Interested in uncovering other hidden histories? Check out the following archives, and keep checking back–as the series progresses, we will update this list with other resources related to Hidden Histories episodes and topics.

Local/Regional Music

South Texas Popular Culture Center is “dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and exhibiting of South Texas Music History and Popular Culture.” Contact Michael Ann Coker for more information at

The University of Texas at San Antonio maintains several music-related special collections, including archives of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the SA Music Teachers Association, the Opera Guild of San Antonio, and the UTSA Music Department.

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center maintains archives related to musical traditions and performing artists on San Antonio’s Westside.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is a major archive of local and regional history, including music history. Their collections access blog is here. For assistance with specific topics, contact Dr. Sarah Gould, Lead Curatorial Researcher, at

The Texas Music Collection is a new archive held at Texas State University’s Witliff Collections, curated by Hector Saldana, who is featured in the February 2018 episode of Hidden Histories.

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin contains “more than forty significant collections relating to the folk and popular music of Texas and surrounding regions.” For more info or for assistance, contact John Wheat, Sound Archivist, at

The Texas Music Office also maintains a list of Texas music libraries and archives around the state.


History of Hemisfair ’68

UTSA Special Collections maintains a number of archives related to Hemisfair ’68. To explore, visit

A video history of Hemisfair:

Christopher Medina, a local history buff featured in March’s episode, maintains an online collection of Hemisfair memoribilia: