01/AR0818 Guide to the Gloria Contreras Papers Contreras, Gloria Collection Finding Aid Authors: Lisa Brown.

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2017-09-15
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Guide to the Gloria Contreras Papers 1965/2012 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Gloria Contreras Papers 1965-2013 1980-2000 01/AR0818 Contreras, Gloria. 7.00 English Spanish;Castilian University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
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.
Biographical Information:

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.

Administrative History:

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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Education -- Japan. Educators -- Texas. Social sciences. South America—Social conditions—20th century. Women social scientists.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2014-46

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Gloria Contreras Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id118788 Undated id118791 1 662367 id118716 1 1 "Boycott Grapes" and "Viva la Mujer" buttons undated id118556 1 2 Undated Photographs undated id118784 1970-1979 id118792 1 662367 id118555 1 3 Photographs of Escuela Bermudez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 1973-1974 Scope and Contents

Photo album

id118557 1 4 Correspondence 1974-1978 id118558 1 5 Research papers 1974-1978 id118559 1 6 Photographs from year as Curriculum Specialist with the Bolivian Ministry of Education and Culture 1978 Scope and Contents

Photo album

id118828 1 7 Correspondence 1979 id118560 1 8 Geography of the Americas study 1979 id118830 1 9 Social Studies Curriculum Improvement 1965, 1978 id118831 1 10 Southwestern Journal of Social Education 1976 id118832 1 11 Social Science Record 1978
id118785 1980-1989 id118790 1 662367 id118829 1 12 Correspondence 1980-1981 id118562 1 13 Deaf Bilingual Students Projects 1980s id118563 1 14 Papers written by Gloria Contreras 1980s id118564 1 15 Publications by Gloria Contreras 1980s id118565 1 16 Articles for research 1980s id118566 1 17 Teaching materials 1980s id118567 1 18 Photographs 1980s id118568 1 19 Latin American Culture Studies 1980s id118569 1 20 Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Material for Teaching about Latin America 1980 Scope and Contents

Spiral bound book

id118570 1 21 Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Material for Teaching about Latin America, 2nd Ed. 1980s Scope and Contents

Spiral bound book

id118571 1 22 Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1981-06 id118572 1 23 Photographs of Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1981-06 id118573 1 24 Presentation at Professional Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1981-06 id118574 1 25 Photographs from Fulbright Senior Lectureship in Colombia 1984 Scope and Contents

Photo album

id118718 2 662368 id118575 2 1 Correspondence and promotional material 1981-1982 id118576 2 2 Correspondence and promotional materials 1983 id118577 2 3 Fulbright scholarship to Bogata, Colombia 1984 id118578 2 4 Photographic slides from Mueso del Oro, Colombia 1984 id118579 2 5 Correspondence 1985-1986 id118580 2 6 Teaching materials and notes for All Cultures Have Heroes 1985-1986 id118722 2 7 Research for All Cultures Have Heroes 1985-1986 id118723 2 8 Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel 1985 id118724 2 9 Photographs and postcards from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel 1985 id118725 2 10 Papers from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel 1985 id118726 2 11 Photographic negatives from Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs study travel 1985 id118727 2 12 Photographic negatives of Japan from study of Japan 1986 id118728 2 13 Photographs from study/travel trip to Japan through National Council for the Social Studies undated Scope and Contents

Photo album

id118729 2 14 Research on Venezuela 1987 id118730 2 15 Research 1987 id118731 2 16 Correspondence 1987 id118732 2 17 Photograph of Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) 1988 id118733 2 18 Correspondence 1988 id118734 2 19 Correspondence 1989 id118735 2 20 Project proposals 1989
id118833 3 662369 id118736 3 1 Minority Students study 1988-1989 id118835 3 2 Politics in Performance Technology Journal 1980-05 id118836 3 3 The Journal of Language for International Business 1984-1985 id118837 3 4 The Senior Economist 1986 id118838 3 5 The Social Studies 1986-1989 id118839 3 6 Social Education 1987-03 id118840 3 7 Implementation of a Model for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students in Teacher Education 1988-01
id118786 1990-1999 id118856 3 id118857 3 8 Correspondence 1990 id118864 3 9 Photographs 1990s id118866 3 10 Publications 1990 id118747 3 11 Final Report of the UNT/Denton ISD Teacher Retention Project 1990 Scope and Contents

Bound report

id118748 3 12 Correspondence 1991 id118749 3 13 Correspondence 1991-1992 id118750 3 14 Correspondence 1992 id118751 3 15 Materials from Vietnam study trip 1993 id118752 3 16 Research for Vietnam study trip 1993 id118753 3 17 Materials from Vietnam Water Puppetry Theater 1993 id118754 3 18 Photographs from Citizens Ambassador Program Social Studies Delegation to Vietnam 1993-11 id118755 3 19 Photographs and negatives of People to People for Social Studies Education trip to Vietnam 1993 id118756 3 20 Publications from Vietnam 1993 id118757 3 21 Correspondence 1993
id118872 4 662370 id118758 4 1 Correspondence 1994 id118759 4 2 Correspondence 1995 id118760 4 3 Center for Cultural Diversity 1995-1997 id118761 4 4 IEA Civics Project 1996 id118762 4 5 Promotional materials 1996 id118763 4 6 Correspondence 1996 id118764 4 7 Correspondence 1997 id119341 4 8 Photographs from study/travel trip to South Korea with Social Studies Educators 1997 id118765 4 9 Correspondence 1998 id118766 4 10 Correspondence 1999 id118882 4 11 The Social Studies Texan 1990 id118873 4 12 The Social Studies 1990-1992 id118874 4 13 The Social Studies 1993-1995 id118875 4 14 The Social Studies 1995 id118876 4 15 The Social Studies 1995-1996 id118877 4 16 The Social Studies 1997-01-1999-04 id118878 4 17 Latino Times 1998-07-1998-11 id118879 4 18 Social Education 1999-03-1999-09 id118880 4 19 Latino Monthly 1999-01-1999-06 id118881 4 20 Latino Monthly 1999-07-1999-11
id118787 2000-2009 id118883 5 662371 id118767 5 1 Photographs 2000s id118768 5 2 Academic activities 2000s id118783 5 3 Latin American Culture Studies: Information and Materials for Teaching about Latin America 3rd ed. manuscript, (1 of 2) 2000s id118934 5 4 Latin American Culture Studies 3rd ed. manuscript, (2 of 2) 2000s id118935 5 5 Correspondence 2000 id118936 5 6 Photographs of study/travel trip to Cuba with People to People Ambassador Program 2000 Scope and Contents

Photo album

id118937 5 7 Photographs and postcards of Citizens Ambassador Program Social Studies Delegation to Cuba 2000 id118938 5 8 Publications used for research 2001 id118939 5 9 National Alliance for Civic Education 2000 id118940 5 10 Correspondence 2001 id118941 5 11 Spanish speaking immigrant studies 2002 id118942 5 12 Barriers or Frontiers: A Binational Investigation, (1 of 2) 2002 id118943 5 13 Barriers or Frontiers: A Binational Investigation, (2 of 2) 2002 id118944 5 14 El Plan Del Norte: The UNT Latino Initiative 2002 id118945 5 15 Awards 2002 id118946 5 16 Correspondence 2004
id118948 6 662372 id118949 6 1 Publications for research 2004 id118950 6 2 Correspondence 2005 id118951 6 3 Publications for research 2005 id119368 6 4 Correspondence 2005 id119369 6 5 Educación Cívica 2006 id119370 6 6 Teaching and research 2006 id119371 6 7 Correspondence 2007 id119372 6 8 Binational study - U.S. and Mexico 2007-2008 id119373 6 9 Correspondence 2008 id119374 6 10 Correspondence 2009 id118952 6 11 Latino Monthly 2000-01 id118953 6 12 The Social Studies 2000-2002 id118954 6 13 The Social Studies 2002-2003 id118955 6 14 The Social Studies 2004-2005 id119531 7 662373 id118956 7 1 The Social Studies 2006-2007 id118957 7 2 The Social Studies 2007-2008 id118958 7 3 The Social Studies 2008-2009 id118959 7 4 The Social Studies Texan 2003-2008 id118960 7 5 The Social Studies Texan 2009
id118789 2010-2013 id118947 7 662373 id119375 7 6 Discover College Life 2010-2012 id119376 7 7 Correspondence 2010 id119377 7 8 Research 2010 id119378 7 9 Correspondence 2011 id119379 7 10 The Latina/o Faculty and Staff Alliance UNeTe Honors Gloria Contreras 2011-05 Scope and Contents

Plaque

id119380 7 11 Guestbook with notes to Dr. Contreras undated Scope and Contents

Bound book

id119381 7 12 Correspondence 2012 id118961 7 14 The Social Studies 2010 id119382 7 13 Correspondence 2013 id118962 7 15 The Social Studies 2011-01-2011-06 id118963 7 16 Social Education 2010-03-2011-04 id118964 7 17 The Social Studies Texan 2010-2011