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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Activism, 1985-2019

Business, 1910-1984

Churches, 1999-2007

Clubs/Organizations, 1894-2010

Education, 1905-2004

Events, 1929-2018

Hospitals, 2002

Military, 1907-1991

Neighborhoods, 1937-1967

Personal Items, 1851-1936

Politics/Government, 1912-1971

Publications, 1867-1974

Restaurant Menus and Culinary Ephemera, 2000-2019

Theater and the Arts, 1921-2017

Tourism, 1904-2018

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the San Antonio Ephemera Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Title: San Antonio Ephemera Collection
Dates: 1854, 1890-2019
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Ephemera Collection is an artificial collection created by UTSA Special Collections.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of printed materials related to the culture, history, and people of San Antonio.
Identification: MS 242
Extent: 7 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language: English, Spanish, German
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Ephemera Collection is an artificial collection created ty the Univesity of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections (UTSA Special Collections). Materials in the collection were donated by a variety of donors, known and unknown.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of printed materials related to the culture, history, and people of San Antonio. Materials come from San Antonio businesses, individuals, clubs and organizations, restaurants, and schools. Many items reflect a focus on tourism and events such as Fiesta.

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Organization of Collection

Activists
Business
Churches
Clubs/Organizations
Education
Events
Hospitals
Military
Neighborhoods
Personal Items
Politics/Government
Publications
Restaurant Menus/Culinary Ephemera
Theater and the Arts
Tourism

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Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Business
Clubs
Education
Festivals
Military
Neighborhoods
Theater
Tourism
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Booklets
Menus
Postcard albums
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Art/Artists
Business
Clubs and Organizations
Cooking/Culinary History
Education/Educators
HemisFair '68 (The 1968 World's Fair)
Military
San Antonio History
Travel and Tourism

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Related Material

Similar materials can be found in the Robin Ellis Collection of San Antonio Ephemera .

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Antonio Ephemera Collection, MS 242, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The San Antonio Ephemera Collection is an artificial collection comprised of materials from an assortment of donors known and unknown from 1999-2019 (Acc. 1999-019, 2001-025, 2003-090, 2003-091, 2003-093, 2004-054, 2004-099, 2004-103, 2005-093, 2005-105, 2006-74, 2007-006, 2007-028, 2007-047, 2007-057, 2007-078, 2007-079, 2007-80, 2007-085, 2007-086, 2007-114, 2008-078, 2016-003, 2016-018, 2016-021, 2016-048, 2016-050, 2016-072, 2016-075, 2016-077, 2016-078, 2017-016, 2018-032, 2018-066, 2018-067, 2019-028, 2019-038, 2019-052, 2019-053, 2019-054, 2019-055, 2019-056, 2019-057, 2019-058, , 2019-060, 2019-061, 2019-0622019-064, 2019-065, 2019-066, 2019-067, 2019-068, 2019-069, 2019-070, 2019-072, 2019-073, 2019-074, 2019-075, 2019-076, 2019-079.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Assistant Archivist in November 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Activism, 1985-2019

Box
9 Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez photographs, Dia de la Raza commemorative program, 1985-1988, 2019
Box
OM2 "Walkout!", Edgewood High School 1968 50th anniversary, 11 October 1968

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Business, 1910-1984

Box Folder
2 Various bank bylaws, 1910-1936
The Equitable Life Insurance Company annual statement, 1 December 1913
Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio booklet, 1920
Guaranty Abstract and Title Company booklet, 19 March 1927
Calloway's Texas Index, 1927-1929
International Harvester Company of America Dinner program, 10 March 1931
Fargo Engineering Company Consulting Engineers correspondence, reports, and exhibits on proposed storage reservoir on the Guadalupe River above New Braunfels, Texas, 1935-1937
Telephone almanac, 1936
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce magazine, February 1936
San Antonio Mexican Chamber of Commerce newsletters, 1969, 1984
Alamo National Bank booklet, undated
Commercial Loan and Trust Company financial security strategy, undated
Hickey's Famous Autographed Hats advertisement, undated
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Charter and Bylaws, undated
The Story of Butter Krust Bread, undated
"Are You a Kakopo?" Chamber of Commerce booklet, undated
Box
OM2 Frost Bros. shopping bag, undated

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Churches, 1999-2007

Box
2 The Light of the World: The Windows of Christ Episcopal Church, by Virginia Parrish 1999
Christ Episcopal Church Centennial booklets (510 Belknap Pl. at W. Russell Pl.), 2007
Second Baptist Church Men's Usher Board pin, undated

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Clubs/Organizations, 1894-2010

Box
1 Scientific Society of San Antonio: The Nandu, 1894
Ceremonial Secession Alzafar Temple, 22 January 1917
Box
OM2 Texas Typothetae Federation Convention program, 20-21 April 1921
Box
1 "No Regrets" pamphlet Rotary Club of San Antonio, 1926
Historical Data of San Antonio pamphlet, 1928
Associated Charities letter, 1932
37th Annual National Encampment: United Spanish War Veterans, 15-19 September 1935
Box
9 San Antonio's Social Directory, 1937
Box
1 Fifty-second Annual Session, Grand Court Order of Calanthe, June 1950
Box
9 Woman's Auxiliary to the Tom Green Eight County Medical Association yearbook, 1954-1955
Box
1 Constitution and bylaws, Texas Senior Women's Golf Association, 1972
Amistad Civic Organization (San Antonio), 1972
Asociacion de Charros de San Antonio, 1980
Texas Paper Doll newsletter, Vol. 1 Nos. 1-4, 1984-1985
Texas Paper Doll newsletter, Vol. 2 1 Nos. 1-4, 1985-1986
Texas Paper Doll newsletter, Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4, 1986-1987
A Fly Fisher's Guide to Rivers of the Texas Hill Country, 1987
Lions Club history booklets, 1985-1995, 2010
San Antonio Bonsai Society yearbook, 1987-1988, 1997
Bonsai Mountain Garden mail order catalogue, 1992
Plaza Club booklet, undated

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Education, 1905-2004

Box
4 Texas School Journal, 1905
Box
9 "Huisache" San Antonio High School yearbook, 1910
Parents-Teacher Association at Hot Wells School, 1946-1947
Box
4 Teacher lesson plans and notes, San Antonio transit map (used for field trip), 1954-1956
Fox Tech 25th year reunion program, 1964
National Council for the Spanish Speaking (San Antonio), 1964
Box
9 Travis Elementary School photograph, 1966
Box
4 "Those Comforting Hills" Comfort Middle School, 1977-1978 and undated
"A History of Thomas Jefferson High School," 2004

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Events, 1929-2018

Box
4 Premium List: Fall Fair and Race Meet held by International Exposition, 9-17 November 1929
United States Volleyball Association National Championship Program, 1963-2018
Brochures, booklets, flier, 2016-2018 and undated
Box
OM2 Snowstorm of 1985 clippings, 1985
Box
4 San Antonio Festival at Oblate College of the Southwest, 1981
Luminaria brochures and Dignowitty Hill Jazz Festival, 2016
Fiesta 1936-2019
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Fiesta edition, March 1936
Programs, 1956, 2000-2019
Box
5 Consulado General de Mexico Fiestas Patrias official program booklets, 1961-1969
Sociedad Ignacio Zaragoza Fiesta Patrias program booklet, 1971
Box
OM2 Fiesta sniper clippings, April 1979
Box
5 King William materials, 1979-1986 and undated
King Antonio LXII coin, 1984
Box
9 Battle of Flowers Parade: A Centennial Celebration, 1991
Box
5 "The Court of the Century," 2009
Fiesta San Antonio Schedule of Events, 2016
Whataburger fan, 2018
Rey Feo fan/mask, undated

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Hospitals, 2002

Box
OM2 Scrapbook of Mrs. D.A. Culpepper, tuberculosis patient at the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1941
Box
9 Early Civilian Hospitals in San Antonio, 2002

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Military, 1907-1991

Box
3 Fort Sam Houston roster, 23 December 1907
First Flight Inagurating Air Mail Service envelope, 6 February 1928
Randoph: Showplace of the Air Force, circa 1980s
Randolph Air Force Base map, 1991
Guide to the Randolph metrocom, undated

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Neighborhoods, 1937-1967

Box
9 Prospect Hill Chronicle, 28 January 1937
Colonies North house plan books, 1966-1967
Tobin Hill neighborhood plan, 1966-1967

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Personal Items, 1851-1936

Box
OM6 Scrapbook, inscribed "Mary G. Elliot, St. Joseph's Academy," 1851
Autograph book with illustrations, Rosalee Haschke, Brackenridge High School, 1924
Box
4 German document regarding the estate of Adolf and Gertrude Schurig (San Antonio), 1912
Violation of Prohibition letter, 1931
Box
9 Letter from James B. Gillett to Mrs. D.W. Roberts, 1936

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Politics/Government, 1912-1971

Box
9 11th annual report of the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, 1888
Box
4 National Guardsman, May 1912
Taxation pamphlet, 14 March 1932
State Senator Joe Bernal appreciate dinner, 1969
San Antonio Magazine featuring Henry B. Gonzalez, 1971
The Texas Rangers: An American Legend, 1973
Anti-Administration ticket, undated

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Publications, 1867-1974

Box
4 Subscription receipt for San Antonio Herald, 24 April 1867
Box
OM2 San Antonio Express, annual review, 1890
Box
5 Un Viaje de Maravatio, San Antonio de Bexar, 1898
Box
OM2 "The Passing Show," 1907
Box
5 Baza-Zeitung Beethoven Halle booklet, October 1916
The Bohemian Scribbler, 27 May 1911
Interstate Index, A Journal of Progress, 1919
Timely Trollery Topics, 12 March 1921
Box
OM2 Magazin de La Prensa, 1934
Box
5 San Jose Mission book, 1935
Mavericks pamphlet, 1937
Box
OM2 "Machine Made," (article about Charlie Bellinger), in Collier's, 18 September 1937
Holland's the Magazine of the South, January 1944
Chrysanthemum Ball section, 21 October 1962
"San Antonio Story," in Houston Chronicle, 12 April 1964
Box
5 Voz del Barrio, Vol. 1 Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 1968
Old San Antonio: 250 Years in Pictures, 1968
Box
OM2 "Second Battle of the Alamo," in Tempo, 1 June 1969
Box
5 Tomas Acuna biography, 1974
Box
OM2 "Historic San Antonio," in Express News, 1974
Helotes Echo, 5 September 1975
It's Only Rock N' Roll, May 1979
San Antonio Women's Magazine, October 1983
San Antonio's Suburban News, 15 May1983
San Antonio Singles, September-October 1988
"The 80's S.A. Music Decade's Hottest Hits," in SA News, January 1990
Box
5 San Antonio: the City of Beautiful Homes, undated
San Antonio (Texas), Eigenthum D. Verlege, undated

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Restaurant Menus and Culinary Ephemera, 2000-2019

A-C
Box
8 Aprons, undated
Armadillos, undated
Asian Star, undated
Barbaro, 2016
Box
OM1 Battalion, 2018
Box
8 B & B Smokehouse, undated
BKSA, 2018
Blanco Cafe, undated
Bellas, undated
Betty Jane's Bakeshoppe, undated
Bottling Dept., undated
Bourbon Street Cafe, undated
Broadway 5050 Ltd., undated
Bucho, 2019
Box
OM1 Buds Southern Rotisserie, undated
Box
8 La Cabana de Jalisco, undated
Carmelita's, 2019
Casa Sol, undated
Chela's Tacos, 2019
Chicago Bagel & Deli, undated
China Harbor, undated
China Inn, undated
Chinese Cafe, undated
Chin's Garden, undated
Chisme!, 2016-2017
Cured, 2015
D-H
Box
8 Demo's, 2018 and undated
Box
OM1 Durty Nelly's Irish Pub, undated
Box
8 Earth Burger, undated
El Azteca, undated
Fajita Taco Place, undated
46th St. Pizzeria, undated
5 Points Local, 2018-2019
Fletcher's Hamburgers, undated
French's Black Cat "Victory menu," 1943
Fundacion Herdezon, 2019
Garcia's, undated
Green, 2019
Box
OM1 Guadalupe Smoked Meat Company, undated
Box
8 Hearthstone Bakery Cafe, undated
Hot Joy, 2015-2016
J-L
Box
8 Jazz TX, 2017
Jimador, undated
Julia's Bistro & Bar, 2019
King's Bowl, undated
Koffee Kup, 2018
La Cabana de Jalisco, 2016
La Choza, undated
Lai Wah's Place, undated
La Panaderia, undated
Larder, 2016
La Scala, 1995
Little Rhein Sweets 'N Treats, undated
Lulu's, undated
M-O
Box
OM1 Maggie's, undated
Magic Time Machine, undated
Box
8 Mama's Kitchen, 2016
Box
OM1 Manolete, undated
Box
8 Mary Lou's Cafe, 2009
Box
OM1 Maverick Texas Brasserie, 2018
Box
8 Maybelle's Donuts, 2017
Mixtli, 2016-2019
El Monte BBQ, 2019
Monterey, 2015
Murf's Better Burger, undated
Nao (visiting chef series), 2012
Nola, 2017
Old Heidelberg, undated
Old Main, 2015
Old Smokehouse, undated
Paramour, undated
P-S
Box
8 Paul's Pub, undated
Periphery, 2019
Pete's Taco House, 2019
Po Folks, undated
Pharm Table, 2017-2019
Puerto Rican Grub Express, undated
Pujol (Mexico City), 2019
Rami's Pizza, undated
Salsalito, undated
Sapore's Pizza, undated
Sternewirth, 2018
Still Golden Social House, undated
Supper American Eatery, undated
T-Z
Box
8 Tenko Ramen, undated
Box
OM1 Tower of the Americas, undated
Box
8 Tower of the Americas drink menu, undated
Tucker's Kozy Korner, undated
Uno Mas, 2019
Wiseguys a Chicago Eatery, undated
Wok on Wheels, undated
Wrigleyville Grill, undated
Culinary Ephemera
Box
8 Swift and Company Homemakers Cooking School brochures presented by Handy-Andy, circa 1950
Cards, 2000
Box
9 The Story of Robert Lorenzo Rutledge and Eva (Kraith) Maloney, 2004
Box
OM1 Newspaper clippings, recipes, San Antonio restaurants, 2001-2010
Newsclippings regarding Los Barrios, 2001-2010
Box
8 Magazines, booklets, 2008-2010 and undated
300 Years of San Antonio: A Creative City of Gastronomy, 2018
Box
OM1 Sillen art placemat, undated

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Theater and the Arts, 1921-2017

Box
OM2 Illustrations of San Antonio Missions, 30 March 1854 and undated
"San Antonio Song," 1907
Box
3 San Antonio Grand Opera program, 30 March 1921
The Texas Theatre program, 1926 and undated
San Antonio Art League River Art Group Art show booklets with enclosures, 1927-1928
"Down in San Antonio" lyrics and music, 1941
"Bells are Ringing" SALT program, 1961
Centro Cultural-Rubin Salazar newspaper, 1970s
Trabajadores Unidos program description (Spanish), 1972
The Church Theatre Brochure (1150 S. Alamo), 1976-1977
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center brochures, 1980-1991
Centro Cultual Aztlan (San Antonio) brochures, fliers, 1984
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center programs, 2016-2017
San Antonio Artist Series: Albert Spalding program, undated
"Everywoman" handout, undated
Majestic Theatre program, undated
Centro del Pueblo de San Antonio bumper sticker, undated
Box
OM2 "Remember the Alamo," sheet music, undated

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Tourism, 1904-2018

Advertisements
Box
6 Iron Mountain Route from St. Louis to Hot Springs, San Antonio and points in Mexico and California, 1904
Collectibles
Box
OM3 San Antonio: America's Winter Playland metal sign, 1904
Box
6 Host City USA pin, undated
San Antonio souvenir hat, undated
Maps
Box
6 Conoco San Antonio HemisFair '68 plus 4 exciting weekend Touraide trips, 1968
San Antonio Transit System Higlands bus schedule, 1968
Where to Go and How to Get There in Bexar County and the San Antonio Area, Expressways, Points of Interest, Detail Maps, circa 1980
Fiesta Texas, 1992-1994
Via Metropolitan Transit System Map San Antonio Area, 2016
The Pearl, 2018
Postcards
Box
7 Miniature postcards of San Antonio buildings in miniature U.S. Mail pouch, circa early 1900s
Box
OM4 Scrapbooks with postcards from around the world, 1911-1949, 1964 and undated
Box
OM5 Travel postcards from the United States and abroad, 1950-1987 and undated
Box
7 Illustrated and photographic postcards of San Antonio and Texas, undated
Mike Blumenthal San Antonio postcard collection, undated
Publications
Box
6 San Antonio Landmarks, 1906
Souvenir of San Antonio, 1908
The Witte Memorial Museum Official Guide, 1932
Tell Me About Texas, Facts About Texas, 1935
Picturesque Souvenir Book of San Antonio, Texas-24 Views in Full Color, undated
San Antonio in the Winter, circa 1950s
21st Anuual Texas Citrus Fiesta, Citrus Round-Up, 1958
March 1961 Events in San Antonio, 1961
Box
OM2 "There's Something Special About the Big Houses in Texas," in Los Angles Times Home Magazine, 22 April 1973
"South Presa's Famous Resort," River City Times entertainment guide, October 1975
"Vignettes of American History," San Antonio Light Bicentennial edition, 4 July 1976
Box
6 San Antonio: All America City, 1983
Guide to San Antonio '83, 1983
San Antonio City Guide, 2018
Air Traveler's Guide to San Antonio in the Summer, undated
Casa Navarro, Fort Sam Houston Museum brochures, undated
Box
OM3 Greater San Antonio: Its Leading Firms, undated
Box
6 Historical San Antonio, published by the Fox Co. Kodak Department, undated
Historical San Antonio, dedicated to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, undated
Miniatures of San Antonio, Texas picture book, undated
Quaint Old San Antonio, undated
San Antonio: A Handful of Sketches of the Picturesque Old Town, undated
San Antonio: Texas Centennial Herald, undated
Sight-Seeing In and About San Antonio, by the San Antonio Transfer Company, undated
Souvenir of San Antonio books, undated
Box
OM3 Sunshine and Shadows: twelve block prints by DAMA, undated
Box
6 Why is San Antonio 13?, undated

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