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DRT Library Receives Battle of Flowers Parade Slides

April 8, 2009

 

From left to right, Sister Michael Brandt, OSB, Executive Director of Benedictine Ministries; Leslie Stapleton, DRT Library Director; Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB, Prioress; Caitlin Donnelly, DRT Library Archivist.

From left to right, Sister Michael Brandt, OSB, Executive Director of Benedictine Ministries; Leslie Stapleton, DRT Library Director; Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB, Prioress; Caitlin Donnelly, DRT Library Archivist.

On March 23, Library Director Leslie Stapleton and Archivist Caitlin Donnelly were pleased to receive a donation of 122 slides showing various Battle of Flowers parades between approximately 1945 and 1970. These materials were donated by Sister Michael Brandt, OSB, of the Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas, in memory of her late uncle, Mr. Aurelius C. Lenert. The slides need to be processed and housed in appropriate acid-free containers before they can be made accessible to researchers interested in learning more about the history of the Battle of Flowers Parade.

 

One of the Battle of Flowers Parade slides donated by Sister Michael.

One of the Battle of Flowers Parade slides donated.

The DRT Library is the repository of the non-current records of the Battle of Flowers Association. This sizable collection contains minutes, rosters, yearbooks, reports, correspondence, financial documents, printed material, drawings, photographs, motion picture film, videotape, audio tape, and artifacts generated and gathered by elected officials and various committee chairmen in the Association. Moreover, additional materials relating to the Battle of Flowers Parade and Fiesta can be found in the library’s Reynolds Andricks Fiesta Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1935-1977; DRT 3 Fiesta San Antonio Collection, 1897-2007; Order of the Alamo Records, 1909-1990; and various other archival collections. The slides donated by Sister Michael complement these materials and help preserve the history of an important San Antonio event.

Thank you, Sister Michael, for your generous donation to the DRT Library!

The images in this post were provided by Mary Anne Oehler, Director of Development, Congregation of Benedictine Sisters.

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