The Claude and ZerNona Black Papers
The collection is approximately 100 cubic feet, and documents the civil rights, civic activism, and Baptist ministry of Reverend Claude William Black, Jr. (1916-2009) and his wife, ZerNona Stewart Black (1906-2005) in San Antonio, Texas. The collection spans the early 1900s through 2009, and includes: Mount Zion First Baptist Church documents; writings and printed materials, such as sermons, correspondence, event brochures, and funeral programs; newspaper clippings relating to city government; photographs and memorabilia that reveal the history of the African American community in San Antonio and its place in the national civil rights movement. Selected digitized materials in the Digital Collections are linked to the electronic finding aid, The Claude and ZerNona Black Papers. Digitized content will be added on an ongoing basis.
Historical Images Archive
The Special Collections Department in the Coates Library serves as the Trinity University Archives, and includes approximately 15,000 photographs and 20,000 slides documenting the University’s history from the 1870s to the 1990s. The historic images in the collection range in date throughout the University’s first 100 years and are divided into 4 subject categories (based on the University’s geographic location): the Tehuacana Images (1869-1902), the Waxahachie Images (1902-1942), the Woodlawn: San Antonio Images (1910-1952), and the Skyline Campus: San Antonio Images (mid 1950s-present). These collections include glass plate images, tintypes, and gelatin photos, as well as traditional and digital photography. The digitization of this and other collections insures the continued preservation and improved access to these resources.
Theatre Arts Images Archive
Trinity’s outstanding Drama Program has continued to preserve and collect images of theatrical productions from the last 50 years of its history. This online collection will be comprised of selected photographs from plays, musicals, and other performances, and will eventually include publicity related items and theatrical season programs. Digital images formerly available at the Speech and Drama Department webpage will now be available in a searchable format as a part of library’s digital collections.