University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records, 1984-2008



Descriptive Summary

Creator: San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame
Title: San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records
Dates: 1984-2008
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame was established in 1984 by a Governor's Commission for Women appointed by Texas Governor Mark White. Twenty-nine women from throughout the state came together to recognize contributions made by women in Texas. The group established the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, and promoted events such as Women in Texas Today. Each city was urged to have a women's event recognizing local women and their contributions. The first event held was Women in Texas Today: A Local Contribution, whose goal was to recognize fifty outstanding San Antonio women in thirteen categories. In addition to nominating important women, the organization awards outstanding high school and college students.
Content Abstract: The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records consist of administrative records, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, and a time capsule. The collection documents the everyday business of the organization from its inception in 1984 to 2008.
Identification: MS 59
Extent: 4.7 linear feet ( 8 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame was established in 1984. The organization evolved out of a Governor's Commission for Women appointed by Texas Governor Mark White in 1983. Twenty-nine women from throughout the state came together to recognize contributions made by women in Texas. The group established the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, and promoted events such as Women in Texas Today. Each city was urged to have a women's event recognizing local women and their contributions. Dr. Gloria Jo Floyd became San Antonio's representative to the Governors' Commission. A group of about thirty women, including presidents of various local women's organizations, were invited to Ruth Bower's home to discuss San Antonio's participation. The first event held was A Women in Texas Today: A Local Contribution, and included Dr. Floyd as chairperson and Dr. Linda Foster as co-chairperson. The goal of the event was to recognize fifty outstanding San Antonio women in thirteen categories. It was then decided to hold the event annually, and form The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame. In addition to nominating important women, the organization awards outstanding high school and college students with scholarships at a formal luncheon.

Source: History, The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records.


Scope and Content Note

The San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records consist of administrative records, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, and a time capsule. The collection documents the everyday business of the organization from its inception in 1984 to 2008. Most of the administrative records are in the form of correspondence and reports, and are grouped by a particular committee or officer. There are two scrapbooks of photographs, clippings, and programs covering induction ceremonies and scholarship luncheons from 1984 to 1995. There are approximately one hundred and fifty 8x10 color photographs of women inducted from 1984 to 1995. A small amount of these photographs are not identified. The collection also includes a time capsule to be opened in 2025. The addition expands the years to 2008 and consists of much of the same material, including administrative records, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings; as well as negatives and contact sheets.


San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records
Addition of March 2006 (Accession 2006-014)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

RESTRICTED: The collection's time capsule is closed until 2025.

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 Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records must be obtained from the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.


Index Terms

San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame.
Halls of fame--Texas--History.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs--Archives.
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records, MS 59, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were donated by the San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame in 1997-2008 (Accessions 1997-015, 1999-001, 1999-011, 1999-018, 2000-017, 2006-014, 2008-016).

Processing Information

Prepared by Dale Sauter, June 2001

Scrolls contained in the collection's time capsule were originally rolled onto a wooden rod, but were removed. All the items in the time capsule were removed and separated from the actual capsule container.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, April 2009.


Detailed Description of the Collection

San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records

Box Folder
1 1 Board of Directors, 1991-1997 and undated
2 Clippings, 1996 and undated
Committees
3 Awards & Certificates, 1992-1995 and undated
4 By-Laws, 1984-1997 and undated
5 Executive, 1991-1996 and undated
6 General, 1991-1997 and undated
7 Honoree Selection, 1984-1997 undated
8 Induction Ceremony, 1991-1997 and undated
9 Invitations & Tickets, 1991-1995
10 Membership, 1991-1997 and undated
11 Pictorial Display, 1991-1994
12 Printed Materials, 1991-1996
Box Folder
2 1 Public Relations, 1991-1996 and undated
2 Resource Development, 1991-1997 and undated
3 Scholarship, 1991-1996 and undated
4 Special Events, undated
5 Correspondence, 1991-1997 and undated
6 Financial Records, 1990-1997 and undated
7 History, 1991-1996
8 Invitations, 1992-2000 and undated
9 Pamphlets, undated
Photographs
10 General, 1995-1996
Inductees
11 A, 1984-1991 and undated
12 B, 1984-1992 and undated
13 C, .1984-1987 and undated
14 D, 1984-1987 and undated
Box Folder
3 1 F, 1984 and undated
2 G, 1995
3 H, 1984-1995 and undated
4 J, 1986
5 K, 1985-1991 and undated
6 L, 1984-1989 and undated
7 M, 1984-1995 and undated
8 N, 1985-1995 and undated
9 O, 1984-1992 and undated
10 P, 1984-1992 and undated
11 Q, 1984
12 R, 1984-1993 and undated
13 S, 1984-1992 and undated
14 T, 1984-1992 and undated
15 U, 1985
Box Folder
4 1 V, undated
2 W, 1995 and undated
3 Y, 1984
4 Z, undated
5 Unidentified, undated
6 President, 1991-1997 and undated
7 Programs, 1992-1999 and undated
Box
OS 1 Scrapbooks
Box
OS 2 Time Capsule (RESTRICTED: Closed until 2025)
Box
5 Time Capsule Materials (RESTRICTED: Closed until 2025)
Box Folder
4 8 Treasurer



Addition of March 2006 (Accession 2006-014)

Addition spans years 1984-2008 and includes, correspondence, clippings, newsletters, directories, invitations, photographs, negatives, contact sheets, inductee and nomination documents, labels and member lists, and ephemera that includes pins member name tags and name cards.
Box Folder
1 1 Assorted material , 1984-2004 and undated
2-3 Directories, 1998-2003
4 Photographs, negatives and contact sheets, 1999 and undated
5 Inductee brochures and programs, 17th and 19th Anniversary programs, 2001-2006
6 Induction, 2003
7 Induction ceremony, 2002
8 Nominations, 2003
9 Induction ceremony, 2003
10 Induction ceremony (for President/records), 2002
11 Labels, undated
12 San Antonio Hall of Fame labels/lists, undated
13-14 President's Handbook - Katie Jones, 2002-2003
Ephemera, undated
Box
OM1 Oversize: City and county proclamations, letter from Rick Perry and scrapbook,1998-2005



Addition of March 2008 (Accession 2008-016)

Box Folder
1 15 2006 membership directory, newsletters and a 2008 Induction ceremony program, 2006-2008