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1921 San Antonio Flood Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.023
  • Collection
  • 1921

Collection of primary source materials related to the 1921 flood in San Antonio, Texas, assembled by historian Dr. Char Miller.

Miller, Char, 1951-

Alumni Directories

  • US TxSaTua UA0070
  • Collection
  • 1979-2003

This collection consists of directories of alumni, published by Alumni Relations.

Alumni Relations and Development

Alumni Weekend Collection

  • US TxSaTua UA0071
  • Collection
  • 2005-2011

This collection consists of Alumni Weekend packets given to participants. Included in the packets are itineraries for the event and alumni updates.

Alumni Relations and Development

Armstrong Family Correspondence

  • US TxSaT SC.029
  • Collection
  • 1857-1897, n.d.

This collection consists of correspondence written or received by members of the Armstrong family and their associates. Some of the manuscripts are incomplete, with pages missing. Included are letters from Mary J. Durst, Mary Helena "Mollie" Durst Armstrong, and D.W.C. Baker. One letter's author is unidentified.

Armstrong Family

Assorted Trinity University Publications

  • US TxSaTua UA0075
  • Collection
  • 1875-

This collection consists of assorted Trinity University publications. The collection includes student and academic department publications, as well as publications from the administration.

Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Benjamin G. McLeskey Family Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0002
  • Collection
  • 1877-1915

This collection contains correspondence with Benjamin Gilbert McLeskey, as well as Ella and Minnie McLeskey. Also included are documents from Trinity University from when McLeskey was president. The collection is completed by B.G. McLeskey's personal bible.

McLeskey, Benjamin Gilbert, 1834-1885

Bill Bristow Art Department Files

  • US TxSaTua UA0147
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1985

The Bill Bristow Art Department Files include correspondence, records, scrapbooks, and photographs from Bristow's tenure as Art Department Chair, spanning from 1963-1985. The bulk of this collection dates to the 1960s and 1970s.

Bristow, Bill, 1937 -

Bill Case and Ann Walker Theater Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.032
  • Collection
  • 1938-1980

Collection of playbills and theater programs collected by Bill Case and Ann Walker of San Antonio. A majority of the collection comes from productions staged in New York City; some items represent productions in San Antonio, Chicago, and London.

Case, Bill (1905-2000)

Campus and Community Involvement Office Records

  • US TxSaTua UA0100
  • Collection
  • 1948 - 2010

This collection consists of office files of registered student organizations, events, and inter-office information. Student organizations files vary in content, but contain documentation like rosters, constitutions, flyers, and correspondence.

Office of Campus and Community Involvement

Char Miller Papers, 1930-2009

  • US TxSaTua UA0142
  • Collection
  • 1930-2009

The personal papers of Dr. Franklin Lubbock (Char) Miller IV document his tenure at Trinity University (1981-2009), academic research, publications and personal life. The material dates largely from 1930-2009, predominately focused on Dr. Miller’s time at Trinity. Any material prior to 1930 is related to Dr. Miller’s research materials. The collection includes the personal papers of Dr. Miller’s father, Frank L. Miller III; Dr. Miller’s personal correspondence commencing in the 1950s; Miller family genealogical research; copies of the articles, essays and reviews written by Dr. Miller; manuscripts and publications to which Dr. Miller contributed; conferences he attended and his teaching materials; as well as miscellaneous media related to all of the above subjects.

Miller, Char, 1951-

Claude and ZerNona Black Papers, 1890-2009

  • US TxSaT SC.001
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 2009 (predominant 1940-2008)

The personal papers of the Reverend Claude William Black, Jr. and his wife, ZerNona Stewart Black document their civil rights, community activism, and Baptist ministry activities, predominantly from the 1940s through 2008, in San Antonio, TX.

The collection spans the early 1900s through 2009 (the year of Reverend Black’s death). The bulk of the papers are relevant to Reverend Black’s activities, with approximately one-fifth related to ZerNona Black’s endeavors. Included are: audiocassettes, reel tape, videocassettes and movie film of events, sermons, and addresses; handwritten sermons and accompanying notes; annotated periodicals, including rare and specialized journals such The Crisis (NAACP), African Forum, and other African American publications; scrapbooks of memorabilia, ephemera and news clippings, about San Antonio and national events; communications with local and national leaders, including A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr.; photographs and slides of community and personal events; awards, certificates and governmental proclamations; appointment books and daybooks; extensive records related to activities of Mount Zion First Baptist Church and additional organizations.

Series 1: Mount Zion First Baptist Church Records, 1940-2007

The collection includes detailed records of the Mount Zion First Baptist Church kept over 50 years of Reverend Black's ministry there. These records include financial, annual meeting notes and reports, details on mission activities, event brochures, funeral programs, Sunday service pamphlets, The Messenger newsletter, scrapbooks, photographs, and published histories of the church.

Series 2: Personal and Family Records

Personal files primarily include records about family members and friends, assorted family letters and correspondences, and daily planners and notes.

Series 3: Local Government Materials

The local government records contain the campaign and city council-related materials of Reverend Black from 1965 through 1977. The overall range of materials spans 1950 through 2008, and includes documents that originate from local government offices, including the City of San Antonio and Bexar County; documents that pertain to the the years of 1973-1977, when Reverend Black served as a member of City Council, and as the city's first African American Mayor Pro Tem; documents that relate to issues of local government that originate from a variety of sources, such as neighborhood organizations and coalitions; information from individual politicians; and documents from bodies with close local government affiliation, such as the City Public Service Board. The documents reveal Reverend Black's long interaction with government as an individual and as a minister.

Series 4: Organizations

Extensive files by and about organizations reflect the Blacks' participation and interest in local and national programs. Included are the records of the Mount Zion First Baptist Church-affiliated organizations of Project F.R.E.E., Health, Inc, and New Community Builders, Inc..; records related to organizations and conferences such as the Baptist Minsters Union, San Antonio Mothers Organization, Economic Opportunities Development Corporation (EODC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The American Baptist Convention, and the 1966 White House civil rights conference, To Fulfill These Rights.

Series 5: Writings

The writings are primarily dated and undated sermons, sermon notes, talks and editorials by Reverend Black, with a small quantity of talks and notes by ZerNona Stewart Black.

Series 6: Correspondence and Letters

The records include extensive electronic correspondence with Morris T. Johnson from 1966 through 2007, carried out mostly via email or fax. The conversations cover issues of the day and scriptural topics, most often in the tone of lively debate. Mr. Johnson has resided in Los Angeles, California for many years, served in World War II as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, and graduated from Harvard University Law School.

The series also includes letters from Maury Maverick, Jr., Apolonio "Arnold" Flores, and extensive personal, professional and political communications.

Series 7: Printed Materials

The series includes extensive subject files that include reports, newlsetters, newsclippings from local (many documenting the Blacks' activities) and national newspapers; magazines and journals, many of which are annotated or rare; books; awards, proclamations, and certificates; and ephemera, such as local event brochures, directories, and calendars, The topics covered by the files reflect Reverend Black's research interests throughout the years: education, poverty, housing, class relations, race relations, politics and political figures, aging, the health system, the economy, jobs, homosexuality, human relationships, religion, theology, scriptural interpretation, incarceration, the death penalty, the Middle East, and the African American experience.

The newspapers included in the series are primarily local African American issues, such as the San Antonio Register, SNAP News, the San Antonio Informer, and the San Antonio Observer.

Series 8: Scrapbooks

The series includes eleven scrapbooks, the bulk of which document the local government activity and interests of Reverend Black from the 1960s to the 1970s.

Series 9: Visual Materials

The series include photographs, slides, photographic albums and scrapbooks, and guestbooks, primarily created by ZerNona Stewart Black.

Series 10: Audio Recordings

The series includes twenty-two open reel tapes of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) radio broadcast series, Martin Luther King Speaks. It also includes sermons, talks, radio talks, and church and community events and conferences recorded on open reel tape and audiocassettes, many of which include Reverend Black as a participant.

Series 11: Audiovisual Recordings

The series contains videocassettes of talks and recorded church and community events, many of which include Reverend Black as a participant. Also included are three reels of 16mm movie film (no soundtrack), in the "home movie" genre, which document the Blacks' travels through the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as local family and community occasions. One movie film includes a brief appearance by the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph.

Series 12: Computer Disks

The series includes one hundred and fifty 3.5-inch floppy disks, unprocessed; eighty 5.25-inch floppy disks, unprocessed.

Series 13: Realia

The series includes a Grundig Niki portable open reel tape recorder (two track, 3 3/4 ips recording) and assorted personal and political memorabilia.

Black, Claude W. (Claude William), 1916-2009

David Matias Papers

  • US TxSaTua SC.020
  • Collection
  • 1979-1998

Collection contains drafts of poetry and plays written by David Matias, an alumnus of Trinity University who died of AIDS at an early age. Much of his work deals with issues of identity, coming out, and his illness. There are also three video recordings: a performance of one play, a poetry reading, and a guest lecture at a Harvard University class.

Matias, David, 1961-1996

Documentos de San Miguel de Allende Colección (Guia en espanol)

  • US TxSaT SC.006a
  • Collection
  • 1660-1997, al por mayor 1700-1908

La colección tiene 123 documentos sobre la región de San Miguel de Allende en México cuales fueren creados entre los años 1645 y 1897 e incluyen archivos del pueblo, archivos de la iglesia, archivos sobre impuestos de licor, y archivos sobre la producción de licor. Los artículos en esta colección fueron catalogados por Dra. Alida Metcalf, quien fue profesora de historia en Trinity University, y sus estudiantes universitarios en 1995.

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) [espanol]

Dr. Earl M. Lewis Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0141
  • Collection
  • 1955-2000, n.d.

This collection documents Dr. Earl M. Lewis's professional life at Prairie View A&M, Trinity University, and University of Texas at San Antonio and includes correspondence, reports, and other materials.

Lewis, Earl M.

Erlandson Collection of American School of the Air Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.017
  • Collection
  • 1920-1967 (bulk 1929-1930)

This collection consists of materials from the creation of the American School of the Air radio program. Series 1 contains correspondence regarding the creation of the program; noteworthy correspondents include CBS president William S. Paley and NBC president Merlin Aylesworth. Series 2 contains teachers manuals for various seasons of the broadcast. Series 3 contains promotional materials, and Series 4 contains other planning documents. Series 5 contains letters from listeners and educators interested in the program; notable correspondents include Strom Thurmond, a school superintendent at that time. Series 6 contains pamphlets that were inspiration for future programming. Series 7 contains scripts for episodes of American School of the Air that were broadcast in 1930. Authors of these episodes include Thornton Burgess, Howard Hanson, Henry Turner Bailey, David Ross, Julius Klein, William John Cooper, William Ford Manley, and Henry Fisk Carlton. Many scripts contain producer notes from Erlandon. Series 8 contains publications from Freedom's Code, a civics education program advanced by Erlandson in the 1960s, and Series 9 contains biographical information and correspondence concerning the collection.

Erlandson, Ray S. 1893-1991

Francis Wilson Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.039
  • Collection
  • 1890-1924

Collection of correspondence written by actor Francis Wilson. Most of the letters are regarding the Forty Club, a men's social club in Chicago, Illinois, of which Wilson was an honorary member. The collection also includes one letter from Wilson's first wife, Mira Wilson, and a newspaper clipping from the Chicago Evening Post.

Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935

Frank Neff Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0160
  • Collection
  • 1951-1968

Neff, Frank

Gloria Primera Collection of 1977 National Women's Conference Memorabilia

  • US TxSaT SC.037
  • Collection
  • 1974-1980, bulk 1977

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.

Primera, Gloria

Helen Miller Jones Literary Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.034
  • Collection
  • 1874-1936

Collection of ephemera and correspondence related to major literary figures. This material was collected by Helen Miller Jones, and is a companion to her rare book collection, now part of the holdings at Coates Library Special Collections & Archives.

Jones, Helen Miller

Historic Photography Processes

  • US TxSaT SC.002
  • Collection
  • ca. 1840-present

Collection of samples of historic photography processes. In addition to the samples in this collection, notable examples are listed from other archival collections.

Trinity University Special Collections and Archives

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