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Showing 12 results for collections with a subject of "Lawyers/Judges"
Bexar County Women's Bar Association
Content Abstract: The Bexar County Women's Bar Association (BCWBA) began in 1982 with a mission to bring together women attorneys, legal assistants and law students in Bexar County and to provide a local forum for the exchange of dialogue and ideas relevant to women in the legal profession. The records of the Bexar County Women's Bar Association consist of founding and incorporation documents, bylaws, minutes, reports, correspondence, printed material, membership information, directories, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting the inception, daily function, monthly meetings, and projects of this San Antonio women's organization.
Bosshardt, Frank, 1874-1938
Content Abstract: Frank J. Bosshardt was a prominent San Antonio, Texas attorney and property owner. He was active in local San Antonio politics and served as Bexar County Commissioner. He was also a notary public and President of the Medina Highlands Toll Road Association. The Frank J. Bosshardt Papers comprise various legal documents from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, created both by Bosshardt and fellow San Antonio attorney Horace Shelton. These materials help to document the geographic and economic growth of San Antonio during this period.
Brewer, Leo, 1889-1965.
Content Abstract: Leo Brewer served for two years as assistant U.S. Attorney in San Antonio. He was a member of the law faculty at the University of Texas for 30 years before returning to San Antonio and joining the faculty at St. Mary's School of Law. The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries and correspondence of Leo Brewer. Also included are Army orders, Army medals, and a photograph.
Briscoe, Hattie Elam
Content Abstract: In 1956, Hattie Elam Briscoe became the first Black woman to graduate from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and was the only Black female attorney in Bexar County for the next 27 years. Diplomas, certificates of award and memberships, news articles, photographs and two trial case transcripts document the education, career and activities of Hattie Elam Briscoe. The collection primarily consists of documents that Briscoe received over the course of her education and professional career.
Content 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. 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.
Content Abstract: Malinda Gaul is a San Antonio lawyer and involved in several local organizations including the American Association of University Women and the Bexar County Women's Bar Association. This collection includes materials from the local organizations Gaul was involved with, including correspondence, directories, membership materials, newsletters and reports.
Gonzalez, Charles (Charles A.)
Content Abstract: Charles A. Gonzalez served seven terms in the United States Congress as the Representative from the 20th Congressional District of Texas, which includes the City of San Antonio. The papers document Gonzalez's career in the United States Congress from 1998-2012. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, reports, legislation and project files.
Gutiérrez, José Angel
Content Abstract: Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez was a leading Chicano activist and political leader in the 1960s and 1970s in Texas. He was also one of the co-founders of La Raza Unida political party that helped to raise public consciousness of Chicano civil rights issues. The papers consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, articles, photographic materials, audio tapes, posters, and ephemera. These materials document the breadth of José Angel Gutiérrez's interests, research and social activism early in his career. The bulk of the materials document Gutiérrez's activities in Oregon during the 1980s.
Content 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. 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.
San Antonio Bar Auxiliary
Content 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. The bulk of the collection consists of minutes, reports, correpondence, newsletters and event planning materials.
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (U.S.)
Content Abstract: In 1974, William C. Velásquez established the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) in San Antonio, Texas. 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. The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project collection is separated into eight series: Organizational Files; Department Files; Reference, Writings, and Publications; Projects; Artifacts and Ephemera; Photographics; Electronic and Audio Visual Materials; and Maps. These series pertain to the history and growth of the organization.
Texas Women Lawyers
Content Abstract: Texas Women Lawyers, formally established in 1994, is an umbrella group of women's bar associations and organizations created to share ideas and resources and speak effectively with a common voice on women's issues in the legal profession. The group provides assistance and information to other legal women's groups in Texas through networking, mentoring, legislative updates, and a database of member information including areas of practice. The group also sponsors quarterly socials in each region, coupled with informal and informational continuing legal education, to foster new and better relationships among women lawyers for business development, mentoring and friendship. The collection spans the years 1994 through 2005 and includes bylaws, correspondence, financial information, meeting minutes, membership lists, the organization's newsletter Women's Link, photographs, publicity, and a copy of the website. These materials primarily reflect the first three years of the organization, and include information about the coming together of Texas women's legal organizations to form Texas Women Lawyers. Of note is the correspondence that chronicles the communications between the women who worked to bring together representatives from women's legal organizations throughout the states.