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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative, 1921-2007

Committees, 1950-2006

Officers, 1919-2007

Local Tables in the State of Texas, 1939-2006

Alliance of the Pan American Round Tables, 1934-2004

State Conventions, 1919-2005

Flag, undated

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records, 1919-2011



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pan American Round Tables of Texas
Title: Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records
Dates: 1919-2011
Creator Abstract: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas (PARTT) is a state-level nonprofit woman's organization, providing leadership to twenty-one local tables in Texas. It is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, noncommercial and nonfederated organization. The purpose of the Pan American Round Tables is to acquaint members with the language, geography, history, literature, arts, culture, and customs of the republics of the Western Hemisphere, with the objective to foster mutual understanding, knowledge, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Content Abstract: The Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records span the years 1919-2009 and include correspondence, minutes, newsletters, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, conference programs, a flag, and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group.
Identification: MS 151
Extent: 35.35 linear feet (87 Boxes)
Language: Materials are primarily in English, with some in Spanish.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Pan American Round Table of Texas (PARTT) is a state-level nonprofit woman's organization, providing leadership to twenty-one local tables in Texas. It is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, noncommercial and nonfederated organization. The purpose of the Pan American Round Table is to acquaint members with the language, geography, history, literature, arts, culture, and customs of the republics of the Western Hemisphere, with the objective to foster mutual understanding, knowledge, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Both the state and local Tables award annual scholarships as a principal means of accomplishing their objectives.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records span the years 1919-2009 and include correspondence, minutes, newsletters, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, conference programs, a flag, and photographic materials that document the activities, interests, and events of the group. The collection is organized into six series: Administrative, Committees, Officers, Local Tables in the State of Texas, Alliance of Pan American Round Tables, State Conventions, Addition of October 2009 (Accession 2009-058).

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Organization of Collection

1. Administrative
2. Committees
3. Officers
4. Local Tables in the State of Texas
5. Alliance of Pan American Round Tables
6. State Conventions

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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
Pan American Round Tables of Texas.
Subjects
Pan-Americanism.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs--History.
Locations
Latin America--Relations--United States.
United States--Relations--Latin America.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Flags.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Reports.
Scrapbooks.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Mexican Americans
Pan-Americanism
Women's Groups

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Related Material

Materials related to this collection may also be found in the Pan American Round Table of San Antonio Records (MS 3).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pan American Round Tables of Texas Records, 1919-2009, MS 151, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from the Pan American Round Tables of Texas from 2002-2007, 2009 (Acc. 2001-034, 2002-010, 2002-053, 2003-029, 2005-006, 2005-039, 2006-028, 2006-067, 2006-091, 2007-111, 2009-058, 2011-063, 2012-006), and transferred from the Pan American Round Table of San Antonio record group in June 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by: Carla Tinsley, Intern, December 2006; Traci JoLeigh Drummond, Archivist, June 2007; and Gerrianne Schaad, July 2007.

Encoded by Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, October 2007.

Addition encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Archives Assistant, October 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administrative, 1921-2007

The Administrative series includes organizational information about the group, most notably the state charter from 1921, and successive constitutions and bylaws changes which document the group's operation since its inception. The group's activity is documented in the newsletters--the Table Talk, and the Panamericana Texana, as well as proclamations and resolutions. The State Board Meeting files provide information about PARTT planning and operations. The files often include correspondence between board members and chapters, agendas, minutes, reports from committees, and copies of the constitution and bylaws.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box
1 Art Exhibition, Art of Mexico, 1930-1931
Articles, 1960-1961 and undated
Charter, 1921 and 1967
Constitution, 1927-1995
Box
2 Constitution, 1997-2007 and undated
Box
44 Constitution and bylaw revisions, 2005-2006
Box
2 Cookbooks, 1995-1997
Handbook, 1985
History
Background information, 1957, 1974, and undated
The Pan American Round Table (book), by Lois Terry Marchbanks, 1983
History Fair, project by 6th grader Jacob Oestrich, 2004
Hour of Memory, 1955-1956, 1979, 2001-2005, and undated
Hymn of the Pan American Round Tables, 1955-1957 and undated
International Good Neighbor Council, 1952-1957
Manual (Training), Area C, 2003 August 23
Newsletters
Table Talk, 1942-1945
Panamerica Texana, 1954-1978
Box
3 Panamerica Texana, 1978-2001
Box
44 Panamerica Texana, 2008-2009
Box
3 Pan American Round-Up (Area A), 1988-1989
Photographs (black & white), 1936, 1951, 1976
Play, The Young Ambassador, undated
Proclamation for Pan American Day, 1969
Questionnaire, undated
Resolutions, 1930-1938
Speech, [1970]
State Board Meetings
1921-1944
Box
4 1946-1979
Box
5 1979-2006
Box
44 Reports, 2008
Box Folder
5 15 Stationery, undated
16 Ten Commandments of a Pan American Round Table, undated
Box
44 Website files, 2001
Box
5 Woman of the Year, 1975-1986

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Committees, 1950-2006

The Committees series includes information about committees that are not included among the officers' duties. There is a little information about a few committees including the Archives Committee, the Finance Committee, the Interchange Library Committee, the Nominating Committee, and Standing Committees.
Arranged alphabetically by committee name.
Box
6 Archives Committee, 1971-1973, 1986, 2001-2006
Education Committee, 1956-1959
Finance Committee, 1953, 1999
Interchange Library Committee, 1956-1959 and undated
Long Range Planning Committee, 2003-2005
Nominating Committee, 1950-1959, 1976, 1995-2001, and undated
Publications Committee, 1968-1971
Resolutions Committee, undated
Revisions Committee, 1974-1977 and undated
Standing Committee, 1959-1975
Box
7 Standing Committee, 1975-1992
State Extension Committee, 1953-1956

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Officers, 1919-2007

The Officers series is the largest in the collection, and the State Director's files are the most voluminous group of materials. The State Directors, elected for two year terms, kept files of correspondence and other materials that document their activities for their elected period. Of note are documents noting the creation and early organization of the Pan American Round Tables of Texas. The Historian's files parallel the State Director's term and consist of scrapbooks that document the events of the years. Items in the scrapbooks include correspondence, news clippings, event programs, minutes, photographs, and reports. The Treasurer's files include information about budgets, checking accounts, spending, and scholarship fund donations. The Scholarship Committee materials include information about their budget, planning, and applicants and recipients of the Florence Terry Griswold Memorial Scholarship. Other officers represented in this series include the Parliamentarian, the Publications Officer, and the Corresponding Secretary.
Box
7 State Directors
Correspondence with Districts, 1987-1999
Box
8 Director's Files
Mrs. John Case Griswold correspondence (International Director), 1919-1936
State Secretary's correspondence, 1922
State Director
1930-1938
Box
9 1938-1944
Box
10 1943-1947
Box
11 1947-1955
Box
12 1953-1957
Box
13 1955-1959
Box
14 1957-1969
Box
15 1967-1977
Box
16 1977-1991
Box
17 1991-2001
Box
43 1999-2001
Box
17 Director pins, 1999-2001
Pan American Union, 1939-1957
Box
18 Pan American Union, 1957-1959
Tax Documents, 1955-1989
Box
19 Tax Documents, 1991-2002
Corresponding Secretary
Correspondence, 1949-1961
Treasurer
Correspondence, 1955-2001
State Dues, 1936-1938, 1956, 1997-1999
Box
20 State Dues, 1999-2001
Financial Ledgers, 1926-1973
Invoices, 1953-1966, 1978-1993
Box
21 Invoices, 1997-2004
Memorial donations, 1979-1991
Reports, 1934-1981
Box
22 Reports, 1981-2003
Box
43 State Treasurer's Reports, 2005-2007
Box
22 Historian
Scrapbooks
1922-1934
Box
23 1934-1936
Box
OM1 1953-1955
Box
OM2 1963-1965
Box
OM3 1965-1967
Box
OM4 1967-1969
Box
OM5 1967-1969
Box
OM6 1969-1971
Box
OM7 1971-1973
Box
OM8 1975-1977
Box
OM9 1977-1979
Box
OM10 1979-1981
Box
OM11 1981-1983
Box
OM12 1983-1985
Box
OM13 1985-1987
Box
OM14 1985-1987
Box
OM15 1987-1989
Box
OM16 1989-1991
Box
OM17 1991-1993
Box
OM18 1993-1995
Box
OM19 1995-1997
Box
OM20 1997-1999, Volume I
Box
OM21 1997-1999, Volume II
Box
OM22 Special Events, 2001-2003
Box
OM23 Area A, C, 2001-2003
Box
OM24 Area B, D, 2001-2003
Box
OM25 51st State Convention, 2003
Box
OM26 Area A, 2003-2005
Box
OM27 Area C, 2003-2005
Box
OM28 Area D, 2003-2005
Box
OM30 2009-2011
Box
23 Historian correspondence, 2005
Parliamentarian
Correspondence regarding Constitution, 1976-1983
Reports and information, 2005 and undated
Scholarship Committee
General Files
1959-1987
Box
24 1987-1999
Box
25 1999-2007 and undated
Scholarship checking account, 1956-1969, 1981-2001
Dissertation by scholarship, 1988
Scholarship donations, 1983-1991
Box
26 Scholarship donations, 1991-2003
Scholarship Historical Survey, 1987-1993
Scholarship awardees updates, undated
State Publications Chairperson, 1955-1957
Officer and Committee Chairmen, [1920], 1938-1946
Box
27 Officer and Committee Chairmen, 1949-2007
Box
43 2003-2005 Board of Trustees and Board of Directors Meeting, El Paso Convention, Texana article, 2004-2005
2003-2006 Calls for applicants, 2003-2005
2003-2005 Correspondence, 2003-2004
2003-2005 Donation forms and acknowledgement records, 2003-2004
2003-2005 Expense reports and tax-exempt info, 2003-2005
2003-2005 University contacts, committee members, trustee members, 2004 and undated
2004-2005 Scholarship applications, 2004
Box
54 2004-2005 Voting forms and notifications, 2004
2005-2006 Scholarship applicattions and recipients, 2005
2005-2006 Voting forms, 2004-2005
Stationery, undated

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Local Tables in the State of Texas, 1939-2006

This series consists of documents created at the level of the local tables throughout Texas. The bulk of the documentation consists of membership directories from the local tables, but there are also other items, such as a handbook from the Edinburgh Table, Constitutions and Bylaws from Corpus Christi, and extensive correspondence about issues that arose with the Constitution for the Mission Table. The directories were submitted by local tables as part of their local reports to the State Director of PARTT.
Arranged alphabetically by local table.
Box
28 Alamo - San Juan - Pharr
Directories, 1954-2005 and undated
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Austin
Directories, 1941-1979
Box
29 Directories, 1979-2006
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Beeville
Directories, 1965-2005
Newsclipping, 1995
Yearbooks, 2005-2011
Beaumont
Directories, 1941-1942, 1955-1980
Newsletter, La Vocecita, 1956-1966
Bryan-College Station
Directories, 1961-1979
Box
30 Brownsville
Directories, 1939-1990
Directories, 1990-2005
Postcards of traditional Latin American costumes, undated
Box
31 Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Conroe
Directories, 1953-1990
Directories, 1990-2005
Yearbooks, 2007-2010
Corpus Christi
Background information, 1996
Constitution, undated
Box
32 Directories, 1958-1997
Directories, 1997-2005
Yearbooks, 2009-2011
Meeting and event photos, 2007-2008
Amistad-C.C. canvas tote bag, 1997
Corsicana
Directories, 1942-1943, 1955-1996
Box
33 Dallas I
Directories, 1941-1943, 1955-1962
Directories, 1970-1990
"Pan American Round Table Movement," Mrs. Clyde P. Trotter, February 7, 1967
Dallas II
Directories, 1946-1983
Newsletter, Panamgram, 1956-1960
Box
34 Dallas III
Directories, 1961-1983
Directories, 1984-2005 and undated
Newsletter, 1975-1979
Yearbooks, 2009-2010
Del Rio
Directories, 1979-2005
Yearbooks, 2009-2010
Box
35 Eagle Pass
Box
34 Constitution and membership roll, 1953
Directories, 1961-1969, 1980-2005
Box
35 Event photographs [CD], 2006
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Edinburg
Directories, 1958-2005
Handbooks, 1999-2001
Yearbooks, 2007-2010
Box
36 El Paso
Directories, 1957-1978
Directories, 1979-2005
History and newsclipping, 1993, 2008
Yearbooks, 2007-2010
Fort Worth
Directories, 1948-1969
Directories, 1969-1997
Box
37 Directories, 1997-2005
Newsletter, Panamerigraph, 1954-1976
Box
38 Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Houston
Directories, 1943-1996
Directories, 1996-2005
Newsletter, Tablegram, 1957-1978
Yearbooks, 2009-2011
Box
39 Laredo
Diamond Jubilee Program, 1996
Directories, 1940-1950, 1960-2006
Yearbooks, 2007-2010
Handbook, 2008
McAllen
Directories, 1940-1942, 1955-1990
Directories, 1991-2005
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Box
40 Mission
Constitution, 1995-1999
Charter, 1995-1999
Correspondence, 1995-1999
Directories, 1986-1995
Odessa
Directories, 1978-1992
Directories, 1993-2005
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Box
41 Rio Grande City - Roma
Directories, 1978-2005
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
San Antonio
Directories, 1941-1982
Directories, 1982-2005
Box
42 Yearbooks, 2001-2002, 2007-2010
Committee Reports, May 2001
Meeting minutes, May 12, 2001
San Benito
Directories, 1954-2005
Yearbooks, 2007-2011
Waco
Constitution and bylaws, undated
Directories, 1957-1995
Box
44 Other tables: membership lists, 1954, 1969-1971, and undated

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Alliance of the Pan American Round Tables, 1934-2004

This series consists of materials, mostly correspondence, that document PARTT's participation in the international Pan American group. The Alliance of Pan American Round Tables was formed in 1944 to foster friendship and communication between the many chapters of the Pan American Round Tables in the United States and in Latin American countries. The records of the international organization, the Alliance, include printed materials, correspondence, some reports, and a near-complete set of Alliance convention programs.
Box
44 Annual Reports, 1934-1944
Board of Director Minutes, 1947-1955
Correspondence
1944-1951
Box
45 1951-1979
Box
46 1980-1989
Periodical, First Bulletin of Alliance Pan American Round Tables, 2004
History
Valor, Aventura, Conquista by Olga Hendrix, undated
"Indice Historico de la Alianza de Mesas Redondas Panamericanas, 1916-1960"
Legal documents and Constitutions, 1947-1957, 1967-1981, and undated
Ten Commandments for Alliance, undated
Treasurer's Reports, 1956, 1966-1988
Scrapbook, 1990 October
Model for Constitution, undated
Circulars, 1979-1989
Printed Material
Brochures, [1968]
Bulletins
Editorial Committee, 1963-1968
Comite de Informacion de la Alianza..., 1967
Pan American, 1968 November
Boletin Panamericano, 1973-1980
Newsletters
"La Voz de las Mesas Redondas," 1945-1947
"The Voice of the Alliance," 1947
"La Voz," 1948-1950
Directories, 1956-1985
Box
47 Members Manual, 1966
Speech, untitled, [1953]
Yearbook, Mesa Redonda Panamericana de la Ciudad de Mexico, 1948
Latin American Round Tables, Brazil, 1954
Conventions
Arranged chronologically.
I, Mexico City, Mexico, 1944
II, Havana, Cuba, 1947
III, Dallas, Texas, 1951
V, Port Alegre, Brazil, 1955
VI, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1960
IX, Lima, Peru, 1964
X, San Antonio, Texas, 1966
XI, Managua, Nicaragua, 1968
XIV, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1974
XV, Lima, Peru, 1976
XVI, Fort Worth, Texas, 1978
XVII, Acapulco, Mexico, 1980
XVIII, El Paso, Texas, 1982
XIX, McAllen, Texas, 1984
XX, Cancun, Mexico, 1986
XXI, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1988

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State Conventions, 1919-2005

This series documents the conventions wherein state officers meet with delegates from local Tables across Texas. All conferences were located in Texas. In the early years of PARTT, the state conventions were held annually, but by the late 1940s, the conventions became a biannual event. The State Convention files include agendas, minutes, planning materials, programs, resolutions, committee reports, correspondence, and table reports. Correspondence and working papers of the state directors document the growth of PARTT, particularly in the 1950s.
Arranged chronologically. Folder titles indicate the location of the conferences.
Box
47 San Antonio (First Pan American Conference of Women), 1919
San Antonio, 1926
El Paso, 1927
San Antonio, 1930
Laredo, 1931
Austin, 1932
El Paso, 1933
Brownsville, 1934
Laredo, 1935
San Antonio, 1936
Box
48 Dallas, 1937
San Antonio, 1939
Dallas, 1940
Beaumont, 1941
San Antonio, 1942
Houston, 1943
Austin, 1944
El Paso, 1946
Laredo, 1947
Brownsville, 1949
Fort Worth, 1951
Box
49 Beaumont, 1953
Austin, 1955
San Antonio, 1957
Brownsville, 1959
Corpus Christi, 1961
Box
50 Houston, 1963
El Paso, 1965
Dallas, 1967
McAllen, 1969
Fort Worth, 1971
Laredo, 1973
Austin, 1975
Box
51 Dallas, 1977
San Antonio, 1979
Waco, 1981
Box
52 Waco, 1981
Brownsville, 1983
Corpus Christi, 1985
Dallas, 1987
Laredo, 1989
Box
53 El Paso, 1991
Austin, 1993
McAllen, 1995
Corpus Christi, 1997
Fort Worth, 1999
Odessa, 2001
Laredo, 2003
El Paso, 2005
Box
44 Austin [DVD], 2007

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Box
OM29 Flag, undated

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