University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Pan American Round Table of Austin Records, 1922-2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pan American Round Table of Austin
Title: Pan American Round Table of Austin Records
Dates: 1922-2016
Abstract: Minutes, reports, constitutions, awards, certificates, and scrapbooks which document the activities of the Pan American Round Table of Austin.
Accession No.: 1945; 80-093; 88-067; 90-309; 2001-151; 2002-003; 2009-150; 2009-164; 2011-371; 2012-210; 2013-054; 2016-151
OCLC No.: 55804480
Extent: 9 ft. 2 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Sketch

In 1916, Florence Terry Griswold assembled a group of San Antonio women to organize the Pan American Round Table in order to foster communication and provide knowledge among different peoples of the Americas. Round tables began appearing throughout Texas, with Austin and El Paso begun in 1922, and the first outside of America appeared in Mexico City in 1928. In 1944, an international body formed as the Alliance of Pan American Round Tables in Mexico City to represent all the chapters. A presidential proclamation established Pan American Day on April 14, 1931, and it is observed by the Round Tables. Members also participate in educational projects and fundraisers at the state and local level.

Scope and Contents

Minutes, reports, constitutions, awards, certificates, and scrapbooks (containing yearbooks, photographs, printed ephemera, and newspaper clippings) document the activities of the Pan American Round Table of Austin as well as its members. Activities include Pan American Day, Spanish Coffee, and Children’s Art Day.


Access Restrictions

Some financial items are restricted.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Guerra, Mitty.
Frantz, Helen B.
Pennington, Gloria Mata.
Evans, Debra.
Williams, Sylvia.
Worsham, Jean.
Subjects (Organizations)
Pan American Round Table of Austin.
Alliance of Pan American Round Tables.
Austin (Tex.)
Laredo (Tex.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pan American Round Table of Austin, 1922-2016, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Additions 2009-150 and 2009-164 were made by Laurel Rozema, July 2009.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2F190 Business documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings 1933-1969
2F191 Minutes, 1927-1946
Programs, 1922-1939
Newspaper clippings, 1922-1939
3V42 Yearbooks, 1968-1973
Minutes, May 1968- May 1975
4J386 Minutes, November 1966- May 1968
Panamericana Texana, 1955-1999
La Voz, 1954, Pan American Union, 1967
Sample yearbooks from other cities, 1961-1967
Conventions, Alliance meetings, 1960-1968
4J387 "Table Talk"
Scrapbook and yearbooks, 1940-1955
Committee reports, local Austin, 1949-1963
Extra yearbooks for P.A.R.T. (Pan American Roundtable) Austin, 1933-1969
Pan American Bulletin, 1970
Texas State Convention, Austin, 1955 and El Paso, 1965
Lima Convention, May 1964
Alliance Convention, Managua, Nicaragua, 1965
Alliance Convention, San Antonio, 1966
History and regulations, 1961-1967, undated
Miscellany, 1946, 1963, 1966
4J390 Minutes, reports, constitution, 1978-1986
Scrapbooks, 1978-1989
4M852 Mrs. Robert McGinnis, 1966-1968
Mrs. Orville Wyss, 1968-1970
Cele Steinfink, 1970-71
Mellenbruch, 1971-721979-2001
Mrs. Joe Helen Frantz, 1972-73
Mrs. Corwin Johnson, 1973-74
Mrs. Ormonda S. Brown, 1974-75
Mrs. Thomas F. McGann, 1975-76
Ruby Hackett, 1976-77
Cleo Seelinger: Director, 1979-81
Jan Roberts: Director, 1981-82
Mary Betty Lathrop: Director, 1982-83
Smitty Garrett: Director, 1983-85
Lala Niemeyer: Director, 1987-89
Treasurer's Ledger, 1970-1995
Minutes, February 1957- October 1966
Yearbooks, 1959-1978
4Jb58 Scrapbooks, 1940s-2003, 2009-2011
2R716 Historian’s album
Mary Elizabeth Pincoffs, Director, 1977-1979
Deannis Rainey, Director, 1989-1990
2R717 Helen Frantz, Director, 1990-1991
Donna Johnson, Director, 1991-1993
Mitty Guerra, Director, 1993-1994
2R718 Mitty Guerra, Director, 1993-1994
Mitty Guerra, Laura Gutierrez-Witt, Directors, Historian’s album, 1993-1997
Laura Gutierrez-Witt, Director, 1995-1996
2R719 Laura Gutierrez-Witt, Director, 1995-1996
Laura Gutierrez-Witt, Director, 1996-1997
Jean Worsham, Director, 1997-1999
2R720 Jean Worsham, Director, 1997-1999
Sylvia Williams, Director, 1999-2001
Sylvia Williams, Historian’s album, 1999-2001
2J455 Tax forms and financial reports
2R721 Correspondence, 2008
Yearbooks, 2004-2006
Spanish Coffee
Treasurer’s files:
Budgets and financial reports, 1988-2004
Correspondence, 2001-2002
Mrs. Cleo Seelinger, 1972-1977
Director Gloria M. Pennington files, 2002-2008
85th Birthday Fiesta for PART, 2008
Correspondence, 1997-2000
Treasurer files, 2000-2001, 2004-2005
Statements, 1997-2001
Corresponding secretary files
Membership committee, 2005
Clarice Neal Memorial Project, 2005
Mitty Guerra Endowment Fund, 2003
Luncheon Committee - Sylvia Williams, director, 1999-2001
Strong Scholar Endowment Fund records
Treasurer, 2001-2003
Corresponding secretary files, 1994-1998
Gloria Mata Pennington correspondence, 2006-2007
Corresponding secretary notebook, 1991-1997
Photocopied articles on Robert Schenkkan
Photograph of State Director Jean Hager
Corresponding secretary file
Director’s duties by month, miscellaneous responsibilities
Austin obituaries and clippings
Mitty Guerra file
Committee preference sheets (blank)
Committee preference sheets (completed), 2001-2003
PART 53rd State Convention in Austin photo album, March 22-25, 2007
Assorted, [ca. 1953]-2004
2R729 Yearbooks, 2006-2009
Scholarship information
Early history (continued), 1916-1960s
Orientation talks given at various PARTs
Austin PART – miscellaneous programs
Early History, 1916-1960s
PART director – Frantz, 1972-1974
PART and convention information, 1974-1997
Austin PART 75th Anniversary
Clara Driscoll Sevier paper by Mary Jane Fehr
Membership, 2008-2009
Meetings and administration, 2005
31st Alliance of Pan American Round Tables in Costa Rica, 2008
54th State Convention and reports, 2009
Luncheon Committee Reports, 2006-2008
Attendance statistics, 2007-2008
Business meeting, May 3, 2004
Jean Worsham, Director – Historian’s Album, 1997-1998
Meeting minutes [removed from binders], 1989-2003
Debra Evans, Director [removed from binder], 2001-2003
News articles, 1993-1994
2.325/K25c Yearbooks, 2007-2010
Boot Camp Training
Meeting minutes, correspondence, organizing documents, 2006-2007
Director's Handbook, 2009-2010
Director's Handbook, 2010-2011
2.325/K153 Agendas for state conventions, 1993
"Panamericano boletin," 1990
Correspondence, newsletters, and pamphlets, 1990, 2007
Finance Committee Reports, 1996-1998
Chapter booklets, 1993-1996
XXIV Biennial Convention, 1994
Poetry by Emily Boyd, 2005
Protocol Guide, 1992
Reports and correspondence, 1990-2002
Correspondence and pamphlets, 1990-2003
2.325/M53 Meeting minutes, 2009-2011
Meeting programs, Austin and Laredo, Tex., 2016