University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Bárbara Renaud González Papers, 1981-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: González, Bárbara Renaud, 1953-
Title: Bárbara Renaud González papers
Dates: 1981-2009
Creator Abstract: Bárbara Renaud González is a free-lance writer, journalist, and activist. In recent years, she has devoted most of her time to her writing endeavors, recently having her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? published. Her essays and articles have appeared in countless newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on television and radio, worked as a consultant and has been recognized on numerous occassions for her work as a writer and her civic involvement.
Content Abstract: Collection consists of Golondrina materials including manuscripts, chapters, notes, clippings, books, and other material used for research. A book proposal for Mestiza, Also included are columns and essays written by Gonzalez, journalism audio and video cassette tapes, floppy disks holding backups, correspondence, fliers and programs, and magazines.
Identification: MS 321
Extent: 15.3 linear feet (13 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Bárbara Renaud González is a free-lance writer, journalist and activist. She received her B.A. and Masters in Social Work and has done post-graduate work at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? was recently published making her the first Chicana author to be published by UT Press.

Since 1997, she has focused mostly on her writing starting with journalism, then essays, investigative articles, opinions, poetry and finally to writing a novel. For five years she wrote a column for the San Antonio Express-News . Her essays and articles have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including The Nation, The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and many others.

González has done consulting work for several organizations, including the Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice, the Chancellor for Community Development with Dallas County Community College District, Children’s Medical Hospital in Dallas, Texas and she was a special Projects Consultant for Sun Exploration and Production Company. She co-hosted “Between the Lines,” a weekly public television news show on KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas.

González’s commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and LatinoUSA and currently she is working on a Tex-Mex fairytale called “La Pinky” for which she received a literature grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio.

Her achievements include a Lifetime Achievement Award from La Raza Faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio. González has received the Inter-American Press Association Opinion prize, has been a finalist for six Katies in radio commentary and print, was recognized for the Legacy Award and received the Mexican-American Business and Professional Women’s Association Award for “Cultural Leader.” She was also the only Latina/Chicana on the Dallas Commission for Cultural Affairs and organized and led the effort to create the first Latino Cultural Center.

González currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Sources: Bárbara Renaud González's resumes (Box 2) and blog: Las True Stories of San Antonio, http://barbararenaud.blogspot.com, accessed October 19, 2009


Scope and Content Note

The Bárbara Renaud González papers spans the years 1981-2009 and contains manuscripts and parts of manuscripts of Golondrina, Why Do You Leave Me?, other research material, including clippings, books, magazines and notes, columns and essays written by Bárbara Renaud González as a journalist, video and audio commentaries, research material, fliers and programs from events González has participated in, correspondence and photographs and negatives. Also included are audiocassette tapes of radio programs González was on, VHS tapes with "The McCuistion Program,""Between The Lines," Sandra Cisneros, and Bárbara Renaud González, Inter-American Press Awards and González speaking at the Richland Literacy Fest, floppy disks holding backups, essays and other material.


 

Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of October 2009 (Acc. 2009-056)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials and electronic records 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.

Retains copyright on one folder titled “Rags” with unpublished background stories


Index Terms

Personal Names
González, Bárbara Renaud, 1953-
Organizations
Dallas County Community College District.
KERA-TV (Television station) Dallas/Ft. Worth.
National Public Radio (U.S.)
University of Texas Press.
Subjects
American literature--Mexican American authors.
Mexican American women authors.
Women authors, American--20th century.
Mexican Americans--Texas--San Antonio.
Women writers--Texas--San Antonio.
Authors--Texas--San Antonio.
Minority women--United States.
Mexican American women--Texas--Fiction.
Locations
Mexican-American Border Region--Fiction.
San Antonio (Tex)--Politics and government.
San Antonio (Tex)--Social conditions.
Genres/Formats
Manuscripts.
Clippings.
Essays.
Magazines.
Notes.
Fliers.
Programs.
Photographs.
Negatives.
Correspondence.
Floppy disks.
Audiocassettes.
VHS (TM).
Local Subjects
Mexican Americans
San Antonio Authors Collection

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Bárbara Renaud González at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bárbara Renaud González Papers, MS 321, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donation from Bárbara Renaud González in October 2009 (Acc. 2009-056).

Processing Information

The collection is in one accession (Acc. 2009-056) and has been encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Inventory of the Bárbara Renaud González Papers

 

Original Deposit of October 2009 (Acc. 2009-056)

The Bárbara Renaud González papers spans the years 1981-2009 and contains manuscripts and parts of manuscripts of Golondrina, Why Do You Leave Me?, other research material, including clippings, books, magazines and notes, columns and essays written by Bárbara Renaud González as a journalist, video and audio commentaries, clippings about her, notes, research material, fliers and programs from events González has participated in, correspondence and photographs and negatives. Also included are audiocassette tapes of radio programs González was on, VHS tapes with "The McCuistion Program,""Between The Lines," Sandra Cisneros, and Bárbara Renaud Gonzalez, Inter-American Press Awards and González speaking at the Richland Literacy Fest, floppy disks holding backups, essays and other material
Box
1 1996-2001 and undated
Contains clippings, programs, event fliers, Chicano photographs, and correspondence.
Box
2 1993-2006
Contains handwritten notes, clippings, correspondence, rough and final drafts of essays, articles and other writings by Gonzalez; event fliers, newsletters, newspapers, and programs.
Box
3 1991 -2004
Consists of , Golondrina manuscript, clippings, programs, newspapers, event fliers, poetry, photographs, booklets essays and articles written by Gonzalez; reviews of her books and essays.
Box
4 1981-2004 and undated
Includes handwritten notes, essays, whole and parts of the manuscript for Golondrina, and other manuscripts, correspondence, proposed book outlines, handwritten notes and handouts for a class, photographs, books and other publications, copy of mother's birth certificate.
Box
5 1997-2008 and undated
Includes, books, handwritten notes,Golondrina manuscript and galley and other manuscripts, some with edits and notes, Mexico travel book.
Box
6 1994-2003 and undated
Includes Golondrina manuscript and other material, other manuscripts with edits and notes and other writings, clippings, notes, photographs and correspondence, photographs, negatives, and other assorted material.
Box
7 1994-2004 and undated
Consists of proposed book outline, book proposal for Mestiza, essays, booklets, brochures, book: The Days of The Vaqueros by Russell Freedman, material and manuscripts for Golondrina, clippings, and other assorted material.
Box
8 2000-2009 and undated
Includes University of Texas press books, manuscript material for Golondrina and other manuscripts, clippings, essays, notes, and magazines.
Box
9 1998-2007 and undated
Consists of essays, photographs, manuscript material for Golondrina, clippings, a map, magazines, booklets, notes, photocopied book pages.
Box
OM1
includes two prints, photocopied pages from Music In The Twenty Republics and a metal figurine, undated
Box
AV1 1993-2001 and undated
Contains audio cassette tapes of radio programs plus 2 microcassettes.
Box
AV2 1992-1999 and undated
Floppy disks holding backups, essays and other material; VHS tapes with "The McCuistion Program,""Between The Lines," Sandra Cisneros, and Bárbara Renaud Gonzalez.
Box
AV3 1995-2002 and undated
Floppy disks holding backups, essays and other material, VHS tapes containing the Inter-American Press Awards and González speaking at the Richland Literacy Fest.