University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Office of the Executive Director Records, 1966-1979, 2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Office of the Executive Director
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Office of the Executive Director Records
Dates: 1966-1979, 2006
Creator Abstract: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum located on the HemisFair Park Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Its first director was R. Henderson Shuffler, who served as director from 1965-1975.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1966 through 2006 (bulk 1966-1979) and includes the administrative records of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures' Office of the Executive Director. The collection is comprised of the office files of first Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Executive Director R. Henderson Shuffler, as well as a history of the ITC, compiled by a staff member in the Office of the Executive Director.
Identification: UA 15.01.01
Extent: 7.3 linear feet (18 Boxes + 1 oversized folder)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Institute of Texan Cultures was established by the Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature on May 27, 1965. The agency was directed to develop and implement an appropriate plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68 to plan exhibits related to the history of Texas, its development, resources, and contributions; and to design and erect a building suited to housing these exhibits, giving due consideration to its utility for state purposes after the fair. The institute, a permanent state agency located on HemisFair grounds in San Antonio, was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. While not a museum, the institute displayed relics, artifacts, and personal memorabilia, but only those that had a direct connection with telling the story of the people in each ethnic group. The exhibits made use of sound, color, movement, and atmospheric design. R. Henderson Shuffler guided the research projects and formed the original staff.

The institute's continued function is to bring together, on loan, fragments of Texas history collections from museums and archives throughout the state, to produce filmstrips and slide shows on segments of Texas history, and to publish historical pamphlets and books. The Institute of Texan Cultures was put under the University of Texas System effective June 5, 1969, and its official title became the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. In February 1973 the institute became, more specifically, a part of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Upon the death of Shuffler in 1975, Jack R. Maguire was named director. Rex H. Ball was director of the institute in 1995. He was advised by the institute's development board and reported directly to the president of UTSA, Samuel A. Kirkpatrick. In 1995 there were 100 regular staff members and 450 volunteer workers. The institute was funded by biennial legislative appropriations, grants, contributions, and funds generated by the sale of publications, audiovisuals, other products, and the rental of the institute's facilities. In addition to maintaining 50,000 square feet of exhibits featuring twenty-seven cultures and ethnic groups, the institute hosts the Texas Folklife Festival, the Asian Festival, and other events.

Source: Tiller, David C. "University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures," Handbook of Texas Online.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/UU/kcu25.html (Accessed 1 April 2009).


Scope and Content Note

This collection spans the years 1966 through 2006 (bulk 1966-1979) and includes records transferred from the Institute of Texan Cultures Office of the Executive Director. The records comprise the administrative files of R. Henderson Shuffler, the first director of the Institute of Texan Cultures. Administrative files primarily include incoming and outgoing correspondence.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.


 

Organization of Collection

Series 1. History of the Institute of Texan Cultures binder
Series 2. Office Files of R. Henderson Shuffler
Series 3. Proclamations honoring Jack Maguire

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Personnel files are closed.

Usage Restrictions

Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for further information about copyright issues and permission to publish items from this collection.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Shuffler, R. Henderson (Ralph Henderson), 1908-
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Office of the Executive Director.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
Subjects
Museums--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA: Institute of Texan Cultures: Office of the Executive Director Records, UA 15.01.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Institute of Texan Cultures Library in 2005 (Acc. 2005-28) and the Institute of Texan Cultures Office of the Executive Director in 2006 (2006-23).

Proclamations donated by Jack Maguire Jr in 2012 (Acc. 2012-042).

Processing Information

Processed by Meagan Brunts and Heather Brunts, Interns, January 2006 (Acc. 2005-28); Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, November 2007 (Acc. 2006-23); and Sean Heyliger, March, 2011 (Acc. 2011-007).

Encoded by Angela McClendon, November 2007, September 2008.

Encoded by Sean Heyliger, March, 2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

History of the Institute of Texan Cultures binder, 2006

Box Folder
1 1 History of the Institute of Texan Cultures, 1960s-2000s, compiled by Carolyn Kellner (Office of the Executive Director), 2006



 

Office Files of R. Henderson Shuffler, 1966-1979

R. Henderson Shuffler was the first director of the Institute of Texan Cultures. This subseries is chiefly comprised of correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or last name of correspondent. Shuffler's outgoing correspondence is primarily located at the end of the series, in Boxes 14-16.
Personnel files are closed.
Original order and folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.
Box Folder
1 2 Appropriations, 1969-1975
Box Folder
16 5 Ashby, Gordon, 1968
Box Folder
1 3 Audit report, 1968
4 Audio typescripts, undated
5 Austin report, 1970-1971
6 Baker, O.T., 1969-1973
7 Balch Institute, 1974
8 Barbed wire sources, 1969-1971
9 Bay City school project: Folk Fair, 1972
10 Belgian colony in San Antonio, 1967-1971
11 Bexar Archives, 1971-1973
Box Folder
2 1 Bicentennial, American Revolution, 1976
2 Bicentennial (American Revolution) Commission, 1970-1973
3 Blodgett, Terrell (Exec. Dept.), 1966-1968
4 Bobbitt, Brite, Bobbitt, & Allen [attorneys], 1968
5 Boston Tea Party Chest, 1975-1977
6 Brandes collection, 1967
7 Briscoe, Dolph, Governor, 1973
8 British Consul, General (Roy Fox), 1974
Box Folder
16 6 Budget submissions for the Institute of Texan Cultures, 1968-1970
Box Folder
2 9 Burnham gift, 1971-1972
10 Bybee, Charles, 1970-1971
11 Cámara Barbachano, Fernando, 1973-1974
12 Carter, Kathryn Turner, 1968-1971
13 Cassell, L.J., 1968-1970
Caudill, Rowlett, and Scott [Institute of Texan Cultures architects]
Correspondence
Box Folder
16 7 1966
8 1967
Drawer Folder
65 6 Tent specifications, 1968
6 Institute of Texan Cultures floorplan, undated
Box Folder
16 9 1968
Drawer Folder
65 6 Portable sign stands, 1968
Box Folder
17 1 1968
Box Folder
2 14 Cisneros, Jose, 1969-1973
15 City of San Antonio (Mayor John Gatti), 1968-1974
16 Constitution Show, The, 1974
Box Folder
17 2 Consuls, 1966
Box Folder
2 17 Clark, Edward, 1968-1974
18 Collector's Institute, 1971-1973
19 Conger, Roger N., 1967-1974
Box Folder
3 1 Connally, John, 1970-1972
2 Correspondence (various senders), 1969-1970
3 Cosmonaut visit, 1974
4 County Historical Survey Committee Chairmen, undated
5 Crawford, Ann Fears, 1968-1969
6 Czech Texans, The, 1972-1973
7 "D," 1968-1974
8 Dallas County Heritage Society, 1969
9 Dallas Historical Society, 1971-1973
10 Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1968-1974
11 Davis, Bob (Waco), 1968-1974
12 Del Valle Independent School District, 1967
13 Development Board, 1970-1971
14 Education Service Center, 1969
15 Emery Air Freight Corporation, 1968
16 Ethnic food recipe sources, undated
17 Ethnic heritage study grants, 1972
18 Ethnic maps, undated
19 Elliott, Keith, 1967-1968
20 Ewing, Halsell, 1971
Box Folder
17 3 Exhibit procedures manual, 1967
Box Folder
3 21 Ferguson, Charles W., 1971-1973
22 Federal Building - parking, 1972
23 Finck, Bill, 1969-1971
24 Floor plans, 1970
25 Foundations, undated
26 Fredericksburg Historical Society, 1968
Box Folder
4 1 Freymann, Carlos, 1970-1974
2 Galveston Medical Branch - Old Red, 1973
3 "G" general correspondence, 1973
4 German Movies - Guenther Geisler, 1972
5 German trip - correspondence, 1974
6 German visitor - Kurt Klotzbach, 1972-1975
7 Girl Scouts - Corpus Christi, 1970
8 Good Neighbor Commission, 1972
Box Folder
17 4 Governor's reception, 1968
5 Governor's reception room, 1968
Box Folder
4 9 Grayson County Historical Survey Commission, 1970
10 Greene, Victor, 1969
11 Grimes County Chamber of Commerce, 1971
12 Gifts and requests, 1971
13 History textbook adoptions, 1970
Box Folder
13 4 Hogg, Ima, 1969-1972
5 Houston Endowment correspondence, 1967-1975
Box Folder
4 14 Houston Endowment, Inc., 1972
15 Institute pamphlets (reviews), undated
Box Folder
17 6 Institute of Texan Cultures primer invitations, 1968
Box Folder
4 16 Invitation lists, 1970
Box Folder
17 7 Janitorial service, 1967-1968
8 John Connally Day, 1968
Box Folder
13 8 Johnson, Lady Bird, 1968-1974
Box Folder
4 17 Kallison, Mrs. Perry, 1966-1970
Box Folder
13 6 Keitz & Herndon, 1968
7 King Ranch, 1967-1969
Box Folder
4 18 "L" general correspondence, 1970-1974
19 La Bahia Awards, 1970-1974
20 Land Commissioner, 1972
21 Lea, Tom, 1970
Box Folder
13 9 LBJ Library Austin, undated
Box Folder
5 1 Leal, Carmela, 1971-1973
2 "The Legacy of the Land," undated
3 Lewis, Fenn, Sr. (Harrison County Historical Society), 1971-1973
4 Lively, Kenneth, 1971
5 Lomax, John, 1968
6 Lost cannon in Lavaca River, 1971
7 Malina, Frank, 1971-1974
8 Malina, Frank - biographical, 1971-1972
9 Mathis school project, 1971
10 Mead, Ben Carlton, 1971-1974
11 Memo - John Davis, 1969-1975
12 Memo - Bill Field, 1970
13 Memo - Sue Flanagan, 1971
14 Memo - Juan Garcia, 1973
15 Memos - Al Lowman, 1971
16 Memos - Joe Perry, 1970-1975
17 Memos - R. Henderson Shuffler, 1967-1974
18 Memos - Laura Simmons, 1974
19 Memo - Bob Smith, 1970
20 Memos - Staff, 1975
21 Memo - Marion Travis, 1974
22 Memos - Washington, 1970
23 Mexican museum visit, 1968
24 Mexican Texans, The, 1971
24 Microfilm reader, 1969
25 Middagh, John J., 1970
Box Folder
6 1 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, 1971-1975
2 Mist, 1968
3 Mizell, undated
Montreal Expo 67'
Box Folder
17 9 Canadian Pulp and Paper pavilion, 1967
10-11 Telephone pavilion, 1967
Box Folder
6 4 Moody Foundation, 1971-1975
5 Moore, Harvin C., 1969-1971
6 Moses, Tad (Star Route Silver Creek), 1969-1972
7 Murals, historical, 1970
8 Murphy, Audie, 1968-1974
9 Museums [in Texas, list of], undated
10 McClure, Boone, 1968-1971
11 McCombs, Holland, 1968-1970
12 NASA exhibit, 1969
13 National Council on the Arts, 1972
14 National Commission on Libraries, 1974
15 National Parks Service Project, 1974
16 Negro newspapers (C.W. Grose research), 1971
17 News picture exhibit, 1968
18 Nurnberg Opera, 1974
19 "N," 1968-1970
20 "O," 1969-1970
21 Oliver, Frank, 1972
22 Outside employment (UT), 1971
23 Pamphlets, 1971
24 Pape Foundation (Mrs. G.H. Pape), 1970
25 People - newsletter, 1973
26 Permanent Assets [of Institute of Texan Cultures], 1968
27 Perry, Joseph A., 1975
Box Folder
RESTRICTED CLOSED: Personnel, 1973-1975
Box Folder
6 28 Peruvian Press Group, 1971
29 Pinckney, Pauline, 1966-1971
30 Pirtle, Caleb, 1970
Box Folder
7 1 Polish Texans, The, 1972
2 Porter, R.H., 1970
3 Presentation Industries, 1968
Box Folder
17 12 Presidio La Bahia award, 1968
Box Folder
18 1 Proposed schedules, 1967
2-3 Protocol, 1968
Box Folder
7 4 Provence, Harry, 1974
5 Public reaction excerpts, 1970
Box Folder
13 10 Publications, 1970-1973
Box Folder
7 6 Randel, Mrs. Ralph, 1968-1971
7 Ranch Headquarters - Texas Tech, 1969-1971
8 REA Express, 1968
9 Reader's Digest, 1972-1973
10 Requests for information and publications, 1970-1971
11 Relics from Mexico, 1967
12 Restoration of paintings, 1970
13 Rice University, 1971
14 Sid Richardson Foundation, 1968-1974
15 "S" correspondence, 1970-1979
16 Sa Kowitz, 1969-1970
17 San Antonio Archives and Research Center, 1973
18 San Antonio Art League, 1970
19 San Antonio Bicentennial Committee, 1973-1974
20 San Antonio Camera Club, 1969
21 San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, 1970-1974
22 Santos, Richard, 1968-1969
23 San Antonio Conservation Society, 1968-1975
24 San Antonio School District, 1971-1973
25 San Felipe Slide Show, 1972
26 San Antonio Water Board, 1969-1971
27 Santerre, George, 1969-1971
Box Folder
8 1 Sanyo - Texas Youth Leadership Institute, 1973
2 Schiwetz, Buck, 1970-1972
Box Folder
18 4 Security, 1967-1968
Box Folder
8 3 Shepperd, John Ben, 1973
Box Folder
13 13 Smith, Dudley, 1968-1974
Box Folder
8 4 Smithsonian letters to Texas delegates, 1968
5 Smithsonian traveling exhibits, 1974
6 Southern Methodist University, 1972
7 Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1970-1974
8 Southern Living, 1973
9 Southwest Foundation, 1970
10 Southwest Research Institute, 1974
11 Southwestern Bell Telephone Conference, 1967-1968
12 Spanish Texans, The, 1972
Box Folder
9 1 Speaker's Room, undated
2 Shuffler speeches, 1969-1974
3 Speeches made, 1969-1974
4 Spiva, Dr. R.V., 1968
5 Sports Hall of Fame, 1970
6 Stark, J. Wayne, 1968-1973
Box Folder
18 5 Steel shelving, 1967
Box Folder
9 7 Sterling Mansion, 1973
8 Sterling, Walter, 1971-1974
9 Sterling, Mrs. W.W., 1969-1974
10 Strake, George W., Jr., 1973-1974
11 Suggestions, 1973-1974
12 Suspense file (requests for publications, information, etc.), 1969-1970
13 Television proposal - KLRN, undated
14 Texas A&M University, 1971-1975
15 Texas Academy of General Practice, 1969-1970
16 Texas Almanac, "The People of Texas," undated
17 Texas and the American Revolution for the Texas Almanac, 1975
Box Folder
13 11 Texas Antiquities - rules and regulations, 1968-1969
Box Folder
9 18 Texas art, 1968
19 Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1972-1973
20 Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1970
21 Texas Daily Newspaper Association, 1972-1975
Box Folder
10 1 Texas Fine Arts Commission, 1969
2 Texas Institute of Letters, 1970-1975
3 Texas Education Agency - correspondence, 1969-1973
4-5 Texas Education Agency - reports and other materials, 1968-1972
Box Folder
11 1 Texas Education Agency - reports and other materials, 1969-1972
2-5 Texas Folklife Festival, 1972-1975
6 "J" [correspondence relating to Texas Folklife Festival], 1968-1974
7 Texas Folklife Festival preliminary report, 1972
8 Texas Folklife Festival - comments, clippings, and other materials, 1972
9 Texas Folklife Festival - grants and publicity, 1974
10 Texas Highway Department, 1973-1974
11 Texas Highway Department signs, 1973
12 Texas Highways magazine article: "Texas Throws a Party," 1973
13 Texas historical organizations [directory], 1974
14 Texas Inter-Americas Development Subcommittee, 1972
15 Texas law exhibit, 1967
16 Texas magazine, 1968-1971
17 Texas Observer, 1972
18 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1970
19 Texas Press Association, 1971
20 Texas Rangers (former association and commemorative commission), 1973
21 Texas Rangers Museum, 1968
22 Texas Rangers show, 1974
Box Folder
12 1 Texas school visits, 1970
2 Texas State Historical Association, 1969-1974
3 Texas State Historical Society, "Book Collecting and Collections," 1973
4 Texas State Historical Survey Committee, 1967-1973
5 Texas State Library, 1970-1974
6 The Texas Star, 1973
7 Texas Surplus Property Agency, 1969
8 Texas Tourist Development Agency, 1968
Box Folder
18 6 "Texas Tour-O-Gram," vol. 1, no. 1-4, 1967
Box Folder
12 9 Texians and Texans comments, 1971
10 Thank-you letters, 1971-1975
11 Thirty-sixth Division museum relics, 1972
12 Time/Life, 1974
12 Tolbert, Frank ( Dallas Morning News), 1970-1975
13 Transportation information, 1973-1974
14 Travel regulations, 1968
15 Traveling exhibits, 1970
Box Folder
13 1 Cora Tullis Prize, 1975
2 "W" correspondence, 1968
3 WACO Foundation, 1968
Box Folder
18 7 VIP visitors, 1968
Box Folder
13 14 Shuffler - biographical data, 1968
15 Shuffler personal correspondence, 1968-1983
Shuffler correspondence
Box Folder
16 1 A-Z, 1966
2 A-K, 1967
3 L-R, 1967
4 R-Z, 1967
Box Folder
13 16 A-F, 1968
Box Folder
14 1 F-Z, 1968
2 A-Z, 1969
3 January-August, 1970
4 September-December, 1970
5 January-July, 1971
6 August-December, 1971
Box Folder
15 1 January-March, 1972
2 April-December, 1972
3 January-December, 1973
4 January-December, 1974
5 January-December, 1975



 
Drawer
69 Proclamations honoring Jack Maguire, 1985