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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Original Deposit of July 2005 (Acc. 2005-053)

Addition of May 2012 (Accession 2012-023)

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Virginia "Ginger" Purdy papers, 1979-2010



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Purdy, Virginia "Ginger"
Title: Virginia "Ginger" Purdy papers
Dates: 1979-2010
Creator Abstract: Purdy has been involved in the founding and leadership of numerous women's organization in the San Antonio area. Purdy formulated her ideas of the "middle woman" in 1996 book, which has a foreward by Ann Richards, Come On In, There's Room For US All: Finding Your Place in the Women's Movement; Finally! The Middle Woman Speaks Up & Out.
Content Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence, project files, brochures and VHS cassettes documenting Purdy's work with Network Power/Texas along with her other projects.
Identification: MS 201
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (6 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Virginia "Ginger" Purdy is an alum of Texas Women's University and was named Distinguished Alumni in 2005. She has served on the University’s Foundation Board. Purdy formulated her ideas of the "middle woman" in 1996 book, which has a foreward by Ann Richards, Come On In, There's Room For US All: Finding Your Place in the Women's Movement; Finally! The Middle Woman Speaks Up and Out.

Purdy has been involved in the founding and leadership of numerous women's organization in the San Antonio area. In 1980, she founded Network Power/Texas, a support group for women, whose purpose is to promote equity and self-sufficiency for women through educational programs, activities and services. In 1988, Purdy founded the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce to provide leadership training for women in our community because there was no other such program in existence. She has also been involved in the Association for Women in Communications, the Women's Pavilion Board, Women's Political Caucus of Bexar County, Women's Legislative Days and Ann's Fans, a support group for Ann Richards.

Listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Purdy is a member of the International Women’s Forum and in 1992 received the “Women Who Make A Difference Award.” She was one of the first inductees in San Antonio's Women’s Hall of Fame, has received a lifetime achievement award from the YWCA and was named State Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women. In 2004, the Women’s Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio presented Ginger Purdy with its first annual Women’s Advocate of the Year Award.

Sources: StoryCorps blog, "Women Leading Texas," 3/26/2008, http://www.storycorps.net/blog/west-mobilebooth/san-antonio-texas/women-leading-texas/; "A Place where women were acknowledged," San Antonio Current, 4/2/2008, http://www.sacurrent.com/news/story.asp?id=68503; The Fire Lighter: Ginger's Story, http://www.thefirelighter.net/story.htm

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence, project files, brochures and VHS cassettes documenting Purdy's work with Network Power/Texas along with her other projects.

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Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of July 2005 (Acc. 2005-053)
Addition of May 2012 (Acc. 2012-023)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials and tax information are closed to patron use.

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

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Purdy, Ginger.
Richards, Ann, 1933-2006.
Organizations
Network Power/Texas.
Subjects
Feminism.
Women's rights--United States.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Agendas.
Brochures.
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Project files.
VHS (TM).
Local Subjects
San Antonio History
Women

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Virginia "Ginger" Purdy at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ginger Purdy papers, MS 201, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Ginger Purdy in July 2005 (Acc. 2005-053).

Processing Information

More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the Ginger Purdy papers

 

Original Deposit of July 2005 (Acc. 2005-053)

Box Folder
1 1 Network Power/Texas 1979
2 Network Power/Texas 1980
3 Network Power/Texas 1981
4 Network Power/Texas 1982
5 Network Power/Texas 1983
6 Network Power/Texas 1984
7 Network Power/Texas 1985
8 Network Power/Texas 1986
9 Network Power/Texas 1987
10 Network Power/Texas 1988
11 Network Power/Texas 1989
12 Network Power/Texas 1990
13 1981
[old agendas and minutes]
14 1982
15 1983
16 1984
[bundle]
17 1985
[bundle]
18 1986
[bundle]
19 1987
[bundle]
20 1988
[bundle]
21 Network Power Minutes—Minutes and Misc ‘88 1988
22 1989
[bundle]
23 Minutes and Misc. ’89 -’90 1989-1990
[bundle]
24 1990
[bundle]
25 1991
[bundle]
26 1992
[bundle]
27 1993
[bundle]
28 1994
[bundle]
29 1995
[bundle]
30 1996
[bundle]
31 1997
[bundle]
32 1998
[bundle]
33 1999
[bundle]
34 2000
[bundle]
35 2001
[bundle]
36 Loose papers
[1 inch]
Showcase Seven Networking
[1 videocassette, VHS format]
Showcase Seven Networking
[1 videocassette, large format]
Box Folder
2 1 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1982
2 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1983
3 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1984
4 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1985
5 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1986
6 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1987
7 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1988
8 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1989
9 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1990
10 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1991
11 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1992
12 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1993
13 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1994
14 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1995
15 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1996
16 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1997
17 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1998
18 Public Relations and Miscellaneous, 1999
19 Women’s issues
[large folder]
20 Cards/Ginger
[greeting cards in large brown envelope]
5 cassette tapes
Box Folder
3 1 History of the Women’s Movement
2 ERA
3 International Women
4 Ann Richards
5 Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity for Women [package/folder]
6 Texas Women for the 80’s
7 Violence
8 Uppity Women Reunion
9 UTSA Women’s Walk
10 VISTA Women’s Garden Project
11 Pamphlets, programs, various papers [3 inches of loose material]
12 Women’s History/Herstory
13 Women’s Media Concerns/WOAI Radio
14 Women’s Issues
[large folder]
15 Conference Programs
[2 inches of loose material]
Box Folder
4 1 RESTRICTED: Income Tax ’83 Ginger 1983
2 Federal Emp. Women
3 WCC September 28th Event
4 San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce [1 folder]
5 N 15 – 10th Anniversary Celebration
6 The Star
7 Katherine Stinson
8 Chamber WCC Pres. Emeritus
9 WCC Home
10 Ginger Purdy Jan 14 Banquet
11 Legacy for Leadership
12 San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce
[white plastic binder]
13 Loose papers – 3 inches
14 The Star -- San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce
[white plastic binder]
15 Ginger Purdy’s Personal Correspondence
[7 inches of loose papers—these were transferred into this Box -- originally they were the contents of what the Manifest called Box 7]
Box Folder
5 1 Art/Joskes ads by Ginger
2 African Women
3 Beijing Letter
4 Celebration 1992
5 CI Trip
6 Church
7 Current Office
8 Current Correspondence
9 Celia’s Writings
10 Dillards in Mexico
11 International Women’s Forum, Mexico City
12 Misc. – Quotes for speeches, Women’s History Week
13 More misc.
14 Mexico Women’s Groups
[includes color photos in plastic]
15 Political
16 Out-of-Town Pub.
17 SA Publicity
18 Ann Richards—Governor
[2-inch folder]
19 SA Coordinating Council for Economic Development
20 SA Talks
21 Violence Task Force
22 Trip to Spain
23 UTSA Women’s Center
24 UTSA Childcare
25 Special Adv. Committee UTSA Downtown Campus
26 Women’s Celebration and Hall of Fame
Box Folder
6 1 Jan – Book Info
2 2001 Fall Funraiser
3 Magic Closet 03
4 March 6th “Can We Talk” Meeting
5 May 10, 01 Magic Closet
6 Magic Closet at SAC
7 Magic Closet May 6th 2002
8 Magic Closet
9 NAWC SA Spring ‘86
10 Network Power I
11 Network Power II
12 Network Power III
13 Network Power IV
14 Network Power V
15 Network Power VI
16 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings in magnetic photo album
17 Network Power You Have It Use It
[brochure—2 inches]
Network Power brochures
[brochures--3 inches]

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Addition of May 2012 (Accession 2012-023)

Box
7 Network Power/Texas
Network Power VII, Our Bodies, Ourselves, 1987
NP/TX Nov5
SA Women's Foundation
Texas Center for Women's Business
Women Against Family Violence
The Texas Campaign for Women's Health
Childcare
NP/TX 20th Anniversary
Apr. 4 Reception, 1994
NP/TX May 7th event, 1998
April 4th NP/TX Dinner, 1994
NP/TX Fundraiser, 1993
Anita Roddick fundraisier, 1996
Fall '85 Scholarship program, 1985
NP/TX Pub.
NP/TX Empowering Women
NP/TX May 20, 10, 2010
NP/TX Misc.
Scholarship fund
25th Gala
Event, May 08 06, 2006
Women Empowered Conference, 2008
Clippings
Invitations, 2008
Publicity, 1992
Publicity, 1993
Publicity, 1994
Box
8 Publicity, 1995
Publicity, 1996
Publicity, 1997
Publicity, 1998
Publicity, 1999
Publicity, 2000
Publicity, 2001
Publicity, 2002
Publicity, 2003
Publicity, 2004
Publicity, 2005
Publicity, 2006
Publicity, 2007
Publicity, 2008
Publicity, 2009
Notepads, 2004-2010
San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, 2006
Board of Directors, 2008
Council
Retreat, 2009
San Antonio, Inc.
Box
9 President's Expenses, 1988-1989
President's Expenses, 1990
President's Expenses, 1991
President's Expenses, 1992
Mission city
Mike's moms
Mind Science Foundation
New Braunfels Susan
US Postal Service Feedback on Survey Results
Postal Service
San-Baby
Association of Women in Communications
Board of Directors, 2007-2008
Board of Directors, 2010-2011
Old PR and brochures
Assorted
Export Leaders Program
Joyce Gaines Doc. for Women
Classes Clemson U.
Century of Women in the Legislature, 1995
Alamo Workforce
Adv. Board UTSA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
UTSA Women's Center
Correpondence and clippings, 2000
Correpondence and clippings, 2001
Correpondence and clippings, 2002
Correpondence and clippings, 2003
Calendars, 2005-2010

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