University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., Records, 1954-2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Links Foundation, Inc.
Title: San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. Records
Dates: 1954-2016
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., is a volunteer service organization of African American women. The membership seeks to improve the quality of life for the greater community and its members through education, civic, and cultural activities. The San Antonio Chapter was the fifth Links chapter established in Texas, and is one of nearly 250 chapters nationwide
Content Abstract: Records of this African American service organization include minutes, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, financial records, convention materials, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks. These records document organizational structure, internal procedures, communications with the national headquarters and local chapters, membership, committee work, activities, and educational programs benefiting economically and culturally deprived children.
Identification: MS 58
Extent: 16 linear feet (30 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Sketch

The San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc., is a volunteer service organization of African American women. The membership seeks to improve the quality of life for the greater community and its members through education, civic, and cultural activities. The San Antonio Chapter was the fifth Links chapter established in Texas, and is one of nearly 250 chapters nationwide. Founded in December, 1960, San Antonio's fourteen charter members were: Ophelia Aycock, Josephine Belinger, Helen Booker, Bella Cameron, Christine Clardy, Anna Harris, Doris Horne Ellison, Vernis Hudgins, Alma Inge, Marion Johnson, Myrtle Hurd, Julia Taylor, Lillian Storey, and Augusta Whittier.

The San Antonio Chapter is constitutionally committed to implementing the national program facets in the local area. All Links chapters work to improve life and the pursuit of excellence by identifying and meeting needs through four program committees which are called Facet Committees: Services to Youth; Fine Arts; International Trends and Services; and National Trends and Services. The four program areas decide upon a common umbrella program under which each program area defines goals, objectives, and activities. Under the umbrella program themes, the San Antonio Chapter has sponsored community events and projects geared toward health, wellness, and family improvements for African Americans; cultural and arts affairs; women's issues; education and scholarship; substance abuse prevention; and care of the elderly. For example, under the "Wellness in the Black Family" umbrella theme, the San Antonio Chapter organized several learning activities for students at Gates Elementary School to promote healthy nutrition choices. The Links Chapter also organized activities for young single mothers at Peacock Village to socialize and share parenting information.

In addition to the umbrella theme activities, the San Antonio Chapter participated in the pilot program, Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drugs), started in 1984. LEAD is a national program initiated to educate youth on the dangers and downfalls of drug abuse. As a participant, the San Antonio Chapter organized several workshops held at Martin Luther King Middle School aimed at educating and inspiring confidence in youth to make positive choices in their lives. The San Antonio Chapter also planned learning activities and field trips for an after-school program called Discovery. Success of the pilot program provided continued grant funding, enabling the San Antonio Chapter to continue offering workshops and activities for youth through the 1990s on topics such as self esteem and decision making.

Ongoing activities of the organization include holding monthly meetings and regularly sending delegates to Western Area Conferences and National Assemblies. The San Antonio Chapter largely funds its programs and activities with membership dues. Individual members of Links, Inc. must also be members of the Link's Foundation, the charitable arm of Links. Contributions to the Links Foundation are used to provide monetary assistance to the United Negro College Fund, the NAACP, and other organizations with similar goals as the Links. In addition to these charitable contributions, the San Antonio Chapter annually awards three scholarships to high school seniors as part of its "Salute to Youth" program. The San Antonio Chapter also supports major exhibits of African American artists and performing artists.

Scope and Content Note

Records of this African American service organization include minutes, correspondence, reports, yearbooks, financial records, convention materials, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks. These records document organizational structure, internal procedures, communications with the national headquarters and local chapters, membership, committee work, activities, and educational programs benefiting economically and culturally deprived children.

The collection is organized into the following nine series: Administrative, Committees, Pilot Programs, Regional and National Meetings, Publications, Awards and Certificates of Appreciation, Photographic Materials, Scrapbooks, and Artifacts.

The organizational structure and the chapter's internal functions and procedures are concretely documented in the Administrative series and less extensively in the fragmentary records of Standing Committees found within Committees. In addition, information on by-law changes for national and regional governance are available in Regional and National Meetings. Documentation of the organization's activities and events is prominent in reports of the Administrative series, Facet Committee records in Committees, and is illustrated in Photographic Material and Scrapbooks. Several series reveal evidence of the Chapter's role within the San Antonio community and its support of other organizations: Presidents' correspondence within the Administrative series; Program Committee records found in the Committees series; Awards and Certificates of Appreciation; and Scrapbooks. Finally, the San Antonio Chapter's relations with the national headquarters, regional area, and other local chapters is relayed in correspondence within the Administrative series, materials within Regional and National Meetings, and newsletters within the Publications series.

Unprocessed additions to the records can be found in Unprocessed Additions and includes the Addition of August 2005 (Accession 2005-058), the Addition of April 2014 (Accession 2014-014), and the Addition of May 2017 (Accession 2017-029).


The papers are arranged as follows:
Pilot Programs
Regional and National Meetings
Awards and Certificates of Appreciation
Photographic Materials
Unprocessed Additions


Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Index Terms

Links Foundation
African American youth.
African American women--Texas--San Antonio.
African American women--Societies and clubs.
African American youth.
African Americans--Texas--San Antonio--Societies, etc.
African Americans--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs--History.
Fraternal organizations--Texas--San Antonio.
Friendly societies--Texas--San Antonio.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies and clubs.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Clubs.
Financial Records.
Negatives (photographic).
Photograph albums.
Slides (photographs).
Local Subjects
African Americans
Clubs and Organizations
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. Records, MS 58, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Records were donated by the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. initially in 1997 with additions in 2005, 2014, and 2017. (1997-012, 2005-058, 2014-014, 2017.029).

Processing Information

Processed by Toni Jeske, Processing Archivist, August 1999.

2005 Addition encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, April 2009.

2014 Addition encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator, July 2014.

2017 Addition encoded by Katie Rojas, Manuscripts Archivist, August 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series Abstract
This series offers the most insight into the organization's history, structure, functions and procedures. A highlight of the series is the near complete set of meeting minutes from the chapter's beginning in 1960 through 1997. It also offers a summary of the chapter's activities for select years between 1978 and 1997 in program reports submitted to the regional and national headquarters. Organizational records, manuals, and yearbook/handbooks are useful reference sources on the chapters' history, procedures, leadership, and calendars. While correspondence of presidents span 1965-1997, the files are fragmentary with the exception of Presidents Margaret Winn (1985-1987) and Barbara Lawrence (1995-1997). The remaining correspondence provides insight into relations with the national, regional, and other local chapters of Links. The series also contains a strong run of financial records consisting of annual financial reports, budgets, and treasurer and audit reports.
Arranged by type.
Organizational records
Box Folder
1 1 Written histories, 1996, undated
2 Charter, 1960
Constitution and Bylaws (with proposed changes)
3 San Antonio Chapter, 1958-1992
4 Western Area, 1963-1991
5 National, 1966-1986
6 Organizational Chart, 1986
7 Links Foundation, 1991-1997
8 Chapter Establishment Manual, 1993
9 Orientation Manuals, 1984, 1991
10 Ritual and Protocol Manuals, 1989, 1991, 1994
11 Public Relations Manuals, undated
12 Program Manuals, 1987, 1997
Regular and call meetings
13 Sept. 1960-June 1962
14 July 1962-May 1964
15 Sept. 1964-July 1966
Box Folder
2 1 Sept. 1966-April 1967
2 June 1968-Nov. 1973
3 Jan. 1974-Oct. 1977
4 Sept. 1977-Jan. 1979
5 March 1984, June 1985-Feb. 1987
6 April 1987-May 1989
7 June 1989-Sept. 1993
8 Jan. 1994-Nov. 1995
Box Folder
3 1 Jan. 1996-April 1997
San Antonio Chapter
2 Doris Horne Ellison, 1965
3 Anna Harris, 1974
4 Edwina Murphy, 1975-1977
5 Gloria Bryant, 1979
6 Vernis Hudgins, 1979-1980
7 Flavia Walton, 1981
8 Janet Langford, 1983
Margaret Winn
9 Incoming, 1985-1987
10 Outgoing, 1985-1987
11 Clarice Jackson, 1990
12 Alice Rose Kennedy, 1990
13 Carolyn James, 1991-1992
14 Joan Duncan, 1995
15 Barbara Lawrence, 1995-1997
Financial Secretary
16 Ophelia Aycock, 1974-1975
17 Invitations, 1964, 1977-1992
Western Area
18 Incoming, 1974-1992
National Headquarters
19 General, 1974-1992
20 Mass mailings, 1991-1997
Box Folder
4 Other Chapters of Links
1 Incoming, 1981-1996
2 Background information, 1982-1991
Financial Records
3 Annual Financial Reports, 1964-1996
4 Audit reports, 1962-1996
5 Proposed budgets, 1971-1996
6 Budget, 1963-1991
7 Taxes, 1979-1995
8 Treasurer's Reports, 1963, 1971-1997
Monthly bank account statements(includes charitable acct)
9 1961-1967
10 1968-1975
11 San Antonio Silhouettes, 1973-1974
12 Savings, 1966-1973
13 Financial reports for events, 1960-1976
14 Annotated receipts for events, 1981-1982
15 Bonding information, 1996
16 Volunteer organizations and hours, 1995-1996
Box Folder
5 Reports
Submitted to National Headquarters
Chapter Program Reports
1 1978-1993
2 Original documents and photographs used in report, 1994-1996
Submitted to Western Area
3 Program Reports, 1985-1991
Biennium Reports
4 1995-1997
5 Original documents and photographs used in report, 1995-1997
6 Chapter Information Reports, 1996-1997
7 Official packet of blank reporting forms, undated
San Antonio Chapter
8 1985-1986
9 1986-1987
10 1988-1989
11 1991-1993
12 1992-1993
13 1994-1995
14 1995-1996
15 1996-1997
Western Area Handbooks
16 1993-1996
17 Media exposure 1976, 1989
18 Newspaper clippings, 1978-1996


Series Abstract
Information on Standing Committees is very scattered, with the most information existing for the Membership Committee. While Standing Committees focus on administrative functions of the organization, Facet Committees focus on implementing the organization's program activities. Records of the four Program Facet Committees (Services to Youth, Fine Arts, International Trends and Services, and National Trends and Services) are more complete in coverage, particularly for the 1980s and 1990s. While only a few Committee Reports exist for each facet, they are a useful source in understanding what activities a committee organized, as well as the planning and outcomes of the events. Also consult reports in Administrative Records for documentation on Facet Committee work.
Arranged by type of committee, alphabetically thereunder.
Box Folder
6 Standing Committees
1 Budget Committee, 1968, undated
2 Constitution Committee, 1997, undated
3 Courtesy Committee, 1976, 1993, undated
4 Evaluation Committee reports, 1973, 1985, undated
5 Finance Committee, 1962, 1966, undated
6 Founder's Day Committee, 1986, 1990
Fundraising Committee
7 Reports, 1962, 1992, 1994
8 Fundraising planning materials, 1975-1996
Membership Committee
9 Committee Reports 1965-1996
10 Annual Statistical Reports on deceased members, 1986, 1994
11 Report of Changes in member status, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1996
12 Report on membership trends, 1986
New members
13 Applications for membership, 1960, 1976, 1986-1989
14 Candidate profiles, 1982, 1992
15 Selection of new members, 1965-1996
16 Induction and Friendship ceremonies, 1989-1996
San Antonio Chapter
17 Rosters, 1966, 1977, 1983, undated
18 Roster Verification, 1986
19 Western Area Membership Directory, 1982
National Membership Directories
20 Data on members inducted in 1948-1954, 1995
21 1976
22 1983, 1991
Box Folder
7 Dues
1 Dues and Activity Fees ledger, 1958-1972
2 Acknowledgments of membership dues and Contributions, 1965-1975, undated
3 Master Data Forms on member dues, 1983-1995
4 Late payment correspondence, 1996
Information on Members
5 Member correspondence, 1975-1992, undated
6 Complaint on member, 1982
7 Leaves of absence and resignations, 1966-1996
8 Membership transfers, 1977-1996
9 Heir-O-Links Initiation programs, 1987
10 Alumnae membership ceremony, 1996, undated
11 Obituaries, 1975, 1991, 1993
12 Protocol Committee, 1989-1992
13 Scholarship Committee, 1986-1996
14 Social committee, 1961-1995
Special and Temporary Committees
15 Community Projects Committee, 1962-1963
16 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee, 1985
17 Luncheon & Banquet and Entertainment Committee, 1994
18 Book Signing Committee, 1996
19 Alma Inge Memorial Committee Report, undated
Program Facet Committees
Program Committee
20 Committee report, 1995
21 Program Chair correspondence, 1989-1996
22 Program evaluations, 1988-1989
Umbrella Program Planning
23 Structure of umbrella planning, 1985, undated
24 Annual planning workshop and meeting, 1985-1996
25 Umbrella program themes and goals, 1984-1996
26 Umbrella program initiatives for "Linkages… Toward the Possible" theme, 1994-1998
8 Services to Youth
1 Committee reports, 1970-1992
2 Program reports, 1980-1996
Salute to Youth
Award applications
3 1983
4-6 1984
7-8 1986
9 1987
10 Correspondence with area schools, 1982-1996
11 Organizing materials, 1984-1996
12 Scholarship contracts, 1984-1988
13 Expenses, 1982-1983
14 Press releases, 1984-1992
15 Ceremony printed programs, 1982-1995
16 Programs, 1984-1985
17 Life After Middle School, 1986
18 Young Achievers workshop, 1987
19 Education: Enhancing the Future of our Youth, 1988
Box Folder
9 1 AIDS in the Black Community, 1989
2 Medical and health topics, 1990
3 Program and workshop reports, 1988
Umbrella Program Activities
4 Drug awareness, 1987
AIDS in the Black Community
5 Materials, 1988
18 Informational Video (26:00), undated
6 Gates Elementary and Peacock Village activities, 1995-1997
Box Folder
9 Fine Arts Committee
7 Committee Reports, 1966-1986, 1995-1996
8 Final reports on events, 1966-1967, undated
9 National Projects Committees, 1961-1965
10 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1983-1995
11 Proposals for participation, 1979, 1997, undated
12 Press releases, undated
Umbrella Program Activities at Gates Elementary
13 Poetry contest, 1987
14 Harlem Boys Choir, 1989-1990
15 San Antonio Museum of Art activity, 1996
International Trends and Services
16 Committee Reports, 1975-1979, 1981, 1989
17 Handbook, 1985
18 Information on Link's national and regional projects, 1985-1987
Umbrella Program Activities
19 Career and self awareness Workshop at Peacock Village, 1996
National Trends and Services
20 Committee Reports, [1965]-1996
21 Parenting and Family Programs Resource Guide, 1996
Umbrella Program Activities
22 Mental health umbrella activities, 1979-1981
23 Wellness in the Black family umbrella activities, 1989-1995
24 Good Nutrition Program, 1991
25 Walk for Health and Hunger, 1995
26 Think-Write-See-It-In-Print activity, 1996

Pilot Programs

Series Abstract
Two main pilot programs are documented in the collection, the largest of which is Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drugs). LEAD is a national program initiated to educate youth on the dangers and downfalls of drug abuse. Included are records documenting the initial implementation of LEAD in 1984 and the success of the program which resulted in its continued funding through the mid 1990s. National program guides and curriculum manuals, as well as planning materials for local workshops and activities for San Antonio youth exist within this series. For related visual material and additional information on Project LEAD consult Photographic Materials and Scrapbooks. Materials on Operation L.I.V.E. (Links Insist Violence be Erased), is limited to one folder.
Arranged by program and by topic thereunder.
Box Folder
10 Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drugs)
Pilot Grant
1 Training and cooperation workshop with Texas Dept. of Community Affairs, 1985
2 Background Information on drug abuse, 1984-1986, undated
3 Workshops at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1986-1987
4 San Antonio Museum of Art visit, 1986
5 Southwest Craft Center Discovery Program, 1986
6 Blank student evaluation of Project LEAD, 1987
Continuation of Project LEAD
7 National program guide for Second Step, 1990
8 Program planning and informational materials, 1991-1994
Module 1: Values, Self Image, and Self Esteem
9 Curriculum manual, undated
10 Arts Activities, 1993
Module II: Decision Making
11 Curriculum manual, undated
12 Services to Youth Activities on decision-making, 1994
Box Folder
18 Module III
Collage Video, 1992
Box Folder
10 Module IV, 1994
13 National Trends Activities, 1994
Module V: Education/Career Choices
14 Activity schedule, 1992
15 Operation Links Insist Violence be Erased (L.I.V.E.), 1995-1996

Regional and National Meetings

Series Abstract
This series most clearly portrays relations between the national, regional, and local chapters and how they cooperate across the country to accomplish national objectives. The long run of meeting materials from Western Area Conferences and National Assemblies span from the 1960s through 1998. Conference materials also are strong in documenting the changes in the constitution and by-laws, as well as election of officers, all of which take place at regional and national meetings. Among the meeting materials are minutes, souvenir programs, event programs, workshop handouts, delegate reports, budgets and other financial materials of the regional and national offices, reports of officers, and informational flyers distributed by various local chapters of Links. For additional information on the 22nd Western Area Conference in Los Angeles (1975), consult Scrapbooks.
Arranged by type and chronologically thereunder.
Box Folder
10 Western Area Conferences
16 9th in Portland, 1962
17 10th in Dallas, 1963
18 11th in Nassau, Bahamas, 1964
19 12th in Fort Worth, 1965
20 15th in Oakland-Berkeley, 1968
16th in San Antonio, 1969
21 Financial ledgers
Box Folder
11 1 22nd in Los Angeles, 1975
2 24th in Houston, 1979
3 25th in Tucson, 1981
4 26th in Beaumont, 1983
5 27th in Anaheim, 1985
28th in Waco, 1987
6 Conference materials, 1987
Box Folder
18 Video of San Antonio Chapter's Umbrella Concept skit, 1987
Box Folder
11 7 29th in Universal City, 1989
8 30th in Spokane, 1991
9 31st in Austin, 1993
10-11 32nd in Fresno, 1995
Box Folder
12 1 32nd in Fresno, 1995
2 33rd in Long Beach, 1997
Western Area Cluster Workshops
3 Workshop materials, 1975-1997
4 Handbook for Western Area, 1995
National Assemblies
5 15th in Boston, 1966
6 16th in Berkeley, 1968
7 19th in Washington, D.C., 1974
8 20th in Seattle, 1976
9 22nd in Atlanta, 1980
10 23rd in Las Vegas, 1982
11 24th in Philadelphia, 1984
Box Folder
13 1-2 25th Nashville, 1986
3 28th in Dallas, 1992
4 29th in Louisville, 1994
30th in New Orleans, 1996
5 Registration and Preparation materials, 1996
6 Reports, 1996
7 Western Area activities, 1996
8 Workshop and session materials, 1996
Box Folder
14 1 Event programs and daily assembly newsletter, 1996
2 Souvenir Programs, 1996
3 31st in Boston, 1998
4 National Executive Council Meeting, 1973
5 Links Foundation Annual Meeting, 1985
6 Consultation of Black Women's Organizations meetings, 1980, 1982


Series Abstract
The newsletters are a strength of this series. Issues of both the Western Area and national Link to Link newsletters span the 1970s through 1990s and are an excellent source for tracking respective goals, activities, accomplishments, and highlights of various chapter's work. Again, this series portrays the degree of cooperation and interaction among the national, regional, and local chapters.
Arranged by type.
Box Folder
14 Western Area
7 Western Area Herald, 1965
8 Western Area Newsletter, 1975-1984
9 Communicator, 1984-1987
10 Western Area Wavelength, 1989, 1991
11 The Chain, 1992-1997
12 Western Connections, 1982-1983
13 Western Area Brag Book, 1990
14 Western Area Historical Facts, 1954, 1985
Link to Link newsletter
15 1995, 1975-1992
16 1993-1996
Box Folder
15 The Journal
1 1976, 1978
2 1991
3 1993
4 1996 Golden Anniversary issue
5 Project Discovery, 1985
6 Brochures, undated
7 General, 1992-1996
8 Programs with Links Spots/supported by Links, 1986, 1989, 1996
9 Links Jewelry order forms, 1980, 1994
10 Inspiring creeds, undated

Awards and Certificates of Appreciation

Series Abstract
This series consists of wooden plaques, trophy awards, certificates, nominations, and proclamations recognizing the San Antonio Chapter's accomplishments within the community, as well as its contributions supporting organizations with similar service goals.
Arranged by format and chronologically thereunder.
Box Folder
16 Plaques
1 Fred D. Patterson Award, United Negro College Fund for Links leadership in the minority community, 1983
2 YMCA Century Club member, 1982
3 San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter TLOD, Inc., 1985
4 Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Award for youth service, 1987
Express-News Club Project Contests
5 Second place, 1989
5 First place, 1992
6 Outstanding Support of Gates Elementary School, May, 1991
31st Western Area Conference Awards
7 Services to Youth first place award for an exemplary Program, 1993
7 Umbrellas program for exemplary program, 1993
21 Trophy Awards
In appreciation of service to Eastside Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio, Project Lead: High Expectations, April 22, 1992
Regina K. Stafford Young Achievers Award-Academic, undated
Box Folder
17 Certificate Awards
1 Received, 1966-1988
2 Links Awards for distribution, 1992
3 JC Penney Golden Rule Awards, 1987-1996
4 San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame, 1987, 1992, 1997
5 Meritorious Service Award Nomination to Western Area, 1996
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize: Proclamation, 1985

Photographic Materials

Series Description
Encompassing photo albums, photographs, negatives, and slides, this series provides visual documentation of activities and celebratory functions organized by the San Antonio Chapter from new member induction ceremonies and regional and national conferences, to workshops for elementary through senior high school students. Many of the photographs are not individually labelled.
Arranged chronologically under format.
Box Folder
OM1 Photographs
Oversize Photographs
1 Oversize: Charter members at first reception (16″×20″), 1960
2 Oversize: Links membership at 15th National Assembly in Boston, 1966
Box Folder
19 1 Oversize: Unidentified group photographs, undated
Box Folder
18 1970s
33 Group photographs of San Antonio Chapter Links (8×10), 1961, [1970s]
1 Christmas party, [1970s]
2 Salute to Youth Awards Program, 1978
3 Poster Art Contest at Martin Luther King Middle School, 1986
34 San Antonio Links at Western Area Conference (Los Angeles), 1989
4 Founders Day at West End Baptist church, (5×7s) Nov. 10, 1991
5 Salute to Youth Awards Program, 1992
35 Links membership at reception honoring Link Dorothy Washington, (8×10), June 7, 1992
6-8 LEAD Module III activity, Nov. 10, 1992
9 Share a Way Out Awards ceremony, 1993
10 Salute to youth Program at Martin Luther King Middle School, 1993
11 LEAD Module II Arts activities (with negatives), Sept.-Oct. 1994
12 Gates Elementary activities (negatives), Oct. 1995
13 Services to Youth activity with Gates Elementary (negatives), Nov. 1995
14 International Trends activity with speaker Ben Randall, Dec. 1995
15 Peacock Village Christmas activity, [1995]
16 International Trends Christmas party, Dec. 1995
17 30th National Assembly, 1996
18 New member induction (with negatives), 1996
19 Links with their family members, 1996
20 Nutrition activity with Eastside Boys and Girls Club, 1996
21 National Trends book illustrator activity (with negatives), Fall, 1996
22 Arts exhibit (with negatives), 1996
23 International Trends Global Village activity, 1996
24 International Trends activity at Lackland Airforce Base, [1996]
Peacock Village
25 Workshop, Fall 1996
26 Group (negatives), [1996]
27 Walkathon, Sept. 1996
28 International Trends Activity with Laura Banks, Jan. 1997
29 Peacock Village at Institute of Texan Cultures (with negatives), Jan. 1997
30 Museum and skating activity, undated
31 Project Lead Module I activities, undated
32 Unidentified
Box Folder
19 Photo Albums
5 Honoring Dorothy Washington, 1992
2 General, 1994
4 Health Fair, 1995
3 Challenge Program (After school program) at Gates Elementary, 1995
21 Mini Album of Uganda children's Tour of Light, Founder's Day, Young Achiever's Award Program, 1996
18 Mini Links photo album of activities with school children, undated
P1 Slides
Arts exhibit, undated
[Lot 001]
Health Fair at Sam Houston High School, 1995
[Lot 003]
Salute to Youth Program Slides, 1993
[Lot 003]


Series Abstract
General scrapbooks span 1962-1985 and 1995-1996 and feature newspaper clippings, conference materials, programs, and photographs documenting social and ceremonial events, including the San Antonio Chapter's 25th anniversary in 1985. Also includes a topical scrapbook on the 22nd Western Area Conference in 1975 and another on International Trends and Services program activities from the mid 1990s. Scrapbooks should be handled with care, as the pages are brittle and easily torn.
Arranged by topic.
OM4 General
Oversize: 1962-1978 anniversaries
OM3 Oversize: 1981-1985
OM2 Oversize: 1985
Box Folder
20 4 Collected material for Scrapbook, 1995-1996
Box Folder
23 3 1996
Box Folder
20 Topical
2 22nd Western Area Conference (Los Angeles), 1975
1 International Trends, 1993-1995


Series Abstract
This series includes a variety of souvenirs from benefit and fundraising events, and from the San Antonio Chapter's 25th anniversary. The most information is available from a handmade display featuring the White Rose Extravaganza fundraiser in 1983 and a laminated display on Project LEAD pilot activities dating 1986-1987.
Arranged by type.
21 T-Shirt "1st Annual 5K Walk benefitting the Salvation Army Peacock Village, 1996
2 handmade Links handbags used in White Rose Extravaganza to distribute raffle tickets, undated
3 vinyl Links tote bags, 1979, undated
OM1 Oversize: 50th Anniversary flag
7 Oversize: History of the San Antonio Links laminated placemat, 1994
8 Oversize: Proclamation of Links Anniversary Week, 1985
6 Oversize: 25th Anniversary posterboard display of current activities and officers, 1985
4 Oversize: Posterboard display featuring White Rose Extravaganza Auction/Raffle Fundraiser, 1983
3 Oversize: Laminated oversize display of Project LEAD pilot activities, 1986-1987
Box Folder
19 6 Guest books, 1984-1985

Unprocessed Additions

22 Addition of August 2005 (Accession 2005-058)
Peacock Village, 1996-1998
Gates Elementary, 1997-1998
Assorted materials, 1988-2001
23 Addition of April 2014 (Accession 2014-014)
Rituals manual (2 copies), 1989
Prostate Cancer screening program, 2005
Orientation manual, 1997
Uganda Choir and Dance Group Performance at Laurie Auditorium and at the Municipal Auditorium, undated
Chapter handbook, 2001-2002
Protocol manual, the handbook for national, area, and chapter usage, 1992
Miss Blue Revue Scholarship Pageant, 2009
UNCF lunch with Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2008
A Star: Burst of Service Celebration, 2008
Western Area handbook, 2004
Minutes of meeting, January 28, 2004
International Trends & Services, 1998-2000
A Day in Court, presented on November 15, 2001 by the San Antonio Chapter of Links, Inc. at the 289th District Court Judge Carmen Kelsey presiding San Antonio, Texas, November 15, 2001
Bylaws, 2004
Photographs of children at unknown event, undated
Meeting/financial reports, 1992-1994
Certificates, 1991 and undated
Constitution and bylaws, 1987
Quilt booklet, 2010 anniversary, 2010
1992 annual report, 1992
Portraits of Your Community, San Antonio Area Foundation annual report, 1993
Meeting/financial reports, 1994
Our Choice honoring our African-American women in Houston a weekly journal, 15th anniversay celebration, 1993-1995
San Antonio Symphony program, 1994-1995
Correspondence, 1994
View-San Antonio Museum of Art, Fall 1994
Committee call roster, undated
Meeting/financial reports, correspondence, 1995
Program report, February 1, 2001-January 31, 2003
Journey through African-American history calendar, 2009
Link to Link, Fall 2006
Project Walking Fete: Make Health a Habit Stepping Out! National Exhibition 36th National Assembly Seattle, Washington, July 2-6, 2008
Link to Link, Fall 2007
Western Area handbook, 2004
Legacy Luncheon, July 3, 2008
Civic luncheon, July 5, 2008
"Children are our future: creating the rainbow village," March 15, 1996
A brunch with CNN Analyst Roland S. Martin, September 11, 2010
Links, Inc. 36th national assembly Vivian J. Beamon "Concert for Friendship & Peace" presents Denyce Graves, July 2, 2008
Program luncheon Signature Service: Honoring Those Who Change the World, July 4, 2008
Biennium program report, 1994-1996
Western Area biennium report, 1995-1997
Window of opportunity services to youth, 2001
36th National Assembly, July 2-6, 2008
Project SOS, undated
National programming plan, 2003-2005
Thirty-third Western Area Conference, July 9, 1997
Project Save our Sisters, October 24, 2002
Window of Opportunity program summary reports, 2000-2002
Photographs of children in classroom, undated
Thirty-fifth National Assembly, June 28, 2006
Services to Your Facet programs, 1998-2000
24 Incorporated mentorship program, 2005-2006
San Antonio Chapter binder with programs, 2005-2006
Doris Miller signature campaign with letter from children, undated
Project ALERT, 2008
[DVD included in binder]
SAISD Friend of Education framed award, June 26, 2007
60th anniversary stamp, 2006
SAISD Friend of Education framed award, December 16, 2002
Western Area Proclamation for San Antonio Chapter, December 11, 2010
Resolution, December 11, 2010
State of Texas House of Representatives resolution, December 10, 2010
Resolution framed, December 11, 2010
OM1 Scrapbook, 1992-2003
Addition of May 2017 (Accession 2017-029)
25 Programs and articles for various events, 1998-2016
"Stop Bullying" service project album, 2016
81 Thank you poster with signatures and high tea poster, undated