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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs, 1971-1980

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs, 1971-1980



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway
Title: Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs
Dates: 1971-1980
Creator Abstract: The Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway organized in San Antonio in 1971 as a group backing immediate completion of the North Expressway. The committee was comprised of nine members. E. Monroe Bibb was the Chairman of the Committee, which was sponsored by the nonprofit North Loop 410 Association. The committee sought to obtain the signatures of every San Antonio and Bexar County resident favoring resumption of freeway construction after a ten-year delay. By contacting local businesses and organizations, as well as publishing advertisements containing their petition, the Committee received 105,000 signatures.
Content Abstract: This collection is comprised of one scrapbook, compiled by the Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway, and two undated photographs. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings related to the Committee's efforts to see the completion of the North Expressway (North Loop 410) in San Antonio. The clippings document running totals of petition signatures received, the organizations that supported and opposed the construction and the Committee, additional delays in construction, and public opinion. The scrapbook also contains letters to Chairman E. Monroe Bibb. The photographs are untitled; one depicts men at a construction site wearing Texas Highway Department hard hats; the other is a photograph of the Texas Highway Department's "Hall of Honor: Texas Road Hands."
Identification: MS 284
Extent: 1.1 linear feet (1 scrapbook and 2 photographs)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

The Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway organized in San Antonio in 1971 as a group backing immediate completion of the North Expressway. The committee was comprised of nine members. E. Monroe Bibb was the Chairman of the Committee, which was sponsored by the nonprofit North Loop 410 Association. The committee sought to obtain the signatures of every San Antonio and Bexar County resident favoring resumption of freeway work after a long delay in its construction. By contacting local businesses and organizations, as well as publishing advertisements containing their petition, the Committee received 105,000 signatures. Paul Thompson, in his San Antonio News column, wrote that "never before have so many San Antonians signed a document in behalf of any single community cause" (December 13, 1971).

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Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of one scrapbook of newspaper clippings, compiled by the Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway, and two undated photographs. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings related to the Citizens' Committee's efforts to see the completion of the North Expressway (North Loop 410) in San Antonio. The clippings document running totals of petition signatures received, the organizations that supported and opposed the construction and the Citizens' Committee, additional delays in construction, and public opinion. Clippings were collected from the San Antonio Light, the San Antonio Express, the San Antonio News, and the Corpus Christi Times. The scrapbook also contains letters to Chairman E. Monroe Bibb.

The photographs are untitled; one depicts men at a construction site wearing Texas Highway Department hard hats; the other is a photograph of the Texas Highway Department's "Hall of Honor: Texas Road Hands."

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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 materials from the collection must be obtained fromUniversity of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bibb, E. Monroe
Organizations
Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway.
North Loop 410 Association, Inc.
Subjects
Express highways--Texas--San Antonio.
Express highways--Law and legislation--Texas.
Express highways--Planning--History--20th century.
Roads--Design and construction--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Scrapbooks.
Clippings.
Photographs.
Petitions.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History
Urban Development and Growth

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Related Material

Materials related to the history of transportation in San Antonio, with an emphasis on mass transit, may be found in the John Kight Transportation Collection, MS 26, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs, MS 284, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from the North Loop 410 Association, Inc., in December 1991 (Acc. 1991-999).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, July 2008.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Citizens' Committee for the Completion of the North Expressway Scrapbook and Photographs, 1971-1980

Items in the scrapbook include newspaper clippings, all dated, some with annotations. The photographs are untitled; one depicts men at a construction site wearing Texas Highway Department hard hats; the other is a photograph of the Texas Highway Department's "Hall of Honor: Texas Road Hands."
Box
1 Scrapbook, 1971-1980
Photographs, undated

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