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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. 1952 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 5. 1952. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/81/show/77.

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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. (1952). 1952 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 5. University of Houston Frontier Fiesta. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/81/show/77

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Title 1952 Frontier Fiesta Program
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Frontier Fiesta Association Staff
Publisher University of Houston
Date 1952
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
  • Festivals
  • University of Houston
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 8 page program
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Original Item Location ID 1996-003, Box 1, Folder 24
Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
Digital Collection University of Houston Frontier Fiesta
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Page 5
Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection, 1941-1993 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript How It Began- Frontier Fiesta History By Lil Crittenden IT'S FRONTIER FIESTA time again at the University of Houston. Six-shooters, spurs and Stetsons have taken the place of textbooks and slide rules on the campus. The occasion for the new campus look is the opening of the annual student show April 22-26 at Fiesta City north of the main campus on Cullen Boulevard. Here the students will relive the wild and woolly West for five days and nights. ASSEMBLED ON A seven acre site, Fiesta City consists of 25 different shows and concessions, each housed in all-weather buildings of rustic log construction. Crowding the midway are saloons, opry houses and casinos with such typical names as the Bella Union, Silver Moon Saloon, Golden Nugget Casino and Wells Fargo. THE IDEA FOR THIS student endeavor was born back in 1940 when a group of campus leaders, in search of a way to boost school spirit, got together, and FRONTIER FIESTA began to take root. The proceeds from this enterprise were to go toward a fund to build a Student Union Building. The active members of this initial meeting were Henry Taub, Jack Valenti, Johnny Goyen, Joe Potter, Joe Koppel, Dick Schill, Norma Jean Schwecke, Ray Campbell and John Sargent. ON APRIL 24, THE first Fiesta was to have opened with Joe Potter as its first general chairman. Students worked day and night building, rehearsing, making costumes, contracting for food and cold drinks to be brought to the campus for onlookers (no one knew whether anyone would show up or not) to enjoy. Even some of the faculty members were pressed into service. Dr. W. W. Kem- merer, the University's new president elect, can be remembered for his help in building a dance floor for the Taxi Dance. The opening day was 24 hours away. THE RESULT—it rained the night before and continued for two days and nights. Naturally, the Fiesta was postponed until the following week, and on Thursday night, May 1, 1940, FRONTIER FIESTA City was opened for three days to the public. Some 5,000 people, mostly friends and relatives of the performers, viewed the shows. THIS YEAR OVER 150,000 people are expected to fill the midway bringing in a gross profit of over $100,000. The net profits will go toward the building of a new student activities building in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roy Cullen, who have given millions of dollars to the University.