University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Nubian Notes collection, 1994-1996 and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Porter, Arrie Barnes.
Title: Nubian Notes Collection
Dates: 1994-1996 and undated
Creator Abstract: Nubian Notes was a quarterly magazine published in San Antonio, Texas with a circulation of 3,500 that addressed the importance of history in the African American community. Eight volumes were published from 1995-1996 with Arrie Barnes Porter as editor and Nicholas Barrón II as graphic designer.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of 4 volumes of Nubian Notes, correspondence, advertising materials, photographs, news clippings and Arrie Barnes Porter's notebook.
Identification: MS 358
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Historical Note

Nubian Notes was a quarterly magazine published in San Antonio, Texas with a circulation of 3,500 that addressed the importance of history in the African American community. Each issue contained features as well as regular columns, including "Suggestions and Sage Tea," "The Beat Goes On," "African American Firsts," and book reviews. Eight volumes, dealing with themes like pride and self-reliance, were published from 1995-1996 with Arrie Barnes Porter as editor and Nicholas Barrón II as graphic designer.

Arrie Barnes Porter has a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Texas San Antonio. She has worked as a child advocate in juvenile court, a child protective specialist, in diversity training and as a speech writer for aspiring politicians. She is an author and poet.

Source: "Magazine celebrates heritage of blacks," Chuck McCollough, Northeast Sun, San Antonio Express-News, February 14, 1996.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 4 volumes of Nubian Notes, correspondence, advertising materials, photographs, news clippings and Arrie Barnes Porter's notebook.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Porter, Arrie Barnes.
Barrón, Nicholas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
African Americans
Publishing, Press, Printing

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Nubian Notes or Arrie Barnes Porter at the date of accessioning.

The final edition (Vol.2, No. 2) of Nubian Notes (August 1996) can be found in the San Antonio Black History Collection, maintained by UTSA Libraries Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nubian Notes Collection, MS 358, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated in August 2011 (2011-037) by Arrie Barnes Porter.

Processing Information

Collection encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator.


 

Nubian Notes collection

Box
1 Correspondence, 1994 and undated
Writing, undated
Advertising materials, undated
Photographs, undated
News clippings, 1996
Nubian Notes, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1995
Nubian Notes, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1995
Nubian Notes, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1995
Nubian Notes, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1996
Arrie Barnes Porter's notebook, undated
Interview with Stevie Wonder,1996
[audio cassette]