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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

Original Deposit of April 2007 (Acc. 2007-037)

Deposit of April 2011 (Acc. #2011-042)

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Educational Programs Department Records, 1971-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Educational Programs Department
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures: Educational Programs Department Records
Dates: 1971-2004
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 Educational Programs Department, established as the Educational Services Department circa 1975, was responsible for creating and administering programs for visitors to the Institute of Texan Cultures museum, as well as for educational outreach programs for students and faculty. The department oversaw school group tours, teacher inservice workshops on Texas history and folk culture, and outreach initiatives.
Content Abstract: The collection includes instructional materials for K-12 students, departmental planning files, inter-office correspondence and memoranda, handbooks for Institute of Texan Cultures docents, letters from students and teachers, materials pertaining to teacher workshops hosted by the department, and assorted other materials. Also included are materials pertaining to the University of Texas at San Antonio's establishment of a downtown presence.
Identification: UA 15.01.08
Extent: 4.3 linear feet (3 Boxes + 1 oversize Box + 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 (ITC) Educational Programs Department, established as the Educational Services Department circa 1975, was responsible for creating and administering programs for K-12 visitors to the Institute of Texan Cultures museum, as well as for educational outreach programs for students and faculty. The department oversaw school group tours, teacher inservice workshops on Texas history and folk culture, and outreach initiatives. According to a 1978 budget planning document, the department's purpose was to fulfill the Institute of Texan Cultures' state mandate to "provide educational program and outreach materials for public schools and adults on the folk culture and history of Texas."

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 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 instructional materials for K-12 students, departmental planning files, inter-office correspondence and memoranda, handbooks for Institute of Texan Cultures docents, letters from students and teachers, materials pertaining to teacher workshops hosted by the department, and assorted other materials. Also included are materials pertaining to the University of Texas at San Antonio's establishment of a downtown presence.

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

Original Deposit of April 2007 (Acc. 2007-037)
Deposit in April 2011 (Acc. 2011-042)

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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. Educational Programs Department.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Museums--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Instructional materials.
Correspondence.
Memorandums.
Training manuals.
Local Subjects
Education/Educators
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 Educational Programs 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: Educational Programs Department Records, UA 15.01.08, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives from the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures in April 2007 (Acc. 2007-037) and April, 2011 (Acc. 2011-042).

Processing Information

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

Edited by Sean Heyliger, University Archivist in September, 2011.

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Inventory of the UTSA: Institute of Texan Cultures: Educational Programs Department Records

 

Original Deposit of April 2007 (Acc. 2007-037)

The accession includes instructional materials for K-12 students, departmental planning files, inter-office correspondence and memoranda, handbooks for Institute of Texan Cultures docents, letters from students and teachers, materials pertaining to teacher workshops hosted by the department, and assorted other materials. Also included are materials pertaining to the University of Texas at San Antonio's establishment of a downtown presence.
Box Folder
1 1 UTSA Downtown Presence
2 Class Photos--4th and 7th grades, 1989
3 Class Photos--4th grade, 1990
4 Class Photos--7th grade, 1990
5 Class Photos--4th and 7th grade, 1991
6-11 4th grade teaching unit plans, 1989
12-16 7th grade teaching unit plans, 1989
17 Katy, TX 7th grade, Corn Shuck Doll, 8/1986
18 Katy, TX 7th grade, Pioneer Tex-Kit Materials Source List, 8/1986
19 Katy, TX 7th grade, Woven Pouch--Weaving Activity, 8/1986
20 Northside 7th grade, Indian Photography Activity, 8/1986
21 Folk Medicine in Early Texas Tex-Kit Presentation/TEA Activity, In-service
22 Seguin--In-Service
23 Northside Teacher's Workshop
24 Correspondence, 1987-88 enrichment
25 TI-IN 1987-88 Enrichment
26 Love Letters--Exhibit Floor
27 Love Letters--Flex Plan
28 Love Letters--Outreach
29 Love Letters--Back 40
30 Learning About Learning [1 item removed to Box OM1]
31 Educational Programs Plans--Past Years
32 Program Plans, 1979-1980
33-34 Program Plans, 1980-1981
35 1978-79 Programs and Projections
36 Program Planning Purposes and Duties, Ed Program Dept
37 Program Planning Forms
38 Program Planning Miscellaneous
39 Plans
40 Job Description
41 Planning
42 Planning, 1982-84
43 Program Plans--Education Plans 1977
44 Texas Folklife Festival--Chuck Wagon
45 Texas Folklife Festival--Indian Tipi
46 Texas Folklife Festival--Schoolhouse
47 Texas Folklife Festival
48 Binder, ITC Docent Book
49 Binder, ITC Docent Handbook, 1977
50 Materials removed from ITC Docent Handbook, 1981-1983
Box
OM1 Binder, Institute on Texas History and Culture, for 4th and 7th Grade Teachers, 1988
Future/Past Booklet, 1972

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Deposit of April 2011 (Acc. #2011-042)

Curriculum Guides
Box
2 My Black Seminole Ancestors: Running to Freedom [two copies], 2004
From the Ground Up: West Texas Adobe [three copies], 1989
LaSalle in Texas: A Multicultural Historical Reenactment [two copies], 2000
Texans: A Story of Texan Cultures for Young People
Textbook [2 copies], 1988
Teacher's guide [2 copies], 1988
The Jewish Texans,
Teacher's guide, 1978
Panna Maria: The Heart of Polish Texan [three copies], 1991
People of the Sun: The Tiguas of Ysleta [two copies], 1994
Circle of Life: The Alabama Coushattas [two copies], 1992
Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas [three copies], 1994
El Día de los Muertos [three copies], 1993
From a Girl to a Woman: De Niña a Mujer [two copies], 2000
Teacher's guide [two copies] 2000
Videotapes [four copies], 1999
Treasure, People, Ships and Dreams [three copies], 1981
"I Remember...": The Impact of World War II on Children in Texas [three copies], 1995
Don Pedrito Jaramillo: Folk Healer [three copies], 1982
Grandmother's Tea: Mexican Herbal Remedies
Teacher's guide [three copies], 1979
Box
3 Slideshow and audiotape, 1979
Box
2 Symbols of Texas,
Teacher's guide [three copies] 1996
Box
3 Slideshow and audiotape, 1996
Box
2 The Chinese Texans [two copies], 1978
Many Faces, Many Places--One Texas,
Teacher's guide [two copies] 1996
Many Tricksters: Tales by Storytellers from the San Antonio Storytellers Association [two copies], 1996
The Mexican Texans, 1971
The Jewish Texans, 1974
Box
3 The Krueger Family: Texas Immigrants [two videotape copies], undated
Texas Missions and Landmarks, 1978
The English Texans, 1985
The Irish Texans, 1995
The Swedish Texans, 2000
The Japanese Texans, 1996
The Hungarian Texans, 1993
Exploration in Texas: Ancient & Otherwise [two copies], 1984
Texans One and All [two copies], 1998
Joe Beeler: In the Cradle of the Cattle Kingdom, 1985
Drawer
62 Texas Post Office Murals 1934-1943 posters, undated
Desert Farmers of Southwest Texas: The Mogollon Culture poster [four copies], undated
An Apache Encampment in the Texas Hill Country poster [four copies], undated
A Caddo Farming Community in East Texas poster [four copies], undated

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