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Content: Collection of eight manuscripts and two newspapers relating to the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, López de Santa-Anna, and Mexican generals Vicente Filisola and Adrián Woll. Various places, 1835-1849.
Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC
Creator: Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC is one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States. Based in Gonzales, Texas, the company is most famous for Adams Vanilla Extract.
Content: The records include print materials, product, and photographs.
Air Force Women Officers Associated
Creator: The Air Force Women Officers Associated was founded in 1975 by Norma Breedlove and other retired Air Force women officers as a way to preserve the friendships and camaraderie they enjoyed while on active duty. It has grown considerably since then, and now offers membership to active duty, reserve, and separated women officers of the Air Force as well as retired officers. While the Air Force Women Officers Associated still fosters comradeship and friendships, the organization decided in 2000 to become more issue-orientated. The AFWOA focuses on interest issues concerning military women, such as promotional opportunities and education.
Content: The records of the Air Force Women Officers Associated document the organization's business, functions, and reunion planning. The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, manuals, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Alamo Heights Junior School
Content: The collection consists of 43 flags (8.5 in x 11.5 in) made by students from Alamo Heights Junior School in the late 1960s. The small flags are recreations of flags that have flown in Texas over the course of Texas history. The flags were originally displayed in the students' classroom, but were donated to be shown during HemisFair '68 (1968 World's Fair in San Antonio, Texas).
Almaráz, Félix D. (Félix Diaz), 1933-
Creator: Dr. Félix D. Almaráz, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He began teaching at UTSA in 1973, the first year the university offered classes. Working in the UTSA History Department, Almaráz has taught classes on the Spanish Borderlands, Spanish Colonial Texas, Imperial Spain, Modern Spain, history of South Texas, Modern Texas history, and the cultural origins of San Antonio. Books published by Almaráz include Knight Without Armor: Carlos Eduardo Castañeda, 1896-1958 and Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813.
Content: The collection spans the years 1963 through 2002 and documents the teaching, research, writing, and service of Dr. Félix D. Almaráz, professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials documenting Almaráz's teaching career include syllabi, exams, notes, and teaching aids. Research and writing materials include corrected typescripts, research notes, and other materials. Service materials document Almaraz's relationship with the Texas State Historical Association and the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, among other professional societies.
American Association of University Women. San Antonio Branch
MS 128 - A Guide to the San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2009
Creator: The American Association of University Women is a college alumnae organization, formed in 1921 upon the merging of the Southern Association of College Women and Association of College Alumnae. The San Antonio Branch was established on January 9, 1909 as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women.
Content: The San Antonio Branch of the American Association of University Women Records, 1954-2004, contain correspondence, articles of incorporation, bylaws, ledgers, legal documents, agendas, minutes, membership lists, directories, tax returns, financial statements, oral histories, awards, newsletters, invitations, programs, scrapbooks, videocassettes, creative works, and other printed materials, arranged in seven series. Additions include meeting documentation, procedures, newsletters, clippings, yearbooks, secretary files, correspondence, and other assorted material relating to the organizations.
American Society of Mechanical Engineering. San Antonio Section.
MS 194 - Inventory of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. San Antonio Section Records, 2003-2005
Creator: Founded in 1880, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, promotes the art, science &amp;amp; practice of mechanical &amp;amp; multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences.
Content: The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, agendas, minutes, membership information, and financial reports.
Creator: The Anacacho Ranche, located in Kinney and Maverick Counties, Texas, was a ranch run by a firm comprised of brothers Samuel Jones Woodhull, Josiah Townsend Woodhull and Oliver Jones Woodhull. The brothers were the sons of Josiah Woodhull, birthplace unknown, and Hannah Jones Woodhull, born on Long Island, New York, and settled in San Antonio. On the ranch, the brothers raised cattle, sheep and goats.
Content: The collection spans the years 1875 through 1931 and reflects, chiefly through correspondence, the business dealings of the Woodhull brothers, as well as some aspects of their personal lives. The collection includes advertisements, bills-of-sale, correspondence, contracts, inventories, newspaper clippings, permits, receipts, and other administrative, legal and financial documents.
Anderson, Preston Louis.
Creator: Preston Louis Anderson was a printed and a member of the Texas House of Representatives, 78th District, 1927-1929.
Content: This collection is comprised of portraits, postcards, prints and paintings.
Association for Women in Communications, San Antonio Professional Chapter
MS 8 - A Guide to the Association for Women in Communications, San Antonio Professional Chapter Records, 1948-2013
Creator: The San Antonio Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications is a non-profit professional organization that began as an alumni chapter of the college honorary society, Theta Sigma Phi in the mid 1930s.
Content: The records of Association Women in Communications, San Antonio Professional Chapter include bylaws, minutes, correpondence, directories, financial and administrative materials, publicity materials, publications, scrapbooks, ephemera and photographs documenting the daily function, monthly meetings, activities, and projects primarily of the San Antonio Chapter.
Austin, Helen Cloud.
Creator: Helen Cloud Austin earned local and national recognition for her accomplishments as a social worker at the San Antonio State Hospital, where she was Chief of the Social Services Department. Austin’s accomplishments were formally recognized in 1983 when she was declared San Antonio Social Worker of the Year and Texas’ State Social Worker of the Year. In 1984, Austin was honored as the nation’s Social Worker of the Year by the 94,000-member National Association of Social Workers, making her the first Texan to receive all three awards.
Content: Correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, award programs, high school diploma, photographs, and a scrapbook document Austin's career and community involvement.
B. Martinez and Sons, Inc.
Creator: B. Martinez and Sons, Inc., formerly Tamalina Milling Company, was responsible for the first mill in San Antonio for grinding masa.
Content: The collection consists of 3 trademark applications for the Tamalina flour brand and one bell used by the company wagon drivers to notify customers of delivery.
Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio
Creator: Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio was founded in 1965 and has been dedicated to the preservation of original and traditional dances of Mexico and Spain. Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio performed through the Unites States and Mexico.
Content: This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, programs and posters.
Barrera, Gil, 1932-2007
Creator: Gilbert C. (Gil) Barrera was a freelance photographer who was employed by the University of Texas at San Antonio to photograph its building and organization from 1972 to 1978.
Content: The collection consists of photographic negatives and contact sheets created by Gil Barrera from 1972 through 1978 while employed to photograph the physical complex and activities of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Among the subjects represented in the collection are construction projects, ceremonies, graduating classes, concerts, distinguished visitors, conference participants, students, professors, and members of the University of Texas administration and Board of Regents.
Creator: Gertrude Batiste is recognized for her contributions to the San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts and her volunteer work with several San Antonio organizations. She has served as president of the United Methodist Women at Windcrest United Methodist Church in San Antonio, and has been active in the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame, and The Great Ladies of San Antonio. She was also a founding member of the San Antonio Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Content: The papers consist of awards, correspondence, newsclippings, a limited number of photographs, and notes and materials gathered by Batiste as an active member of several organizations. The bulk of the materials documents Batiste's community involvement during the 1980s and 1990s. The papers are arranged into two series, Community Involvement and Personal Papers.
Creator: Bridgette Beinecke has a degree in architecture with a concentration in historic preservation from the University of Texas at Austin. She has twenty plus years of experience managing architectural projects for commercial and institutional clients.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of Beinecke's research materials.
Creator: Harvey Belgin was a photojournalist for the San Antonio Light and part-time commercial photographer in San Antonio from 1946 through the 1980s.
Content: This collection comprises original negatives and prints captured by Harvey Belgin. It includes portraits, events, and buildings in San Antonio. It also showcases views of towns in South and Central Texas.
Creator: Beatrice Berler (Beady) was an author, translator, and President and Trustee of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee from 1971 to 1973. She founded and led the San Antonio chapter of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee, overseeing the annual book sale and the Books to Prisons program. She was also involved with Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Berler authored one book, The Conquest of Mexico: A Modern Rendering of William H. Prescott's History, and translated many others.
Content: The Beatrice (Beady) Berler Papers span the years 1920-1998 and mostly document her work on Mariano Azuela's Epistolario y archivo: Recopilación, notas y apéndices de Beatrice Berler and include original correspondence and archival material Berler assembled related to Mariano Azuela. The papers include Berler's work with Friends of San Antonio Public Library and Brandeis University National Women's Committee programs. Materials include correspondence, clippings, book excerpts, scrapbooks, biographical information, college papers, awards, and photographs.
Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association (Bexar County, Tex.)
Creator: The Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association was organized to engage in activities in connection with farming, harvesting, financing, marketing and selling of the agricultural products of its members.
Content: The bulk of the Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and programs.
Bexar County Women's Bar Association
Creator: The Bexar County Women's Bar Association (BCWBA) began in 1982 with a mission to bring together women attorneys, legal assistants and law students in Bexar County and to provide a local forum for the exchange of dialogue and ideas relevant to women in the legal profession.
Content: The records of the Bexar County Women's Bar Association consist of founding and incorporation documents, bylaws, minutes, reports, correspondence, printed material, membership information, directories, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting the inception, daily function, monthly meetings, and projects of this San Antonio women's organization.
Bexar County Women's Center
Creator: Bexar County Women's Center was a private, non-profit charitable organization incorporated in Texas in 1977. It's goal was to help women grow toward economic and emotional self-sufficiency through education and service programs, information, counseling, employment and training.
Content: This collection is comprised of minutes, reports, correspondence, membership materials, clippings, assorted printed material and photographs.
Bone, Norfleet Giddings
Creator: Norfleet Giddings Bone, born in 1892, was a landscape designer and civil engineer, serving in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. He served as the Supervising Landscape Architect and Landscape Engineer for Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio, Texas), which was created as a training base for pilots. During this time, he also supervised the landscape design at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Bone worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in their San Antonio District Office during World War II. While with the Army Corps of Engineers, Bone was responsible for maintaining the landscaping and grassing of the flying fields at bases around Texas. After World War II, Bone moved back to Austin and worked with the Texas State Parks Board until his retirement in 1963.
Content: The collections spans the years 1917 through 1980 and contains correspondence, photographs, reports, specifications, maps, drawings, newsclippings, plant lists, and blueprints that document the life and work of a twentieth century landscape architect and civil engineer.
Bosshardt, Frank, 1874-1938
Creator: Frank J. Bosshardt was a prominent San Antonio, Texas attorney and property owner. He was active in local San Antonio politics and served as Bexar County Commissioner. He was also a notary public and President of the Medina Highlands Toll Road Association.
Content: The Frank J. Bosshardt Papers comprise various legal documents from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, created both by Bosshardt and fellow San Antonio attorney Horace Shelton. These materials help to document the geographic and economic growth of San Antonio during this period.
Bowen, J. David (Joshua David), 1930-1998.
Creator: David Bowen was a publisher, bookseller, teacher and an actor. Bowen was also a member of various Texas literary and civic groups.
Content: Correspondence, financial material and other records relating to the business and personal activities of bookseller and publisher David Bowen. The bulk of the papers concern Corona Publishing Company, the small press founded by Bowen in San Antonio, Texas, and documents the challenges facing small publishers in the 1980s and 1990s. Bowen's involvement with HemisFair '68 is prominent in the collection.
Brewer, Leo, 1889-1965.
Creator: Leo Brewer served for two years as assistant U.S. Attorney in San Antonio. He was a member of the law faculty at the University of Texas for 30 years before returning to San Antonio and joining the faculty at St. Mary's School of Law.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries and correspondence of Leo Brewer. Also included are Army orders, Army medals, and a photograph.
Briscoe, Hattie Elam
Creator: In 1956, Hattie Elam Briscoe became the first Black woman to graduate from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and was the only Black female attorney in Bexar County for the next 27 years.
Content: Diplomas, certificates of award and memberships, news articles, photographs and two trial case transcripts document the education, career and activities of Hattie Elam Briscoe. The collection primarily consists of documents that Briscoe received over the course of her education and professional career.
Brown and Lane Family
Creator: The Brown and Lane family included Isaac Newton Brown, Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown, Henry Denison Brown, Jeanie Valliant Brahan Brown, Martha Brown Storm, Elise Denison Brown Lane, Barton George Lane, Sr., Elise Lila Lane Grohe, Henry Lane, Dorothy Florence Lane Brennan, and Barton George Lane, Jr. These individuals represent four generations of the Brown and Lane family and their correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection.
Content: The collection spans the years 1803 through 2002 and includes correspondence between several generations of the family. The proliferation of correspondence demonstrates close ties between family members that were maintained over time and distance. Also included in the papers are Chi Omega sorority materials from Elise Denison Brown Lane, financial records, genealogy notebooks charts, and certificates, diplomas, and assorted materials.
Bufton, Anne, 1899-
Creator: Anne Bufton, born in 1899, rose to national prominence through her dedication to helping others through community service. Claiming she was 18, Bufton joined the Women's Royal Naval Air Service during World War I in 1915. She was a 30-year member, and past president (1962-1964) of the Women's Overseas Service League, a national organization of women who served overseas during times of military conflict.
Content: The collection consists of a digital image of Anne Bufton in uniform on a train departing from Merheim, Germany in 1919, and an August 8, 2000 article from the Camas-Washougal Post-Record newspaper on Bufton's life.
Busby Building Corporation (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: Leland Busby was an early San Antonio builder who constructed cottage homes in Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Monte Vista and the Jefferson High School area. He began building in San Antonio in 1918 and developed Leland Terrace, Oak Park Estates and Oak Park Village at the New Braunfels and Nacogdoches.
Business and Professional Women's Club of A La Nueva Inc.
Content: The collection is made up of material from the A La Nueva and State groups and spans the years 1997-2009, it includes correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, by-laws, updates, several newsletters, magazines, clippings, monthly, mid-year, and annual reports; annual budgets, yearbooks, proclamations, membership applications, list, and award submissions materials.
Business and Professional Women's Club of North Alamo City (San Antonio, Tex.)
MS 55 - A Guide to the North Alamo City Business and Professional Woman's Club Records, 1953-1992 (bulk 1968-1992)
Creator: The North Alamo City Business and Professional Women's Club (B&amp;amp;PWC) was established in 1968, an official chartered club of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women and National Federation of Business and Professional Women. The club began with 22 members. Among the club's achievements was the establishment of their Career Awareness Program, the first inaugurated by a state club. Additionally, the club presented annual scholarships and hosted annual educational seminars for women.
Content: The collection spans the years 1953 through 1992 (with the bulk of materials dating 1968-1992) and documents the establishment, functions, and district-wide, statewide, national, and international involvement of the North Alamo City Business and Professional Women's Club. The bulk of the collection is comprised of materials generated by the Texas and National Federations of Business and Professional Women, including newsletters, conference materials, and general procedural guides and manuals.
Business and Professional Women's Club of San Antonio
Creator: The Business &amp;amp; Professional Women's Club of San Antonio was organized on May 23, 1923 to offer professional women an opportunity to gather to promote their interests. The club's main interests have been providing women with business opportunities, promoting opportunities for women in the professions and encouraging young women to enter the professions.
Content: Records consist of minutes, reports, bulletins, membership applications, yearbooks, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, scrapbooks, programs and photographic materials that document the structure, activities, interests, events and business transactions of the Club. The best overview of Club activities on a daily basis can be found in the History Books and Bulletins. However, significant gaps in documentation exist for the 1940s and 1950s
Business and Professional Women's Club of Texas. District 13.
MS 178 - Inventory of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Texas. District 13 Records, 1988-2003
Creator: The mission of Business and Professional Women's Clubs is to achieve equality for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.
Content: The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence, financial records, handbooks, conference planning materials and minutes.
Creator: Albert Garza Bustamante's public service career includes 12 years as a Bexar County Judge and four consecutive terms as a Democratic Congressman representing Texas from 1985-1992.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence from constituents and colleagues. The remainder of the records compile Congressman Bustamante's legislative record through vote books, a legislative profile and his weekly newspaper column.
Creator: Alexander Caragonne was an architect who co-founded the San Antonio-based firm Reyna/Caragonne Architects. He was also an author and educator who taught throughout his career.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of architectural plans, photographs, slides, manuscripts, and assorted print materials.
Carter, Aline B.
Creator: Aline B. Carter is most widely known for her work as a poet, but she was also interested in music, art, philosophy and astronomy. Aline served as Poet Laureate of Texas from 1947-1949 and as vice-president of the Poetry Society of Texas. Aline was widely admired for her charity. She visited jails to comfort and encourage prisoners to practice religion in daily life.
Content: Correspondence, notebooks, diaries, newsclippings, photographs and a historical fiction manuscript documents the life of Aline B. Carter and five generations of her family. Included are a collection consisting of a series of letters documenting life in San Antonio as it was experienced and described by the Carter family from 1823-1970.
Carter, Emma Martin.
Creator: Emma Martin Carter was the founder of the Federation Church Women in San Antonio in 1920. She was founding president of the Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County and National Democratic Delegate to the 1924 DNC in New York. Carter was also a member of the Alamo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Colonists and the Rebekah Lodge.
Content: The collection the years 1896-1957 and consists of correspondence, scrapbook materials, newsclippings, and materials on the 1924 Democratic National Convention.
Castleberry, Mary Ann Blocker, 1924-1995.
Creator: Mary Ann Blocker Castleberry was a proponent of historic preservation efforts in Texas and San Antonio. She served in leadership roles on the Board of Directors of the Texas Heritage Council, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and the San Antonio Conservation Society.
Content: This collection consists of historical preservation materials and files related to Texas.
Chapa, Francisco A. Family
Creator: The Francisco A. Chapa family included Francisco A. Chapa, founder of Chapa Drug Company and La Botica del Lion (the Lion Drugstore); Adelaida Rivas Chapa, of the Rivas family, wife of Francisco A. Chapa; Frank L. Chapa, son of Francisco and Adelaida Chapa; Blanche Laborde, of the Laborde family, wife of Frank L. Chapa; Isabel and Beatrice Chapa, daughters of Francisco and Adelaida Chapa.
Content: The Francisco A. Chapa Family Papers consist of correspondence, drug store records, legal documents, military records, clippings, photographs, and assorted materials.
Charity Ball Association of San Antonio
Creator: The Charity Ball Association of San Antonio is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 to raise money by means of an annual ball to benefit not-for-profit children's organizations in Bexar County, Texas. Revenue for the chosen children's charities is derived from four sources: dues of the sponsors, profits from the Ball, sales from raffles of prizes that have been donated to the Ball and profits from Rotogravures.
Content: The collection includes organizational histories, invitations, Rotogravures, menu/programs and photographs documenting the Charity Ball Association of San Antonio from its beginning in 1954. The bulk of the materials document the Association's annual Chrysanthemum Ball.
Church Women United in San Antonio, Texas
Creator: Church Women United in San Antonio, Texas is an ecumenical community of Christian women working as a unit of the national Church Women United organization, a “racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.” Church Women United in San Antonio is also active in the state and Area 7 levels of the organization.
Content: Reports, minutes and proceedings, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs of Church Women United in San Antonio document its membership, history, organization, structure and activities on the local, area, state and national levels. The bulk of the material documents the organization and its work on the local level.
Church Women United in Texas
Creator: Church Women United in Texas is an ecumenical community of Christian women in Texas who accept the purpose of the movement as stated in its bylaws. Originally formed in 1934, today CWU in Texas is composed of individual members and local units throughout the state. It is also affiliated with the national organization of Church Women United.
Content: Reports, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbook material document the organization, structure, and activities of Church Women United in Texas. The bulk of the collection documents executive board meetings, leadership council meetings, and the annual state meetings, from 1960-1999. However, also included in the collection are financial records, documentation of the state organization's work with local units, and scrapbook materials extending the knowledge and understanding of the state unit's history.
Church Women United in Texas. Western Hills Unit
Creator: The Western Hills unit of Church Women United in Texas, an ecumenical community of Christian women, was organized in 1990 in the Texas hill country, northwest of Austin, Texas.
Content: The collection spans the years 1990 through 2000 and includes reports, minutes, proceedings, printed material, and other printed and scrapbook material of the Western Hills Unit. Materials document the organization, structure, and activities of the unit, dating from its establishment in 1990 until its disbandment in 2000. The unit's participation in CWU's state and national projects is described in these materials, but the bulk of the material covers local activities.
Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway
MS 284 - A Guide to the Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs, 1971-1980
Creator: The Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway organized in San Antonio in 1971 as a group backing immediate completion of the North Expressway. The committee was comprised of nine members. E. Monroe Bibb was the Chairman of the Committee, which was sponsored by the nonprofit North Loop 410 Association. The committee sought to obtain the signatures of every San Antonio and Bexar County resident favoring resumption of freeway construction after a ten-year delay. By contacting local businesses and organizations, as well as publishing advertisements containing their petition, the Committee received 105,000 signatures.
Content: This collection is comprised of one scrapbook, compiled by the Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway, and two undated photographs. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings related to the Committee's efforts to see the completion of the North Expressway (North Loop 410) in San Antonio. The clippings document running totals of petition signatures received, the organizations that supported and opposed the construction and the Committee, additional delays in construction, and public opinion. The scrapbook also contains letters to Chairman E. Monroe Bibb. The photographs are untitled; one depicts men at a construction site wearing Texas Highway Department hard hats; the other is a photograph of the Texas Highway Department's Hall of Honor: Texas Road Hands.
Communities Organized for Public Service (San Antonio, Tex.) and Metro Alliance (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) is an organization of 26 parishes in the predominantly Hispanic, low-income West Side and South Side of San Antonio. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest of the Interfaith Area Foundation (IAF) organizations in Texas and, indeed, in the entire national network. The Metro Alliance, which shares office space and many resources with C.O.P.S., formed in 1989 through a merger of the East Side Alliance, composed of African American and Hispanic low- and lower-middle income churches, and the Metropolitan Congregational Alliance.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of news clippings, project files, reports, budgets, programs and general office files.
Community Alliance for a United San Antonio (CAUSA)
MS 434 - A Guide to the Community Alliance for a United San Antonio Records (CAUSA), 1998, 2011-2015 (bulk 2012-2013)
Content: The Community Alliance for a United San Antonio (CAUSA) was formed in 2012 as a nonpartisan coalition of groups and individuals whose aim is to promote non-discrimination laws and policies within the City of San Antonio and Bexar County.
MS 148 - A Guide to The Morris Cook Collection of J. Frank Dobie Materials, 1916-1988 (bulk 1941-1964)
Creator: Morris Cook was a bookseller in Austin, Texas. James Frank Dobie was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas during the days of the open range. The Morris Cook Collection of J. Frank Dobie Materials is a collection of materials by or about the Texas writer J. Frank Dobie.
Content: The collection incorporates magazines, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, notes and letters from Dobie spanning the years 1916 to 1988.
Creator: The Cortez family moved from San Diego, Texas to San Antonio, Texas.
Content: The collection consists of 30 photographs documenting landmarks in San Diego, TX and San Antonio, TX as well as Eugenio Cortez's family members.
Council of Research and Academic Libraries.
Creator: Dr. Harold Vagtborg, President of Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, created the Council of Research &amp;amp; Academic Libraries of San Antonio (CORAL Union) in the hope of forming a community of libraries that would share information and research materials to help the scholarly public. CORAL Union was founded on 13 December 1966; and at that time, the consortium included: Incarnate Word College, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio College, San Antonio Library, Southwest Research Institute, Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, Trinity University, and the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. These charter members carried out the mission of CORAL—to share sources—by creating the first union list of sources.
Content: The CORAL Union Records consist of administrative records, financial records, memorandums, correspondence, newsletters, and grant documents. The collection dates span from 1966 to 2005. There are five series, which are: Administrative Documents, Financial Documents, Grants, Special Interest Groups, and Publications.
Davis, Lucy, 1914-2014
Creator: Lucy Justine Davis was a well-respected home economics teacher in Sinton and Hondo, Texas, who was considered a mother figure by many of her students. She was an active historical researcher and member of her community.
Content: The collection spans the years 1855-1902 and 1912-2009 and includes correspondence, photographs, books, print materials, clippings, legal documents, diaries, scrapbooks, home economics lesson plans and related material. Also in the collection is art by Lucy J. Davis's sister, Mary Octavia "Dutz" Davis, and assorted materials from her father, Fletcher Davis and sister Anne Davis.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter
MS 73 - A Guide to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter Records, 1934-1998
Creator: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization of predominately African American college educated women. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter as established on August 16, 1933, under the name of Psi Sigma Chapter. On August 23, 1958, the chapter was renamed San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. The chapter follows the philosophy upon which the national organization was founded, committed to engaging in public service, concern for social welfare, academic excellence and cultural enrichment.
Content: Administrative and membership records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and a scrapbook of an African American public service sorority established in San Antonio in 1933.
Denman, Fannie Lee
Creator: Fannie Lee Denman was born in San Angelo on October 20, 1915. She married Leroy G. Denman, Jr. and moved to San Antonio, where she worked with volunteer organizations to improve San Antonio’s public health, cultural and educational institutions. Fannie Lee Denman died in on December 13, 2006.
Content: The Fannie Lee Denman papers consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical and assorted materials.
Creator: The Douglass family of San Antonio, Texas, included Ray Keller Douglass, active member of the Scientific Society, the Open Forum, and the Shakespeare Club; her daughter, Vaughan Douglass, schoolteacher, active member of the San Antonio Historical Association, and San Antonio branch president of the American Association of University Women from 1947-1949; her son, Jack Douglass III, church volunteer; and his wife, Leota Scott Douglass, exhibiting artist.
Content: The Douglass Family Papers includes printed materials, programs, scrapbooks, clippings, brochures, household receipts, correspondence, yearbooks, curricula, art periodicals, postcards, maps, photographs, place cards, color lithographs, and assorted ephemera.
Duggan, Margaret Bridget, 1940-2007.
Creator: Margaret Bridget Duggan was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1963 and served overseas in Okinawa, Japan, and Thailand. From 1975-1977, she was commander of a basic military training squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. In 1977, Margaret Duggan was sent to Iran to integrate women into the Iranian armed forces, but had to flee in 1979 when the Shah of Iran was overthrown. She retired from the Air Force in 1982.
Content: The bulk of this collection is comprised of awards, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.
Elder, Gene Wesley 1949 -
Creator: The Gene Elder papers document Elder's work as an artist, writer, and activist through journals, original works of art, exhibit materials, articles written by Elder, and correspondence. Personal papers and photographs augment Elder's professional materials. Other records document Elder's professional ventures at Blue Star Art Complex and as Archivist at the Happy Foundation Archives.
Content: Gene Elder is an artist, writer, and activist who moved to San Antonio, Texas in the 1970s and became an integral part of the city's art community.
Creator: Eugene Coleman was a photojournalist who started his career in photography serving in the Air Force during World War II. An accomplished Civil Rights and community activist, Coleman co-founded SNAP magazine, and served as editor to publish news that was often neglected by mainstream media.
Content: The SNAP News Collection was received from SNAP co-founder Eugene Coleman, and contains two issues of the publication from 1955, several from 2009, and one from 2010. Oversized material consists of one large frame with photograph and SNAP covers .
Fahringer, Catherine 1922-2008
Creator: Catherine Fahringer (née Compton) gained local and national recognition as a full-time activist and author promoting the separation of church and state.
Content: The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, articles, essays, and awards documenting Catherine Fahringer’s efforts in promoting the separation of church and state. Specifically, the papers convey her role within the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its San Antonio chapter, Freethought Forum. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence, Printed Material and Awards. Correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection and two additions consisting of personal and business correspondence, memos, some clippings, and newsletters.
Creator: Rosita Fernandez, a long time San Antonian and pioneer of Tejano music, gained international fame as a recording artist and movie star.
Content: The collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual material, and honors and awards, the bulk of which are in the form of plaques.The papers trace her career from the early days in radio, to her work in television and movie productions, through to her retirement in 1982 and subsequent activities.
Fiesta San Antonio Commission
Creator: The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce created the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in the summer of 1959 to coordinate efforts of Participating Member Organizations (PMOs) and volunteers in staging Fiesta San Antonio, a ten-day event commemorating the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto, held annually since 1891.
Content: The Fiesta San Antonio Commission records document the agency and its function, as well as the festival itself. Materials include: correspondence, general office files, marketing and promotional materials, financial records, legal files, photograph, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials and ephemera.
Finley, Patricia, 1919-1994.
Creator: Patricia Finley was born into a military family in 1919 at West Point, New York. She enjoyed writing journals, poems, and short stories and often participated in writing workshops where she wrote about her own experiences and recollections. After attending three different high schools, Finley graduated in 1935 at the age of 16 in Junction City, Kansas. After graduation, she moved with her family to Vermont where she attended college. In 1941, she went to work for the United States government at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana until 1942. She married Glenn Finley, United States Army 2nd Lieutenant, in 1943 and together they had four children. She was a writer in San Antonio during the 1980s and 1990s.
Content: The collection spans the years 1941 through 1993 with the bulk of the material from 1986-1993. It is mostly comprised of writings including autobiographical essays, poetry, handwritten notes, clippings, photographs, letters, souvenirs, a writing aptitude test, various reading material, and assignments from the workshops she attended.
Fisher, Lewis F.
Creator: Lewis F. Fisher, author and publisher, formed Maverick Publishing in San Antonio, Texas, in 1996. He has written Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage and Crown Jewel of Texas: The Story of San Antonio's River. In 2002, he received the Arts and Letters Award of the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. He is also a past recipient of the Texas Society of Architects John G. Flowers Award for books highlighting quality in the built environment.
Content: The San Antonio Black History Collection was brought together by Lewis Fisher while conducting research on San Antonio history. The collection is made up of printed materials that reflect African-American life in San Antonio in the 20th century. San Antonio funeral homes, schools, and churches are the major subjects in this material. The collection has been arranged into the following categories: businesses, churches, clubs and organizations, education, history, military, newspapers and magazines, and photographs.
Flawn, Peter Tyrell
UA 99.0013 - A Guide to the Peter T. Flawn History of the University of Texas at San Antonio, circa 1995
Creator: Dr. Peter T. Flawn was the second president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, serving from 1973 to 1977. Flawn oversaw many milestones during his five-year tenure including the first classes held at the Koger Executive Center, receiving the first shipment of 120,000 books for the UTSA Library, presiding over the first commencement ceremony, and being instrumental in the University's receiving full accreditation for graduate programs by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He also served as the president of the University of Texas at Austin from 1979 to 1985 and as interim president from 1997 to 1998.
Content: The collection comprises a manuscript, written by second University of Texas at San Antonio President Peter T. Flawn, entitled The University of Texas at San Antonio: An Account of Its Early Years.
Fletcher, John D., 1936-1963.
Creator: John D. Fletcher has bachelor and master's degrees in social studies from Sul Ross State University. Fletcher taught government and history at Fox Tech High School until his death in 1963.
Content: This collection consists of 3 manuscripts: 2 authored by Fletcher and one by Walter Prescott Webb. Also included is a 25th Reunion publication from Fox Tech High School with a dedication to Fletcher.
Flood of 2002 Collection.
Creator: Materials in collection were compiled by University of Texas at San Antonio Archives staff.
Content: The Flood of 2002 Collection, consisting of donations of materials from individual donors, includes photographs (prints, negatives, and digital), printed e-mail messages, a Red Cross collage (of images, press releases and other printed material), newspaper clippings from around the state, a VHS videocassette and a music CD.
Foundation for a Compassionate Society
Creator: The Foundation for a Compassionate Society was founded by Genevieve Vaughan in 1988 in San Marcos, Texas. The Foundation operated as an umbrella organization for peace projects that Vaughan was involved with at the time.
Content: The collection consists of articles, brochures, pamphlets, clippings and other printed material.
Garcia, Arcenio A.
Creator: Arcenio A. Garcia was elected Mayor of Cotulla, Texas in 1972 as a member of the Raza Unida Party, becoming the first Mexican-American to serve as mayor of the city. He also won the 1974 election, but was removed from the position when the city council ruled that Mr. Garcia was living outside Cotulla at the time of the election. In 1976, Garcia was elected County Commissioner of Precinct #3 in La Salle County, Texas. In addition to his positions as Mayor and County Commissioner, Garcia was a member of Barrios Unidos, a public service organization, which he served as Chairperson and Public Official on the Board. He was also editor of the bulletin El Informador (The Informer).
Content: The collection documents Garcia's work as Chairperson of Barrios Unidos, Mayor of Cotulla and County Commissioner of Precinct #3 of La Salle County. It also includes general information related to the Raza Unida Party and Garcia as a member of the Democratic Party of Texas.
Garnett, Edward H.
Creator: Edward H. Garnett served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, training in San Antonio, Texas in 1942 and Victoria, Texas in 1943.
Content: The collection comprises correspondence between Edward H. Garnett and friend Arlea Newman. The correspondence dates from October 1942 to March 1943, while Mr. Garnett served in the Army Air Corps.
Garza, Leonel, Jr., 1957-2014.
Creator: Leo Garza was a political cartoonist who drew for the San Antonio Express News from 1987 to 2007. His daily strip cartoons touched on a variety of national and local topics, from national and state elections, to San Antonio social and cultural events. Characters Nacho Gurache and his sidekick Fulano entertained readers with their comical misadventures and often frank commentary on San Antonio life.
Content: The Leo Garza Political Cartoon Collection is comprised of original pen and ink and mixed media comic panels and strips, composed on matte paper and art board.
Creator: Xavier Garza is an author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. He is the author and illustrator of Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.
Content: The Xavier Garza Papers consist of typescript manuscripts, pencil and ink sketches, acrylic paintings and newspaper and magazine articles related to the Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.
Creator: Malinda Gaul is a San Antonio lawyer and involved in several local organizations including the American Association of University Women and the Bexar County Women's Bar Association.
Content: This collection includes materials from the local organizations Gaul was involved with, including correspondence, directories, membership materials, newsletters and reports.
Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company.
Creator: Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company, based in San Antonio, was famous for Eagle Brand Chili Powder.
Content: The records include advertisements, publicity photographs, and administrative material.
Gelo, Daniel J., 1957-.
Creator: Daniel J. Gelo is Professor of Anthropology, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences and Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and since 2004 has served as dean of UTSA’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA). The Daniel Gelo Papers include manuscript drafts, correspondence, committee files, grant files, documentary footage, and lectures related to the Gelo's career at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
George, Mary Carolyn Hollers.
Creator: Mary Carolyn Hollers George is a writer and architectural historian.
Content: The Mary Carolyn Hollers George Collection consists of research notes, audio tapes of interviews, notes on the interviews and correspondence about her research. Most of the material dates from 1978 to 1988.
Giles, Alfred, 1853-1920
Creator: Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, Alfred Giles took on an apprenticeship with the architectural firm of Giles and Bivens in London for two years before immigrating to the United States and eventually settling in Texas. By 1876, Giles had established his own architectural firm. As a prominent architect, Giles produced designs for over 90 structures.
Content: The collection spans the years 1861-1955 and 1972-1989 and includes correspondence, cards, photographs, artwork by Giles, books, magazines, clippings, legal documents, diaries, and scrapbooks that relate to the Giles family, Hillingdon Ranch (Texas), and Alfred Giles work as an architect.
Ginn, William O.
Creator: William O. "Bill" Ginn was a composer and arranger of film music, advertising music and commercial music for such performers as Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Alejandro Escovedo, and Joe Scruggs.
Content: The bulk of the William O. Ginn Papers is comprised of sheet music, project files and correspondence.
MS 107 - A Guide to the Bella Glasberg Papers regarding San Antonio Jewish women's organizations, 1936-1972
Creator: Mrs. Bella Glasberg was an active member of several Jewish women’s organizations in San Antonio. The height of her activity occurred from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. She was elected president of the San Antonio Section, National Council of Jewish Women for the 1943-1944 term. Glasberg also served as president and was a long-term member of The San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah.
Content: The Bella Glasberg Papers document her involvement in San Antonio Jewish women’s organizations from 1936-1970, and consist of administrative records, printed materials, ephemera and a scrapbook.
Glossbrenner, Ernestine 1932-
Content: The Ernestine Glossbrenner Papers document the State Representative's career through correspondence, legal documentation, photographs, awards and printed materials. These papers also include materials of her time as an educator before assuming office in 1977. Finally, a small amount of her post-political activities are documented through 1996. The collection is separated into three series: Political Career, Texas Women's Political Caucus and Personal Records.
Goethel, Bessie G., 1906-2001.
Creator: Bessie G. Goethel served as part of the Bexar County Red Cross Motor Corps during World War II and volunteered her dog, Fritizie, to the war effort.
Content: This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, printed material and ephemera documenting the World War II period.
González, Bárbara Renaud, 1953-
Creator: Bárbara Renaud González is a free-lance writer, journalist, and activist. In recent years, she has devoted most of her time to her writing endeavors, recently having her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? published. Her essays and articles have appeared in countless newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on television and radio, worked as a consultant and has been recognized on numerous occassions for her work as a writer and her civic involvement.
Content: Collection consists of Golondrina materials including manuscripts, chapters, notes, poetry, clippings, books, and other material used for research. A book proposal for Mestiza, Also included are columns and essays written by Gonzalez, journalism audio and video cassette tapes, floppy disks holding backups, correspondence, fliers and programs, and magazines.
Gonzalez, Charles (Charles A.)
Creator: Charles A. Gonzalez served seven terms in the United States Congress as the Representative from the 20th Congressional District of Texas, which includes the City of San Antonio.
Content: The Charles (Charlie) A. Gonzalez Papers document Gonzalez's career in the United States Congress from 1998-2012. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, reports, legislation and project files.
Gresham and Negley Families
Creator: The four generations of Gresham and Negley family members represented in this collection include William B. Negley, Susan Maria Jones Negley, William B. Negley, Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr., William Walter Negley, Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham, Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr., Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr., and Susan Maria Jones Gresham Crudgington Davidge. Most family members lived and worked in San Antonio, Texas during the bulk of the 20th century.
Content: The collection spans the years 1845 through 2003 (with the bulk of materials dating 1885-1917 and includes correspondence between four generations of family members, photographs, business papers, household receipts, postcard albums, and scrapbooks. Collectively these papers show the family ties that the family maintained over more than 100 years, as well as social and business relationships that the family maintained in San Antonio.
Griffith, Ilse, 1900-1999.
Creator: Ilse Griffith was a volunteer with The San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Herb Society, Institute of Texas Cultures and Texas Folklore Society.
Content: This collection consists of brochures, clippings, newsletters and assorted printed materials primarily related to historic landmarks in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Creator: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center records are currently unprocessed, but primarily consist of administrative materials, financial documents, articles, clippings, correspondence, programs, press materials, newsletters, scripts, artifacts, photographs, audiovisual and electronic materials and posters.
Content: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is the largest community-based, multi-disciplinary organization in the United States. Their mission is to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming.
Guajardo, Elena 1952 -
Creator: The Elena Guajardo papers document her campaign to win the District 7 seat on San Antonio's City Council in 2005 and subsequent re-election campaigns. The collection contains materials from her time on City Council as well as items that document Guajardo's involvement in community projects.
Content: Elena Guajardo became the first openly gay candidate to secure a place on San Antonio's City Council in 2005. She advocated for environmental protections, improved public services, and serving the needs of working class families.
Gutiérrez, José Angel
Creator: Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez was a leading Chicano activist and political leader in the 1960s and 1970s in Texas. He was also one of the co-founders of La Raza Unida political party that helped to raise public consciousness of Chicano civil rights issues.
Content: The papers consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, articles, photographic materials, audio tapes, and ephemera. These materials document the breadth of José Angel Gutierrez's interests, research and social activism early in his career. The bulk of the materials document Gutierrez's activities in Oregon during the 1980s.
H. P. Drought and Company
Creator: Henry Patrick Drought was born in 1858 in County Clare, Ireland. He eventually settled in San Antonio, Texas to take the Bar examination and establish a law practice. Drought became the attorney for Francis Smith, Caldwell and Company, the San Antonio branch of an investment firm that acted as a financial liaison between Texas farmers and ranchers seeking money to expand their land and agriculture operations, and British and Scottish financiers who had money to lend and were looking for greater returns on their investments than European markets could. Drought purchased the company with Francis Smith, and after Smith's retirement, the company came to be known as H. P. Drought and Company. Under his guidance, the company became one of the most successful investment firms in San Antonio. Prior to his death, Drought's son, Henry Patrick Drought, Jr., became a partner.
Content: The collection consists of mortgage investment records made between the company and local and international investors from 1884 to 1969. These records include financial ledgers, correspondence, abstracts of title, and contracts documenting mortgage and loan transactions. Of note are descriptions of property and the names of investors, landowners, and businesses in San Antonio, Texas.
Halff, Mayer H., 1905-1996.
Creator: Mayer H. Halff was a twentieth century Texas military officer and businessman.
Content: Collection spans the years 1904 through 2004 and includes correspondence, photographs, memoirs, newspaper clippings, negatives, financial documents, legal documents, yearbooks, newsletters, certificates, and publications that document the life and work of a twentieth century military officer and businessman.
Heizer, Robert Fleming, 1915-
Creator: Robert F. Heizer was a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and a member of several archaeological and anthropological societies. Heizer organized and directed the University of California Archaeological Survey from 1948-1960 and was coordinator of its successor, the Archaeological Research Facility, from 1960-1976. Heizer performed landmark studies in Olmec Archaeology, particularly at the site of La Venta, beginning in 1953.
Content: The Robert F. Heizer Papers span the years 1957 through 1991 and consist of correspondence, writings, and subject files, the bulk of the materials being Heizer's subject files on rock art and ancient methods of securing, transporting, and positioning extremely heavy stones.
Henderson, Dwight F.
Creator: Dr. Dwight F. Henderson is a former Professor of history who served as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which later became part of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, from 1980 to 2006 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Texas Association of Deans of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Board of Directors.
Content: The Hicks Family Papers consist of items from four women: Lesli Hicks, Martha Hicks, Mrs. J.R. Beane, and Adelaide Woodlee. Materials include correspondence, photographs, correspondene course materials and an oral history interview.
Hieronymus, Bess, 1922-2008
Creator: Bess Hieronymus was a professor emeritus in the UTSA Department of Music. Hieronymus was the first woman appointed to full professor at UTSA and the first person to receive a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and musicology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Content: The collection includes books, audiocassettes, compact discs, magazines, slides from a lecture series, and materials related to The Einstein I Knew including the manuscript, research material, correspondence, and photographs.
Hollomon, John W.
Creator: John Wesley Hollomon was an Associate Professor of Education, then Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) from 1974 to 1995. He taught in the areas of curriculum, early childhood education, Spanish and French education, Latin American area studies, developmental psychology, bilingual/cross-cultural/multicultural education, and psycho-sociolinguistics.
Content: The collection includes course syllabi, teaching materials, articles by Hollomon, manuscripts for publication, correspondence, and other materials.
Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Creator: Sterling Houston had a thirty-year career in professional theater as an actor, musician and writer in San Antonio, New York and San Francisco.
Content: The Sterling Houston Papers primarily document Houston's involvement in San Antonio theater through scripts, screenplays, programs, and press materials. Also included are correspondence, research materials, project files, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Creator: Ray Howell was a commercial photographer in San Antonio from 1962 to 1969.
Content: The approximately 15,000 images in this collection were developed from original negatives and contact sheets shot by Ray Howell. Of special interest are views of numerous individual structures that were demolished during City of San Antonio urban renewal projects.
Huerta, Eulalio, 1907-1988.Huerta, Petra, 1908-1999.
Creator: Born in Laredo, Texas, Petra de Leon moved to San Antonio as a young girl where she graduated from Brackenridge High School. She married Eulalio Huerto and had 3 children.
Content: The bulk of this collection is comprised of correspondence, receipts, articles and assorted ephemera.
International Black and White Ball, Inc.
Creator: The International Black and White Ball is dedicated to the promotion of goodwill and understanding between the United States and Mexico.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks and programs, also found within the collection is correspondence, clippings, invitations, VHS tapes, photographs and negatives, and notes that pertain to the Balls and the planning of the International Black and White Ball.
Jennings, Frank W., 1917-
Creator: Frank W. Jennings is the author of San Antonio: The Story of an Enchanted City,a history of the city, and principal founder of San Antonio Founder's Day.
Content: The collection primarily consists of research materials related to Jennings' interests and writings on San Antonio history.
Creator: Lollie Johnson was a successful bartender and nightclub owner in San Antonio. The success of her nightclub businesses was credited to her total commitment to the San Antonio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered community, which made up the majority of her customer base. Lollie was also active in local community groups.
Content: The Lollie Johnson Papers include newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, negatives, a small notebook, a wooden plaque for the Hypothesis Club, menus, programs, t-shirts, shoes, caps, a stained glass window from the Noo Zoo Company, Teleservice Resources records, Lollie’s résumé and her obituary.
Jones, Lu Elsie
Creator: From 1961 to 1989, Lu Elsie Jones was actively involved in several women's organizations in San Antonio, including the Women of the Church of Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, the San Antonio Musical Club, the Woman’s Breakfast Club, the American Association of University Women--San Antonio Branch (including its Morning Interior Decorating Group), the Selini Study Group, and the San Antonio Council of Delphian Chapters. She is referred to as Lu Elsie Nagel and Mrs. Clair L. Jones in many of the yearbooks in this collection.
Content: The collection spans the years 1937 through 1989 (with the bulk from 1981-1988) and documents the roles Lu Elsie Jones had in the organizations to which she belonged. Yearbooks from various women's organizations comprise the bulk of the collection. Other material includes rosters, a commitment book, invitations, and a scrapbook.
Creator: Margaret Joseph was the Assistant Director for Public Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library from 1973 until her retirement in 2001. She was one of the first librarians hired in the UTSA Library. From 1987 through 1996, Joseph served on the Women's History Week Organizing Committee, producing library exhibits and bibliographies on various topics in women's history. She also worked on the Women's Walk for Athletics from 1992-1993.
Content: The papers span the years 1987 through 1996 and comprise documentation of Margaret Joseph's involvement with UTSA Women's History Week and Women's Walk for Athletics. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, programs, flyers and brochures, bibliographies of women's history subjects, captions for exhibit materials, issues of the Roadrunner newsletter, and handwritten notes.
Joske's Quarter Century Club
Creator: Joske’s Quarter Century Club was created by the company as a way to thank 25-year veteran workers with free monthly breakfasts, jewelry and a 25% discount. The Club has brought former employees of Joske’s together since 1933. Even after the store shut down, the Joske’s Quarter Century Club kept going, bringing employees back for socials and luncheons two to three times per year. The Club disbanded in 2012 and held its final meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 1, 2012.
Content: The collection consists of: 5 photograph albums; a scrapbook; a brief history of Joske’s; 3 laminated copies of Joske’s Jabberwocky, the employee newsletter; and a Joske’s ChargaPlate.
Kenwood Community Council (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Kenwood Community Council is an incorporated neighborhood organization in San Antonio, Texas, established in 1964.
Content: The records include legal documents, news clippings, correspondence, a memoir, a photographic print and minutes that illustrate the formation, growth and organization of the Kenwood Community Council.
Kight, John C.
Creator: John C. Kight was director of transportation planning and development for 35 years with the Texas Department of Transportation – San Antonio District.
Content: In the 1960s John C. Kight purchased a small collection of glass plate negatives at an estate sale in the Alamo Heights area of San Antonio. While the photographer is unknown, the images appear to have been taken in and around San Antonio with a few taken in New Braunfels.
Kight, John, d. 1989.
Creator: John Kight was a long time employee and historian of successive transportation companies in San Antonio. The records of VIA Metropolitan Transit, kept by Kight, include material from the beginning of mass transit in San Antonio in 1878 to 1990.
Content: The Kight Transportation Collection documents the history of mass transportation in San Antonio. The collection is divided into three series of records representing the different types of material and the origins of that material: VIA Records, Transportation, and Special Formats.
Killis Almond and Associates.
Creator: Killis Almond Architects, PC is a multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm based in San Antonio, Texas specializing in architectural design for new construction, historical preservation, rehabilitation and research, and cultural resource management.
Content: This collection consists of approximately 140 linear feet of manuscript material and approximately 165 linear feet of oversize material, the bulk of which are archictectural plans.
Kirk, Theron, 1919-1999
Creator: Theron Kirk is the composer of more than 1,000 published works for chorus, chamber groups, symphony orchestra, vocal solo, organ, carillon, and a one-act opera.
Content: Material consists of music composed by Theron Kirk. There are also cassette tapes of performances, photographs, tapes and reels of music performances, music composed by others, correspondence, royalties and contracts, clippings, biographies of Theron Kirk, calendars, music notes, retirement mementos, and certificates.
Kiwanis Club of San Antonio
Content: This 1933 scrapbook of prominent San Antonio sites and structures was created by the San Antonio Kiwanis Club to persuade Kiwanis International to hold its 1935 convention in San Antonio, Texas.
KMOL-TV San Antonio
Creator: Reflections on Texas was developed and produced by KMOL-TV San Antonio to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The series of 250 30-second vignettes was initially intended to provide an overview of local history to heighten community awareness of the past, but evolved into focusing more on the offbeat moments of Texas and San Antonio history.
Content: This collection consists of 186 2-inch quadruplex videotapes.
Creator: Angelina Kretzschmar, a social activist and feminist, worked for the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston from 1974-1996. During her tenure at Fort Sam Houston, Kretzschmar filed serveral discrimination charges against management on behalf of herself and of the National Federation of Federal Employees Union-Local 28.
Content: The Angelina Kretzschmar Papers document discrimination cases (1989-1996) that Kretzschmar filed against management at Fort Sam Houston. Also included are records Kretzschmar collected as a member of more than fifteen local, regional, and national organizations. Materials that Kretzschmar amassed in the sixteen years as a community activist include correspondence, newsletters and other publications, brochures, pamphlets, campaign materials, government documents and other legislative materials, minutes, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The papers also include materials related to events and projects she worked on as a social activist in the San Antonio area.
Krier, Cyndi Taylor
Creator: Cyndi Taylor Krier represented Bexar County in the Texas Senate for two terms from 1984 through 1992. In 1992, Krier was the first woman and first Republican elected as Bexar County Judge.
Content: The Cyndi Taylor Krier Papers consist of correspondence, awards, subject files, working files, campaign materials, fundraising materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, telephone and mail logs, speeches, daily schedules and scrapbooks.
Creator: The collection consists of Carl Lahser's travel diaries, short stories and poetry collections.
Content: Carl Lahser is a resident of San Antonio, Texas. He founded Pretense Press (San Antonio, Tex.) in 1994 and is its sole owner. He travels and writes about his trips. Lahser also writes poetry on a variety of topics.
Laurel Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Laurel Club was a women's bridge club in San Antonio, Texas.
Content: This collection includes minute books, yearbooks, correspondence and a member list.
Laxton, Rosalie Hollenbeck, 1928-
Creator: Rosalie Laxton worked for 31 years in civil service with the Air Force, Army, Navy and NASA. She was a member and president of the Federally Employed Women, an active member of her church, and more recently, an artist and docent and the River Art Group and New Braunfels Art League.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of Rosalie Laxton's activities with the Federally Employed Women and her attendance at the International Women's Year / Conference on Women (Mexico City, 1975).
League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area
Creator: The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area is a non-partisan organization promoting active and informed participation of citizens in government.
Content: The collection contains annual reports, meeting minutes, membership directories, newsletters, state convention materials, financial records, publications, statements of position, newspaper columns, Voter's Guide, newspaper clippings and photocopied scrapbook pages. Collectively the records document the organization's topics such as downtown revitalization, education, economic development, health, housing, environment, and issues in state and local government including revision of the Texas Constitution.
Lee, Harold, O.
Creator: Harold O. Lee enlisted in the armed forces after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He trained at Scott Field, Illinois, and later went to Europe and Africa to fight in World War II.
Content: Collection contains correspondence to and from Harold Lee, his parents, friends, and the War Department, as well as an autobiographical reminiscence, and a few photographs and newspaper clippings. The letters date from 1930 to 1990. The majority of the correspondence ranges from 1942 to 1945, consisting of Harold's letters to his parents chronicling his adventures and misadventures.
Links Foundation, Inc.
Creator: The San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., is a volunteer service organization of African American women. The membership seeks to improve the quality of life for the greater community and its members through education, civic, and cultural activities. The San Antonio Chapter was the fifth Links chapter established in Texas, and is one of nearly 250 chapters nationwide
Content: Records of this African American service organization include minutes, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, financial records, convention materials, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks. These records document organizational structure, internal procedures, communications with the national headquarters and local chapters, membership, committee work, activities, and educational programs benefiting economically and culturally deprived children.
Lombardino, Frank, 1929-1992
Creator: Frank Lombardino (1929-1992), conservative Democrat and the self-proclaimed “father of the University of Texas at San Antonio,” served in the Texas State House of Representatives from 1967-1975 and in the Texas State Senate from 1975-1979.
Content: House and Senate bills supported or initiated by, or of interest to, Frank Lombardino are at the core of this collection. The bills are in many forms (engrossed, enrolled, etc.) and constitute the largest portion of the collection. Some folders contain only copies of bills or other legislative materials, but other folders include relevant non-legislative materials, such as correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, magazine articles, and other printed materials.
Longwith, Jean, 1917-2003.
Creator: Jean Longwith helped establish the San Antonio Collection Radio, Television and Film program during her tenure at the college from 1964 to 1983. She initiated, designed and developed the curriculum and served as the general manager for the college radio station KSYM, 90.1 FM, the first community college radio station in Texas.
Content: The Jean Longwith Papers consist of correpondence, clippings, calendars, press release notes and a resource bibliography.
Creator: Rancho Diana is a 1300-acre natural area owned by the City of San Antonio. The land was acquired through the 2005 (Prop. 1) voter-approved Edwards Aquifer Protection program and is part of the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. It is currently not open to the public, but the city plans are to expand and appropriately develop the Friedrich/Crownridge/Cedar Creek/Rancho Diana contiguous park properties into a natural area destination. Proposed capital improvement projects include the design and construction of a Natural Areas Visitors Center, rehabilitation to the existing structures, parking, access, interpretive features, trails, trailhead features, and other amenities following a master plan for the historic park
Content: The collection consists of photographs documenting Rancho Diana northwest of San Antonio, Texas.
López, Arcadia H., 1909-
Creator: Arcadia Hernandez Lopez was born December 21, 1909, and came to the West Side of San Antonio with her family as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. She overcame a language barrier and poverty to earn her Doctorate and become one of the first bilingual educators in Texas. She was the author of her own biography, Barrio Teacher. Lopez was married but had no children. She died at the age of 97 and upon her death she donated $700,000 to establish the UTSA Arcadia Lopez Endowed Scholarship fund for bilingual education.
Content: Boxes contain albums of photographs, clippings, and cards; a datebook; Margil yearbook from 1920 from Our Lady of the Lake University; scrapbooks documenting her life, travels and career, consist of photographs, clippings, certificates, and various cards; a distinguished service award; and Santitos.
Content: The Loving Dozen is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the San Antonio, Texas community. The organization was founded in 1982 by Rudi R. Rodriguez to provide "at risk" children with social, nutritional, and educational development. Correspondence, auction item lists, financial reports, legal documents, marketing, publicity, agendas and meeting minutes, photographs, video cassette tapes, and donor lists created by the Loving Dozen organization between 1982 and 2001 make up the bulk of the collection. The Loving Dozen Records are arranged into three series: Administration, Projects, and Photographic/Video.
Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association
Creator: The Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association was founded in 1979 as a voluntary incorporated neighborhood association, established for the protection, preservation and development of Mahncke and its surrounding neighborhood in all of its historical, physical, cultural and social aspects.
Content: The Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association Records span the years 1980 through 1994 and contain public documents, community newsletters, and other documents that illustrate the concerns of the Association.
Main Avenue High School Alumni Association
Creator: The Main Avenue High School Alumni Association was organized around 1979 to plan the 50th Anniversary reunions of the graduating classes of 1930-1932. Mary Carr-Paschal (Class of 1930) and Ben Shaver (Class of 1931) were the founders of the Main Avenue High School Alumni Association and Carr-Paschal served as one of the principal officers of the Association.
Content: The collection includes information about the school alumni associations and people connected to the Main Avenue High School Alumni Association. Items include correspondence, news clippings, yearbooks, alumni catalogs, alumni lists and addresses, flyers, photographs, newsletters, newspapers, meeting minutes and memoranda, programs and invitations, reports, song lyrics, cheers, and original poems and essays.
Man and Beast, Inc.
Creator: Man and Beast, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to address animal welfare issues in San Antonio, Texas. The primary objective of the agency is to improve the quality of life for people and animals through a program of education and responsible action.
Content: The collection spans the years 1968-2004 and includes letters, photographs, educational pamphlets, newspaper articles, financial documents, event planning documents, contracts, and surveys.
Creator: Helen McAllister was a member of Church Women United in Texas.
Content: Helen McAllister papers spans the years 1977-2000 and contains materials related Church Women United. The material includes state and national assemblies, Bible studies, newsletters, some programs and audiocassettes, a VHS tape, slides, and other assorted miscellaneous material.
Creator: Michael McGowan resides in San Antonio and worked as an activist with the city's LGBTQ community. McGowan served on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center San Antonio (GLCCSA), as the Political Action Coordinator for the San Antonio Equal Rights Political Caucus (SAERPC), and as President of the San Antonio chapter of Log Cabin Republicans.
Content: The Entrapment Operations in San Antonio Parks Collection was brought together by Michael McGowan while serving on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center San Antonio. The collection is comprised of printed materials that chronicle entrapment operations of San Antonio police and park rangers in the city's parks. Also in the collection are records covering efforts by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center to stop entrapment actions and assist some of those arrested in park undercover operations. The collection has been arranged into the following series: correspondence, court records, Liberty Legal Defense Fund records, San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) records, newsclippings, and assorted materials.
Creator: Pleas McNeel has been involved in using various forms of media to educate and network people concerned about environmental protection in San Antonio and the south-central region of Texas, through publishing a monthly newspaper, the Eagle-Bone Whistle, helping establish public radio and public-access cable TV, and through projects on the Internet.
Content: The bulk of the material includes reports, programs, studies, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, broadsides, educational material, and videocassettes pertaining to cable and local television and radio companies. Also included is the Eagle Bone Whistle newspaper.
Mexican American Democrats of Texas.
Creator: In December 1975 Mexican American Democrats of Texas was formed to provide a formal structure to make gains for Mexican Americans in the Democratic Party.
Content: The records of the Mexican American Democrats of Texas (MAD) contain correspondence, minutes, clippings and other materials relating to the political and social activism of Eugene and Sylvia Rodriguez, charter members of MAD.
Michel, Joseph, 1922-2003
Creator: Dr. Joseph Michel was the first Dean of Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Fulbright Scholar and lectured and contributed to programs in Chile, Denmark, England, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. He became UTSA's Dean of Multidisciplinary Studies in 1973, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Before coming to UTSA, Michel served as the director of the Foreign Language Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 1962-1973.
Content: The collection includes class notes and articles, videos, college papers written by Michel, syllabi, bibliographies, notes on lectures, photographs, clippings, correspondence, awards and other certificates of accomplishment, a gavel, and the blueprints of Michel's house.
Milk, Robert D.
Creator: Robert D. Milk was Professor and Department Chair of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Bilingual-Bicultural Studies.
Content: The Robert D. Milk Papers include correspondence, grant proposals, conference materials, research files, subject files, reports, publications and university service administration, teaching, and committee work.
Milligan, Bryce, 1953-.
Creator: Bryce Milligan is the author of three volumes of poetry, five historical novels, and more than 2,000 articles. He is the publisher/editor of Wings Press and former director of the literature program at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Content: The bulk of the collection documents Milligan's work in the literary community through book projects, poetry chapbooks, book fair materials and correspondence.
Mission City Business and Professional Women's Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: Mission City Business and Professional Women's Club offers a nurturing and supportive environment to working women as they travel their career paths. They offer educational resources and programs for both our members and our community so that they may continue to expand the frontiers of justice and equality for all.
Content: Mission City Business and Professional Women's Club records Primarily consists of correspondence, minutes, membership materials and newsletters.
Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: As the site of one of San Antonio's first centralized wastewater treatment projects, Mitchell Lake spent most of the 20th century as a sewage collection site. The lake is positioned on a natural migratory bird route and serves as a resting point for tens of thousands of birds each year, who continued to frequent the shallow wetlands despite the sewage. By the time discharge of raw or partially treated effluent was discontinued in 1987, Mitchell Lake was recognized as a world-class bird-watching site. Bird watchers come from all over the world to see the unique variety of birds that visit there. Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society was a support group that assisted San Antonio Water System in protecting and developing Mitchell Lake as a bird and wildlife sanctuary.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records, including correspondence, minutes, reports and financial records. Also included are typescript drafts, research materials and photographs.
Creator: James Morgan (1787-1866) was a Texas pioneer, merchant, land speculator and Commander at Galveston during the Texas Revolution (1835-1836). He first came to Texas in 1830. In 1834, during the feverish era of speculation just prior to the Texas Revolution, Morgan organized an ambitious land venture called the New Washington Association.
Content: The collection is comprised of twenty-eight documents and letters. All but two of the documents were written before 1841. Most of the documents are related to Morgan and the establishment of the New Washington Association. Many of the documents bear Morgan’s own notes and docketing; some of them are his drafts or retaining copies.
National Association for Bilingual Education (U.S.)
Creator: NABE supports the education of English language learners through: professional development language learners; partnerships with other civil rights and education organizations to fight for the interests of language minority students; lobbying at federal and state levels to ensure adequate funding of all programs that serve English language learners; grassroots advocacy to mobilize parents and communities on behalf of educational excellence and equity; and campaigns to educate the public about the effectiveness of bilingual education.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, administrative files, legislative lobbying materials, audio-visual materials, photographs, and materials relating to the administration of NABE's conferences.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women. San Antonio Chapter
MS 108 - A Guide to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. San Antonio Chapter Records, 1995-2012
Creator: Chartered in 1996, the San Antonio Chapter of National Coalition of Black Women, Inc., strives to positively influence the lives of young African American females in San Antonio and to empower African American women in general, to reach their highest potential. The founding Chapter President was Texas State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. The San Antonio chapter participates in community programs related to their mission. Its members also mentor in local elementary and middle schools to help young girls plan and eventually meet their career goals. Coalition members also hold Children's Community Health Fairs twice a year to promote a proactive approach to good health within the African American community. The chapter's signature event is the Candace Awards Gala to recognize achievements of African American women, and of men who have demonstrated unique support of African American women.
Content: Bylaws, financial reports, historical narratives, meeting minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, event programs and photographs document the San Antonio Chapter's formation, administrative functions, membership, events and programs during its first five years of existence.
National Council of Jewish Women, Houston Section
Content: The Houston Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, active between 1963 and 1965, helped organize a literacy program in Houston, Texas, volunteered with a juvenile delinquency rehabilitation program, collected school supplies for children in Israel, supported Civil Rights issues, and helped a Jewish Community Center conduct a survey on housing for the aged. The records reflect a brief period of time during which this Texas group had problems maintaining an active membership and received guidance and support from regional officers (called field representatives and section advisors). The Records are arranged by format, which include correspondence, minutes, newsletters and a report.
National Council of Jewish Women. San Antonio Section
Creator: The San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is dedicated in the spirit of Judaism to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities on a local, national and international level.
Content: The collection spans the years 1907 through 2006 and consists of administrative records, clippings, scrapbooks and printed materials.
National Organization for Women. San Antonio Chapter.
MS 10 - A Guide to the San Antonio Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, 1970-1998
Creator: The San Antonio chapter of the National Organization for Women (SANOW) was formed in 1970 and chartered on February 3, 1971. As it states in its by-laws, the purpose of SANOW is to promote the role and rights of women in the mainstream American society with the freedom from discrimination based on marital status, parenthood, and sexual preference. SANOW works towards this mission through a variety of political and educational activities.
Content: Newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, legal documents, petitions and printed material document the activities and concerns of SANOW. Administrative records are few, most of the materials are related to feminist issues and causes pursued by the group.
National Organization for Women. Texas Chapter.
Creator: Texas NOW strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work-place, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure areproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; promote equality and justice in our society.
Content: The Texas National Organization for Women records consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, bylaws, newsletters, subject and project files, advertising and fundraising materials, membership records, various printed materials and videocassettes.
Negley, Laura Burleson, 1890-1973
Creator: Laura Burleson Negley was the first woman from Bexar County elected to the Texas legislature. Richard Negley founded Negley Paint Company and was director of Alamo National Bank in San Antonio. The couple had 3 sons, two of whom lost their lives in World War II.
Content: The collection primarily consists of correspondence between Laura Burleson Negley and her immediate family members. These papers show the social and business ties that the family maintained in San Antonio, and illustrate the etiquette and social customs of the time. The papers also personalize the war experience (WWII) and its impact on families in San Antonio.
Nolte, Eugene Sr. 1869-1933
Creator: Eugene Nolte, Sr. was also a successful businessman in the community of Seguin. He served as President of both the Merchants Ice and Cold Storage Company and the Seguin Milling and Power Company. He also succeeded his father as head of the banking firm E. Nolte &amp;amp; Sons, one of the earliest banking firms in Seguin.Eugene "Mike" Nolte, Jr., like his father, was a powerful voice in the Republican Party and a prosperous businessman.
Content: This collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs. Most of the material is from Eugene Nolte Sr.'s years as Republican State Executive Committee Chairman from 1921 to 1933. Eugene Nolte Jr. is also prominent in the collection. In addition to Republican Party activities, the material also documents the business and other activities of the Nolte family in the community of Seguin Texas.
Nye, Naomi Shihab
Creator: Naomi Shihab Nye has published several books of poetry, writings for children, and the young adult novel Habibi, and wrote as a columnist for Organica: A Magazine of Art and Activism. Nye has also worked as a visiting writer in schools at all grade levels. Her university teaching experience includes the University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Nye received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has won several awards, including four Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a National Book Award Finalist in 2002.
Content: Collection includes the typescripts, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and other pre-publication forms of the writings of poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye. Writings include early and revised drafts of poems, essays, and other writings. Published work is supplemented by hundreds of unpublished poems. These working papers are accompanied by notebooks dating back to Nye's high school years, an extensive correspondence file with authors, editors, publishers, family members and fans, copies of her publications in book form, and her contributions to books and journals. Also present is extensive material about Nye, including audiovisual materials, work relating to her teaching in public schools, and photographs.
Odom, Marianne and Gaylon Finklea Young
Creator: Businesses that Built San Antonio was published in 1985 by Living Legacies in anticipation of the approaching 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial. The text of the book is based on oral history interviews with more than 50 business spokespeople.
Content: The Businesses that Built San Antonio collection is comprised of the source material for the book of the same name. Included are oral history interviews and transcripts, company histories, correspondence and assorted printed material.
Opera Guild of San Antonio
Creator: The Opera Guild of San Antonio was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit educational and charitable association to promote the awareness of opera and encourage its growth.
Content: The Opera Guild of San Antonio Records include correspondence, reports, minutes, agendas, scrapbooks, invitations, brochures, photographs, ephemera, and yearbooks and documents the public and administrative activities of the group.
Order of the Damas de Galvez
Creator: Order of the Damas de Galvez is a women's unit of equal status to the men's Order of Granaderos de Galvez. Both are patriotic organizations dedicated to honoring the memory of General Bernardo de Galvez and other Spaniards who aided American Colonies during the War for Independence.
Content: Records include founding records, minutes, meetings, treasurer's reports, annual membership rosters, and correspondence concerning donations and events. The bulk of the records document the organization's functions during the 1990s.
Pals Social Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Pals Social Club was conceived in 1925 as a way to mentor young African American women. Each year they hold a Debutante Presentation Ball to introduce that year's selected coterie. The African American women selected for the debutante coterie are college students and leaders who represent the club's moral and ethical standards.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs. Also included are 80th and 90th anniversary books.
Pan American League (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Pan American League, established in 1947, is a benevolent organization of women who are dedicated to enhancing the general welfare and well-being of San Antonio residents in the areas of health care, education, and leadership development.
Content: The bulk of the 5.5 linear foot collection consists of minutes, membership materials, financial records, scrapbooks and other assorted materials.
Pan American Round Table of San Antonio
Content: The organizational records of The Pan American Round Table of San Antonio consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, programs and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group. Most strongly documented are the initial years of the movement, when Florence Terry Griswold was Director, 1916-1941. Of note, the records include an extensive and rich collection of printed material, primarily bulletins, booklets, and Pan American Union publications, related to Panamericanism, Mexico, and Latin America prior to 1950.
Pan American Round Tables of Texas
Creator: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas (PARTT) is a state-level nonprofit woman's organization, providing leadership to twenty-one local tables in Texas. It is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, noncommercial and nonfederated organization. The purpose of the Pan American Round Tables is to acquaint members with the language, geography, history, literature, arts, culture, and customs of the republics of the Western Hemisphere, with the objective to foster mutual understanding, knowledge, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Content: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records span the years 1919-2009 and include correspondence, minutes, newsletters, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, conference programs, a flag, and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group.
Patriot Heights Residents Association
Creator: Patriot Heights is a planned community located at 5000 Fawn Meadow, San Antonio, Texas 78240 that offers a choice of living arrangements for senior citizens.
Content: The Patriot Heights Residents Association Records contain documents concerning the rules, programs and healthcare operations of the Patriot Heights living community.
Peace, John Robert.
Creator: John Robert Peace, Jr. (1917-1974) was a Texas lawyer and public official. He served on the University of Texas Board of Regents from 1967-1973 (Chair, 1971-1973). He is credited with being a driving force in the establishment of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Peace also was an avid collector of Texana, and he amassed a collection of about 900 books and 500 manuscripts, some dating back to the 1700s. The manuscript of José Enrique de la Peña, popularly known as the De la Peña diary, first appeared publicly in 1955 under the title La Rebelión de Texas. The manuscript was edited and published by Jesús Sánchez Garza, a Mexico City antiquities dealer.
Content: The collection is comprised of materials collected by John R. Peace, Jr. Materials document Texas history, including the publication of the De la Peña diary (La Rebelión de Texas). Historical manuscripts comprise more than 350 documents--both original manuscripts and printed material--related to Texas history, concentrating on the periods before 1860. The Rebelión de Texas collection is comprised of original documents and typescripts, as well as copies of manuscript and typescript documents related to the publication of La Rebelión de Texas. The documents consist of historical manuscripts, copies and transcriptions of original documents, dated 1825-1840. Other documents, mostly undated but circa 1954, consist of letters, newspaper articles, transcriptions, drafts and notes probably created or used by Sánchez Garza for the publication.
Creator: Albar Peña served as a professor in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at UTSA beginning in 1973 until his death in 1993. He was the first president of the National Association for Bilingual Education, twice served as the president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, he was selected as U.S. representative at the International Colloquium in Bilingualism and Biculturalism, Paris, France, and he was also selected as chairman of the National Advisory Panel to the National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education. The Albar Peña Papers consist of 16.2 feet of archival materials spanning the years 1952-1997 and includes correspondence, teaching materials, research files, awards, publications, and conference materials that document the professional activities of Albar Peña.
Creator: Albert A. Peña was born on the west side of San Antonio on December 15, 1917. A self-proclaimed "Chicano Activist," Judge Peña has been actively involved in a wide range of liberal social causes, particularly in defending and advancing the rights of Mexican-Americans, throughout his legal and political career.
Content: This collection of papers reflects many of Judge Peña's interests and his involvement in local and national Democratic party politics. Although the collection dates from 1952-1977, the bulk of the materials cover Peña's tenure as Bexar County Commissioner from 1956-1972.
Creator: Carmen Perry was the first Special Collections Librarian in the Library of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She held this position from 1974 until her retirement in 1981. She was named a fellow by the Texas State Historical Association subsequent to the 1975 publication of With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution, her translation of the De la Peña diary (La Rebelión de Texas).
Content: The collection spans the years 1973 through 1988 and documents Perry's tenure as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library, the publication of Perry's With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution, and subsequent primary source research in Spain. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, manuscripts for publication, photographs, clippings, and other materials.
Perry, Garland A.
Creator: Garland A. Perry is the author of An American Saga: William George Hughes, 1859-1902: A Pioneer Texas Rancher, His Life, His Times, His Story and the author and photographer of Historic Images of Boerne, Texas.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, research files, correspondence, calenders, scrapbooks and family papers.
Perry, George, 1953-.
Creator: George Perry is a neuroscientist and Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a leading researcher in the field of Alzheimer's disease.
Content: The George Perry Papers include correspondence, email, grant files, committee files, drafts, laboratory notes, conference files, and slides that document his academic career and research activities primarily related to the cytopathology of Alzheimer's disease.
Creator: During World War II, Lucie Petri ran hotels in Paris for American women serving overseas. She served as president of the New York unit of the Women's Overseas Service League and in 1967, Petri was elected national president of the organization. During the late1940s, Petri served as president of the overseas division of the National Council of Catholic Women.
Content: The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, clippings, and assorted Women's Overseas Service League (WOSL) materials.
Phi Sigma Society. Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio)
UA 2.01.01 - A Guide to the Phi Sigma Society: Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio) Records, 1974-1975
Creator: The Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society, a national honorary science fraternity, was established at the University of Texas at San Antonio in October 1974. The chapter was the first registered student organization at the University of Texas at San Antonio and included 36 faculty members and students. The chapter's first president was Dennis Perrota.
Content: The collection comprises a spiral-bound booklet prepared by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society. The materials in the booklet document the establishment, development, and activities of the student chapter from 1974 through 1975. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, a written history, an application to the society, a petition for the establishment of the chapter, by-laws, a registration form for student organizations at UTSA, a list of officers, photographs of the initiation and installation ceremony, a press release and news coverage of the establishment of the chapter, and flyers advertising the chapter's events.
Phillips, Linda, and Phillips, Cynthia.
Creator: Linda and Cynthia Phillips were married in Dallas in 1958. Over the years, the couple became prominent within the transgender community of Central and South Texas. Linda and Cynthia also became affiliated with many transgender organizations. The most notable was the Boulton and Park Society of San Antonio, which the couple joined shortly after its formation in 1986. They also had a strong presence in the San Antonio community as the primary organizers of the Texas "T" Party, a Boulton and Park-sponsored event that became the largest annual convention for crossdressers in the nation. The Phillips gained national exposure in the early 1990s following their appearances on major television talk shows. Much of their time during the 1990s was dedicated to educating the public and other members of the transgender community on their experiences as a transgender couple.
Content: The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers document the couple's attempt to educate other transgender singles and couples based on experience gained in their own relationship. Additionally, the collection reflects the Phillips' active involvement in raising awareness of the transgender culture among the general population. Included are newsletters, articles, announcements, pamphlets, papers, magazines, and correspondence collected by the couple during the time of their association with the Boulton and Park Society. The materials are arranged in series by function, with Boulton and Park Society making up the bulk of the collection.
Pierre Duval Hair Studio (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Pierre Duval Hair Studio was opened by Jesse Duval Arrambide and Robert Pierre Teander in San Antonio, Texas in the early 1970s. For their collaboration with the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse in San Antonio owned by actor Earl Holliman, Jesse and Robert became known as the "hairdressers to the stars." In addition to visiting actors appearing at the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse, many Fiesta queens and their families relied on Pierre Duval Hair Studio.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of albums containing photographs and playbills from the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse, autographed stills of actors, as well photographs taken at the home of Jesse and Robert.
Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas.
Content: The records of Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas, 1896-2008, document the organization's operation from its formation, including administrative activities, programs and services offered to local and regional communities, how public opinion of the San Antonio organization changed, and regional and national developments of sexual and family issues.
Creator: This collection primarily consists of Polunsky's movie review manuscripts, interview videos and research materials. The bulk of the collection is interviews on Betacam video.
Content: Bob Polunsky has been a film critic in San Antonio since 1953 and was the first critic in San Antonio to broadcast on both radio and television.
Porter, Arrie Barnes.
Creator: Nubian Notes was a quarterly magazine published in San Antonio, Texas with a circulation of 3,500 that addressed the importance of history in the African American community. Eight volumes were published from 1995-1996 with Arrie Barnes Porter as editor and Nicholas Barrón II as graphic designer.
Content: The collection consists of 4 volumes of Nubian Notes, correspondence, advertising materials, photographs, news clippings and Arrie Barnes Porter's notebook.
Porter, R. H.
Creator: R. H. Porter, former president of the Steck Company of Austin, Texas and Texas Confederate history enthusiast, gathered a collection of approximately one thousand Texas Confederate and Civil War items.
Content: The collection consists of ephemera, photographs (mostly reproductions), manuscripts, government documents, rare books (originals and photocopies), and pamphlets. While books form the largest portion of the collection, materials also include ephemera, photographs (mostly reproductions), manuscripts, government documents, photocopies of rare books, and pamphlets.
Purdy, Virginia "Ginger"
Creator: Purdy has been involved in the founding and leadership of numerous women's organization in the San Antonio area. Purdy formulated her ideas of the "middle woman" in 1996 book, which has a foreward by Ann Richards, Come On In, There's Room For US All: Finding Your Place in the Women's Movement; Finally! The Middle Woman Speaks Up &amp;amp; Out.
Content: The bulk of this collection consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence, project files, brochures and VHS cassettes documenting Purdy's work with Network Power/Texas along with her other projects.
Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-2012
Creator: Jacinto Quirarte was a professor emeritus and former Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). As an art historian, he concentrated on Pre-Columbian art history. In addition to numerous articles, Quirarte wrote The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions, which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. He was also the author of Mexican American Artists and Izapan Style Art--A Study of Its Form and Meaning.
Content: The collection spans the years 1966 through 1998 and includes correspondence, papers, speeches, articles, manuscripts for publication, typescripts, galley proofs, photographs, and other materials.
Creator: Francille Radmann was a job search trainer for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) between 1971 and 1999. In this state-funded position she taught people basic job search and interviewing skills. When the TEC was reformed into the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in 1996, many employees were concerned with the outcome of the transition, and what it would mean for state employee benefits and jobs. During and after the transition, Radmann was involved in state workers rights issues, and held membership in the Texas State Employees Union for the Communication Workers of America. She also lobbied against Texas state legislation that would decrease benefits for state workers and would allow the privatization of jobs currently held by state workers.
Content: The collection spans the years 1969 through 1999 and documents Francille Radmann's work for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) and state workers' concerns that resulted from the transition of the Texas Employment Commission to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The collection includes correspondence, legislative materials, manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, office files, personnel records, reports, and other documents related to Radmann's work and activism.
Rainbow Garden Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Rainbow Garden Club is an LGBT organization devoted to broadening member's knowledge about plants, gardening and landscape design. The club was founded in 1996 in San Antonio, Texas.
Content: The bulk of the collection is an incomplete run of the Rainbow Garden Club's newsletter, Rainbow Gazette. Also included in the collection are membership materials and select correspondence and meeting minutes.
Creator: The Redford family moved from Canada to the Texas Hill Country in 1877.
Content: These diaries contain a regular entries regarding weather conditions and community matters.
Retama Park (Selma, Tex.)
Creator: Retama Park is a horse racing track located in Selma, Texas. The track opened in April 1995 and has a mission-style five-level grandstand.
Content: This collection is comprised of clippings, reports and correspondence.
Creator: William Louis and Emma Frances Solcher Richter opened the first Richter's Bakery in downtown San Antonio, Texas in 1882. In 1912, W.L. Richter expanded business again when he bought the Butter Krust franchise. Eventually, Richter built a modern plant to accommodate increased demand. By 1920, Richter had built another plant across the street, which was able to produce 110,000 to 150,000 loaves a day. The Richter's Bakeries corporation was dissolved in 1997.
Content: The Richter's Bakery collection consists of photographs, microfilms, and a written history of the San Antonio bakery and its proprietors, William Louis Richter and Emma Solcher Richter.
Riddle, Katharine P.
Creator: Katharine "Kittu" Riddle’s work has consisted of helping others, whether as a missionary, or serving on committees and boards, most of which were for women- and children-based programs or initiatives.
Content: The Katharine Riddle Papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, clippings, proposals, proofs, galley pages, programs, and newsletters. Of note are assorted publications and articles by Katharine Riddle.
Rogers Title Company
Creator: Founded in 1990, Rogers Title Company of San Antonio, TX does business in insurance agencies and brokerages, and title insurance under the name of AmeriPoint Title.
Content: Title records of Rogers Title Company arranged by street name and lot number.
Salas, Mario Marcel
Creator: Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio's African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations United for Eastside Development, Black Coalition on Mass Media, and Frontline 2000. He was elected to the City Council of San Antonio in 1997, where he served two full terms as Representative for District 2.
Content: The collections spans the years 1968 through 2014 and consists of personal and subject files spanning a wide range of Salas's interests. The collection includes biographical information, personal correspondence and writings, campaign materials and documents from Salas's City Council career. Other items include information about organizations, people, photographs, publications, topics and events of interest to Salas, such as revolutionary and progressive political movements in the U.S. and abroad, police brutality, and political prisoners.
Salinas, Daniel, 1921-1999.
Creator: Daniel Salinas was one of the first Mexican-Americans to enlist in the Army Air Force in 1942, at the age of 21. After completion of his military training he was sent to Italy where he flew 76 missions during World War II. Upon returning to the United States he married Ana Maria Salinas and moved to San Antonio, Texas; they lived there for a short time before returning to Laredo, Texas. After moving back to Laredo, Daniel Salinas worked for his uncle at Salinas Department Store. He eventually went on to open his own store, Salinas Variety Store. He also worked as an accountant for three firms in Laredo.
Content: The Daniel Salinas Papers span the years 1937-1999 (with the bulk of the materials dating 1943-1945) and is comprised of military and personal papers. Materials include photographs, correspondence, training manuals, government documents, yearbooks, obituary notices, newspaper clippings, postcards, records of business transactions, and a Certificate of Baptism.
San Antonio 100
Creator: San Antonio 100 (SA100) is an organization established in 1984 by seven San Antonio women who participated in the 1983 pilot program of Leadership Texas, a forum designed to prepare women for the reponsibilties of leadership at all levels of public service. The purpose of SA100 is to establish and maintain a membership of at least 100 professional, social, and community women leaders dedicated to making a positive impact upon San Antonio.
Content: The records consist of correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, printed material, financial material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the foundation, daily function, and monthly meetings of this San Antonio women's organization.
San Antonio and Casino Clubs
Creator: The Casino Association, San Antonio's first social club, was formed in 1854 and incorporated in 1857. It was formed to promote cultural and literary activities in the city. At the same time, the club was to provide a place of social communication between members. Membership was initially limited to ethnic German men but commissioned U.S. military officers in San Antonio had a standing invitation to be guests at the club. Over time, the membership of the club broadened but the Casino Association was where the elite of San Antonio's German community gathered. Prominent members of the club included Conrad A. Goeth and Albert and Ernst Steves. Much of the club's early business and conversation was conducted in German. In 1925, the Casino Association was consolidated with the San Antonio Club, a literary society formed in 1882. Together the clubs formed the San Antonio and Casino Clubs, also known as the San Antonio-Casino Club. The San Antonio-Casino Club was dissolved around 1950.
Content: The collection contains correspondence, articles of incorporation, account books, mortgage notes, financial and legal records, and guest lists, which document the activities of the members and officers of the San Antonio and Casino Clubs. The correspondence and the activities of long time Club President Conrad A. Goeth (also a San Antonio attorney and Judge) are well documented here.
San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts
Creator: Founded in 1924, the San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts serves girls in twenty-one counties in the San Antonio area.
Content: The records of San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts document the organization through correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, scrapbooks and printed materials, including several issues of the group's magazine, Scout About. The materials present a glimpse of general business activities carried out by board and committee members. In this respect, the records show major changes that occurred within the organization over time. The collection also offers information on the council's programs and activities, which include events in San Antonio, and camp activities in the surrounding area.
San Antonio Area Retired Teachers Association.
Creator: Founded in 1952, San Antonio Area Retired Teachers Association (SAARTA) is an organization for retired public school and higher education employees. SAARTA is part of the Texas Retired Teacher Association, which advocates for the pension benefits and well-being of education retirees.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of meeting minutes and financial records, in the form of Treasurer's Reports. Also present are newsletters, handbooks and scrapbooks.
San Antonio Bar Auxiliary
Creator: San Antonio Bar Auxiliary, a component of the San Antonio Bar Association, awards annual scholarships to law students and legal assistants, gives tours of the courthouse to schools and other groups, and conducts a Courthouse Appreciation Project.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of minutes, reports, correpondence, newsletters and event planning materials.
San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah
Creator: The San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah is a non-profit Zionist organization supporting the improvement of health services in the Jewish homeland of Israel. The San Antonio organization also seeks to educate Americans on Jewish traditions and culture.
Content: The collection contains histories, minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material, yearbooks, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, and sound recordings. Together, the records document the local chapter's organizational history.
San Antonio Council for the Cooperation of Engineering and Scientific Societies
MS 181 - Inventory of the San Antonio Council for the Cooperation of Engineering and Scientific Societies records, 2003-2005
Creator: The San Antonio Council for the Cooperation of Engineering and Scientific Societies (SACCESS) is a forum to facilitate communication and coordination between local chapters of engineering and scientific professional societies.
Content: This collection consists of correspondence, programs, meeting minutes, fliers, photographs and assorted printed material.
San Antonio Council of Presidents, Inc.
MS 285 - Inventory of the San Antonio Council of Presidents, Inc. records, 1985-2008 (bulk 1999-2005)
Creator: The San Antonio Council of Presidents is an organization of presidents from a variety of non-profit and civic organizations within the city of San Antonio who meet monthly to share information.
Content: The collection consists of membership applications, membership cards, membership directories, meeting records and historical files.
San Antonio Express-News
Creator: The San Antonio Express-News has the longest history of continuous publication among the English-language newspapers of San Antonio.
Content: The original negatives archived in this collection chronicle the history of San Antonio from 1950 to 1990 through the eyes of the San Antonio Express-News' staff photographers. Popular topics include civil-rights campaigns, political campaigns, and holiday celebrations. This collection is made up of approximately 800,000 images.
San Antonio Fair, Inc.
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 04. Entertainment Department, 1965-1968
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 05: Visitor and Exhibitor Relations Department, 1962-1968
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 06: Site Development Department, 1962-1968
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 07: Public Relations Department, 1960-1976
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 08: Printed Materials, Scrapbooks, and Other Volumes, 1963-1968
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 09: Trinity University Library Administrative Records, 1968-1973
MS 31 - A Guide to the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records. Series 11: Oversize Architectural Drawings, Blueprints, and Plans, undated
Creator: San Antonio Fair, Inc., incorporated in December 1962 to formally organize the planning, fundraising and designing of HemisFair '68 (the 1968 World's Fair) in San Antonio, Texas.
Content: The records of the San Antonio Fair, Inc., document the planning, lobbying, financing and construction of HemisFair '68. The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, committee reports, financial records, newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, photographic materials, blueprints, maps and plats, artwork, oral history interview transcripts, scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, and audiovisual materials (film and sound recordings). Most of the records predate the opening of the fair.
San Antonio Founders Day.
Creator: San Antonio Founders Day mission is to honor the more than 20 cultural groups and outstanding individuals who shaped our San Antonio heritage and to stimulate interest in reading and learning about our history and heritage in the context of the history of Texas, the nation and the world.
Content: The bulk of this collection consists of articles, brochures, correspondence, fund-raising materials, and programs.
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
MS 126 - A Guide to the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records, 1931-2008 (bulk 1985-2005)
Creator: The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the oldest organization of its type in the United States, having been originally chartered by five local businessmen from Bexar County as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce on May 31, 1929. Its purpose was to encourage and promote trade and cultural relations between San Antonio and Mexico, to disseminate data and information relevant to the San Antonio business community, and to provide technical assistance to the business community in the form of seminars, workshops, and trade shows. In 1987 the Mexican Chamber was renamed the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In the early 1990's the Hispanic Chamber was recognized as a critical component in negotiating the many compromises which made NAFTA possible. In recent years the chamber's role has broadened to include advocacy on behalf of small, minority- and woman-owned businesses.
Content: The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records include materials that reflect the history, work and policies of the Chamber between 1931 and 2008. Documents include correspondence, membership directories, yearbooks, bylaws, newspaper clippings, press releases, newsletters, photographs, meeting notes, reports, DVD's, a plaque, and scrapbooks.
San Antonio Junior Forum
Creator: The San Antonio Junior Forum was a private, nonprofit service and welfare organization, in San Antonio from 1959 to 1999. San Antonio Junior Forum, founded in 1961, is a private, nonprofit service and welfare organization that contributes to the San Antonio community. Members volunteer for local service projects, learn about new projects, are knowledgeable of area needs, and help raise funds that are distributed to charities and other organizations in the San Antonio area. Their other notable project is creation and sales of two cookbooks: Celebrate San Antonio and Clean Your Plate: Dishes for Every Occasion. Profits allow the San Antonio Junior Forum to purchase equipment, supplies, and other items for local charities and welfare organizations. They also allow SAJF to provide scholarships to area San Antonio high school students who plan to continue their education at a college or university.
Content: The records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, articles of incorporation, bylaws, newsletters, financial materials, invitations, policies and procedures, officer and committee information, membership lists, photographs, and yearbooks and are grouped into four series: Administrative, Fundraising, Service and Welfare, and addition of November 2008 (Acc. 2008-067) .
San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly (SALGA)
Content: The San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Assembly (SALGA), 1990-1998, was organized to bring together lesbian and gay organizations, businesses, and individuals to network for mutual support, share and disperse information, educate and serve the community as a whole and to promote the social welfare of, eliminate discrimination and prejudice against and defend the human and civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
San Antonio Mother's Service Organization
Creator: The San Antonio Mother's Service Organization was formed in 1945 to curb juvenile delinquency and positively affect youth through cooperation between the home and the community. The organization was the first African American group of Christian women to get a state charter for a local club. Activities of the group included four annual events: Fellowship Dinner, Pink Tea, Annual Sit-In, and a musical. The organization has contributed to and supported several charities.
Content: The collection spans the years 1945 through 1998 and includes legal documents, correspondence, event programs, membership rosters, minutes, newsclippings, newsletters, and a scrapbook. The collection documents the membership, fundraising activities, and functions of the San Antonio Mother's Service Organization.
San Antonio Music Teachers Association.
Creator: Founded in 1915, professionalism and quality teaching have continued to be the purpose of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association for over eight decades.
Content: The San Antonio Music Teachers Association records include administration materials, correspondence, financial records, convention materials, awards, publications, programs, gavel, plaque, yearbooks and one photograph and a negative.
San Antonio Performing Arts Association
Creator: The San Antonio Performing Arts Association was a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the presentation of outstanding national and international dance, theatre and music.
Content: The bulk of this collection documents the events and performances that the association organized and staged through correspondence, planning materials, photographs, promotional materials, programs, clippings and assorted ephemera.
San Antonio Rifle Association
Creator: Founded in 1857 as a rifle club, the San Antonio Schuetzen Verein (directly translated as San Antonio Shooting Club), held target shooting matches in the rural communities around the San Antonio area.
Content: The collection comprises 9 ledgers, dating 1891 to 1917, detailing the results of the shooting matches held in towns in the San Antonio area, as well as information regarding dues paid by the different communities' gun clubs.
San Antonio River Authority.
Creator: Formed in 1937 by the Texas State Legislature, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) conserves and protects the water supply in the San Antonio River basin in Bexar, Goliad, Karnes, and Wilson counties and manages flood control.
Content: The San Antonio River Authority records consist of reports, project materials, correspondence, maps, surveys, minutes and newsletters. Also included are newspaper clippings, photographs and theses.
San Antonio Water Works Company.
Creator: The original contract of the San Antonio Water Works Company was given to Jean Baptiste La Coste and associates on April 3, 1877. The company was to supply the City of San Antonio with water using the San Antonio River as a source.
Content: The bulk of the collection is financial records. Also included is a deed dated March 12, 1878.
San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame
Creator: The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame was established in 1984 by a Governor's Commission for Women appointed by Texas Governor Mark White. Twenty-nine women from throughout the state came together to recognize contributions made by women in Texas. The group established the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, and promoted events such as Women in Texas Today. Each city was urged to have a women's event recognizing local women and their contributions. The first event held was Women in Texas Today: A Local Contribution, whose goal was to recognize fifty outstanding San Antonio women in thirteen categories. In addition to nominating important women, the organization awards outstanding high school and college students.
Content: The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records consist of administrative records, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, and a time capsule. The collection documents the everyday business of the organization from its inception in 1984 to 2008.
San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce
Creator: The San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce (SAWCC) is an affiliate of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas (WCCT), the first state statewide women's chamber of commerce in the United States. Like the WCCT the SAWCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote growth and economic development of women and to achieve the integration of women into leadership roles within the social, political, and economic structures of the public and private spheres of society.
Content: The collection consists of board records, and documents related to projects, programs, and issues of concern. There is also a small section devoted to peripheral information about the larger state organization. The largest portion of the records in this collection are devoted to the organization's various programs and issues of concern such as providing women access to leadership roles within the social and political communities of San Antonio. Ephemera and videocassettes are also included in the collection.
San Antonio Women's Credit Union.
Creator: Founded in 1975, the San Antonio Women's Credit Union works to establish savings and good credit rations for financially struggling women in San Antonio.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, minutes, policies and reports.
Santos, John Phillip.
Creator: John Phillip Santos is a producer, journalist and author whose work examines intersecting concerns of media, culture, and identity. He was a program officer at the Ford Foundation and has produced over forty broadcast documentaries on culture, religion, politics and spirituality for CBS News. He is the author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1999, and The Farthest Home is in an Empire of Fire.
Content: The bulk of the materials include research notebooks, edited manuscripts (drafts for publication), reviews, clippings, and audiovisual materials including video tapes and sound recordings.
Creator: Dr. Santos’ educational background includes a doctoral degree in Public Health from the U.T. Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston; and graduate Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, Worden School of Social Service.
Content: This is a collection of books, scholarly articles, professional papers--published and unpublished--and poetry, related to issues of mental and physical health of Mexican Americans (or Chicanos), particularly women (or Chicanas).
Creator: Linda Kay Schott was an Associate Professor of History and American Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Schott was the driving force behind the establishment of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender at UTSA, now the UTSA Library's Archives and Special Collections Department. Before coming to UTSA, Schott worked as a history and humanities instructor at Southwest Texas State University and Texas Lutheran University. She is the author of Reconstructing Women's Thoughts: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom before World War II.
Content: The collection chiefly includes writings and teaching materials, with some personal items. Writings include Schott's dissertation, as well as numerous scholarly articles and a book manuscript pertaining to American history, with an emphasis on women's history. Teaching materials primarily document Schott's positions at Texas Lutheran University and Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and include Schott's notes, syllabi, articles, and general curriculum information. Personal items comprise correspondence, school papers, and newspaper clippings.
Creator: The Schriever Institute is a very small, non-profit, tax exempt Technology assessment and educational organization.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, reports, publications, presentations, transparencies, briefings and photographs.
Serie Print Project
Creator: This Austin-based, non-profit organization provides one to two weeks of free housing, serigraphy instruction, and use of serigraphy equipment to ten to fifteen artists per year. It was founded by printmaker Sam Coronado in 1993, and takes place at his Coronado Studio in Austin.
Content: The collection consists of 242 serigraphy prints made by 200 artists during their participation in the Serie Print Project between 1993 and 2009.
Creator: Dr. Benjamin Borroum Shaver, son of Lillie Terrell Shaver, was born in San Marcos, Texas, on June 17, 1914. The Shaver family moved to San Antonio when Benjamin Shaver turned twelve years old. Dr. Shaver was still a practicing physician at age 90 at the NABI Biomedical Center in San Antonio.
Content: The collection comprises a photograph album, a 1932 San Antonio Junior College yearbook, two loose photographs, and an invitation for a dance at the New York University gymnasium, dated 1903.
Shown, John, 1937-
Creator: The John Shown Collection documents Shown's work as an artist while living in San Antonio through journals, inventories, photographs, and slides depicting Shown's artwork. Also in the collection are issues of Forum magazine as well as photographs and print materials related to the publication.
Content: John Shown was an artist known for his collages and stitchery wall hangings. Shown created Forum magazine, an Artists Forum of Texas publication.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Alamo Chapter.
Creator: Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. The Alamo Chapter aims to serve the entire San Antonio scientific community.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of membership materials, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, guidebooks and newsletters.
Sinkin, Fay and Sinkin, William
Creator: William (Bill) and Fay Sinkin, both known for their longstanding commitment to civic issues, married in 1942, made their home in San Antonio, and raised two sons. William is recognized for his involvement in civic, banking and community activities that promote small business. Fay is recognized for her community activism, especially in the areas of public health and water issues.
Content: The William and Fay Sinkin Papers document the Sinkin's longstanding commitment to civic issues and include correspondence, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes, and date books. The collection has been organized into four series: William Sinkin, Fay Sinkin, Scrapbooks, Audiovisual materials.
Creator: Thomas Baker Slick, Jr. was an oilman, rancher, philanthropist, and founder of the Southwest Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
Content: The bulk of the collection represents the office files of Tom Slick and includes correspondence, reports, financial documents, minutes, project and subject files spanning from 1938-1962.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Texas
Creator: The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Texas, a state chapter of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, was founded in San Antonio, Texas on December 24, 1931. The goals of the Society are to join together people who share a common ancestry and to educate the public about the role of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact in the early history and development of the United States. The Texas chapter began when fourteen members convened the first meeting in San Antonio in December 1931. In addition to holding meetings and events and producing publications for members, the Mayflower Descendants have found ways to reach out to the community at large, notably through a Scholarship Fund for high school seniors graduating in Texas.
Content: The collection spans the years 1931 through 2003 and documents the activities of the state chapter and the duties performed by the Society's officers. Records include correspondence, legal documents, articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, membership ledgers and index cards, photographs, newsletters published by the Connecticut Society and some material connected with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. There is also a wooden chest used by the Texas Society to display its charter, the names of the charter members and other historical items.
Sons of the Republic of Texas
MS 71 - A Guide to the Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, 1555-1987
Content: The Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, collected by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, is made up of 5400 printed and manuscript documents, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides, predominantly written in Spanish, and ranging in date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The collection includes government documents, financial records, legal petitions, political and ecclesiastical decrees, wills and legal testaments, and personal and business letters. A broad array of topics is covered in the collection, including information on government, politics, finances, work, religion, social status, marriage and family, and numerous other subjects of social and historical interest.
Creator: The Sorosis Club was one of the earliest clubs in San Antonio, Texas, organized exclusively for women. On February 4, 1903, a group of women living in Government Hill, a San Antonio neighborhood near Fort Sam Houston, organized a study club in the home of Mrs. H. H. Richmond. Originally called the Government Hill Literary Society, the group changed its name to Sorosis Club in 1913 when women from other parts of the city began joining the group. The final Sorosis Club meeting was held in May 2000 at the end of their 1999-2000 club year.
Content: The collection spans the years 1923 through 1991 and provides information about the club's members and activities primarily through minutes, photographs, scrapbooks and yearbooks.
Spiro, Herbert J.
Creator: Herbert John Spiro was a noted educator in political science, a U.S. ambassador, and a candidate for public office. Spiro spent over a decade as a member of the faculty at Harvard, and taught political science at Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania and published thirteen books on government. From 1970-1975, Spiro was a senior member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. State Department, and under President Ford became ambassador to Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
Content: Correspondence, course work, notes, papers, classified files, audio and videotapes, photographs, literary manuscripts, and printed materials spanning 1946-1994 document Herbert J. Spiro's education and teaching career, military service, government service, and involvement in politics and political campaigns. The bulk of the collection consists of academia office files, correspondence, course notes and lecture notes from Spiro's teaching career at Harvard, Amherst, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Texas.
Stanley, Margaret King.
Creator: Margaret King Stanley has resided in San Antonio for much of her life where she has been heavily involved in the local performing arts community, including the San Antonio Performing Arts Association, San Antonio Opera Guild and the San Antonio Symphony.
Content: The majority of this collection documents Margaret King Stanley's extensive work within the San Antonio arts community. Material types present are planning materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, programs, brochures, audio tapes, photographs and assorted ephemera.
Steinfeldt, John Mathias
Creator: John Mathias Steinfeldt, known as the Dean of Texas Pianists, was a composer, pianist and organist and a Master-teacher. In San Antonio, he served as organist at the First Baptist church, San Fernando Cathedral and at Temple Beth-El. Steinfeldt gave lessons and encouraged the study of music throughout his career. He was president of the San Antonio College of Music, which he founded in 1920. He had four children with wife Vivia May Steinfeldt: Cecile, John Jr., Robert and Eric. Cecile and John Jr. were also accomplished musicians and taught for a few years at the San Antonio College of Music.
Content: Music scores, correspondence and scrapbooks, which contain clippings and other ephemera. The material, most of which dates from 1900-1954, documents events in the career and personal life of John M. Steinfeldt. The collection includes some of his musical compositions, including published works, drafts, sketches and fragments of his work. Some material also concerns the activities of his wife and children, particularly those of his daughter Cecile.
Stevens, Charles L. (Charles Lewellen), 1873-1946.
Creator: Charles Lewellen Stevens was born in 1873 in Cuba, New York. He was a musician, bandleader and vaudeville performer, and played with a number of musical groups including the San Antonio Band and the Beaumont Concert Band (he was also director). In addition, he served as Secretary-Treasurer of the San Antonio Musicians' Society, Local 23 of the American Federation of Musicians. From 1918 to 1943, Stevens worked for the San Antonio Police Department. He died in San Antonio in September 1946.
Content: Photographs, music scores, correspondence and news clippings concerning the activities of Charles L. Stevens and his family. Of particular note is the photographs series which contain portraits of several generations of the family. The family of Mr. Stevens' first wife, Minna Erbe Stevens is also well represented in the collection. Most of the material was produced during Mr. Stevens' lifetime (1873-1946).
Stewart Title Company
Creator: Stewart Title Company was a company that abstracted land titles. It was founded in the 1890s in Galveston, Texas, by Maco Stewart. The Stewart family incorporated under the name Stewart Title Guaranty Company in 1908 and two years later opened an office in Dallas. In 1911, the Stewarts established an office in San Antonio by leasing and later purchasing Bexar Abstract Company's records. Stewart Title Company went on to expand outside of Texas beginning in 1956.
Content: The Stewart Title Company Records are, in part, a compilation of the land records obtained by Stewart Title Company as a result of its acquisition of Bexar Abstract Company in 1911. The records also include the company's own land records which were built upon those acquired from 1911 forward. Additionally, there are some administrative and client records that were maintained by both Stewart Title and its parent companies.
Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio (SDSA)
Creator: The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio Records document the activities, events, and meetings of the Board of Directors and general membership. The records are comprised of correspondence, event materials, financial records, meeting minutes, planning documents, and assorted print materials.
Content: The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio's mission is to participate in political activities that create a strong and effective voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in local and state policy decisions.
Creator: Storyletters is an international publication of women’s writing founded, edited, and produced by Dr. Katharine Kittu Riddle. Riddle began the publication in 1993 to provide a place for women to contribute and share their stories. Issues of Storyletters contain poetry, correspondence, and true stories written and contributed by women from around the world.
Content: The records consist of a brief history, issues of Storyletters, correspondence, and publications. Collectively, the records document the lives and experiences of women from diverse cultures through their own writing. The collection also provides insight into readers' opinions and views on the publication.
Creator: The San Antonio River Walk Commission. David Straus Papers include meeting minutes for the San Antonio River Walk Commission, information about development projects, and history of the River Walk. An item of note in this collection is the Master plan for the creation of the River Walk and its expansion for HemisFair, the 1968 World's Fair.
Content: The San Antonio River Walk Commission was created to review and regulate development along the River Walk (Paseo Del Rio) and La Villita.
Stubblefield, Joe, 1944-2007
Creator: Joe Stubblefield worked as an architect in San Antonio, Texas, from 1972 until his death in 2007. His major architectural projects in the San Antonio area included the San Pedro Springs Park master plan, McAllister Fine Arts Center, St. Paul Square South Block improvements, San Antonio Police Officers Association, Borglum Studio Restoration, El Mirador Garden House, Via-Ellis Alley historic restoration, and Villas Del Norte alternative housing. Projects outside of San Antonio included the Nimitz Museum expansion in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the McFaddin Ward House Museum in Beaumont, Texas.
Content: The collection spans the years 1939 through 2007 and includes appointment books, sketchbooks documenting the architect's career, and assorted awards and diplomas.
Creator: Founded in 1975, Super Adults operate as a ministry of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The purpose of the organization is to offer any adult individual opportunity for Christian fellowship for learning, for increasing self-confidence and self-respect, for promoting friendship, for supervised travel and for participation in recreational activities.
Content: This collection consists of newsletters, calendars, membership rosters, event planning materials and limited photographs.
Swearingen, Winifred, 1868-1938 and Swearingen, Patrick Henry, 1865-1919.
Creator: Winifred Swearingen was a co-founder of the San Antonio Woman's Club in 1898 and involved in other San Antonio organization. Patrick Swearingen was a prominent attorney in San Antonio, with business in south Texas and Mexico.
Content: This collection is composed entirely of correspondence. The bulk of the correspondence is between Winifred McCraw and Patrick Henry Swearingen, but there are also letters from other family members and friends.
Target '90 / Goals for San Antonio.
Creator: Target '90/Goals for San Antonio was a comprehensive community planning organization created to implement strategies for meeting San Antonio's economic, cultural and social goals. This city-wide organization was designed to bring together diverse civic constituencies to carry out the goals developed by the Target '90 Commission and United San Antonio.
Content: The records of United San Antonio, 1977-1984, include committee records and correspondence as well as information about various conferences which were sponsored or attended by United San Antonio. Information detailing United San Antonio's work with other groups is also included. The records of Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio date from 1971 to 1992 but the bulk of the material is from 1982-1989.
Templeton, Arleigh B.
Creator: Arleigh B. Templeton was the first President of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served as President from 1970 through December 1972. Before coming to UTSA, he was President of Sam Houston State University, 1963-1970, and later served as President of the University of Texas at El Paso, retiring in 1980. Templeton began his career in education as a high school principal, school district superintendent, and President of Alvin Junior College.
Content: The collection includes clippings, correspondence, and scrapbooks documenting Arleigh B. Templeton's tenure as President of the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as some documentation of his presidencies at Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas at El Paso.
Terrell Hills (Texas)
Creator: The City of Terrell Hills is a residential community between Alamo Heights and Fort Sam Houston. In 1919, Dr. Fredrick Terrell sold the property to a group of San Antonio businessmen, who formed the Terrell Hills Community. This group established basic services in the area such as electricity. Terrell hills was incorporated as a town and elected a mayor in 1939. The City was established in 1957.
Content: The collection spans the years 1838 through 1956 and includes correspondence and other information about various projects and activities. Most of the material concerns the founding and early management, in the 1920s and 1930s, of the Community that would later become the City of Terrell Hills.
Terrett, Vivian Johnson Hamlin, 1903-2001
Creator: Vivian Johnson Hamlin Terrett spent most of her adult life as a resident of San Antonio, Texas, where she was an active member of civic and cultural organizations. Mrs. Terrett held a number of leadership positions in civic and historical preservation organizations. Positions included: Chairman, A Night in Old San Antonio, 1960-1961; President, San Antonio Conservation Society, 1961-1963 and 1971-1973; Director, Fiesta San Antonio Commission, 1961-1966; President, Texas State Historic Theatre Foundation of San Jose Mission, 1964; Vice-President, and founding member, San Antonio Arts Council, 1965-1966; President, Woman's Pavilion for HemisFair, 1966-1968; and Chairman, San Antonio Bicentennial Commission, 1975-1977. She received numerous citations for her work.
Content: Printed material, correspondence, reports, photographs, scrapbook material, and artifacts, 1966-90, document Vivian Johnson Hamlin Terrett's work in civic and cultural organizations in San Antonio, Texas, notably the Woman's Pavilion at HemisFair '68 and the San Antonio Bicentennial Commission. There are also personal items in the collection.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Creator: Texas Biomedical Research Institute began in 1941 as the Foundation of Applied Research (FAR) founded by noted San Antonio businessman and philanthropist Tom Slick. The Institute conducts medical research related to infectious diseases, cancer, heart disease, and neonatal diseases. The collection includes digitized publications of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute between 1953-2011.
Texas Lesbian Conference
Creator: The Texas Lesbian Conference was begun in 1988 as a way for lesbians to network, learn and share. The yearly conference was begun by a small group of women in Dallas, Texas. Over the years the conference featured speakers and workshops on coming out, dating, network building, maintaining relationships, health issues, political activism, spirituality, legal issues and financial matters.
Content: The bulk of the collection documents the yearly conferences and consists of correspondence, marketing materials, notes, questionnaires, programs, and research materials.
Texas Nurses Association. District 8
Creator: The Texas Nurses Association is a statewide membership-based association of registered nurses. Founded in 1907, TNA is the oldest professional nursing association in Texas.
Content: The Texas Nurses Association, District 8 Records span the years 1916 through 2007 and consist of administrative records, clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks and printed materials. The bulk of the materials in the collection are administrative records, much of which relate to a particular committee of the organization.
Texas Partners of the Americas
Creator: Texas Partners of the Americas is incorporated in the State of Texas as a non-profit organization: the first and largest state affiliate of Partners of the Americas, a private organization that develops leadership, understanding and opportunity in Latin American and the Caribbean through a network of volunteers. Texas Partners of the Americas' activities in Latin America includes sponsoring projects in health and education; providing training and study in emergency preparedness for counterpart organizations from Latin America; distributing books and textbooks to Mexican universities; and making surplus U.S. and state government property available to its Latin American partners.
Content: The Texas Partners of the Americas records span the years 1978-1993, but predominately cover 1987-1989. These years represent the tenure of Dr. Joe Neal as Vice-Chair of TPA for Mexico Partnerships in 1988-1990, as well as his work with TPA's El Camino Real Economic Seminar (1988-1989), Higher Education Committee (1987), Nominating Committee, and other activities of Texas Partners. The papers consist of annual plans, bylaws, charters, correspondence, and letters of understanding which provide considerable information about the partners, projects and activities of the Texas Partners.
Texas Women Lawyers
Creator: Texas Women Lawyers, formally established in 1994, is an umbrella group of women's bar associations and organizations created to share ideas and resources and speak effectively with a common voice on women's issues in the legal profession. The group provides assistance and information to other legal women's groups in Texas through networking, mentoring, legislative updates, and a database of member information including areas of practice. The group also sponsors quarterly socials in each region, coupled with informal and informational continuing legal education, to foster new and better relationships among women lawyers for business development, mentoring and friendship.
Content: The collection spans the years 1994 through 2005 and includes bylaws, correspondence, financial information, meeting minutes, membership lists, the organization's newsletter Women's Link, photographs, publicity, and a copy of the website. These materials primarily reflect the first three years of the organization, and include information about the coming together of Texas women's legal organizations to form Texas Women Lawyers. Of note is the correspondence that chronicles the communications between the women who worked to bring together representatives from women's legal organizations throughout the states.
Texas Women's Alliance
Creator: The Texas Women's Alliance (TWA) is a nonprofit women's organization that researches issues, makes policy recommendations, and works to influence government, with a focus on Texas affairs. Formed in 1984, the founders of the TWA believed there was a need for an organization to represent conservative and business-oriented women. The TWA attempts to recruit women who are professional, business and civic leaders; its activities include conducting seminars and conferences on issues, publishing position papers, and testifying before Texas Senate and House committees.
Content: This collection spans the years 1984 through 1995 and includes meeting minutes, reports, position papers, correspondence and other papers, document the history, activities, programs and policy positions of the Texas Women's Alliance (TWA), in its first 11 years. The collection reflects TWA's position on the state budget, economic growth, international trade, U.S.-Mexico relations, tax reform, judicial selection (merit election of judges), public school reform, higher education funding, and pay equity.
Tuesday Musical Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: Founded in 1901, the Tuesday Musical Club is the oldest music club for women in Texas. The Club promotes and supports the performance and discussion of classical music.
Content: The bulk of the collection is comprised of scrapbooks and meeting minutes. Also included are numerous printed programs from musical performances sponsored by the Tuesday Musical Club.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2016, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection spans the years 1967 through 2016 and includes general materials documenting the history and development of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, programs and invitations, speeches and presentations, organizational charts, meeting minutes, self-study reports and accreditation files, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, booklets on the establishment of the university, a copy of the legislative bill that established the UTSA, a Faculty Handbook, audiotapes, audiocassettes, and other materials. Materials seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn, but the collection also includes material from the offices of Presidents Arleigh Templeton, James Wagener, Samuel Kirkpatrick, and Ricardo Romo.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2016, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection spans the years 1973 through 2016 and includes University of Texas at San Antonio serials, faculty and staff directories, graduate and undergraduate course catalogs, class schedules, brochures, invitations, a student handbook, a faculty handbook, information bulletins, student guides, and a graduate bulletin. Serials include the newsletters and magazines UTSA Bulletin, Discourse, Quarterly, Roadrunner, Sombrilla, Discovery, UTSA Update, and @UTSA.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2009, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection comprises artifacts and memorabilia of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Items include pins, buttons, stickers, ceramic letters, bookmarks, a luggage tag, a magnet, a handmade poster (media: paper and pastels), and a cut-out of an armadillo. Some items in the collection pertain to specific events, such as the election of a school mascot in 1977, Fiesta UTSA, the Institute of Texan Cultures' Texas Folklife Festival and Asian Festival, and others.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2016, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection spans the years 1969 through 2014 and includes assorted materials collected by UTSA Libraries Special Collections staff pertaining to the history of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials include brochures, newsletters, promotional and publicity materials, correspondence and memoranda, reports, printouts of web pages, degree program descriptions, exhibition catalogs, organizational charts, greeting cards, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2009, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum. The Yearbook Organization, responsible for the production of UTSA's first yearbook, Horizons, originated in 1989 as the Yearbook Committee of the Student Representative Assembly. The final yearbook, produced in 1998, was created by a single student.
Content: The collection spans the years 1990 through 1998 and includes school yearbooks of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The yearbooks were created by students and document each year's activities at the university, with an emphasis on student life.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Creator: The Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, was initiated in 1967 and occurs annually over the July 4th weekend on the Mall, Washington, D.C. The 1968 festival was cosponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures and highlighted Texas culture, including arts, crafts, agriculture, music and foods.
Content: Festival of American Folklife collection includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs and assorted printed material.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Creator: Special Collections was a department of University of Texas at San Antonio Library until the department merged with the UTSA Archives in the late 1990s to become the Special Collections and Archives Department (later the Archives and Special Collections Department). In 2011 the department was renamed and again became Special Collections. UTSA Libraries Special Collections collects books and archival material relating to the history of San Antonio and the Southwestern United States.
Content: The collection spans the years 1818 through 1974 and is comprised of letters, various legal and genealogical documents, other manuscripts, and printed material pertaining to the history of South Central Texas.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Creator: This is the general oral history collection of University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Creator: The oral histories in this collection were all completed as class projects in various courses taught by Jerri D. Mitchell, UTSA Department of History, and comply with the standards of the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center's Veterans History Project.
Content: The bulk of this collection consists of oral history audio recordings and transcripts. A limited number of photographic reproductions are included with the interviews.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
MS 352 - A guide to the General Map, Poster, and Broadside Collection, 1519-1525, 1578, 1635, 1653, 1680, 1700-1730, 1753, 1767-1790, 1803-1823, 1836-1879, 1897-2011
Creator: Inventory of JPL Map Case contents not included in other UTSA manuscript collections.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Archives for Research on Women and Gender.
Creator: In 1997 the Center for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG) and the Archives for Research on Women and Gender (ARWG) initiated an oral history project to go along with that year's Women's History Week then, which was "Telling Our Stories/Contando Nuestras Historias." Utilizing an advisory board , the CSWG and ARWG chose a select number of San Antonio women who have made significant contributions to the community.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, biographical information, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts. The interviews were conducted February through July of 1997.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Athletic Department
UA 19.04 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Athletic Department Records, 1981-2011
Creator: UTSA Athletics participates in eight NCAA Division I women's sports and seven men's sports including basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, track and field, and tennis, volleyball.
Content: Collection includes athletic programs, departmental reports, and memorabilia related to the University of Texas at San Antonio Athletics department.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Campus Activity Board
Creator: The Campus Activities Board is a student-led organization that organizes campus activities and events for UTSA students.The records of the Campus Activities Board span the years 1978 through 2006 and document the planning and implementation of campus programs aimed at providing an active campus life for the campus community.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Archaeological Research
Creator: The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) was established in 1974 to: conduct archaeological research throughout Texas and the surrounding regions; carry out archaeological surveys and excavations for federal, state, and local agencies as required by legislation and executive order; provide public and private sector assistance and guidance regarding cultural resource management; provide students training opportunities in archaeological field and laboratory methods and technical writing; and disseminate to the general public information about the prehistory and history of Texas and San Antonio. The Center for Archaeological Research Publications Collection includes 6.75 linear feet of printed publications and 440 digitized publications created by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Archaeological Research between 1974-2010.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Research and Training in the Sciences
UA 14.04 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Center for Research and Training in the Sciences Records, 1998-2012
Creator: Previously known as Center for the Advancement of Life Sciences (CAS), the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences (CRTS) was established under UTSA’s College of Sciences in 2005 to promote science, research, and education.
Content: The collection includes records related to the establishment of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program at UTSA.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for the Study of Women and Gender
UA 13.01 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Center for the Study of Women and Gender Records, 1993-2001
Creator: The Center for the Study of Women and Gender was an educational and research component of the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1993-2001. The Center was responsible for planning and executing Women's History Week, holding conferences on women's history topics, developing degree programs in women and gender studies, and administering grants. The Center's faculty was also integral in the establishment of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Professor Linda Schott was the Center's Director. The Center was overseen by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences until that college's dissolution in 2000. Due to budgetary reallocations, the Center was reclassified as a program within the history department in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts in 2001.
Content: The collection spans the years 1993 through 2001 and includes the administrative, operating, and planning files of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Administrative files include annual reports and strategic plans; operating files document the day-to-day operations of the Center through correspondence, publications, fiscal records, newsletters, and other materials; and planning files pertain to Women's History Week, various conferences hosted by the Center, and other projects and include correspondence, brochures, posters, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Collection Development Department
UA 5.03 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Collection Development Department Records, 1986-2002
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2009, the Library has three locations: the John Peace Library on UTSA's Main Campus, the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus, and the Archives unit of the Archives and Special Collections department at the Hemisfair Campus. The Collection Development Department is responsible for building and preserving the UTSA Library's collections through the selection and management of library materials, as well as promoting their utilization through outreach activities.
Content: The collection spans the years 1986 through 2002 and includes meeting agendas and minutes, as well as related memoranda. Library groups and divisions documented in the collection include the Collection Development Department, Department Heads Meeting, Librarians' Meetings, Library Management Group, and various subcommittees.
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Business
Creator: The College of Business was one of the first five colleges established at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Its first dean was E. D. Hodo, with subsequent deans including James F. Gaertner, Bruce Bublitz, Lynda Y. de la Viña, and Wm. Gerard (Gerry) Sanders. The College of Business has overseen a number of research institutes, including the Institute for Studies in Business (ISB), the Center for Studies in Business, Economics, and Human Resources, the Human Resources and Development Program, Center for Global Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE).
Content: This collection contains two accessions: 2002-003 and 2015-008. The 2002-003 accession contains reports created by various research institutes of the College of Business, including the Institute for Studies in Business (ISB), the Center for Studies in Business, Economics, and Human Resources, and the Human Resources and Development Program. The reports primarily concern the social sciences, including research reports on commerce, labor, industry, economic history and conditions, and finance. Other topics include American and Texas history, technology, psychology, and special aspects of education. The 2015-008 accession contains materials related to the college’s study abroad programs in the 1990s.
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Education and Human Development. Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.
MS 335 - A Guide to the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Oral History Collection, 2009-2013
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies is part of the College of Education and Human Development. These oral histories were conducted in the Spring 2009 semester of the Mexican American Culture course taught by Dr. Marie Miranda.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Creator: The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 2000, following a restructuring of the university. As of 2009, the college comprises eleven departments. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program provides an opportunity for select students to conduct original oral history research.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
UA 13 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Records, 1973-2000
Creator: The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1982 and dissolved in 2000. The college comprised four divisions: Behavioral and Cultural Sciences, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, Education, and Social and Policy Sciences. The Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences was Dwight F. Henderson.
Content: This collection spans the years 1973 through 2000 and includes correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, organizational charts, departmental meeting minutes, meeting minutes of and other materials pertaining to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Advisory Council, an internal newsletter entitled the Tuesday Irregular, an external publication produced by the college entitled Ventanas, materials pertaining to university governance, photographs, negatives, a scrapbook, and other materials. The materials emanate from the office of Dean Dwight F. Henderson.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Department of Computer Science
UA 12.02 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Department of Computer Science Records, 1992-2000
Creator: Established in 1995, the University of Texas at San Antonio's Department of Computer Science offers courses and degree programs that provide students with the knowledge of computer science with degree programs leading towards the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.
Content: Collection includes 31 technical reports written by faculty and students from the UTSA Department of Computer Science between 1994-1999.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Dept. of Communication
UA 10.06 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Dept. of Communication Records 1978-1995
Creator: Communication courses were offered under the Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy until the Department of Communication was formed in 2002.
Content: The collection is composed of 0.2 linear feet of syllabi from English and communication courses taught by Quinton Dale Davis, Roy (Skip) Eno, Barbara Imboden, and Nelda Pisors.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Faculty Senate
Creator: In 1993, the organization known as the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) General Faculty became the UTSA Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate of UTSA is composed of all personnel holding an academic title as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct academic titles, Emeritus academic titles, Teaching Associate, and Specialist.
Content: This collection spans the years 1993 through 2007 and comprises meeting minutes and sound recordings of the meetings of the University of Texas at San Antonio Faculty Senate.
University of Texas at San Antonio. General Faculty
UA 03.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: General Faculty Audiocassettes, 1974-1993
Creator: The General Faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio was composed of all personnel holding an academic title as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct academic titles, Emeritus academic titles, Teaching Associate, and Specialist. The General Faculty established its own rules of procedure and generally met twice a year. The General Faculty was succeeded by the Faculty Senate in 1993.
Content: The collection comprises audiocassette recordings of meetings of the General Faculty from 1974 through 1993.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Graduate Council
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Council is the faculty body responsible for providing advice and counsel on graduate education to the President. It was established circa 1976 as the Council on Graduate Education; its named changed to the Graduate Council in 1993.
Content: This collection spans the years 1976 through 2009 and comprises bylaws, meeting minutes, and membership lists of the University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Council.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Hispanic Research Center
UA 14.02 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Hispanic Research Center Records, 1990-1999
Creator: The Hispanic Research Center was formed at UTSA in 1989 with the mission to serve as a locus for interdisciplinary research focusing on Hispanic populations across the United States, concentrating on Texas and South Texas.
Content: The University of Texas at San Antonio Hispanic Research Center Records include reports and surveys that document the research activities of the Center between 1990-1999.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Human Resources
Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio' Human Resources department manages all employee hiring, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and leave administration for the university.
Content: Collection consists subject files, brochures, presentations, and the university liaison handbook and mediation training manual and document the university's conflict resolution and mediation program between 1992-2005.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
UA 15.01.13 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Student Intern Research Collection, 1983-1992
Creator: Collection includes the records pertaining to the Student Intern Research Project that began at the Institute of Texan Cultures in 1983.
Content: The records of Student Intern Research Collection are comprised of 11 linear feet and include memoranda, personal and administrative correspondence, oral history recordings and transcripts, research files, research reports and photographic materials pertaining to independent student research conducted for the Institute of Texan Cultures from 1983-1992.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
UA 15.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures Records, 1941-2003
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Its first director was R. Henderson Shuffler, who served as director from 1965-1975. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. In addition to its 50,000 square feet of exhibits featuring twenty-seven cultures and ethnic groups, the institute hosts the Texas Children's Festival, Pioneer Sunday, the Texas Folklife Festival, and other events.
Content: The collection spans the years 1941 through 2003 and includes the administrative records of various Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) departments. The records document the history of the ITC and its relationship with HemisFair '68, as well as exhibit planning, instructional programs, and projects planned by or proposed to the ITC. These materials were transferred to the Institute of Texan Cultures Library to be stored temporarily; the origin of most of these materials is unclear.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. The ITC Library was established in 1965 as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by researchers preparing exhibits for the Texas Pavilion.
Content: The vertical files were started in 1967 by the original Institute of Texan Cultures research staff, under the direction of R. Henderson Shuffler. This material was used for planning the exhibits for the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair. Staff members and student helpers toured the state making copies of items in libraries and private collections. After the fair, the research staff -- and later library staff-- continued to add to these files for exhibit updates and for use in publications, audiovisuals, and other ITC products. The general file was started for items that didn’t fit into the ethnic category.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
UA 15.01.12 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Oral History Collection, 1967-2011
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection originated from a regional meeting of the Texas Historical Commission held in Bandera, TX in 1973 calling for the creation of an oral history program to document the history of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Content: The Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection consists of 939 interviews conducted since 1967 and document a broad range of activities related to life in Texas.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. A-Team
UA 15.01.02 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: A-Team Records, 1967-2004
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) A-Team was a group of administrative assistants, formed circa 1993, to aid ITC departments in clerical tasks or special projects. The group, part of the Executive Director's office, would help out departments without administrative support staff. The A-Team was named and established by Senior Executive Assistant Barbara Harp and comprised about 4-5 members. The group dissolved around 2000.
Content: Collection documents Texas sesquicentennial celebrations in 1986 and 1995, HemisFair Park redevelopment, local public television station KLRN, UTSA's establishment of a campus in downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio River Walk, and assorted other topics. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, proposals, and maps.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Audiovisual Production Department
UA 15.01.03 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Audiovisual Production Department Records, 1971-2002
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The ITC's Audiovisual Production Department, a unit of the Production Division, was the creative agency responsible for the production of slideshows, filmstrips, video documentaries, and multimedia presentations for educational purposes. Productions included training slideshows for ITC volunteers and new employees, films for museum exhibits, and public service announcements advertising the ITC's annual Texas Folklife Festival and other events.
Content: The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters and other publications, procedures manuals, instructional slideshows, some photographic negatives, a videocassette demonstrating the functions of the Audiovisual Production Department, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Curator of Exhibits
UA 15.01.11 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Curator of Exhibits Records, 1987-2000
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The ITC's Curator of Exhibits was responsible for collecting materials to display in exhibits, researching exhibits, and maintaining exhibits.
Content: Comprises the files of museum exhibit curator Susan Harwell from 1987-1989 and records of the Tejano Task Force. Includes administrative correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the functions of exhibit preparation and maintenance, as well as files pertaining to the curation of specific exhibits.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Educational Programs Department
UA 15.01.08 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Educational Programs Department Records, 1971-2004
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The ITC's Educational Programs Department, established as the Educational Services Department circa 1975, was responsible for creating and administering programs for visitors to the Institute of Texan Cultures museum, as well as for educational outreach programs for students and faculty. The department oversaw school group tours, teacher inservice workshops on Texas history and folk culture, and outreach initiatives.
Content: The collection includes instructional materials for K-12 students, departmental planning files, inter-office correspondence and memoranda, handbooks for Institute of Texan Cultures docents, letters from students and teachers, materials pertaining to teacher workshops hosted by the department, and assorted other materials. Also included are materials pertaining to the University of Texas at San Antonio's establishment of a downtown presence.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Exhibit Floor Task Group
UA 15.01.05 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Exhibit Floor Task Group Records, 1992-1998
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The Exhibit Floor Task Group formed circa 1993 and was a long range, cross-departmental planning committee charged with developing a master plan for the renovation of the ITC's Exhibit Floor. Their work involved benchmarking, developing a philosophy of exhibits, conducting research and user surveys, and visiting other museum sites.
Content: The collection spans the years 1992 through 1998 and includes meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, and electronic documents of the Institute of Texan Cultures Exhibit Floor Task Group. Also included are blueprints of the Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit floor and exhibits, as well as exhibits of other museums.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Library
MS 292 - A Guide to the Institute of Texan Cultures Library Collection of HemisFair '68 Materials, 1965-1994
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. The ITC Library was established in 1965 as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by researchers preparing exhibits for the Texas Pavilion.
Content: This collection spans the years 1965 through 1994 and includes materials relating to HemisFair '68 that were collected by the ITC Library. Materials include photographs, transparencies, printed materials, newspaper clippings, souvenir items, essays, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Library
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. The ITC Library was established in 1965 as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by researchers preparing exhibits for the Texas Pavilion.
Content: Collection includes reports, accession books, donor files, correspondence, grant files, and policies and procedures manuals created by the Institute of Texan Cultures' Library between 1965-2010.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Office of Communications and Marketing
UA 15.01.04 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Office of Communications and Marketing Records, 1979-2004
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The Office of Communications and Marketing was responsible for the publication of the ITC's newsletter The Texican as well as the creation of press releases reporting on news of the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection spans the years 1979 through 2004 and includes annual reports of the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), ITC newsletter The Texican, press releases and publication files, and photographs, slides, and negatives of the ITC and its annual Texas Folklife Festival.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Office of the Executive Director
UA 15.01.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Office of the Executive Director Records, 1966-1979, 2006
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Its first director was R. Henderson Shuffler, who served as director from 1965-1975.
Content: The collection spans the years 1966 through 2006 (bulk 1966-1979) and includes the administrative records of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures' Office of the Executive Director. The collection is comprised of the office files of first Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Executive Director R. Henderson Shuffler, as well as a history of the ITC, compiled by a staff member in the Office of the Executive Director.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Production Division
UA 15.01.07 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Production Division Records, 1970s-1990s
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. The ITC's Production Division was the creative agency responsible for the production of educational books, study guides, promotional materials, publications, exhibits, stage sets, audiovisual and multimedia pieces, and demonstration materials
Content: The collection includes manuscripts, publication files, pamphlets, study guides, and other publications produced by the Production Division of the Institute of Texan Cultures. Production Division projects included the Ethnic Series, a series of Institute of Texan Cultures publications pertaining to individual ethnic/cultural groups in Texas. Also included in the collection are materials produced as part of books for other entities outside the Institute of Texan Cultures.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Texas Folklife Festival Department
UA 15.01.09 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Texas Folklife Festival Department Records, 1970-2008
Creator: The Texas Folklife Festival was first held in 1972 as an extension of the educational programs of the Institute of Texan Cultures museum. A major thrust of the Festival was to preserve and display the ethnic traditions and pioneer skills that had helped to form the state. The Festival features entertainment, skill demonstrations, local and ethnic food and beverages, music, and other programs. The Festival is held annually on the Institute of Texan Cultures grounds at the Hemisfair Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Content: The collection spans the years 1970 through 2008 and contains correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, press releases, financial records, photographs, posters, and other materials documenting the Texas Folklife Festival.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Archives and Special Collections Department
UA 5.04 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Archives and Special Collections Department Records, 1979-2009
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2009, the Library has three locations: the John Peace Library on UTSA's Main Campus, the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus, and the Archives unit of the Archives and Special Collections department at the Hemisfair Campus. The Archives and Special Collections Department acquires, catalogs and preserves special collections of rare books and manuscripts chiefly documenting the history of San Antonio and South Central Texas, and additionally holds UTSA's University Archives.
Content: The collection spans the years 1979 through 2009 and includes the correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, printouts of Web pages, planning documents, histories of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender, outreach material such as brochures and speeches, photographs, negatives, and other materials recorded in the operations of University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Classified Staff Affairs Committee
UA 5.07 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Classified Staff Affairs Committee Records, 2004-2007
Creator: The Classified Staff Affairs Committee of the University of Texas at San Antonio Library formed in 2004 to advocate for the library's classified employees (at-will employees who serve without tenure) and to act as a liaison between the classified employees and the library's administration. The committee also sponsored events, forums, and meetings of interest to library staff, as well as other functions. The committee met approximately monthly.
Content: The collection includes the committee's charge, minutes, bylaws, and printouts of digital photographs of meet and greet events.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Records.
UA 04.02.01 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Records, 2010-051
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Office of the Assistant Dean for Computer Systems
UA 05.05 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Office of the Assistant Dean for Computer Systems Records, 1982-1999
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. The Assistant Dean for Computer Systems, Sue Tyner, oversaw the Library's computer systems.
Content: The collection includes correspondence and memoranda; minutes of the Technical Services division meetings, Librarians' meetings, and University Assembly meetings; strategic planning documents; Library newsletters including Library Focus and UTSA Library News; documents of the Salary Committee; materials pertaining to Library renovations, reports, position descriptions, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Office of the Dean
UA 5.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Office of the Dean Records, 1976-2009
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2009, the Library has three locations: the John Peace Library on UTSA's 1604 Campus, the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus, and the Archives unit of the Archives and Special Collections department at the Hemisfair Campus. The first Dean of Libraries was Dr. Michael Kelly, who served from 1973 until his retirement in 2005.
Content: The collection spans the years 1976 through 2008 and documents the administration of the University of Texas at San Antonio Library, chiefly while directed by Dean of the Library Michael Kelly. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, strategic plans, job descriptions, financial records, minutes and agendas of various faculty/staff organizations and advisory boards, newsletters, and files documenting library exhibits, library services, library committees, library programs and activities, associations with professional organizations, and other topics.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department
UA 05.02 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Library: Public Services Department Records, 1974-1995
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2009, the Library has three locations: the John Peace Library on UTSA's Main Campus, the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus, and the Archives unit of the Archives and Special Collections department at the Hemisfair Campus. The Public Services Department oversaw reference, instruction, outreach, and other functions related to aiding UTSA faculty, staff, and students in library research.
Content: The collection spans the 1970s through the 1990s and documents the operations of the Public Services Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio Library. Materials appear to emanate primarily from Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, surveys, statistical reports, policies and procedures, press releases, calendars, brochures, maps, and instructional materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Music Department
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Music Department was established in 1975, one year after music courses were added to the University's curriculum. It was known as the Division of Music under various colleges from 1975-2002, when it was renamed the Department of Music (or Music Department) under the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. As of 2009, the Music Department offers Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Additionally, the department hosts frequent events throughout the year, including concerts and recitals of faculty and staff, as well as the annual Madrigal Dinner.
Content: The collection spans the years 1975 through 2006 and includes programs of recitals and concerts of the faculty and students of the UTSA Music Department. Also included are black-and-white photographs of various performances and events.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Admissions and Registrar
UA 19.03 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Admissions and Registrar Records, 1970-1995
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Admissions and Registrar administered applications to the university; counseled students needing information about the university, transfer of credit, admission requirements, degree requirements, and related topics; announced new graduate and undergraduate programs and news about admissions; and other functions.
Content: The collection spans the years 1970 through 1995 and includes drafts of course catalogs, a departmental directory, issues of the office's newsletters The UTSA Expeditor and The OAR, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials pertaining to academic programs at UTSA.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Facilities.
UA 04.02.02 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Facilities Records, 1956-2008
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Facilities is a division of the Vice President for Business Affairs that oversees building construction, planning, and maintenance on UTSA campuses.
Content: The University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Facilities Records consists of campus planning files, architectural drawings, construction records, reports, surveys, correspondence, and project files that document the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Information Technology
UA 21 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Information Technology Records, 1974-2010
Creator: The Office of Information Technology is headed by the Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer who is responsible for all administrative computing at UTSA and reports to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Information Technology (OIT) Records, 1974-2010 contain subject files, memoranda, surveys, reports, and planning materials that document the activities of UTSA's Office of Information Technology.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Institutional Effectiveness
UA 4.05 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Institutional Effectiveness Records, 1973-2005
Creator: The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, a division of the Vice Provost for Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness, provides logistical support and information for institutional planning, accreditation, assessment, and accountability. The records of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness include reports, surveys, data sets, correspondence, administrative files, and assorted subject files from 1973-2005.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of Public Affairs
UA 16.01.02 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of Public Affairs Records, 2005-2006
Creator: The UTSA Office of Public Affairs is the division of the Office of University Communications responsible for working with the news media. The office works with local, regional, statewide, and national news reporters. Public Affairs produces several publications, including the University's news Web site, UTSA Today, its internal email newsletter (distributed semi-monthly or as needed), @UTSA, and its external email newsletter (distributed quarterly), UTSA Update.
Content: The collection spans the years 2005 through 2006 and contains press releases, media advisories, and news release distribution records.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of the President
UA 4.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of the President Records, 1971-2006
Creator: The President of the University of Texas at San Antonio is the University's Chief Administrative Officer, and has general authority and responsibility for the administration of the University. The President is selected by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.
Content: The records include alphabetical office files transferred to the Archives by the President's Office. The records reflect various aspects of planning and administering University programs and policies.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs
UA 04.02 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs Records, 1990-2008
Creator: The Vice President for Business Affairs is the chief business officer of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs was established in 1974, formerly titled the Office of the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. The first Vice President for Business Affairs was Everitt M. Mahon. According to the UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures, the VPBA provides the President with advice and counsel on fiscal affairs and has direct responsibility for the business operations of the university including facilities maintenance, operations, and capital construction, accounting, disbursements, bursar operations, budgeting, payroll, human resource management and development, security and emergency preparedness, environmental health and safety, business contracts processing, procurement, and business auxiliary services.
Content: This collection spans the years 1990 through 2008 and includes preparatory and supporting materials for University of Texas Board of Regents meetings, and planning documents for the construction of the student dormitory, University Heights, UTSA Sports Complex, and assorted aerial photographs of the university's 1604 Campus. The collection includes correspondence, agenda items, dockets, budget request forms, reporting packages, and oversized maps and architectural drawings.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of the Vice President for Downtown Operations
UA 04.03 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of the Vice President for Downtown Operations Records, 1988-1998
Creator: The Office of the Vice President for Downtown Operations, established in 1991, oversaw the establishment of a second campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Vice President of Downtown Operations reported to the President and directly supervised four offices: Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services - Downtown, UTSA Economic Development Centers, UTSA Alliance for Education, and Educational Outreach. The office, as well as downtown classes, were located at the Institute of Texan Cultures from September 1991 until 1993, when classes moved to Cypress Tower. Dr. Jude Valdez was the first and only Vice President for Downtown Operations. The office was dissolved in approximately 1995.
Content: This collection spans the years 1988 through 1998 and includes correspondence, organizational charts, drafts of strategic plans and related notes and correspondence, planning documents relating to the downtown campus's move from the Institute of Texan Cultures to Cypress Tower, news clippings documenting media coverage of UTSA Downtown, brochures, pamphlets, event programs, course catalogs, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications
UA 16.01.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications Photographs, 1972-2001
Creator: The Office of University Communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio was formed following the dissolution of the News and Information Office circa 1988. The News and Information Office, and later the Office of University Communications, was responsible for all official UTSA photography, with contract photographer Gil Barrera also taking photographs for the University from 1972-1978. University photographers from 1973-2008 were John R. Poindexter, Mark McClendon, and Patrick R. Dunn. As of February 2008, University Communications is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement and comprises three departments: University Publications, Public Affairs, and Web and Multimedia Services.
Content: This collection spans the years 1972 through 2001 and includes photographs, negatives, contact prints, and slides depicting the University of Texas at San Antonio. Included in the collection are photographs of people (students, faculty, and staff), buildings and campus grounds, colleges, events, and objects.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications
UA 16.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Communications Records, 1972-2003
Creator: The Office of University Communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio was formed following the dissolution of the News and Information Office circa 1988. The News Information Office, and later the Office of University Communications, was responsible for all official UTSA news reporting and photography. As of October 2008, University Communications is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement and comprises three departments: University Publications, Public Affairs, and Web and Multimedia Services.
Content: The collection spans the years 1972 through 2003 and comprises news releases generated by the UTSA Office of University Communications, daily newspaper clippings collected by University Communications documenting news coverage of UTSA, and institutional commercials for UTSA from 1977. Also included is a memorandum regarding the placement of a time capsule.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of University Publications
UA 16.01.03 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of University Publications Records, 1996-1999
Creator: The Office of University Publications at the University of Texas at San Antonio, overseen by the Vice President for University Advancement, is the unit of the University Communications responsible for the publications of the university. The department offers services including graphics and web design; multimedia, programming, and printing services; and editorial services including copyediting, budget estimates and consultations.
Content: The records comprise clippings, speeches, correspondence, and publication files primarily pertaining to the presidency of the University of Texas at San Antonio's fourth president, Samuel A. Kirkpatrick and the search for Kirkpatrick's successor, Ricardo Romo.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Student Groups
UA 01.05 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Student Publications Collection, 1980-2008
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2010, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content: The collection consists of 5 linear feet and 77.9 gigabytes of files of publications by independent student groups (those not sponsored by the University) published between 1980 and 1998. It includes 16 issues (.5 linear feet) of Cactus Alley published between 1980 and 1996; 390 digitized issues (4.5 linear feet and 4,209 .tif images) of The Paisano published between January 27, 1981 and November 3, 1998; and 4 issues (.25 linear feet) of Sagebrush Review published between 2006 and 2009.
University of Texas at San Antonio. University Assembly
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio University Assembly is the legislative body of the General Faculty in most matters. The University Assembly includes UTSA faculty, staff, students, and administration. During the academic year, University Assembly meetings are typically held once a month, with additional meetings for special purposes.
Content: The collection spans the years 1974 through 2004 and comprises meeting minutes and audiocassette recordings of the meetings of the University of Texas at San Antonio University Assembly.
University of Texas at San Antonio. University Center
Creator: The University Center is the student union of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The building opened in 1986, undergoing major expansion projects in 1993-1996, and again in 2003-2008. As of 2008, the University Center houses a bookstore, student activities complex, gameroom, auditorium, meeting rooms, and the offices of the University Center Department, Student Life, Student Housing, Alumni Programs, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Career Services, and other departments. It also houses the Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success.
Content: This collection spans the years 1978 through 2007 and includes correspondence, memoranda, blueprints, photographs, and other materials documenting the history, development, and operations of the University Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Many records are the office files of the Director of Student Activities.
University of Texas at San Antonio. University Restructuring Committee
UA 04.06.01 - A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio. University Restructuring Committee Records, 1997-2004
Creator: Formed in October, 1999, UTSA's University Restructuring Committee was created to solicit proposals and recommendations from faculty for possible restructuring of the university's colleges and academic departments. The records consists of committee files, reports, faculty proposals, memoranda and correspondence related to the activities of the University Restructuring and University Restructuring Implementation committees.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute
UA 14.03 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Women's Studies Institute Records, 1986-2004
Creator: The Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2003. The Institute functions as a research center, also developing curricula in women's studies and performing community outreach activities. In 2007, the Institute established the Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies degree program. The Institute sponsors lectures and conferences, hosts Women’s History Month celebrations, and works toward the furthering of Women's Studies curriculum development.
Content: This collection spans the years 1986 through 2004 and includes records of the Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well records created by the UTSA Center for the Study of Women and Gender. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, posters, and other materials.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Writing Program
Creator: The University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program offers core writing programs to students at the university. Originally part of the English Department, the program became a part of the Freshman Initiative and later a standalone program. The Writing Program publishes the annual Writing Program Student Handbook, proceeds of which help fund numerous scholarships. The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence is part of the Writing Program and provides tutoring and other services for the students.
Content: The collection spans the dates 1990 through 2012 and consists of syllabi for the University of Texas at San Antonio Writing Program courses ENG/WRC 0103 (Developmental Writing), ENG/WRC 1013 (Freshman Composition I), ENG/WRC 1023 (Freshman Composition II), Communication 1043 (Introduction to Communication), and ENG 2413 (Technical Writing) and student handbooks published by the Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy and the Writing Program between 1989-2013.
Van de Putte, Leticia.
Creator: Leticia Van de Putte has been a member of the Texas Legislature since 1991. First as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (District 115) and then as a member of the Texas Senate (District 26).
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and awards.
Vexler, Esther, 1918-
Creator: Esther Vexler, a native of San Antonio, is a yoga instructor and community volunteer. Esther Vexler did volunteer work with Jewish charities and was the first female president of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. She also worked with the League of Women Voters and the Child Guidance Clinic, amongst others.
Content: Includes correspondence, memoranda, advertisements, clippings, newsletters, and reports; also included are meeting minutes, agendas, organizational lists, coursework, and Vexler's master's thesis.
Vicente Filisola and José Francisco Urrea
Creator: Vicente Filisola (1789-1850) was commissioned as Lopez de Santa-Anna's second in command during the campaign against Texas. After the defeat and capture of Santa-Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, it fell to Filisola to evacuate Mexican forces from Texas despite heavy opposition from other officers, including José Francisco Urrea (1797-1849). Urrea replaced Filisola as general in command after the retreat, and was determined to continue war against the Texans as the Mexican forces greatly outnumbered Sam Houston's troops. However, due to Santa-Anna's orders, he was forced to withdraw.
Content: Contains nine letters and other documents by two Mexican generals concerning the Battle of the Alamo and the immediate aftermath of the Battle of San Jacinto.
Vowell, Arvella Bentley
Creator: Arvella Bentley Vowell was a registered nurse who received her nurses training in 1929-1933. She worked full-time as a nurse in San Antonio, Texas, serving as a school nurse, private nurse, psychiatric nurse, and polio nurse. In addition, she was a visiting nurse at Kelly Field during World War II, a health nurse at Trinity University, and a staff nurse at Nix Hospital. She served as historian of the Texas Nurses Association, District 8, beginning in 1976.
Content: The Arvella Bentley Vowell Nurses Collection spans the years 1943 through 1994 and consists of clippings, correspondence, books, papers, a scrapbook, a ceramic lamp and a photograph. There is little biographical information, but there are clippings dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. The bulk of the materials consist of books from her personal library, most of which were published in the 1980s. These publications cover varying historical periods on nursing and important events in women's history, and two are signed by the authors.
W. E. Simpson Company
Creator: Willard Eastman Simpson Sr., one of the early pioneers in the emerging field of consulting structural engineering in Texas graduated from the West Texas Military Academy (now Texas Military Institute- TMI) in 1901.
Content: The collection includes three photograph albums documenting the W.E. Simpson Company’s projects in building construction and civil-structural engineering around South Texas including San Antonio, Houston, Galveston and the Hill Country from the 1900s-1930s. Also included in the collection are photographs of later projects that date from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s.
Warden, R.D., and Warden, Margaret
Creator: R. D. Warden joined the staff of his father's newspaper, the Great Falls Tribune, in 1925. He rose from cub reporter to executive editor and was part owner of the paper until it was sold in 1965. From that time until his death in 1979, he pursued his interest in Western art and history with his wife, Margaret S. Warden. Margaret S. Warden was involved in libraries and information services on the state and national level, and served as a Montana state senator.
Content: The collection spans the years 1835 through 1990 and includes brochures and maps for state and national parks of the Western and Northwestern states; art prints, gallery guides, exhibition catalogs, periodicals and prints (some reproductions) of art and artists of Western subjects; maps, government documents, tourist brochures, pamphlets, souvenir books, and articles about Native Americans and the cities and regions of the American West.
Warren, John William
Content: The John William Warren Papers are composed primarily of correspondence but also include legal documents. Portions of these documents are in the Spanish language. The legal documents cover the period from 1902 to 1948. Included within the papers is Autos de General Visita de Orcasitas, a handwritten document from 1768. The John William Warren Papers represent Texas business relations with Mexico in the early twentieth century.
Watkins, Richard Leigh
Content: Richard Leigh Watkins was born circa 1878 and raised in Tennessee. Between 1910 and 1911 Watkins was business manager for the Beeville Manufacturing Company. Also in 1910 Watkins and five other men formed the Texas Title Guaranty Company. Watkins was active in a variety of associations and clubs in San Antonio, and in 1910 was one of the vestry of St. Mark’s Church. The Richard L. Watkins Papers, 1896-1911 consist of the papers of this San Antonio lawyer and reflect both his social and business life.
Watters, Curtis Fisher, 1893-1982.
Creator: The Curtis Fisher Watters Papers document the life of an independent Texas woman and four generations of her family and friends through photographs, scrapbooks, books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.
Content: Curtis Fisher Watters raised 3 daughters on her own in early 20th century Texas and was one of the first Certified Medial Records Librarians in the state.
Wayner, Matthew J.
Creator: Matthew J. Wayner was a professor of neurobiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He became a faculty member with UTSA in 1983 and taught in the Biology Department until 2008.
Content: The collection contains general correspondence, correspondence documenting Wayner's position as editor-in-chief of academic journals, dissertations of students Wayner supervised, materials related to biomedical research support grants, research files, articles, conference files, materials pertaining to the establishment of a doctoral program in biology, appointment books, teaching notes, publications, and other materials.
Westside Service Resource Council
Creator: Westside Service Resource Council is an interangency council to service the westside of San Antonio. One of the main purposes of this Council is to enhance client access to services in the community.
Content: By-laws, program planning and promotional materials, meeting minutes and directories document the Westside Service Resource Council from its beginning in 1992 up through 2005. The bulk of the records consist of meeting minutes, covering the period 1992-2001.
Whiteaker, James E., Jr.
Creator: James E. Whiteaker, Jr. was a San Antonio architect as well as president of the Beautify San Antonio Association.
Content: Includes sketches, correspondence, photographs, University of Houston grades, correspondence, and convocation program, and articles.
Creator: No biographical information can be found on Eugene Whitmore.
Content: The collection consists of 11 chapters on historical San Antonio landmarks, as well as 29 black and white photographs depecting the landmarks. Also included are a title page and forward, photo captions and a single typescript page.
Wilcox, Sebron Sneed, 1884-1959
Creator: Sebron Sneed Wilcox founded the Laredo Historical Society (Laredo, Tex.) and was a member of the Texas Historical Commission for Webb County, Texas. Wilcox was a Texas historian, writing several articles based on materials in the Laredo Archives. He worked as a court reporter for the Forth-ninth District in Laredo from 1911-1958.
Content: The Sebron Sneed Wilcox papers span the years 1749 through 1968 and consist of his collected and written documents regarding the history of Laredo, Texas. The papers consist of correspondence, Laredo history, lawsuit and trial transcriptions, speeches and documentation on the various celebrations held in Laredo.
Wilkins, Frederick, 1916-2004
Creator: Frederick Wilkins wrote extensively on the Texas Rangers.
Content: The bulk of the material is manuscript drafts, but also includes some maps, a speech, photos, slides, and a book review.
Wilson, Louita Dodson 1917-1992.
Creator: Louita Wilson Dodson was a petroleum geologist, anthropologist, author, and community leader in Texas.
Content: Autobiographical papers of Louita Dodson Wilson consist of works, notes, letters, legal documents, printed material, and artwork created during the latter part of her life.
Creator: Ruthe Winegarten was born August 26, 1929 in Texas; she was an activist, author, and a historian.
Content: The records are primarily made up of a manuscript and correspondence, photocopies of clippings, excerpts from book chapters and hand written notes.
Woman's Club of San Antonio
Creator: The Woman's Club of San Antonio, a club organized for charitable work, education and fellowship, was founded on October 1, 1898. It is the oldest women's civic and social organization in San Antonio, and was the first women's club in Texas to endorse women's suffrage.
Content: Records document the structure, activities, interests, events, and business transactions of the Woman's Club of San Antonio. Of note are membership applications, 1937-1982; Fiesta programs, 1945-1994; and yearbooks, 1900-1987. The core of the Club's activities are documented in the records of the Roundtables.
Creator: WomanSpace was the longest continuously published women's community newsletter in San Antonio.
Content: The records consist mainly of newsletters, but also contain submissions to the newsletter and event planning materials.
Women of the 80's.
Creator: Women of the 80's was annual conference in the 1980's to honor outstanding San Antonio women in their career fields, and to recognize their up-and-coming protégées.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of planning materials, correspondence, agendas, scrapbooks and assorted printed materials.
Women's Legislative Caucus (Texas)
Creator: The exhibit originated as a Texas Sesquicentennial project funded at state expense through members of the Women's Legislative Caucus, a group consisting of women House members. The exhibit was first shown in 1987. In 1994, the exhibit was updated with funding by Patrick M.W. Johnson. Johnson and Kelly Martino of Houston collected new photographs, created, designed, and constructed the updated exhibit; subsequent updates were made in later years. The original exhibit was freestanding with images of women legislators mounted and matted on blue particleboard. To complete the exhibit, eight Texas artists volunteered their time and talent to sketch the portraits of women officeholders whose photographs were unavailable.
Content: The collection consists of 77 portraits of women who have served in the Texas legislature, as well as accompanying captions and credits displayed in the Women in Texas Government exhibit.
Women's Overseas Service League
Creator: The Women's Overseas Service League (WOSL) was founded in 1921 by women who had served in World War I. The group initially existed as local units, but soon became a national organization and began publishing the quarterly magazine Carry On. An annual convention was also established in 1921 and has been held every year except during the World War II years of 1942-1945. WOSL was the first women's organization to contribute to UNICEF and was one of the first organizations to be an accredited observer at the United Nations.
Content: The records of the Women's Overseas Service League document the everyday business and functions of the organization. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, scrapbooks and printed materials. Insight into the organization is offered from a national and local perspective. The collection exposes the fundamental operations that were carried out by the members of WOSL.
Women's Political Caucus of Bexar County
Creator: The Women's Political Caucus of Bexar County is a multi-partisan organization committed to electing greater numbers of women to public office. The WPCBC endorses candidates and publicly addresses issues relevant to women in Bexar County and San Antonio. The WPCBCCaucus was formed in 1971, shortly after the forming of the National Women's Political Caucus and the Texas Women's Political Caucus, and is affiliated with both groups. They host conferences, organize political workshops, and hold fundraising events for candidates and for themselves.
Content: The collection spans the years 1974 through 2002 and reflects the organization's work to educate local voters about women's issues and the candidacy of politicians who share their ideals. The records consist of bylaws, correspondence, financial documents, membership lists, meeting minutes, newsclippings, and scrapbooks related to their efforts to raise money for candidates and programs, educate local voters, and campaign for and promote particular candidates sympathetic to the WPCBC's causes.
Woolford, S. W. (Sam W.) and Woolford, Bess Carroll
Creator: Sam and Bess Woolford were journalists and historians working in Texas in the twentieth century.
Content: The collection's manuscripts, research notes and other material document Texas history and folklore. A large number of Texas newspapers are also included. Most of the material dates from 1930-1975. Mr. Woolford wrote a column in the San Antonio Light from 1955 to 1975. The Woolford's Tales column spanned topics such as Texan archeology, Texan history and biographies of Texans. Most of these columns are in the collection. Additional writings by Mr. Woolford and his wife as well as their collection of Texana are held within this collection.
Creator: Israel Worsham lived in Montgomery County in the Republic of Texas, served in the Texas legislature (1855-1856) and the Montgomery County Home Guard during the Civil War. In 1867, he wrote the description of Montgomery County for the Texas Almanac.
Content: The collection contains papers of Israel Worsham and his immediate family, and those of his great-great-granddaughter, Ella K. Daggett Stumpf, which deal with her research on Israel Worsham. Israel Worsham's papers, which are largely financial, are divided into seven series: Correspondence, Slave Sales, Financial Records, Political Involvement, Military and Veteran Records, Employment Agreements with Freedmen, Council of Laborers, and Election Administration Records. The papers of Jeremiah Worsham and other family members are correspondence.
Wright, Zoe, 1928-
Creator: Natalie (Zoe) Wright served on the Board of Directors of the Woman's Pavilion at HemisFair 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the first world's fair ever to be held in Texas. She was born in 1928 in San Antonio, living in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, for most of her life. She attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1945-1946 as a drama major. She has been active in several civic organizations including the San Antonio Conservation Society, Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio, San Antonio Art League, American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.
Content: This collection is comprised of one scrapbook, compiled by HemisFair 1968 Woman's Pavilion Board of Directors member Zoe Wright. The scrapbook spans the years 1967 through 1968 and includes materials documenting HemisFair 1968, with a particular focus on materials generated by and relating to the Woman's Pavilion.
YMCA of San Antonio.
Creator: The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of San Antonio was created in the spring of 1886 with approximately 100 members. The YMCA of San Antonio was dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice while building healthy minds and bodies. Activities included various exercise programs, educational programs and sports leagues, most of which were geared to serve the needs of boys and young men.
Content: The bulk of the collection is administrative records, such as the minutes of the Board of Directors, that illustrate the day to day operation of the YMCA of San Antonio. Material concerning the programs at some branches is also included.
Creator: Zintgraff Studio was a commercial photography firm in San Antonio that operated from the early 1930s to 1987.
Content: The collection includes original negatives and prints made by the Zintgraff Studio. Images in the collection include downtown street scenes, businesses, movie theaters, film stars, parks, schools, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and Fiesta San Antonio royalty. This collection comprises approximately 850,000 images.
Zonta International. San Antonio Chapter.
Creator: The Zonta Club of San Antonio is a classified service organization of executive and professional women.
Content: The records primarily consist of printed and photographic materials that document Zonta Club membership, service activities, social events, and the individual achievements of members. Reflected in the records is the participation of business and professional women in public life in San Antonio, Texas.