University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Target '90/Goals for San Antonio Records, 1971-1992 (bulk 1982-1989)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Target '90 / Goals for San Antonio.
Title: Target '90 / Goals for San Antonio Records
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1992
Bulk Dates: 1982-1989
Creator Abstract: Target '90/Goals for San Antonio was a comprehensive community planning organization created to implement strategies for meeting San Antonio's economic, cultural and social goals. This city-wide organization was designed to bring together diverse civic constituencies to carry out the goals developed by the Target '90 Commission and United San Antonio.
Content Abstract: The records of United San Antonio, 1977-1984, include committee records and correspondence as well as information about various conferences which were sponsored or attended by United San Antonio. Information detailing United San Antonio's work with other groups is also included. The records of Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio date from 1971 to 1992 but the bulk of the material is from 1982-1989.
Identification: MS 33
Extent: 17.5 linear feet (about 13,100 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Target '90/Goals for San Antonio (1983-1989) was a comprehensive community planning organization created to implement strategies for meeting San Antonio's economic, cultural and social goals. This city-wide organization was designed to bring together diverse civic constituencies to carry out the goals developed by the Target '90 Commission (1982-1984) and United San Antonio (1977-1984).

United San Antonio was created in 1978 to try and mediate a dispute between the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Organized for Public Service and restore consensus about the economic development policy of the city. City Councilman Henry Cisneros, Mayor Lila Cockrell and USAA executive General Robert McDermott were the first Tri-Chairs of the organization. The group sponsored a number of conferences and events designed to bring together the different ethnic and cultural groups within the city. It also had regular contact with a large number of public and private groups planning a variety of activities.

Mayor Henry Cisneros officially formed the Target '90 Commission in July 1983. He envisioned it as a platform through which the diverse political, ethnic and cultural groups within the city could reach consensus about the future of San Antonio. The group's purpose was to identify and prioritize specific goals to be achieved by 1990. The group consisted of several large task forces each with a different focus, which were further divided into committees and subcommittees. Over the next year, more than 500 volunteers from 145 different groups participated in the Target '90 process and helped to identify goals for the city. Several public forums were also held so that popular opinion could be considered. In May 1984, the Commission submitted a report that identified 93 goals. These goals concerned almost every area of development from street repair to funding for the arts. The report also recommended that the Commission be merged with United San Antonio to form a new group that would monitor the implementation of the goals.

The resulting organization, Target '90/Goals for San Antonio, was formed in December 1984. It had a similar structure to the Commission. A series of councils examined broad areas and each council was further split into various committees. Target '90/Goals for San Antonio oversaw and facilitated the implementation of the goals made by other groups. It also carried out several programs dealing with community issues such as education, automobile safety, and drug abuse. The group issued several reports, which showed the status of the goals and programs. The last report, "Destiny 2010", was issued in 1989. It examined the conditions that the city would have to confront in the early 21st century. Due to budgetary concerns, the Board of Trustees decided to disband Target '90/Goals for San Antonio at the end of 1989.

In January 1990, the UTSA Alliance for Education was created to continue some of the educational programs, such as the school business partnership program, begun by United San Antonio and Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio.


Scope and Content Note

The records of Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio date from 1971 to 1992 but the bulk of the material is from 1982-1989. The records document the efforts to identify and implement city planning goals by the year 1990 by Target '90/Goals for San Antonio and its predecessor organizations, United San Antonio and the Target '90 Commission.

The records of United San Antonio, 1977-1984, include committee records and correspondence as well as information about various conferences which were sponsored or attended by United San Antonio. Information detailing United San Antonio's work with other groups is also included.

The Target '90 Commission, 1982-1984, has records from its various task forces and committees which include reports, minutes, correspondence and memoranda. The records are divided into Phase I (1982-1984) and Phase II (1984). Information about conferences and public forums is also included. The main task forces are Arts, Basic Services, Biosciences, Development, Education, Human Services, Southern Sector, Technology, Transportation and Utilities. In some cases, there is overlap of interest between the task forces or committees and similar information appears in various sub-series.

The Target '90/Goals for San Antonio records, 1984-1989, include information from the Councils and Committees that were part of the organization. This information includes minutes, correspondence reports and other documents that help to show the activities of the groups. The contacts between Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio and other groups is also documented. This includes information about the UTSA Alliance for Education that would continue some of the educational programs of Target '90/ Goals for San Antonio after 1989. The main councils are Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Neighborhood Security and Services, and Physical Resources. In some cases, there is an overlap of interest between two or more committees and similar information appears in various sub-series.

The Special Formats series includes the non-textual records from the collection. This series includes audiotapes, slides, photographs and videotapes. The material is sorted by format and by which organization the material concerns.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as follows:
Series 1. United San Antonio, 1977-1984
Series 2. Target '90 Commission, 1982-1984
Series 3. Target '90/Goals for San Antonio, 1983-1992
Series 4. Special Formats, 1971-1989

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.

Use Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Organizations
United San Antonio.
Target '90 Commission.
Target '90/Goals for Antonio (Organization)
University of Texas at San Antonio. Alliance for Education.
Topics
City planning--Texas--San Antonio.
Urban policy--Texas--San Antonio.
Education and industry--Texas--San Antonio.
Planning--San Antonio--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Audiotapes.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Reports.
Local Subjects
San Antonio History
Urban Development and Growth

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Target '90/Goals for San Antonio, MS 33, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift in 1989 (1990-002).

Processing Information

Processed by Eric Hartmann, Processing Archivist, May 1998.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

United San Antonio, 1977-1984

Administrative material including Executive Director correspondence and committee records. Information on various conferences and meetings are also included as are a large number of clippings about United San Antonio.
Arranged by topic of material and organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
1 Administrative
Executive Director
1 1983-1984
2 1984
Committees
3 Child Care, 1981-1993
4 Education, 1980-1983
5 Health/Public Agencies 1982-1983
6 Steering, 1984
7 Technical Vocational Training, 1982-1984
8 History, 1984
Box Folder
2 Conferences and Public Forums
1 American G. I. Forums, 1981
2 Bexar County Hospital Meeting, 1980
3 Bicultural Cities, 1980-1984
4 Corporate Volunteerism, 1983
5 Datapoint/Tesero Appreciation Breakfast, 1982
6 Hispanic Women's Conference, 1984
7 Host Party Raul Jimenez, 1981
8 Lila Cockrell Appreciation Day, 1981
9 Marketing Health Education, 1981
10 Miscellaneous, 1981-1983
11 National Symposium on Hispanic and CRTA, 1980
Salud San Antonio
12 1982
Box Folder
3 1 1983
2 1984
Topical Files
3 Alamo Area Council of Governments, 1983
4 Alamo Community College District, 1981
5 American Folklife Festival, 1981-1982
6 Articles on Education, 1983
7 Arts Festival, 1982
Austin Corridor
8 1982
9 1983
Box Folder
4 1 CBS Reading Room, 1983
2 Centro 21, 1983
3 Christina School District, 1983-1985
4 City Council Legislative Issues, 1983
5 City Planning Commission, 1980-1983
6 City Venture, 1981-1983
7 Clippings, 1980-1982
8 Cognitive Skill Development Institute,
9 Committees Organized for Public Service, 1981-1982
10 Community Health Education System, 1983
11 Control Data, 1983
12 Corpus Christi Port, 1983
13 Edgewood Independent School District, 1983
14 European Trade Mission, 1983
15 Foreign Trade Zone, 1981-1982
Box Folder
5 1 Fresno, 1983
2 Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, 1981-1982
3 Greater Wilmington Development Council, 1984
4 Health-O-Rama, 1982
5 Health High School Proposal, 1982
Hoedown
6 1982
7 1983
8 Holy Cross High School Development Program, 1981
9 Institute of the Americas, 1981-1982
Box Folder
6 1 Job Fair, 1984
2 Job Wellness, 1981
3 Metropolitan San Antonio Directory of Services for the Elderly and Handicapped, 1977
Miscellaneous
4 1965-1983
5 1983-1989
6 Private Industry Council, 1983
7 Port Corpus Christi, 1981-1982
Box Folder
7 1 San Antonio Coalition for Children, Youth Families, 1984
2 San Antonio Consumer Health Information Council
3 School Business Partnerships Program, 1983-1984
4 Technical Assistance Center of the Southwest, 1983
5 Texas Safety Association, 1984
6 Texas Trends, 1980
7 TMS Productions, 1982-1984
University of Texas San Antonio
8 Brief for a Roundtable Discussion on the Future San Antonio, 1982
9 CETA Reauthorization, 1981
10 Environmental Studies, 1981
Box Folder
8 1 San Antonio Prefreshmen Engineering Program, 1982
2 Wells Fargo



 

Target '90 Commission, 1982-1984

Records of the activities of the task forces within the commission, reports, minutes, correspondence are included. The Task Forces are Arts, Basic Services, Education, Human Services, Southern Sector, Technology, Transportation and Utilities. There is material from Phase I from 1982-1984 and Phase II in 1984. Information about some conferences and a small number of clippings is included.
Arranged by topic of material and organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
8 Administrative
3 Newsletter, 1983
Steering Committee
4 1983-1984
5 1983-1984
6 1984
7 1984
Box Folder
9 1 Task Force Leadership, 1983
Conferences and Public Forums
2 Basic Services, 1983
3 Development/Technology, 1984
4 Education, 1984
5 Human Services, 1983
Box Folder
10 Southern Sector
1 1983
2 1983
3 Transportation, 1983
4 Utilities, 1983
5 Youth, 1982-1983
Task Forces
Phase I
6 Arts, 1982-1984
6 Basic Services, 1982-1984
Box Folder
11 1 Biosciences, 1984
Development
2 1982-1984
3 1982-1984
Education
4 1982-1983
Box Folder
12 1 1983-1984
Human Services
2 1984
3 1984
4 Southern Sector, 1982-1984
Box Folder
13 1 Technology, 1982-1984
2 Transportation, 1982-1984
Utilities
3 1982-1984
4 1982-1984
Box Folder
14 1 1982-1984
Phase II
2 Arts, 1984
3 Basic Services, 1984
4 Biosciences, 1984
5 Development/Technology, 1984
Box Folder
15 1 Education, 1984
Human Services
2 1984
3 1984
4 Southern Sector, 1984
5 Transportation, 1984
Box Folder
16 1 Utilities, 1984
2 Youth, 1984
Topical Files
3 Clippings
4 Phone Log, 1983
5 Hispanic Development Project, 1984
6 Miscellaneous, 1983-1984



 

Target '90/Goals for San Antonio, 1983-1992

Administrative material includes various committees, officers and the Records of the Councils including minutes, correspondence and reports. The Councils are Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Neighborhood Security and Services, Physical Resources and the Private Industry Council. Information about the UTSA Alliance for Education is also included in this series.
Arranged by type of topic of material and organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
17 Administrative
Board of Trustees
1 1985
2 1985-1986
3 1987
Box Folder
18 1 1987-1988
2 Calendar, 1985
Coordinating Vice Chair
3 1987
4 1987
Box Folder
19 Conferences and Special Events
1 89 Goals Banquet
2 Baker's Dozen, 1989
3 Cisneros, Tribute, 1989
4 Executive Committee, 1986-1989
5 History, 1983-1987
6 Nominating Committee, 1985-1988
7 Public Information Committee, 1986-1988
Box Folder
20 Reports
1 1989 Status Report on the Goals for San Antonio, 1989
2 Action Plans, 19
3 Destiny 2010 Report, 1989
4 Progress 85 Community Report, 1985
5 San Antonio: Target '90, 1983
Target '90 Reports
6 Target '90 Commission Report, 1984
Target '90 Reports
7 1984
Box Folder
21 1 1984
2 1984
3 Working Drafts, 1984
4 Second Cycle Task Groups
Councils
Arts and Culture
5 1985-1986
Box Folder
22 1 1987
2 1988-1989
3 Communications Task Force, 1985-1987
4 Facilities Task Force, 1986
Economic Development Council
5 1985
6 1986
7 1987-1988
8 Basic Services Task Force, 1985
Development Task Force
9 1985-1987
Box Folder
23 1 Downtown Development Committee, 1988
2 Development Regulation Committee, 1986
3 Foreign Trade Task Force, 1985
Southern Sector Task Force
4 1985
5 1986-1987
6 Technology and Biosciences Committee, 1986
7 Technology Venture Committee, 1985-1988
Education Council
8 1985
9 1986-1987
Box Folder
24 1 1988
2 Dropout/Illiteracy Prevention Task Force, 1986-1986
3 Dropout Collaborative Grants for Principles Program, 1987-1988
Dropout Prevention Plan for Bexar County Texas, 1987
6 1987
7 1988
Box Folder
25 1 Greater San Antonio Literacy board, 1988
2 Education Fair, 1988
3 Job fair, 1985
4 Network for Education, 1985-1986
5 Post Secondary Task Force, 1985-1986
6 Public Education Conference
7 School Business Partnerships Program, 1984-1987
8 Teacher Mini Grant Program, 1986-1989
Box Folder
26 Technical Vocation Task Force
1 1986
2 1987-1988
Health and Human Services Council
3 1985
4 1986-1987
5 1987-1988
6 1988
7 Clippings, 1984
8 Elderly and Handicapped Task Force
Box Folder
27 1 Youth Coordinating Committee, 1985
2 Elderly and Handicapped Task Force, 1986-1988
Family Services Task Force
3 1985
4 1986
5 Physical and Mental Health Task Force, 1985-1988
6 Youth Task Force, 1987-1988
Box Folder
28 Neighborhood Security and Services Council
1 1985-1988
2 Cars Committee, 1986-1988
3 Environmental Task Force, 1988
Housing and Neighborhoods Task Force
4 1985
5 1986-1988
6 Youth Task Force, 1985-1987
Physical Resources Council
7 1985
8 1985
Box Folder
29 1 1985
2 1985
3 1986
4 1986
Box Folder
30 1 1987
2 1988
3 Community Facilities Task Force, 1985-1986
4 Reports, undated
Transportation Task Force
5 1985-1986
6 1987-1988
Utilities Task Force
7 1985
8 1986
Box Folder
31 1 1987-1988
2 Private Industry Council, 1984
Topical Files
3 City of San Antonio Long Range Financial Forecast Fiscal Years 1987/1992, 1987
4 Clippings, 1983-1986
5 Future San Antonio, 1985
6 Information Requests, 1987
7 Mi Laredo Goals for the '90s, 1989
Box Folder
32 1 Miscellaneous, 1982-1989
2 National Alliance for Business, 1986-1987
3 Newsletter, 1983-1988
4 Reno Nevada, 1988
San Antonio/Bexar County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission
5 General, 1986
6 Interdiction of Supply, 1986
7 Prevention and Education, 1986
8 Steering Committee, 1986
9 Treatment and Rehabilitation, 1986
10 Science Partnerships Program, 1989
11 Texas Engineering Extension Service, 1984
Box Folder
33 1 Texas Project 2061, 1989
2 University of Texas Health Science Center Strategic Plan 1985-1991, 1985
University of Texas San Antonio
3 Community 2000: Moving Ahead Together, 1990
4 San Antonio Prefreshmen Engineering Program, 1985
5 Strategic Plan through 1990-1991, 1984
UTSA Alliance for Education
6 Printed Material
Scientist Teacher Education Program
7 1990-1992
8 1991-1992
9 YMCA



 

Special Formats, 1971-1989

Audiotapes, Photographs, Slides and Videotapes. Primarily recordings and images from meetings and some sponsored events. Also included are Public Service Announcements. Some photographs and most slides are not dated.
Arranged by type of material and organized by creating organization.
Box Folder
33 Audio Tapes
United San Antonio
10 Dennis Welch, 1981
Box Folder
34 1 Slide Projector Show
Target '90 Commission
2 Arts, Basic Services and Biosciences public forums, October 1983
Extent (5 Tapes)
3 Development and Education Public Forums, October 1983
Extent (4 Tapes)
4 Foreign Trade Public Forum, October 1983
Extent (4 Tapes)
5 Recreation and Youth and Southern Sector Public Forums, October 1983
Extent (4 Tapes)
6 Public Service Announcements
7 Report Presentation, 1984
8 Target '90 Presentation, July 1984
Extent (2 Tapes)
9 Utilities Public Forum, October 1983
Extent (2 Tapes)
Box Folder
35 Target '90/Goals for San Antonio
1 Council Chair meetings
Extent (3 Tapes)
2 Leadership, July-November 1984
Extent (4 Tapes)
Steering Committee
3 February 18, 1984
Extent (3 Tapes)
4 February 25, 1984
Extent (5 Tapes)
5 March 19, 1984
Extent (4 Tapes)
6 March 21, 1984
Extent (3 Tapes)
7 May 15, 1984
Extent (2 Tapes)
Box Folder
36 1 June 22, 1984
Extent (2 Tapes)
2 August-December 1984
Extent (6 Tapes)
Target '90
3 1985
Extent (2 Tapes)
4 Torralva, Kathy
Photographs
Target '90 Commission
Conferences and Meetings
5 Arts, Human Services, 1983
6 Basic Services, 1982-1983
7 Biosciences, 1983
8 Development and Technology, 1982-1983
9 Education, 1982-1983
10 Report Presentation, 1984
11 Southern Sector, 1982-1983
12 Steering Committee
Box Folder
37 1 Technology, 1983
2 Transportation and Foreign Trade, 1982-1984
3 Utilities, 1983
4 Youth, 1983
5 Negatives of Meetings
Events
6 Banquet undated
7 Just Say No, undated
8 Facilities
Target '90/Goals for San Antonio
Conferences and Meeting
9 Future San Antonio, undated
10 Unidentified, undated
11 USA Conference Room, undated
Events
12 89 Goals Banquet, May 9, 1989
13 Drinking Drivers Awareness, 1985
14 Education Fair, 1987
15 Fiesta, undated
16 Fourth of July Fundraiser, 1984
17 Holiday Party, 1985
Box Folder
38 1 Miscellaneous, undated
People
2 Cisneros, Henry, 1985 and undated
3 General undated
4 Marbut, Robert, 1983 and undated
5 Torralva, Maria Elena undated
Slides
Slides are kept in the slide cabinet and are arranged by lot number. A complete listing of the slides is available.
Video
Beta
6 Warning Signs of Drug Abuse, Dr. Harry Craft KSAT 12
¾ Inch
7 Education Fair Public Service Announcement, and Fourth of July Coverage, 19871986
Box Folder
39 1 General Presentation Reel, undated
Job Fair
2 1984
3 1985
Box Folder
40 1 News Clips, 1985 and Pina Colada Contest/ Miss Puerto Rico, 1986
2 November 22, 1985
3 Target '90 Shorter version, and Target '90 8:09 August 21, 1987undated
Box Folder
41 1 Target '90 14:45 and Target '90 Revised 14:45
2 Tribute to Lila Cockrell and United San Antonio, and Unidentified, 1984undated
VHS
Target '90 Commission
3 Art, Human Services and Youth Public, and Biosciences Public Forum 19831983
Extent (3 Tapes)
Box Folder
42 1 Development Public Forum, and Target '90 1983undated
Target '90 Goals for San Antonio
2 1989 Status Report on the Goals for San Antonio Banquet, May 9, 1989
2 Air Check-"Keeping Kids in School, and November 7, 1988
3 Education Fair, March 1987
4 Public Service Announcements, 1989 and undated
5 Unidentified, undated