The Benson Latin American Collection

Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Records, 1987-



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
Title Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Records
Dates: 1987-
Abstract Organizational records of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas.
Accession No. 1997-02
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 20+ linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History of HWNT

The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 to address issues unique to the Hispana population in Texas. Among its founding women were Martha Hinojosa-Nadler, Lena Guerrero, Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza, Mary Alice Cisneros, Christine Hernandez, and Lupe Ochoa. The HWNT includes chapters in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio.


Scope and Contents Note

Meeting minutes, publications, conference materials, financial and administrative records, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts, 1987-present, document the founding and activities of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (HWNT). The processed part of the collection—materials donated before 2005—currently measures approximately 20 linear feet. Processing has not been completed on subsequent acquisitions, but the entire collection is open for limited research.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Records are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Hispanic Women's Network of Texas--Archives
Hispanic American women--Texas
Women--Societies and clubs--Texas--Sources

Related Material

The Benson Latin American Collection also holds the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Austin Chapter Newsletter (at call number F 395 S75 H58) and Vision: A Publication of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (F 395 S75 V57)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Records, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

General and Administrative, 1987-1998

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1 1 HWNT "Background Information," N.d.
2 "Important Documents," 1987-1988
The "Important Documents," in these folders include such things as by-laws, articles of incorporation, and documents of tax exempt status. These documents were originally collected together into binders by HWNT members to document the history of the organization.
3-4 "Important Documents," 1988-1994
[2 folders]
5 By-laws and Revisions, 1987-1998
6 Master Plan, 1990-1992
7 Policies, 1991
8 Proposed Guidelines for Developing Local HWN Chapters, N.d.
9 HWNT Logo Proposal, 1988
10 Procedures, 1989-1990
Includes Board of Directors procedures and "English Plus" resolution.
11 Procedures - Robert's Rules of Order
12 Procedures - Grievance Form
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2 1 "Adelante Mujeres," 1990-1991
2 "1987-1990, The First Four Years," Annual Reports, 1991
3 Certificates of Appreciation, N.d.
4 Articles on HWNT, 1990-1996



 

Board of Directors, 1987-2003

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2 General
5 Board Manual, 1995-1996
6-8 Board Manual, 1995-1997
[3 folders]
9 Board Book, 1998-2000
10 Master Plan, 1991-1992
11 Rosters, 1993-1998
12 Goals, 1993-1997
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3 Board of Directors Meetings
Includes minutes, agendas, handouts, correspondence, and other items related to meeting of the statewide board.
1-2 1987-1990
[2 folders]
3 January 1989
4 May 1989
5 July 1989
6 Conference Call, September 1989
7 October 1989
8 April 1990
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4 1 July 1990
2 October 1990
3 January 1991
4 April 1991
5 July 1991
6 October 1991
7-8 1991-1992
[2 folders]
box folder
5 1 January 1992
2 April 1992
3 July 1992
4 October 1992
5 January 1993
6 April 1993
7 July 1993
8 October 1993
box folder
6 1-3 1993-1994
[3 folders]
4-5 January 1994
[2 folders]
6 April 1994
box folder
7 1 July 1994
2 October 1994
3 January 1995
4 April 1995
5 July 1995
[2 folders]
box folder
8 1 July 1995
[cont'd, folder 2 of 2]
2 October 1995
3 January 1996
4 April 1996
5 July 1996
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9 1 October 1996
2 January 1997
3 April 1997
4 July 1997
5 October 1997
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10 1 January 1998
2 April 1998
3 October 1998
4 April 1999
5 July 1999
6 October 1999
7 January 2000
8 April 2000
9 July 2000
10 October 2000
11 July 2003
12 Meeting Attendance 1990-1992
13 Regional Updates, 1995-1996
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11 Executive Committee
1 Officer Information Forms, 1997
2 Office Responsibilities, 1989
3 Officer Training, 1991-1996
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
4 1990-1991
5 Conference Calls, 1990-1991
6 1992
7 January-May 1997
8 June-December 1997
9 January-May 1998
box folder
12 1 June-November 1998
Chair/Vice-Chair Correspondence
2 Mercado, Maria Luisa, 1989-1990
Hinojosa-Nadler, Martha:
3 January-August 1990
4 September-December 1990
5 January-April 1991
6 May-June 1991
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13 1 July-December 1991
2 1992
Escamilla, Linda C.G.:
3 19899-1992
4 1993
5 1994
Garza-Fracchia, Pearl:
6 1987-1992
7 April-May 1993
box folder
14 1 June-December 1993
2 1994
3 1995
4 1996
5 Facundo, Irma, 1997
6 Vice-Chair's Report, April 1995
Treasurer and Financial Documents
7 Treasurer's Handbook, 1991
Correspondence
8 Rodriguez, Sylvia, 1988-1989
9 Rodriguez, Sylvia, Tax Exemption, 1988
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15 1 Munoz Sanchez, Aurora, 1989-1990
2 Hinojosa-Nadler, Martha, 1990
3 Ramirez, Sylvia, 1990-1992
4 Facundo, Irma, 1993
Financial Documents
5 Budget Documents, 1990-1993
6 Financial Transactions, 1988-1990
7 Financial Transactions, 1991-1992
8 Financial Statements, 1988
9 Financial Statements, 1989
10 Financial Statements, 1990
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16 1 Audit, 1988-1990
2 Financial Statements, 1991
3 Financial Statements, 1992
4 Financial Statements, 1993
5 Financial Statements, 1994
6 Tax Documents, 1988-1993
7-8 Articles of Association and Group Exemption, 1991-1994
[2 folders]
9 Group Exemption, 1989-1990
10 Other Financial Documents
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17 Historian
1-4 Scrapbook, 1987-1990
[4 folders]



 

Committees, 1988-2000

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18 Communications Committee and Publications
1 Correspondence, 1989-1995
2 PR/Marketing Plan, 1991
Vision Newsletter:
3 1988
4 1989
5 1990
6 1991
7 1992
8 1993
9 1994
10 1995
11 1996
12 1997
13 1998-2000
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19 State Membership Directories:
1 1990
2 1991
3 1992
4 1994
5 1995
6 1996
7 1998
Other Publications:
8 Brochure: "Celebrating Pride In Our Heritage Through Professional Interaction," N.d.
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20 Membership Committee
1 Membership, 1990-1991
2 Membership, 1992
3 Membership Drive, 1993
4 HWNT File List, 1993
5 HWNT File List, 1994
6 Membership, 1994-1996
7 Membership Development Training Manual, 1996
8 Member Data, 1996
9 Membership Package, 1996
10 Membership, 2000
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21 1 Ad Hoc Committee on Organization, 1991
2 Business Committee, 1993-1994
3 Business and Economic Development Committee, 1989-1990
4 By-laws Committee, 1988-1992
5 Education Committee, N.d.
6 Fund Development Committee, 1991, 1996
Issues Committee:
7 1990-1991
8 Culture Subcommittee, 1991-1992
9 Lobbying, 1991
10 Meetings, 1991
11 Redistricting Subcommittee, 1990-1991
12 Voter Registration (Texas Women Vote Project), 1990
13 Nomination Committee, 1990
14 Service Committee, 1993-1994
15 Structural Proposal Committee, 1992
16 Transitions Committee, 1990
17 Special Committees Responsibilities, 1992



 

Annual Conferences and Special Events, 1987-2001

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22 1987 Annual Conference:
1 Conference Packet
1988 Annual Conference:
2 Conference Planning
3 Conference Packet
1989 Annual Conference:
4 Conference Packet
1990 Annual Conference:
5 Conference Planning Manual
6 Conference Planning
7-8 Conference Packets
[2 folders]
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23 1991 Annual Conference:
1 Conference Planning
2-3 Conference Packets
[2 folders]
1992 Annual Conference:
4 Conference Planning
5 Conference Packet
1993 Annual Conference:
6 Conference Planning
box folder
24 1-2 Conference Packet
[2 folders]
3 Chair Elect Materials
4 Scrapbook/Notebook
1994 Annual Conference:
5 Conference Planning
6 Conference Packet
7 Scrapbook/Notebook
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25 1995 Annual Conference:
1-2 Conference Planning
[2 folders]
3-4 Conference Packet
[2 folders]
5 Scrapbook/Notebook
1996 Annual Conference:
6 Conference Planning
7 Proclamation by Austin Mayor Bruce Todd
box folder
26 1 Scrapbook/Notebook
2 Chair Materials
1997 Annual Conference:
3 Conference Planning
4 Scrapbook/Notebook
5 1999 Annual Conference Photographs
Located in: Audiovisual Materials
6 2000 Annual Conference Program
7 2001 Annual Conference Announcement
8-9 Scrapbook/Notebook of Annual Conferences 1987-1994
[2 folders]
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27 Annual Membership Meetings:
1 1992
2 1993
3 1994
Special Events and Activities:
4 1990
5 1991
6 1992
7 1993
8 Diego Rivera Exhibit, 1993
9 1994
10 1995
11 Various, 1999-2000



 

Collected Materials, 1990-1998

Materials from other related organizations collected by HWNT.
box folder
27 12-13 National Network of Hispanic Women, 1993-1994
[2 folders]
box folder
28 1-2 National Roundtable for Hispana Presidents of Volunteer Organizations and Leaders, 1993
[2 folders]
3 Mexican American Women's National Association
4 Hispanic 50 By-laws, 1998
5 Hacemos, Budget, 1993
6 Various, 1990-1992



 

Local Chapters, 1988-2004

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29 Austin Chapter, 1988-2004
General and Administrative Records
1 General Chapter Focus, 1999
2 Brochure, N.d.
3 City Permit Application, 1992
4 Clippings, 1993-1994
5 Letterhead, N.d.
6 Media List, 1997
7 Member Addresses, 1988-1989
8 Membership Lists, 1988
9 Membership Lists, 1991
10 Officers, 1991-1992
11 Officers Orientation Manual, 1996-1997
12 Officers Training Manual, 1997
13 Phone Tree, 1989-1990
14 Region 8 Training Session Binder, 1989
15 Reports, 2000
16 Secretary, 1988
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30 Meetings
1 Membership Meeting Agendas, 1988-1996
2 Austin Chapter Minutes, 1988
3 Membership Meeting, 1988
4 Officers Meeting, 1989
5 Austin Chapter Minutes, 1989
6 Executive Committee Meetings Minutes, 1989-1991
7 Austin Chapter Minutes, 1990
8 Special Meetings, 1990
9 Austin Chapter Agenda, Minutes, 1993
10 Executive Board Meetings, 1993
11 Executive Officers and Regular Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1993-2000
12 Membership Meetings, 1994
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31 Austin Chapter Newsletter
1 Newsletter, 1989-1990
2 Newsletter, 1991-1992
3 Newsletter, 1993-2003
4 Newsletter Printing Bid, 1998
Austin Chapter Events
5 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 1993
6 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 1995
7 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 1996
8 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 1997
9 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 1998
10 "Día de las Madres" Breakfast, 2000
11 Style Show, 1992
12 Scholarship Banquet, 1994
13 Scholarship Banquet, 1995
14 Scholarship Banquet, 1996
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32 1 Scholarship Banquet, 1997
2 Scholarship Banquet, 1999
3 Scholarship Banquet, 2000
4 Events, 2002-2004
5 Various Events, 1989-2000
6 Photographs,
7-11 Austin Hispanic Coalition for Fair Redistricting, 1991
[5 folders]
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33 Various Binders
Materials collected and grouped together (usually in three-ring binders) by Austin Chapter members. Included items may be from the Austin Chapter or from the statewide organization. They are listed in roughly chronological order.
1 President's Binder, 1987-1988
2 Secretary Binder, Austin Subcommittees and BOD Meetings, 1988-1989
3 BOD and Austin Chapter Minutes, General Binder, 1989-1994
4 President's Binder, 1991-1992
[2 folders]
box folder
34 1 President's Binder, 1991-1992
[continued, folder 2 of 2]
2-12 President's Binder, 1993
[11 folders total]
box folder
35 1 Roster, Agendas, Newsletters, 1995-1996
2-7 Austin Chapter Binder, 1996
[6 folders]
8 Austin Chapter Notebook, 2001
9 BOD Representative Folder, 2002-2003
10 Various, 1992-2000
11 Photographs, N.d.
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36 Dallas Chapter, 1990-2003
1 By-laws, N.d.
2 Clippings, 1991
3 Chapter Reports, 1991
4 Executive Committee Meetings, 1991
5 Executive Committee Meetings, 1992
6-7 1992 Convention Planning Committee, 1991-1992
[2 folders]
8 Nominations Committee, 2000
9 Meetings, 1990
10 Meetings, 1991
11 Meetings, 1992
12 Meetings, 1994
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37 Events
1-2 Education Seminar Series, 1990-1991
[2 folders]
3 Education Seminar Series, 1999-2000
4 Education Seminar Series, 2000-2001
5 Retreat, 1991
6 General, 1991-1992
7 General, 1997
8 General, 2000-2003
Newsletter
9 1991
10 1992
11 1993
12 1994
13 1998
14 2000
Various
15 Membership, 1988-1993
16 Photo Album, 1999-2000
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38 Corpus Christi Chapter, 1991-2003
1 General, 1991-1997
2 General, 2000-2003
3 Scrapbook, 2000-2001
4 El Paso Chapter, 1989-1997
Fort Worth Chapter, 1991-1997
5 Chapter Reports, 1991-1993
6 Events, 1991, 1997
7 Newsletter, 1993
8 Lower Rio Grande Chapter, 1991
9 Lubbock Chapter, 1991
10 McAllen Chapter, 1993-1997
11 San Antonio Chapter, 1993-2003



 

Audiovisual and Oversized Materials, 1988-2001

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39 1- 1999 Conference Photographs
N/A Artifacts, N.d.
Pins and 1999 pocket calendar.
VHS tape, "Hispanic Women in Texas," Channel 8 Newscast of 1st State Conference, 1988
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OV Oversized Material, 1995, 2001
White House Proclamation of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 1995
Corpus Christi Proclamation of Hispanic Women's Network Day, 21 October 1995
Poster for 3rd Annual Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration, Austin, 31 March 2001



 

Subsequent Accessions, 2005-

HWNT materials deposited at the Benson Collection after 2005 have not yet ben processed. The unprocessed records are available for research. Ask at the Rare Books and Manuscripts reference desk for details.