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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Original Deposit of February 2013 (Acc. 2013-013)

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Leticia Van de Putte papers,1957, 1990-2012 and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Van de Putte, Leticia.
Title: Leticia Van de Putte papers,
Dates: 1957, 1990-2012 and undated
Creator Abstract: Leticia Van de Putte has been a member of the Texas Legislature since 1991. First as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (District 115) and then as a member of the Texas Senate (District 26).
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and awards.
Identification: MS 406
Extent: 15 linear feet (12 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Leticia Van de Putte was the oldest of five children born to Daniel and Isabel San Miguel, a ninth-generation Tejano family with a ranching history from Eagle Pass. She grew up on San Antonio's Westside neighborhood and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1973. While in the pharmacy program at the University of Houston, she married Pete Van de Putte and transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated in 1979. Van de Putte returned to San Antonio and worked at her grandfather's pharmacy before opening own pharmacy in the Loma Park area of San Antonio.

Van De Putte was a precinct chair in 1990 when state Rep. Orlando Garcia, a family friend, decided to run for the 4th Court of Appeals, leaving his seat open. Van de Putte filled the position. In 1993, she was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She remained in the state's House of Representatives until 1999, when she was elected to the state senate for the 26th District in a special election. In 2003, she was appointed Chair of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus, a position she held until 2011. Van de Putte served as co-chair of the Democratic National Convention in 2008. She is chair of the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee, and is a member of the senate committees on Education, State Affairs and Business and Commerce. She is co-chair of the Joint Committee on Human Trafficking. In November 2013, Van de Putte announced that she would be running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas in the 2014 elections.

Sources:

  • A brief history of Leticia Van De Putte, Sarah Tressler, June 26, 2013. San Antonio Express-News. [http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/A-brief-history-of-Leticia-Van-De-Putte-4624083.php, retrieved February 19, 2014]
  • Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor: About [http://www.leticiavandeputte.com/about/, retrieved February 19, 2014]

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and awards.

This collection does not include official records from the political offices held by Leticia Van de Putte.

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Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of February 2013 (Acc. 2013-013)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

This collection is currently 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.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Van de Putte, Leticia.
Subjects
Hispanic American politicians--Texas--San Antonio.
Hispanic American women legislators--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Women legislators--Texas.
Women politicians--Texas.
Locations
Bexar County (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
Mexican Americans
Politics/Politicians
Women

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Leticia Van de Putte at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leticia Van de Putte papers, MS 406, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donation from Leticia Van de Putte in February 2013 (Acc. 2013-013).

Processing Information

The collection is in 1 accession (Acc. 2013-013) and has been inventoried by Melissa Gohlke, Collections Assistant, and encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the Leticia Van de Putte papers

 

Original Deposit of February 2013 (Acc. 2013-013)

Box
1 Leticia Van de Putte's fifth annual 39th birthday photograph album, 1997
Leticia Van de Putte's sixth annual 39th birthday photograph album, 1998
Birthday party photograph album, undated
Leticia Van de Putte's seventh annual 39th birthday photographs, 1999
Van de Putte at Salute to Higher Education, 1996
Box
2 Photographs Van de Putte with others, 2004-2007 and undated
Leticia Van de Putte's birthday party photographs, undated
Photographs of Van de Putte with others including politicians, celebrities, family members, 2004-2007 and undated
Van de Putte portraits, 1996 and undated
Photographs from Senator Leticia Van de Putte's annual golf classic, 2004-2005
Photographs Leticia Van de Putte's third annual 39th birthday, 1995
Matted photographs of Van de Putte with others, 2006-2009 and undated
Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 2005-2010
Box
3 Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 2005-2010
Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 1990-1993
News clippings, 2008
Congratulations letters, 2008
Matted official photographs, 2001 and undated
Photographs, 1991-1993
Leticia Van de Putte's eighth annual 39th birthday, 2000
1999 camp for Senate, 1999
Box
4 Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 1993-1999
Box
5 Photographs, 2007 and undated
Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 2007-2012
Box
6 Assorted documents including awards, correspondence and clippings, 1999-2001
Box
7 News clippings, 2003
Texas 11 News Clips, July 29-August 5, 2003
Texas 11 News Clips, August 12, 2003-August 27, 2003
Letters and cards, undated
Letters, cards and photographs, 2005-2009 and undated
Metal plaque of appreciation, 2000
Resolution honoring Van de Putte, undated
Death of grandmother condolences, 2003
"Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention" response for review, 2010
National Assessment Government Board quarterly meeting, November 18-20, 2010
Box
8 Photographs and news clippings, 2002-2009
Box
9 Photographs, news clippings, articles, event fliers, cards, correspondence and press releases, 2006
Photographs, news clippings, articles, event fliers and cards, 2007
Photographs, news clippings, articles, event fliers and cards, 2008
Book entitled, Leinster House, 2000
State official license plates, 2 sets, 2004
The Texas Capitol: Symbol of Accomplishment Sixth Addition, 1991
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1995
Official Delegates visit to the 300th opening of the Scottish Parliament, October 2004
Photographs from NCSL trip to Brazil, undated
Visit to Israel/Israel Jewish Federation materials, August 2004
Family English, Family Spanish videocassette, February 28, 2000
Senator Leticia Van de Putte videocassette, undated
Margie Becker & Associates-Message Audience & Presentation - Leticia Van de Putte videocassette, October 26, 2009
Margie Becker & Associates - Leticia 2000 videocassette, 2000
Margie Becker & Associates - Leticia Van de Putte "My Kids," videocassette, October 19, 1999
Senator Gallegos & the Texas Truth Squad at the DNC videocassette, undated
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, holiday greeting videocassette, December 2002
Montgomery & Associated-Summer 2002 demo videocassette, June 25, 2002
Box
10 Van de Putte and others photographs, 2003
Happy birthday certificate from Lt. Gov. state of California, December 6, 2000
Texas Senators, March 29, 2002
Guest and visitor registers, 1991-2012
Photograph album - style show fundraiser, Oak Hills Country Club, November 10, 2002
Scrapbook pages including cards, letters, articles, pictures, fliers, 2011-2012
Program for senior executives in state and local government, week 1 and 3, Harvard University, June 1993
Mascot certificates for Van de Putte children, undated
Assorted certificates, 1991-2011
Map of Texas House of Representatives, undated
News clippings, 1993
Photographs and news clippings, 1957 and undated
Box
OM1 Framed poster, undated
Signed menu, undated
Clippings with notes, photograph 1991, 1999
State legislature posters, 1991, 2003
Certificates, 1998-2012
Photographs, undated
Scrapbook, 1999-2002
Artifacts, ephemera, undated
Box
OM2 Photographs, Van de Putte with others at Texas State Legislature, 2001, 2011 and undated
Drawer
47 District 11 maps on foam core, 1995-1998
Drawer
48 Framed news clippings, 2003

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