University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Campus Activity Board Records, 1978-2006

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Campus Activity Board
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Campus Activity Board Records
Dates: 1978-2006
Abstract: The Campus Activities Board is a student-led organization that organizes campus activities and events for UTSA students.The records of the Campus Activities Board span the years 1978 through 2006 and document the planning and implementation of campus programs aimed at providing an active campus life for the campus community.
Identification: UA 02
Extent: 5.6 linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) began in 1979 when five students formed the University Center Promotions Board (UCPC). In 1980, the UCPC changed its name to the University Center Program Council and planned university center programs and activities and received funding through the university center fee. In 1991, the University Center Promotions Board changed its name to the Campus Activities Board and expanded its programs to include all campus-wide activities. The Campus Activities Board is currently a student-led organization that organizes campus activities and events for UTSA students, most notably organizing Fiesta UTSA in April and BestFest in October. Other CAB programs include weekly coffee house events, Friday and Saturday night movies, and late-night programming such as poetry jams, comedians, magicians, and musicians. The Campus Activities Board continues to receive funding through the university center fee which is paid by students each semester. The Campus Activity Board is directed by a staff advisor, the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Student Programs. CAB student members serve on one of six committees with each committee led by a Committee Chair, Assistant Chair, and Program Assistant.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of constitution and bylaws, officer applications, correspondence, financial reports, entertainers' and vendors' contracts, and booth applications. The collection is organized into four series: Administrative files, BestFest, Fiesta UTSA, and Programs event files. Administrative files contain 1.5 ft. with a date range of 1978-2006; BestFest files contain 1.75 ft. and have a date range of 1979-2005; Fiesta UTSA files encompass 1.5 ft. with a date range from 1978-2005; and Programs event files contain 1.5 ft. and range from 1989-2005. The collection contains documents that reflect the development and operations of student-run organizations at UTSA.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Hemisfair Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.


I. Administrative files
II. BestFest
III. Fiesta UTSA
IV. Program files


Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on these materials.

Usage Restrictions

Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for further information about copyright issues and permission to publish items from this collection.

Index Terms

Student activities--Texas--San Antonio.
Student unions--Texas.
University of Texas at San Antonio--Students.
Universities and colleges--History.
College students--Texas--San Antonio--History--20th century.
University of Texas--San Antonio. Campus Activities Board.
Student activities--Finance.
College students--Social networks.
Texas--San Antonio.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Texas at San Antonio: Campus Activity Board Records, 1978-2006 , UA 02, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Accession 2010-033 transferred to UTSA Libraries Special Collections in July, 2010.

Processing Information

Created by James Geiger, November, 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative files

1 Student Union Board,1978-1979
University Center Advisory Committee rosters,1980-1990
Applications for University Center Program Council,1991
Faculty memoranda,1991
University Center Program Council selection, 1991
Work schedule,1991
University Center Program Council executive members,1991-1992
Committee applications,1991-1992
Welcome letters,1992-1993
Phone list,1993-1994
Officer mini-retreat,1993
Officers phone list,1995
Donation process,1996
Physical plant information,1997
Entertainment planning,1997
Membership shirts,1997
Constitution revisions,1997-1998
Officer recommendations,1998
Board minutes,1998-1999
Constitution ballot,1998
Fall retreat,1998
Retreat contract,1998
Fall Retreat contract,1998
Scrap book,1999
Interview forms,2001
Fall retreat,2002
Getting involved,2002
Vendor fair meeting,2003
Financial reconciliations,2002-2003
Giveaways list,2003
National Association for Campus Activities,2002
Night In UTSA,2002
Officer candidates,2002
2 National Association of Campus Activities,2004
National Association for Campus Activities national convention,2005
Purchase request authorization,2005
Eight habits,2005
Procard log I,2005
Procard log II,2005
Procard log III,2005
Procard log IV,2005
National convention registration,2006
Phone voicemail,2006
Scheduling worksheet,undated


2 BestFest Themes,1979
BestFest '80,1980
BestFest '82,1982
BestFest '83,1983
BestFest '84,1984
Bestfest '85,1985
BestFest '86,1986
BestFest '87,1987
BestFest '88,1988
BestFest '89,1989
BestFest '91,1991
BestFest Bands,1991
BestFest '92,1992
3 Memoranda,1996
Kid Cardova,1996
Joe Cohen,1996
Mei Sun Tai, 1996
Correspondence rule book,1998
Contracts vendors,1998
Booth applications,1998
Booth statistics,1998
Entertainments solutions,2001
Phil Chancellor,2001
Jay Tope,2001
PPP, Inc.,2001
ScreamFest I,2002
ScreamFest II,2002
Work order requests,2002
Returned deposits,2002
Booth judging,2003
Nightmare on Rowdy Street,2003
Booths, 2003
Rowdy Potter I,2003
Rowdy Potter II,2004
Rowdy Potter III, 2005

Fiesta UTSA

3 Student organization's applications,1978
Student organization's booths,1980
Student organization's booth sales,1986
Routing slip,1979
Booth locations,1981
Student organization's sales,1983
Student organization's sales,1984
Sales tax,1987
Local funds voucher,1988
Booth applications,1989
Booth forms,1989
Booth information,1989
Booth information,1990
4 Fiesta San Antonio,1990
Fiesta royalty,1990
Guest list,1990
Fiesta ceremony,1991
Fiesta planning,1991
Fiesta Commission,1991-1992
Fiesta Commission,1992-1993
Guest information,1992
Parade information,1992
Booth information,1992
River parade,1992
Fiesta royalty notes,1995
After-action information,1995
Fiesta rules and regulations,1995
Script for opening ceremony,1995
River parade,1993
Fiesta royalty notes,1995
After-action information,1995
Festival rules and regulations,1995
Script for opening ceremony,1995
Booth rentals,1996
Festival rulebook,1996
Fox Trot Band,1997
Balloon artist,1997
The Raintree,1997
Festivals committee,1998
Art Template,1998
Fiesta commission,1998
Duty rosters,1998
Welcome ceremony,1998
Fiesta caliente,1999
River parade,2001
Fiesta San Antonio Commission,2001
5 Fiesta San Antonio Commission,2002
Spinning Gold DJ,2002
Compliance form,2002
Booth application I,2002
Booth application II,2002
Booth application III,2002
Booth information,2003
Booth applications I,2004
Booth applications II,2004
Item financial report,undated

Program files

5 Collegiate Bridge,1989
Association of College Unions regionals,1992
Association of College Unions regionals,1993
Association of College Unions regionals,1995
Spring Spectacular,1995
George Gayton,1997
Bill Fry comedy,1998
Trent Graphics,1998
Alicia Quintana,1998
Carlos Mencias,1998
Double 8,2001
"Reason to Believe",1998
Deanna Latson,2001
Lady Jane Grey,2001
Earl Robinson,2001
D Street Pep Rally,2001
Jay Tope,2001
Tim Young,2001
Outcast Survivor,2001
Mariachi Festival,2001
Mexico & Spain,2001
Creative Concepts,2001
Roadrunner Camp,2001
Rob Paravonian,2002
Night In UTSA-Jay Tope,2002
Night In UTSA Forward/Backward,2002
Night In UTSA Texas Tall Boys,2002
Night In UTSA - Meek,2002
6 Week of welcome,2002
Homecoming planning,2002
Open mic night,2002
Celebrity look-alike,2002
Poetry Slam,2002
Dierda Flint - Women's Week,2002
Movie night,2002
Howdy Rowdy Bash,2002
Casino Day,2002
Casino Day,2003
Drag queen bingo2002
Pep rallies,2003
Under the radar,2003
Mini Cooper,2003
Night In UTSA,2003
Open mic night,2003
Poetry slam,2003
Music & Arts Festival,2003
Coffeehouse-film festival,2003
Pinata break out,2003
Music and Arts Festival,2003
Howdy Rowdy Bash,2003
Stop Out the Violence,2003
Latino Heritage Pride Week,2003
Week Of Welcome,2003
Performance Café,2003
Black history coffee house,2003
Dolores Huerta,2003
GLBT movie series,2003
GLBT pride week,2003
Asian Pacific Islander,2003
Pep rally2003
UTSA school pride,2003
The Griot,2004
Pep rallies,2004
Bridge of Love,2004
Attendance game,2004
Fountain tradition,2004
Spring break,2004
Black Heritage Week,2004
Night In UTSA,2004
Movie night,2004
Murder mystery,2004
Night In UTSA,2004
Movie night,2004
Murder mystery,2004
World AIDS Day,2004
Asian Tea Party-coffeehouse,2004
Thursday night live-coffeehouse,2004
Umoja event-coffeehouse,2004
Karaoke night,2004
Outdoor movie,2005
Casino night,2005