This collection consists of planning documentation, proceedings, and recordings of the two Earl M. Lewis Symposium on Urban Affairs held at Trinity University in 2004 and 2005. The symposiums were planned and carried out by the Director of the Urban Affairs program, Char Miller, with the assistance of Trinity University trustee and alum Walter Huntley. The first symposium was titled The City: Past, Present and Future which focused on San Antonio. The second symposium was titled A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and San Antonio. The symposium was named in honor of Earl M. Lewis, Professor Emeritus at Trinity. Lewis was the founding director of the graduate program in 1968. He was appointed George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies in 1982. Lewis retired from Trinity University in 1990.
The collection consists of administrative files regarding media relations of the center, with a funding prospectus and two annual reports. Additionally there are several published reports produced by the center.
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.
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.
The Fay Sinkin Collection contains records relating to the activities of the Aquifer Protection Association (APA) during the 1970’s. Formed in 1974 by Fay Sinkin at the request of the San Antonio League of Women Voters, the APA drew public attention to the aquifer and developed support for the purchase of sensitive areas in the aquifer recharge zone. The APA was instrumental in promoting both short and long range policies and planning, particularly in regard to zoning, that focused on aquifer protection as the City of San Antonio rapidly grew northward.
1849 letter from Peck & Van Hooce law firm of Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Samuel A. Maverick, with a copy of Maverick's 1850 reply on the same paper. The letters concern the depositing of money from a business matter.
Volume 21, issue number 9 (June 1964) of the Junior League of San Antonio's newsletter, "The Bright Scrawl." This issue notes the transfer of Kitty Baker (wife of Trinity University professor Paul Baker) from the Waco Junior League to San Antonio's.
Flyer distributed by the Onderdonk Memorial Association seeking support for the purchase of Julian Onderdonk's final painting, "Dawn in the Hills," on behalf of the city of San Antonio. The text in the flyer is credited to J. Frank Davis.
Three photographs related to Pompeo Coppini: a signed print of Coppini standing with the studio model of the Cenotaph to the Heroes of the Alamo (circa 1937); a signed print of the doors to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in San Antonio (dated 1944), and an undated snapshot of Coppini and his wife.
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.