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National Association for Bilingual Education (U.S.)

Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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

Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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

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Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.

Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.

Necker, Edward

Creator Abstract: Edward Necker took his new wife Mariquita Necker to Mexico for their honeymoon trip in June of 1940.
Content Abstract: This is a scrapbook of Edward Necker and new wife Mariquita (Necker) during their honeymoon to Mexico, June 1940. It contains 157 private black and white photos accompanied by detailed captions on most of the collection. Edward Necker’s scrapbook details a long list of locales he and his new wife visited during their trip to Mexico. He also provides a 28-page typescript narrating their experiences and meticulously documenting their trip from south Texas through Laredo, Monterrey and the interior of Mexico.

Negley, Laura Burleson, 1890-1973

Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 and 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.