Music Libraries and Archives in Corpus Christi / Victoria


Number of Listings: 3

Selena Foundation

  • 5410 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78408
  • (361) 289-9013
  • Suzette Quintanilla • Abraham Quintanilla, Director • Email
  • Website
  • Genre: Tejano
  • Subcategories: Music archives • Organizations/Associations
  • Established: 1995
    The Selena Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation established shortly after Selena's death to receive the donations that started coming in. The Selena Foundation Mission Statement is to offer the motivation that every child needs to complete their education, to live moral lives, to love their families, to respect human life, and to sing whatever song they were born to sing. The board of directors outlined the following as projects that could accomplish these objectives: "Stay in School," "Support Family Values," "Selena Charities," "The Selena Scholarship," and "The Selena Museum." The Selena Museum was built by the Quintanilla family in 1998 in response to the thousands of letters mailed to them by fans expressing their desire to have Selena's memory shared with the public. The Quintanilla family offers the museum as a memorial to the achievements and life of their beloved daughter. With over 50,000 visitors annually the museum is quickly becoming one of the top tourist attractions in South Texas. The museum displays her red Porsche, awards, stage outfits, and other memorabilia.

    The South Texas Music Walk of Fame

    • 309a North Water Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
    • (361) 882-2364 • (361) 806-7848
    • Sue Donahoe, Director • Brad Lomax • Lizzy Lomax • Email
    • Facebook
    • Subcategories: Annual events • Music archives • Organizations/Associations
    • Established: 2004
      The South Texas Music Walk of Fame is a privately funded tribute to musicians who made this region their home. Always open and always free, ceramic tile stars, designed by the artists of Aloe Tile, wander through the courtyards of the Water Street Market. Each star features the Texas flag and name of the musician. Six new stars are added on the first Saturday in June with a ribbon cutting ceremony and concert at the Executive Surf Club. Nominations are made throughout the year at Surf Club Records in person or by e-mail at (subject line of "Nomination"). Nominees must be musicians from Texas (south of San Antonio) and live elsewhere, or from elsewhere and have made Texas their home. Each year the nominating committee attempts to show the diversity of style and generations of Texas music. Each year, at least three new stars will be present to perform.

      Texas A&M University - Kingsville | The South Texas Archives

      • James C. Jernigan Library, 700 University Blvd., MSC 197, Kingsville, TX 78363
      • (361) 593-4154
      • Sandra Rexroat, Director • Email
      • Website
      • Genres: Folk/Acoustic • Regional Mexican • Tejano
      • Subcategory: Music archives
      • Established: 1981
        The South Texas Archives at Texas A&M University-Kingsville houses transcriptions of Corridas (folk ballads of the Mexican Border) by Norman L McNeil; recordings from Falcon Records, the first label featuring conjunto and Tejano music; manuscript music for Los Pastores; and the organizational papers of the local Community Concert Association. The Falcon collection includes the archives of Arnaldo Ramirez, the founder of the Falcon Music Company, which includes photographs, and original artwork for record albums. Artists on his label include Lydia Mendoza, Freddie Fender, Bet Villa, Los Alegres de Teran, Wally Gonzalez, Tony de la Rosa, Carlos Guzman, and others. The South Texas Archives is located on the third floor of the Jernigan Library at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.