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Leon "Tex" Taylor Papers

  • US TxSaT 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)

Trinity University Architectural Collection

  • US TxSaT 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.)

Jean Rosow Sketches of Trinity University

  • US TxSaT UA0309
  • Collection
  • 1987, 1992

This collection consists of original sketches, prints, and negatives of comissioned campus artwork by Jean Rosow.

Rosow, Jean

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.

1888 International Fair Accounts

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.

Sigma Theta Tau Collection

  • US TxSaT 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

Dr. Earl M. Lewis Papers, 1955-2000

  • US TxSaT UA0141
  • 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.

Maud Boyce Farrar memoirs

"The Saga of Our Ancestry: Being a Series of Sketches o the Lives of Pioneer Texans, Written for the Information and Pleasure of their Descendants by Maud Boyce Farrar, Waxahachie, Texas, 1934."

Contents:

  1. Rebecca Horton Boyce
  2. Mahaly, the slave woman
  3. Little Dog Penny
  4. The Aldredge Family
  5. Elizabeth Aldredge Boyce
  6. W.A. Boyce
  7. Nancy Owen Smith
  8. Hans Smith
  9. Lelia Smith Farrar
  10. Education of Her Children
  11. S.B. Farrar
  12. Genealogical Tables

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

Paul Baker Papers

  • US TxSaT 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 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

1921 San Antonio Flood Collection

  • US TxSaT SC.023
  • Collection
  • 1921

Collection of primary source materials related to the 1921 flood in San Antonio, Texas, assembled by historian Dr. Char Miller.

Miller, Char, 1951-

John W. Sansom Manuscript

  • US TxSaT SC.012
  • Collection
  • 1916

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.

Sansom, John William, 1834-1920

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

R.E. Bowers Journal

Journal belonging to a young lawyer in Georgetown, Texas, dated between 1914 and 1915. Although no name appears in the journal, the donor believed it to belong to R.E. Bowers.

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