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Punk Rock ~ Austin, Texas
During a move from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in fall, 2010, I poured through all my belongings and rediscovered a group of punk rock-era street posters from Austin, ca. 1980. That brought back a wave of memories of Raul’s, Esther’s Pool, and more!
Wikipedia has a good write-up about Raul’s here:
Also, a book came out in 2011 that I have not yet purchased, but intend to, Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hard Core Generation, by David Ensminger. It is available via Amazon.com:
Briscoe Center for American History ~ The University of Texas at Austin
I contacted longtime colleague Donald E. Carleton, director of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and lo and behold, he did want my street posters for his music archives. Here is one for your viewing pleasure, and if you click on the photo, it will provide a link to the Center’s website.
All this is to say, do not throw your treasured (even seemingly odd) “ephemera” away before contacting a reputable archive like this one. In addition, I have some of my Mother’s family’s civil war artifacts housed in the Center, which has an excellent reputation for its preservation work.