University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Institute of Texan Cultures Library Records, 1965-2010



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Library
Title: Institute of Texan Cultures Library Records
Dates: 1965-2010
Creator Abstract: The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. The ITC Library was established in 1965 as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by researchers preparing exhibits for the Texas Pavilion.
Content Abstract: Collection includes reports, accession books, donor files, correspondence, grant files, and policies and procedures manuals created by the Institute of Texan Cultures' Library between 1965-2010.
Identification: UA 15.01.06
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Historical Note

The Institute of Texan Cultures was established by the Fifty-ninth Legislature on May 27, 1965. The agency was directed to develop and implement an appropriate plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68 to plan exhibits related to the history of Texas, its development, resources, and contributions; and to design and erect a building suited to housing these exhibits, giving due consideration to its utility for state purposes after the fair. The institute, a permanent state agency located on HemisFair grounds in San Antonio, was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas. While not a museum, the institute displayed relics, artifacts, and personal memorabilia, but only those that had a direct connection with telling the story of the people in each ethnic group. The exhibits made use of sound, color, movement, and atmospheric design. R. Henderson Shuffler guided the research projects and formed the original staff. (Source: Tiller, David C. "University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures," Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/UU/kcu25.html. Accessed 17 September 2008.)

The Institute of Texan Cultures Library was established in 1965 as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by researchers preparing exhibits for the Texas Pavilion.


Scope and Content Note

Collection includes reports, accession books, donor files, correspondence, grant files, and policies and procedures manuals created by the Institute of Texan Cultures' Library between 1965-2010.

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


 

Organization of Collection

Series 1. Original Deposit of October 2011 (Acc. 2012-049)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus.

Usage Restrictions

RESTRICTED: Gift and donor records are closed to patron use.


Index Terms

Organizations and Conferences
University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures. Library.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio.
Subjects
Museum exhibits--Texas.
Museums--Educational aspects.
Museums--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA. Institute of Texan Cultures Library Records, UA 15.01.06, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Institute of Texan Cultures Library in October 2011 (Acc. 2012-049).

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, University Archivist, August 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Original Deposit of October 2011 (Acc. 2012-049)

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1972-1982
2 Videotape log sheet, undated
3 Loan agreements, 2006-2007
4 Transfer of equipment, 2006-2007
5 Texas ethinic newspapers list, 1977-1983
6 Cataloging, 2001-2006
7 Accession book, 1972-1986
8 Accession book, 1972-1997
9 Library staff meeting notes, 2005-2007
10 Library policies and procedures manual, circa 1978
11 Library policies and procedures manual, March 1982
12 Library policies and procedures manual, circa 1995
13 Library policies and procedures manual, 2010
14 Docents, 2000-2006
15 Alamo Victory or Death discs, 1996
16 Library materials checked in, 2001-2010
17 Quick reference, 1968
18 Express-News check out, 2005-2011
Box Folder
2 1 Newspapers (pallets), 1988
2 Ethnic and cultural organizations, 1995-2002
3 CORAL, 1990
4 Monthly reports, 1996
5 Quarterly reports, 1989-1990
6 Donations, 2006-2007
7 Acknowledgement-gifts, 1996-1997
8 Deed of gifts, 1980-1998
9 Deed of gifts, 1999-2004
10 Deed of gifts, 2007
11 Deed of gifts, 2008-2010
12 Memorial contributions, 1988-1990
13 Bob Brinkerhoff book endowment, 1979-2006
14 Library automation/photo digitization proposal, undated
15 Texas Historical Records Advisory Board grants, 1997-1998
16 Learn about history through photographs grant proposal, 2006
17 TexTreasures grants, 2009
18 Yearly reports, 1981-1994
19 Book purchases, 2005-2006
20 Book purchases, 2006-2007
21 New librarian, 2005
22 Endowments, 2005
23 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership grant, 2001
24 MCI Foundation Digital Archive Restoration on a Web Integrated Network grant proposal, 1998
25 San Antonio Area Foundatino grant proposal, 2000-2001
26 National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposal, 2002
27 National Publications and Historical Records Commission grant application, circa 1988
28 Newspapers Galveston and Dallas, 1997-2001
29 Dallas Morning News, 1971
30 Newspaper give away, 1979-1980
31 Newspapers, 1997
32 Dall Morning News gift, 2000
33 San Antonio Light donation of bound volumes, 1997
34 Newspaper inventory, 1997
34 Finding aids, 2004
34 Newspaper hard bound gifts, 1971
34 La Prensa, 2000
35 Oral history program, 2005-2012
36 Zintgraff and San Antonio Light collections, 1979-1981
Box Folder
3 1 Texas Commission on the Arts grant, 1982-1983
2 Spanish treasure exhibit, 1977
3 Texas Committee for the Humanities grant, The Working Cowboy, 1983
4 Texas Committee for the Humanities grant, Texas Myths, 1983-1984
5 Texas Committee for the Humanities grant, Elisabet Ney, 1980-1981
6 Texas Committee for the Humanities grant, Crossroads of Empire film, 1980-1981
7 Technical assistance program, 1982
8 Sid W. Richardson Foundation, 1982
9 Texas Committee for the Humanities grant, American Cowboy, 1983-1984
10 L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, 1983-1984
11 Budget for books, 1994
12 Budget for books, 1995
13 Budget for books, 1999-2000
14 Budget for books, 2000-2001
15 Budget for books, 2001-2002
16 Budget for books, 2002-2003
17 Petty cash, 1994-2002
18 Budget, 2005-2009
19 Intern file, 1983-1994
20 Photolibrary procedures, 1997-2002
21 Monthly reports, 1997
22 Working list of ITC exhibits, projects, publications, presentations, and events, circa 1995
23 San Antonio Magazine index, 1965
24 Index of San Antonio pictorial publications early 20th century, 2004
25 Periodical index, 1994
26 Inventory-microfilm, undated
27 Inventory-James McGuire collection, undated
28 Inventory-periodicals, 1997
29 Finding aids, undated
30 Files index v24-v40, undated
31 J.H. Savage Collection, 1972
32 Reflections on Texas tape inventory, undated
33 Special collections, 1998
34 McGuire, J. Patrick inventory, undated
35 ITC photograph collection catagories, undated
36 San Antonio Express News old bound volumes, 1997-2002
37 Sanborn maps, 1996
38 Flatfile project, 1998
39 Meusebach collection-appraisal, 1973
40 Sterling collection-appraisal, 1971
41 Copyright law-interpretations general, 1978-2001
42 Holmesly project, undated
43 Oral history, undated
44 Vertical files, 1997-1998
45 Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative, 2007
46 Automation hardware, 2002
47 Japanese Texans, 1996-1997
48 Cold room, 2005-2009
Box Folder
4 1 Cold room move, 1988-1993
2 Photographic collections legal issues, 1989-1998
3 Library photo database project, 1996-1997
4 Inventory-Zintgraff, 1989
5 Zintgraff box list, 1989, 2002
6 Zintgraff storage, 1989
7 Zintgraff accession log, 2008
8 Goals, 1993
9 San Antonio Express News policy, 1980-1998
10 San Antonio Light permission forms, 2003-2008
11 San Antonio Light C.O.P.S. prints, 1994
12 Photos-statistics and information, 1994
13 Photo collection, 1991
14 Photo sales, 1997-2008
15 Online sale, 2008
16 Photography collection assessment report for the Institute of Texan Cultures, 1998
17 Photo Heritage Day, 2003
18 Photo Heritage Day, 2005
19 Photo Heritage Day, 2007
20 Photo Heritage Day, 2008
21 Photo Heritage Day, 2009
22 Outreach, 2008-2009
23 Subject lists for 1969 photographs, undated
24 Price lists photographs, 1991-2002
25 Exhibit, 2006
26 Faces with Names permissions, 2010
27 Authors and publishers, 1995-2010
28 Donor files [restricted], undated
29 University of Texas at San Antonio Archives disaster plan, 2002
30 UTSA Library, undated
31 Strategic planning documents, 2009-2010
32 Emergency plan, 2000
33 Emergency plan, 2006
34 Reinventing the exhibit floor: a report of the exhibit floor task group, 1998-04-21
35 Production, 2007
36 Programs, 2006
Publications
Box folder
4 37 Copyright registration forms A-J, 1979-1996
38 Copyright registration forms K-S, 1979-1995
39 Copyright registration forms T-Z, 1978-1995
40 ISBN, 1978-1995
41 Copyright applications in progress, 1995
42 Library of Congress numbers, 1987-1988
43 Library of Congress completed, 1991
44 NICEM forms completed films, undated
45 NICEM forms completed slideshows, undated
46 NICEM forms completed filmstrips, 1980
47 Lifetimes radio series, 1993-1997
48 Exhibits/publications, undated
49 ITC publications, 1996-1997
Texas Folklife Festival
Box folder
4 50 O.T. Baker, 2006
51 Colgate-Palmolive, 1990
52 Those Kind of Times: Afro-American Communities in Houston A Special Project of the 1986 Texas Folklife Festival, 1986
53 Texas Folklife Festival, 1995
53 Dr. Ricardo Romo, 2006
54 Zaffarini, Judith Senator, 2008