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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1. Professional Files

2. Education

3. Personal Files

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Joseph Michel Papers, 1929-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Michel, Joseph, 1922-2003
Title: Joseph Michel Papers
Dates: 1929-2000
Creator Abstract: Dr. Joseph Michel was the first Dean of Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Fulbright Scholar and lectured and contributed to programs in Chile, Denmark, England, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. He became UTSA's Dean of Multidisciplinary Studies in 1973, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Before coming to UTSA, Michel served as the director of the Foreign Language Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 1962-1973.
Content Abstract: The collection includes class notes and articles, videos, college papers written by Michel, syllabi, bibliographies, notes on lectures, photographs, clippings, correspondence, awards and other certificates of accomplishment, a gavel, and the blueprints of Michel's house.
Identification: UA 99.0002
Extent: 4.1 linear feet (6 Boxes + 1 oversize folder)
Language: Materials are chiefly in Spanish, with some materials in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Dr. Joseph Michel was the first Dean of Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was born in Autlan, Mexico, on March 19, 1922, and graduated from high school in Louisiana in 1939.

Michel received a B.A. degree from De La Salle University in Louisiana in 1944. In 1952, he received his M.A. degree from the Universidad Nacional de Mexico, and in 1961, he graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Ph.D. His graduate work focused on Spanish and Latin American literature.

Michel joined the University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1962 as director of the Foreign Language Education Center. He was a Fulbright Scholar and lectured and contributed to programs in Chile, Denmark, England, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. In 1973, Michel accepted a position as dean of the College of Multidisciplinary Studies and professor of Foreign Language Education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He remained at UTSA until his retirement in 1986.

Dr. Michel died on November 1, 2003.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged into three series: Professional Files, Education, and Personal Files.

The Professional Files series consists of teaching materials including lecture notes, syllabi, bibliographies, notes, sample literature, and videocassette tapes that were used for teaching in his lectures. The series also includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and brochures that document a large part of his professional activities outside of teaching.

The Education series includes Michel's college records, including class schedules and grades.

The Personal Files series comprises correspondence, photographs, blueprints of Michel's house, and other materials.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus, though off-site access is also available at UTSA's John Peace Library.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. Professional Files
Series 2. Education
Series 3. Personal Files

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some materials in the Professional Files series are restricted as noted in the inventory. Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for more information.

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
Michel, Joseph, 1922-2003.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio--Faculty.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
College teachers--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Universities and colleges--United States--Administration.
Language and languages--Study and teaching.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Texas--Education--Universities and colleges.
Genres/Formats
Syllabi.
Awards.
Blueprints.
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Lecture notes.
Clippings.
Programs.
Brochures.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
Education/Educators
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Separated Material

One book was removed from the collection and transferred to the UTSA Library Collection Development Department for possible inclusion in the general library collection or Special Collections:

Diaz-Plaja, Guillermo. Las Esteticas de Valle Inclan. Madrid: Editorial Gredos, S. A., 1965.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Michel Papers, UA 99.0002, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift to the University Archives from Sue Murray Ryan in 2004-2007 (Acc. 2004-059, 2004-062, 2007-084).

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, April 2009.

Processed and encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, June 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1. Professional Files

This series consists of teaching materials including lecture notes, syllabi, bibliographies, notes, sample literature, and videocassette tapes that were used for teaching in his lectures. The series also includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and brochures that document a large part of his professional activities outside of teaching.
The series is arranged into three subseries: Teaching Materials, Professional Activities, and Other Material.
Teaching Materials
Box Folder
1 1 Spanish Literature (Up to Siglo de Transicion) number 311, 1950-1963 and undated
2 Latin American Literature, 1951-1952 and undated
3 Spanish American Literature (1056A), 1956 and undated
4 Poetry, 1956 and undated
5 General Golden Age drama, 1955-1957 and undated
6 Romanticismo, 1955-1958 and undated
7 Dario, 1957 and undated
8 Drama, Summer 1957
9 Poetry, 1957 and undated
10 Poesia Espanola (La Metrica), 1957 and undated
11-12 Favorite selections, 1959-1982, 1997 and undated
13 FLEC (Foreign Language Education Center) [1 item removed to Box RM1], 1962-2000 and undated
Box Folder
2 1 Quotes on language, 1966-1984 and undated
2 Satira del Romanticismo de "Fray Gerundio" Teatro Social del Siglo XIX, 1977
3 Hispanic Literature: Spain, Spring 1984
4-7 Spanish Literature, 1984-1994
8 Romanticismo, 1986 and undated
9-10 Spanish Literature, 1988-1995 and undated
11-12 Spanish Literature to 1700, 1993-1994 and undated
Box Folder
3 1 Poems, sayings, etc., 1961-1966, 1995 and undated
2 Spanish Literature, 1996 and undated
3 Spanish 3313 Hispanic Literature I: Spain [1 item removed to Restricted Material, Box RM1], Fall 1997
4 Hispanic Literature lecture material, 1997-1998
5 El Siglo XVIII y Principio del XIX, 1998
6 La Generacion '98, undated
7 Spanish Literature (Siglo XVIII), undated
8 Spanish Literature, XVIII century, undated
9 La Literatura Espanola (Desde 1700 Hasta Principios del Siglo XX) volume II, undated
10 Superrealismo, undated
11-2 Realismo, undated
13-14 Naturalismo, undated
15 Ojeada Historica del Siglo XIX, undated
16 Classicismo - El Siglo XVIII y Principio del XIX, undated
17 FLEC (Foreign Language Education Center), undated
18 Versificacion Castellana, undated
19 El Soneto, undated
20 Modernismo, undated
21 Poesia Pura, undated
22 98ismo, undated
23 Nineteenth Century Spanish Verse, undated
24 Spanish Literature XVIII century, undated
25 Serranillas, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Cancioneros, undated
2 Juan Ruiz, Arciprestede Hita, El Libro del Buen Amor, undated
3 La Literatura Espanola, undated
4-5 Los Mesteres, undated
6 Villancicos, undated
7 Madrigal, undated
8 Romance, undated
9 Origenes del Espanol, undated
10 Posia Epica, undated
11 La Versificacion Castellana, undated
12 Siglo de Oro (Siglo XVI and XVII), undated
13 Poesia de Transicion (Siglo XV), undated
14 Juan Ruiz, Arciprestede de Hita (1283-1350), undated
15 Genero Lirico, undated
16 Genero Dramatico, undated
17 Genero Epico, undated
18 Poetas del Siglo XV, undated
19 Test 3313, undated
20 La Prosa del Periodo de Transicion (Siglo XV), undated
21 Los Romances (1474-1500), undated
22 La Prosa, undated
23 Gomez-Manrique, Jorge Manrique, Escualas Poeticas del Siglo XV, undated
24 Golden Age Licir Poetry, undated
25 Drama (Tragedia y Comedia), undated
26 Drama 306 ( 8603), undated
27 Videocassette "The House of Bermuda Alba," undated
28 Videocassette "Sanre y Arena," undated
Professional Activities
Box Folder
5 1 Newspaper clippings, 1959-1971 and undated
2 Programs, newsletters, etc., 1960-1973
3 Ultraismo Project - University of Texas Research Institute, 1963-1964
4 Photographs [some items removed to Box OM1], 1961, 1998 and undated
5-9 Travel
5 Fulbright grant (to lecture in Spain), 1963-1964
6 Chilean trip and reunion, 1962, 1999-2000
7 England, 1968-1969
8 Conference - Peru, 1973
9 Instituto Regiomontano Monterrey, Mexico, 1977-1981
Other Material
Box Folder
5 10 La Literatura Espanola des del 1900 Hasta Principios by Professor Joseph Michel, undated
11 Curriculum vitae, 1982
12 Awards and certificates [some items removed to Box OM1], 1978 and undated
13 Assorted material, 1978 and undated
Box Folder
OM1 1 SCOLT gavel (Souther Conference on Language Teaching), 1973
2 Awards and certificates, 1980 and undated,
3 Martin Fierro print, undated
4 Photograph, undated

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2. Education

This series includes Michel's college records, including class schedules and grades.
Box Folder
5 14 College records (grades, etc.), 1929, 1940-1961
15 Michel's Ph.D. graduation, May-June 1961

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3. Personal Files

This series comprises correspondence, photographs, blueprints of Michel's house, and other materials.
Box Folder
5 16 Photographs, 1994-1999 and undated
17 Assorted material, 1998-2000

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