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Communities Organized for Public Service (San Antonio, Tex.) and Metro Alliance (San Antonio, Tex.)

Creator Abstract:
Content Abstract: Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) is an organization of 26 parishes in the predominantly Hispanic, low-income West Side and South Side of San Antonio. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest of the Interfaith Area Foundation (IAF) organizations in Texas and, indeed, in the entire national network. The Metro Alliance, which shares office space and many resources with C.O.P.S., formed in 1989 through a merger of the East Side Alliance, composed of African American and Hispanic low- and lower-middle income churches, and the Metropolitan Congregational Alliance. The bulk of the collection consists of news clippings, project files, reports, budgets, programs and general office files.

Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society (San Antonio, Tex.)

Creator Abstract:
Content Abstract: As the site of one of San Antonio's first centralized wastewater treatment projects, Mitchell Lake spent most of the 20th century as a sewage collection site. The lake is positioned on a natural migratory bird route and serves as a resting point for tens of thousands of birds each year. When discharge of raw or partially treated effluent was discontinued in 1987, Mitchell Lake was recognized as a world-class bird-watching site. Bird watchers come from all over the world to see the unique variety of birds that visit there. Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society was a support group that assisted San Antonio Water System in protecting and developing the wildlife sanctuary. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative records, including correspondence, minutes, reports and financial records. Also included are typescript drafts, research materials and photographs.

San Antonio River Authority.

Creator Abstract:
Content 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. 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:
Content 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. The bulk of the collection is financial records.

Sinkin, Fay and Sinkin, William

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Content 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. The 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.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Creator Abstract:
Content Abstract: Materials in collection were compiled by University of Texas at San Antonio Archives staff. 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. Institute of Texan Cultures.

Creator Abstract:
Content 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. The vertical files were started in 1967 by the original Institute of Texan Cultures research staff, and 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.

Warren, John William

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Content Abstract: The John William Warren Papers are composed primarily of correspondence but also include legal documents. Portions of these documents are in the Spanish language. The legal documents cover the period from 1902 to 1948. Included within the papers is Autos de General Visita de Orcasitas, a handwritten document from 1768. The John William Warren Papers represent Texas business relations with Mexico in the early twentieth century.