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Joseph W. Nicholson Collection of Texana

  • US TxSaT SC.041
  • Collection
  • 1867-1962

Collection of correspondence and ephemera related to the history of a Texas family. The central figure in this collection is Mattie Strickland Russell; other correspondents in the collection include her husband, Richard Robertson Russell; her daughter, Elma Dill Spencer; her son-in-law, Richard French Spencer; her father, George Strickland; and her grandparents, Amos and Emily Strickland, among others. Additional correspondence to Mattie Russell is from children's author Will James. The collection also contains biographical information about her father, George Strickland. In addition, the collection contains ephemera related to Texas history.

Nicholson, Joseph W.

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.

Paul Baker Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0140
  • Collection
  • 1925-1976

The Paul Baker Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, administrative records, scripts, playbills, blueprints for theatre construction, periodical clippings and scrapbooks spanning the years 1925-1976 with the bulk of the material concerning the mid-century. The material from the latter years relates to Baker’s tenure at Trinity University, but the majority of the collection is from his years with Baylor University and his work with the Dallas Theatre Center. The collection also contains a small portion of Kitty Baker’s correspondence and personal papers as well as Jearnine Wagner’s papers regarding efforts in children’s theatre.

Baker, Paul, 1911-2009

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 -

Sigma Theta Tau Collection

  • US TxSaTua UA07.001
  • Collection
  • 1956-2010

This collection documents the traditions, administration, and club activities of the Sigma Theta Tau sorority from 1956 to 2010. Records comprise administrative files, meeting minutes, social event and service activity files, scrapbooks, awards, visual materials, and memorabilia. A small number of administrative documents, minutes, and booklets from the Trinity Sorority Council (TSC) are included among these files.

Sigma Theta Tau

Walter Huntley Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA14.001
  • Collection
  • 1953-2018

Papers of Walter R. Huntley, Jr., city official, economic development specialist and civic leader, date primarily between 1983-2018. Most relate to economic development work that occurred while Huntley was President of the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation (1986-1997) and President of Huntley Partners, Inc., (1997-2013). The collection primarily consists of reports, tax allocation studies, assessments, research findings, and proposals for projects sponsored by Huntley & Associates in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Files include the development of the Atlanta-Chattanooga high-speed passenger rail and various projects in Eatonville, Florida, Savannah Georgia, Norfolk, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida.

Market analyses and implementation plans for public and private development projects are in the collection as well. Also included are some of Huntley’s personal files including newspaper clippings; personal photographs and correspondence and other material about Huntley’s activities with Trinity University, AEDC, the City of Atlanta and the private sector.

Huntley, Walter, Jr., 1948-

Leon "Tex" Taylor Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0014
  • Collection
  • 1940s-1980s

This collection contains material from the former director of public relations, Leon “Tex” Taylor Taylor. The collection includes correspondence, biographical files, development department files, samples of print media, various articles about Trinity University, and assorted event files spanning Taylor’s tenure at Trinity University from 1947 to 1987.

Taylor, Leon M. (1916-1999)

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

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

Richard Armour and Stacy Clapp Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.038
  • Collection

This collection consists of materials collected by Col. Stacy Clapp by and about popular author Richard Armour. The two men were acquaintances from growing up in Pomona, California; Clapp became a fan of Armour's writing, and the two began a correspondence in 1959 that continued through the 1980s. Materials included in this collection include correspondence between Armour and Clapp; correspondence of Clapp's with other individuals regarding Armour's work; clippings of Armour's work collected by Clapp; and ephemera related to Armour's work collected by Clapp.

Armour, Richard, 1906-1989

Katherine Anne Porter Materials

Two letters related to author Katherine Anne Porter. The first is a copy of a 1965 letter from Porter to Dr. Louise Gossett, wife of Trinity University professor Dr. Thomas Gossett, regarding a meeting between the Gossetts, Porter, and Flannery O'Connor (the Gossetts introduced Porter and O'Connor in 1958). The second is a letter from a 1951 Trinity alumna, Marion Conditt, to President Brazil inquiring about memories she has of taking a summer course with Porter in the late 1940s. The archives staff has been unable to find any records supporting or refuting this claim.

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

Jacob Abbott Correspondence

  • US TxSaT SC.028
  • Collection
  • 1868-1936 (bulk 1868-1869)

Three letters from author Jacob Abbott to Mrs. William Stiles of Austin, Texas, and one explanatory letter from Mrs. Stiles's son Dr. Henry Howard Stiles to a family member.

Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

Logan Pearsall Smith Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.024
  • Collection
  • 1887-1951

The Logan Pearsall Smith Papers consist primarily of Smith's correspondence, manuscripts, and research notes. Smith corresponded with notable scholars and socialites of his era. Correspondence in this collection is arranged in three series: Series 1 contains correspondence from Smith, Series 2 contains correspondence received by Smith, and Series 3 contains correspondence between other individuals, related to Smith or his estate. Series 4 contains manuscripts and notes composed by Smith, including draft essays, word lists, notes on other authors, and draft anthologies. For this series, each folder level record in the finding aid includes a description of the manuscript material. Finally, the collection includes one folder of newspaper clippings and one folder of business cards.

Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946

Ronald Hilton Papers and Audio Materials

  • US TxSaT SC.010
  • Collection
  • 1898-1978, bulk 1938-1978

Acquired by Trinity University in 1982, the Ronald Hilton Collection was one of the largest private libraries on Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to over 10,000 books (accessible via the library's catalog), the collection includes autographed letters from prominent Latin Americans, photographs of Cuba during the Spanish-American War, letters written to Hilton's shortwave radio program from listeners across the Western Hemisphere, and audiotapes of interviews with over 270 prominent figures in Latin American politics, academics, and culture.

Hilton, Ronald, 1911-2007

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

San Miguel de Allende Document Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.006
  • Collection
  • 1660-1997, bulk 1700-1908

La Guia en espanol: https://archives.trinity.edu/documentos-de-san-miguel-de-allende-coleccion

Collection of 123 documents concerning the San Miguel de Allende region of Mexico, dating from 1645-1897, and including but not limited to town records, church records, liquor taxation records, and liquor production records. Items in this collection were cataloged by Dr. Alida Metcalf, former professor of history at Trinity University, and her undergraduate students in 1995.

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)

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]

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