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Church Women United in San Antonio, Texas
Content Abstract: Church Women United in San Antonio, Texas is an ecumenical community of Christian women working as a unit of the national Church Women United organization, a “racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.” Church Women United in San Antonio is also active in the state and Area 7 levels of the organization. Reports, minutes and proceedings, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographs of Church Women United in San Antonio document its membership, history, organization, structure and activities on the local, area, state and national levels. The bulk of the material documents the organization and its work on the local level.
Church Women United in Texas
Content Abstract: Church Women United in Texas is an ecumenical community of Christian women in Texas who accept the purpose of the movement as stated in its bylaws. Originally formed in 1934, today CWU in Texas is composed of individual members and local units throughout the state. It is also affiliated with the national organization of Church Women United. Reports, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbook material document the organization, structure, and activities of Church Women United in Texas. The bulk of the collection documents executive board meetings, leadership council meetings, and the annual state meetings, from 1960-1999. However, also included in the collection are financial records, documentation of the state organization's work with local units, and scrapbook materials extending the knowledge and understanding of the state unit's history.
Church Women United in Texas Western Hills Unit
Content Abstract: The Western Hills unit of Church Women United in Texas, an ecumenical community of Christian women, was organized in 1990 in the Texas hill country, northwest of Austin, Texas. The collection spans the years 1990 through 2000 and includes reports, minutes, proceedings, printed material, and other printed and scrapbook material of the Western Hills Unit. Materials document the organization, structure, and activities of the unit, dating from its establishment in 1990 until its disbandment in 2000. The unit's participation in CWU's state and national projects is described in these materials, but the bulk of the material covers local activities.
Coleman, Eugene, Sutton, G.J. and Black, Rev. Claude W.
Content Abstract: 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. The SNAP News Collection was received from 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 .
Communities Organized for Public Service (San Antonio, Tex.) and Metro Alliance (San Antonio, Tex.)
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.
Fahringer, Catherine 1922-2008
Content Abstract: Catherine Fahringer (née Compton) gained local and national recognition as a full-time activist and author promoting the separation of church and state. 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.
Jones, Lu Elsie
Content 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. 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.
Content Abstract: ">The Loving Dozen is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the San Antonio, Texas community. The organization was founded in 1982 by Rudi R. Rodriguez to provide "at risk" children with social, nutritional, and educational development. Correspondence, auction item lists, financial reports, legal documents, marketing, publicity, agendas and meeting minutes, photographs, video cassette tapes, and donor lists created by the Loving Dozen organization between 1982 and 2001 make up the bulk of the collection.
Content Abstract: Helen McAllister was a member of Church Women United in Texas. The papers span the years 1977-2000 and contains materials related Church Women United. The material includes state and national assemblies, Bible studies, newsletters, some programs and audiocassettes, a VHS tape, slides, and other assorted miscellaneous material.
San Antonio Mother's Service Organization
Content Abstract: 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. 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.
Content Abstract: Mentoria Sherfield worked as an educator in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) where she specialized in teaching students with special needs. Over the decades, she made significant contributions to the field of teaching and education. The collection is comprised of programs and records from organizations of which Sherfield was or is a member.
Content Abstract: Founded in 1975, Super Adults operate as a ministry of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The purpose of the organization is to offer any adult individual opportunity for Christian fellowship for learning, for increasing self-confidence and self-respect, for promoting friendship, for supervised travel and for participation in recreational activities. This collection consists of newsletters, calendars, membership rosters, event planning materials and limited photographs.
University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Content Abstract: The San Antonio Black History Collection is an artifical collection created by UTSA Special Collections. The collection consists of printed materials that reflect African-American life in San Antonio in the 20th century. Many materials come from San Antonio funeral homes, schools, and churches. The collection has been arranged into the following series: businesses, churches, clubs and organizations, education, history, military, newspapers and magazines, and photographs.