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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative Records

Activities

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Texas Partners of the Americas Records, 1978-1993 (bulk 1987-1989)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Partners of the Americas
Title: Texas Partners of the Americas Records
Dates: 1978-1993
Bulk Dates: 1987-1989
Creator Abstract: Texas Partners of the Americas is incorporated in the State of Texas as a non-profit organization: the first and largest state affiliate of Partners of the Americas, a private organization that develops leadership, understanding and opportunity in Latin American and the Caribbean through a network of volunteers. Texas Partners of the Americas' activities in Latin America includes sponsoring projects in health and education; providing training and study in emergency preparedness for counterpart organizations from Latin America; distributing books and textbooks to Mexican universities; and making surplus U.S. and state government property available to its Latin American partners.
Content Abstract: The Texas Partners of the Americas records span the years 1978-1993, but predominately cover 1987-1989. These years represent the tenure of Dr. Joe Neal as Vice-Chair of TPA for Mexico Partnerships in 1988-1990, as well as his work with TPA's El Camino Real Economic Seminar (1988-1989), Higher Education Committee (1987), Nominating Committee, and other activities of Texas Partners. The papers consist of annual plans, bylaws, charters, correspondence, and letters of understanding which provide considerable information about the partners, projects and activities of the Texas Partners.
Identification: MS 129
Extent: 4.4 linear feet (about 3,300 items)
Language: Most materials are in English; some are in Spanish.
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Texas Partners of the Americas (TPA) is incorporated in the State of Texas as a non-profit organization—the first and largest state affiliate of Partners of the Americas, a private organization that develops leadership, understanding and opportunity in Latin American and the Caribbean through a network of volunteers.

President John F. Kennedy launched the Alliance for Progress in 1963, as a program of government-to-government economic cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. Partners of the Americas, originally called Partners of the Alliance, was established in 1964 as the people-to-people component of the Alliance for Progress. Dr. Jim Boren, a native Texan, founded the group that later developed into Partners of the Americas, and led the organization until 1970. Originally funded solely by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Partners of the Americas now has expanded support for its programs to include various other government agencies, foundations and corporations.

The national organization Partners of the Americas maintains an extensive network that links people and organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with affiliates in 45 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia. Its areas of activity include citizen participation; education and culture; youth; agriculture; women and families; outreach and advocacy. The organization also provides training and workshops related to emergency preparedness, economic development and other community development issues.

TPA's activities in Latin America includes sponsoring projects in health and education; providing training and study in emergency preparedness for counterpart organizations from Latin America; distributing books and textbooks to Mexican universities; and making surplus U.S. and state government property available to its Latin American partners. Among its crowning achievements was sponsoring an economic summit in 1989--the Camino Real conference--along with its Mexican Partners in Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, as well as hosting a visit by Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to Austin in February 1992.

Sources: El Mensajero (Quarterly Newsletter of TPA), Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1988) and Vol. 1., no. 3 (August, 1989), and Partners of the Americas Website at http://www.partners.net/.

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Scope and Content Note

The Texas Partners of the Americas records span the years 1978 to 1993, but predominately cover 1987-1989. These years represent the tenure of Dr. Joe Neal as Vice-Chair of TPA for Mexico Partnerships in 1988-1990, as well as his work with TPA's El Camino Real Economic Seminar (1988-1989), Higher Education Committee (1987), Nominating Committee, and other activities of Texas Partners. The papers also contain considerable information about the partners, projects and activities of TPA, in general, as well as information on its national affiliate--National Partners of the Americas--and chapters in various Texas cities and other U.S. states.

The records are organized into two series: Administrative and Activities. Administrative documents include annual plans, bylaws, charters, correspondence, and letters of understanding which document the administrative actions of the Texas group. This series also includes information about committees, working projects and other activities or interests of the organization. There is also a subseries for dealings with the national organization and files on communication with other Partners of the Americas chapters in various cities and states.

The Activities series is subdivided by general activities and country. Countries include Peru, Mexico (general), and the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Guerrero, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.

Individuals highlighted in the papers, in addition to Dr. Joe Neal, include Bob Honts, Member of the TPA Board of Directors since 1986 and Chair-President of the organization in 1988-1990; other directors or committee chairs of the state and national organization; and Alberto Fujimori, former President of Peru.

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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 Texas Partners of the Americas must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections or the appropriate copyright holder.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Texas Partners of the Americas.
Partners of the Americas (Organization)
Personal Names
Neal, Joe W. (Joe West), 1916-
Honts, Bob.
Subjects
Economic assistance, American.
International cooperation.
International relations.
Pan-Americanism.
Locations
Mexico--Relations--Texas.
Peru—Relations—Texas
Texas--Relations--Mexico.
Texas—Relations—Peru
Genres/Formats
Bylaws.
Charters.
Correspondence.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Pan-Americanism

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Texas Partners of the Americas Records, 1978-1993 (Bulk 1987-1989), MS 129, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Clarice Neal and the Texas Partners of the Americas, September 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Dennis G. Medina, Special Collections Librarian, August 2005.

The files were received in no order, so an order was imposed. There is overlap between files within a series. For example, a separate memo regarding the Annual Plan (without an Annual Plan attached) may be found in the Correspondence folder, however the same memo regarding the Annual Plan, with the plan attached, would be filed under Annual Plans.

The Correspondence and General files are intended for documents that do not fit into a more specific folder. Due to time constraints however, staff could only quickly scan the documents for content. Therefore, some documents in a Correspondence or General folder may relate to activities of a more specific Committee or Project, even though there is a separate file for the Committee or Project. It is suggested therefore, if a researcher is interested in a specific topic, or activity, that he or she review the Correspondence and General folders, as well as the more specific file.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative Records

Administrative documents include annual plans, bylaws, charters, correspondence, and letters of understanding which document the administrative actions of the Texas group. This series also includes information about committees, working projects and other activities or interests of the organization. There is also a subseries for dealings with the national organization and files on communication with other Partners of the Americas chapters in various cities and states.
Box Folder
1 Annual Plans/Reviews
1 Tri-annual Review, 1984
2 Annual Plans, 1986-1987
3 Annual Plans, 1988
4 Annual Plans, 1988-1989
5 Annual Plans, 1989-1990
6 Annual Plans, 1990-1991
Organization
7 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, [1984]-1992 and undated
8 Board (of Directors') Signatures, 1988
9 Bylaws, 1984, 1988, undated
10 (Local) Charter Requirements, 1984, 1986-1987, undated
11 Incorporation and Power of Attorney, 1964, 1979-1980, 1986, undated
12 U.S. Government Code and Standards for (Federal) Grantees, undated
13 Organization Charts, 1987 and undated
14 Standards of Excellence, 1988-1989
15 Tax Exemption and Related Issues, 1965-1991
Correspondence
16 General, 1983-1987
17 General, January-June 1988
18 General, July-December 1988
Box Folder
2 1 General, 1990
2 General, 1991
3 General, 1992
4 From NAPA, 1979-1992
5 Re: TPA Re-chartering Issue, March 1988-January 1989
6 Re: NAPA Travel Policies, 1978-1984, 1987-1988
Financial Documents
7 Bank Statements (and Cancelled Checks), 1988-1990
8 General, 1979-1993
9 Love Gallery , 1992-1993
10 Tax Statements, 1988-1989
11 Travel Expense Vouchers
Box Folder
3 Meetings
1 Membership and Board Meetings, 1982-1983
2 Membership and Board Meetings, 1984
3 Annual Membership and Board Meeting, February 9, 1985
4 Annual Board of Directors Meeting, September 7, 1985
5 Annual Membership and Board Meeting, September 20, 1986
6 Annual Board of Directors Meeting, October 25, 1986
7 Annual Membership and Board Meeting, October 3, 1987
8 Annual Board of Directors Meeting, December 6, 1987
9 Board of Directors Meeting, April 22, 1988
10 Executive Committee Meeting, September 3, 1988
11 Special Called Meeting, September 16, 1988
12 Annual Membership and Board Meeting, December 3, 1988
13 Membership, Board and Executive Committee Meetings, 1990
14 Membership and Board Meetings, 1991
15 Membership, Board and Executive Committee Meetings, 1992
Membership
16 TPA Membership, 1984 -1985
17 TPA Membership, 1987-1989
18 TPA Membership, 1990-1992
Box Folder
4 Publicity and Photographs
1 Newsletter Issues, 1988, 1992
2 TPA Newsletter, August 1986
3 El Mesanjero newsletter, 1988-1989
4 Photographs (Annual Meeting), 1984
Other Texas Chapters
5 Corpus Christi Partners, 1988-1989
6 Houston Partners, 1988
7 Kingsville Chapter, undated
8 Lubbock Partners, 1986-1988
9 El Paso Partner, 1987-1989, 1991
National Partners
10 Annual Meeting & International Convention (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), November 17-20, 1983
11 Annual Meeting & International Convention (Dominican Republic), November 21-24, 1985
12 Annual Meeting (Ocho Rios, Jamaica), November 20, 1987
13 Annual Meeting (Miami, Florida), November 18, 1988
14 Annual Meeting (Guadalajara, Mexico), November 17, 1989
15 Annual Meeting (Salvador, Bahia, Brasil), November 23, 1991
16 Annual Plans (samples), 1986
17 Annual Reports, 1982-1983, 1985-1987
18 Board of Directors Meeting, November 19, 1978
19 Board of Directors Meeting, October 12, 1984
20 Board of Directors Meeting, October 31, 1986
21 NAPA Board Joint Meetings, 1988, 1992
22 Bylaws (National Partners Alliance), 1978, 1980, 1981
23 Bylaws (National Partners Foundation), 1983, 1985, 1987
24 Bylaws (NAPA, Inc.), 1983, 1986-1987, 1990
25 By-Law and Policy Changes (proposed), 1979-1991 and undated
26 Directory of Partner Committee Officers, 1983-1991
Box Folder
5 1 Financial Statements, 1980-1981, 1986-1987
2 General documents
3 Publications
4 Quarterly (Activity) Reports, 1987-1988
5 State Chapters, Other: 1990 and undated
6 Organizations (Other), 1987-1988

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Activities

Subdivided by general activities and country.
Countries include Peru, Mexico (general), and the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Guerrero, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.
Box Folder
5 General
Committees
7 Agriculture Committee, 1987-1988
8 Arts and Culture, 1988-1989
9 Business and Industry Committee, 1987-1988
10 Bylaws Committee/Revision, 1988-1989
11 Community Education, 1984-1985, 1988
12 Disaster Preparedness, 1988, 1991
13 Education Committee, 1988 and undated
14 Executive, 1988-1989
15 Health, 1984-1985, 1988-1989
16 Higher Education, 1987-1990
17 Nominating, 1984-1991
18 Women in Development, 1984, 1986-1987, 1990
Box Folder
6 El Camino Real Conference
1 El Camino Real Conference, related documents: 1987-1990 and undated
2 El Camino Real Conference materials, October 1989
3 El Camino Real Conference attachments, October 1989
4 El Camino Real Conference, follow up documents: 1990
Fujimori Visit
5 Fujimori Visit (News Articles), 1992
6 Fujimori Visit (Correspondence Received), 1992
7 Fujimori Visit (Correspondence Sent), 1992
8 Fujimori Visit (General), 1992
Kellogg Fellowships
9 Kellogg Fellowships in International Development (General), 1986-1991
10 Kellogg Fellowship Programs I through V, 1987-1989
Box Folder
7 1 Kellogg Fellowship Programs V and VII, 1989-1992
Emergency Preparedness Program
2 Grant Proposal/Agreement, 1986-1988
3 General, 1987-1990
Other Activities
4 Travel Grants, 1987, 1992
5 Texas and Oklahoma Partnership, 1976 - 1988
Other Material
6 Article: "Arid Land Use Strategies," David L. Bowman, undated
7 Six (6) Easel Pad Sheets with Notes, undated
International Partners
Peru
8 Annual Plans, 1986-1987 and undated
9 Annual Plans, 1988-1989
10 Annual Plans, 1990-1991
11 Annual Plans, 1992-1993
12 Organizational Chart & Letters of Understanding, 1986-1988
13 Correspondence, 1984
14 Correspondence, 1987
15 Correspondence, 1988 and undated
Box Folder
8 1 Correspondence, 1989
2 Correspondence, 1990
3 Correspondence, 1991
4 Correspondence, 1992
5 General
6 Small Grants Program, 1985-1987
7 Peru Trip, 1984
8 Peruvian Farmers Program, 1987-1988
9 Peruvian Women's Training, 1987
Mexico (General)
10 Correspondence, 1987-1990
11 General, 1990 and undated
12 Cooperative Agreement for Economic Development (Border States), 1988
Box Folder
9 1 Home Gardens Support Projects, 1988-1989
2 Partner Workshops
3 Mexico Partners Development Meetings, 1987
4 NAPA Workshop in Mexico and Following Visits, 1988
5 Oklahoma Mexico Partners, 1986-1987 and undated
6 Pfizer Fellowships in Contagious Diseases, 1987-1988 and undated
7 Surplus Property Project (Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas), 1988 and undated
Guanajuato
8 Letters of Understanding and Annual Plans, 1988-1989, 1990-1993
9 Correspondence, 1987-1989
10 Correspondence, 1990 - 1992
Box Folder
10 Guerrero
1 Annual Plans, 1987-1992
2 Bylaws and Letter of Understanding, 1987, 1989
3 Correspondence, 1987-1989 and undated
4 Correspondence, 1990-1992
5 General, 1988-1992
6 Workshop in Taxco, 1987-1988
Nuevo Leon
7 Annual Plan, 1987
8 Bylaws and Letter of Understanding, 1987
9 Correspondence, 1987-1992
10 General, 1988-1989
11 Standards for Excellence, 1987-1988
Tamaulipas
12 Annual Plans, 1987-1989, 1991
Box Folder
11 1 Bylaws and Letters of Understanding, 1987-1989
2 Correspondence, 1987-1991
3 General, 1988-1989 and undated
4 Catfish Project, 1988
Veracruz
5 Annual Plans, 1988, 1991
6 Bylaws and Letters of Understanding, 1987-1989, 1992
7 Correspondence, 1985-1991
8 Visit of Francisco Blanco Calderon, 1991-1992

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