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Content: One photograph album and approximately 80 loose photographs of African American GIs in Texas and Germany during the World War II years.
Austin, Helen Cloud.
Creator: Helen Cloud Austin earned local and national recognition for her accomplishments as a social worker at the San Antonio State Hospital, where she was Chief of the Social Services Department. Austin’s accomplishments were formally recognized in 1983 when she was declared San Antonio Social Worker of the Year and Texas’ State Social Worker of the Year. In 1984, Austin was honored as the nation’s Social Worker of the Year by the 94,000-member National Association of Social Workers, making her the first Texan to receive all three awards.
Content: Correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, award programs, high school diploma, photographs, and a scrapbook document Austin's career and community involvement.
Creator: Gertrude Batiste is recognized for her contributions to the San Antonio Area Council of Girl Scouts and her volunteer work with several San Antonio organizations. She has served as president of the United Methodist Women at Windcrest United Methodist Church in San Antonio, and has been active in the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame, and The Great Ladies of San Antonio. She was also a founding member of the San Antonio Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Content: The papers consist of awards, correspondence, newsclippings, a limited number of photographs, and notes and materials gathered by Batiste as an active member of several organizations. The bulk of the materials documents Batiste's community involvement during the 1980s and 1990s. The papers are arranged into two series, Community Involvement and Personal Papers.
Briscoe, Hattie Elam
Creator: In 1956, Hattie Elam Briscoe became the first Black woman to graduate from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and was the only Black female attorney in Bexar County for the next 27 years.
Content: Diplomas, certificates of award and memberships, news articles, photographs and two trial case transcripts document the education, career and activities of Hattie Elam Briscoe. The collection primarily consists of documents that Briscoe received over the course of her education and professional career.
Creator: Eugene Coleman was a photojournalist who started his career in photography serving in the Air Force during World War II. An accomplished Civil Rights and community activist, Coleman co-founded SNAP magazine, and served as editor to publish news that was often neglected by mainstream media.
Content: The SNAP News Collection was received from SNAP co-founder Eugene Coleman, and contains two issues of the publication from 1955, several from 2009, and one from 2010. Oversized material consists of one large frame with photograph and SNAP covers .
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter
MS 73 - A Guide to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter Records, 1934-1998
Creator: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization of predominately African American college educated women. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter as established on August 16, 1933, under the name of Psi Sigma Chapter. On August 23, 1958, the chapter was renamed San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. The chapter follows the philosophy upon which the national organization was founded, committed to engaging in public service, concern for social welfare, academic excellence and cultural enrichment.
Content: Administrative and membership records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and a scrapbook of an African American public service sorority established in San Antonio in 1933.
Fisher, Lewis F.
Creator: Lewis F. Fisher, author and publisher, formed Maverick Publishing in San Antonio, Texas, in 1996. He has written Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage and Crown Jewel of Texas: The Story of San Antonio's River. In 2002, he received the Arts and Letters Award of the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. He is also a past recipient of the Texas Society of Architects John G. Flowers Award for books highlighting quality in the built environment.
Content: The San Antonio Black History Collection was brought together by Lewis Fisher while conducting research on San Antonio history. The collection is made up of printed materials that reflect African-American life in San Antonio in the 20th century. San Antonio funeral homes, schools, and churches are the major subjects in this material. The collection has been arranged into the following categories: businesses, churches, clubs and organizations, education, history, military, newspapers and magazines, and photographs.
Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Creator: Sterling Houston had a thirty-year career in professional theater as an actor, musician and writer in San Antonio, New York and San Francisco.
Content: The Sterling Houston Papers primarily document Houston's involvement in San Antonio theater through scripts, screenplays, programs, and press materials. Also included are correspondence, research materials, project files, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Kenwood Community Council (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Kenwood Community Council is an incorporated neighborhood organization in San Antonio, Texas, established in 1964.
Content: The records include legal documents, news clippings, correspondence, a memoir, a photographic print and minutes that illustrate the formation, growth and organization of the Kenwood Community Council.
Links Foundation, Inc.
Creator: The San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., is a volunteer service organization of African American women. The membership seeks to improve the quality of life for the greater community and its members through education, civic, and cultural activities. The San Antonio Chapter was the fifth Links chapter established in Texas, and is one of nearly 250 chapters nationwide
Content: Records of this African American service organization include minutes, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, financial records, convention materials, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks. These records document organizational structure, internal procedures, communications with the national headquarters and local chapters, membership, committee work, activities, and educational programs benefiting economically and culturally deprived children.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women. San Antonio Chapter
MS 108 - A Guide to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. San Antonio Chapter Records, 1995-2012
Creator: Chartered in 1996, the San Antonio Chapter of National Coalition of Black Women, Inc., strives to positively influence the lives of young African American females in San Antonio and to empower African American women in general, to reach their highest potential. The founding Chapter President was Texas State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. The San Antonio chapter participates in community programs related to their mission. Its members also mentor in local elementary and middle schools to help young girls plan and eventually meet their career goals. Coalition members also hold Children's Community Health Fairs twice a year to promote a proactive approach to good health within the African American community. The chapter's signature event is the Candace Awards Gala to recognize achievements of African American women, and of men who have demonstrated unique support of African American women.
Content: Bylaws, financial reports, historical narratives, meeting minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, event programs and photographs document the San Antonio Chapter's formation, administrative functions, membership, events and programs during its first five years of existence.
Pals Social Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Creator: The Pals Social Club was conceived in 1925 as a way to mentor young African American women. Each year they hold a Debutante Presentation Ball to introduce that year's selected coterie. The African American women selected for the debutante coterie are college students and leaders who represent the club's moral and ethical standards.
Content: The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs. Also included are 80th and 90th anniversary books.
Porter, Arrie Barnes.
Creator: Nubian Notes was a quarterly magazine published in San Antonio, Texas with a circulation of 3,500 that addressed the importance of history in the African American community. Eight volumes were published from 1995-1996 with Arrie Barnes Porter as editor and Nicholas Barrón II as graphic designer.
Content: The collection consists of 4 volumes of Nubian Notes, correspondence, advertising materials, photographs, news clippings and Arrie Barnes Porter's notebook.
Salas, Mario Marcel
Creator: Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio's African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations United for Eastside Development, Black Coalition on Mass Media, and Frontline 2000. He was elected to the City Council of San Antonio in 1997, where he served two full terms as Representative for District 2.
Content: The collections spans the years 1968 through 2014 and consists of personal and subject files spanning a wide range of Salas's interests. The collection includes biographical information, personal correspondence and writings, campaign materials and documents from Salas's City Council career. Other items include information about organizations, people, photographs, publications, topics and events of interest to Salas, such as revolutionary and progressive political movements in the U.S. and abroad, police brutality, and political prisoners.
San Antonio Mother's Service Organization
Creator: The San Antonio Mother's Service Organization was formed in 1945 to curb juvenile delinquency and positively affect youth through cooperation between the home and the community. The organization was the first African American group of Christian women to get a state charter for a local club. Activities of the group included four annual events: Fellowship Dinner, Pink Tea, Annual Sit-In, and a musical. The organization has contributed to and supported several charities.
Content: The collection spans the years 1945 through 1998 and includes legal documents, correspondence, event programs, membership rosters, minutes, newsclippings, newsletters, and a scrapbook. The collection documents the membership, fundraising activities, and functions of the San Antonio Mother's Service Organization.
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Creator: The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 2000, following a restructuring of the university. As of 2009, the college comprises eleven departments. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program provides an opportunity for select students to conduct original oral history research.
Content: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
UA 15.01.12 - Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Oral History Collection, 1967-2011
Creator: The Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection originated from a regional meeting of the Texas Historical Commission held in Bandera, TX in 1973 calling for the creation of an oral history program to document the history of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Content: The Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection consists of 939 interviews conducted since 1967 and document a broad range of activities related to life in Texas.