Gloria Primera Collection of 1977 National Women's Conference Memorabilia

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US TxSaT SC.037

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Gloria Primera Collection of 1977 National Women's Conference Memorabilia


  • 1974-1980, bulk 1977 (Creation)


3 boxes (0.5 linear feet)

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Biographical history

Gloria Witt Primera was born in San Antonio in 1938. She attended Trinity University in the 1950s, and worked for many years as an educator, including at San Antonio College.

In a 2017 interview with Texas Public Radio, Ms. Primera cited reading Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" in 1970 as the turning point that led to her activism in the women's rights movement. She joined a local San Antonio group called the Women's Liberation Movement, and then joined the local chapter of the National Organization of Women, which held its meetings at Trinity University. In 1977, NOW was looking for women to participate in the torch relay from Seneca Falls to Houston, and Ms. Primera volunteered. She ran a short segment carrying the torch, and then attended the National Women's Convention in Houston.

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Collection of memorabilia related to the 1977 National Women's Conference collected by Gloria Primera. Ms. Primera, a resident of San Antonio, was one of the runners who participated in the torch relay leading up to the convention. This collection consists of news clippings, print ephemera, her torch bearer shirt, and buttons from the convention.

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This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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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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Donated by Gloria Primera, February 2019.

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  • Citation: Gloria Primera Collection of 1977 National Women's Conference Memorabilia. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).

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Processed by Colleen Hoelscher, February 2022.

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