Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection MSS.0321



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reyes, Augustina
Title: Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection
Dates: 1982-1987
Identification: MSS.0321
Quantity: 2.75 Linear feet, 3 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 small box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Augustina "Tina" Reyes was elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees in 1981, 1983 and 1985. In 1984 she served as President of the Board.

Tina Reyes received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dominican College in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University. In addition to her responsibilities as a member of the Board of Education, Ms. Reyes was a member of the Houston Community College System Board of Trustees, representing District 8. She was also a member of the Texas Association of School Boards, the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards, the Texas Association of Community Junior Colleges and served as a member of the American Leadership Forum. In 1987, after being elected to the Board a third time, Tina Reyes filled the position of Secretary of the Board of Trustees until the end of her term.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of documents extending from 1982 through 1987. The bulk of the material centers around Reyes’ tenure as President of the Board, 1984.


 

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two parts. The first part consists of HISD’s legal activity from 1982 through 1984, and centers around the case of Delores Ross and Nick Estrada vs. HISD. The second portion of the collection is comprised of meeting minutes and agendas of both closed and regular sessions. Also included in the collection are social studies curriculum guides addressing various social issues, such as racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.


Index Terms

Civil rights--Texas--Houston
Education--Texas--Houston
Houston Independant School District (HISD)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Houston Independent School District Legal Activity

Box Folder
1 1 Miscellaneous
2 American Leadership Forum
3 H.I.S.D. Litigation as of October 31, 1984
4 H.I.S.D. litigated cases
5 Teacher Employment in H.I.S.D.
6 Policies regarding student discipline
7 Equity / Quality Assurance Audit Committee
8 Minutes of Equity / Quality Assurance Audit Committee
9 Al Vera – Transcript and Exhibits
10 Administrative Bulletins
11 Right to Life Advocates, Inc. vs. H.I.S.D.
12 Incoming correspondence from Bracewell & Patterson
13 Request for attorney’s fees – Ross vs. H.I.S.D.
14 Court Documents on Ross & Estrada vs. H.I.S.D., August 1982 – August 1984
15 Court Documents on Ross & Estrada vs. H.I.S.D., September 1984 – September 1985
16 Court Documents on Ross & Estrada vs. H.I.S.D. Appellate Records



 

Meeting Minutes, Curriculum Guides, and Agendas

Box Folder
2 1 Emergency meeting of H.I.S.D. Board
2 Report to the Board of Education / TEA
3 Social Studies Classroom Activities Curriculum Guide – Grade 6
4 Social Studies Classroom Activities Curriculum Guide – Grade 7
5 Social Studies Classroom Activities Curriculum Guide – Grade 8
6 Social Studies Classroom Activities Curriculum Guide – Grade 11
7 Closed Session Agenda, January 1984 – August 1984
8 Closed Session Agenda – June 8, 1984
9 Closed Session Agendas, September – October, 1984
10 President’s Agenda – Regular Meeting 1984
11 Agenda Regular Meeting – September 4, 1987
12 AIDS Awareness Information
13 Education, by Ellen G. White
14 Origin and Development of Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas by Dr. William E. Terry