The Alcalde


Photos and miscellanea from the Alcalde. Founded in 1913, the Alcalde (pronounced “all-call-day”) is the alumni magazine of The University of Texas at Austin. It is published six times a year and mailed to the 100,000 members of the Texas Exes.
Now that’s a Texas-sized photo! University photography supervisor Marsha Miller took this photo at the 15th-annual Explore UT open house on March 2.

Now that’s a Texas-sized photo! University photography supervisor Marsha Miller took this photo at the 15th-annual Explore UT open house on March 2.

Yesterday, everyone in Austin was talking about the unusually high winds. One UT student poked fun with this meme of a tipped-over snack cart on campus. (GreenSnoopy @ r/utaustin)

Yesterday, everyone in Austin was talking about the unusually high winds. One UT student poked fun with this meme of a tipped-over snack cart on campus. (GreenSnoopy @ r/utaustin)

What a jacket! This University Co-op ad appeared in the September|October 1990 Alcalde.

What a jacket! This University Co-op ad appeared in the September|October 1990 Alcalde.

Students and locals hang out at the Armadillo World Headquarters sometime in the 1970s.
From 1970-80, the legendary “Dillo” hosted future stars like Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Willie Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen. And look at those beer prices!
Photo by Burton Wilson.

Students and locals hang out at the Armadillo World Headquarters sometime in the 1970s.

From 1970-80, the legendary “Dillo” hosted future stars like Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Willie Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen. And look at those beer prices!

Photo by Burton Wilson.

An “airship” in the 1911 UT Varsity Circus. This photo (printed in the June 1960 Alcalde) was taken by John Mathis Kuehne, a longtime UT photography and physics professor.
The Varsity Circus was a springtime celebration in which students marched from the Forty Acres to Downtown.

An “airship” in the 1911 UT Varsity Circus. This photo (printed in the June 1960 Alcalde) was taken by John Mathis Kuehne, a longtime UT photography and physics professor.

The Varsity Circus was a springtime celebration in which students marched from the Forty Acres to Downtown.

The coolest party on the block!
This ad for a Cool Maxx 72-can beer cooler appeared in the September|October 1990 Alcalde.

The coolest party on the block!

This ad for a Cool Maxx 72-can beer cooler appeared in the September|October 1990 Alcalde.

This 1975 Cactus yearbook photo shows one Longhorn’s very public declaration of love on the UT campus. Happy Valentine’s Day, ‘Horns!

This 1975 Cactus yearbook photo shows one Longhorn’s very public declaration of love on the UT campus.

Happy Valentine’s Day, ‘Horns!

The Harlem Shake viral video trend has come to UT—twice.
Watch the University Co-op video here.Photo by mercurialsaliva on Reddit.

The Harlem Shake viral video trend has come to UT—twice.

Watch the University Co-op video here.
Photo by mercurialsaliva on Reddit.

We all know what’s really important! This cartoon by Whiskey Harper appeared in the April 1967 Alcalde.

We all know what’s really important! This cartoon by Whiskey Harper appeared in the April 1967 Alcalde.

A pastoral scene from the UT campus in the early 1900s. This photo, by John Mathis Kuehne, appeared in the June 1960 Alcalde.

A pastoral scene from the UT campus in the early 1900s. This photo, by John Mathis Kuehne, appeared in the June 1960 Alcalde.