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.
The Malcolm Lowry Collection contains all books by Lowry in all their hardcover and paperback editions available as of 1983. Nearly all Lowry contributions to both books and periodicals are included as well. Numerous translations of the works into other languages are part of the collection. Books about Lowry, books in which he is mentioned, and other books relating to him, notably those of Conrad Aiken, are included. This finding aid describes the non-book materials in the collection that are not listed in the library catalog.
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.
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.
Three manuscripts related to the 1888 San Antonio International Fair: a timeline of events, an account of the cattle roping contest, and an account of George W. Saunders's renowned steer named Geronimo.
The collection contains the papers of Victor Alessandro, conductor of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, including documents related to musical performances, records from the library of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, music-related ephemera, clippings related to the San Antonio Symphony, and scores and sheet music with significant annotation by Alessandro. Series 1 contains documents related to musical performances, including notes, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, clippings, and sheet music. Series 2 contains records from the San Antonio Symphony's library, including inventories and annual reports from the librarian. Series 3 contains clippings and ephemera related to the Symphony. Series 4 consists of scores and sheet music with significant annotation by Alessandro.
This collection consists of two journals belonging to Mary Catherine Bradley Gillespie. These journals primarily contain poetry written between 1853 and 1889; other entries include notes about sermons, Sunday School lessons, family members, and music. The collection also includes a handwritten transcription by Gillespie's grandson, William Bulford Adamson, and a printed copy of the hardcover book issued by the Trinity University Alumni Association in 1972.
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.
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.
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.
Typewritten manuscript of the "Memoirs of John W. Sansom, 1834-1916." Written several years before Sansom's death, this volume includes his first person accounts of his childhood, Union support during the Civil War, involvement in the Battle of Nueces River, and career in the Texas Rangers.
Two typewritten transcripts of the personal narrative of Peter D. Lane, a Confederate soldier from Missouri in the Civil War. The manuscript is entitled "Recollections of a Volunteer, or Footsteps of a Soldier."
Collection of sermons written and delivered by Presbyterian minister Chester L. Tolson between 1961 and 1963. These sermons were delivered at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: Christmas, communism, Easter, education, peace, space exploration, stewardship, Thanksgiving, and world relations.
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.