University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Flood of 2002 Collection, 2002-2004

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Title: Flood of 2002 Collection
Dates: 2002-2004
Creator Abstract: Materials in collection were compiled by University of Texas at San Antonio Archives staff.
Content Abstract: The Flood of 2002 Collection, consisting of donations of materials from individual donors, includes photographs (prints, negatives, and digital), printed e-mail messages, a Red Cross collage (of images, press releases and other printed material), newspaper clippings from around the state, a VHS videocassette and a music CD.
Identification: MS 114
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The flood of 2002 began as heavy rainfall on June 30th and lasted for several more days before subsiding, causing waterways to flood. Eighty counties were affected by the flooding with the majority of the damage accumulating in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. The rain damaged over 48,000 homes and nine deaths resulted from the flooding. University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections solicited materials for inclusion in this collection to provide researchers with a record of the extent, damage, and effects of the flood.

Scope and Contents

These materials document the flood as experienced by San Antonio and surrounding counties. Additionally, staff at the archives clipped newspaper articles about the flood from the San Antonio Express-News. The majority of the materials were collected in 2002, but clippings continued to be added as news coverage continued.


Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

UTSA does not hold copyright on the newspaper articles, certain photographs, the videocassette and compact disc. Permission must be sought from the creators of these materials.

Index Terms

Floods--Texas--San Antonio.
Floods--Texas--Bexar County.
Floods--Texas--Guadalupe County.
Floods--Texas--Comal County.
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Bexar County (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Electronic Mail.
Local Subjects
San Antonio History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Flood of 2002 Collection, MS 114, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by individuals and gathered by University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections staff.

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, January 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Donated and Exhibit Materials

Box Folder
1 1 American Red Cross of San Antonio photographs, printed materials, news clippings, press releases, and maps, undated
2 John Barnett e-mail, undated
3 Ismael Garcia Photographs and Victor Lopez e-mail, undated
4 Dannielle Guerra Photographs and e-mail (Canyon Lake), undated
5 Janie Hernandez e-mail and printed material, undated
6 L. B. Higginbotham music compact disc, undated
7 Steve Lapp Donation: Photographs and maps of Quihi Creek crossing Upper Elstone Road and CR454, July 3, 2002
8 Steve Lapp Donation: Photographs of Verde Creek crossings and Quihi Creek Crossings, July 3, 2002
9 Steve Lapp Donation: July 5, Verdi Creek, Quihi Creek, Hondo Creek, undated
10 Steve Lapp Donation: Photographs of Medina Lake at Castroville taken from bridge at Highway 90 and Castroville Regional Park, undated
11 Steve Lapp Donation: Flood as art (3-3.5” diskettes), undated
12 Linda Pawlik photographs and negatives, undated
13 David Pierce e-mail and video re: flood, undated
14 Gerri Schaad e-mail, undated
15 U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Canyon Lake news releases, undated
16 University of Texas at San Antonio response to flood, news clippings, undated
17 Exhibit Materials, 2002
Box Folder
3 47 Sandra Calloway Photographs, 2002

Newspaper Clippings

Box Folder
1 18 Boerne Star, Boerne, TX, July 2–August 2, 2002
19 Hill Country Recorder, Boerne, TX, July 10-August 7, 2002
20 Times Guardian, Canyon Lake, TX, July 10-August 14, 2002
21 News Bulletin, Castroville, TX, July 4-August 8, 2002
22 Chronicle-Journal, Floresville, TX, July 11-August 15, 2002
Box Folder
2 1 Wilson County News, Goliad, TX, July 3-August 6, 2002
2 The Texan Express, Goliad, TX, July 3-August 7, 2002
3 Gonzales Inquirer, Gonzales, TX, July 5-August 6, 2002
4 The Echo, Helotes, TX, July 24, 31, 2002
5 Hondo Anvil Herald, Hondo, TX, July 4-August 1, 2002
6 The County Wide,Karnes City, TX, July 3, 10, 2002
7 Medina Valley Times, Medina, TX, July 4-13, 2002
8-9 Herald Zeitung, New Braunfels, TX,June 28-August 15, 2002
10 Pleasanton Express,Pleasanton, TX, July 10-17, 2002
11 La Presna,San Antonio, TX, July 7-28, 2002
12-34 San Antonio Express-News,San Antonio, TX, 1998, June 30-July 21, 2002 (includes photographs printed from the Internet)
Box Folder
3 1-41 San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX, July 22-December 19, 2002, 2003-2004
42 Daily Record, San Marcos, TX, July 2-August 9, 2002
43 Gazette-Enterprise, Seguin, TX, July 3-August 11, 2002
44 Leader News, Uvalde, TX, July 11-August 4, 2002
45 Victoria Advocate, Victoria, TX, July 3-August 17, 2002
46 USA Today, Arlington, VA, July 8, 9, 2002