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.
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.
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.