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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 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.
 

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