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W.B. Tuttle Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.009
  • Collection
  • 1894-1954

The W.B. (William Buckhout) Tuttle Papers consists largely of blueprints, correspondence, land leases, maps, newspaper articles, and reports. A few photographs are also found in this collection. The material spans from 1894-1954, but the bulk of the material is from the twentieth century. The majority of the material relates to military history of San Antonio and the surrounding area; specifically, Tuttle's involvement through the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee in the development of Kelly Air Force Base, Randolph Field, and other military installations in the area. This collection also includes records of Tuttle's work in the creation of Big Bend National Park, his work for the War Production Board, and his work for the Quartermaster Advisory Committee. There is significant correspondence with other San Antonio business leaders, as well as government officials including Maury Maverick, Sr. In addition to family records and records of his own military service, the collection also includes copies of speeches and articles written by Tuttle on a variety of military-related topics.

Tuttle, W.B. (William Buckhout), 1874-1954

Violet Alice Haynes Journal

A commonplace book used by Violet Alice Haynes Bowles (1873-1953), in which she recorded poetry, correspondence, genealogical research, and other notes. Much of the contents reflects her views as a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Victor Alessandro Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.031
  • Collection
  • 1928-1976

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.

Alessandro, Victor

Ursula Lauderdale Papers

  • US TxSaTua UA0143
  • 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

Trinity University Architectural Collection

  • US TxSaTua UA0305
  • Collection
  • 1940s-2009

This collection consists of architectural sets, plans, drawings, and concepts of various campus buildings. The collection is limited to Trinity's Skyline campus.

Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Tomás Rivera Center Collection

  • US TxSaTua UA0430
  • Collection

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.

Tomas Rivera Center

T.M. Paschal Papers

  • US TxSaT SC.007
  • Collection
  • 1851-1921

The T.M. (Thomas Moore) Paschal Papers consist of letters, legal documents, bills, advertisements, telegrams, programs, and newspaper clippings. The material spans from 1851-1921. The material in this collection covers a wide range of subjects including Paschal's public career and law practice; land deals in the United States and Mexico; San Antonio civic affairs; and inventions including the Judge's invention of an electro-chemico radio active heater.

Paschal, T.M. (Thomas Moore), 1845-1919

The Trinitonian - In Process

  • US TxSaTua UA0076
  • Collection
  • 1900-

This collection consists of issues of the Trinitonian; from its first appearance as a monthly campus magazine and annual in1900, through its present day weekly circulation as the student-run newspaper of Trinity University.

The Trinitonian, Trinity University

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

San Antonio Tax Assessments

  • US TxSaT SC.035
  • Collection
  • 1853, 1864

Two volumes of property assessments conducted in the city of San Antonio, Texas. The first is dated from 1853 by assessor José María Rodriguez. The second is dated from 1864 by assessor A. Eule. The assessments list and provides values for property owned by San Antonio citizens, including parcels of land, livestock, wagons and farm equipment, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. Enslaved people are also listed under property assessed; the names, sex, and ages of enslaved people are not listed.

San Antonio (Tex.)

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra Programs

  • US TxSaT SC.030
  • Collection
  • 1915-1918

Collection consists of eighteen concert programs from the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, dated between 1915 and 1918.

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra

San Antonio Female College Collection

  • US TxSaTua UA0310
  • Collection
  • 1890-1942

This collection contains material from the institution's board of trustees and registrar's office. Publications, ephemeral materials and alumni contributions complete this collection

San Antonio Female College

Rare and Distinctive Maps

  • US TxSaT SC.025
  • Collection
  • 1780-1975

Artificial collection of rare and distinctive maps in Coates Library Special Collections and Archives. Contains thirty-eight maps, with subjects ranging from cities to the world.

Trinity University Special Collections and Archives

Pompeo Coppini Photographs

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.

Coppini, Pompeo, 1870-1957

Photograph: JFK at Kelly AFB

Photograph of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visiting Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio on November 21, 1963, the day before his assassination.

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 series of Kitty Baker’s correspondence and personal papers.

Baker, Paul, 1911-2009

Onderdonk Memorial Association flyer

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.

Onderdonk Memorial Association

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)

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)

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.

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