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Pelzer, Karl J. (Karl Josef), 1909-1980

  • LCNAF n 83021344
  • Person
  • 1909-1980

Karl Pelzer was born in Oberpleis, Germany in 1909, and graduated from the University of Bonn, receiving his doctorate there in 1935. After coming to the United States, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at Johns Hopkins University. During World War II he was with the Office of War Information. From 1945-1947 he worked for the Department of Agriculture, in its office of foreign agricultural relations, and he was part of a unit that toured Japan, the Philippines and the East Indies to study the effects of war on agriculture. He was a member of the Yale University faculty from 1947 until his retirement in 1977, and was for many years the director of Southeast Asia Studies.

Pelzer was an authority on land use and the demographics of tropical regions, particularly Southeast Asia. He was the author of Population and Land Utilization and Pioneer Settlement in the Asiatic Tropics. Pelzer authored more than thirty-five publications, including books, journal articles, papers, and chapters.

Pelzer was married to Elizabeth Allerton Clark, and had two daughters. He died at his home in North Haven, Connecticut at the age of 71.

McGown, Marjorie (1893-1965)

  • Person
  • 1893-1965

Marjorie McGown was born in 1893, the daughter of prominent lawyer Floyd McGown and Mary Eliza Davis McGown (Mary Eliza Davis was the third daughter of Reverend Nicholas A. Davis, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Confederate chaplain, and early Trustee of Trinity University). Marjorie McGown moved to San Antonio as a young child, and attended the Shipley School in Pennsylvania, the Hartman School in New York, and the University of Poitiers in France. Miss McGown was prominent in San Antonio society and civic life. She served as the president of the Junior League of San Antonio, a member of the First Presbyterian Church's women's executive board, and president of the Timely Topics Club. She was the executive director of St. Mary's Hall and the executive director of the Bexar County Girl Scouts. Miss McGown never married and passed away in 1965, at the age of 72.

O'Bryant, Kathi Towery

  • Person
  • 1960s

Kathi Towery grew up in San Antonio and attended MacArthur High School and Trinity University. She was a member of the SPURS sorority. Towery graduated in 1968 with a focus on foreign languages. She is a jeweler in Bulverde, Texas.

Trinity University Special Collections and Archives

  • Corporate body
  • 1979-

The staff of Trinity University Special Collections and Archives will, upon occasion, assemble an artificial collection of related materials to serve as a teaching collection.

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) [espanol]

  • Corporate body
  • 1555-

San Miguel de Allende es un distrito en la región oeste de Guanajuato, México. El área fue el sitio de el pueblo Chichimeca llamado Izcuinapan antes de la llegada de el imperio español en las primeras décadas del siglo dieciséis. El pueblo fue establecido en el año 1555 por Bernardo Cossin y nombrado San Miguel el Grande. A mediados del siglo dieciocho, el pueblo era uno de los mas grandes asentimientos de Nueva España, con una población de que sobrepasada 30,000 residentes. San Miguel fue central en la guerra por la Independencia de México temprano en el siglo diecinueve; el nombre del pueblo fue cambiado a San Miguel de Allende en el año 1826 en honor al héroe revolucionario Ignacio Allende.

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