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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Assorted

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Records, 1983-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce
Title: San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Records
Dates: 1983-2004
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce (SAWCC) is an affiliate of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas (WCCT), the first state statewide women's chamber of commerce in the United States. Like the WCCT the SAWCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote growth and economic development of women and to achieve the integration of women into leadership roles within the social, political, and economic structures of the public and private spheres of society.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of board records, and documents related to projects, programs, and issues of concern. There is also a small section devoted to peripheral information about the larger state organization. The largest portion of the records in this collection are devoted to the organization's various programs and issues of concern such as providing women access to leadership roles within the social and political communities of San Antonio. Ephemera and videocassettes are also included in the collection.
Identification: MS 72
Extent: 6 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce (SAWCC) is an affiliate of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas (WCCT), the first state statewide women's chamber of commerce in the United States. Like the WCCT the SAWCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote growth and economic development of women and to achieve the integration of women into leadership roles within the social, political, and economic structures of the public and private spheres of society.

In 1988 Ginger Purdy and the Network Power/Texas board, a core women's professional support group (1980), founded the SAWCC. Its first official meeting was held on June 15th at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk.

The Chamber is made up of 11 councils: Membership, Income Generating, Business Retention & Economic Development, Programs, Education, Leadership, Neighborhood Affairs, Marketing & Communications, Governmental Relations, Affirmative Action, and Military Affairs. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and any individual, business, association, governmental agency, or non-profit organization is eligible to apply for membership.

Over the years the SAWCC has provided many benefits to its members including: monthly activities (workshops, business card exchanges, candidate forums and speakers), newsletters (Women's Business and The Star), credit union membership, business promotion and retention aid, job referral and business lead network, entrepreneurial training, and advocacy programs that support women seeking high-level governmental and corporate positions.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of board records, projects, programs, and issues of concern to the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce. There is also a small section devoted to peripheral information about the larger state organization. The largest portion of the records in this collection are devoted to the organization's various programs and issues of concern such as providing women access to leadership roles within the social and political communities of San Antonio. As a result, there is a great deal of information about the annual Leadership Loop from 1989 to 1994. Other issues addressed within this collection are illiteracy, poverty, and the North America Free Trade Agreement.

The collection is divided into the following four series: The Board Records (1988-1992) series contains the board records of the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce. The Programs, Events, and Issues of Concern (1988-1994) series contains information about the organizations various projects and issues of concern. The Ephemera series is primarily directories, but also includes stationery examples and personal notes. The Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas (1987-1990) series contains records concerning the umbrella organization, the state board. There are also a small number of videocassettes in the Videocassettes series.

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Arrangement

Board Records
Programs, Events and Issues of Concern
Assorted Materials
Videocassettes
Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas

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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

Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for information about permission to publish material from the collection.

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Index Terms

Organizations
San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce.
Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas.
Subjects
Businesswomen--Texas--San Antonio.
Credit unions--Texas.
Discrimination in the workplace--Texas--San Antonio.
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--Texas.
Women--Economic conditions--United States--20th century.
Women employees--United States--Social conditions.
Women--Employment--Law and legislation--United States.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs.
Women in business--Texas--San Antonio.
Women in politics--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Commerce.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Genres/Formats
Agendas.
Bylaws.
Calendars.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Directories.
Ephemera.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Procedures.
Reports.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
Business
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Records, 1983-1998, MS 72, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce in 1998-2004 (Acc. 1998-13, 2003-10, 2004-93).

Processing Information

Processed by: Lea Domingo, August 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Board

The Board Records series contains the board records of the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce, which cover the following topics: organization history, bylaws, mission, membership, board structure, copyright information, policies, procedures, forms, planning and strategic initiatives, agendas, minutes, reports, financial records, calendars, legal issues, newsletters, correspondence, and ephemera.
Box
1 San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce History and Facts
Bylaws of the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Mission
Bylaws (2 Folders)
Membership and Board Structure
SAWCC Copyright Information
Policies and Procedures
Forms
Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Plan of Action
Planning and Strategic Initiatives: Plans of Action – Guidelines
Box
2 Planning and Strategic Initiatives: Plans of Action - Guidelines
General Board meeting Agendas
General Board meeting minutes (3 Folders)
Executive Committee Recommendations to the Board
Executive Committee/Board of Directors Agendas
Executive Committee/Board of Directors Minutes (4 Folders)
Box
3 Reports: Council and Presidents Monthly, Annual and Board Meeting Reports
Finance
Calendar of Events Schedules
Legal Issues
Newsletter: The Star (2 Folders)
Newsletter/Update 1990-1991 (2 Folders)
Women's Business
Box
4 Correspondence, Letters, Faxes, Memorandums (2 Folders)
Spirit of the American Woman Award, Business Arts Award, Alumni Award
Imagineer Awards, Mind Science Foundation, 1990

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Programs, Events and Issues

The Programs, Events, and Issues of concern series contains information about the organizations various projects and issues of concern. Within this collection are grants, reports, financial information, general project information, flyers, pamphlets, videos (footage from events and promotional material), reports, papers written on various issues concerning Texas and San Antonio interests (such as NAFTA, poverty, and women in the business world), journal articles, and newspaper clippings. Also included are a few photographs taken at various SAWCC events.
Box
5 Leadership Loop 1989-1990
Box
6 Leadership Loop 1989-1990
Leadership Loop 1989-1990, The Great Treasure Hunt
Leadership Loop 1989-1990: Women Helping Women to Succeed, "The Great Treasure Hunt" video
Leadership Loop 1991-1992, "The Great Treasure Hunt"
Leadership Loop 1991-1992
Leadership Loop III 1991-1992 "Building Bridges" video and Awards Banquet video presentation,
Leadership Loop 1993-1994
Treasure Hunt logs and graphic arts
Box
7 "Where We've Been," "Where We're Going" Women Take the Lead (Reviews of has Happened or Will Happen)
Photographs: SAWCC Women Take the Lead
“Reach to Win”, Women Helping Women to Succeed, Cost Technical Proposal (Training Program for South Texas)
Meetings, Conferences
Women in Business: Women's Chamber Trade Show, Building Bridges
Miscellaneous Issues of Concern
Miscellaneous Classes for Business Women
Financial Counseling Other Management and Technical Assistance Services; “Reach to Win” Program; Network Power Texas
San Antonio Minority Suppliers Development Council 1989-1990
Miscellaneous Collected Flyers, Pamphlets, Programs, Invitations and Announcements #1
Box
8 Miscellaneous Collected Flyers, Pamphlets, Programs, Invitations and Announcements #2
SBA Project-Information on Project; Grant Information, Finance; Correspondence
SBA Grant (2 Folders)
SBA Agendas: Video, Grant 4
SBA Contacts, Resources
SAWCC Promotional Video-Script, Financial Information, Correspondence, Notes
Journal Articles
Newspaper Clippings
San Antonio Regional Planning, 1989 / Updates, Background Information, Programs, Year Report (2 Folders)
Regional Planning Final Report 1988-1989, Minutes of Committee (2 Folders)
Poverty: Wage Survey of San Antonio, Newsletters, Pamphlets
NAFTA (2 Folders)
Home Based Business, Telecourse Outline, Video

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Assorted

The Assorted series is primarily directories, but also includes stationery examples and personal notes.
Box
4 Stationery, Logos
Personal Papers
Personal Notes
Member Directories
Directories: WICI Communications 1994, SAWCC Membership Directory 1991-1992, "Women Take the Lead," SA Women's Directory 2nd Edition, undated
Directories: Women in Communications, 1983-1984, 1992
Directories: Women in Communications, 1993
Directories: Women in Communications, 1994
Box
5 Directories: Women in Communications, Membership & Resource Directory, 1995-1996, 1996-1998
Directories: Women in Communications, Association for Women in Communications, 1997-1998
Drawer
Women Take Over the Empire event poster, 1998
Fifteenth Anniversary poster, 2004

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Videocassettes

Box
10 1 videocassettes, 8 Betacam
Box
11 8 videocassettes, 1 Master Broadcast videocassette
Box
12 3 UCA Broadcast videocassettes

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Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas

The Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas series contains records concerning the umbrella organization, the state board, which cover the following topics: bylaws, history, membership, structure, minutes, agendas, reports, planning, programs, events, news releases, and ephemera.
Box
5 Board Info: Bylaws, History, Membership Structure
Executive Committee Meeting Agendas & Minutes (2 Folders)
Reports
Schedules, Motions and Quorums/Plans of Action
Programs/Events
Finance
News Releases, Announcements
Ephemera, Directories, and Correspondence

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