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That Which is Most Precious: La Fiesta de San Antonio, New Mexico, 2007

 File — Box: 2, CD: 25

Scope and Contents

Note: San Antonio is a Hispanic village in the East Mountains of Albuquerque struggling to keep its lands, waters, culture and autonomy. The CD has background narration, alabanzas and photos. Included are the history of Tijeras Canyon, the Comanche and Apache threat, the miracles of St. Anthony of Padua who holds the Child Jesus, and who in centuries past protected the people from Indian attacks and drought and today from unchecked urban developers. Also featured are the fiesta procession, the Matachines, the Penitentes, the blessing of the acequias and water, and the installation of the new acequia mayordomo - leader. Program directed and edited by T. J. Martinez; narrated by Miguel Gandert; photography by T. J. Martinez, Sean Solowiej, Kristi Gonzalez, and Miguel Gandert; research and notes by Enrique Lamadrid. Special thanks to the Community of San Antonio, NM; Andy Gonzales and family, 2005 Fiesta Mayordomo; Chris Jinzo, former Mayordomo, Acequia de San Antonio; Jimmy Rael, Community prayer leader; Jim Hanlon, musican and first Anglo Fiesta Mayordomo; Mauricio Rodriguez, musician and colleague. Peregrino Productions. Produced through UNM's Chicano Hispano Mexicano Studies, Department of Communications and Journalism, and Southwest Hispanic Research Institute. Sandia Mountains, Carnue


  • 2007

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English Spanish

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 2 boxes (1.2 cu. ft.)

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131