University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the William and Fay Sinkin Papers, 1928-2008



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sinkin, Fay and Sinkin, William
Title: William and Fay Sinkin Papers
Dates: 1928-2008
Creator Abstract: William (Bill) and Fay Sinkin, both known for their longstanding commitment to civic issues, married in 1942, made their home in San Antonio, and raised two sons. William is recognized for his involvement in civic, banking and community activities that promote small business. Fay is recognized for her community activism, especially in the areas of public health and water issues.
Content Abstract: The William and Fay Sinkin Papers document the Sinkin's longstanding commitment to civic issues and include correspondence, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes, and datebooks. The collection has been organized into four series: William Sinkin, Fay Sinkin, Addition of July 2004, Addition of 2008, and Addition of 2009.
Identification: MS 64
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (26 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

William (Bill) and Fay Sinkin, both known for their longstanding commitment to civic issues, married in 1942, made their home in San Antonio, and raised two sons. William is recognized for his involvement in civic, banking and community activities that promote small business. Fay is recognized for her community activism, especially in the areas of public health and water issues.

William Sinkin

William Sinkin was born in San Antonio in 1913. After earning a business degree in 1934 from the University of Texas, he began working at his father's wholesale clothing manufacturing company and later became a successful banker. Throughout his life, Mr. Sinkin has worked to improve the community by opening opportunities for those traditionally denied. In 1946, he co-founded Goodwill Industries in San Antonio to help those with physical and mental challenges find work. He was involved in public housing issues and chaired the board of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) from 1949-1953. He also conscientiously worked to increase the participation of minorities in local governmental agencies. He hired the first woman executive director of SAHA. He is known for his role as an advocate and catalyst for minority business development. When Mr. Sinkin bought control of Texas State Bank in the late 1960s, the bank started an aggressive program of minority representation and small business lending.

Sinkin's interest in improving the community continued through the 1960s when he undertook a major role in organizing HemisFair, serving as the first president of San Antonio Fair, Inc., the corporate body for the San Antonio World's Fair. HemisFair, held in 1968, proved to be a momentous event for the city's economy and history. Sinkin also founded Urban Coalition of San Antonio in the 1960s, a non-profit research and advocacy organization that works with low-income white communities and communities of color to address community, social, and economic issues. The Coalition works in the areas of education, employment, health, hunger and poverty, welfare reform, immigration, issues of race, technical assistance and capacity building. In 1968, Sinkin served on the planning committee for dedicating the Bexar County Hospital, and was Vice Chairman of Bexar County Hospital District. He was also dedicated to addressing issues concerning the Jewish community. In 1976, Sinkin led a private delegation of San Antonio Jewish leaders to meet with Mexico's President Echerrveria to discuss Mexican-Jewish relations after Echeverria endorsed a United Nations General Assembly resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The goodwill talks stressed the importance of good relations between the U.S. Jewish community and Mexico to promote economic and cultural ties.

Sinkin has been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Brotherhood Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1966, and banker of the year by the Small Business Administration and Independent Bankers Association in 1984. His interests in later years focused on city/county governance. Sinkin retired in 1987, and in 1988 he signed on with UTSA as a financial consultant and opened his own consulting firm, William R. Sinkin and Associates.

Fay Sinkin

Originally from New York, Fay Sinkin earned a bachelors degree from Syracuse University. Upon moving to San Antonio, she became active in addressing community needs especially in the areas of public health and water issues. As president of the League of Women Voters in 1947 at the age of 28, Sinkin pushed for the hiring of a city sanitary engineer to develop a sewer system. In the 1950s she was the first to raise money for a public television station, she organized and served as first president of Visiting Nurse Association, and was involved in the first effort to raise money for the Mothers March on Polio. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Health in San Antonio, and the first woman to serve on a grand jury in Bexar County. In 1953 she was named Express/News Woman of the Year. From 1963-1969 she served as a recruiter-consultant for minorities for the U.S. State Department.

When the League of Women Voters voiced the need for a special organization dedicated to the protection of the aquifer, Fay organized and headed the Aquifer Protection Association (APA). In this role, Sinkin made the Edwards Aquifer a household term in the mid 1970s as she rallied the community to successfully oppose development of a major shopping mall at the 1604 and 281 N. intersection over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. In 1983 Fay Sinkin was the first woman to win a six-year term as a board of director on the Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD). EUWD was created in 1959 by the Texas Legislature to protect the Edwards Aquifer. During her term, Sinkin introduced Xeriscaping to San Antonio and was responsible for funding the leak detection program of the EUWD. Sinkin opposed surface water development, including the controversial Applewhite reservoir project, to supplement the underground water supply. The Applewhite project was to be built on the Medina River and be San Antonio's first surface water supply to supplement the Edward's Aquifer. Sinkin instead advocated research and water conservation. The Applewhite Reservoir controversy came to a head in a 1994 special election when voters rejected completion of the Applewhite Reservoir as part of Plan 2050, a water plan for the city.

After Sinkin's term on the EUWD ended in 1989, she formed the Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust. This private group worked to purchase land on the recharge zone, particularly the San Antonio Ranch area, to protect it from over-development and environmental damage. She also served as a member of the Trans-Texas Advisory Committee. Fay Sinkin has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions, including San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame induction in 1985, Who's Who of American Women, and Women in Communication Inc. Headline Award in 1989.

Sources:

San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 9, 1983, p. 1-E. "Edwards Underground Water District", Box 5, Folder 8.

San Antonio Express-News, Dec. 12, 1982, "Applewhite reservoir slides into 2nd phase", Box 5, Folder 8.

San Antonio Light, March 24, 1985, "Faye Sinkin", Box 5, Folder 8.

Urban Coalition web site at http://www.urbancoalition.org/, accessed October 17, 2002.

William Sinkin narrative resume, undated, Box 4, Folder 9.


Scope and Content Note

The William and Fay Sinkin Papers document the Sinkin's longstanding commitment to civic issues and include correspondence, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs and videotapes. The collection has been organized into four series: William Sinkin, Fay Sinkin, Additions of July 2004, and Addition of November 2008.

The William Sinkin series documents Mr. Sinkin's community and political work from the 1940s through the 1970s, particularly in addressing resources for minorities. This series is divided into four subseries: Personal, Community, Politics, and Banking. A scrapbook dated 1928-1935 and college coursework document William Sinkin's activities and studies as a student. Correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, notes and speeches document Sinkin's leadership roles in HemisFair, the Bexar County Hospital and Urban Coalition. Also documented are William Sinkin's participation in the Democratic Party, his work in the area of public housing, and activities on behalf of the Jewish community. Material covering Sinkin's role in Texas State Bank isalso present.

The Fay Sinkin series is strong in documenting her role as a community activist with a strong interest in water issues. The series is divided into five subseries: League of Women Voters, Water Issues, Interviews on Videotape, Community, and Personal. Scrapbooks document Sinkin's early work with the League of Women Voters 1947-1960. Clippings, reports from city and water organizations, speeches, notes, and memos from Fay Sinkin's work on water issues are arranged chronologically and extensively document her leadership of the Aquifer Protection Association, and her campaign and term as a director on the Edwards Underground Water District Board (EUWD) from 1983-1989. Videotapes contain an contain an oral history from 1997 and a video on the Visiting Nurses Association from 1993. Community contains many of the awards that Fay received for her activism and involvement with community programs. Personal encompasses correspondence from family and friends, cards, newsclippings, and personal notes.


 

Arrangement

The papers are arranged as follows:
1. William Sinkin
2. Fay Sinkin

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

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Sinkin, Fay.
Sinkin, William.
Organizations
Aquifer Protection Association (San Antonio, Tex.)
Bexar County Hospital District.
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust.
Edwards Underground Water District.
League of Women Voters of San Antonio.
Urban Coalition of San Antonio.
Visiting Nurse Association of San Antonio.
Topics
Fairs--Texas--San Antonio.
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.)--History.
Public health--Texas--San Antonio.
Solar Power--Texas--San Antonio.
Water quality--Texas--Edwards Aquifer.
Women civic leaders--Texas--San Antonio.
Xeriscaping--Texas.
Locations
Edwards Aquifer (Tex.)--Law and legislation.
Edwards Aquifer (Tex.)--Management.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Water, Underground.
Genres/Formats
Articles.
Clippings
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Videotapes.
Photographs.
Datebooks.
Local Subjects
HemisFair '68 (The 1968 World's Fair)
San Antonio History
Urban Development and Growth
Women

Related Material

Additional information regarding William Sinkin's role in planning HemisFair is available in the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections. Papers documenting William Sinkin's latest work on city/county cooperation are located at the San Antonio Public Library.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections holds the records of several organizations in which Fay Sinkin has been involved, including the League of Women Voters in the San Antonio Area, San Antonio 100, and San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame. An oral histoy of Fay Sinkin from 1997 is also available at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections. Additional papers relating to Fay Sinkin's activities with the Aquifer Protection Association (APA) during the 1970s are located in the Fay Sinkin Collection at Trinity University Archives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William and Fay Sinkin Papers, 1928-2008, MS 64, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated in 1997, 1998, 2008, and 2009 by William and Fay Sinkin (Acc. 1997-021, 1998-007, 2004-057, 2008-072, 2009-053).

Processing Information

Processed by Toni Jeske, Assistant Archivist, October 2002 and Melissa Gohlke, Graduate Assistant, June 2010.


Detailed Description of Collection

 

1. William Sinkin

This series documents Mr. Sinkin's community and political work from the 1940s through the 1970s particularly in addressing resources for minorities. This series is divided into the subseries of Personal, Community, Politics, and Banking.
Documents under each subseries are arranged chronologically.
Box
1 Personal
The Personal subseries holds many personal documents and items that provide insight into the life of William Sinkin. The subserires contains a scrapbook dating 1928-1935, college coursework that reveals William Sinkin's activities and studies as a student, personal mementos that chronicle his life with his family, photographs, and correspondence.
Student years
Scrapbook of school and college years, 1928-1935
Coursework, 1933-1934
Box
10 San Antonio College Alumni roster, 1995
Box
1 Correspondence
1953
Box
10 Nathan Sinkin, Sunshine Clothing Company, 1936-1940
1953-2007
Notes and letters between family members, 1959-1995 and undated
Cards, notes, and invitations, 1913, 1966-2002 and undated
Box
10 Postcards, 1966-2002 and undated
Box
10 1973-1983
Box
1 1973
Jan-May, 1974
June-Dec, 1974
Jan-Apr, 1975
May-Dec, 1975
Box
10 CIA and FBI responses to Sinkin's request for information under the "Freedom of Information Act," related newsclipping, 1987-1988
1990-1999
2000-2006 and undated
Photographs
William at age 3 or and unidentified children, undated
William with YMCA staff, 1931
Averill Harriman, President Truman, Dean Acheson, George C. Marshall, 1951
William with an unidentified artist, circa 1950s
William and unidentified persons, 1958 and undated
Bill with unidentified couple at the Persian Room at the Plaza, 1958
"Christmas Pilgrimage Parade of Homes" (related articles are in Map Drawer 48), 1959-1963
Jim Nowlin being sworn in by unidentified man, William with unidentified persons, 1967-1970
Wedding reception, undated
William with Mrs. Peter G. Peterson and the Honorable Peter G. Peterson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1974
Henry B. Gonzalez, 1971 and undated
William with local and state political figures, 1971-2002 and undated
William and Fay with unidentified persons, 1974-2000
William and North Chamber award, 2007
Protest with Lanny Sinkin, 2007
William and John Daniels at the Snakepot, William in front of Mi Tierra, undated
Newspaper and magazine articles
Clippings, 1934-2005
Drawer
48 San Antonio Evening Newsarticle about William Sinkin, 1952
Articles about the Sinkin home, 1959, 1963
San Antonio Express Newsarticles about William Sinkin, 2005
Box
10 Publications
The Sinkin Examiner, March 1979
Essays and papers, multiple authors, 1990-1994 and undated
Maury Maverick, 1995-2005
"The Life of William R. Sinkin" for the Express-News, project assisted by the ITC oral history program, Sept. 2005
"the Snake Pit," 1994-2001 and undated
Scene In S.A., 2007
Assorted
William Sinkin vs. Henry Dupree Jr., plaintiff's original petition, related postcard with photograph, 1935
The TillettTapestry, 1981-1985
Appraisal of pre-Columbian art, 1982
Biographical information on William, Sinkin family geneaology, 1983-2004 and undated
Community property agreement, 1987
Workshop materials, 1991
Aztec calendar, 2000
60th wedding anniversary, 2002
Bank loan statement, 2002
Trip brochures, 2000-2004
Daily planner, 2005
Travel diary, undated
San Antonio bumper stickers, undated
Box
1 Community
The Community subseries is the largest and most significant in that it documents Sinkin's leadership roles in HemisFair, the Bexar County Hospital and Urban Coalition. Several newsclipping scrapbooks chronicle HemisFair and portray the extent and type of media coverage that the Fair attracted from preliminary planning in 1962 through its 20th anniversary in 1988. Bexar County Hospital materials include planning notes, speeches and clippings concerning the dedication of the hospital and issues addressed while Sinkin served on the Hospital District Board. Materials on the Urban Coalition of San Antonio include correspondence on its formation, articles on business and minorities in San Antonio and other cities, by-laws and a few meeting minutes.
Functions, programs, and ceremonies
First Talk Show in San Antonio, 1936
Archbishop's Dinner in Houston, 1962
Box
3 Dedication of William R. Sinkin apartments for the elderly, 1981
Box
22 First annual North Chamber "State of the County Address," 2006
Box
1 Jewish Community, 1946-1947
Box
2 Awards
NCCJ National Brotherhood Award, 1966
Box
10 Recognition and awards 1987-2007 and undated
Box
3 Mind Science Foundation Imagineer Award, 1992-1993
Goodwill Industries Award, 1993
Box
10 Correspondence
1945-2007
Mexican American Unity Council, 2006-2007
Questionnaire "Those who wield the most power and influence in San Antonio," undated
Box
2 HemisFair
Clippings, 1967-1968
Scrapbook, 1962-1963
Box
10 Correspondence between William Sinkin and Henry B. Gonzalez regarding HemisFair, 1962-1966
Box
2 Scrapbook, 1963
Scrapbook, 1963
Scrapbook, 1964
Scrapbook, May-Oct. 1964
Scrapbook, 1964-1965
Scrapbook, Jan 1964-April 1978
Scrapbook, 1965-1968
Scrapbook of local clippings, 1966-1969
Scrapbook of local clippings, Oct-Dec 1966
Scrapbook of 20th anniversary, 1988
Box
10 Assorted HemisFair materials, 1968-1983 and undated
40th anniversary of HemisFair with HemisFair Park Area Master Plan, 2003-2008
Picture with Lyndon B. Johnson just before the opening of HemisFair 68 in San Antonio Lawyer, 2007
39th anniversary of HemisFair, 2007
HemisFair 40th anniversary planning, 2007-2008
HemisFair 40th anniversary articles, 2008
HemisFair 40th anniversary article in The Sombrilla, 2008
Box
2 Bexar County Hospital
Planning Committee for Dedication, 1967-1968
Dedication, Nov. 9, 1968
Newsclippings, 1970-1980
Urban Coalition
1967-1968
1969
1970
1971
1972-1973
Box
3 Urban Coalition Scrapbook, 1970-1974
Box
22 Goodwill annual reports, 2002-2005
SAHA San Antonio Housing Authority report, undated
Solar San Antonio 2003-2008
San Antonio Area Foundation annual report, 2007
Box
3 Scrapbook, 1972-1980
Box
10 Newsclippings and Articles, 1931-2006 and undated
Box
3 Politics
The Politics subseries highlights Sinkin's involvement in political issues, from local to international. Specifically the subseries touches on his participation in the Democratic Party, his work in the area of public housing, and activities on behalf of the Jewish community. Of note are position papers, articles, correspondence and photographs from meetings in 1976 with Mexico's President on his country's relations with the American Jewish community. Invitations and momentos from Sinkin's trip to President Portillo's Inauguration in 1976 are in this subseries. Also included is correspondence and reference material from Sinkin's participation in a 1978 White House meeting on inflation.
Rainey Campaign for Governor, 1946
Public Housing Scrapbook, 1948-1953
Public Housing vote, 1959
Democratic party correspondence, 1950
Politics scrapbook, 1952-1953
Precinct Convention (Maverick for State Representative), 1954
Democratic advisory council member, 1955
Council-Manager Government vote, 1959
Newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, 1961-1964
Meetings with Mexican Presidents (on Jewish relations)
Pres. Echerrveria in San Antonio, Sept, 1976
Pres. Echerrveria & Pres. Elect Portillo in Mexico, Oct 1976
Pres. Portillo's Inauguration, 1976
Box
4 White House meeting on Inflation, Nov. 17, 1978
International Relations Award from St. Mary's University, undated
Banking
The Banking subseries documents Sinkin's role in Texas State Bank. Documentation surrounding the awards that Sinkin received in banking provides biographical information, and shows how he positively impacted the community through his role as a banker.
Texas State Bank
Texas State Bank Organization, 1959-1976
Buy and Sell Agreements, Texas State Bank, WRS and Frost Reality Co., 1962-1973
Box
22 Policies and correspondence, 1973-1978
Correspondence, 1986-1990
Box
4 Awards
Office of Minority Business Enterprise Award, 1978
Nomination for 1984 District Banker Advocate of the year by U.S. Small Business Administration, 1983-1984
District Banker Advocate of the year by U.S. Small Business Administration, 1984
Banker of the Year by Independent Bankers Association of Texas, 1984
Small Business Award for 1992 Financial Services Advocate of the Year, 1991-1992
Box
22 News and Magazine articles and clippings, 1975-1979



 

2. Fay Sinkin

The Fay Sinkin series is strong in documenting her role as a community activist with heavy interest in water issues. The series is divided into three subseries: League of Women Voters, Water Issues, and Interviews on Videotape.
Box
5 League of Women Voters (LWV)
The League of Women Voters subseries consists of three newsclipping scrapbooks that document Sinkin's early work with the League primarily from 1947-1949, but continuing through 1960. Issues covered include polio, needed changes in the Health Department, and the need for a city sewer system.
Scrapbook covering LWV, polio, sewer, 1942-1960, [1978-1989]
LWV and Health Department scrapbook, 1947-1948
LWV scrapbook, 1948-1949
Box
22 Newsletters, tribute to Fay, 1993-1997
Box
5 Water Issues
Water Issues is the largest and most in-depth subseries spanning the 1970s to the 1990s. Clippings, reports from city and water organizations, speeches, notes, and memos from Fay Sinkin's work on water issues are arranged chronologically and extensively document her leadership of the Aquifer Protection Association, and her campaign and term as a director on the Edwards Underground Water District Board (EUWD) from 1983-1989. Coverage includes Sinkin's activities as a prominent figure in several large debates surrounding water issues, including her leading role in opposing proposed development of a large mall at 1604 and 281 N. in 1976. Also well documented is Sinkin's leadership on the EUWD Board advocating the development of a regional water plan, and insistence on shared oversight between the Texas Water Commission and EUWD in protecting the Edwards Aquifer. Sinkin's opposition to the controversial Applewhite Dam Project is documented in a 1983-1984 file on Surface Water under her EUWD work, and reappears as an issue throughout this subseries. Sinkin's formation of the Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust after her term at EUWD is documented through speeches, correspondence, and clippings that also offer insight into the group's activities and approach to achieving their mission. Extensive newsclipping files in this subseries are a substantial source of information for understanding the chronology of water issues in the area, current events that sparked concern over the Edwards Aquifer (such as gas leaks), legislation, and how water issues were covered by the media. Sinkin's files also include information on toxic pollution and hazardous materials, Xeriscape, and water modification.
News articles and clippings,
Box
22 1949-2004
Box
5 1965, 1969
1970-1974
Box
22 Water conservation, 1972-1987
Box
5 1975
Drawer
48 Laminated news articles, 1976
Box
5 1976
Box
22 Water conservation, 1986-1996 and undated
Box
5 1977-1985
1986-1989
1990
1991
1992
Box
6 1993
1994
1995-1996
undated
Aquifer Protection Association
Aquifer Protection Association, 1975-1978
Box
22 APA list, cave list, 1978 and undated
Box
6 Aquifer Protection Association, 1981-1984, 1987
Box
22 APA communications, 1978-1987
Reports, correspondence, 1986-2002
Box
6 Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD)
Box
22 Correspondence, 1968-2004
Legislation, articles, 1979-1987
Box
6 Campaign for Director of EUWD, 1982-1983
Box
22 EUWD campaign, 1979-1996
Reports, legislature, correspondence, 1983-1998
Box
6 EUWD creation and bylaws, 1983, 1987-1988
Texas Water Development Board, 1983, 1985
Box
7 Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1983-1984
Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1985
Drawer
48 Sonterra subdivision plat, 1986
Box
7 Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1986-1988
H.B. 655 on groundwater management legislation, 1983
Surface Water controversy (Applewhite), 1983-1984
Xeriscape, 1983-1985
Edwards Aquifer Bad Water Line Experiment, 1984
Target 90 Task Force VI Utilities, 1984
Texas Water Plan, 1984
Water Essay Contest, 1984
Weather Modification, 1985
The Edwards Bulletin, 1985
San Antonio Regional Water Resource Study, 1986
Box
8 Agreement for EUWD oversight of aquifer, 1987
City Public Forum on Protecting Aquifer Recharge Zone, 1987
Edwards Aquifer: perspectives for local and regional action, 1987
Regional Water Planning by Joint Sponsors Committee, 1987-1989
Applewhite Reservoir Controversy, 1987-1988
Aquifer Water Quality Protection, 1987-1988
Drought Management Plan, 1988
Educational Film on Edwards Underground Aquifer, 1988
Box
9 Medina Lake Study, 1988
Recharge Zone and Transmittal Zones, Development, 1988
Search for EUWD General Manager, 1988
Publications of the Edwards Underground Water District
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, 1990
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, Jan-July 1991
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, Aug-Dec 1991
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, 1992
Box
22 Applewhite, "Water Quality Evaluations," undated
Activism
Box
9 Election against completion of Applewhite, 1994
Hazardous Materials Over Recharge Zone, 1993
Box
22 TNRCC reports, correspondence, articles, 1994-1997
Box
9 Trans-Texas Water Program, 1997-1998
Box
22 Correspondence about conservation, newsclippings, 1968-2004
Land and Peoplemagazine, Fall 2001
Box
10 Interviews on Videotape
The Interviews on Videotape subseries contains an oral history from 1997 in which Fay talks about her work with the League of Women Voters in the 1940s and 1950s, and the condition of San Antonio at that time in terms of no sewer system and the prevalence of segregation. Mrs. Sinkin also talks about her job during the Johnson Administration to recruit minorities to serve in the State Dept. overseas. The second video, made in 1993, is on the history of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). Sinkin talks about her role in organizing the VNA in 1952.
Box
22 Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) videotape, 1993
Oral History videotape, 1997
Box
11-21 Boxes 11-21 are oversize flat Boxes (Box 14 is in the map drawer) containing scrapbooks. "Document Removed" separation sheets within the collection refer patrons to these Boxes.
Box
22 Community
The Community subseries contains many items associated with the awards given to Fay Sinkin for her committment to community activism. Items include awards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and speeches. Also included in this subseries is material relating to the Visiting Nurses Association and "The Portrait of American Women," an organization that brought women from diverse backgrounds together to challenge discrimination.
Box
21 News articles and clippings, 1949, 1975-1994
Box
22 Awards, 1973-2002
Organizations
"Portrait of American Women" pamphlets, letters, photograph, newsclippings, 1970-1981
International Women's Forum, 1989
Visiting Nurses Association material, 1994-2002
Government Canyon packet, 1995
Speeches, 1954, 1988-1998 and undated
Personal
The Personalsubseries contains correspondence from friends and family, photographs, personal notes, and newspaper clippings.
Correspondence and personal notes, 1980-1995 and undated
Photographs, 1985-1989 and undated
Assorted
News article and newsletter, 1962-1970
Short bio, vita, oral history, 1994 and undated
Play entitled "You can't take it with you," program, cast photo, letter, 2000 and undated