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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.

Box and Folder Listing

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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.
 

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