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Fiesta San Antonio originated with an 1891 celebration staged to commemorate events of the Texas Revolution. A parade, which became the annual Battle of Flowers parade, was joined in following years by other events, under several organizations. The overall celebration became Fiesta San Jacinto, under the Fiesta San Jacinto Association. The name was changed under a reorganization in 1959, placing the event under a new umbrella entity, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.
The Fiesta San Antonio collection gathers material from various sources, all related to the annual San Antonio, Texas, celebration. Included are invitations, programs, clippings, other printed material, and artifacts.
Fairs and Fiestas, Social life and customs, Ephemera
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Fiesta San Antonio Collection, 1897-2007" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 59.