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Alamo Business Council (ABC)
Creator Abstract: The Alamo Business Council 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, and newsletters.
Content Abstract: The Alamo Business Council is established as a social organization. The purpose of ABC is to provide a social forum for fellowship, mutual support, and information and recreational opportunities.
Alamo Heights Junior School
Content Abstract: 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).
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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
B. Martinez and Sons, Inc.
Creator Abstract: B. Martinez and Sons, Inc., formerly Tamalina Milling Company, was responsible for the first mill in San Antonio for grinding masa.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, programs and posters.
Creator Abstract: Harvey Belgin was a photojournalist for the San Antonio Light and part-time commercial photographer in San Antonio from 1946 through the 1980s.
Content Abstract: 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.
Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association (Bexar County, Tex.)
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The bulk of the Bexar County Truck Farmer's Association Records consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and programs.
Bexar County Women's Center
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: This collection is comprised of minutes, reports, correspondence, membership materials, clippings, assorted printed material and photographs.
Bexar County Women's Political Caucus
Creator Abstract: The Bexar County Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan organization committed to electing greater numbers of women to public office. The organization endorses candidates and publicly addresses issues relevant to women in Bexar County and San Antonio. The Bexar County Women's Political Caucus 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 Abstract: 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 organization's causes.
Bone, Norfleet Giddings
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Bowen, J. David (Joshua David), 1930-1998.
Creator Abstract: David Bowen was a publisher, bookseller, teacher and an actor. Bowen was also a member of various Texas literary and civic groups.
Content Abstract: 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.
Brown and Lane Family
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
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 Abstract: The North Alamo City Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) 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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Carter, Aline B.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: This collection consists of historical preservation materials and files related to Texas.
Chapa, Francisco A. Family
Creator Abstract: The Francisco A. Chapa family included Francisco A. Chapa, founder of Chapa Drug Company and La Botica de Leon (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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Coleman, Eugene, Sutton, G.J. and Black, Rev. Claude W.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 .
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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: The Cortez family moved from San Diego, Texas to San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: The collection predominantly consists of 30 photographs documenting landmarks in San Diego, Texas and San Antonio, Texas as well as Eugenio Cortez's family members.
Council of Research and Academic Libraries.
Creator Abstract: Dr. Harold Vagtborg, President of Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, created the Council of Research and 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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Fiesta San Antonio Commission
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Fisher, Lewis F.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Garza, Leonel, Jr., 1957-2014.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company.
Creator Abstract: Gebhardt Mexican Foods Company, based in San Antonio, was famous for Eagle Brand Chili Powder.
Content Abstract: The records include advertisements, publicity photographs, and administrative material.
George, Mary Carolyn Hollers.
Creator Abstract: Mary Carolyn Hollers George is a writer and architectural historian.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
MS 107 - A Guide to the Bella Glasberg Papers regarding San Antonio Jewish women's organizations, 1936-1972
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Green, David P.
Creator Abstract: David P. Green is a surgeon and writer who has written books on orthopedic practice and San Antonio.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of the research files of David P. Green for his book, Place Names of San Antonio.
Gresham and Negley Families
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: Ilse Griffith was a volunteer with The San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Herb Society, Institute of Texas Cultures and Texas Folklore Society.
Content Abstract: This collection consists of brochures, clippings, newsletters and assorted printed materials primarily related to historic landmarks in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Guajardo, Elena 1952 -
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
H. P. Drought and Company
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: Mayer H. Halff was a twentieth century Texas military officer and businessman.
Content Abstract: 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.
Hester, Thomas R.
Creator Abstract: Thomas R. Hester was Professor of Anthropology, Division of Social Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1973-1987 and created and served as Director of UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research from 1974-1987. From 1987 until his retirement, Dr. Hester taught at The University of Texas at Austin.
Content Abstract: The Thomas R. Hester Papers include manuscript drafts, correspondence, committee files, grant files, and lectures related to Hester’s career at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Content Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: Ray Howell was a commercial photographer in San Antonio from 1962 to 1969.
Content Abstract: 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.
Jennings, Frank W., 1917-
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection primarily consists of research materials related to Jennings' interests and writings on San Antonio history.
Johnson, David R., 1942-
Creator Abstract: David R. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He began teaching at UTSA in 1975 as an assistant professor, as associate professor from 1979-1985 and as full professor thereafter. Johnson has written extensively about crime and politics in urban America.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of correspondence, administrative, planning, project, research, and teaching materials.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Joske's (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator Abstract: Julius Joske immigrated to San Antonio and established the first Joske's store in 1867. The business developed into a popular statewide department store chain with 26 locations in Texas. The business ended when it was purchased by Dillard's in 1987.
Content Abstract: The records reflect a very small portion of the general business functions of the flagship Joske's department store in San Antonio. The collection is mostly composed of financial and administrative records. Information on a 1942 warehouse fire is also present.
Joske's Quarter Century Club
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The Kenwood Community Council is an incorporated neighborhood organization in San Antonio, Texas, established in 1964.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: John C. Kight was director of transportation planning and development for 35 years with the Texas Department of Transportation – San Antonio District.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
KMOL-TV San Antonio
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: This collection consists of 186 2-inch quadruplex videotapes.
Kowalski, Rosemary, 1924-
Creator Abstract: Rosemary Kowalski is a San Antonio community leader and philanthropist involved in San Antonio's cultural, arts, human service, religious, and educational organizations. She purchased Uncle Ben's Barbecue restaurant with her husband in 1946, which developed into Catering by Rosemary, a successful catering business that eventually grew into a full service event planning company, The RK Group.
Content Abstract: The Rosemary Kowalski Papers contain correspondence, photographs, clippings, appointment calendars, awards, audiovisual recordings, and electronic records pertaining to Rosemary's personal life, the history of her catering business, and her involvement in the community.
Laurel Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator Abstract: The Laurel Club was a women's bridge club in San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: This collection includes minute books, yearbooks, correspondence and a member list.
League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Longwith, Jean, 1917-2003.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The Jean Longwith Papers consist of correpondence, clippings, calendars, press release notes and a resource bibliography.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection consists of photographs documenting Rancho Diana northwest of San Antonio, Texas.
López, Arcadia H., 1909-
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection spans the years 1968-2004 and includes letters, photographs, educational pamphlets, newspaper articles, financial documents, event planning documents, contracts, and surveys.
Creator Abstract: Helen McAllister was a member of Church Women United in Texas.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio
MS 459 - A Guide to the Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio Records, 1968-2016
Creator Abstract: The Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio (MABPW), was organized by Luz Escamilla in 1972. The organization works to promote the image of the Mexican American woman and advocate for working women through community outreach, education, activism, and scholarship programs.
Content Abstract: The collection documents the history, structure, function, activities, and events of the club through legal documents, minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, planning materials, programs, newsletters, and photographs.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Odom, Marianne and Gaylon Finklea Young
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Pan American Round Table of San Antonio
Creator Abstract: The Pan American Round Table (PART) was established October 16, 1916, in San Antonio, Texas. It is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, noncommercial and nonfederated women's 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 Abstract: 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.
Patriot Heights Residents Association
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The Patriot Heights Residents Association Records contain documents concerning the rules, programs and healthcare operations of the Patriot Heights living community.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas.
Content Abstract: The records of Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas 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 Abstract: Wendell Potter was the Display Director for Joske's department store in San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of photographs depicting Joske's displays, merchandising, events, and buildings. Blueprints and floor plans trace the evolution of the downtown San Antonio store. Print materials cover administration, advertising, history, and publicity.
Purdy, Virginia "Ginger"
Creator Abstract: 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 and Out.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 and Chicano 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, A History and Appreciation of Chicano Art, How to Look at a Masterpiece, and Izapan Style Art: A Study of Its Form and Meaning.
Content Abstract: The Jacinto Quirarte Papers span the years 1944 through 2009 and include correspondence, speeches, administrative records, articles, manuscripts for publication, newsletters, posters, and photographs. The bulk of the materials date from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection documents Quirarte’s career at UTSA as founding dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (now the College of Liberal and Fine Arts) and a professor emeritus. As an art historian, Quirarte focused on Pre-Columbian and Chicano art; his research on these topics is well represented in the papers, in addition to research on the Spanish Missions in Texas, Mesoamerican art, and Mayan art.
Retama Park (Selma, Tex.)
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: This collection is comprised of clippings, reports and correspondence.
Richardson, Willie Young
Creator Abstract: Willie Young Richardson was a San Antonio public school educator for 32 years, as well as a well-known artist, poet, and novelist. Richardson was the first African American artist to become a member of the River Art Group in San Antonio.
Content Abstract: One binder of scrapbook pages containing photographs, clippings, programs, diplomas, and certificates which document the education, teaching career, and art career of Willie Young Richardson.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: Henry and Julia Riegler (formerly Furtner) owned the Riegler Ice Cream Company, and later, the Riegler Confectionery Company in downtown San Antonio. This business was later maintained in part by Julia's daughter, Lillian Utley.
Content Abstract: Collection is comprised of family correspondence, business papers, and photographs.
Rogers Title Company
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: Title records of Rogers Title Company arranged by street name and lot number.
Rosengren, Frank Duane
Creator Abstract: Frank Duane Rosengren was a playwright, screenwriter, producer, poet, and lyricist. He had several produced plays in New York and Texas (Walls Rise Up, Guitar), worked for over thirty years in educational television (Omnibus, On The Spot, Pilgrims to the West, Lone Star, Centuries of Service), served as a Special Consultant for Theme Development for HemisFair '68, and was a newspaper columnist for the San Antonio Light and North San Antonio Times. He is the son of Frank and Florence Rosengren, owner-operators of Rosengren’s Books.
Content Abstract: The collection spans Frank Duane Rosengren’s entire professional career and is largely composed of scripts, drafts, correspondence, clippings, and notes from his work as a playwright, television writer and producer, consultant, and newspaper columnist.
Salas, Mario Marcel
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
San Antonio 100
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: Founded in 1924, the San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts serves girls in twenty-one counties in the San Antonio area.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of minutes, reports, correpondence, newsletters and event planning materials.
San Antonio Council of Presidents, Inc.
MS 285 - Inventory of the San Antonio Council of Presidents, Inc. records, 1985-2008 (bulk 1999-2005)
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection consists of membership applications, membership cards, membership directories, meeting records and historical files.
San Antonio Express-News
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Express-News has the longest history of continuous publication among the English-language newspapers of San Antonio.
Content Abstract: The original negatives archived in this collection chronicle the history of San Antonio from 1943 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of articles, brochures, correspondence, fund-raising materials, and programs.
San Antonio Junior Forum
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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)
Creator Abstract: 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.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of board agendas and minutes, by-laws and membership information, correspondence, Conference documents, Gay Pride Picnic planning materials, magazines, news clippings and newsletters.
San Antonio Mother's Service Organization
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Performing Arts Association
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 River Authority.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Sinkin, Fay and Sinkin, William
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (U.S.)
Creator Abstract: In 1974, William C. Velásquez established the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) in San Antonio, Texas. At this time, San Antonio was the country's largest Latino-majority city. SVREP's mission is to empower Latinos and other minorities by increasing their participation in the American democratic process. SVREP is responsible for conducting thousands of voter registration drives. These events have registered over two million Latino voters, and they allow individuals to play an active role in their community through education and training. The Southwest Voter Research Institute (SVRI) was established in 1984 in conjunction with SVREP. SVRI’s mission is to conduct in-depth research in order to provide the public and Latino leaders with relevant information concerning the political opinions and behavior of Latinos. SVREP and the SVRI worked both collaboratively and independently, and they played an essential role in Latino voter mobilization and participation.
Content Abstract: The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project collection is separated into nine series: Organizational Files, Department Files, Publication and Writings, Projects, Artifacts and Ephemera, Photographic Materials, Electronic and Audio Visual Materials, Outside Publications, and Maps. These series pertain to the history and growth of the organization. Each series may or may not have materials from both SVEP and SVRI. At one point the two organizations operated in the same space and often shared files. Each series will indicate what material belongs to which organization. If none are listed, it can be assumed that both SVREP and SVRI contributed and/or used the material because no organization was listed on the document.
Steinfeldt, John Mathias
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection spans the years 1939 through 2007 and includes appointment books, sketchbooks documenting the architect's career, and assorted awards and diplomas.
Target '90 / Goals for San Antonio.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Terrell Hills (Texas)
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Tom Christal Company
Creator Abstract: The Tom Christal Company was a food brokerage company in San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: Collection contains financial records of the Tom Christal Company, including ledgers, employee payroll records, and reciepts.
Toudouze, Frank G., 1913-1996
Creator Abstract: Frank Toudouze and his family were evicted from their San Antonio home of 52 years to make way for HemisFair '68, the San Antonio World's Fair.
Content Abstract: The Frank Toudouze Collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, legal documents, telegrams, interview transcripts, and assorted print materials.
Tuesday Musical Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The HemisFair ’68 Memorabilia Collection is an artificial collection created by UTSA Special Collections. The majority of the material in the collection was donated by people who attended or worked at the fair.
Content Abstract: San Antonio hosted the World’s Fair at HemisFair Park in 1968. This collection contains ephemera, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, audiovisual materials, and souvenir items which document HemisFair '68 and subsequent anniversary celebrations.
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 Abstract: Inventory of JPL Map Case contents not included in other UTSA manuscript collections.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Creator Abstract: Materials in collection were compiled by University of Texas at San Antonio Archives staff.
Content Abstract: 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.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Creator Abstract: Signs and related ephemera in the collections were created by a variety of members of the public and UTSA students who attended rallies and marches in the San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Austin areas. UTSA Special Collections made public requests for the donation of these materials.
Content Abstract: The collection consists mostly of hand made signs but also includes artist prints, a pink knitted hat, two buttons, a sticker, and a small amount of flyers.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Archaeological Research
Creator Abstract: 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 7.75 linear feet of printed publications and more than 500 digitized publications created by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Archaeological Research between 1974-2017.
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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.
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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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. Library
MS 292 - A Guide to the Institute of Texan Cultures Library Collection of HemisFair '68 Materials, 1965-1994
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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. 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Content Abstract: 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.
Vicente Filisola and José Francisco Urrea
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
W. E. Simpson Company
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Watkins, Richard Leigh
Content Abstract: 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.
Westside Service Resource Council
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: James E. Whiteaker, Jr. was a San Antonio architect as well as president of the Beautify San Antonio Association.
Content Abstract: Includes sketches, correspondence, photographs, University of Houston grades, correspondence, and convocation program, and articles.
Creator Abstract: No biographical information can be found on Eugene Whitmore.
Content Abstract: 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.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of one scrapbook which features photographs and detailed descriptions of the Nightmare on Grayson haunted house, Screamscapes, and other business ventures by Gordon Wise.
Women of the 80's.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of planning materials, correspondence, agendas, scrapbooks and assorted printed materials.
Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.
Zimmerman, John Jr.
Creator Abstract: John Zimmerman was a San Antonio resident who worked as an aircraft mechanic at Randolph Field in the 1940s.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of military records and certificates, photographs, and a funeral notice.
Creator Abstract: Zintgraff Studio was a commercial photography firm in San Antonio that operated from the early 1930s to 1987.
Content Abstract: 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 Abstract: The Zonta Club of San Antonio is a classified service organization of executive and professional women.
Content Abstract: 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.