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Audio-Visual Materials

Items such as videos, audio recordings, podcasts, interactive materials and websites, etc. which are available online and in formats such as DVD and VHS.

Texas Talks with Dr. Rick McCaslin: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767

Dr. McCaslin presents "Mending Fences: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas." After King Carlos III of Spain appointed the Marqués de Rubí as the inspector of frontier presidios and commissioned him to remedy economic abuses and other urgent matters, Rubí began his inspection of the Spanish presidios in July 1767. He visited a number of missions and presidios in Texas before leaving in 1767. In all, Rubí's inspection of the northern frontier from the Gulf of California to Louisiana occupied him for twenty-three months, during which he traveled an estimated 7,600 miles.

Texas Talks with Dr. Frank de la Teja: Spanish Missions in Texas

This is the complete session with Dr. Jesus de la Teja. He discusses the origins of Mission San Jose and the history of how the Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the missions inspired the Texas State Historical Association to feature Dr.

Conquering Polio: A Lecture by David Oshinsky

This is a lecture sponsored by Humanities Texas and published online in July 2016. David Oshinsky’s lecture was funded by the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative in observance of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. The lecture was delivered as part of Humanities Texas's 2016 "Post-War America, 1945–1960" teacher institute in Austin. Who could have imagined that Ron Chernow's fine biography of Alexander Hamilton would inspire a blockbuster Broadway musical?

Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series

El Paso Trails, Saving Some Bison & a Shifting Sands The Trailblazer We meet a trail building legend in El Paso. The Franklin Mountain range is the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, and has some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. We’ll meet the man that has built many of those trails, and is still building at the age of seventy nine. Lone Star Land Steward: H. Yturria Land & Cattle Co. Originally founded by Francisco Yturria, the 24,000-acre H. Yturria Land and Cattle Co. has been in the family for 157 years.

A World of Interest: Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

This is a video documentary about one of the Harry Ransom Center's most famous and frequently borrowed art works, Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940). The video documentary features interviews with curators and installers, the video narrates the painting's return to the Ransom Center, its unpacking and assessment, and finally, its installation on the first floor.

The Arrest of Stephen F. Austin and the Seeds of Texas Independence

This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Austin's Arrest and the Seeds of Texas Independence In 1830, following an inspection by General Manuel Teran, the Mexican government decided to clamp down on American immigration to Texas in their Law of 1830. Austin described this as, "a lightening bolt out of the blue" because he saw it as a death blow to his colony. Austin saw his colonies future depending on a booming cotton economy that attracted American colonists (and slave labor).