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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Beat Aids Coalition Trust

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Gamma Tau Chapter

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) San Antonio Chapter

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Southwest Texas Conference Lay Organization

Other Organizations and Events

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Mentoria Sherfield Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sherfield, Mentoria
Title: Mentoria Sherfield Papers
Dates: 1982-2019
Creator Abstract: Mentoria Sherfield worked as an educator in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) where she specialized in teaching students with special needs. Over the decades, she made significant contributions to the field of teaching and education.
Content Abstract: The collection is comprised of programs and records from organizations of which Sherfield was or is a member.
Identification: MS 522
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Mentoria Sherfield worked as an educator in the San Antonio Independent School District where she specialized in teaching students with special needs. Sherfield was appointed to review the State Development Alternative Assessment which is administered to special education students in Texas. She was one of the first mentors for teachers entering the field of special education.

Sherfield has been the recipient of many awards including 2002 Delta Woman of the Year, 2004 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and Top Ladies of Distinction Annual Spirit Award of Education in 2005. She is a Diamond Life Member of the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Sherfield served as Chairperson of the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, is a member of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church where she served as a Steward, President of the Lay Organization, Greeter Coordinator, Class Leader and was a member of the Commission on Christian Education.

Source:

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Gamma Tau Chapter, San Antonio, Texas. 15th Annual Educators' Hall of Fame Banquet, "Teachers Touching Lives Forever" program, box 1.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of programs and records from organizations of which Sherfield was or is a member. These include Beat Aids Coalition Trust, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Gamma Tau Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Southwest Texas Conference Lay Organization.

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Organization of Collection

Beat Aids Coalition Trust
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Gamma Tau Chapter
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Southwest Texas Conference Lay Organization
Other Organizations and Events

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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

Persons
Sherfield, Mentoria
Organizations
BEAT AIDS Coalition Trust
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.On San Antonio Alumnae Chapter.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, San Antonio Branch.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., San Antonio Chapter Records.
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Gamma Tau Chapter
Southwest Texas Conference Lay Organization
Subjects
African American churches-- Texas--History.
African American students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
African Americans--Texas--San Antonio--History.
African Americans--Texas--San Antonio--Social life and customs.
Public schools--Texas--San Antonio.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence
Minutes (administrative records)
Souvenir programs
Theater programs
Occupation
Educators
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
African Americans
Clubs and Organizations
Education/Educators
Religion
San Antonio History
Women's Groups

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Related Material

Related material can be found in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter Records, the NAACP San Antonio Branch Records , and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. San Antonio Chapter Records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mentoria Sherfield Papers, MS 522, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mentoria Sherfield in August 2019 (Accession 2019-050).

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Gohlke, Assistant Archivist in January 2020.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Beat Aids Coalition Trust

Black Effort Against (the) Threat of AIDS (BEAT AIDS) is a non-profit 501C3 organization founded in 1987 to promote awareness, education, and treatment for HIV/AIDS in the San Antonio and South Texas Community.
Box
1 Banquet legacy book, 1987-2017
Miss Top Teen of America, 2016
Programs, correspondence, 2016-2018
32nd Annual Fundraiser Banquet, 27 September 2019

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. San Antonio Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. founded in 1913, is a non-profit, public service organization that is committed to health, education, political awareness and economic development programs.
Box
1 Southwest Regional College Convocation, 1992
Delta Queen of Hearts coronation programs, 1996-2012
Counting my Blessings Hall of Fame program, 1997
Certificates, 1997-2001
38th Southwest Regional Conference programs, 2001
May Day Observance program and awards, 17 May 2002
Founders Day Celebration programs, 2002-2004
May Day Observance program, 9 May 2003
Nomination letter, 2 September 2004

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National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Gamma Tau Chapter

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is a professional organization of teachers dedicated to the task of training youth of America to cope satisfactorily and effectively with today's problems.
Box
1 15th Annual Educator Hall of Fame program, 18 May 2007
19th Annual Educator Hall of Fame program, 21 May 2011

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) San Antonio Chapter

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Box
1 Freedom Fund dinner programs, 2003-2019
109th Annual Convention program, July 2018
Back to School, Stay in School brochure, undated

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National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Founded October 24, 1981, NCBW's purpose is to develop a leadership forum of professional Black women from the public and private sectors, and facilitate their access to mainstream America. The San Antonio chapter seeks to empower women through programs that meet their diverse needs, while promoting awareness of African American culture.
Box
1 Clipping, 2006
20th year celebration program, 25 June 2016

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Southwest Texas Conference Lay Organization

The purpose of the organization is to organize and train the Lay members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church within the Southwest Texas Conference so as to achieve the following goals: create an appreciation for history and principles of African Methodism, and to create an atmosphere whereby the laity supports the total program of the church in the local congregation, conference, district, and connectional church.
Box
1 Member list, 1982-1986
Record book, 1988-1994 and undated
Finances/vouchers, 1988-1999
Resolutions, 1989
Correspondence, 1989-2000
Minutes, 1991-1997
Officers' reports, 1992-1994
Planning materials, 1994-1995
Minutes executive, 1996-1997
85th session of the annual conference, 1996
Votes for delegates, 1996
Mailing lists and related materials, 1996
10th Episcopal District lay elections, 1996-2000
Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church Deacons appreciation, 16 November 2014
Emmanuel AME Church annual lay day, undated
Box
2 Minutes, 1997-1998
AME 10th District reports, 1997-1999
Meeting minutes, 2003-2004
Annual Picnic Praise and Worship Service, 18 July 2004
African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2004-2008
Laminta Minor: Fourth Sunday worship service, 2005
Emmanuel AME lay Sunday, 2008
Emmanuel AME Church Women's Day Celebration program, 2019
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church stained glass window booklet, undated

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Other Organizations and Events

Box
2 St. Philips College Christmas card, 1998
Dallas Black Dance Theatre program, 1999
Black Heritage, MLK calendar of events, 1999
Viva Fiesta! The Cherise Cochrane Foundation 10th Annual Scholarship and Mentoring Awards Banquet programs, 14 April 2012
Shelf Foundation Inaugural Black and Gold Scholarship Gala and Fashion Show souvenir book, 25 October 2015
William James High School Class of 1967 50th class reunion program, 10-13 August 2017

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