Women--San Antonio (Tex.)--Interviews; Women civic leaders--Texas--San Antonio; San Antonio (Tex.)--Politics and government.;
The first woman mayor of a major Texas city, Cockrell served as Mayor of San Antonio, Texas for three terms (1975-1981); member of San Antonio City Council from 1964-1972; Director of Development, San Antonio.
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Exhibitions and museums; Shuffler, R. Henderson (Ralph Henderson), 1908--1975; Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976; Baker, Oscar Terrell, 1910-2006.
Davis shares his knowledge of the development of the Institute of Texan Cultures as a public museum, particularly the Folklife Festival, and relates background on the people and events involved in this process.
The president of the Wendish Historical Society, Laverne Gersch of Giddings, explains the history of the small Eastern German sect who came to Texas in 1854 and settled in Lee County. The Wends remain devoted to the Lutheran Church and their...
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Education; Education--Exhibits and museums; Education--Texas
Educational philosophy and development of exhibits, educational programs, and tools the Institute uses to teach by connecting to history such as traveling trunks, Tex-Kits, Back 40, puppet theater, and exhibit floor programs.
The decades-long struggles of a small town to attract and retain industry and jobs in the post-World War II era are outlined by Clifton banker Hulen C. Aars. The efforts Aars recalls are similar to those of many other Texas...