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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

List of Inductees, 1984-1999

Description of Series

San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame Records

Addition of March 2006 (Accession 2006-014)

Addition of March 2008 (Accession 2008-016)

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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 List of Inductees, 1984-1999 

The following list excludes inductees from 1993. A new timetable regarding election of inductees and actual presentation was introduced after 1992. As a result, there are no inductees listed for 1993. Names followed by an asterisk (*) indicate that a photograph exists in the collection for that inductee.

  • 1984


    • Rosita Fernandez Almaguer-Arts (*)
    • Helen Cloud Austin-Health Professions (*)
    • Isabel Ball-Science & Technology (*)
    • Barbara Banker-Business & Finance (*)
    • Gertrude B. Batiste-Volunteerism (*)
    • Maria A. Berriozabal-Public Service (*)
    • Nancy Bohman-Public Service (*)
    • E. Phyllis Bowie-Science & Technology (*)
    • Barbara Bowman-Science & Technology
    • Hattie Elam Briscoe-Law (*)
    • Pat LeMay Burr-Business & Finance (*)
    • Candes Chumney-Public Service (*)
    • Lila Cockrell-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Jill Collins-Communications (*)
    • Mary Denman-Communications (*)
    • Joyce Dorrycott-Education (*)
    • Gloria Jo Floyd-Health Professions (*)
    • Amy Freeman Lee-Arts (*)
    • Carol Haberman-Law (*)
    • Sonia Hernandez-Civic Leadership
    • Margarita Huantes-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Jo Long-Arts (*)
    • Edith McAllister-Volunteerism (*)
    • Jane Macon-Law (*)
    • Mary Boniface O' Neill-Education (*)
    • Ora Rios Prattes-Health Professions (*)
    • Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce-Volunteerism (*)
    • Ginger Purdy-Communications (*)
    • Elva L. Quijano-Business & Finance (*)
    • Rajam S. Ramamurthy-Sceince & Technology (*)
    • Blandina Cardenas Ramirez-Public Service
    • Marta Tijerina Ramirez-Communications
    • Gloria Rodriguez-Edcuation (*)
    • Kathryn L. Safford-Science & Technology
    • Veronica Salazar Escobeda-Communications (*)
    • Lucille Santos-Education (*)
    • Nancy Taylor Shivers-Law (*)
    • Margaret P. Slattery-Education (*)
    • Carolyn Spears-Law
    • Rose Spector-Law (*)
    • Margaret King Stanley-Arts (*)
    • Teresa Stanley-Health Professions (*)
    • Rosemary Stauber-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Jocelyn Straus-Volunteerism (*)
    • Cecillia Steinfeldt-Arts
    • Lou Nell Sutton-Public Service (*)
    • Linda Ramirez Chavez Thompson-Civic Leadership
    • Martha Tijerina-Communications (*)
    • Margaret Batts Tobin--Volunteerism
    • Maria Elena Torralva-Alonso-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Mary Nan West-Business & Finance (*)
    • Irene Wischer-Business & Finance
    • Eleanor A. Young-Health Professions (*)
  • 1985


    • Josephine Bellinger-Communications (*)
    • Norma Brown-Public Service (*)
    • Margaret Cousins-Arts (*)
    • Helen Dutmer-Public Service (*)
    • Vivienne Eloborne-Arts
    • Rosemary Kowalski-Business & Finance (*)
    • Willie Lucille Meyer-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Mary Pat Moyer-Science & Technology (*)
    • Barbara Finch Hunt Niemann-Law (*)
    • Fay Sinkin-Volunteerism (*)
    • Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss-Edcuation (*)
    • Maria Louisa Urdanetta-Health Professions (*)
    • Dorothy E. Williams-Education (*)
    • Gloria Zamora-Education (*)
  • 1986


    • Evelyn H. Biery-Law
    • Lillian Dunlap-Public Service
    • Linda G. Foster-Education (*)
    • Mary Daniel Healy-Science & Technology
    • Helen G. Jacobson-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Leonie Nowotny Reeves-Volunteerism (*)
    • Marian Sokol-Health Professions (*)
    • Mildred Whitaker-Communications
    • Martha Lynn Wood-Education (*)
  • 1987


    • Audrey Jane Castro-Communications (*)
    • Teresa Champion-Arts (*)
    • Lunda De La Vina-Education (*)
    • Kim Dowell-Farrell-Business & Finance (*)
    • Margaret Swan Forbes-Atheletics (*)
    • Patty Lynn Hawken-Health Professions (*)
    • Cyndi Taylor Krier-Public Service (*)
    • Reba Malone-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Harriet Marmon-Volunteerism (*)
    • Helen Oujesky-Science & Technology (*)
    • Caroline Shelton-Arts (*)
    • Joyce Sowells-Education (*)
    • Bonnie Elsa Ornelas Symonds-Law
    • Frances Temple-Business & Finance (*)
    • Mary West Adams Traylor-Agriculture (*)
  • 1988


    • Barbara D. Boyan-Science & Technology (*)
    • Jackie Van De Walle-Dreher-Agriculture
    • Gloria Leal Hernandez-Business & Finance (*)
    • Dee Hollar-Athletics
    • Yvonne D. Katz-Education (*)
    • Jean M. Longwith-Communications (*)
    • Choco Gonzalez Meza-Civic Leadership
    • Helena Monohan-Education
    • Bonnie Reed-Law (*)
    • Lillian Taubert-Health Professions
    • Enedina Casarez Vasquez-Arts
    • Lupe Torres Venema-Public Service
    • Dela White-Volunteerism
  • 1989


    • Karyne Jones Conley-Public Service
    • Blair Corning-Communications
    • Jimmie Ruth Evans-Agriculture
    • Bess Hieronymus-Arts (*)
    • Arcadia H. Lopez-Education (*)
    • Caliann Lum-Health Professions
    • June Meyer-Business & Finance (*)
    • Debra Montez Felder-Law
    • Joanita Reed-Athletics (*)
    • Jamie A. Rochelle-Science & Technology
    • Blanche Audrey Russ-Education (*)
    • Margie Cape Rust-Volunteerism (*)
    • Dora Salinas-Civic Leadership (*)
  • 1990


    • Frances Garza Alvarado-Public Service
    • Stephanie M. Alvarez-Education
    • Lynell Jackson Burkett-Communications
    • Jacqueline J. Coalson-Science & Technology (*)
    • Patricia A. Flynn-Law (*)
    • Mary Ray Heard-Volunteerism (*)
    • Clara Wuest Heidermann-Agriculture (*)
    • Julia E. Knight-Volunteerism (*)
    • Edna McGaffey-Communications (*)
    • Margit Nagy-Education (*)
    • Carolyn S. Peterson-Science & Technology (*)
    • Phyllis B. Siegel-Business & Finance (*)
    • Ruth F. Stewart-Health Professions (*)
    • Lori L. Norwood Stull-Athletics
    • Emma B. Tenayuca-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Hazel M. Tillson-Public Service (*)
    • Susan Trevino-Arts (*)
  • 1991


    • Mary Esther Bernal-Education
    • Patricia A. Chamerlain-Science & Technology
    • Elvira Munguia Cisneros-Civic Leadership
    • Carmen Garcia-Business & Finance
    • Christine Hernandez-Public Service
    • Leslie Koptcho-Arts
    • Teresa Rose Lewis-Orcutt-Athletics
    • Jean W. MacCleur-Science & Technology
    • Michele Petty-Law
    • Minerva Abrego Sanchez-Volunteerism
    • Patricia R. Turner-Education
    • Patty Villarreal-Health Professions
  • 1992


    • Norma V. Cantu-Law
    • Charles Marie Frank-Education
    • Katie McKinney Jones-Education
    • Melody R. Jones-Civic Leadership
    • Lydia Alcala Lorenzi-Volunteerism
    • Cynthia Ruiz McKee-Business & Finance
    • Amparo H. Ortiz-Communications (*)
    • Jerri Ploch Puckett-Agriculture (*)
    • Carol Luckhardt Redfield-Science & Technology (*)
    • Joyce G. Schwartz-Health Professions (*)
    • Leticia Van De Putte-Public Service
  • 1994


    • Helen Ayala-Public Service
    • Lola Boyce-Science & Technology
    • Doe Bailey-Civic Leadership
    • Lorraine Divila McVey-Athletics
    • Malinda Gaul-Law
    • Iris Fay Kalich-Agriculture
    • G. Therese Meyers-Health Professions
    • Janie Obregon-Education
    • Marina Pisano-Communications
    • Joanie Schwartz-Volunteerism
    • Pamela A. Stanton-Education
    • Lernelle Taylor-Arts
    • Veatrice Williams-Business & Finance
  • 1995


    • Evangeline Patino Butcher-Science & Technology (*)
    • Ada Garcia-Arts (*)
    • Rosaura G. Gomez-Volunteerism (*)
    • Janie Groves-Business & Finance (*)
    • E. Ann Hillestad-Health Professions (*)
    • Ruth J. McClendon-Public Service (*)
    • Shirlyn B. McKenzie-Health Professions (*)
    • Marinella G. Murillo-Athletics (*)
    • Marolyn W. Stubblefield-Civic Leadership (*)
    • Tuleta C. White-Agriculture (*)
    • Lorece P. Williams-Education (*)
    • Joanne Winik-Communications (*)
  • 1996


    • Barbara Aldave-Education
    • Anne Birmingham-Public Service
    • Catherine Nixon Cooke-Science & Technology
    • Ann Dalton Zook-Education
    • Nivia Gonzalez-Arts
    • Carmen Kelsey-Law
    • Consuelo C. Kickbusch-Volunteerism
    • Melissa Briley Mieras-Athletics (*)
    • M. Elaine Neenan-Health Professions (*)
    • Peggy Peterson-Business & Finance (*)
    • Virginia Nicholas-Civic Leadership
    • Elaine Van De Walle-Thompson-Agriculture (*)
    • Susan Yerkes-Communications
  • 1997


    • Maria E. Cossio Ameduri-Civic Leadership
    • Cheryl Burns-Science & Technology
    • Luz Elena Day-Public Service
    • Gale Haradon-Health Professions
    • Barbie Hernandez-Volunteerism
    • Diane Persellin-Education
    • Claire Regnier-Communications
    • Stacey Johnson-Athletics
    • Patricia Stout-Business & Finance
    • Harriet Kelley-Arts
    • Sandra Mayo-Arts
  • 1998


    • Sandra Cisneros-Arts
    • Karen Crouch-Law
    • Nancy A. Doyle-Athletics
    • Sylvia P. Fernandez-Education
    • Maria Hernandez Ferrier-Public Service
    • Celia T. Kaye-Health Professions
    • Deborah Knapp-Bonilla-Communications
    • Diana Lam-Education
    • Marcella Meffert-Civic Leadership
    • Mary A. Powell-Business & Finance
    • Valerie J. Shute-Science & Technology
    • Beverly Watts-Davis-Volunteerism
  • 1999


    • Jacqueline O. Dansby-Edwards-Education
    • Dale Eastman-Volunteerism
    • Margaret Gallatin-Communications
    • Sharon K. Garcia-Science & Technology
    • Louise Locker-Volunteerism
    • Martha Medrano-Health Professions
    • Cynthia D. Shade-Education
    • Joyce Trent-Public Service
    • Dora Ann Verde-Business & Finance
    • Barbara Ford Young-Civic Leadership

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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

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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

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Addition of March 2008 (Accession 2008-016)

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

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