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Cenobio Hernández Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-05114


Materials documenting the music career of Cenobio Hernández.


  • May 14, 2005, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Cenobio Hernández (1863-1950) was born into a musically talented family in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He moved to San Antonio in the 1920s and played in orchestras that accompanied silent films in the Palace and Majestic Theaters. He composed hundreds of original songs throughout his life—not just upbeat polkas, but also classically-inspired pieces with hypnotic harmonies and elegant melodies. His music has been featured in Olympic ice skating competitions.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Hernández family, 2005.

Guide to the Cenobio Hernández Accessions
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2024: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Alie Dowell

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

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San Marcos Texas 78666 USA