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Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Presbyterian Pan American School Records



Collection Summary

Creator Presbyterian Pan American School
Title Presbyterian Pan American School Records
Dates: 1924-2016
Abstract: The Presbyterian Pan American School, began in the first half of the 20th century, was created to offer an education to young boys from Mexico. Rev. James W. Skinner was the first president. The school celebrated its centennial in 2011-2012. Materials encompass the history of the school including yearbooks, photographs, student publications, and correspondence.
Identification A2004-064; A2016-017
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=PanAm%20School%20ead
Quantity: undetermined
Location: Reference File; Processing
Language: English and Spanish

Historical Note

A vision of Presbyterians in the early 20th Century, The Pan American Presbyterian School was started to offer an education to young boys from Mexico. Henrietta King donated 700 acres of King Ranch for the school and Rev. James W. Skinner agreed to start the school. With the land vacant, Skinner and the boys started building the school from the ground up and the Texas-Mexican Industrial Institute- Tex-Mex for short- slowly started to take shape. A second school for girls – Pres-Mex - began in the mid 1920’s in Taft, Texas. In 1956 the two schools merged into the Presbyterian Pan American School headed by the new president Sherwood Reisner. The home campus of the combined schools resides on the Kingsville, Texas campus where considerable renovations were made at the time of the merger.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains yearbooks, digitized and available under the collection title Presbyterian Pan American School Records on the South Texas website, photos, correspondence, and board meeting minutes which portray the history of the school.

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Arrangement

The collection is not arranged and is currently in processing.

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Index Terms

Persons
Skinner, James W., 1855-1931
Reisner, Sherwood H., 1920-1990
King, Henrietta Chamberlain, 1832-1925
Organizations
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Pan American School (Kingsville, Tex.)
Texas-Mexican Industrial Institute
Presbyterian School for Mexican Girls (Taft, Tex.)
Schreiner University (Kerrville, Tex.)
Coastal Bend College (Kingsville, Tex.)
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex.)
Taft (Tex.)
Mexico
China
Korea (South)
Rwanda
Niger
Taiwan
Venezuela
Subjects
Preparatory schools – Texas, South
Church schools
Preparatory school students
Christian education
Christian ethics
Education and globalization
Multicultural education – Texas, South
Foreign students
Mexican students
Chinese students

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