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Skyline Magazine

  • US TxSaT UA0080
  • Collection
  • 1989-2016

This collection contains the full run of Skyline Magazine, a publication produced by students taking a print communications course from the Department of Communication. The faculty advisor for the publication was retired professor Sammye Johnson.

Department of Communication

Karl J. Pelzer Collection of Southeast Asia Materials

  • US TxSaT SC.018
  • Collection
  • 1925-1974, n.d.

This collection consists of pamphlets, reprints, articles, newsletters, periodicals, and other similar publications about Southeast Asia. The materials primarily focus on political issues during the 1960s and 1970s.

Pelzer, Karl J. (Karl Josef), 1909-1980

William C. Sullivan Pamphlet Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.014
  • Collection
  • 1917-1963 (bulk 1931-1959)

Collection of pamphlets on the topic of communism assembled by William C. Sullivan, former head of intelligence operations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Many of the pamphlets are from Catholic publishers or authors. Many pamphlets have been inscribed by Sullivan, and some contain underlining or notations which may have been made by Sullivan. The collection also includes a few reproductions of articles.

Sullivan, William C.

Sir Henry Hardman Pamphlet Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.011
  • Collection
  • 1880-1980

The "Hardman Pamphlets" span the years 1880-1980, with the bulk of the material falling into the period 1920 to 1960. The pamphlets cover a broad spectrum of subjects, the greatest emphasis being on twentieth-century British, labor-oriented literature, ranging from political theories, primarily socialism, to practical worker education movements. An item-level inventory is available by clicking the image at the top of the finding aid, or at this link: https://archives.trinity.edu/uploads/r/trinity-university-archives-and-special-collections/a/2/a/a2af58831918a56f971e0e9a602733fb8bfdc8ba87804c5202edc2481b29b9b6/Hardman_Pamphlet_Inventory.pdf .

Hardman, Henry, Sir, 1905-2001

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

Ursula Lauderdale Papers

  • US TxSaT UA 06-03-04
  • Collection
  • 1870s-1940s

This collection contains material from Ursula Lauderdale, a Texas artist and former art instructor at Trinity University. It includes a small scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, documents, and news clippings. The scrapbook, clippings, membership cards, and many of the photographs help to illustrate her work as an artist during the early 20th century.

Lauderdale, Ursula Hall (1872-1968)

Faculty, Staff, Student Directory Collection

  • US TxSaT UA 10-04-07
  • Collection
  • 1957-2015

This collection contains printings of the annual Faculty | Staff | Student Directory for distribution on campus.

Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Paul Baker Papers

  • US TxSaT UA 06-03-001
  • 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

Dr. Earl M. Lewis Papers, 1955-2000

  • US TxSaT UA 06-03-002
  • 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.

Benjamin G. McLeskey Family Papers

  • US TxSaT UA 02-04
  • 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

The Trinitonian

  • US TxSaT UA 10-01-01
  • Collection
  • 1888-Ongoing

This collection holds original issues of the Trinitonian from its first appearance as a monthly campus magazine in December 1900, through its present day circulation as the student-run newspaper of Trinity University. Five issues from 1888-1890 of its predecessor publication, the Trinity Exponent, are part of the collection, as are a small number of other early university periodicals. These titles include the Trinity University Advocate, Trinity Collegian, Trinity Herald, and Trinity Daily Optimist, and span the years of 1875-1915.

The Trinitonian, Trinity University

Kathi Towery O'Bryant Collection

  • US TxSaT UAMS
  • Collection
  • 1963-1966

This collection includes various programs and invitations, student handbooks, homecoming and SPURS sorority memorabilia.

O'Bryant, Kathi Towery

Wilmot Proviso Circulars

  • US TxSaT SC.003
  • Collection
  • 1847-1911

Collection of circulars, pamphlets, speeches, and other ephemera related to the Wilmot Proviso. The Wilmot Proviso was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on August 8, 1846 by Congressman David Wilmot as a provision of an appropriations bill. The proviso sought to ban slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico as a result of the Mexican-American War. The bill passed in the House but failed in the Senate. Although it did not pass into law, the Wilmot Proviso is credited with intensifying the slavery debate in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Trinity University Special Collections and Archives

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

Marjorie McGown Collection of San Antonio Ephemera

  • US TxSaT SC.022
  • Collection
  • 1891-1970 (bulk 1909-1960)

The Marjorie McGown Collection consists largely of ephemera from San Antonio society and cultural events between 1909 and 1970, including materials related to the American Red Cross during World War I, the 1931 San Antonio Bicentennial, the Junior League, the Order of the Alamo, art exhibits, ballets, musical events, operas, and plays. The majority of the materials are related to events in San Antonio, though there are some programs from Miss McGown's travels, including items from Houston, New York City, London, and Paris. The collection also includes some personal correspondence, two scrapbooks, a pressed fern book, and a sketching purse. Some material is dated from after Miss McGown's death in 1965, and was added to the collection by an unknown individual.

McGown, Marjorie (1893-1965)

David Matias Papers

  • US TxSaT 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

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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