University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the San Antonio Bar Auxiliary Records, 1975-1994

Descriptive Summary

Creator: San Antonio Bar Auxiliary
Title: San Antonio Bar Auxiliary Records
Dates: 1975-1994
Creator Abstract: San Antonio Bar Auxiliary, a component of the San Antonio Bar Association, awards annual scholarships to law students and legal assistants, gives tours of the courthouse to schools and other groups, and conducts a Courthouse Appreciation Project.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of minutes, reports, correpondence, newsletters and event planning materials.
Identification: MS 13
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Originally named the Women’s Auxiliary of the San Antonio Bar Association, the group changed its name to the San Antonio Bar Auxiliary in 1993.

The purpose of the San Antonio Bar Auxiliary is to encourage awareness of the legal system, participate in community projects, and to provide funds for the San Antonio Bar Auxiliary Foundation. The work of the 150-member San Antonio Bar Auxiliary include giving courthouse tours to schools and other community groups; awarding annual scholarships to law students and legal assistants; delivering wine and cheese baskets to judges who help with the tours; serving lunch to courthouse staff on appreciation day; and providing refreshments to pro bono volunteers at the community justice clinics each month. They also distribute “Now You Are 18” booklets to high school senior government classes and “Lone Star Waves Proudly” to elementary schools.

Scope and Content Note

The San Antonio Bar Auxiliary records include administrative material, correspondence, financial records, reports, newsletters and yearbooks. The collection spans the years 1975-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1985-1994. Original order and folder titles have been retained.

The collection is divided into three series: Administrative, Events, and Printed Material. The Administrative series includes correspondence, minutes, reports and financial material. The Events series includes materials that document annual fundraisers and dinner/dance events. The Printed Material series includes notification reports, newsletters, and yearbooks dating from 1984-1992. There is also a photograph of the original founders dated 1988. Plastic page protectors and album materials were removed for preservation purposes.

Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of May 1995 (Acc. 1995-007)


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

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

Index Terms

San Antonio Bar Auxiliary.
San Antonio (Tex.)
Local Subjects
San Antonio History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Bar Auxiliary, MS 13, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Van Cleave in 1995 (Acc. 1995-007).

Processing Information

Processed November 2009 by Rose Rodriguez, Collections Assistant.

Detailed Description of the collection


1 Texas State Association of Parliamentarians study guide, 1990
Telephone chairman report, 1992-1993
Meeting receipts, 1990-1991
Administration receipts, 1990-1991
Fashion show luncheon receipts, 1990-1991
Courthouse luncheon receipts, 1990-1991
United Way, 1990-1991
Membership receipts, 1990-1991
Newsletter receipts, 1990-1991
Treasurer's report, 1990-1991
President's reports, 1986-1987
Committee reports, 1990-1992
Board meetings, 1992-1993
Correspondence and reports, 1987-1988
President's report, Linda Bain, 1985-1986
President's notes, 1984-1985
President's report, Carolyn Clark, 1983-1984
President's notebook (1 of 2), 1988-1989
President's notebook (2 of 2), 1988-1989
Minutes, 1975-1978
(leather bound notebook has been removed)
Minutes, 1981-1983
(leather bound notebook has been removed)
Minutes, 1984-1988
(leather bound notebook has been removed)
Minutes, 1988-1992
(leather bound notebook has been removed)
Texas Lawyers Auxiliary, 1985-1986
Texas Lawyers Auxiliary, 1986-1987
Texas Lawyers Auxiliary,
Texas Lawyers Auxiliary - Affiliates yearbook,
Auxiliary foundation- copy of charter and agreement, 1983-1987
Proposed budget and treaurer's report, 1990-1991
Law in Action, booklet and guidelines, 1984 and undated
Notifications and membership list, 1989-1990
Notifications, 1990-1991
Courthouse appreciation luncheon report, 1987-1988
San Antonio Young Lawyers' Wives Directory, 1987-1988
Committee reports, 1984-1985


2 Dinner/Dance committee report, February 1984
Renaissance Ball, 1985
Mardi Gras Dinner/Dance, 1990-1991
Dinner/Dance, 1982
Dinner/Dance "An Evening in Venice," 1989
W.A.S.A.B.A. Dinner/Dance, 1986
Dinner/Dance "Queen of Hearts Ball," 1990
Reservations - "King of Hearts Ball," 1984
Sabor A Fiesta, 1978
"King of Hearts Ball" report,February 7, 1980
"King of Hearts Ball," February 10, 1979
Dinner/Dance reports, 1976-1979
Dinner/Dance "You're the Key to My Heart", 1992
Brochures,1988, 1991 and undated

Printed Material

2 San Antonio Women's Auxiliary Members list, 1991
Notifications, Cheryl Levinson, 1993-1994
Notifications, 1992-1993
W.A.S.A.B.A. Newsletter, 1990-1991
Yearbooks, 1984-1992
Notifications, 1991-1992
Notification chairman, 1989-1990
Newsletters, 1991-1992
Samples-past newsletters, 1987-1990
Linda Hallstead, 1988-1989
Notifications, 1982-1983
Notifications, 1983-1984
Notifications, 1985-1986
Notification committee, 1984-1985
Notifications, 1986-1987
Notifications, 1988-1989
Notifications, 1989-1990
Notification labels
Newsletter templates
Photograph of founders, 1988