University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the UTSA University Archives Vertical File, 1969-2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio
Title: UTSA University Archives Vertical File
Dates: 1969-2018
Creator Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2018, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1969 through 2018 and includes assorted materials collected by UTSA Libraries Special Collections staff pertaining to the history of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Materials include brochures, newsletters, promotional and publicity materials, correspondence and memoranda, reports, printouts of web pages, degree program descriptions, exhibition catalogs, organizational charts, greeting cards, and other materials.
Identification: UA 1.03
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (5 boxes, 4 oversized boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969. As of 2018, the University comprises three campuses: UTSA's Main Campus in northwest San Antonio, its Downtown Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus, which includes the Institute of Texan Cultures museum.

Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1970 through 2018 and includes assorted materials collected by UTSA Libraries Special Collections staff pertaining to the history of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Departments and Programs series includes brochures, newsletters, promotional and publicity materials, correspondence and memoranda, reports, printouts of web pages, degree program descriptions, exhibition catalogs, organizational charts, greeting cards, and other materials.

Most of this collection is housed at UTSA's Hemisfair Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

Organization of Collection

1. Departments and Programs


Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

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

Index Terms

University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
Vertical files (Libraries).
San Antonio (Tex.).
Greeting cards.
Promotional materials.
Vertical files.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA University Archives Vertical File, UA 1.03, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The collection has been assembled by the UTSA Special Collections Department.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, May 2009, July 2009.

Inventory of the UTSA University Archives Vertical File

1. Departments and Programs

Arranged alphabetically by department or program, and chronologically thereafter.
1 Academic Support and Undergraduate Services, Office of
Learning Communities brochure, undated
Admissions and Registrar, Office of
Degree program description brochures, circa 1973
Applications, College Roadmap to Success brochure, and other materials, 1986-1998 and undated
African American Studies Program
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Lecture program, 2018
11th Annual Symposium Black & Brown Futures program and flyer, 2018
Alumni Association
Newsletters, brochures, and other materials, 1985-2010 and undated
Reflections: UTSA Alumni Gala program and auction guide, 2008
UTSA Ambassadors Program
Brochure and other materials, 2005-2009 and undated
Architecture, Interior Design, Building Development programs
Poster advertising College of Fine Arts and Humanities and College of Business programs, undated
Architecture, College of
Description of degree programs and exhibition catalogs, 1980s-1994 and undated
OM 2 "Avenida Guadalupe: 2020 master plan," 1998
1 "Building Typologies: Carizzo Springs," 2002
"A new voice: San Antonio's brand of mid-century modern architecture," 2012
Art and Art History, Department of
Publicity materials, 2005-2007, 2013
Athletics Department
Assorted flyers and brochures, 1981-2006, 2016
Lady Roadrunners basketball game ticket stub, 1980s
OM 2 Ballentine, James Scott, The Image of Dreams, musical score commissioned for UTSA's 25th anniversary, 1994
1 Barrios, Gregg, "New Latino generation", undated
Behavioral and Cultural Science, Division of brochures, undated
Betty Travis v. UTSA, 1997
Black Heritage Week brochure, 1995
Business Affairs
Memorandum re: SACS accreditation and Rewards and Recognition Program awards program, 1999-2003
Business Services
Brochure, undated
Campus Activities Board
Brochure, undated
Campus Recreation
Schedules, 2011-2012
Brochure, undated
Career Services, Office of
Annual report 1997-1998, 1998
Catholic Student Association
Christmas Pageant programs, 2008-2009
Center for Archaeological Research
Herrara Gate special report and Friends of Archaeology newsletter, 1997 and undated
Center for Economic Development
"Final report: City of San Antonio, Texas neighborhood commercial revitalization program, retail market analyses and research studies of three neighborhood commercial districts: EastTown@Commerce," 2000
"A concept plan for old Helotes," 1990
Center for Water Research
"UTSA decision support system for the Edwards Aquifer," August, 1995
Charles, Frank
Essays written by a UTSA student for history and geography courses, 1984-1995
College of Business
Annual reports
View Contents
Brochures, undated
Building dedication, 1994-1995
Correspondence related to Louis Rodriguez, 1st Dean of the College of Business, 1972-1978
College of Education and Human Development
A tribute to Arcadia H. Lopez [DVD], 2007
Fall commencement ticket, 2012
College of Fine and Applied Arts
"The City of San Antonio," course poster, 1978
College of Fine Arts and Humanities
Brochures, memoranda, and degree plan information, 1988-1991
Newsletter, UTSA Current, 1991-1992
Newsletter, Ovations, 1996-1999
Paul Rotterdam: The 14 stations of the cross and the Helotes works, 1982
Undergraduate academic policies and procedures, 1996
2 College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Newsletter, The COLFA Irregular, 2001
College of Sciences
2 Brochures, 2006-2007
Newsletters, 1997-2003
College of Sciences and Engineering
Vista newsletter, 1995
2 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Newsletter, Ventanas, 1998-1999
Annual report, 1995-1996, 1996
Columbia University seminars at UTSA
OM 1 Education in San Antonio, Tape 1 [VHS cassette], 1988-01-30
Education in San Antonio, Tape 2 [VHS cassette], 1988-01-30
Media and the law, Tape 1 [VHS cassette], 1988-01-30
Media and the law, Tape 2 [VHS cassette], 1988-01-30
2 Computer Science, Division of
Newsletter, Bit Runner, 1996
OM 1 Conference on Administrative Information Systems [VHS cassette], circa 1990
2 Core curriculum reports, 1991
Counseling center, 1991
Culture and Policy Institute
Brochure and web page printout, 2004 and undated
Dean, Office of the
General education requirements, 1980 September 1
Guidelines for re-appointment, tenure, promotion, and termination, 1996
Handbook for provisionally admitted students, circa 1970s
Institutional rules on student services and activities, 1978
Development Office
Lecture series documents, 1991
Dr. Patricia A. Graham scholarship flyer, 2008
San Antonio Engineering and Bioscience Initiative materials, undated
"Pathways to Giving" and other publications, undated
Photographs from event, undated
Davis, Dewey, 1971, 2011
Disability Services
Newsletter, Disability Awareness, and brochure, 1997 and undated
Earth and Physical Sciences, Division of
Self-study evaluation of the Master of Science in Natural Resources, 1986
Education, Division of
Newsletter, La Palabra, 1988
Undergraduate program review self-evaluation, Vol. I, 1996
Undergraduate program review self-evaluation, Vol. II-III [restricted], 1996
Self-study for program improvement, 1999
Emergency handbooks, undated
Engineering, Division of
Report Literature on Engineering Technology with letter attached, 1972 and 1980
Progress Report No. 2 of the Talent Search Committee, 1980 September
San Antonio Council on Engineering Education--Committee on Engineering Technology--final report, 1980 October
Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering--degree program description, 1988
Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering--degree program description, 1988
Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering--degree program description, 1988
Engineers and Engineering Education in Texas by Herbert H. Woodson, 1990
Activities honoring Professor B.S. Thyagarajan on his retirement from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2001
Innovations magazine, 2006, 2016
OM 1 UTSA Engineering package with B-roll, Richard Howe, KSAT 12 [UMATIC videocassette, 1987-10-30
2 English, Classics, and Philosophy, Department of
Student Handbook and conference announcement, 2004 and undated
OM 1 Enigma machine presentation given at UTSA by CIA curator, local news clips [VHS cassette], 1995
Environmental Studies, Division of
OM 2 "Avenida Guadalupe: neighborhood improvement plan," 1980
2 Extended Education, Office of
"Extended Education" booklet, 1995-2000
3 "Extended Education" class schedules,
Facilities Planning and Construction, Office of
Assorted planning materials, 1970-1971 and undated
OM 3 Highway Loop 1604 site plans [1-2], 1971
1604 campus aerial, circa 1970s
3 Academic III Building pre-construction manual, circa 2001
Financial Services, Office of
Brochure, circa 1992
Food Services
Food Services newsletters, 1999
Foreign Languages, Division of
Brochures and invitation, 1974 and undated
Friends of Shakespeare
List of sustaining members and program description, 1993
Gifted and Talented Program
American Creativity: A Bridge Between Centuries, circa 1983
Title page: "Draft of a textbook to be used in Humanities 1011 [course] at The University of Texas at San Antonio during the 1983 UTSA Gifted and Talented Student Program."
Graduate Studies, Office of
Brochures for Graduate Studies programs, circa 2001
Handbook for teaching assistants, 2002
Health Services
Brochure, undated
Hispanic Research Center
"Access, equality, and anima: the legacy of our community's struggle for knowledge," April, 1999
Materials regarding Mexican American Archives project, collected by Special Collections Librarian Dora Guerra, 1992-1996 and undated
"Hispanic Research at UTSA" booklet, 1996 May
Memorandum regarding potential donors to Mexican American Archives project, 1997
Newsletter, El Noticiero, 1997-1999
Strategic Plan--Hispanic Research Center Mexican American Collection, 2001 March
Printout of website, 2001 March and 2004 June
Hispanic Research Center Faculty Advisory Board--agenda and meeting documents (including strategic plan), with notes of Head of Special Collections and Archives, 2001
History, Department of
Syllabus, brochure, and newsletter, 2004-2006 and undated
Student paper, "A History of the History Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio," 2005
Honors College
May Graduation Ceremony program, 2013
Brochures, undated
Housing and Residence Life, Office of
Letter, 2005
Resident Handbook, 2007
Human Resources Department
Booklet, Recruitment and Interviewing Guidelines, August 1996
Management responsibilities reference guide, 1995
Training and other brochures, 2000-2009
Information Technology, Office of
Emails and newsletter, 2005-2007
Institute for Studies in Business
Answering community needs through business and economic research at the urban university: a presentation of the Center for Studies in Business Economics and Human Resources, 1974
Organizational committment: the test of a model, 1982
1987 San Antonio wage survey report, 1988
SALMIS 1989 employment rankings, 1989
Industrial employment in San Antonio: projections to 1992, 1989
The Economic and Business Review of San Antonio and South Texas newsletters, 1991-1996
Strategic Links newsletters, 1991-1998
The 1992 San Antonio wage survey summary report, 1992
Industrial employment in San Antonio: projections to 1995, 1992
SALMIS 1993 occupational rankings report, 1993
Industrial employment in San Antonio: projections to 1996, 1993
The San Antonio economy: a mid-year report, 1995
4 Institute of Texan Cultures
Newsletter, People, 1975
A Program Development Plan, 1978
Annual report, 1998
Newsletter, The Texican, and related materials, 1998-2006
Exhibits and events--promotional materials, 2000s
Web page printout, "Significant Dates in Institute of Texan Cultures History," 2002
Organizational chart, circa 2003
Emails to staff, 2003-2007
OM 1 Panel discussion, Migration in the U.S.: Semantics of identity [VHS cassette], September 30, 2004
4 Guidelines for Institute of Texan Cultures employee awards program, 2005
Web page printout, "Visitor Information," 2005 January
Brochures and bookmark, undated
Brochures in French and German, undated
Emma Tenayuca exhibit [CD], undated
Institutional Compliance, Office of
"Do The Right Thing" booklet, brochure, and related materials, undated
Institutional compliance program operations guide, 1999
Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Instruction, Department of
"Bridging" Summer Institute packet, 2004
Interfraternity Council
Brochure, "UTSA Greek Community," 1977
International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria Anzaldúa
4 Program, 2012
La Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas
Event poster for a documentary film featuring UTSA faculty member Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, 2017
Lui, Richard S.
Business Education Initiative luncheon programs, 2005-2008
Management and Marketing, Division of
"Export patterns and the development of U.S.-Mexico free trade," 1990
Manual casas de interes social y mejorando el estado de la vivenda en San Antonio / Handbook on affordable housing and improving your living conditions in San Antonio, 2006
Mathematics and Statistics, Division of
Statistics: reflections on the past and visions for the future, 2000
71 Mesquite Monthly
"UTSA Arrives" issue of the city-wide student newspaper, 1975
4 Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute
Reports, 1998
Minority Affairs, Office of
Photograph of Henry B. Gonzalez, autographed to the office, undated
Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of
4 Memory in World Cinema Conference programs, 2009-2010
2 Memory in World Cinema Conference posters, 2009-2011
OM 4 Memory in World Cinema Conference flag, undated
4 Mr./Ms. UTSA
Campaign flyers, 2012, undated
Music Department
Madrigal Christmas Dinner programs and clippings, 1978-1979 and 1994
Assorted materials, 1990-2007
Orientation and Transition Services
Roadrunner Roundup program, 2004
Roadrunner planner 2010-2011, 2010
Parking and Transportation Services
Brochures, maps, and bus schedules, 1975-2012
Parking permits, 1981-2013
Parking and Traffic Regulations booklets, 1987-1999
Partnership With Mexico
Flyer, 2016
Physical Plant
Information manuals, 1986 and undated
Police Department
Handouts and reports, 1979-2007 and undated
Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP)
U.S. Dept. of Energy Grant final report [2 copies], 1983
Reports, 1988-1990
5 President, Office of the
Holiday greeting cards, 1973-2004 and undated
Plan Your University program materials, circa 1975
UTSA President's Associates mailing, brochures, dinner program, 1990-1991 and undated
President's Reports, 1991-1998
President's report,1995-1996
View Contents
5 Invitations, 1996-2005
Recipes and remembrances, 2004
2007 Scholarship and awards dinner [DVD], 2007
A Shared Vision: UTSA 2016, 2007
UTSA master plan summary, 2007
Echoes From The Wall: The Vietnam War - Fallen Heroes - Faces With Names (digital images on CD), 2015
River Parade Grand Marshall party invitation, 2016
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, 1994
Project Team
UTSA Portal Communication Plan: Implementation report, 2004
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Invitations, 1997
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Brochure, undated
Purchasing Department
"A Handbook for Faculty and Staff," booklet, undated
Vendor list of historically under-utilized businesses, 1993
Registrar, Office of the
Newsletter and handout, 2002
Research Development, Office of
Brochures, undated
Risk Management, Office of
Environmental health and safety operations guide, 1998
Roadrunner Club
Brochure, "Membership Has Its Privileges," and other materials, 1990-2004
San Antonio Ranch
5 Robert Gladstone and Associates, "Preliminary economic feasibility study for San Antonio Ranch," 1970
OM 2 William Pereira and Associates, "San Antonio Ranch: a university community study," 1969
5 Scholarship Office
UTSA Scholarship Opportunities brochures, 2004-2006
Sigma Tau Delta
Poetry reading flyer, 1996
Small Business Development Center
Annual reports
5 1993-2000
Social and Policy Sciences, Division of
Outstanding student papers, 1987-1988, 1988
Student Leadership and Activities Office
Leadership Development Program booklet, 1997-1998
Registered student organizations, undated
Student Leadership and Cultural Programs
Brochures, undated
Student Life, Office of
New student orientation packet, 1991
Off-campus apartment complex directories, 1979-1996
Student Representative Assembly
Fall ’80 Programming brochure, 1980
Student Service Fee Committee
Report and Hearing Forms, 1998-1999
Student Union (formerly the University Center)
Brochures and materials related to expansion event, 1996 and undated
University Center program of dedication, 1996
View Contents
Testing Services, Office of
Booklets, 1985-2001
Texas Folklife Festival
Assorted materials, 1994-2009
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute
Annual report, 2011
Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success
Brochures and bookmark, undated
Mentoring handbook, undated
TRIO Programs
Assorted materials, 2004
University Advancement
"UTSA: The Rising Star of Texas" booklet, circa 2005
6 University Committees
Booklet about university committees, 1990
View Contents
University Committee on Teaching Effectiveness and Development
Teaching effectively at UTSA, 1987
University Communications
6 "Guide to University Communications" booklet, 1990s
71 Aerial photograph (20” x 24”) of main campus, circa 1986-1990
6 University of Texas System
OM 2 Texas Times newspaper, 1973 August
6 Booklet, the "University of Texas System: The Chancellor's Council: Executive Committee" [Dr. Peter Flawn's name written on front cover], 1973 October 15
Gubernatorial Appointments to Full Terms on the Board of Regents... by Frank C. Erwin, Jr., 1978
Articles pertaining to the University of Texas System, 1981 and undated
Booklet, the University of Texas System, 1986
UTSA Art Collection
6 University Art Program brochure, 1990s
Brochure, 2000s
Michele Monseau: Gone Again II, 2007
Voz: Selections from the UTSA Art Collection, 2018
The AT&T Art Collection at the University of Texas at San Antonio, undated
UTSA Bookstore brochures, undated
UTSA Buttons
6 Bestfest is Here! button, undated
Orange button, undated
OM 2 UTSA campus master plan and appendix, July 2009
6 UTSA chapter of the Texas Faculty Association, 1995
UTSA Child Development Center
6 Building dedication ceremony, 2003
6 Brochure, 2013
UTSA Downtown
6 Brochures, 1995-1997
Event Program, “Musica Memorable,” 2001
UTSA environmental scan, 1999
OM 1 UTSA reaching out with Sam Rilkin [VHS cassette], undated
6 UTSA student identification card, 1980s
UTSA Uncovered, circa 1990s
Vice President for Research
Booklet, "Accelerate 2025: UTSA’s Framework for Top Tier Research," undated
Booklet, "Research: Biotechnology, Sciences, and Engineering," undated
Brochure, "UTSA: An Emerging Research University," undated
Visitor Center
Brochures, undated
VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service)
Clippings, 1993-2006
Photographs, 1990s-2000s
Brochure, undated
UTSA Women's Club
News article, cookbook entitled "The Fastest Little Cookbook in Texas," and invitation to wine and cheese event at Lutcher Center, 1984-1989 and undated
Women's History Week: The Threads That Bind, 1992
Women's Studies Institute
Newsletter and other materials, 2004-2006
Notebook titled, "A history of women faculty," 1996
Women and Gender Studies Committee
Assorted materials, 2001-2002