Preserving And Sharing The Images
Bringing to bear the fruits of Phase I, the mission
of Phase II is to preserve and make available the unique images and
information captured by the Essence of Mexico Project. The guide
to the collection will facilitate all other project goals by providing
quick, accurate access to the collection; while the archival housing
and preservation copy slides will protect the master images and captions
for generations to come.
guide to the collection will assign unique numbers to images and
list storage locations by box and folder numbers,
complete with narrative text and captions describing the images.
A major component of this portion of the project will include Mr.
Jackson’s full description of the images.
In addition to describing specific images and groups
of images, the guide will also include:
Materials will be rehoused in archivally sound containers,
including pvc/acid free slide sleeves, folders, and boxes, ensuring
their physical longevity.
Images will be arranged by festival, by location,
and by date, in order to facilitate the study of specific festivals
over time, while also inspiring many additional approaches to the
A selection of the most ethnographically and aesthetically
interesting images will be made (circa 10,000 images) and will be
gifted to the San Antonio Museum of Art. Duplicate slides of these
images will be provided to UT Austin, in order to maintain a complete
representation of the collection in that library. Contact will be
maintained with Dr. Marion Oettinger regarding the selection of images
Time frame: 2 years
GOJJR , Archivist/Project Mgr.
This activity will be considered successful when the
detailed finding aid is complete and being
utilized by scholars of the Latin American culture.