Dispatch: October 2014


TAMI in the Media

We are thrilled to be featured in the November issue of Texas Monthly. Pick up your copy today and read about Stephen Harrigan's journey down the TAMI rabbit hole! 

Our friends at Slackerwood featured TAMI again this month. Presenting cutting edge technology in Texas from 40 years ago, one of the features, “The Computer Tutor” from 1966 always makes us smile. 

We knew that Texans would love our new Texas State Fair footage! It’s no wonder the Dallas Morning News picked up the videos on their State Fair blog. Who can resist watching a video of a monkey riding a horse? 

The Houston Chronicle is afraid that a former zookeeper is haunting the Houston Zoo. Hans Nagel directed the Zoo from 1921 until he was shot onsite in 1941. TAMI has a video of Nagel breaking a zebra in the 1920s with a questionable training style that the Chronicle references in the article. Now Houstonians know who might be creeping behind them at the Zoo. Very spooky! 


TAMI Happenings

TAMI just finished up at the Texas Council for the Social Studies 62nd Annual Conference in Galveston. Education Specialist, Caitlin McColl, presented “Lights, Camera, Click!” on Saturday, highlighting newly available primary source Texas film resources for Texas social studies teachers. We can’t wait for more teachers to use our education resources

TAMI participated in the wildly successful Austin Archives Bazaar on October 19. The event celebrated Archives Month and effectively showcased what area archives have to offer for central Texans. We also had some fun in the old-time photo booth and the preservation station to boot!  

We wrapped up the Film Round-Up in Brownsville in October. Thanks to all those who donated films and videos for our free digitization program. You helped save Texas history! Keep your eye out for some new videos from the Rio Grande Valley.


TAMI Top 5

Eating burgers at Austin’s iconic 2-J’s was our most watched video this month. Check all the videos in the TAMI Top 5 for October!

  1. Burgers at 2-J's | Gordon Wilkison Collection | 1960s
  2. Mexican Americans - The Invisible Minority, Part 1 | El Paso Public Library Border Heritage Center | 1969
  3. Aftermath of Hurricane Celia - August 3, 1970 | Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center | 1970
  4. Zimmerman's Flying Wing | Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation | c. 1942 
  5. Outtakes from Women in Agriculture, Mrs. Richardson | Ouida Whitaker Dean | 1976