Earl M. Lewis Symposium on Urban Affairs

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US TxSaTua UA0103

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Earl M. Lewis Symposium on Urban Affairs


  • 2004-2006 (Creation)


1.5 linear feet (1 records box, 1 document box)

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Biographical history

Frank Lubbock Miller IV (Char Miller) was born in 1951. He received a BA in History and Political Studies from Pitzer College, and an MA and PhD in History from Johns Hopkins University. Miller taught at Trinity University from 1981-2009, serving as Chair of the History Department and Director of Urban Studies. In 2002 he was named a Piper Professor, an award from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation for excellence in teaching and service to higher education in Texas. He also held the prestigious Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching. Miller is now the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. He is a Senior Fellow at the Pinchot Institution for Conservation and a Follow of the Forest History Society. Miller has authored numerous books and articles about environmental history and ecology.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of planning documentation, proceedings, and recordings of the two Earl M. Lewis Symposium on Urban Affairs held at Trinity University in 2004 and 2005. The symposiums were planned and carried out by the Director of the Urban Affairs program, Char Miller, with the assistance of Trinity University trustee and alum Walter Huntley. The first symposium was titled The City: Past, Present and Future which focused on San Antonio. The second symposium was titled A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and San Antonio. The symposium was named in honor of Earl M. Lewis, Professor Emeritus at Trinity. Lewis was the founding director of the graduate program in 1968. He was appointed George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies in 1982. Lewis retired from Trinity University in 1990.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged by symposium. Each symposium series has planning, proceedings, and media sub-series.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. Some material has been restricted for privacy concerns. If the file you have requested contains restricted material, please contact Special Collections staff to determine access permissions. The materials are non-circulating.

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Technical access

If access is desired for any media requiring viewing equipment, the Special Collections staff requests at least 24 hour notice. Please note we may not have necessary viewing and/or listening equipment depending on the media type.

Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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  • English

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    Transferred by Char Miller around 2009.

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    • Citation: Earl M. Lewis Symposium on Urbans Affairs Collection. UA0103. Special Collections and Archives. Coates Library. San Antonio (Tex.).

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    Archivist's note

    Processed and Finding Aid created by Abra Schnur, July 2023.

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