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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1. Original Deposit of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-064)

Audiovisual Materials, circa 2002

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Audiovisual Production Department Records, 1971-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Audiovisual Production Department
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Audiovisual Production Department Records
Dates: 1971-2002
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. The ITC's Audiovisual Production Department, a unit of the Production Division, was the creative agency responsible for the production of slideshows, filmstrips, video documentaries, and multimedia presentations for educational purposes. Productions included training slideshows for ITC volunteers and new employees, films for museum exhibits, and public service announcements advertising the ITC's annual Texas Folklife Festival and other events.
Content Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters and other publications, procedures manuals, instructional slideshows, some photographic negatives, a videocassette demonstrating the functions of the Audiovisual Production Department, and other materials.
Identification: UA 15.01.03
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) Audiovisual Production Department, a unit of the Production Division, was the creative agency responsible for the production of slideshows, filmstrips, video documentaries, and multimedia presentations for educational purposes. Productions included training slideshows for ITC volunteers and new employees, films for museum exhibits, and public service announcements advertising the ITC's annual Texas Folklife Festival and other events. As of April 2009, audiovisual production is performed by the ITC's Media Production Department.

The ITC 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 ITC, 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 ITC 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 ITC'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 ITC 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 1986 the ITC 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 ITC in 1995. He was advised by the ITC'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 ITC was funded by biennial legislative appropriations, grants, contributions, and funds generated by the sale of publications, audiovisuals, other products, and the rental of the ITC's facilities. In addition to maintaining 50,000 square feet of exhibits featuring twenty-seven cultures and ethnic groups, the ITC hosts the Texas Folklife Festival, the Asian Festival, and other events.

Source for Institute of Texan Cultures History:

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters and other publications, procedures manuals, instructional slideshows, some photographic negatives, a videocassette demonstrating the functions of the Audiovisual Production Department, and other materials.

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. Original Deposit of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-064)
2. Audiovisual Materials

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Audiovisual Production Department.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
Subjects
Museums--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Memorandums.
Newsletters.
Training manuals.
Employees' manuals.
Negatives.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Audiovisual Production Department at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Audiovisual Production Department, UA 15.01.03, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives from the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Library in July 2007 (Acc. 2007-064).

Processing Information

Encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Audiovisual Production Department Records

 

1. Original Deposit of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-064)

Accession includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters and other publications, training and procedures manuals, instructional slideshows, some photographic negatives, and other materials.
Box Folder
1 1 General Affirmative Action Plan ITC Policies
2 General Audiovisual Advisory Committee
3 Catalog--1982
4 Correspondence Inter Office Administrator
5 Correspondence Inter Office Business Office
6 Correspondence Inter Office Director of Business Affairs
7 Correspondence Inter Office Ed Programs/Alliance
8 Correspondence Inter Office Executive Director
9 Correspondence Inter Office Festival/Special Events
10 Correspondence Inter Office Library
11 Correspondence Inter Office Marketing
12 Correspondence Inter Office News & Information
13 General Correspondence Official Memorandums
14 Correspondence Inter Office Physical Plant
15 Correspondence Inter Office Personnel Department
16 Correspondence Inter Research/Exhibits
17 Correspondence Inter Office Security Police
18 Correspondence Inter Office Staff/Division Directors
19 General Official Memorandum
20 Correspondence Inter Office 1981-1982
21 Curriculum Guideline
22 Correspondence Inter Office Retenea
23 Correspondence General 1981-82
24 Curriculum Project
25 General Dept. Description
26 Development Board Meeting May 22nd
27 General Inactive Development Program Agendas
28 General Distribution Notes
29 General Dome Theatre Schedules
30 Educational Programs Office
31 General Exhibit Committee
32 General Exhibit Floor Maps
33 General Exhibit Projects
34 External Analysis Committee '87
35 Fiesta
36 General Film Festivals
37 General Film Reviews
38 General Grant Request Procedures
39 General Handbook of Operating Procedures
40 General Heritage Tours
41 General Housekeeping Memorandums
42 General ITC Information
43 General Institute Profile & Conceptual Plan
44 General Introductory Committee
45 General ITC Publications
46 KLRN Auction Plans
47 KLRN Contracts
48 KLRN Facilities and Budget Figures
49 KLRN negotiation
50 KLRN Facilities Request 78-79
51 KLRN Miscellaneous
Box Folder
2 1 General Legacies of the Land: A Tale of Texas
2 General Legal Guidelines--UT System
3 General Legal Issues
4 General Libraries--Content
5 General Libraries--Photographic Collections
6 General Membership Surveys
7 General News & Information TFF '86
8 AV Production Quilts--Radio PSAs
9 AV Production TFF '87 PSA
10 Panna Maria Slide Show--Polish
11 AV Production Painted Walls of the Barrio--Administrative
12 AV Production Personal Orientation Slide Shows
13 AV Production Regents Slide Show
14 Production Retablos Retired
15 Afro-American History Budget
16 Afro-American History Month '87 Debriefing Report Justification (Proposal)
17 Afro-American History Month '87 Correspondence
18 Afro-American History Month '87 Meeting Notes
19 Production Afro-American Slideshow
20 AV Production The Afro-American Texan… to 1900
21 AV Production The Afro-American Texan to Present
22 Slide Show--Alabama Coushatta
23 AV Production American Cowboy Trunk AUDIO
24 Slide Show--Belgian
25 Bolzenian Slide Show
26 Slide Show--Religion
27 AV Production Chancellor's Presentation Slides
28 Slide Show--Chinese of SA
29 AV Production--Cordry Dome Show
30 Slide Show--Czech
31 Slide Show--Cat Spring
32 Slide Shows--Danish Field
33 General Department Heads Meetings--Notes
34 General ITC Publications
35 General Job Procedures
36 General KLRN Correspondence
37 Production Dept. Heads Meetings
38 Personnel Job Descriptions
Box Folder
3 1 General Brown Bag Days
2 Correspondence, General
3 General Alliance Correspondence, Inter-Office
4 General Business Manager Correspondence, Inter-Office
5 General Development/Mktg. Correspondence, Inter-Office
6 General Business Office Correspondence, Inter-Office
7 General Dir. Bus. Affairs Correspondence, Inter-Office
8 General Executive Director Correspondence, Inter-Office
9 General Fest./Spec. Events Correspondence, Inter-Office
10 General Library Correspondence, Inter-Office
11 General News & Info. Correspondence, Inter-Office
12 General Personnel Dept. Correspondence, Inter-Office
13 General Physical Plant Correspondence, Inter-Office
14 General Research Dept. Correspondence, Inter-Office
15 General Security Police Correspondence, Inter-Office
16 General Staff Correspondence, Inter-Office
17 General Switchboard Correspondence, Inter-Office
18 General UT System Correspondence
19 General Warehouse Correspondence, Inter-Office
20 Personnel Manual white notebook
21 Systems Approach to Management black notebook
22 That New Woman
23 Texas Folklife Festival Release Forms
24 Texas Folklife Festival '87 Radio Spot '87
25 Texas Folklife Festival '87 TFF Videotaping
26 Production 1981 Texas Folklife Festival PSA Videotape Audiotape Slideshow
27 Slide Show--Bicentennial
28 Slide Show--Spanish Ranching
29 Narrator's Script
30 Slide Show--Tigua
31 Slide Show--What is a Texan

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Audiovisual Materials, circa 2002

Box Folder
3 32 Videocassette, "Production Video", circa 2002
The video includes a note that reads, "Production Video: viewed at ITC staff meeting in Dec. 2002. Made to show ITC staff what Production does in the museum."
Note: The video's label contains a copyright date of 1999; however, this appears to be the copyright date for content that was written over.

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