University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Hispanic Research Center Records, 1990-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Hispanic Research Center
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Hispanic Research Center Records
Dates: 1990-1999
Creator Abstract: The Hispanic Research Center was formed at UTSA in 1989 with the mission to serve as a locus for interdisciplinary research focusing on Hispanic populations across the United States, concentrating on Texas and South Texas.
Content Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio Hispanic Research Center Records include reports and surveys that document the research activities of the Center between 1990-1999.
Identification: UA 14.02
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 Box)
Language: Materials are chiefly in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Hispanic Research Center was formed at UTSA in 1989 with the mission to serve as a locus for interdisciplinary research focusing on Hispanic populations across the United States, concentrating on Texas and South Texas. The Center was charged with facilitating collaboration among scholars, assisting with grant proposals, securing financial support for researchers, and disseminating grant and contract funding. Additional goals included hosting presentations and forums, as well as coordinating and hosting seminars and cultural activities.

The Center focused on seven major areas of research: social and political research focusing on socio/economic mobility, race and ethnic relations; Hispanic involvement in the political process and economic sectors; education research centered on the at-risk Hispanic students; health research investigating physical and mental health issues relevant to Hispanic populations, targeting specific concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, alcohol and drug abuse, and AIDS; historical and cultural research with the intent of broadening an understanding of Hispanic social and cultural traditions and institutions; United States and Mexico relations; linguistic research.

In 1991, The Hispanic Research Center worked in conjunction with the UTSA Library Special Collections to create the Mexican American Archives Collection, a compilation of primary source materials focusing on the contributions of Mexican Americans in San Antonio and South Texas after World War II. Contributors to the Archives included Judge Albert Pena, Jr., Bernardo Eureste, and Rosie Castro.

Dr. Jesse Zapata served as the Hispanic Research Center’s first Director (1989-1994) and was subsequently followed by Avelardo Valdez (1994-1999), Blandina "Bambi" Cardenas (1999-2000), Louis Mendoza (2000-2002) and Raymond T. Garza (2002-2003). On March 27, 2003 the Hispanic Research Center merged with the Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute to form the Culture and Policy Institute.

  • Source: Hispanic Research Center, "Homepage." Hispanic Research Center web site accessed November 29, 2012.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Hispanic Research Center Records include reports and surveys that document the research activities of the Center between 1990-1999. Included are 20 working papers and reports published by the Center between 1991-1999 related to the social, economic, and cultural activities of Hispanics in San Antonio and South Texas. The collection also includes reports, correspondence, and statistical data related to the Center's San Antonio Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE) project between 1992-1993.

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.


 

Arrangement

  • Series 1. San Antonio Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE) survey
  • Series 2. Reports

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on these materials.

Use Restrictions

No restrictions.


Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Hispanic Research Center.
Subjects
Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions.
Mexican-American Border Region--Politics and government.
Mexican American Border Region--Research.
Local Subjects
Mexican Americans
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA. Hispanic Research Center Records, UA 14.02, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Accession 2012-30 transferred from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts in April 2012. Publications transferred from UTSA Special Collections rare books in September 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, September 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

University of Texas at San Antonio: Hispanic Research Center Records

San Antonio Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE) survey
Reports
Box folder
1 1 Interim evaluation report, June 1993
2-3 Final evaluation report [2 copies], August 1993
4 Data analysis reports, August 1993
5 Evaluation indicators outline, 1992-1993
6 1989-1990 ACT/SAT scores for Bexar County, 1990
7 Correspondence, 1993
8 UTSA Hispanic faculty directory, undated
9 Personnel files, 1992
Reports
Box folder
1 10 "Background and demand for engineering training and need for engineers in South Texas" / by Lynda Y. de la Vina, Jesse T. Zapata, and Richard Harris. August 1991
11 "Evaluation of JTPA employment screening and training procedures" / by Richard A. Diem, Richard Lewis, Jr., Jesse T. Zapata, George E. Aalto, June 1992
12 "Background and interest in engineering, science and related careers in Bexar County schools" / by Jesse T. Zapata, Arthur Hernandez, Bertha Perez, September 1992
13 "Implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement for the South Texas Border infrastructure" / by Lynda Y. de la Vina, September 1992
14 "Use of substances among Mexican American fourth through sixth graders in San Antonio, Texas" / by Jesse T. Zapata, David S. Katims, June 1993
15 ""Prefiero espanol porque I'm more used to it" : code-switching and language norms in South Texas "/ by Robert Bayley, Jose Zapata, June 1993
16 "Hispanic women in Texas : an increasing portion of the underclass" / by Juanita M. Firestone, Richard J. Harris, June 1993
17 "Antecedents of substance use among Mexican American school-age children" / by Jesse T. Zapata, David S. Katims, June 1993
18 "Spatial origins of San Antonio's Mexican American population" / by Richard C. Jones March 1994
19 "A descriptive model for understanding the wider distribution and increasing influence of Hispanics in the American West" / by Terrence William Haverluk, August 1994
20 "Hispanic fourth graders' reading and study behaviors : the teacher's role in assessment "/ by Rosalind Horowitz, Lucy S. Frontera. August 1994
21 "The impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexican American workers in South Texas"/ by Avelardo Valdez, John P. McCray, and David Thomas. August 1994
22 "National Association of Latino Arts and Culture"/ by Avelardo Valdez. 1995
23 "A needs assessment of Mexican-American injecting and other drug use in San Antonio"/ by Avelardo Valdez. 1995
24 "Illegal drug use, alcohol, and violent crime among Mexican-Americans and white males"/ by Avelardo Valdez, Zenong Yin, Charles D. Kaplan, and Russell L. Curtis Jr. June, 1995
25 "Severe mental illness as perceived by Mexican American patients' families in South Texas" / by Maria Luisa Urdaneta, B. Anne Winkler, Delia Saldana, June 1995
26 "Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Bill : the roles of the House leadership and the Hispanic Caucus" / by Ronald M. Peters, Arturo Vega. June 1995
27 "Strategies for bilingual maintenance : case studies of Texas Latino families "/ by Robert Bayley, Sandra R. Schecter, Buenaventura Torres-Ayala, July 1996
28 "Cumulative voting and Latino representation : exit surveys in fifteen Texas communities" / Robert R. Brischetto and Richard L. Engstrom, July 1997
29 "Latina gender consciousness and the environmental movement in New Mexico "/ by Diane Michele Prindeville and John G. Bretting, February 1999
30 "Comparison of teacher perceptions to Mexican American and African American male students' perceptions of literacy tasks : educational implications" / by Carolyn Orange and Rosalind Horowitz, February 1999