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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative

Educational Outreach

Events

Addition of September 2007 (Accession 2007-108)

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Man and Beast, Inc., Records, 1968-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Man and Beast, Inc.
Title: Man and Beast, Inc., Records
Dates: 1968-2004
Creator Abstract: Man and Beast, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to address animal welfare issues in San Antonio, Texas. The primary objective of the agency is to improve the quality of life for people and animals through a program of education and responsible action.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1968-2004 and includes letters, photographs, educational pamphlets, newspaper articles, financial documents, event planning documents, contracts, and surveys.
Identification: MS 153
Extent: 4.5 linear feet (7 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Man and Beast, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established to address animal welfare issues in San Antonio, Texas. The primary objective of the agency is to improve the quality of life for people and animals through a program of education and responsible action.

The organization was founded on October 19, 1976, by Dr. Amy Freeman Lee, Lucy Richardson Hamilton, and Paula Franz Moore out of a concern for the state of animal welfare in San Antonio, Texas. The organization initially met in the Nurses Building of Incarnate Word College (San Antonio, Tex.) Man and Beast is financially supported by membership dues, donations, fundraisers, and grants received. Its governing body consists of a Board of Directors that is invited to serve for two years, with an elected president and a secretary. The organization also employs an executive director and an assistant office administrator.

The impetus for Man and Beast grew out of a concern for domestic animals that, because of overpopulation and ignorance, do not enjoy a caring relationship with man and have been abandoned. The primary objective of the agency is to improve the quality of life for both people and animals through a program of education and responsible action. Man and Beast embraces the principles set forth by the national Humane Society and takes no radical stance, but rather approaches animal welfare through an agenda of benign, problem-solving programs.

Man and Beast, Inc. focuses its energy on two basic issues: overpopulation and ignorance. It seeks to remedy these problems in a variety of ways such as: a low-cost spay and neuter program; a free-to-the-public "lost and found" pet bank; special events to raise awareness and funds; and an education program to enlighten citizens, particularly schoolchildren, about the humane treatment of animals.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1968-2004 and includes letters, photographs, educational pamphlets, newspaper articles, financial documents, event planning documents, contracts, and surveys. The collection is divided into four series: Administrative, Educational Outreach, Events and Addition of September 2007.

The Administrative series provides insight into the inner workings of the organization. Historical documents, bylaws, and articles of incorporation document the founding and organization of Man and Beast, Inc. (MABI), also providing informational snapshots of the organization at different points during its history. Financial documents are the most comprehensive and complete informational aspect of the organization as they track the incoming and outgoing funds of MABI. Letters and legislative lobbying files document a variety of issues and types of people that make up the organization. Letters also include thank-you cards and complaints from opponents of MABI's work.

The Educational Outreach series documents the educational programs that promote the theories, goals, and principles of Man and Beast. The Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program files identify the way the organization works to partner with local veterinarians to subsidize the cost of spaying and neutering pets for those who could not otherwise afford it. Spay and Neuter Education materials document an outreach program intended to teach citizens about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Animal Awareness and Education pamphlets further illustrate MABI's goal of enlightening citizens about the humane treatment of animals.

Events documented in the Events series include Mutts on Parade, Trick or Treat Trot, and the Publicity Photo Exhibit. The Photo Exhibit event displayed portraits of prominent members of the San Antonio community posed with their pets. While this event is the most extensively documented event and includes planning and publicity files as well as a final report, there are no photographs of the people and pets.

The Addition of September 2007 includes newsletters, financial documents, reports and other assorted material.

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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 Man and Beast, Inc., Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Man and Beast, Inc.
Subjects
Animal rights activists--Texas--San Antonio.
Animal welfare--Societies, etc.
Animal welfare--Texas--San Antonio.
Nonprofit organizations--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Newsletters.
Reports.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Man and Beast, Inc. Records, MS 153, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated by Sylvia Tobin in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Amber S. Castor, Intern, November 2006.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative

This series provides insight into the inner workings of the organization. Historical documents, bylaws, and articles of incorporation document the founding and organization of Man and Beast, Inc. (MABI), also providing informational snapshots of the organization at different points during its history. Financial documents are the most comprehensive and complete informational aspect of the organization as they track the incoming and outgoing funds of MABI. Letters and legislative lobbying files document a variety of issues and types of people that make up the organization. Letters also include thank-you cards and complaints from opponents of MABI's work.
Box Folder
1 1 Animal Control, 1979, 1986-1993, and undated
2 Background/Historical Information, 1976, 1987, 1996, and undated
Board of Directors
3 Correspondence, 1987-1989, 1993, 1996
4 How to Form a Board of Directors, 1983-1985 and undated
5 Lists of Members, 1985-1989, 1998, and undated
6 Member Invitations, 1987, 1994-1996
7 Member Questionnaires, undated
8 Member Resignations, 1985-1993, 1996, undated
9 Bylaws/Articles of Incorporation, 1977, 1984-1985, 1996
Finance
10 Combined Federal Campaign, 1998
11 Doggy Banks, 1986-1989, 1991-1992, and undated
12 Financial Reports, 1976-1996
13 Grants, 1977, 1992-1999, and undated
14 In-Kind Donations, 1985-1998 and undated
Box Folder
2 1 Monetary Donations, 1980, 1986-1999, 2003
2 Legal, 1987
Legislative Lobbying
3 Incoming Letters, 1979, 1986, 1992
4 Outgoing Letters, 1979, 1986-1991, and undated
Letters
5 Incoming Letters, 1977-1980, 1986-1994, and undated
6 Outgoing Letters, 1992, 1996
7 Membership/Meetings, 1978, 1987-1997, and undated
8 Newsletters and Brochures, 1986-1989, 1997, and undated
9 Office, 1987-1989 and undated
Publicity
10 Advice Columnists, undated
11 Bench Ads, 1993-1995 and undated
12 General, 1979, 1986, 1993-1994, and undated
13 Logo/Designs, 1997 and undated
14 Media Contacts/Possible Publicity Sources, undated
15 Newspaper, 1979, 1980, 1986-1987, 1992
16 Radio, 1979, 1986, 1992
17 Television, 1979, 1987, 1989
18 Taxes, 1976-1996 and undated
19 T-shirts, 1988, 1991-1992, 1998, and undated

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Educational Outreach

This series documents the educational programs that promote the theories, goals, and principles of Man and Beast. The Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program files identify the way the organization works to partner with local veterinarians to subsidize the cost of spaying and neutering pets for those who could not otherwise afford it. Spay and Neuter Education materials document an outreach program intended to teach citizens about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Animal Awareness and Education pamphlets further illustrate MABI's goal of enlightening citizens about the humane treatment of animals.
Box Folder
2 20 Animal Awareness and Education, 1968-1969, 1972-1973, 1976-1982
Box Folder
3 1 Animal Awareness and Education, 1983-1994, 1997
2 Animal Awareness and Education, undated
3 Animal Cruelty and Activism, 1978, 1980-1983
4-5 Animal Cruelty and Activism, 1984
6 Animal Cruelty and Activism, 1985
7 Animal Cruelty and Activism, 1986-1988, 1992-1994, and undated
Box Folder
4 1 Animal Cruelty and Activism-Images, 1978, 1982-1984, and undated
2 Animal Cruelty and Activism-Binder, 1980, 1983-1984
3 Lost and Found Service, 1984-1993, 1997, and undated
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program
4 Addenda, 1989-1990, 1995, 1998
5 Correspondence-General, 1987-1996
6 Correspondence-Negative, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997-1999, 2002
7 Mobile Clinic, 1996-1997 and undated
8 Participation Statistics, 1994 and undated
9 Participating Veterinarians, 1992 and undated
10 Publications, 1985-1987, 1993-1994
11 SPAY USA, 1994 and undated
12 Veterinarian Participation Agreements, 1986-1987
13 Veterinarian Participation Agreements, 1989-1992
14 Veterinarian Participation Agreements, 1992-2004 and undated
Box Folder
5 1 Veterinarian Surveys, 1983, 1989, 1995, and undated
2 Pet Adoptions, undated
3 Spay and Neuter Education, 1983, 1987, 1991-1995
4 School Focused Humane Education Program, 1985-1988, 1993-1995, and undated

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Events

Events documented in this series include Mutts on Parade, Trick or Treat Trot, and the Publicity Photo Exhibit. The Photo Exhibit event displayed portraits of prominent members of the San Antonio community posed with their pets. While this event is the most extensively documented event and includes planning and publicity files as well as a final report, there are no photographs of the people and pets.
Box Folder
5 5 Animal Fair, 1986 and undated
6 Dog Show, 1989-1991 and undated
7 Earth Day, 1990-1991 and undated
8 Furry Valentines, 1990-1992 and undated
9 Garage Sales, 1986, 1991-1993, and undated
10 Golf Events, 1989 and undated
Halloween Events
11 Costume Photographs, undated
12 Trick or Treat Trot, 1984
13 Trick or Treat Trot, 1986
14 Trick or Treat Trot, 1987
15 Trick or Treat Trot, 1991
16 Dog Walk, 1994
17 Dog Walk, 1995
18 Dog Walk, 1996
19 King William Fair, 1987-1991 and undated
Box Folder
6 Mutts on Parade
1 Correspondence and Mailing Lists, 1985
2 Financial, 1985
3 Forms, 1985
4 Planning, undated
5 Photographs, undated
6 Publicity, 1985
Publicity Photo Exhibit
7 Financial/Revenues, 1989
8 Opening Night Party Guest List, 1989
9 Overall Report, 1989
10 Planning, 1989
11 Potential Participants, 1989
12 Publicity, 1989
13 Reservations, 1989
14 Sponsors, 1989
15 Thank You Letters, 1989
16 San Antonio Grand Prix, 1989 and undated
17 Southwest Texas Champagne and Schnapps Association Fundraiser, 1994-1996

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Addition of September 2007 (Accession 2007-108)

Box Folder
1 1-4 Newsletters, 1980-1994
5 MABI Updates, 1983-1984
6-9 Receipts, 1980-1998
10 Expense reports, 1989
Box Folder
2 1-4 Time sheets, 1987-1998
5 Monthly reports, 1986-1996
6 Assorted material, 1983-1998
7-8 Receipt books, 1980-1983
9 Receipts ledger, 1982-1986 and undated
Box
OM1 Ledger, 1988-1995

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