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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Construction Files, 1979-1986

University Center Expansion, 1993-1996

Committees, 1980-1996

Jane Duckworth Subject Files,

Photographs, 1985-1987

Richard Reynolds Subject Fies, 1979 - 1998

Strategic Initiatives

Reports

Informational Materials

Ceremonial Ephemera

Blueprints

Events Posters

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: University Center Records, 1978-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. University Center
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: University Center Records
Dates: 1978-2007
Creator Abstract: The University Center is the student union of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The building opened in 1986, undergoing major expansion projects in 1993-1996, and again in 2003-2008. As of 2008, the University Center houses a bookstore, student activities complex, gameroom, auditorium, meeting rooms, and the offices of the University Center Department, Student Life, Student Housing, Alumni Programs, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Career Services, and other departments. It also houses the Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success.
Content Abstract: This collection spans the years 1978 through 2007 and includes correspondence, memoranda, blueprints, photographs, and other materials documenting the history, development, and operations of the University Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Many records are the office files of the Director of Student Activities.
Identification: UA 19.01
Extent: 16.92 linear feet (9 Boxes + posters and blueprints in map drawers)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The University Center is the student union of the University of Texas at San Antonio. A student referendum in November 1979 approved the establishment of the University Center; prior to this time, activities and events were not centralized on the campus. The University Center opened in 1986 and serves as "the gathering place for the university community and the focal point for programs, meetings, dining, and relaxation for students, faculty, staff and university guests" ("UTSA University Center: History" [Web page]). The University Center housed UTSA's only campus bar, located in the Roadrunner Roost, operating from 1986 to 1988.

The University Center underwent a major expansion in the 1990s, adding 100,000 square feet and opening in 1996. In 2003, the student body approved the construction of another expansion, which opened in 2008. As of 2008, the University Center houses a bookstore, student activities complex, gameroom, auditorium, meeting rooms, and the offices of the University Center Department, Student Life, Student Housing, Alumni Programs, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Career Services, and other departments. It also houses the Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success.

Sources:

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Scope and Content Note

This collection spans the years 1978 through 2007 and includes correspondence, memoranda, blueprints, photographs, and other materials documenting the history, development, and operations of the University Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials document the 1986 establishment and 1990s expansion of the University Center, including records of the planning, budgeting, furnishing, and staffing of the student union. Other materials include ephemera related to the original 1984 groundbreaking and the 1995 expansion ceremonies, as well as event posters that were displayed at the University Center.

Many records are the office files of the Director of Student Activities.

The bulk of this collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. The Events Posters series is housed at the Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on these materials.

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.

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Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. University Center.
University of Texas at San Antonio. Facilities Planning and Development.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Student unions--Texas.
Student activities--Texas--San Antonio.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
College students--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Memorandums.
Blueprints.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA University Center Records, UA 19.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Original deposit transferred to the University Archives in July 2007 (Acc. 2007-100).

Additional transfers July 2013 (Acc. 2013-045) and March 2014 (Acc. 2014-010).

Processing Information

Encoded by Angela McClendon, University Archivist, December 2008.

Additions processed by Julianna Barrera-Gomez, University Archivist, March 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Construction Files, 1979-1986

Building Specifications, 1983-1984
Box folder
1 1 Preliminary Design Submittals, 1983-10-28
2 Feasibility Study 19883-10
3 Interim Review Set, Architectural, 1984-03
4 Interim Review Set, Mecanical, Electrical, Plumbing, 1984-03
5 Specifications, 1984-07
6 Correspondence, 1983-1985
7 Furniture and Equipment Specifications, 1986
8 Project Schedule, - 1982
University Center Planning Committee
Box folder
1 9 Assorted, 1979-1984
10 Committee Rosters, 1982-1985
11 Meeting Minutes [1], 1980-1985
12 Meeting Minutes [2], 1980-1985
13 Meeting Minutes [3], 1980-1985
14 Press Releases/Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1984
15 Reports [1], 1980-1983
16 Reports [2], 1980-1983
17 Reports [3], 1980-1983
18 Student Union Use Survey, 1980-1982
19 UTSA Student Board Guidelines, 1980-1982

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University Center Expansion, 1993-1996

Box folder
2 1 Addendum 2, 1994
2 Affinity Diagrams [Floor plan Descriptions], 1993
3 Brick Dedication Project, 1995
4 Brochure/Roadrunner Story, 1993
Building Program Committee
Box folder
2 5 Roster/Schedule, 1992
6 Drafts of Program Report [1], 1993
7 Drafts of Program Report [2], 1993
8 Final Program Report, 1993
9 Construction Meeting Minutes, 1993-1996
10 Furniture, 1993
Memoranda
Box folder
2 11 Acker, Lexa M. [1] 1993-1995
12 Acker, Lexa M. [2], 1993-1995
13 Adams, Martha, 1993-1995
14 Barnes & Noble, 1993-1995
15 Brockman, Joe, 1993
16 Chumney and Associates, 1993
17 Gomez, Jose Geraldo "Lalo", 1996
18 Phelps, Garza, and Bomberger, 1993-1994
19 Reynolds, Richard, 1993-1994
20 Whitney, Karen, 1993-1996
Project Manuals
Box folder
2 21 Pre-design Information for Architect-Engineer Services [A-F], 1993
22 Pre-design Information for Architect-Engineer Services [G-M], 1993
23 Pre-design Information for Architect-Engineer Services [N-R], 1993
Box folder
3 1 Preliminary Review Set, Design Development Manual, Volume I, 1993
2 Preliminary Review Set, Design Development Manual, Volume II, 1993
3 Interim Review Set, Design Development Manual, 1994
4 Final Review Set, Design Development Manual, Volume I, 1994
5 Final Review Set, Design Development Manual, Volume II, 1994
6 Project Manual, Volume I, 1994
7 Project Manual, Volume II, 1994
8 Manual of Narrative Descriptions of Project Components, 1993
9 Specifications for Furniture, Furnishings, and Accessories [1], 1995
Box folder
4 1 Specifications for Furniture, Furnishings, and Accessories [1], 1995
2 Assorted Materials, 1994-1996

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Committees, 1980-1996

Box folder
4 3 University Advisory Committee, 1980-1987
Downtown Planning Committee
Box folder
4 4 Phase II Program [I], 1994-1996
5 Phase II Program [II], 1994-1996
6 Phase II Program [III], 1994-1996
7 Phase II Program [IV], 1994-1996
8 Ad Hoc Roost Renovation Committee, 1988-1990
9 University Center Promotion Board, 1979-1980
10 University Center Budget Advising Committee, 1989
University Center Program Council
Box folder
4 11 Calendar of Events - Brochure [I], 1986-1988
12 Calendar of Events - Brochure [II], 1986-1988
13 Calendar of Events - Draft, 1981-1982

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Jane Duckworth Subject Files,

The arrangement and folder titles of the creator were maintained by the archives.
Box folder
4 14 Summer Conferences, 1990-1991
15 Work Order Requests, 1986
16 Incident Reports, 1986-1989
17 ATM, 1986-1990
18 Business Hours, 19986-1990
19 Custodial, 1986
20 University Center Info/Policy [I], 1984-1985
21 University Center Info/Policy [II], 1987
22 University Center Info/Policy [III], 1987
23 University Center Info/Policy [IV], 1987
24 University Center Info/Policy [V], 1987
25 University Center Info/Policy [VI], 1987
26 Equipment Purchases 1983-1986
27 Sound System, 1986
28 Pianos, circa 1986
Box folder
5 1 Purchase Records for Furniture and Equipment, 1986-1987
2 Telephones 1986
3 Sound System/Lighting System, 1986-1987
4 Macintosh Page Maker, circa 1987
4 Departmental Equipment Inventories, 1987-1990
5 35MM Equipment, 1982-1983
6 UC Electric Blackboard, circa 1990
Box folder
5 7 Computers, 1985-1988
Box folder
5 8 Floorplans, circa 1986
9 Registered Student Organization Workspace, 1986
10 Recreation Room Contract Specifics, 1986-1990
11 Information Kiosk, 1988
11 Meeting Rooms, 1987
12 Television Rooms, 1986
13 Student Activity Complex, 1985
14 Print/Copy Shop, circa 1986
15 Print/Copy Shop - Sign and Printing Machines 1983-1984
16 Recreation Room, 1984-1985
17 Multipurpose Room, 1986
18 Outside Areas, circa 1986
19 Main Lounge, 1986
20 Meeting Rooms, circa 1986
21 Information Desk/Administrative Offices, 1984-1986
22 Café, circa 1987
23 Ticket Master, 1987
24 University Center Publication, 1988
25 Candy Sales/Vending, 1986-1990
26 Sinage and Decorative Pannels, 1985, 1986
27 Signs, 1987
28 Parking Lot #9, 1986-1990
29 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 1986
30 Keys, 1986-1990
31 Early/Late Access, 1989 - 1990
32 Smoking/non-smoking, 1989
33 Cash Handling , 1987-1990
34 Personnel Policies, 1990
35 Job Announcements, 1987-1991
36 Director of Alumni Programs Search Committee, 1991
37 Salary Surveys, 1979-1988
38 Uniersity Center Advisory Committee, 1981-1988
39 University Center Advisory Committee, 1981-1988
40 Job Survey, 1987
41 Summer Program Conference/Directors and Coordinators, 1986-1990
42 PUF Fund Bill, 1983-1984
43 PUF Fund Bill - Clippings, 1983-1984

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Photographs, 1985-1987

Box folder
6 1 University Center and Ribbon Cutting - Contact Sheets, 1986
2 Groundbreaking and Construction, 1985
3 University Center Dedication, 1986
4 Construction and Ceremonies - Photocopies, 1985, 1986
5 Assorted, 1987

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Richard Reynolds Subject Fies, 1979 - 1998

The arrangement and folder titles of the creator were maintained by the archives. Titles in brackets were added by the archivist.
Box folder
6 6 Furniture Proposal, 1986
7 5th Anniversary , 1991
8 UC Advisory Committee, 1992 - 1998
9 Operations Audit, 1996
10 Budget Advisory Committee, 1991
11 DMX Proposal, 1996
12 Alcoholic Beverage Policy, 1995 - 1999, not dated
13 Role of the College Union, circa 1996
14 Chicanola Coalition, 1996 and 1997
15 UC Student Advisory Group, 1992-2001
16 Master Calandar, 1991-1998
17 VIP List, 1995-03-30
18 UTSA Code of Conduct, circa 1990s
19 Emergency Procedures, 1979-1984
20 Food Service Waiver, 1988-1996
21 UTSA Hazing Policy, 1991-1992
22 Free Speech Areas, 1989-08-28
23 Inline Skating Report, 1997
24 U.H.B. Table Reservations, 1996
25 Non U.C. Facilities, 1991-1999
26 Facilities Scheduling - Non U. C., 1993
27 UC Operating Procedures, 1994-1997
28 Off-Campus Speakers, 1991-1992
29 Posting Policy, 1992-1999
30 Raffles, 1992
31 Release Form, 1996
32 Reservations/Business Office, 1991-1996
33 Solicitation Policies, 1993-1998
34 UC Summer Conferences/Workshops, 1991-1993
35 Letters and Other Artwork used in printing, circa 1988
36 All Campus Media, 1993-1998
37 Campus Boards, 1994-1995
38 MCTV (Modern Talking Picture Service), 1991-1998
39 Newspapers, 1993-1996
40 Campus Boards, 1994-1995
41 UTSA Bookstore, 1993-1996
42 National University Teleconference Network, 1991-1993
43 Copy Shop (1), 1991-1995
44 Copy Center (2), circa 1993
Box folder
7 1 Copy Shop (3), 1991
2 Quarters Game Room [ACU-I Tournament], 1993
3 Food Service, 1996-1998
4 Statistical Data, 1990-1991
5 [Food Service], 1991
6 Food Service, 1992
7 Food Service, 1993
8 Food Service, 1994
9 Food Service, 1995
10 [Student Leadership Brochures], circa 1997

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Strategic Initiatives

Box folder
7 11 Planning File, 1993-1994
12 1992-2005 Strategic Initiative [1] - '92 to '98, 1992
13 1992 - 2005 Strategic Initiative [2] - '93 to '94, 1993
14 1992-2005 Strategic Initiative [3] - '95-'96, 1995
15 1992-2005 Strategic Initiative [4] - '96-'97 to '04-'05, 1997
16 1997-1998 Strategic Initiative - '97, 1997
17 1997-1998 Strategic Initiative [2] - '97-'98, 1997-1998
18 1997-1998 Strategic Initiative [3] - '97-'98, 1997 - 1998
19 1997-1998 Strategic Initiative [4] - Do It, 1997

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Reports

Box folder
7 20 Student Services Fees, 2001
21 University Report, 1999-2000
22 UC Budget 1994/1995 [1], circa 1994
Box folder
8 1 UC Budget 1994/1995 [2], circa 1994
2 University Center Statistical Reports, 1990-09 to 1991-08

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Informational Materials

Box folder
8 3 Association of College Unions Resource Notebook, 1980
4 Southwest Texas State University Preliminary Program Proposal - New Student Center, circa 1992

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Ceremonial Ephemera

Box folder
8 5 Newspaper Clippings, 1984
6 Groundbreaking Program: "More in '84: UTSA Takes Off," 1984
7 University Center Expansion Groundbreaking Guestbook 1995
Box
OM 1 University Center Expansion Groundbreaking Panoramic Photograph 1995
University Center Expansion Commemorative Shirts, "Let's Celebrate Because...We're Fixin' to be Way Bigger!!!" c. 1995
Groundbreaking Ceremony [University Center Expansion, poster] 1995-02-17
Celebrate University Center Expansion [poster] 1996-02-10
University Center Expansion [architectural rendering, 5 part poster print] 1993-10

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Blueprints

Box folder
Map Case Drawer 17 University Center (Architects: O'Neill Conrad Oppeit), 1984-07-27
Drawer 17 UTSA University Center Expansion [complete plans, untitled] (Architects: Phelps Garza Bamberger), 1994-10-17

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Events Posters

Events posters are accessible in the Special Collections reading room in the John Peace Library
Box Folder
JPL Map Case Drawer 20 University Center Program Council Awareness Week at UTSA schedule, 1980-11-17 to 1980-11-21
Drawer 20 Summer Film Schedule, 1981
Drawer 20 Reach for the Gusto: Battle the White Water Rapids of the Northern Guadalupe, 1981-07-26
Drawer 20 University Center Program Council Fall Programs schedule, 1981
Drawer 20 Leisure Classes, fall semester schedule, 1981
Drawer 20 Mind Expansion Classes, fall semester schedule [large], 1981
Drawer 20 Mind Expansion Classes, fall semester schedule [small], 1981
Drawer 20 Careers and Technology Opportunities, presentation by Debbie White of Data Point Corporation, 1981-09-09
Drawer 20 Women in the 1980s, Lecture by Sarah Weddington, 1981-09-18
Drawer 20 Affordable Solar Energy for San Antonio, presentation by Dr. Eugene Clark, Trinity University, 1981-09-23
Drawer 20 The San Antonio Symphony in Concert, 1981-10-07
Drawer 20 UTSA on Stage: Talent Show Organizational Meeting, 1981-10-28
Drawer 20 Aristotle’s Politics Today, Lecture by Dimitri Tsikouvis, Consul for Greece, 1981-11-02
Drawer 20 The Next 50 Years: Science, Technology and the Human Prospect, and The High Road, lecture by Ben Bova, Director of OMNI Magazine, 1982-01-27
Drawer 20 Taj Mahal: History of Black Music, 1982-02-26
Drawer 20 Prospects for Peace in the Middle East: Fantasy or Reality, lecture by Abba Eban, Former Forein Minister, Ambassador to the United States, 1982-03-31
Drawer 20 The San Antonio Symphony in Concert, 1982-04-14
Drawer 20 You Are There! 1984: A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1984-04-05
Drawer 20 Hightail It Home, UTSA’s First Annual Homecoming, Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, 1985-02-07
Drawer 20 Celebrating Creativity: A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1985-02-22
Drawer 20 The Renaissance, Age of Adventure: A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies [signed by artist], 1986-02-22
Drawer 20 Hats off to Texas! Texas Sesquicentennial, Second Annual UTSA Homecoming, Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, 1986-02-27
Drawer 20 The Place To Be! UTSA’s University Center, Awareness Week, 1986-09-15
Drawer 20 Puttin’ On the Ritz! Third Annual UTSA Homecoming, Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, 1987-02-21
Drawer 20 The Ancient Age of Greece: A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1987-03-06
Drawer 20 Homecoming Week, Celebrating UTSA’s Fifteenth Anniversary, An International Affair, Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, 1988-02-25
Drawer 20 Here’s To the Winners! Fifth Annual UTSA Homecoming, Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, 1989-02-10
Drawer 20 Age of Acceleration: The 60’s: A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1989-02-17
Drawer 20 Catch the Magic!! Homecoming 1990 Schedule of Events, Sponsored by the University Center Program Council & the UTSA Alumni Association, 1990-03-02
Drawer 20 Homecoming ’91 The Sequel: Discover It Again, Produced by the Office of Student Life, the Office of Student Activities, and the UTSA Alumni Association, 1991-11-11
Drawer 20 Mardi Gras / Homecoming 1994: 1994 UTSA Homecoming Calendar of Events, 1994-02-14
Drawer 20 Viva San Antonio! A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1994-03-04
Drawer 20 The Hidden Persuaders: 1995 Spring Honors Conference, Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1995-03-03
Drawer 20 Let’s Celebrate Because…We’re Fixin’ to be Way Bigger!!! c. 1995
Drawer 20 Into the Unknown… Obstacles? Opportunities? A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1996-03-01
Drawer 20 Taste the Culture: Fiesta UTSA, Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, UTSA Student Government, Campus South Bookstore and Fiesta, 1996-04-10
Drawer 20 How do you know? A Conference Sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies, 1997-02-28
Drawer 20 Homecoming 2006: Tradition, Spirit, Pride: Homecoming 2006, 2006-02-09
Drawer 20 Homecoming 2007: Tradition, Spirit, Pride: Homecoming Event Schedule [signed by artist], 2007-02-15
Drawer 20 Are You the Master of Your Game? A Conference Sponsored by the Alpha Lambda Delta & Alpha Chi Honor Societies [undated]

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