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Austin, Helen Cloud.

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Content Abstract: 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. Correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, award programs, high school diploma, photographs, and a scrapbook document Austin's career and community involvement.

Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas.

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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.

Texas Nurses Association. District 8

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Content Abstract: The Texas Nurses Association is a statewide membership-based association of registered nurses. Founded in 1907, TNA is the oldest professional nursing association in Texas. The records span the years 1916 through 2007 and consist of administrative records, clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks and printed materials. The bulk of the materials in the collection are administrative records, much of which relate to a particular committee of the organization.

Vexler, Esther, 1918-2016

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Content Abstract: Esther Vexler, a native of San Antonio, was a yoga instructor and community volunteer. Esther Vexler did volunteer work with Jewish charities and was the first female president of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. She also worked with the League of Women Voters and the Child Guidance Clinic, amongst others. Includes correspondence, memoranda, advertisements, clippings, newsletters, and reports; also included are meeting minutes, agendas, organizational lists, coursework, and Vexler's master's thesis.

Vowell, Arvella Bentley

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Content Abstract: Arvella Bentley Vowell was a registered nurse who received her nurses training in 1929-1933. She worked full-time as a nurse in San Antonio, Texas, serving as a school nurse, private nurse, psychiatric nurse, and polio nurse. In addition, she was a visiting nurse at Kelly Field during World War II, a health nurse at Trinity University, and a staff nurse at Nix Hospital. She served as historian of the Texas Nurses Association, District 8, beginning in 1976. The Arvella Bentley Vowell Nurses Collection spans the years 1943 through 1994 and consists of clippings, correspondence, books, papers, a scrapbook, a ceramic lamp and a photograph. There is little biographical information, but there are clippings dating from the 1950s to the 1990s. The bulk of the materials consist of books from her personal library, most of which were published in the 1980s. These publications cover varying historical periods on nursing and important events in women's history, and two are signed by the authors.