University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Presidio Tricentennial Photographs, 1983

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wheat, John
Title Presidio Tricentennial Photographs, 1983
Extent 39 film negatives (35mm.). 2 gelatin silver contact prints.
Language English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Images relate to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Catholic missions in the Presidio, Texas, area on October 14 and 15, 1983. Photographs of the parade, fair, and trilingual mass were taken by Briscoe Center staff member John Wheat.


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Index Terms

Clergy--Pictorial works.
Fairs--Pictorial works.
Music and musicians--Pictorial works.
Parades and processions--Pictorial works.
Presidio Tricentennial Fair--Pictorial works.
Religious services--Pictorial works.
Santa Teresa Catholic Church (Presidio, Texas)--Pictorial works.
Peña, Reymundo--Pictorial works.
Fort Leaton (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Presidio (Tex.)--Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Presidio Tricentennial Photographs, 1983, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



3S40 Roll #1, Contact sheet and negatives:
Fort Leaton, interior
Fort Leaton, exterior
Unfinished building from 1920s land boom
La Junta of Conchos and Rio Grande del Norte
Children on horseback
Papal flag at Santa Teresa Church
"Reviewing stand"
Color guard
Sul Ross University Band
Tricentennial Queen float
Presidio Tricentennial Queen candidates
Multi-ethnic children's float
Children's float
Children's float
Mexican beauty queens
Friars and conquistadores
Mexican conjunto on wagon
Mexican band from Ojinaga
Candelaria delegation
Mexican drum and bugle corps
Big Bend area cowboys
Roll #2, Contact sheet and negatives:
Conjunto from Ojinaga
Horsemen from Presidio
Presidio Tricentennial Fair
Mechanical bull ride
Concession booth
Tricentennial religious ceremonies, Santa Teresa Church
Parishioners and Tricentennial religious ceremonies, Santa Teresa Church
Parish priest, Santa Teresa Church
Bishop Reymundo Peña of El Paso at Tricentennial religious ceremonies, Santa Teresa Church
Mexican and US clergy at Santa Teresa Church
Commemorative plaque, Santa Teresa Church
Procession to Tricentennial Commemorative Mass, Santa Teresa Church
Tricentennial Commemorative Mass, October 15, 1983, Santa Teresa Church