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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Reverend Claude Black, April 11, 2006

Nancy Wright Brennan, April 1, 2006

Julian Castro, November 9, 2005

Rebecca Flores, March 31, 2006

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program Collection, 2005-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Title: College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program Collection
Dates: 2005-2006
Creator Abstract: The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 2000, following a restructuring of the university. As of 2009, the college comprises eleven departments. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program provides an opportunity for select students to conduct original oral history research.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, release forms, oral history recordings on audiocassette, and interview transcripts.
Identification: MS 314
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Historical Note

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at the University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 2000, following a restructuring of the university. As of June 2009, the college comprises eleven departments: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication, Philosophy and Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Political Science and Geography, Psychology, and Sociology.

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program provides a unique opportunity for select students to conduct original oral history research. Students must be upper division undergraduate studnets enrolled in majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) at UTSA to be eligible for the program.

COLFA Oral History Program students are trained in oral history research methodology and practice. Students meet with their faculty mentor on a weekly basis and complete a process paper when the project is finished. Complete oral history projects are deposited in the UTSA Archives.

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Scope and Content Note

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

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials 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
Black, Claude W., Jr., 1916-2009.
Brennan, Nancy Wright.
Castro, Julian, 1975-.
Harrington, Rebecca Flores.
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (San Antonio, Tex.)
San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society .
United Farm Workers of America--Officials and employees.
San Antonio (Tex.). City Council.
Subjects
African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--San Antonio--History.
African Americans--Interviews.
Agricultural laborers--United States--Labor unions--History.
Genealogy.
Labor leaders--United States.
Mexican Americans--Interviews.
Migrant agricultural laborers--Labor unions--United States.
Municipal government—Texas--San Antonio.
Segregation--Texas--San Antonio--History.
Women labor leaders--United States
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--Race relations--History.
Texas--Genealogy.
Genres/Formats
Oral histories.
Audiocassettes.
Correspondence.
Transcripts.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
African Americans
Mexican Americans
Oral History Interviews
San Antonio History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program Collection, MS 314, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donation from University of Texas at San Antonio College of Liberal and Fine Arts in 2005-2006 (Acc. 2007-124).

Processing Information

The collection is in one accession (Acc. 2007-124) and has been encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program Collection

 

Reverend Claude Black, April 11, 2006

Black was born in San Antonio on Nov. 28, 1916, the son of a Pullman porter and a housewife. After graduating from then-Douglass High School in 1933, he enrolled at St. Philip’s College. Black earned a bachelor’s degree in 1937 from Morehouse College. He served as pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church from 1949 until he retired in 1998 where he was a major force in ending segregation at lunch counters, theaters and other public accommodations in San Antonio. Black served on the San Antonio City Council from 1973 to 1977 and was its first black mayor pro-tem.
Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/obituaries/Rev_Claude_Black_dies_at_age_92.html (Accessed July 1, 2009).
Topics: childhood, segregation, racism, unions, career, Mt. Zion Baptist Church (San Antonio, Tex.)
Box
1 Administrative materials

Transcript
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AV1 Audiocassette

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Nancy Wright Brennan, April 1, 2006

Brennan has a B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and has does graduate study work in library science. She worked for the City of San Antonio's Parks and Recreation Department managing city landmarks. Brennan is an active member of numerous genealogical societies, including a role as President of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society from 1999-2003. She has presented programs of genealogical interest regionally, and has published articles in the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society's Our Heritage and the Texas State Genealogical Society's publication Stripes.
Topics: Genealogy, local genealogical societies and projects
Box
1 Administrative materials

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette

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Julian Castro, November 9, 2005

Castro, and his twin brother Joaquin, were born to Rosie Castro, a San Antonio community activist, in 1975. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, in San Antonio. Castro earned his undergraduate from Stanford in 1996 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2000. In 2001 he was elected, the youngest person ever, to the San Antonio City Council. In 2005 Castro ran an unsuccessful campaign for San Antonio Mayor, but was successful in 2009.
Topics: Education, politics, career
Box
1 Administrative materials

Transcript
Box
AV1 Microcassette

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Rebecca Flores, March 31, 2006

Flores grew up in a Texas migrant worker family in Atascosa County. She graduated Fox Tech High School in San Antonio. After working in a civil service job for the Army, she earned an undergraduate degree in sociology from St. Mary's University and a master's degree in community organizing from the University of Michigan in 1972. She returned to south Texas in 1973 and began working for the United Farm Workers. Cesar Chavez appointed Flores state director in 1975. In her work with UFW, Flores has organized farm workers, provided services, led boycotts and union political campaigns, and lobbied the Texas Legislature, winning enactment of important legislation on workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, field sanitation, minimum wage, pesticide right-to-know and abolition of the short-handled hoe.
Topics: childhood, activism, unions, women's rights, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers
Box
1 Administrative materials

Transcript
Box
AV1 Audiocassette

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