Music Libraries and Archives in San Antonio / Southern Hill Country


Number of Listings: 4

Pioneer Museum | Gillespie County Historical Society

  • 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
  • (830) 997-2835
  • Stephen Vollmer, Executive Director • Email
  • Website
  • Subcategory: Music archives
  • The Mission of the Pioneer Museum is to share the cultural panorama of the Texas Hill Country through experiences that enlighten and inspire. The Gillespie County Historical Society was formed in 1934 to preserve and share the history of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The first Pioneer Museum site was the Vereins Kirche (located in the 100 block of West Main Street), a 1935 replica of the original structure. The Vereins Kirche today is an extension of the Pioneer Museum. In 1955, the Society bought the historic Kammlah home, store and property - including a smokehouse and barn - that are now part of the current Museum site (located in the 300 block of West Main Street). With other purchases and donations, the current site has grown to encompass 3 acres and 11 buildings, 9 of which are historic structures included on your tour of the Museum grounds. The Society has over 300,000 artifacts within its rich and diverse collection.

    Hispanic Entertainment Archives

    • 11403 Buck Canyon, San Antonio, TX 78252-2811
    • (210) 401-7788
    • Ramon Hernandez, Founder / Curator • Email
    • Website
    • Genres: Latin/Spanish • Regional Mexican • Tejano
    • Subcategories: Music archives • Publicists
    • Established: 1985
      The Hispanic Entertainment Archives is a collection of Latino/Hispanic oral histories, audio interviews, biographies, books, discographies, press kits, media kits, tabloid and newspaper clipping, out-of-print publications, rare posters, publicity photos, digital pictures, vintage 78, 33 1/3 and 45 rpm vinyl records, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, mini and compact discs from the entire Latin Hemisphere. Also 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch videos plus celebrity memorabilia, artifacts and complete sought-after collections. This is valuable excellent research material for scholars, students, writers, film and television producers. Ask about our traveling exhibits, seminars and available lectures. The archives is educational in the sense that it is a learning center in the same vein as a library.

      University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio

      • 801 South Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
      • (210) 458-2232 • (210) 458-2300
      • Kendra Trachta, Librarian • Rex Ball, Executive Director • Email
      • Website
      • Genre: Folk/Acoustic
      • Subcategory: Music archives
      • Established: 1968
        The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio is a university educational center dedicated to the enhancement of historical and multicultural understanding through exhibits, programs, and publications that encourage acceptance and appreciation of our differences as well as our common humanity. Operating on the premise that people are stronger citizens when they know more about themselves and each other, the Institute serves as a forum for multicultural educational efforts in the state and symbolizes the state's strength in diversity. As part of its multicultural programming activities, the Institute sponsors the annual Texas Folklife Festival in June, the Annual Asian New Year Festival, and other events which feature the music and dance traditions of some of the ethnic and cultural groups which settled Texas.

        Tex Pop

        • 6336 Montgomery Drive, Windcrest, TX 78239
        • (210) 792-1312
        • Michael Coker • Email
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        • Subcategories: Music archives • Organizations/Associations
        • Tex Pop is an IRS recognized 501c3 non-profit as Texas Popular Music Museum (TexPop). We preserve and celebrate all genres of South Texas music history through exhibits, music concerts, and other events. We exhibit photos, posters, publications, recordings, and other ephemera.