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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Numbers

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Press Women of Texas Records, 1909-2003



Creator Press Women of Texas
Title: Press Women of Texas records
Dates: 1909-2003
Abstract: Reports, minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, transcripts, and audiocassettes comprise the Press Women of Texas Records, 1909-2003, which document the operations, meetings, and purpose of the statewide women's journalism association.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01551
Extent: 8.42 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The Press Women of Texas was founded in 1893 as the Texas Press Women's Association. While at a Texas Press Association convention in May of 1893, Aurelia H. Mohl of the Houston Post called for the organization of a women's association of writers. One of the first statewide groups for women, the association originally was founded to promote and encourage Texas women writers and illustrators professionally. At first the membership of the organization was open to all kinds of writers including authors and poets, but after 1941 the membership was restricted to those women actively engaged in the newspaper industry. Early on, the association successfully lobbied the University of Texas at Austin to create a school of journalism.

In 1961, the organization incorporated as a nonprofit under the name Texas Press Women. However, in 1995 they changed their name again to Texas Professional Communicators. Since 2002, the organization has operated under the name, Press Women of Texas. and has been an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women since 1938.

The Press Women of Texas defend First Amendment rights and promote professional excellence, ethical standards, and equal opportunity in the field of journalism. Today the membership of the Press Women of Texas include professional journalists, writers, or communicators working in the field of communication such as newspaper, magazine, radio, television, web, advertising, and marketing. Furthermore, the organization sponsors numerous scholarships, contests, and endowments to foster the improvement of the field.

Sources:

Anderson, H. Allen. "Texas Press Women." Handbook of Texas Online.

Press Women of Texas. "Restated Bylaws." Press Women of Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Reports, minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, transcripts, and audiocassettes comprise the Press Women of Texas Records, 1909-2003, which document the operations, meetings, and purpose of the statewide women's journalism association. They contain the reports and minutes of various state conferences and board meetings. Furthermore, the records include material pertaining to presidents, vice presidents, and secretaries of the Press Women of Texas, as well as the records of the San Antonio/Austin chapter of the association from the 1970s until 2000. Finally, the records' voluminous scrapbooks and oral history audiocassettes relate to the history of the organization from 1910 to the 1970s.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Mohl, Aurelia Hadley
Corporate Names
National Federation of Press Women
Press Women of Texas
Texas Press Women
Texas Press Women's Association
Texas Professional Communicators
Subjects
Journalism--Societies, etc.
Women in journalism
Places
Austin
San Antonio
Texas
United States

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Related Materials

See also Texas Press Association Records

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Separated Material

Some material separated to the Artifact Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Press Women of Texas Records, 1909-2003, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, June 2020.

This collection contains an unprocessed addition.

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Accession Numbers

1927; 73-063; 80-023; 84-180; 84-232; 86-180; 90-068; 93-336; 96-218; 2000-039; 2002-070; 2003-157; 2011-107

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Press Women of Texas materials
Reports and minutes
State Conference
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2.325/A123a [SRH1230000235] Wichita Falls, 1985
Amarillo, 1986
Houston, 1987
San Antonio, 1988
Corpus Christi, 1989
Midland, 1990
Longview, 1991
Wichita Falls, 1992
Dallas, 1993
Laredo, 1994
San Antonio, 1995
Mid-year board meetings
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2.325/A123a [SRH1230000235] Dallas, 1985-1994
Austin, 1995
Texas Press Women, pages from permanent secretary's book, October 25, 1970-March 27, 1994
Texas Press Women, organization newsletter, January 1988-February 1995
Topics, organization newsletter, March 1995-February 1996
Southwest Journalism Summit program, San Antonio, February 1991
National Federation of Press Women Oral History program, transcript of interview of Marj Carpenter of Texas, NFPW president, 1991-1993
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] Texas Press Women, publication of Texas Press Women, 1976-1989
Scrapbook of Mrs. Dona Coulter Carnes, president, arranged by Claudia Hightower, publicity chairman, 1938-1939
Convention reports and minutes
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] 85th Convention, Wichita Falls, March 25, 1977- March 28, 1977
86th Convention, Amarillo, April 13, 1978-April 16, 1978
87th Convention, El Paso, April 7, 1979-April 9, 1979
88th Convention, Beaumont, April 10, 1980-April 13, 1980
89th Convention, Austin, March 26, 1981-March 29, 1981
90th Convention, Odessa, March 26, 1982-March 28, 1982
91st Convention, Dallas, March 18, 1983- March 19, 1983
92nd Convention, El Paso, April 6, 1984-April 8, 1984
Mid-year board meetings
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] San Antonio, September 17, 1977-September 18, 1977
Dallas, October 14, 1978-October 15, 1978
Dallas, September 21, 1980-September 22, 1980
Dallas, September 17, 1983-September 18, 1983
Dallas, September 22, 1984-September 23, 1984
Historian
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] Folders of conventions, 1987-1989
Mid-year board reports, 1987-1989
Parliamentarian guidelines of Mrs. Dorothea Gingrich, circa 1981
Oral History tapes of past Presidents
Texas Press Women
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] Violeta Mahood, 1958
Dorothea Gingrich, 1968-1969
Mary Day, 1970-1971
Martha Reed, 1971-1973
National Federation of Press Women
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2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] Eliza H. Bishop, 1977-1979
Clara Clay, 1981-1982
Oral History transcriptions
box
2.325/B70 [SRH1230000383] Dorothea Gingrich, 1968-1989
Eliza H. Bishop, 1977-1979
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2.325/B103 [SRH1230000407] Mid-year, Waco, October 1973
Matamoros, March 1973
Arlington, March 1974
Mid-year, Longview, October 1974
Midland, April 1975
Mid-year, Austin, October 1975
Laredeo, March 1976
Mid-year, San Antonio, Fall 1976
Wichita Falls, Spring 1977
Mid-year, Dallas, October 1978
El Paso, Spring 1979
Mid-year, Dallas, 1979
Historian, Fall 1979
Historian, 1980-1983
Historian, mid-year board reports, 1980
Historian, Convention, 1984
Texas Women's Press historian file, 1984-1986
box
2.325/P14a [SRH1230002140] Topics newsletter, 1997-2001
Conferences
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2.325/P14a [SRH1230002140] Beaumont, Texas, 1996
Dallas, Texas, 1997
Austin, Texas, 1998
Hunt, Texas, 1999
Mid-year meeting, Dallas, Texas, 1996-1997
Board meeting minutes and mid-year reports, 1999-2001
Texas Press Women scholarships, undated
box
2.325/Q11 [SRH1230002178] University of Texas
Elaine Noll Scholarship
Paul Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Roving Scholarship
District
box
2.325/Q11 [SRH1230002178] Organization, 1975
Newsletters, 1970-1979
Correspondence, 1975-1976
Reorganization, 1976
By-laws, 1981-1989
1st Vice-President, 1971-1985
President
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2.325/Q11 [SRH1230002178] Report, 1976
File, 1989
Texas Press Women, photographs, 1989-1990
State newsletters, 1989-1990
Texas Press Women newsletters, 1974-1978
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2.325/V51 [SRH1230002523] Certificate, Houston, Texas Press Women 95th Annual Convention Days, 1987
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2K341 [SRH1230009354] Texas Women's Press Association, correspondence, minutes, 1909-1925
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4J368 [SRH1230032178] State publication, 1965-1973
Officer reports, 1962-1974
Scholarship data, undated
Texas Press Women and National Federation of Press Women contests, undated
box
4J369 [SRH1230032179] Membership, 1962-1979
National Federation of Press Women, Houston convention, 1966
box
4Zf227 [SRH1230033117] National Federation of Press Women history, 1976
Violeta Mahood, President, 1957-1958
Bulletin, 1957-1958
Convention programs, 1954-1955, 1957-1960
Problem areas, Texas Press Women, undated
Texas Press Women early history, 1940's; Poet Laureate, 1966
Directories
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4Zf227 [SRH1230033117] Texas Press Women directories, 1957-1958, 1961-1969, 1970-1971
National directories, 1973-1974, 1976-1977
President Martha Reed, 1973
President Holly Wood, 1974
President Ann Faraghee, 1975
President Eliza Bishop, 1977-1979
National Convention program, 1978
Scrapbook, 1978-1979
box
4Zf228 [SRH1230033126] Scrapbook, 1978-1979
Clippings, 1974-1979
volume
4Zf229a Scrapbook, 1973-1975
volume
4Zf229b Scrapbook, 1977-1978
box
2.325/V64 [SRH1230002485] Scrapbook, Charlotte Walker, 1941-1964
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2.325/V56 [SRH1230002525] Scrapbook, 1910-1925
Scrapbook, 1958-1972
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3L433 [SRH1230018055] Scrapbook, 1912-1938
box
2.325/V64 [SRH1230002485] Scrapbook, 1942-1947
folder
4M497 Scrapbook, 1938-1939, 1946-1947
folder
4M499 Scrapbook, 1948-1950
folder
4M500 Scrapbook, 1951
folder
4M512 Scrapbook (book 1), 1952
folder
4M513 Scrapbook (book 2), 1952
folder
4M514 Scrapbook, 1953
volume
4M599 Scrapbook, 1955-1971
box
2.325/M20b District 7 (Austin/San Antonio) chapter records [unprocessed accession 2003-157], 1970-2000
Meeting minutes, 2001-2003
TPC Topics newsletters, undated

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