, Texas.
Identification: AR.2013.008
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Tommy Vasquez is a local actor and writer who has acted for several local theater groups and independent films. Born in Beeville, Texas in 1941, Tommy was the oldest child of Conrado and Rosa Vasquez, originally from Victoria, Texas. As a young child, he participated in radio shows and recitations of Mexican patriotic discourses for Fiestas Patrias. He moved to the Austin area permanently in 1989 and began acting and workshopping with Vortex Repertory Company and Teatro Libertad in 1994. In addition to his many theater credits, Tommy also has appeared in several independent films, most notably Historia Entertainment’s Harvest of Redemption: Malas Fronteras in 2005.

Scope and Contents

The Tommy Vasquez papers date from around 1994 until 2013, however the majority of the materials date from 1997. The collection features local newspaper articles, theater programs, a film, and biographical information.


Arranged by material type.


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.
Vasquez, Tommy, 1941-.
Teatro Libertad (Austin, Tex.).
Vortex Repertory Company (Austin, Tex.).
Austin (Tex.).
Mexican Americans--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Marketing materials.
Newspaper clippings.
Color photographs.
Harvest of Redemption: Malas Fronteras DVD

Related Material

AF Theater T6500 (76) - Vortex Repertory Company

AR.1991.001 Performing Arts Collection

Administrative Information

Custodial History

These papers were donated by their creator.

Preferred Citation

Tommy Vasquez Papers (AR.2013.008). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #:DO/2013/009

Donation Date: 2013

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid by: Amanda Jasso and Johnny Rovell, January 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Tommy Vasquez Papers, 1994-2013

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical Information, 2010
2 Newspaper Clippings, 1999-2010
3 Award Certificates, 1997-2003
4 Vortex Repertory Company Programs, 1996-2001
5 Other Theater Programs, 1994-2010
6 Film, 2005-2007
7 Photographs, 2000-2013