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African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio

Creator Abstract: The African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio was founded in August 2017 by four quilters. The organization creates and exhibits quilts that illustrate San Antonio’s African American history and community.
Content Abstract: The collection contains a small scrapbook and materials relating to quilt exhibitions.

Austin, Helen Cloud.

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

Batiste, Gertrude

Creator Abstract: 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 Abstract: 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.

Berler, Beatrice.

Creator Abstract: Beatrice Berler (Beady) was an author, translator, and President and Trustee of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee from 1971 to 1973. She founded and led the San Antonio chapter of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee, overseeing the annual book sale and the Books to Prisons program. She was also involved with Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Berler authored one book, The Conquest of Mexico: A Modern Rendering of William H. Prescott's History, and translated many others.
Content Abstract: The Beatrice (Beady) Berler Papers span the years 1920-1998 and mostly document her work on Mariano Azuela's Epistolario y archivo: Recopilación, notas y apéndices de Beatrice Berler and include original correspondence and archival material Berler assembled related to Mariano Azuela. The papers include Berler's work with Friends of San Antonio Public Library and Brandeis University National Women's Committee programs. Materials include correspondence, clippings, book excerpts, scrapbooks, biographical information, college papers, awards, and photographs.

Briscoe, Hattie Elam

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: 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.

Brown and Lane Family

Creator Abstract: The Brown and Lane family included Isaac Newton Brown, Jeanie Valliant Autry Brown, Henry Denison Brown, Jeanie Valliant Brahan Brown, Martha Brown Storm, Elise Denison Brown Lane, Barton George Lane, Sr., Elise Lila Lane Grohe, Henry Lane, Dorothy Florence Lane Brennan, and Barton George Lane, Jr. These individuals represent four generations of the Brown and Lane family and their correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1803 through 2002 and includes correspondence between several generations of the family. The proliferation of correspondence demonstrates close ties between family members that were maintained over time and distance. Also included in the papers are Chi Omega sorority materials from Elise Denison Brown Lane, financial records, genealogy notebooks charts, and certificates, diplomas, and assorted materials.

Bufton, Anne, 1899-

Creator Abstract: Anne Bufton, born in 1899, rose to national prominence through her dedication to helping others through community service. Claiming she was 18, Bufton joined the Women's Royal Naval Air Service during World War I in 1915. She was a 30-year member, and past president (1962-1964) of the Women's Overseas Service League, a national organization of women who served overseas during times of military conflict.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of a digital image of Anne Bufton in uniform on a train departing from Merheim, Germany in 1919, and an August 8, 2000 article from the Camas-Washougal Post-Record newspaper on Bufton's life.

Carmen M. Charneco

Creator Abstract: Carmen Ma. Charneco was a high school student at Escuela Superior de Aguadilla.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of one sewing portfolio with examples of stitching and embroidery.

Carter, Aline B.

Creator Abstract: Aline B. Carter is most widely known for her work as a poet, but she was also interested in music, art, philosophy and astronomy. Aline served as Poet Laureate of Texas from 1947-1949 and as vice-president of the Poetry Society of Texas. Aline was widely admired for her charity. She visited jails to comfort and encourage prisoners to practice religion in daily life.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, notebooks, diaries, newsclippings, photographs and a historical fiction manuscript documents the life of Aline B. Carter and five generations of her family. Included are a collection consisting of a series of letters documenting life in San Antonio as it was experienced and described by the Carter family from 1823-1970.

Carter, Emma Martin.

Creator Abstract: Emma Martin Carter was the founder of the Federation Church Women in San Antonio in 1920. She was founding president of the Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County and National Democratic Delegate to the 1924 DNC in New York. Carter was also a member of the Alamo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Colonists and the Rebekah Lodge.
Content Abstract: The collection the years 1896-1957 and consists of correspondence, scrapbook materials, newsclippings, and materials on the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

Castleberry, Mary Ann Blocker, 1924-1995.

Creator Abstract: Mary Ann Blocker Castleberry was a proponent of historic preservation efforts in Texas and San Antonio. She served in leadership roles on the Board of Directors of the Texas Heritage Council, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and the San Antonio Conservation Society.
Content Abstract: This collection consists of historical preservation materials and files related to Texas.

Chapa, Francisco A. Family

Creator Abstract: The Francisco A. Chapa family included Francisco A. Chapa, founder of Chapa Drug Company and La Botica de Leon (the Lion Drugstore); Adelaida Rivas Chapa, of the Rivas family, wife of Francisco A. Chapa; Frank L. Chapa, son of Francisco and Adelaida Chapa; Blanche Laborde, of the Laborde family, wife of Frank L. Chapa; Isabel and Beatrice Chapa, daughters of Francisco and Adelaida Chapa.
Content Abstract: The Francisco A. Chapa Family Papers consist of correspondence, drug store records, legal documents, military records, clippings, photographs, and assorted materials.

Denman, Fannie Lee

Creator Abstract: Fannie Lee Denman was born in San Angelo on October 20, 1915. She married Leroy G. Denman, Jr. and moved to San Antonio, where she worked with volunteer organizations to improve San Antonio’s public health, cultural and educational institutions. Fannie Lee Denman died in on December 13, 2006.
Content Abstract: The Fannie Lee Denman papers consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical and assorted materials.

Douglass Family

Creator Abstract: The Douglass family of San Antonio, Texas, included Ray Keller Douglass, active member of the Scientific Society, the Open Forum, and the Shakespeare Club; her daughter, Vaughan Douglass, schoolteacher, active member of the San Antonio Historical Association, and San Antonio branch president of the American Association of University Women from 1947-1949; her son, Jack Douglass III, church volunteer; and his wife, Leota Scott Douglass, exhibiting artist.
Content Abstract: The Douglass Family Papers includes printed materials, programs, scrapbooks, clippings, brochures, household receipts, correspondence, yearbooks, curricula, art periodicals, postcards, maps, photographs, place cards, color lithographs, and assorted ephemera.

Duggan, Margaret Bridget, 1940-2007.

Creator Abstract: Margaret Bridget Duggan was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1963 and served overseas in Okinawa, Japan, and Thailand. From 1975-1977, she was commander of a basic military training squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. In 1977, Margaret Duggan was sent to Iran to integrate women into the Iranian armed forces, but had to flee in 1979 when the Shah of Iran was overthrown. She retired from the Air Force in 1982.
Content Abstract: The bulk of this collection is comprised of awards, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Duncan, Lucy E.and Zimmerman, Jill

Creator Abstract: Lucy E. Duncan and Jill Zimmerman met at Texas Woman's University around 1975. After leaving the university in 1979, they settled in San Antonio, Texas and began careers as professional librarians. Duncan and Zimmerman were very involved with the local women's community and were part of the WomanSpace Collective.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of 22 lesbian and feminist t-shirts and one cap.

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.

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.

Gaul, Malinda.

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: This collection includes materials from the local organizations Gaul was involved with, including correspondence, directories, membership materials, newsletters and reports.

Glasberg, Bella

Creator Abstract: Mrs. Bella Glasberg was an active member of several Jewish women’s organizations in San Antonio. The height of her activity occurred from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. She was elected president of the San Antonio Section, National Council of Jewish Women for the 1943-1944 term. Glasberg also served as president and was a long-term member of The San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah.
Content Abstract: The Bella Glasberg Papers document her involvement in San Antonio Jewish women’s organizations from 1936-1970, and consist of administrative records, printed materials, ephemera and a scrapbook.

Glossbrenner, Ernestine 1932-

Creator Abstract: Ernestine Glossbrenner served 16 years as Texas State Representative from 1977 until her retirement in 1993. While she contributed important legislation to other causes such as worker safety, Glossbrenner is most known for her victories in the realm of public education. Glossbrenner was heavily involved with local and national women's organizations during her time in office.
Content Abstract: The Ernestine Glossbrenner Papers document the State Representative's career through correspondence, legal documentation, photographs, awards and printed materials. These papers also include materials of her time as an educator before assuming office in 1977. Finally, a small amount of her post-political activities are documented through 1996. The collection is separated into three series: Political Career, Texas Women's Political Caucus and Personal Records.

Goethel, Bessie G., 1906-2001.

Creator Abstract: Bessie G. Goethel served as part of the Bexar County Red Cross Motor Corps during World War II and volunteered her dog, Fritizie, to the war effort.
Content Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, printed material and ephemera documenting the World War II period.

Griffith, Ilse, 1900-1999.

Creator Abstract: Ilse Griffith was a volunteer with The San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Herb Society, Institute of Texas Cultures and Texas Folklore Society.
Content Abstract: This collection consists of brochures, clippings, newsletters and assorted printed materials primarily related to historic landmarks in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Hicks Family

Creator Abstract: The Hicks Family Papers consist of items from four women: Lesli Hicks, Martha Hicks, Mrs. J.R. Beane, and Adelaide Woodlee.
Content Abstract: Materials include correspondence, photographs, correspondene course materials and an oral history interview.

Johnson, Lollie.

Creator Abstract: Lollie Johnson was a successful bartender and nightclub owner in San Antonio. The success of her nightclub businesses was credited to her total commitment to the San Antonio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community, which made up the majority of her customer base. Lollie was also active in local community groups.
Content Abstract: The Lollie Johnson Papers include newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, negatives, a small notebook, a wooden plaque for the Hypothesis Club, menus, programs, t-shirts, shoes, caps, a stained glass window from the Noo Zoo Company, Teleservice Resources records, Lollie’s résumé and her obituary.

Jones, Lu Elsie

Creator Abstract: From 1961 to 1989, Lu Elsie Jones was actively involved in several women's organizations in San Antonio, including the Women of the Church of Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, the San Antonio Musical Club, the Woman’s Breakfast Club, the American Association of University Women--San Antonio Branch (including its Morning Interior Decorating Group), the Selini Study Group, and the San Antonio Council of Delphian Chapters. She is referred to as Lu Elsie Nagel and Mrs. Clair L. Jones in many of the yearbooks in this collection.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1937 through 1989 (with the bulk from 1981-1988) and documents the roles Lu Elsie Jones had in the organizations to which she belonged. Yearbooks from various women's organizations comprise the bulk of the collection. Other material includes rosters, a commitment book, invitations, and a scrapbook.

Joseph, Margaret

Creator Abstract: Margaret Joseph was the Assistant Director for Public Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library from 1973 until her retirement in 2001. She was one of the first librarians hired in the UTSA Library. From 1987 through 1996, Joseph served on the Women's History Week Organizing Committee, producing library exhibits and bibliographies on various topics in women's history. She also worked on the Women's Walk for Athletics from 1992-1993.
Content Abstract: The papers span the years 1987 through 1996 and comprise documentation of Margaret Joseph's involvement with UTSA Women's History Week and Women's Walk for Athletics. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, programs, flyers and brochures, bibliographies of women's history subjects, captions for exhibit materials, issues of the Roadrunner newsletter, and handwritten notes.

Kowalski, Rosemary, 1924-

Creator Abstract: Rosemary Kowalski is a San Antonio community leader and philanthropist involved in San Antonio's cultural, arts, human service, religious, and educational organizations. She purchased Uncle Ben's Barbecue restaurant with her husband in 1946, which developed into Catering by Rosemary, a successful catering business that eventually grew into a full service event planning company, The RK Group.
Content Abstract: The Rosemary Kowalski Papers contain correspondence, photographs, clippings, appointment calendars, awards, audiovisual recordings, and electronic records pertaining to Rosemary's personal life, the history of her catering business, and her involvement in the community.

Kretzschmar, Angelina.

Creator Abstract: Angelina Kretzschmar, a social activist and feminist, worked for the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston from 1974-1996. During her tenure at Fort Sam Houston, Kretzschmar filed serveral discrimination charges against management on behalf of herself and of the National Federation of Federal Employees Union-Local 28.
Content Abstract: The Angelina Kretzschmar Papers document discrimination cases (1989-1996) that Kretzschmar filed against management at Fort Sam Houston. Also included are records Kretzschmar collected as a member of more than fifteen local, regional, and national organizations. Materials that Kretzschmar amassed in the sixteen years as a community activist include correspondence, newsletters and other publications, brochures, pamphlets, campaign materials, government documents and other legislative materials, minutes, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The papers also include materials related to events and projects she worked on as a social activist in the San Antonio area.

Krier, Cyndi Taylor, 1950-

Creator Abstract: Cyndi Taylor Krier represented Bexar County in the Texas Senate for two terms from 1984 through 1992. In 1992, Krier was the first woman and first Republican elected as Bexar County Judge.
Content Abstract: The Cyndi Taylor Krier Papers consist of correspondence, awards, subject files, working files, campaign materials, fundraising materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, telephone and mail logs, speeches, daily schedules and scrapbooks.

Laxton, Rosalie Hollenbeck, 1928-

Creator Abstract: Rosalie Laxton worked for 31 years in civil service with the Air Force, Army, Navy and NASA. She was a member and president of the Federally Employed Women, an active member of her church, and more recently, an artist and docent and the River Art Group and New Braunfels Art League.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of Rosalie Laxton's activities with the Federally Employed Women and her attendance at the International Women's Year / Conference on Women (Mexico City, 1975).

Longwith, Jean, 1917-2003.

Creator Abstract: Jean Longwith helped establish the San Antonio Collection Radio, Television and Film program during her tenure at the college from 1964 to 1983. She initiated, designed and developed the curriculum and served as the general manager for the college radio station KSYM, 90.1 FM, the first community college radio station in Texas.
Content Abstract: The Jean Longwith Papers consist of correpondence, clippings, calendars, press release notes and a resource bibliography.

López, Arcadia H., 1909-

Creator Abstract: Arcadia Hernandez Lopez was born December 21, 1909, and came to the West Side of San Antonio with her family as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. She overcame a language barrier and poverty to earn her Doctorate and become one of the first bilingual educators in Texas. She was the author of her own biography, Barrio Teacher. Lopez was married but had no children. She died at the age of 97 and upon her death she donated $700,000 to establish the UTSA Arcadia Lopez Endowed Scholarship fund for bilingual education.
Content Abstract: Boxes contain albums of photographs, clippings, and cards; a datebook; Margil yearbook from 1920 from Our Lady of the Lake University; scrapbooks documenting her life, travels and career, consist of photographs, clippings, certificates, and various cards; a distinguished service award; and Santitos.

Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio

Creator Abstract: The Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association of San Antonio (MABPW), was organized by Luz Escamilla in 1972. The organization works to promote the image of the Mexican American woman and advocate for working women through community outreach, education, activism, and scholarship programs.
Content Abstract: The collection documents the history, structure, function, activities, and events of the club through legal documents, minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, planning materials, programs, newsletters, and photographs.

Negley, Laura Burleson, 1890-1973

Creator Abstract: Laura Burleson Negley was the first woman from Bexar County elected to the Texas legislature. Richard Negley founded Negley Paint Company and was director of Alamo National Bank in San Antonio. The couple had 3 sons, two of whom lost their lives in World War II.
Content Abstract: The collection primarily consists of correspondence between Laura Burleson Negley and her immediate family members. These papers show the social and business ties that the family maintained in San Antonio, and illustrate the etiquette and social customs of the time. The papers also personalize the war experience (WWII) and its impact on families in San Antonio.

Nye, Naomi Shihab

Creator Abstract: Naomi Shihab Nye has published several books of poetry, writings for children, and the young adult novel Habibi, and wrote as a columnist for Organica: A Magazine of Art and Activism. Nye has also worked as a visiting writer in schools at all grade levels. Her university teaching experience includes the University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Nye received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has won several awards, including four Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a National Book Award Finalist in 2002.
Content Abstract: Collection includes the typescripts, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and other pre-publication forms of the writings of poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye. Writings include early and revised drafts of poems, essays, and other writings. Published work is supplemented by hundreds of unpublished poems. These working papers are accompanied by notebooks dating back to Nye's school years, an extensive correspondence file with authors, editors, publishers, family members and fans, copies of her publications in book form, and her contributions to books and journals. Also present is extensive material about Nye, including audiovisual materials, work relating to her teaching in public schools, and photographs.

Perry, Carmen

Creator Abstract: Carmen Perry was the first Special Collections Librarian in the Library of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She held this position from 1974 until her retirement in 1981. She was named a fellow by the Texas State Historical Association subsequent to the 1975 publication of With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution, her translation of the De la Peña diary (La Rebelión de Texas).
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1973 through 1988 and documents Perry's tenure as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library, the publication of Perry's With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution, and subsequent primary source research in Spain. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, manuscripts for publication, photographs, clippings, and other materials.

Petri, Lucie.

Creator Abstract: During World War II, Lucie Petri ran hotels in Paris for American women serving overseas. She served as president of the New York unit of the Women's Overseas Service League and in 1967, Petri was elected national president of the organization. During the late1940s, Petri served as president of the overseas division of the National Council of Catholic Women.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, clippings, and assorted Women's Overseas Service League (WOSL) materials.

Phillips, Linda and Phillips, Cynthia

Creator Abstract: Linda and Cynthia Phillips were married in Dallas in 1958. Over the years, the couple became prominent within the transgender community of Central and South Texas. Linda and Cynthia also became affiliated with many transgender organizations. The most notable was the Boulton and Park Society of San Antonio, which the couple joined shortly after its formation in 1986. They also had a strong presence in the San Antonio community as the primary organizers of the Texas "T" Party, a Boulton and Park-sponsored event that became the largest annual convention for crossdressers in the nation. The Phillips gained national exposure in the early 1990s following their appearances on major television talk shows. Much of their time during the 1990s was dedicated to educating the public and other members of the transgender community on their experiences as a transgender couple.
Content Abstract: The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers document the couple's attempt to educate other transgender singles and couples based on experience gained in their own relationship. Additionally, the collection reflects the Phillips' active involvement in raising awareness of the transgender culture among the general population. Included are newsletters, articles, announcements, pamphlets, papers, magazines, and correspondence collected by the couple during the time of their association with the Boulton and Park Society. The materials are arranged in series by function, with Boulton and Park Society making up the bulk of the collection.

Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas.

Creator Abstract:
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.

Prentiss, Martha

Creator Abstract: Martha Prentiss was an activist, artist, and actor in San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of print materials, photographs, and ephemera documenting Prentiss' involvement with the LGBTQ community and her work as an actor and artist.

Pritchard, Linda

Creator Abstract: From 1980 to 1993, Linda Pritchard was Assistant Professor of History in the Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio. From 1993-1998, she served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Content Abstract: The Linda Pritchard Papers pertain to her academic career at UTSA and her research on women in relation to economic development and to religion in the United States. The collection includes administrative records, correspondence, committee files, planning materials, and research articles.

Purdy, Virginia "Ginger"

Creator Abstract: Purdy has been involved in the founding and leadership of numerous women's organization in the San Antonio area. Purdy formulated her ideas of the "middle woman" in 1996 book, which has a foreward by Ann Richards, Come On In, There's Room For US All: Finding Your Place in the Women's Movement; Finally! The Middle Woman Speaks Up and Out.
Content Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence, project files, brochures and VHS cassettes documenting Purdy's work with Network Power/Texas along with her other projects.

Quaglia, Prima Rose.and Attridge, Helen M.

Creator Abstract: Prima Rose Quaglia and Helen M. Attridge were two educators from Boston who vacationed in Mexico in 1948.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of one scrapbook and one photograph album detailing Quaglia and Attridge's vacation to Mexico in 1948, as well as their stops in San Antonio and New Orleans on their return to Boston.

Quillin, Ellen Schulz, 1892-1970

Creator Abstract: Ellen Quillin was founder and Director of the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas. She studied, taught, and promoted the natural sciences, including botany and herpetology.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of photos taken by Ellen Quillin, as well as photos collected by her but taken by others. The photos depict rural landscapes, ranching activities, and structures throughout western and central Texas, as well as along the southern Gulf Coast of Texas.

Radmann, Francille

Creator Abstract: Francille Radmann was a job search trainer for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) between 1971 and 1999. In this state-funded position she taught people basic job search and interviewing skills. When the TEC was reformed into the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in 1996, many employees were concerned with the outcome of the transition, and what it would mean for state employee benefits and jobs. During and after the transition, Radmann was involved in state workers rights issues, and held membership in the Texas State Employees Union for the Communication Workers of America. She also lobbied against Texas state legislation that would decrease benefits for state workers and would allow the privatization of jobs currently held by state workers.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1969 through 1999 and documents Francille Radmann's work for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) and state workers' concerns that resulted from the transition of the Texas Employment Commission to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The collection includes correspondence, legislative materials, manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, office files, personnel records, reports, and other documents related to Radmann's work and activism.

Richardson, Willie Young

Creator Abstract: Willie Young Richardson was a San Antonio public school educator for 32 years, as well as a well-known artist, poet, and novelist. Richardson was the first African American artist to become a member of the River Art Group in San Antonio.
Content Abstract: One binder of scrapbook pages containing photographs, clippings, programs, diplomas, and certificates which document the education, teaching career, and art career of Willie Young Richardson.

Riddle, Katharine P.

Creator Abstract: Katharine "Kittu" Riddle’s work has consisted of helping others, whether as a missionary, or serving on committees and boards, most of which were for women- and children-based programs or initiatives.
Content Abstract: The Katharine Riddle Papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, clippings, proposals, proofs, galley pages, programs, and newsletters. Of note are assorted publications and articles by Katharine Riddle.

Schott, Linda.

Creator Abstract: Linda Kay Schott was an Associate Professor of History and American Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Schott was the driving force behind the establishment of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender at UTSA, now the UTSA Library's Archives and Special Collections Department. Before coming to UTSA, Schott worked as a history and humanities instructor at Southwest Texas State University and Texas Lutheran University. She is the author of Reconstructing Women's Thoughts: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom before World War II.
Content Abstract: The collection chiefly includes writings and teaching materials, with some personal items. Writings include Schott's dissertation, as well as numerous scholarly articles and a book manuscript pertaining to American history, with an emphasis on women's history. Teaching materials primarily document Schott's positions at Texas Lutheran University and Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and include Schott's notes, syllabi, articles, and general curriculum information. Personal items comprise correspondence, school papers, and newspaper clippings.

Sinkin, Fay and Sinkin, William

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: The William and Fay Sinkin 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.

Stanley, Margaret King.

Creator Abstract: Margaret King Stanley has resided in San Antonio for much of her life where she has been heavily involved in the local performing arts community, including the San Antonio Performing Arts Association, San Antonio Opera Guild and the San Antonio Symphony.
Content Abstract: The majority of this collection documents Margaret King Stanley's extensive work within the San Antonio arts community. Material types present are planning materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, programs, brochures, audio tapes, photographs and assorted ephemera.

Swearingen, Winifred, 1868-1938 and Swearingen, Patrick Henry, 1865-1919.

Creator Abstract: Winifred Swearingen was a co-founder of the San Antonio Woman's Club in 1898 and involved in other San Antonio organization. Patrick Swearingen was a prominent attorney in San Antonio, with business in south Texas and Mexico.
Content Abstract: This collection is composed entirely of correspondence. The bulk of the correspondence is between Winifred McCraw and Patrick Henry Swearingen, but there are also letters from other family members and friends.

Terrett, Vivian Johnson Hamlin, 1903-2001

Creator Abstract: Vivian Johnson Hamlin Terrett spent most of her adult life as a resident of San Antonio, Texas, where she was an active member of civic and cultural organizations. Mrs. Terrett held a number of leadership positions in civic and historical preservation organizations. Positions included: Chairman, A Night in Old San Antonio, 1960-1961; President, San Antonio Conservation Society, 1961-1963 and 1971-1973; Director, Fiesta San Antonio Commission, 1961-1966; President, Texas State Historic Theatre Foundation of San Jose Mission, 1964; Vice-President, and founding member, San Antonio Arts Council, 1965-1966; President, Woman's Pavilion for HemisFair, 1966-1968; and Chairman, San Antonio Bicentennial Commission, 1975-1977. She received numerous citations for her work.
Content Abstract: Printed material, correspondence, reports, photographs, scrapbook material, and artifacts, 1966-90, document Vivian Johnson Hamlin Terrett's work in civic and cultural organizations in San Antonio, Texas, notably the Woman's Pavilion at HemisFair '68 and the San Antonio Bicentennial Commission. There are also personal items in the collection.

Texas Nurses Association. District 8

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: The Texas Nurses Association, District 8 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.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Creator Abstract: This is the general oral history collection of University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Creator Abstract: Signs and related ephemera in the collections were created by a variety of members of the public and UTSA students who attended rallies and marches in the San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Austin areas. UTSA Special Collections made public requests for the donation of these materials.
Content Abstract: The collection consists mostly of hand made signs but also includes artist prints, a pink knitted hat, two buttons, a sticker, and a small amount of flyers.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Creator Abstract: The Zine Collection is an artificial collection assembled by UTSA Libraries Special Collections.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of over 250 zines, most of which originate from San Antonio and other locations in Texas.

University of Texas at San Antonio. Archives for Research on Women and Gender.

Creator Abstract: In 1997 the Center for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG) and the Archives for Research on Women and Gender (ARWG) initiated an oral history project to go along with that year's Women's History Week then, which was "Telling Our Stories/Contando Nuestras Historias." Utilizing an advisory board , the CSWG and ARWG chose a select number of San Antonio women who have made significant contributions to the community.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, biographical information, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts. The interviews were conducted February through July of 1997.

University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for the Study of Women and Gender

Creator Abstract: The Center for the Study of Women and Gender was an educational and research component of the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1993-2001. The Center was responsible for planning and executing Women's History Week, holding conferences on women's history topics, developing degree programs in women and gender studies, and administering grants. The Center's faculty was also integral in the establishment of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Professor Linda Schott was the Center's Director. The Center was overseen by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences until that college's dissolution in 2000. Due to budgetary reallocations, the Center was reclassified as a program within the history department in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts in 2001.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1993 through 2001 and includes the administrative, operating, and planning files of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Administrative files include annual reports and strategic plans; operating files document the day-to-day operations of the Center through correspondence, publications, fiscal records, newsletters, and other materials; and planning files pertain to Women's History Week, various conferences hosted by the Center, and other projects and include correspondence, brochures, posters, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, and other materials.

University of Texas at San Antonio. Women's Studies Institute

Creator Abstract: The Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2003. The WSI functions as a student center and a community outreach institute.
Content Abstract: This collection spans the years 1981 through 2019 and includes records of the Women's Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as records created by the UTSA Center for the Study of Women and Gender. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, posters, photographs, and other materials.

Van de Putte, Leticia.

Creator Abstract: Leticia Van de Putte has been a member of the Texas Legislature since 1991. First as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (District 115) and then as a member of the Texas Senate (District 26).
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and awards.

Vexler, Esther, 1918-2016

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: 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

Creator 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.
Content Abstract: 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.

Watters, Curtis Fisher, 1893-1982.

Creator Abstract: Curtis Fisher Watters raised 3 daughters on her own in early 20th century Texas and was one of the first Certified Medial Records Librarians in the state.
Content Abstract: The Curtis Fisher Watters Papers document the life of an independent Texas woman and four generations of her family and friends through photographs, scrapbooks, books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

Whitehead, Beck

Creator Abstract: Beck Whitehead is a San Antonio artist who served as Chair of Papermaking and Book Arts at the Southwest School of Art until 2016. Whitehead is a papermaker who creates paper paintings and one-of-a-kind books.
Content Abstract: The collection documents three of Beck Whitehead’s book and paper arts projects undertaken between 2001-2018. It includes prototypes, mock ups, and test printing used by Whitehead in the creative process.

Wilson, Louita Dodson 1917-1992.

Creator Abstract: Louita Wilson Dodson was a petroleum geologist, anthropologist, author, and community leader in Texas.
Content Abstract: Autobiographical papers of Louita Dodson Wilson consist of works, notes, letters, legal documents, printed material, and artwork created during the latter part of her life.

Wright, Zoe, 1928-

Creator Abstract: Natalie (Zoe) Wright served on the Board of Directors of the Woman's Pavilion at HemisFair 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the first world's fair ever to be held in Texas. She was born in 1928 in San Antonio, living in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, for most of her life. She attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1945-1946 as a drama major. She has been active in several civic organizations including the San Antonio Conservation Society, Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio, San Antonio Art League, American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.
Content Abstract: This collection is comprised of one scrapbook, compiled by HemisFair 1968 Woman's Pavilion Board of Directors member Zoe Wright. The scrapbook spans the years 1967 through 1968 and includes materials documenting HemisFair 1968, with a particular focus on materials generated by and relating to the Woman's Pavilion.