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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Note to Researchers

Description of Series

Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project, 1997-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Archives for Research on Women and Gender.
Title: Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project
Dates: 1997-1998
Creator Abstract: In 1997 the Center for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG) and the Archives for Research on Women and Gender (ARWG) initiated an oral history project to go along with that year's Women's History Week then, which was "Telling Our Stories/Contando Nuestras Historias." Utilizing an advisory board , the CSWG and ARWG chose a select number of San Antonio women who have made significant contributions to the community.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, biographical information, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts. The interviews were conducted February through July of 1997.
Identification: MS 317
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (4 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

In 1997 the Center for the Study of Women and Gender (CSWG) and the Archives for Research on Women and Gender (ARWG) initiated an oral history project to go along with that year's Women's History Week then, which was "Telling Our Stories/Contando Nuestras Historias." Utilizing an advisory board , the CSWG and ARWG chose a select number of San Antonio women who have made significant contributions to the community.

CSWG contact was Linda Schott, Director. ARWG contact was Jill Jackson, Archivist. Interviews were conducted by Ruthe Winegarten, oral historian and author, and Tori Beckham-Wilson, historian and author.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, biographical information, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette and interview transcripts.

The interviews were conducted February-July of 1997.

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Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of July 2007 (Acc. 2007-096)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Some use copies are available in the collection.

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
Austin, Helen Cloud.
Briscoe, Hattie Elam. 1919-
Cockrell, Lila.
Dunlap, Lillian.
Fernandez, Rosita.
Hein, Nancy.
Hoyle-Gayden, Julia.
Jacobson, Helen G.
Lee, Amy Freeman.
Reed, Bonnie.
Sanchez, Graciela
Sinkin, Fay.
Spector, Rose.
Yu, Barbara.
Organizations
Woman's Club of San Antonio.
League of Women Voters of San Antonio.
Subjects
African American women--Interviews.
African American women--Texas--San Antonio.
Asian American women--Interviews.
Discrimination in employment--Texas--San Antonio.
Jewish women--Interviews.
Mexican American women--Interviews.
Mexican American women singers--Texas--San Antonio.
Non-profit organizations--Texas--San Antonio.
Social service--United States--Societies, etc.
Social workers, Black--Texas--San Antonio.
Voluntarism--United States.
Women and the military--United States.
Women civic leaders--Texas--San Antonio.
Women in politics--Texas--San Antonio.
Women in the performing arts.
Women lawyers--Texas--Bexar County.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs.
Genres/Formats
Oral histories.
Audiocassettes.
Correspondence.
Transcripts.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Oral History Interviews
Women

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Related Material

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections maintains the following related collections:

UTSA's Institute of Texan Culture's Library has an oral history interview with Lillian Dunlap available online.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Archives for Research on Women and Gender Project, MS 317, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Archives for Research on Women and Gender in 1997-1998.

Processing Information

More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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 Note to Researchers 

When available, electronic versions (PDF) of the interview transcripts have been provided.

In order to read and print the PDF document, you may need to download and install the free Adobe Reader.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Archives for Research on Women and Gender Oral History Project

Box
1 Olga M. Aguirre
In 1991 Aguirre, an AIDS activist, founded the Mujeres Project to provide a place where women of all cultures could obtain information and services involving HIV and family planning choices.
Topics: AIDS activism. Interview by Tori Beckman-Wilson.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
May 30, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassettes
[2 cassettes]
Box
1 Helen Cloud Austin
Retired social worker and community activist. The first African American professional hired at the San Antonio State Hospital (1965). Ms. Austin gained national recognition in 1984 when she received the Social Worker of the Year award for her accomplishments in the profession.
Topics: social work; discrimination. Interviewed by Tori Beckman-Wilson.
Correspondence and biographical information
May 27, 1997
Audio and Transcript
June 10, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[4 cassettes]
Box
1 Hattie Elam Briscoe
Attorney and lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The first African American to graduate from St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, TX (1956) and the first African American woman to practice law in Bexar County, TX. Topics: Wiley College in Marshall, TX; career; childhood; St. Mary’s Law School.
Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
February 21, 1997
Audio and Transcript
March 5, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[4 cassettes]
Box
1 Lila Cockrell
The first woman mayor of a major Texas city, Cockrell served as Mayor of San Antonio, Texas for three terms (1975-1981); member of San Antonio City Council from 1964-1972; Director of Development, San Antonio.
Topics: Women and politics; Mayor of San Antonio. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
April 9, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Lillian Dunlap
Nurse; Retired Brigadier General, Army. Only the second woman to become a general officer in the Army’s history; the first Texas woman to attain the status of brigadier general; inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame; Instrumental in founding the Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
Topics: Women and the military; Army Medical Department Museum Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
April 19, 1997
Audio and Transcript
June 19, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette
[2 cassettes]
Box
1 Rosita Fernandez
Rosita Fernandez, a long time San Antonian and pioneer of Tejano music, gained international fame as a recording artist and for performances on film, television, radio, and stage. Her career began in the 1920s and spanned over 60 years.
Topics: career; women and music. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
April 29, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
1 Nancy Hein
Member, Woman’s Club; businesswoman.
Topics: Woman’s Club of San Antonio. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
April 15, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette [1 cassette]
Box
2 Julia Hoyle-Gayden
Born in 1894, Hoyle-Gayden tells of her experience growing up and living in Texas as an African American. She began teaching in the 1920s, worked for the Republican Party, and was a civic activist.
Topics: National Council of Negro Women; political and social activism. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
May 13, 1997
Audio and Transcript
June 11, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[6 cassettes]
Box
2 Helen Jacobson
Civic activist (children’s and human rights issues)
Topics: Biographical information, volunteer and cancer work. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
Box
1 April 2, 1997
Transcript
Box
2 Amy Freeman Lee
Artist, animal rights activist.
Topics: Career as artist, writer; San Antonio community; animal rights. Interviewed by Tori Beckman-Wilson.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
June 12, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[3 cassettes]
Box
2 Bonnie Reed
Retired Judge; community volunteer.
Topics: Family law, politics in San Antonio, career. Interviewed by Tori Beckman-Wilson.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
July 17, 1997
Audio and Transcript
July 23, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[4 cassettes]
Box
2 Graciela Sanchez
Human rights activist; Executive Director, Esperanza Center.
Topics: Progressive activism in San Antonio. Interviewed by Tori Beckman-Wilson.
Correspondence and biographical information
June 10, 1997
Audio and Transcript
June 16, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[3 cassettes]
Box
2 Fay Sinkin
Civic activist (water issues); first woman elected director and Bexar County chair of the Edwards Underground Water District (1983-1989); first woman to serve on the Board of Health in San Antonio; former president of San Antonio Chapter of the League of Women Voters (1947).
Topics: Water issues; League of Women Voters. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
May 13, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[2 cassettes]
Box
2 Rose Spector
Texas State Supreme Court Judge.
Topics: Women and the legal profession; Texas Supreme Court; career. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
Box
1 April 7, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]
Box
2 Barbara Yu
Member, Woman’s Club; businesswoman.
Topics: Woman’s Club of San Antonio. Interviewed by Ruthe Winegarten.
Correspondence and biographical information
Transcript drafts
April 15, 1997
Audio and Transcript
Box
AV2 Audiocassette
[1 cassette]

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