University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the William and Fay Sinkin Papers, 1928-2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sinkin, Fay, and Sinkin, William
Title: William and Fay Sinkin Papers
Dates: 1928-2014
Creator Abstract: William (Bill) and Fay Sinkin, both known for their longstanding commitment to civic issues, married in 1942, made their home in San Antonio, and raised two sons. William is recognized for his involvement in civic, banking and community activities that promote small business. Fay is recognized for her community activism, especially in the areas of public health and water issues.
Content Abstract: The William and Fay Sinkin Papers document the Sinkin's longstanding commitment to civic issues and include correspondence, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, videotapes, and date books. The collection has been organized into four series: William Sinkin, Fay Sinkin, Scrapbooks, Audiovisual materials.
Identification: MS 64
Extent: 39 linear feet (37 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

William (Bill) and Fay Sinkin, both known for their longstanding commitment to civic issues, married in 1942, made their home in San Antonio, and raised two sons. William is recognized for his involvement in civic, banking and community activities that promote small business. Fay is recognized for her community activism, especially in the areas of public health and water issues.

William Sinkin

William Sinkin was born in San Antonio in 1913. After earning a business degree in 1934 from the University of Texas, he began working at his father's wholesale clothing manufacturing company and later became a successful banker. Throughout his life, Mr. Sinkin has worked to improve the community by opening opportunities for those traditionally denied. In 1946, he co-founded Goodwill Industries in San Antonio to help those with physical and mental challenges find work. He was involved in public housing issues and chaired the board of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) from 1949-1953. He also conscientiously worked to increase the participation of minorities in local governmental agencies. He hired the first woman executive director of SAHA. He is known for his role as an advocate and catalyst for minority business development. When Mr. Sinkin bought control of Texas State Bank in the late 1960s, the bank started an aggressive program of minority representation and small business lending.

Sinkin's interest in improving the community continued through the 1960s when he undertook a major role in organizing HemisFair, serving as the first president of San Antonio Fair, Inc., the corporate body for the San Antonio World's Fair. HemisFair, held in 1968, proved to be a momentous event for the city's economy and history. Sinkin also founded Urban Coalition of San Antonio in the 1960s, a non-profit research and advocacy organization that works with low-income white communities and communities of color to address community, social, and economic issues. The Coalition works in the areas of education, employment, health, hunger and poverty, welfare reform, immigration, issues of race, technical assistance and capacity building. In 1968, Sinkin served on the planning committee for dedicating the Bexar County Hospital, and was Vice Chairman of Bexar County Hospital District. He was also dedicated to addressing issues concerning the Jewish community. In 1976, Sinkin led a private delegation of San Antonio Jewish leaders to meet with Mexico's President Echerrveria to discuss Mexican-Jewish relations after Echeverria endorsed a United Nations General Assembly resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The goodwill talks stressed the importance of good relations between the U.S. Jewish community and Mexico to promote economic and cultural ties.

Sinkin has been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Brotherhood Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1966, and banker of the year by the Small Business Administration and Independent Bankers Association in 1984. His interests in later years focused on city/county governance. Sinkin retired in 1987, and in 1988 he signed on with UTSA as a financial consultant and opened his own consulting firm, William R. Sinkin and Associates.

After retiring from banking in 1987, Sinkin became a business consultant. He eventually founded Solar San Antonio in 1999, a nonprofit organization committed to making solar energy a major contributor to the creation of the new energy economy. Bill Sinkin passed away on February 2, 2014 at home and surrounded by family.

Fay Sinkin

Originally from New York, Fay Sinkin earned a bachelors degree from Syracuse University. Upon moving to San Antonio, she became active in addressing community needs especially in the areas of public health and water issues. As president of the League of Women Voters in 1947 at the age of 28, Sinkin pushed for the hiring of a city sanitary engineer to develop a sewer system. In the 1950s she was the first to raise money for a public television station, she organized and served as first president of Visiting Nurse Association, and was involved in the first effort to raise money for the Mothers March on Polio. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Health in San Antonio, and the first woman to serve on a grand jury in Bexar County. In 1953 she was named Express/News Woman of the Year. From 1963-1969 she served as a recruiter-consultant for minorities for the U.S. State Department.

When the League of Women Voters voiced the need for a special organization dedicated to the protection of the aquifer, Fay organized and headed the Aquifer Protection Association (APA). In this role, Sinkin made the Edwards Aquifer a household term in the mid 1970s as she rallied the community to successfully oppose development of a major shopping mall at the 1604 and 281 N. intersection over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. In 1983 Fay Sinkin was the first woman to win a six-year term as a board of director on the Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD). EUWD was created in 1959 by the Texas Legislature to protect the Edwards Aquifer. During her term, Sinkin introduced xeriscaping to San Antonio and was responsible for funding the leak detection program of the EUWD. Sinkin opposed surface water development, including the controversial Applewhite reservoir project, to supplement the underground water supply. The Applewhite project was to be built on the Medina River and be San Antonio's first surface water supply to supplement the Edward's Aquifer. Sinkin instead advocated research and water conservation. The Applewhite Reservoir controversy came to a head in a 1994 special election when voters rejected completion of the Applewhite Reservoir as part of Plan 2050, a water plan for the city.

After Sinkin's term on the EUWD ended in 1989, she formed the Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust. This private group worked to purchase land on the recharge zone, particularly the San Antonio Ranch area, to protect it from over-development and environmental damage. She also served as a member of the Trans-Texas Advisory Committee. Fay Sinkin has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions, including San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame induction in 1985, Who's Who of American Women, and Women in Communication Inc. Headline Award in 1989.


San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 9, 1983, p. 1-E. "Edwards Underground Water District", Box 5, Folder 8.

San Antonio Express-News, Dec. 12, 1982, "Applewhite reservoir slides into 2nd phase", Box 5, Folder 8.

San Antonio Light, March 24, 1985, "Faye Sinkin", Box 5, Folder 8.

Urban Coalition web site at, accessed October 17, 2002.

William Sinkin narrative resume, undated, Box 4, Folder 9.

Scope and Content Note

The William and Fay Sinkin Papers document the Sinkin's longstanding commitment to civic issues and include correspondence, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs and videotapes. The collection has been organized into four series: William Sinkin, Fay Sinkin, Additions of July 2004, and Addition of November 2008.

The William Sinkin series documents Mr. Sinkin's community and political work from the 1940s through the 1970s, particularly in addressing resources for minorities. This series is divided into four subseries: Personal, Community, Politics, and Banking. A scrapbook dated 1928-1935 and college coursework document William Sinkin's activities and studies as a student. Correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, notes and speeches document Sinkin's leadership roles in HemisFair, the Bexar County Hospital and Urban Coalition. Also documented are William Sinkin's participation in the Democratic Party, his work in the area of public housing, and activities on behalf of the Jewish community. Material covering Sinkin's role in Texas State Bank is also present.

The Fay Sinkin series is strong in documenting her role as a community activist with a strong interest in water issues. The series is divided into four subseries: League of Women Voters, Water Issues, Community, and Personal. Clippings, reports from city and water organizations, speeches, notes, and memos from Fay Sinkin's work on water issues are arranged chronologically and extensively document her leadership of the Aquifer Protection Association, and her campaign and term as a director on the Edwards Underground Water District Board (EUWD) from 1983-1989. Videotapes contain an oral history from 1997 and a video on the Visiting Nurses Association from 1993. Community contains many of the awards that Fay received for her activism and involvement with community programs. Personal encompasses correspondence from family and friends, cards, newsclippings, and personal notes.


The papers are arranged as follows:
William Sinkin
Fay Sinkin
Audiovisual materials


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.

Use Restrictions

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

Index Terms

Personal Names
Sinkin, Fay.
Sinkin, William.
Aquifer Protection Association (San Antonio, Tex.)
Bexar County Hospital District.
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust.
Edwards Underground Water District.
League of Women Voters of San Antonio.
Urban Coalition of San Antonio.
Visiting Nurse Association of San Antonio.
Fairs--Texas--San Antonio.
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.)--History.
Public health--Texas--San Antonio.
Solar Power--Texas--San Antonio.
Water quality--Texas--Edwards Aquifer.
Women civic leaders--Texas--San Antonio.
Edwards Aquifer (Tex.)--Law and legislation.
Edwards Aquifer (Tex.)--Management.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Water, Underground.
Local Subjects
HemisFair '68 (The 1968 World's Fair)
San Antonio History
Urban Development and Growth

Related Collections

Additional information regarding William Sinkin's role in planning HemisFair is available in the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections. Papers documenting William Sinkin's latest work on city/county cooperation are located at the San Antonio Public Library.

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections holds the records of several organizations in which Fay Sinkin has been involved, including the League of Women Voters in the San Antonio Area, San Antonio 100, and San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame. An oral histoy of Fay Sinkin from 1997 is also available at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections. Additional papers relating to Fay Sinkin's activities with the Aquifer Protection Association (APA) during the 1970s are located in the Fay Sinkin Collection at Trinity University Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William and Fay Sinkin Papers, MS 64, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated in 1997-2015 by William and Fay Sinkin and estate (Acc. 1997-021, 1998-007, 2004-057, 2008-072, 2009-053, 2015-001 ).

Processing Information

Processed by Toni Jeske, Assistant Archivist, October 2002; Melissa Gohlke, Graduate Assistant, June 2010; and Elizabeth Paris, February 2015.

Detailed Description of Collection

William Sinkin

This series documents Mr. Sinkin's community and political work from the 1940s through the 1970s particularly in addressing resources for minorities. This series is divided into the subseries of Personal, Community, Politics, and Banking.
Documents under each subseries are arranged chronologically.
16 Diary, 1931
Diary, 1935
Bill, Fay, Marriage, Birth certificates, 1918, 1942
Social Security, 2007
18 Vita, resume, 2003, undated
22 Farewell to Fay family dinner scrapbook, 2009
Bill Sinkin remembrance book, 2014
Student years
1 Scrapbook of school and college years, 1928-1935
Coursework, 1933-1934
10 San Antonio College Alumni roster,1995
22 The Cactus UT yearbook: 2 copies, 1934
1 1953
10 Nathan Sinkin, Sunshine Clothing Company,1936-1940
Notes and letters between family members,1959-1995 and undated
Cards, notes, and invitations,1913, 1966-2002 and undated
10 Postcards,1966-2002 and undated
10 1973-1983
1 1973
Jan-May, 1974
June-Dec, 1974
Jan-Apr, 1975
May-Dec, 1975
10 CIA and FBI responses to Sinkin's request for information under the "Freedom of Information Act," related newsclipping,1987-1988
2000-2006 and undated
16 Sympathy cards, 2009
Birthday cards, 2009-2010
Greeting, holiday cards, 2009-2010
Assorted newsletters, announcements, 1992, 2011-2013
Assorted general mail, 2008-2012
18 White House holiday cards, undated
Travel correspondence, 1965
General correspondence, 1992-2012
10 William at age 3 or 4 with siblings, undated
William with YMCA staff,1931
Averill Harriman, President Truman, Dean Acheson, George C. Marshall,1951
William with an unidentified artist,circa 1950s
William and unidentified persons,1958 and undated
Bill with unidentified couple at the Persian Room at the Plaza,1958
"Christmas Pilgrimage Parade of Homes" (related articles are in Map Drawer 48),1959-1963
Jim Nowlin being sworn in by unidentified man, William with unidentified persons, 1967-1970
Wedding reception, undated
William with Mrs. Peter G. Peterson and the Honorable Peter G. Peterson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce,1974
Henry B. Gonzalez,1971 and undated
William with local and state political figures, 1971-2002 and undated
William and Fay with unidentified persons,1974-2000
William and North Chamber award, 2007
Protest with Lanny Sinkin,2007
William and John Daniels at the Snakepot, William in front of Mi Tierra, undated
16 Assorted photos of Bill Sinkin, 1965, 1968, undated
18 Assorted photos, undated
20 Bill and Henry B. Gonzalez, undated
Photo with San Antonio ISD, 1950
Newspaper and magazine articles
10 Clippings,1934-2005
48 San Antonio Evening Newsarticle about William Sinkin,1952
Articles about the Sinkin home,1959, 1963
San Antonio Express Newsarticles about William Sinkin,2005
16 Assorted articles on Bill Sinkin, 1942-2014
18 Assorted articles, research, 2000-2008
Social Justice NPR article with correspondence, 2005
Articles on Bill Sinkin, undated
14 Fay Sinkin Clippings, 2003-2009, undated
10 The Sinkin Examiner, March 1979
Essays and papers, multiple authors,1990-1994 and undated
Maury Maverick, 1995-2005
"The Life of William R. Sinkin" for the Express-News, project assisted by the ITC oral history program,Sept. 2005
"the Snake Pit,"1994-2001 and undated
Scene In S.A.,2007
10 William Sinkin vs. Henry Dupree Jr., plaintiff's original petition, related postcard with photograph,1935
The TillettTapestry,1981-1985
Appraisal of pre-Columbian art, 1982
Biographical information on William, Sinkin family geneaology,1983-2004 and undated
Community property agreement, 1987
Workshop materials,1991
Aztec calendar, 2000
60th wedding anniversary,2002
Bank loan statement, 2002
Trip brochures,2000-2004
Daily planner,2005
Travel diary, undated
San Antonio bumper stickers, undated
14 Calendar, Planner- 2012, 2012
Calendar, Planner- 2013, 2013
Fay Sinkin San Antonio Area Foundation remembrance cards in envelope, 2009
16 Assorted San Antonio articles, 1965, 1999, undated
Business cards, memos, telephone numbers, undated
Addresses, contact info, undated
Sotheby's Precolumbian Auction, 1996
Declaration of Independence in ten languages, 1955
18 Bill Sinkin interviews, NPR, 2008-2012
Bill Sinkin eulogy, 2014
Notes, 1990-2011, undated
Agenda, 2007-2008
Telephone, address book, undated
Constitution and medical book, 2008, undated
San Antonio business cards, undated
19 Doonesbury Comic anthology, 1975
Tinka Tarver art book, 2010
Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice, 2008
Agenda, 1993
Agendas: 2009-2011, 2009-2011
Personal contacts binder, undated
20 Monogrammed address book, undated
Rolodex business cards, numbers: A-Z undated
Assorted business cards, undated
Assorted business cards, undated
Agendas, 2000, 2005
Rolodex cards: A-Z, undated
Rolodex cards: C-Z, undated
21 United States Capitol paperweight, 1995
Seal stamper, undated
International Development Research Association Anniversary Desk décor, 2013
Kapp wedding yarmulke, 1987
Paperweights, 1986, 2013
JFK paperweight, scroll in box (German), undated
Autograph book, 1986
23 Monterrey 400 paperweight, 1996
Irish parade sashes, 2008, undated
16 Travel Diary, auto permit: Paris, 1955
Travel diaries, 1981-1982
18 Travel diary, undated
16 Nathan Sinkin business records, logs, 1917-1962
Functions, programs, and ceremonies
1 First Talk Show in San Antonio, 1936
Archbishop's Dinner in Houston,1962
3 Dedication of William R. Sinkin apartments for the elderly,1981
11 First annual North Chamber "State of the County Address,"2006
15 Velasquez Banquet Programs, 2009
18 Function, event invitations, brochures, 1980, 2006-2012
Name tags, cards for events, undated
1 Jewish Community, 1946-1947
2 NCCJ National Brotherhood Award, 1966
10 Recognition and awards1987-2007 and undated
3 Mind Science Foundation Imagineer Award,1992-1993
Goodwill Industries Award,1993
18 Incarnate Word, Small Business Association, 1992, 2003
20 Phi Theta Kappa award, 1995
21 TIB Belt Buckle, 2012
22 City Public Service Shining Star Award, 2002
Willie Velasquez Lifetime Leadership Award, 1995
Going Green Awards: Wildcard Visionary Award, 2009
23 TACDC Community Champion Award, 2006
Nelson Wolff Civic Service Award, 2006
Inspire Award for Service, 2012
Education Investment Foundation plaque, 2010
SARMPC Outstanding Service plaque, 1985
San Antonio Conservation Society award, 2002
SAHA Service Award, 2011
24 San Antonio Bar Foundation Peacemaker award, 2012
Goodwill Life Achievement award, 2005
San Antonio Business Journal Legacy Leaders award, 2014
North Chamber Career Achievement award, 2003
Million Solar Roofs award, 2003
25 CATEE Renewable Energy Leadership award, 2013
William C. Velasquez Lifetime Achievement award, 2209
Main High School Chile Scholarship Gala award, 2009
Bexar Audubon Society award, 2008
10 1945-2007
Mexican American Unity Council,2006-2007
Questionnaire "Those who wield the most power and influence in San Antonio," undated
15 Correspondence on San Antonio Light, 1992
2 Clippings, 1967-1968
Scrapbook, 1962-1963
10 Correspondence between William Sinkin and Henry B. Gonzalez regarding HemisFair,1962-1966
2 Scrapbook, 1963
Scrapbook, 1963
Scrapbook, 1964
Scrapbook, May-Oct. 1964
Scrapbook, 1964-1965
Scrapbook, Jan 1964-April 1978
Scrapbook, 1965-1968
Scrapbook of local clippings, 1966-1969
Scrapbook of local clippings, Oct-Dec 1966
Scrapbook of 20th anniversary, 1988
10 Assorted HemisFair materials, 1968-1983 and undated
40th anniversary of HemisFair with HemisFair Park Area Master Plan,2003-2008
Picture with Lyndon B. Johnson just before the opening of HemisFair 68 in San Antonio Lawyer,2007
39th anniversary of HemisFair,2007
HemisFair 40th anniversary planning,2007-2008
HemisFair 40th anniversary articles,2008
HemisFair 40th anniversary article in The Sombrilla,2008
Bexar County Hospital
2 Planning Committee for Dedication, 1967-1968
Dedication, Nov. 9, 1968
Newsclippings, 1970-1980
22 Bexar County Hospital Recognition Plaque, 1977
Urban Coalition
2 1967-1968
3 Urban Coalition Scrapbook, 1970-1974
11 Goodwill annual reports, 2002-2005
SAHA San Antonio Housing Authority report, undated
Solar San Antonio
11 Solar San Antonio, 2003-2008
15 Solar SA Fundraiser and Birthday Celebration- Speech with notes in binder, 2012
Announcements, sample photos for flyers, 2011, undated
Articles, Speech materials, 2007
Mailing lists, 2000, undated
Correspondence, brochures, 2000-2006, undated
Solar SA datebook, business cards, 2006
Solar SA notebook, notepads, binder with notes, 2004, undated
18 Solar SA speech on Sinkin, 2012
Solar SA correspondence, 2003-2011
Solar SA resource binder, undated
19 Solar SA contacts, undated
Solar SA contacts, 2004
21 Solar SA water bottle, undated
Solar SA , KACO buttons, lanyards, stickers, undated
Solar SA, KACO tshirts, bag, undated
Solar SA Oxford Shirt, undated
22 H.W. Schulze Water and Energy Nexus plaque, 2014
Local Advocate of the Year Award: Solar SA 2013
23 Solar SA Founder paperweight, undated
Going Green Awards: Green Marketing Campaign, 2010
Laminated solar power articles, 2008
24 IREC 3i award, 2013
TREIA Member of the Year award, 2001
11 San Antonio Area Foundation annual report,2007
15 Assorted energy publications, newsletters, 2003-2007, undated
Freedom from Fossil Fuels (F4) binder with materials, 2011
14 Freedom From Fossil Fuels (F4) binder with committee notes, 2012
3 Scrapbook, 1972-1980
News clippings and Articles
10 News clippings and Articles, 1931-2006 and undated
14 Solar Energy Clippings, 1995-2004, undated
Solar Energy Clippings, 2007-2009
Oil Clippings, 2001-2008, undated
General San Antonio Clippings, 2001-2010
15 New York Times energy clippings, 2009
Assorted local energy clippings, 2007-2009
San Antonio Current- May-December, 2009
San Antonio Express News- May-June, 2009
San Antonio Express News- July, 2009
San Antonio Express News- August, 2009
San Antonio Express News- September, 2009
San Antonio Express News- October, 2009
San Antonio Express News- November, 2009
San Antonio Express News- December, 2009
San Antonio Express News- January-March, 2010
18 Clippings on Bill Sinkin, 1950, 1965, undated
15 Citizens for The Right to Vote- timeline and strategy, 1996-1997
Interstate Renewable Energy Council- Annual Report, 2009
ETA Apprenticeship training manuals with notes, 2009
18 Right to Vote Commission meeting, 1999
20 San Juan Homes paperweight, 1951
Winnco San Antonio project paperweight, 2012
22 Catholic Jewish Chanukah Commemoration, 2006
23 Winnco Fuse Fund paperweight, 2012
TIB Director Desk décor, undated
Fiesta Flambeau 35th Anniversary, 2013
24 San Antonio Housing Authority 75th Anniversary Gala, 2012
3 Rainey Campaign for Governor, 1946
Public Housing Scrapbook, 1948-1953
Public Housing vote, 1959
Democratic party correspondence, 1950
Politics scrapbook, 1952-1953
Precinct Convention (Maverick for State Representative), 1954
Democratic advisory council member, 1955
Council-Manager Government vote, 1959
Newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters,1961-1964
Meetings with Mexican Presidents (on Jewish relations)
Pres. Echerrveria in San Antonio, Sept, 1976
Pres. Echerrveria and Pres. Elect Portillo in Mexico, Oct 1976
Pres. Portillo's Inauguration, 1976
4 White House meeting on Inflation, Nov. 17, 1978
International Relations Award from St. Mary's University, undated
18 Charlie Gonzalez campaign notes, 1997
Notebook with business cards, strategies, notes, 1995-1997
19 Obama energy articles, 2008-2009
Ruben Munguia essays, 2003
20 Bexar Country Democratic Party Hall of Fame medal, 1987
21 Assorted political buttons, keychains, 1988, 2002, undated
23 Lifetime Commitment: Democratic Party, 2007
Texas State Bank
4 Texas State Bank Organization, 1959-1976
Buy and Sell Agreements, Texas State Bank, WRS and Frost Reality Co., 1962-1973
11 Policies and correspondence,1973-1978
18 Texas State Bank architectural correspondence in binder, 1982
Chihuahua Business Leaders Meeting Program, 1986
20 Eastside San Antonio Economic Development Council award: Texas State Bank, 1987
4 Office of Minority Business Enterprise Award, 1978
Nomination for 1984 District Banker Advocate of the year by U.S. Small Business Administration,1983-1984
District Banker Advocate of the year by U.S. Small Business Administration, 1984
Banker of the Year by Independent Bankers Association of Texas, 1984
Small Business Award for 1992 Financial Services Advocate of the Year, 1991-1992
11 News and Magazine articles and clippings,1975-1978

Fay Sinkin

League of Women Voters (LWV)
The League of Women Voters subseries consists of three news clipping scrapbooks that document Sinkin's early work with the League primarily from 1947-1949, but continuing through 1960. Issues covered include polio, needed changes in the Health Department, and the need for a city sewer system.
5 Scrapbook covering LWV, polio, sewer, 1942-1960, [1978-1989]
LWV and Health Department scrapbook, 1947-1948
LWV scrapbook, 1948-1949
11 Newsletters, tribute to Fay,1993-1997
Water Issues
News clippings and articles,
11 1949-2004
5 1965, 1969
11 Water conservation,1972-1987
5 1975
48 Laminated news articles,1976
5 1976
11 Water conservation,1986-1996 and undated
5 1977-1985
6 1993
17 Clippings, 1989-2005 and undated
Assorted water articles, 1954-2001 and undated
Aquifer Protection Association
6 Aquifer Protection Association, 1975-1978
11 APA list, cave list,1978 and undated
6 Aquifer Protection Association, 1981-1984, 1987
11 APA communications,1978-1987
Reports, correspondence,1986-2002
Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD)
11 Correspondence,1968-2004
Legislation, articles,1979-1987
6 Campaign for Director of EUWD, 1982-1983
11 EUWD campaign,1979-1996
Reports, legislature, correspondence, 1983-1998
6 EUWD creation and bylaws, 1983, 1987-1988
Texas Water Development Board, 1983, 1985
7 Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1983-1984
Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1985
48 Sonterra subdivision plat,1986
7 Hazardous Materials/ Pollution, 1986-1988
H.B. 655 on groundwater management legislation, 1983
Surface Water controversy (Applewhite), 1983-1984
Xeriscape, 1983-1985
Edwards Aquifer Bad Water Line Experiment, 1984
Target 90 Task Force VI Utilities, 1984
Texas Water Plan, 1984
Water Essay Contest, 1984
Weather Modification, 1985
The Edwards Bulletin, 1985
San Antonio Regional Water Resource Study, 1986
8 Agreement for EUWD oversight of aquifer, 1987
City Public Forum on Protecting Aquifer Recharge Zone, 1987
Edwards Aquifer: perspectives for local and regional action, 1987
Regional Water Planning by Joint Sponsors Committee, 1987-1989
Applewhite Reservoir Controversy, 1987-1988
Aquifer Water Quality Protection, 1987-1988
Drought Management Plan, 1987-1988
Educational Film on Edwards Underground Aquifer, 1988
9 Medina Lake Study, 1988
Recharge Zone and Transmittal Zones, Development, 1988
Search for EUWD General Manager, 1988
Publications of the Edwards Underground Water District
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, 1990
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, Jan-July 1991
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, Aug-Dec 1991
Edwards Aquifer Preservation Trust, 1992
11 Applewhite, "Water Quality Evaluations," undated
17 Statement to board with clippings, 1989
Article and speech drafts,1992 and undated
Edwards Aquifer certificate in portfolio,2008
9 Election against completion of Applewhite, 1994
Hazardous Materials Over Recharge Zone, 1993
11 TNRCC reports, correspondence, articles,1994-1997
9 Trans-Texas Water Program, 1997-1998
11 Correspondence about conservation, newsclippings,1968-2004
Land and Peoplemagazine,Fall 2001
11 Awards,1973-2002
21 Assorted awards,2005 and undated
Awards,1958, 1986, 2005
11 "Portrait of American Women" pamphlets, letters, photograph, newsclippings,1970-1981
International Women's Forum,1989
Visiting Nurses Association material,1994-2002
Government Canyon packet,1995
Speeches,1954, 1988-1998 and undated
17 Women's Political Caucus, Forum,1992, 2001
20 Annie's List award,2009
24 University Roundtable Best and Brightest award,1998
17 General correspondence,1945-1960, 1981-2008
11 Correspondence and personal notes,1980-1995 and undated
17 Assorted childhood photos, portraits, undated
11 Photographs, 1985-1989 and undated
News article and newsletter, 1962-1970
17 Articles on Fay Sinkin with correspondence,1989-2001 and undated
11 Short bio, vita, oral history,1994 and undated
17 Vita and CV, undated
Obituaries and condolences, 2009
Fay funeral arrangements, 2008-2009
Fay funeral audio,2009
23 Congressional Tribute honoring Fay Sinkin,2009
22 Fay Sinkin remembrance book,2009
11 Play entitled "You can't take it with you," program, cast photo, letter,2000 and undated
17 Express News article on Fay's needlepoint,2005
Comic panel tribute to Fay Sinkin,2009
Fay Sinkin memoir (3 copies),2008
Volunteer cards, greeting cards,1968, 1989, undated
11 VNA, Hospice Anniversary,2002
17 Joe Bloom memorial: Brandeis, undated
Address book, undated
Wedding invitation copper plates, 1942
Texas vehicle contract, 1990
21 International driving permit: Paris, 1955
Story of the Alamo with correspondence, 1913 and undated
22 Onondagan Syracuse yearbook, 1937
17 Cigarette box with lighter, engraved, undated
21 Syracuse pen and Women's Forum keepsake, 1989 and undated
Decorative dragonflies, undated


OM1 HemisFair scrapbooks (2)1964-1968
OM2 Bexar County Hospital Scrapbook,1966-1969
Assorted Bill and Fay community clippings,1972--1980
OM3 HemisFair anniversary clippings, 1988
OM4 HemisFair scrapbooks (2)1963-1964
OM5 HemisFair scrapbooks (2), 1964
OM6 Local clippings, 1966
OM7 Public housing, community articles and photographs, 1948-1953
OM8 San Antonio article,1942-1960
OM9 Housing and politics, 1952-1953
OM10 Album: Henry B. Gonzalez 25th Anniversary in Congress, 1971, 1985, undated
Album: Texas Bank Plaza construction, 1980
Scrapbook: Fay Sinkin Tribute, 2009
Album: Texas State Bank Retirement, 1984
OM11 Scrapbook: Fay Sinkin Memorial, 2009
Senate Resolution for Fay Sinkin, 2009
Scrapbook: Texas State Bank, 1975-1979
San Antonio proclamation: Earth Week 2007 2007
Portrait: Fay Sinkin, undated
Lanny Sinkin comic panel mock-up, 1981
OM12 Fay Sinkin: Assorted award certificates, 2002, 2009
Scrapbook: Solar SA, 2001-2009
Express News articles on mat board, 1998
Assorted Texas, San Antonio awards, 1972, 1980-2011, undated
Environmental concert flyer, 1981
State of Texas, San Antonio proclamations, 2003, 2010-2013
28th District Plaque, Henry B. Gonzalez, undated

Audiovisual materials

11 Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) videotape, 1993
Oral History videotape, 1997
17 3 interviews on cassette, undated
12 Harwood 200 reel-1952, 1952
Harwood 200 reel- Winter, Spring, Fauhmont Summer, Atlantic City and at home, 1948
Harwood 200 reel-1952-1953, 1952-1953
Harwood 200 reel- 1953, 1953
Harwood 200 reel- Europe 1955, 1955
Harwood 200 reel- 1950, 1949, 1949-1950
Harwood 200 reel- Honeymoon, Edgewater Gulf, At home with children, 1942
Harwood 200 reel- Thanksgiving 1978, 1978
Four unlabeled white Taloreel film reels, undated
Friends of Government Canyon- Pathways: The Story of Government Canyon, 2005
Conversations with Bill Sinkin, undated
San Antonio College's 85th Anniversary Gala, 2010
Dick Howe- 10-24-85, 1985
Bill Sinkin Hemisfair, undated
Untitled T-120 Scotch Videocassette, undated
BASF T120 videocassette labeled "Copy 2", undated
Texas Conservation History Interview of Fay Sinkin, 1997
Grapes of Wrath, United Farm Workers of America, undated
Brandeis University National Women's Comm. "Down Memory Lane" 11/95, Helen Jacobson, Fay Sinkin, Amy F. Lee, 1995
Mayor's Forum, September 29, 1994, 1994
55th Wedding Anniversary, 1997
Clear Water, Murky Issues, undated
Pavarotti in China, 1988
Bill Award, Henry B. Gonzalez Award, undated
Power of the Media, Fay Sinkin, undated
Sept. 15, 1991, Amelia's 5th Birthday, 1991
Hancock Wedding KATA, undated
Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair, 1988
2003 Girl Scouts Trefoil Award Recipient, Rosemary Kowalski, 2003
Mexican Cultural Institute- Mexican Viceregal Silver PSA, 1993
Hemisfair- 1968-1988, 1988
San Antonio Remembered: Hemisfair, 1998
Tapiz de la Conquista de Mexico (The Tillet Tapestry), 1984
One small ziploc bag of loose reel clippings, undated
13 Water: Blueprint for the Future, undated
Pride and Prejudice, undated
Sinkin 60th Wedding Anniversary- June 1, 2002 2002
Lanny Sinkin- NiteLine Plutonium, undated
The VNA Story, undated
Mayor's Forum- February 29, 1996, 1996
Hemisfair 25th year Celebration, 1993
Water-Council, undated
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Acceptance Speech-Democratic State Convention, undated
Mayor's Forum- January 23, 1997, 1997
Jim Wright, undated
60 Minutes II- MTBE Part 1 and 2- 1/16/2000, 2000
Fay State Conservation, undated
Clinton/Gore: The Man From Hope, undated
Night to Honor Israel 2001, 2001
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio Annual Luncheon, 2002, 2002
Agenda-Aquifer: 4-19-2000, 2000
William Sinkin: UNCF, undated
Harvesting the Skies of West Texas: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, 1995
William Sinkin Hemisfair, 1998 Aug., 1998
Center for Eco Development, undated
Amelia December 1988, 1988
Fay 1983: Aquifer Board Election, 1983
The VNA Story, undated
Ronstadt: Canciones de mi padre, undated
San Antonio Week in Review: "Water Issues" 1992
Amelia Sinkin Living, undated
Office Copy: Southern Poverty Law Center, undated
1989 Canadian Trip, 1989
Aquifer Protection, 2002
Bill Sinkin award from the Texas House of Representatives, undated
Sinkin Party, 1984
Water: Blueprint for the Future, undated
Sacred Earth, undated
Goodwill Industries: 50 Years of Service to San Antonio, undated
Amelia, 1989
Fay Prudential Interview, undated
The Forgotten Americans, 2000
News Coverage: Election of Fay Sinkin to board of Edwards Underground Aquifer, undated
Made From Steel: ACME Steel, undated
Chi for beginners, 1998
Hancock, 1997
"Last Wish: Do Not Erase" undated
Fay Sinkin, undated
105 W. Woodlawn Sinkin, undated