Special Collections Photographs in new Elections and Purchasing Building
On July 10th the Bexar County Commissioners Court hosted a grand opening celebration for the new Bexar County Elections and Purchasing Building. The $8 million building, located a short distance south of UTSA’s downtown campus, has separate areas for the county elections and purchasing departments. Guests viewed murals of historic images and interpretive panels relating to local political campaigns and elections that are on display in the elections department.
Thirty four images from Special Collections are among those in the permanent exhibit, curated and designed by Toxey/McMillan Design Associates. Many are from the San Antonio Light Photograph Collection and include views illustrating the electoral process from the 1920s to the 1970s.
These photographs, by Special Collections volunteer Judy Sauter, were taken during the grand opening.