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Fahringer, Catherine 1922-2008

Creator Abstract: Catherine Fahringer (née Compton) gained local and national recognition as a full-time activist and author promoting the separation of church and state.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, articles, essays, and awards documenting Catherine Fahringer’s efforts in promoting the separation of church and state. Specifically, the papers convey her role within the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its San Antonio chapter, Freethought Forum. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence, Printed Material and Awards. Correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection and two additions consisting of personal and business correspondence, memos, some clippings, and newsletters.

Fernandez, Rosita

Creator Abstract: Rosita Fernandez, a long time San Antonian and pioneer of Tejano music, gained international fame as a recording artist and movie star.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual material, and honors and awards, the bulk of which are in the form of plaques.The papers trace her career from the early days in radio, to her work in television and movie productions, through to her retirement in 1982 and subsequent activities.

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.

Finley, Patricia, 1919-1994.

Creator Abstract: Patricia Finley was born into a military family in 1919 at West Point, New York. She enjoyed writing journals, poems, and short stories and often participated in writing workshops where she wrote about her own experiences and recollections. After attending three different high schools, Finley graduated in 1935 at the age of 16 in Junction City, Kansas. After graduation, she moved with her family to Vermont where she attended college. In 1941, she went to work for the United States government at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana until 1942. She married Glenn Finley, United States Army 2nd Lieutenant, in 1943 and together they had four children. She was a writer in San Antonio during the 1980s and 1990s.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1941 through 1993 with the bulk of the material from 1986-1993. It is mostly comprised of writings including autobiographical essays, poetry, handwritten notes, clippings, photographs, letters, souvenirs, a writing aptitude test, various reading material, and assignments from the workshops she attended.

Flawn, Peter Tyrell, 1926-2017

Creator Abstract: Dr. Peter T. Flawn was the second president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, serving from 1973 to 1977. Flawn oversaw many milestones during his five-year tenure including the first classes held at the Koger Executive Center, receiving the first shipment of 120,000 books for the UTSA Library, presiding over the first commencement ceremony, and being instrumental in the University's receiving full accreditation for graduate programs by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He also served as the president of the University of Texas at Austin from 1979 to 1985 and as interim president from 1997 to 1998.
Content Abstract: The collection comprises a manuscript, written by second University of Texas at San Antonio President Peter T. Flawn, entitled The University of Texas at San Antonio: An Account of Its Early Years.

Foundation for a Compassionate Society

Creator Abstract: The Foundation for a Compassionate Society was founded by Genevieve Vaughan in 1988 in San Marcos, Texas. The Foundation operated as an umbrella organization for peace projects that Vaughan was involved with at the time.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of articles, brochures, pamphlets, clippings and other printed material.