A Guide to the Gloria G. Rodriguez Papers, 1973-2001
A national leader on issues of health and education for parents and children, Dr. Gloria G. Rodriguez founded AVANCE, Inc. Family Support and Education Program in San Antonio in 1973. AVANCE promotes mental health and works to prevent poverty, child abuse and neglect, crime and delinquency and school dropouts in addition to other social and economic problems. Rodriguez has consulted for the Harvard Family Research Project, Georgetown University, Yale Bush Center, and the federal government. She earned her Ph.D. in early childhood education from the University of Texas at Austin.
Comprised of correspondence, awards, educational reports, a dissertation, educational conference agendas and media articles about Rodriguez and AVANCE, the Gloria G. Rodriguez Papers, 1973-2001, document her career in education as well as the history and effectiveness of the AVANCE organization. Newspapers discussing Rodriguez and AVANCE are from the San Antonio Express News and the Daily Star. Conference materials and reports include the “White House Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning,” “Reweaving the Social Tapestry,” “Family Resources and Responsibilities,” and “Families Count” by the National Honors Program.
This collection is open for research use.
Gloria G. Rodriguez Papers, 1973-2001, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers