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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scrapbooks

Publicity Books

Printed Materials

Correspondence

Annual Reports

Addition of 1996 (Accession 1996-010)

Addition of October 2005 (Accession 2005-090)

Addition of December 2009 (Accession 2009-065)

Addition of November 2011 (Acc. 2011-066)

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Zonta Club of San Antonio Records, 1958-2008



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zonta International. San Antonio Chapter.
Title: Zonta Club of San Antonio Records
Dates: 1958-2008
Creator Abstract: The Zonta Club of San Antonio is a classified service organization of executive and professional women.
Content Abstract: The records primarily consist of printed and photographic materials that document Zonta Club membership, service activities, social events, and the individual achievements of members. Reflected in the records is the participation of business and professional women in public life in San Antonio, Texas.
Identification: MS 2
Extent: 27 linear feet (24 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Zonta Club of San Antonio, a classified service organization of executive and professional women, was established in San Antonio on February 14, 1934. This women's association is a local chapter of Zonta International which has clubs in countries around the world. The name Zonta derives from the Sioux Indian word which means honest and trustworthy. Active membership is limited to woman who are business owners, co-owners, or executives of policy making status. By implementing service programs and providing mutual support for members, the Club seeks to provide opportunities for under-privileged girls and young women; to improve the legal, political, educational, economic and professional status of women; and to advance understanding, goodwill, and peace.

In San Antonio, the Zonta Club helped establish the Aganier Home for Girls, offered scholarships for women in business and nursing school, and financially supported many medical and health services, especially those related to respiratory and vision problems. The Club's major means of raising funds for service projects is the annual Zonta Antique Show and Sale that was first held in 1959. Locally prominent members of the Club have included Lila Cockrell, Sister Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss, Florence K. Rosengren, Alicia Carpenter, and "Heloise" Ponce Evans.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Zonta Club of San Antonio primarily consist of scrapbooks and publicity books dating from 1958 to 1991. The bulk of the materials are Club directories, conference bulletins, Antique Show and Sale programs, photographs, awards, letters, and newspaper clippings that document in detail the Club membership, service activities, social events, and the individual achievements of members. The collection also contains newsletters, correspondence and reports. Reflected in the records is the participation of business and professional women in public life in San Antonio, the activities of Zonta Club women to improve the status and condition of women's lives, and the growth and development of medical research in San Antonio. The influence of many of the members of the Club is documented through their participation in the Mayor's Commision on the Status of Women, and in the San Antonio Celebration of Women and Hall of Fame.

The Addition of October 2005 (Acc. 2005-090) includes notecards spanning the years 1958-1991, and contains names and years of past presidents, officers and members including offices they held and years they held positions or were members.

The Addition of December 2009 (Acc. 2009-065) spans the years 1961-2008 with the bulk from the 1980-2008 and contains newsletters, reports, yearbooks, correspondence, membership information, conference material, clippings, scrapbook material, photographs, slides, resumes, applications. Loose material and untitled folders includes, directories, yearbooks, correspondence, clippings, ephemera for scrapbooks, CD, newsletters, meeting minutes, reports, and programs.

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Arrangement

The records are arranged as follows:
Scrapbooks, 1958-(1978), 1991
Publicity Books, 1973-1974
Printed Materials, 1961-1985
Correspondence, 1961-1962
Annual Reports, 1962, 1969-1970
Addition of July 1996 (Accession 1996-010)
Addition of October 2005 (Accession 2005-090)
Addition of December 2009 (Accession 2009-065)
Addition of November 2011 (Accession 2011-066)

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Restrictions

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

Permission to publish material from the records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Persons
Cockrell, Lila.
Organizations
Zonta International. San Antonio Chapter.
Topics
Businesswomen--Texas--San Antonio.
Women--Employment--Texas--San Antonio.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs--History.
Women executives--Texas--San Antonio.
Women in business--Texas--San Antonio.
Women in charitable work--Texas--San Antonio.
Women's rights--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Clubs.
Genres/forms
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Programs.
Reports.
Scrapbooks.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zonta Club of San Antonio Records, 1958-2008, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Jill Jackson, Archivist, December 1996.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, February and December 2009.

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Detailed Description of Collection

 

Scrapbooks

Annual scrapbooks list officers, board members, committees and schedules of events, and document service projects and the individual activities of members.
Box
OM6 Oversize: 1958-1960
Box
OM3 Oversize: 1961-1962
Box
OM2 Oversize: 1964-1965
Oversize: 1967-1968
Box
OM4 Oversize: 1968-1969
Box
OM1 Oversize: 1969-1970
Oversize: 1970-1971
Oversize: 1971-1972
Box
OM8 Oversize: 1973-1974
Oversize: 1973-1974
Box
OM9 Oversize: 1975
Box
OM4 Oversize: 1975-1976
Box
OM3 Oversize: 1976
Box
OM12 Oversize: 1977-1978
Box
OM5 Oversize: 1986-1987
Box
OM7 Oversize: 1987-1988
Box
OM5 Oversize: 1988-1989
Box
OM9 Oversize: 1989-1990
Box
OM10 Oversize: 1990-1991

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Publicity Books

These accumulations of news clippings document the Club's local service and community activities
Box
OM11 Oversize: 1971-1972
Box
OM8 Oversize: 1972-1973
Box
OM11 Oversize: 1971-1972
Oversize: 1974
Box
OM12 Oversize: 1975

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Printed Materials

The Club's newsletter, The Zipper, communicated to members monthly updates on Club events and the personal and professional accomplishments of members. Also included is an Antique Show and Sale program.
Newsletters
Box Folder
1 1 1961-1962, 1985
Programs
Box Folder
1 2 1974

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Correspondence

Letters of thanks demonstrate the involvement of the Club in the community.
Arranged alphabetically by sender.
Box Folder
1 3 Correspondence, 1961-1962

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Annual Reports

Reports by the Club president and the chair of the Antique Show committee provide information on progress toward Club goals.
Box Folder
1 4 Annual Reports 1962, 1969-1970

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Addition of 1996 (Accession 1996-010)

Box Folder
2 1-2 Committee: President's handbook, 1988-1994
3 Facts about Zonta International booklet, 1979
4 Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, 1985
5 Zonta International District 10-46 annual conference, 1993
6 Antique Show Steering committee, 1993
7 Manual of procedures, undated
8 Boards and business, 1990-1991
9 Young Women in Public Affairs envelope, undated
10 Various newsletters, papers, district directories, 1990-1995
11 Reports from International, 1992-1994
12 District 10, Area 4 workshop, Fredericksberg, Texas, 1994
13 Calculator, undated
14 Membership and classification, 1990-1991
15 Programs, undated
16 Public relations publicity 1989-1991 and undated
17 Service, 1989-1991
18 Status of Women, 1989-1992
19 Yearbook, 1991-1992
20 "F" Clubs, 1989-1992
21 Newsletters, other Zonta clubs, 1981-1992
22 Zontagram, 1990-1991
23 International correspondence, 1989-1991
24 District 10, 1988-1991
25 Amelia Earhart, 1985-1990
26 San Antonio Women's Federation, 1990-1991
27 President's handbook, 1983-1992
28 Antiques show drawings, etc., 1992-1993
29 The Zonta President, undated
30 District 10 Conference, 1994
31 Various reports, 1994
32 Manual of procedures, 1987
33 Zonta International 45th Annual Conference, 1992
34 1994 Detroit participanats list, 1994
35 Zonta International at the United Nations, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Antique show, 1983-1991
2 Zonta Culb of San Antonio- Organized and Chartered, February 14, 1934, 1961
3 Leadership Development committee, 1987-1991
4 Long range planning committee 1988 2A55 and opportunities for service, 1988
5 Zontagram, 1990-1991
6 Z Club, 1988
7 Operation procedures, Zonta, 1977-1982 and undated
8 Zonta Club, 1970-1971, 1983 and undated
9 Manual of procedures, undated
10 Public relatinos workbook, undated
11 Zonta International- various papers, brochures, etc., 1972-1974
12 Zonta International- various papers, long range planning, 1989-1991
13 History, Zonta International, 1969-1977 and 1994-1995
14 History, San Antonio Zonta Club, 1961, 1972, 1985
15 Membership, 1968 and undated
16 District 10, 1986 and undated
17 Committee Chairman reports, 1990-1991
18 Committee members, 1993-1995
19 Business meeting agendas, 1995
20 Zonta schedule, 1993-1994
21 Zonta business/dinner meetings, 1995
22 Special meetings, 1. Joint board, 2. committee chairmen, 1995
23 Board meeting and business meeting agenda, 1995
24 Committees, 1990-1991 and undated
25 San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1988
26 Newsletters, District 10 Club, 1993-1995
27 Scrapbook, 1991-1992
28 Directory, 1990-1991
29 Zonta International, 1990-1992
30 Zontagram, 1992-1995
31 Calendar, 1991-1992
32 Bylaws- rules of procedure, 1991
33 Committees, 1990-1992
34 Board actions and board meetings, 1982-1984, 1991 and undated
35 District 10 44th Annual Conference, 1991
36 Correspondence, 1991-1992
37 Z Club, 1991 and undated
38 Board minutes, 1991
39 Board of Directors roster, 1991-1992
40 District 10 Conference, 1990-1994
41 District X, 1991
42 Membership committee, 1991-1992
43 Status of Women, 1991-1992
44 Service, 1991-1992
45 Zonta history, 1986-1988
46 "The Zonta Woman", 1985
47 Long range planning, undated
48 Membership and Classification manual, 1991
49 Committee orientation, 1988-1989
50 Directory, 1991-1992
51 Organizational manual, undated
52 Antique Show history, 1971-1987
53 District X Conference, 1984-1986
54 Zonta Club of San Antonio- members, 1987
Box Folder
4 1 Antique Show, 1989
2 Antique show programs, 1966-1979, 1986-1988
3 Z Club program committee meeting, 1995
4 Most Valuable Player-certificate, October 29, 1994

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Addition of October 2005 (Accession 2005-090)

Box
4 Notecards spanning the years 1958-1991, and contains names and years of past presidents, officers and members including offices they held and years they held positions or were members, 1958-1991

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Addition of December 2009 (Accession 2009-065)

The addition spans the years 1961-2008 with the bulk from the 1980-2008 and contains newsletters, reports, yearbooks, correspondence, membership information, conference material, clippings, scrapbook material, photographs, slides, resumes and applications. Loose material and untitled folders include, directories, yearbooks, correspondence, clippings, ephemera for scrapbooks, CD, newsletters, meeting minutes, reports and programs.
Box Folder
5 1 Prospective membership, 1990-1991
2 Classification manual, undated
3 Letters to businesses requesting membership candidates, 1985 and undated
4 Member report to International form, undated
5-7 Active member reports, 1970-1991
8 Zonta International Program Issue, 1986-1992
9-10 Zontian, 1986-1991
11 Yearbooks, 1987-1992
12 Zonta Club of San Antonio, undated
13 Newsletters, 1988
14 Reports, 1989-1990
15 Bylaws revisions, 1990
16 Zonta International Headquarters newsletters, 1991
17 Convention - Helsinki, 1988
18 District X conference - McAllen, Texas, October15-17, 1987
19 Reports, 1988-1989
20 Reports, 1989-1990
21 Area II Seminar - Longview, Texas, April 22, 1989
22 President's Workshop - Tyler, 1988
23 42nd Zonta conference - District X, 1989
24 Zontian, undated
25 Zontagram, 1990-1991
Box Folder
6 1 The Zonta Antique Show and Sale (Z.A.S.S), 1977-1989
2 Newsletters, 1990-1991
3 Zonta Club of Dallas membership roster, 1991-1992
4 International Convention - Dallas, 1990
5-7 Membership losses, June 1, 1985-May 31, 1990
8 Membership growth, 1980-1987
9-10 Scrapbook material, October 1982 and undated
11 "Alamo Rag" sheet music, undated
12 Untitled folder, 1982-1991
13 Committees, 1989
14 Sales Catalog, undated
15 Outfit pattern, 1990
16 Directories, 1988-1990
17 "Share With Us" souvenir book, 1980-1982
18 Untitled envelope, 1990-1991
19 Classification manual, August 1971
Box Folder
7 1 Untitled folder, 1986-1988 and undated
2 Untitled folder, 1989-1990 and undated
3 Proposed new members pending, 1985-1987
4-5 Membership and classification, 1986-1987
6-8 Assorted loose material, 1982 and undated
9 UTSA Deed of Gift and Inventory, 1994-1996
10 Zonta Incorporation Foundation, 1979-2001 and undated
11 Various newspaper clippings and pictures, 1978-2002 and undated
12 Zonta marching song, undated
13 Poem, by Alicia Carpenter, undated
14 History of Zonta Club of San Antonio, 1934-1961, undated
15 San Antonio Consolidated Income Statement, 2000-2001
16 History of Zonta Club of San Antonio, 1961-1962, undated
17 Service Committee report, 1986-1987
18 Tribute to Zonta members with pictures, 1987
19 Treasurer's ledger, 1990-1995
20 Treasurer's reports, 1980-1995
21 "Zontagram," July-December 1991
22 "Zontagram," 1992
23 "Zontagram," 1993
24 Service Committee, 1993
25 "Zontagram, " 1994
26 "Zontagram," 1995
27 Committee reports, 1995-1996
28 San Antonio District 10 Conference, May 1995-June 1996
29 "Zontagram, " 1996
30 "Zontagram, " 1997
31 Antique Show receipts, 1997
32 Zonta Club of San Antonio Service Committee special information, undated
33 Service Committee reports, 1998-1999
34 Treasurer's reports, 1997-1998
35 Treasurer's reports, 1997-1999
36 Installation of Officers, 1998
Box Folder
8 1 Entry into District 10 newsletter competition, 1998
2 "Zontagram," 1998
3 Membership survey, 1998
4 Casino Night for youth alternatives, 1998
5 Correspondence, 1999
6 Zonta International (ZI) reports, 1999
7 Service Committee, 1999
8 Membership retreat, 2000
9 Yearbook, 2000-2001
10 Yearbook, 2001-2002
4 "Zontagram," 2001
12 "Zontagram," 2000
13 District X directories, 1971-1976
14 Personal and Miscellaneous, 1984-1994 and undated
Box Folder
4 15 Service committee, 1987-1991
Box Folder
8 16 Antique Show/gala, 1986-1994
17 Memorial service, 1988
18 Other committees, 1988-1993
19 Leadership, 1986-1992 and undated
20 Status of Women committee, 1989
21 New Z Club - Judson High School, 1986
22 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1988-1995
23 Zonta Club, 1990-1993
24 "Zontagrams," 1992-1993
25 Yearbooks, 1989-2004
26 Assorted loose material, 1989-2001 and undated
27 VHS tape - President Val Sarah's biennial report, 2000
28 VHS tape - "Celebrating 30 years of partnership: Zonta International and U.S. Fund for UNICEF, " 2004
29-30 Untitled folders, undated
Box Folder
4 31 Zonta Club, 1989-1992 and undated
Box Folder
8 32 Ruby Bainum - membership, 1991-2001 and undated
33 Zonta, 2002 and undated
34 Letters sent, 1996-1997
35 Ruby, undated
36 Service Committee, 2001
37 External Relations, Section 13 from Club manual, undated
38 Zonta, 1997
Box Folder
9 1 Zonta, 1998
2 Zonta, 1999
3 Zonta, 2000
4 Zonta, 1995
5 Club manual, December 1999
6 Status of Women, 1995-1997
7 Zonta, 2001-2004
8 Assorted untitled binder, 2007-2008 and undated
9 "Zontagram," meeting minutes, and reports, 2001-2002
10 47th Convention - Sydney, Australia, June 23-28, 1984
11-12 Untitled folder, 1984-1986 and undated
13 Zonta, 2003-2008 and undated
14 Ruby Lou Potts, 1989 and undated
15 Conference Cruise, 1991
16-17 Loose material, 1994-2006
18 VHS tape - Convention, Biennium report, 2002
19 Guest book, 1975-1985
20 Director's Manual of Procedures, undated
21 1987-1988
22 Prospective members, 1985-1991 and undated
23 Untitled folder, 2002-2003 and undated
Box Folder
10 1 Membership and Classification committee, 1988-1989
2 Untitled folder, 2005-2007
3 Zonta attendence - Biennium, 2000
4 "Year of the Gold -- 2004," 57th Zonta International Annual Conference, Ditrict 10, 2002-2004
5 The Zonta Club manual, February 2003
6 Untitled folder, 2005-2007
7 Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA), 2002-2004
8-10 "The Zontian," 1996-2008
11 President's CD contents, 2004-2006
12 Untitled folder, 1998-2006
13 Membership losses, 1990-1991
14-18 Loose material, 1989-2008 and undated
Box Folder
11 1 International Convention - Sweden, 2002
2 Zonta/UNIFEM slide presentation, 1988-1990
3 This is Zonta slide presentation, undated
4 Paris Convention, 1998
Zonta Club slides, undated
Plaques, 1979-1989
First Place Certificate of Award, June 8, 1979
Ephemera: sash, branding iron, and gavel, blank note and postcard 1990-2002

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Addition of November 2011 (Acc. 2011-066)

Box
12 Materials from Monta Hunter

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