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Tolson, Chester L., 1923-2015

  • LCNAF n 2002103749
  • Person
  • 1923-2015

Reverend Chester L. Tolson was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and served as pastor at numerous Presbyterian churches. He also served as the Church Executive for the Presbytery of Los Angeles, the Capital Funds Director for the Presbyterian Church USA, and Development Officer for the Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Rev. Tolson taught religion at Lewis and Clark College, and was the Assistant to the President under Dr. James Laurie at Trinity University (1967-1969). He was the author of books on prayer and church fundraising. Rev. Tolson lived for many years in Apple Valley, California, with his wife Carol and four children. He passed away in 2015.

Sullivan, William C.

  • LCNAF n 79062647
  • Person
  • 1912-1977

William Cornelius Sullivan joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent in 1941. Following the war, he served in a series of administrative posts. He was appointed the head of intelligence operations in 1961. Sullivan was forced into retirement due to a dispute with J. Edgar Hoover in 1971. Both during and following his time at the Bureau, Sullivan was an outspoken critic of Hoover's policies and abuse of power within the FBI. Sullivan was viewed as an intellectual and an expert on the Communist Party in the United States. Sullivan died in 1977 of an accidental gunshot wound while hunting. He was married with three children.

Women Intercollegiate Athletics Oral History Project

  • UA13.001
  • Corporate body
  • 2017-

The oral histories were conducted by the Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, beginning in fall of 2017 to provide greater insight into the pre-1982 history of Trinity women’s intercollegiate athletics. Committee members include university historian and professor emeritus R. Douglas Brackenridge, retired physical education professor Shirley Rushing Poteet, university archivist and records manager Jessica C. Neal, alumna and former athlete Betsy Gerhardt Pasley (1977), and senior reference librarian Meredith Elsik. This oral history project endeavors to create an archival collection that captures the recorded spoken memories of alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators. This project also seeks to collect publications, past audio and video interviews, photographs, and memorabilia that document women’s athletics at Trinity.

Sansom, John William, 1834-1920

  • LCNAF n 92047485
  • Person
  • 1834-1920

John William Sansom was born in Dallas County, Alabama, on February 5, 1834. His family moved to the Republic of Texas in the winter of 1838-1839. Sansom joined the Texas Rangers in 1855, and rose to the rank of captain in 1856. During the Civil War Sansom was a staunch Union supporter, and joined the Union Loyal League, an underground militia. After the Battle of Nueces River, where the Unionist militia was attacked by Conferederate soldiers, Sansom escaped and joined the First Texas Cavalry, a Union regiment made up of Texan soldiers. In 1905, Sansom authored "Battle of Nueces River in Kinney County, Tex., Aug. 10, 1862," considered the authoritative account of the battle. After the Civil War, Sansom continued military service in the Texas Rangers until 1883. He spent the remainder of his career ranching, before retiring in 1904.

Sansom married Helen Victoria Patton in 1860. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. Sansom died on June 19, 1920 in San Antonio.

Sigma Theta Tau

  • UA07.001
  • 1955-

Sigma Theta Tau is a local sorority on the Trinity University campus in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1955 as the Kampus Kubs, the organization initially served as a two-year social and service club for sophomore and freshman women. In 1957, the Kampus Kubs expanded into a four-year club for women in all class years and adopted as its name the Greek letters Sigma Theta Tau--a designation that incorporated the concepts of sofía, thárros, and timí in Greek, or “wisdom, courage, and honor.”

Participation in the organization fluctuated in the 1960s with members graduating, marrying, or leaving Trinity to pursue their studies at other universities. In 1966, the smaller Kappa Psi Omega sorority, which faced similar recruitment and retention challenges, merged with Sigma Theta Tau to form one larger club. This new arrangement retained the name and traditions of Sigma Theta Tau, including the group’s blue, silver, and white colors and its signature star and white carnation (or later, rose) symbols. Today the sorority sponsors Trinity campus activities and service projects in the San Antonio community through its membership of over fifty women students.

Huntley, Walter, Jr., 1948-

  • UA14.001
  • Person
  • 1948-

Walter Robert Huntley, Jr. was born on October 13, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas to Walter Huntley, Sr. and Elnora Huntley. Huntley attended Cambridge Elementary School, St. Peter Claver Catholic School, and Alamo Heights and Highlands High School. He enrolled at Trinity University in the fall of 1966, completing his degree in Biology in 1971, and a Masters in Urban Studies in 1973 under the tutelage of Dr. Earl Lewis. In 1977, he completed post-graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University and received a Certificate of Advanced Study from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. In 1999, he completed the Executive Leadership Seminar at the Aspen Institute.

In 1972, Huntley was granted a research internship opportunity at Research Atlanta, Inc. to focus on taxation and municipal finance issues in Atlanta and the metropolitan area. This opportunity enabled Huntley to perform policy work where he first entered politics as a volunteer in the 1973 mayoral campaign of Maynard Jackson, who became the first Black mayor of Atlanta. Following Jackson’s election, Huntley served from 1974 to 1982 as special assistant to Mayor Jackson, and was later appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Atlanta and then Chief of Staff for the Mayor. As Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, he helped plan such projects as the expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and other major projects in the City.

Huntley worked as a consultant during the administration of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor. He also held cabinet positions within the administrations of two other Atlanta mayors: Andrew Young, and William Campbell. In 1986, Mayor Young appointed Huntley to serve as President of the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation (now Invest Atlanta) where he served from 1986 to 1997. Huntley also served on the Bid Preparation Committee for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and he was a board member for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

In 1997, Huntley founded and served as President of Huntley Partners, Inc. a development advisory firm that specialized in providing market analysis and implementation plans for public/private development. Huntley Partners, Inc. was later acquired by CHA Consulting, an international engineering consulting firm in New York. Huntley was a partner in the firm and served as CHA’s Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Client Development from 2013 to 2015. Huntley continues to provide economic development consulting services as President of Huntley & Associates.

In 1996, Trinity University honored Huntley as the 1996 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Huntley has also been recognized for his athletic achievement. He is a former member of the UPI All-Texas Football Team, an Associated Press Small College Football All-American, a draftee of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a member of the Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1997, at the request of former President Ron Calgaard, Huntley became the first African-American Trustee of Trinity University. For more than two decades, Huntley has served on the Board of Trustees, including serving as Chairman of the Board for two years from 2010 to 2012. Additionally, Huntley has served on boards for a number of organizations. including The Fox Theater, Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the Georgia Cities Foundation.

Huntley resides with his wife, Joanne Doddy Fort, in Atlanta. Huntley has one daughter, Tyeise Huntley Jones, who works for the Chicago Public Schools and is married to the Honorable Daryl Jones, a judge on the Chicago Circuit Court; they are the parents of two boys – Justice and Chancellor.

Hilton, Ronald, 1911-2007

  • LCNAF no79134897
  • Person
  • 1911-2007

Ronald Hilton was born in Torquay, England, in 1911. He received both his BA and MA from Oxford University, and studied at the University of California-Berkeley. Hilton's teaching career began at the University of British Columbia; he joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1942. Hilton founded the Institute of Hispanic American Studies at Stanford in 1948. The institute published the Hispanic American Report, a monthly journal about the Spanish-speaking world, and broadcast radio programs. In 1965 Hilton founded the World Association of International Studies, where he edited the World Affairs Report, a quarterly journal featuring commentaries on world news. The journal went on to become the first journal in any field to appear in its entirety online when Hilton began publishing it on the world wide web in 1983. Outside of his scholarly pursuits, Hilton played an influential role in uncovering the secret preparations for the Bay of Pigs invasion, when he reported that it was an open secret in Guatemala that Cuban ex-nationals were training there to overthrow Fidel Castro. His report was published in The Nation, and led to the New York Times's investigation into the matter. Hilton passed away in 2007, and was survived by his wife, Mary Hilton, and his daughter, Mary Huyck.

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