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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Susan Fifer Papers, 1983-2011

Austin History Center

Susan Fifer Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Fifer, Susan, 1953-
Title: Susan Fifer Papers
Dates: 1983-2011
Dates (Bulk): 2000-2009
Abstract: Susan Fifer is an active member within the Austin, Texas Filipino community and worked at Seton Hospital for over thirty-five years as a Stroke Coordinator. The organizational papers, marketing material, newspaper clippings and photographs in this collection document the professional and community activities of Susan Fifer from 1983 to 2011.
Accession number: AR.2012.029
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Susan Tolentino Fifer

Susan Tolentino Fifer was born in the Philippines in 1953 and immigrated to Ennis, Texas in the 1970s to pursue a career in nursing. It was in Ennis where she met her husband John Fifer and the couple later moved to Austin, Texas in 1980. She worked at Seton Hospital for over thirty-five years as a Stroke Coordinator. She has been recognized as Nurse of the Year and in 2002 Susan was sent to the Philippines to recruit a class of 55 nurses to work for the Seton Healthcare Network. Susan Fifer is an active member within Austin’s Filipino community, and has served as the President of both the Austin Filipino-American Association and the Network of Asian American Organizations. Through her community work she has orchestrated cultural celebrations, health fairs for the Asian American community, and was part of the advocacy team in favor of building the Asian American Resource Center for the City of Austin, which was successfully funded and opened to the public in 2013.

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Scope and Contents

The Susan Fifer Papers consists of approximately 150 printed items and 15 photographs. The collection documents the professional and community organizing work of Susan Tolentino Fifer from 1998 to 2011. The collection includes textual research on the Philippines, clippings and brochures related to Susan’s work with the Seton recruitment program for Filipino nurses, as well as Austin Filipino-American Association fliers, correspondence, and administrative records. The photographs in the collection capture Filipino cultural events as well as Susan Fifer’s family and friends.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fifer, Susan.
Olivarez, Alegria.
Barnes, Marites.
Baumgart, Raylene.
Pisuena, Roscell.
Knezevich, Joy.
Watson, Kirk.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Filipino-American Association.
Network of Asian American Organizations.
Asian Family Support Services of Austin.
Asian American Resource Center (AARC).
Seton Hospital.
Austin Hindu Temple.
Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Subjects
Associations, institutions, etc--Texas--Austin .
Cultural arts--Texas--Austin.
Filipino Americans--Texas--Austin.
Medicine--Texas--Travis County--History.
Immigrants--Texas--Austin.
Asian Americans--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Philippines.
Document Types
Administrative records.
Brochures.
Bylaws.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Fliers.
Membership lists.
Color photographs.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 976.400495 AS Irwin Tang, Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives.2007..
  • A 976.400495 BR Marilyn Dell Brady, The Asian Texans.2004.

Periodicals


  • Austin Balita (November 1998-October2008) 26 issues

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Asian American Employee Network (AAEN) A7000 (8) T
  • AF Subject - Asian American Resource Center (AARC) A7000 (6) T
  • AF Subject - Asian Americans - Filipinos A7015
  • AF Biography - Fifer, Susan

Archives & Manuscripts


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Separated Material

General Collection


  • Austin Hindu Temple Inauguration Souvenir. 2007.

Periodicals


  • Austin Balita.
  • Texas Business Symposium Programs. 2004-2011.

Deaccessioned (returned to donor)


  • Duplicate materials
  • Postcards

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susan Fifer Papers (AR.2012.029). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/028

Donation Date: 2012

Processing Information

Final processing and Finding Aid completed by Ayshea Khan in 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Susan Fifer Papers, 1983-2011

Box Folder
1 1 Seton Healthcare Network, 2002-2009
2 Austin Filipino-American Association (AFFA) administrative records, 2002-2011, undated
3 AFFA events, 1999-2010, undated
4 Souvenir program, 1998-2002
5 Research, undated
6 Photographs, 1983-1998

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