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Gloria Contreras Papers, 1965-2012 | University Archives

By Lisa Brown

Collection Overview

Title: Gloria Contreras Papers, 1965-2012Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1980-2000
ID: 01/AR0818
Primary Creator: Contreras, Gloria
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is divided into six series, based chronologically on decades: the undated materials, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, and 2010-2013.
Date Acquired: 07/00/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Education -- Japan, Educators -- Texas, Social sciences, South America—Social conditions—20th century, Women social scientists
Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

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Abstract

Composed of materials pertaining to the career of Dr. Gloria Contreras and materials she collected on teaching social studies through a multicultural and global perspective.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The professional archive of Gloria Contreras spans a 40-year career in teaching, research and administration. The earliest materials in the collection consist of documents and photographs during her days as a PhD student at the University of Georgia from 1973-74. Information in the collection includes, but it is not limited to, materials she used for teaching, research notes (and the publications produced from them), awards and honors bestowed on her, photographs of trips she took to study education systems including Vietnam, Korea, and Bolivia, conference proceedings, correspondence from colleagues and former students, brochures from campus groups she founded, copies of The Social Science (a journal she edited), and notes from studies she conducted on bilingual and immigrant education.

Biographical Note

Dr. Gloria Contreras, Professor Emeritus, was recruited to the University of North Texas in 1987 for her strong background in multicultural and social studies education. In 1989 she was appointed the first Director of the Office of Minority Affairs (now the Office of Multicultural Affairs) by President Alfred F. Hurley where she was charged with creating and implementing a 5-year plan for the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students and faculty. As a result of her successful initiatives, over 20 student organizations are actively operating across campus today.

Dr. Contreras’ defining passion has been teaching Social Studies through a multicultural and global perspective.  Her major contributions to her field include her work co-authoring the leading K-6 social studies textbook series (published by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill) and serving as Executive Editor of The Social Science, a nationally peer-reviewed journal aimed at educators at all levels.

In 1990, as Professor of Secondary Education and director of Minority Affairs, Dr. Contreras was awarded the International Education Committee Distinguished Service Citation at the University’s Honors Day celebration.

In 2002 she was honored as a Latina Living Legend by the Hispanic 50, an organization that serves as a catalyst for increased participation of Hispanic women in employment, procurement, and social issues.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2014-46
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Gloria Contreras
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Gloria Contreras Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.

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Series 1: UndatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662367
Folder 1: "Boycott Grapes" and "Viva la Mujer" buttons, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Undated Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Series 2: 1970-1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662367
Folder 3: Photographs of Escuela Bermudez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Photo album
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Research papers, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Photographs from year as Curriculum Specialist with the Bolivian Ministry of Education and Culture, 1978Add to your cart.
Photo album
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Geography of the Americas study, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Social Studies Curriculum Improvement , 1965, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Southwestern Journal of Social Education, 1976Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Social Science Record, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Series 3: 1980-1989Add to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662367
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Deaf Bilingual Students Projects, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Papers written by Gloria Contreras, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Publications by Gloria Contreras, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Articles for research, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Teaching materials, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Photographs, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Latin American Culture Studies, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Material for Teaching about Latin America , 1980Add to your cart.
Spiral bound book
Folder 21: Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Material for Teaching about Latin America, 2nd Ed., 1980sAdd to your cart.
Spiral bound book
Folder 22: Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1981-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Photographs of Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1981-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Presentation at Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1981-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Photographs from Fulbright Senior Lectureship in Colombia, 1984Add to your cart.
Photo album
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662368
Folder 1: Correspondence and promotional material, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Correspondence and promotional materials, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Fulbright scholarship to Bogata, Colombia, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Photographic slides from Mueso del Oro, Colombia, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Teaching materials and notes for All Cultures Have Heroes, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Research for All Cultures Have Heroes, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel, 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Photographs and postcards from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel, 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Papers from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel, 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Photographic negatives from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel, 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Photographic negatives of Japan from study of Japan, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Photographs from study/travel trip to Japan through National Council for the Social Studies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photo album
Folder 14: Research on Venezuela, 1987Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Research, 1987Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1987Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Photograph of Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), 1988Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1988Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Project proposals, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662369
Folder 1: Minority Students study, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Politics in Performance Technology Journal, 1980-05Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: The Journal of Language for International Business, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: The Senior Economist, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: The Social Studies, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Social Education , 1987-03Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Implementation of a Model for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students in Teacher Education, 1988-01Add to your cart.
 
Series 4: 1990-1999Add to your cart.
 
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662369
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Photographs, 1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Publications, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Final Report of the UNT/Denton ISD Teacher Retention Project, 1990Add to your cart.
Bound report
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Materials  from Vietnam study trip, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Research for Vietnam study trip, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Materials from Vietnam Water Puppetry Theater, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Photographs from Citizens Ambassador Program Social Studies Delegation to Vietnam, 1993-11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Photographs and negatives of People to People for Social Studies Education trip to Vietnam, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Publications from Vietnam, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662370
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Center for Cultural Diversity, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: IEA Civics Project, 1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Promotional materials, 1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Photographs from study/travel trip to South Korea with Social Studies Educators, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: The Social Studies Texan, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: The Social Studies, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: The Social Studies, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: The Social Studies, 1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: The Social Studies, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: The Social Studies, 1997-01-1999-04Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Latino Times, 1998-07-1998-11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Social Education, 1999-03-1999-09Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Latino Monthly, 1999-01-1999-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Latino Monthly, 1999-07-1999-11Add to your cart.
 
Series 5: 2000-2009Add to your cart.
 
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662371
Folder 1: Photographs, 2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Academic activities, 2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Materials for Teaching about Latin America 3rd ed. manuscript, (1 of 2), 2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Latin American Culture Studies 3rd ed. mauscript, (2 of 2), 2000sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Correspondence, 2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Photographs of study/travel trip to Cuba with People to People Ambassador Program, 2000Add to your cart.
Photo album
Folder 7: Photographs and postcards of Citizens Ambassador Program Social Studies Delegation to Cuba, 2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Publications used for research, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: National Alliance for Civic Education, 2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Correspondence, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Spanish speaking immigrant studies, 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Barriers or Frontiers: A Binational Investigation, (1 of 2), 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Barriers or Frontiers: A Binational Investigation, (2 of 2), 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: El Plan Del Norte: The UNT Latino Initiative, 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Awards, 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Correspondence, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Box 6Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662372
Folder 1: Publications for research, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Correspondence, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Publications for research, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Correspondence, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Educación Cívica, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Teaching and research, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Binational study - U.S. and Mexico, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Correspondence, 2009Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Latino Monthly, 2000-01Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: The Social Studies, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: The Social Studies, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: The Social Studies, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
 
Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662373
Folder 1: The Social Studies, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: The Social Studies, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: The Social Studies, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: The Social Studies Texan, 2003-2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: The Social Studies Texan, 2009Add to your cart.
 
Series 6: 2010-2013Add to your cart.
 
Box 7Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 662373
Folder 6: Discover College Life, 2010-2012Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Correspondence, 2010Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Research, 2010Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Correspondence, 2011Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: The Latina/o Faculty and Staff Alliance UNeTe Honors Gloria Contreras, 2011-05Add to your cart.
Plaque
Folder 11: Guestbook with notes to Dr. Contreras, undatedAdd to your cart.
Bound book
Folder 12: Correspondence, 2012Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: The Social Studies, 2010Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Correspondence, 2013Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: The Social Studies , 2011-01-2011-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Social Education, 2010-03-2011-04Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: The Social Studies Texan, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
 

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