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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1. Establishment of the University of Texas at San Antonio, 1967-1995

2. Executive Officers, 1970-1993

3. Construction, 1970-2002

4. Ceremonies and Events, 1974-2009

5. Scrapbooks, 1969-1974

6. Audiovisual Materials, 1974-1985

7. Committees, 1997

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the UTSA General Information and University History Collection, 1967-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: General Information and University History Collection
Dates: 1967-2003
Creator Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2009, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the HemisFair Park Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1967 through 2009 and includes general materials documenting the history and development of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, programs and invitations, speeches and presentations, organizational charts, meeting minutes, self-study reports and accreditation files, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, booklets on the establishment of the university, a copy of the legislative bill that established the UTSA, a Faculty Handbook, audiotapes, audiocassettes, and other materials. Materials seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn, but the collection also includes material from the offices of Presidents Arleigh Templeton, James Wagener, Samuel Kirkpatrick, and Ricardo Romo.
Identification: UA 1.01
Extent: 8.6 linear feet (5 Boxes + 3 oversize Boxes + 6 oversize folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2009, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the HemisFair Park Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1967 through 2009 and includes general materials documenting the history and development of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, programs and invitations, speeches and presentations, organizational charts, General Faculty meeting minutes, information on the conference Mission of UT System, self-study reports and accreditation files, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, booklets on the establishment of the university, a copy of the legislative bill that established the UTSA, a Faculty Handbook, and other materials. Materials seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn, but the collection also includes material from the offices of Presidents Arleigh Templeton, James Wagener, Samuel Kirkpatrick, and Ricardo Romo.

The collection is arranged into seven series: Establishment of UTSA, Executive Officers, Scrapbooks, Construction, Ceremonies and Events, Audiovisual materials, and Committees.

The Establishment of UTSA series includes a copy of the legislative bill establishing the UTSA, as well as magazine articles, booklets on the establishment of the University, clippings, and other materials pertaining to the university's establishment.

The Executive Officers series includes correspondence and memoranda, speeches and presentations, organizational charts, General Faculty meeting minutes, information on the conference "Mission of UT System," self-study reports on UTSA and accreditation files, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, a Faculty Handbook, and other materials. Materials in this series seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn.

The Construction series includes architects' planning guides, sketches and floor plans, blueprints, correspondence and memoranda, and reports on such topics as land use, soil, and various requirements.

The Ceremonies and Events series includes invitations, brochures, publicity materials, programs, ephemera, and other materials pertaining to university anniversaries, commencement and convocation ceremonies, dedication and groundbreaking ceremonies, award ceremonies, and other events. Also included are sound recordings of commencement ceremonies, honors convocations, and an explanation of the time capsule buried in 1983 to commemorate UTSA's 10th anniversary.

The Scrapbooks series includes four scrapbooks, assembled by an unknown entity. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to UTSA.

The Audiovisual Materials comprise audiotapes and audiocassettes and include sound recordings of commencement and convocation ceremonies. Also included is an audiotape containing an explanation of a time capsule buried in 1983 in celebration of UTSA's 10th anniversary.

The Committees series is largely sub-committee reports created by the Enrollment Management Committee in July, 1997.

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.

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Organization of Collection

1. Establishment of the University of Texas at San Antonio, 1967-1995
2. Executive Officers, 1970-1993
3. Construction, 1970-2002
4. Ceremonies and Events, 1974-2009
5. Scrapbooks, 1969-1974
6. Audiovisual Materials, 1974-1985
7. Committees, 1997

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Flawn, Peter Tyrell.
Templeton, Arleigh B.
Kirkpatrick, Samuel A.
Romo, Ricardo.
Wagener, James W.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Office of the President.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--United States--Administration.
Education, Higher--Texas--San Antonio--History.
Buildings design and construction.
Commencements.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Memorandums.
Speeches.
Scrapbooks.
Blueprints.
Invitations.
Programs.
Pamphlets.
Organizational charts.
Minutes.
Clippings.
Employees' manuals.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Related Material

Materials related to this collection may be found in the UTSA Office of the President Records, UA 4.01, and in the UTSA University Publications Collection, UA 1.02.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA General Information and University History Collection, UA 1.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from an unknown source in August 1998 (Acc. 1998-028g and 1998-028s). Additional materials collected by the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections staff, 1993-2011 (Acc. 2011-048; 2012-045).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, July 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1. Establishment of the University of Texas at San Antonio, 1967-1995

This accession spans the years 1967 through 1995 and includes the legislative bill establishing the University, as well as magazine articles, booklets, newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to the establishment of UTSA.
Arranged chronologically.
The files in this accession were labeled Establishment of UTSA, presumably by the originating office. Materials seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn.
Box Folder
1 1 Magazine articles on the founding of UTSA, 1967-1973
A magazine from July 1967, containing an article on Frank Lombardino's work toward the establishment of a four-year university in San Antonio, is accompanied by a 1973 memorandum from Lombardino to Peter T. Flawn, second President of the University.
2 Legislative bill (H.B. 42) establishing The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1969
3 Booklet, "The Birth of a New Institution...: The University of Texas at San Antonio," circa 1969
Booklet, "UTSA: A Historical Journey, 1969-2008," 2008
4 Booklet regarding UTSA's proposed academic structure, circa 1972
Box Folder
3 44 Assorted newspaper clippings about UTSA, 1973-1995 and undated
Box Folder
1 5 Booklet, "The University of Texas at San Antonio," circa 1974
This booklet houses loose papers including a description of the campus, a document regarding the need for and purpose of the University, a site plan for the University, and a map entitled "Koger Executive Center: location of temporary classroom buildings."
6 Assorted general histories of UTSA, 1974-1995 and undated
Box Folder
3 45 Essay, "In the Beginning There Was a Complaint," sent to Dr. Peter Flawn by Kenneth Ashworth, 1976
46 List of women employed by or married to staff of UTSA, undated

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2. Executive Officers, 1970-1993

This series includes correspondence and memoranda, speeches and presentations, organizational charts, General Faculty meeting minutes, information on the conference "Mission of UT System," self-study reports on UTSA and accreditation files, newspaper clippings, a Faculty Handbook, and other materials.
Arranged chronologically.
The files in this accession were labeled Executive Officers, presumably by the originating office. Materials seem to have emanated primarily from the office of the second UTSA President, Peter T. Flawn, with some materials by Arleigh B. Templeton, first UTSA President. Some materials are labeled Library.
Box Folder
1 7 Arleigh Templeton speeches and presentations, 1970
8 University of Texas at San Antonio: Academic Programs and Organization: Phase One [spiral-bound booklet], circa 1970
9 University of Texas at San Antonio: Academic Programs and Organization: Phase One: Dr. Templeton script for visuals, undated
10 Correspondence and memoranda with the Regents' Office, 1972-1984
11 Appointment of Peter Flawn, 1973 January
12 Recruitment letters sent, 1973
13 Status Report: The University of Texas at San Antonio [bound], June 19, 1973
14 Status Report: The University of Texas at San Antonio [unbound], June 19, 1973
15 Status Report: The University of Texas at San Antonio: appendix, June 19, 1973
16 Proposal for Commissioner's Administrative Approval for Graduate Certificate Programs, September 1973
17 Self-Study Report for Accreditation, August 2, 1974
18 Self-Study Report for Accreditation: Appendix: The University of Texas at San Antonio, August 2, 1974
19 Confidential memorandum from Peter T. Flawn to Executive Officers, September 17, 1974
20 General Faculty meeting minutes, 1974-1975 and 1986
21 UTSA organizational charts, 1975-1976
22 List of University Assembly members, 1975-1976
23 Faculty handbook, circa 1975
24 Proposed Self-Study of the U.T. System, circa 1975
25 UT System conference--Memoranda to Dr. Flawn regarding campus meetings to be held prior to conference, 1976
26 UT System conference--Responses to invitations by Dr. Peter Flawn, 1976
27 UT System conference--Response letters to President Flawn sent asking people to be panelists, 1976
28 The Mission of the University of Texas System: Directions for the Future--issues to be emphasized at campus meetings, circa 1976
29 UT System conference--Assorted materials, 1976
30 The Mission of the University of Texas System: Directions for the Future [conference program] and related materials, 1976
31 Transcript for Mission of the University of Texas System: Directions for the Future conference, 1976
32 The Mission of the University of Texas System: Directions for the Future [report], November 1976
33 College of Multidisciplinary Studies faculty and staff directory, Fall 1976
34 Reponses to Dr. Flawn memorandum asking Dean and Directors to send a list of accomplishments, 1976-1977
Box Folder
2 1 Reponses to Dr. Flawn memorandum asking Dean and Directors to send a list of accomplishments, 1976-1977
2 Booklet, "Affirmative Action Program of the University of Texas at San Antonio," September 1977
3-4 Institutional Self-Study Report of Teacher Preparation Programs for the use of Accreditation Teams and Review Committees, October 1977
5-6 Institutional Self-Study Report of Teacher Preparation Programs for the use of Accreditation Teams and Review Committees: Appendix - Volume 1, October 1977
7 Institutional Self-Study Report of Teacher Preparation Programs for the use of Accreditation Teams and Review Committees: Appendix - Volume 2, October 1977
8 Newspaper clippings regarding executive officers, 1979-1984
9 "Teaching Effectively at UTSA" (produced by The University Assembly Committee on Teaching Effectiveness and Development), 1985
10 University Committees, 1990-1991
11 Administrative calendar, 1991-1992
12 Spiral-bound booklet, "The University of Texas at San Antonio: Institutional Briefing," 1992
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13 Spiral-bound booklet, "The University of Texas at San Antonio: Legislative Briefing: 1993 Legislative Session," 1992
14 Booklet, "UTSA Downtown: A Strategic Initiative," circa 1993
15 Memorandum from Samuel Kirkpatrick to UTSA faculty and administrative staff regarding Master Plan presentation, 1993 April 20
16 Pamphlet, "The University of Texas at San Antonio: History, Mission and Future of UTSA's Development Downtown: Executive Summary," circa 1994
17-18 Administrative calendars, 2000-2002
19 Strategic plan for 2001-2005 period [printout], 2003
20 Description of UTSA Phase I, undated

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3. Construction, 1970-2002

Includes architects' planning guides, sketches and floor plans, blueprints, correspondence and memoranda, and reports on such topics as land use, soil, and various requirements.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
2 21 Projected Academic Space Requirements to Supply the Needs of the University of Texas at San Antonio with an Enrollment of 10,280 Full Time Equivalents, 1970 April 30
22 Correspondence with architecture firms, 1970-1971
23-24 Spiral-bound booklet, "The University of Texas at San Antonio: Comprehensive Planning Guide" / Ford, Powell & Carson, Architects and Bartlett Cocke & Associates, Inc.: associated architects. 1971
(2 copies)
The booklet's sections include: History & Educational Concept / The Region / The Site / Introduction to Planning / Planning / Architectural Considerations / Structural System / Mechanical & Electrical Systems / Programming Process. Includes photographs of site models, maps, and sketches.
25 University of Texas at San Antonio: Preliminary Design, Phase I, circa 1971
26 Sketches and floor plans for buildings [Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) and Humanities and Business Building (HB)], circa 1971
27 Sketches and floor plans for Arts Building, circa 1971
28 Preliminary Soil and Foundation Investigation report, 1971 January
Drawer Folder
60 4 Floor plans for Koger Center Pinellas Building Levels 1-2, 1971 March
Box Folder
2 29 Flood Plain Information: Leon Creek and Tributaries: The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1971 April
30 Presentation of UTSA concept plan to University of Texas System Board of Regents, circa 1971
Box Folder
3 41 Letter from Stewart D. Winn (Winn & Associates) to Carlos Jones (Bartlett Cocke & Associates) regarding construction schedule, 1971 September 8
Drawer Folder
60 2 Building excavation plan C for UTSA, 1971 October
Drawer
26 Topographical maps (includes trees) of UTSA campus prepared by K.M.N.G. and Associates [1-3], 1971-1975
Drawer Folder
60 3 Floor plans for Levels 2, 3, 4 of Science Building, 1972 January
Drawer Folder
39 1 Schedule of items: Graduate school library and classrooms, 1973
Box Folder
3 42 Color photographs of UTSA site, 1975 August
Box Folder
2 31 Long range campus development plan for UTSA: correspondence and related materials [oversize materials removed to Map Drawer 60:1], 1975-1976
Drawer Folder
60 1 Long range campus development plan for UTSA: architectural plans, 1976
1 Existing Site Plan, 1976 January
1 UTSA Proposed Land Use Plan, 1976 June
Box Folder
2 32 Clipping, "UTSA Construction Suit Filed," 1976 August 6
33 Correspondence regarding proposal to name building after Frank Lombardino, 1977 July
Box Folder
3 43 Black-and-white photograph, "MS Building on a cloudy day," 1978 May 5
Drawer
26 Topographical maps (includes trees) of UTSA campus prepared by Robert H. Kovranek, 1979
Topographical survey for Engineering and Biotechnology Building, October 1986
Box Folder
2 34 Booklet, "1993 Comprehensive Planning Guide: A Vision for the Future," 1993
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35 Booklet, "1993 Comprehensive Planning Guide: A Vision for the Future: Executive Summary" with memorandum from President Samuel Kirkpatrick, 1993 April
Box Folder
3 1 Spiral-bound booklet, "UTSA Downtown Campus: Comprehensive Planning Guide," 1995 Fall
2 Academic III Building: Summary Report for Construction Phase Partnering Workshop, 2002 August 6
Drawer Folder
39 2 Chart by square foot of building, undated
Drawer
26 Topographical survey of UTSA site prepared by R. Marvin Shipman and Company, undated

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4. Ceremonies and Events, 1974-2009

Includes includes invitations, brochures, publicity materials, programs, ephemera, and other materials pertaining to university anniversaries, commencement and convocation ceremonies, dedication and groundbreaking ceremonies, award ceremonies, and other events.
Arranged into five subseries: Anniversaries, Award Ceremonies, Commencements, Dedications and Groundbreakings, and Other Ceremonies and Events.
4.1. Anniversaries
Note: Until at least the 10th anniversary of the school, anniversaries were celebrated in recognition of the first classes' being held in 1973. Beginning in (at least) 1994, anniversaries recognized the university's establishment in 1969.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
3 3 First anniversary: news feature, 1974
4 Fifth anniversary: news article, 1978
5 Sixth anniversary: news clippings, 1979
6 Tenth anniversary: memorandum regarding time capsule, invitations, and news articles, 1983
7 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Silver Anniversary Celebration overview booklet, circa 1994
8 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: President's Report and ephemera, 1994
9 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Luncheon invitation and program, 1994 June
10 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Commemorative Ceremony invitation and program, 1994 June
11 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Proclamation from Governor Ann Richards regarding UTSA Silver Anniversary Celebration Day and related correspondence, 1994 June
12 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Correspondence and script pertaining to 25th anniversary event, 1994 June
13 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Silver Anniversary Convocation invitation, program, and script, 1994 September
14 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: State of the University Addresses to General Faculty, 1994 October and 1995 October
15 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: UTSA Family Picnic invitation/brochure, 1994 October
16 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Silver Anniversary symposia: assorted materials, 1995
17 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: Silver Anniversary Scholarship Gala invitation and programs, 1995 June
18 Twenty-fifth (silver) anniversary: photographs, undated
19 Thirty-fifth anniversary: program, 2004
4.2. Award Ceremonies
Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
3 20 Faculty Honors Convocation: invitation and programs, 1997-2009
21 President's Scholarship and Awards Dinner programs, 2003-2005
22 Staff award ceremonies: programs, 1995-2007
4.3. Commencements
Includes graduation ceremony programs.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
3 23 Commencement programs, 1974-1975
24 Commencement programs, 1990-1995
25 Commencement programs, 1996-1999
26 Commencement programs, 2000-2002
27 Commencement programs, 2003-2005
4.4. Dedications and Groundbreakings
Includes programs, invitations, and correspondence related to dedications and groundbreakings, chiefly for campus buildings.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
3 28 Memorandum from President Wagener regarding groundbreaking ceremonies for University Center, 1984
29 Groundbreaking ceremonies for on-campus housing, 1986
30 Inauguration of the UTSA Downtown Center at HemisFair Park, 1991
31 Groundbreaking for new Academic Building, 1994
32 University Center expansion, 1996
33 Groundbreaking ceremony for Buena Vista Street building, 1997 January
34 Dedication ceremony for UTSA Downtown Campus, 1997 September
35 Buena Vista Street building dedication, 1999 January
36 Assorted programs, 2003-2006
37 Engineering Building III event, 2007 November
38 Dedication of Engineering and Bioscience building, undated
4.5. Other Ceremonies and Events
Box Folder
3 39 Fall Convocation ceremonies: programs and memorandum, 2002-2004
40 Assorted materials, 1982-2006

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5. Scrapbooks, 1969-1974

Includes four scrapbooks, assembled by an unknown entity. The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to UTSA.
Arranged chronologically.
Box
OM1 Scrapbook, 1969-1970
Scrapbook, 1970-1973
Box
OM2 Scrapbook, 1971-1973(bulk January-October 1973)
Scrapbook, October 1973-May 1974

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6. Audiovisual Materials, 1974-1985

Audiovisual materials comprise audiotapes and audiocassettes and include sound recordings of commencement and convocation ceremonies. Also included is an audiotape containing an explanation of a time capsule buried in 1983 in celebration of UTSA's 10th anniversary.
Box
4 Audiotapes
T-UA0101/1 Audiotape of first commencement, 1974 August 18
T-UA0101/2 Audiotape of second commencement, 1974 August 17
T-UA0101/3 Audiotape explaining time capsule and tenth anniversary, 1983
Box
OM3 Audiocassettes
C-UA0101/1-3 Audiocassettes of third commencement, 1976 May 16
(3 audiocassettes)
C-UA0101/4-5 Audiocassettes of fourth commencement, 1977 May 15
(2 audiocassettes)
C-UA0101/6-7 Audiocassettes of Honors Convocation, 1981 April 21
(2 audiocassettes)
C-UA0101/8 Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1982 April 20
C-UA0101/9 Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1983 April 19
C-UA0101/10 Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1984 April
C-UA0101/11 Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1985 April 30
Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1986 April 29
Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, 1987 April
Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, Part 1, 1988 May
Audiocassette of Honors Convocation, Part 2, 1988 May

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7. Committees, 1997

Box
5 Enrollment Management Committee
Final Report of the Academic Advising Subcommittee, 1997
Final Report of the Financial and Scholarship Subcommittee, 1997
Final Report of the Graduate Recruitment Subcommittee, 1997
Final Report of the Marketing and Recruitment Subcommittee, 1997
Final Report of the Quality Service Subcommittee, 1997
Final Report of the Life and Learning Subcommittee, 1997

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