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Travis County Clerk Records: Poor Farm Record

Description: List of paupers at the Travis County Poor Farm from 1890-1900. Ledger includes inventory of property belonging to the Travis County Poor Farm; list of paupers; list of hands hired; list of county convicts sent to the Poor Farm to work out fines and costs; supplies purchased; sales made of produce of the Poor Farm; and, total expenditures and receipts. Pauper information includes name, date when first entered the Poor Farm, age, sex, nativity, color, date of discharge and reason for discharge.
Date: 1890/1900
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Mi Tierra

Description: Report detailing areas of blight (i.e. slum areas, in which there is deteriorated residence structures and above-average population density) in San Antonio, TX, with the purpose of arresting continued growth of these areas.
Date: 1967
Creator: San Antonio City Planning Department
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Where is Home for America?

Description: Text regarding poverty in America and the failure of anti-poverty legislation. It includes a typed bibliography and a handwritten body of text and related notes.
Date: July 30, 1972
Creator: Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Partner: Texas Southern University

[Povery Playboys Performance]

Description: Slide of the Poverty Playboys, from Kerrville, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are five members of the band and all are playing various stringed instruments, including the guitar. They are also dressed in a "hobo" fashion.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Economic Opportunities Development Corporation Annual Report: 1971-1972

Description: The annual report from the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County for years 1971-1972, providing information on the Board of Directors, the corporation's history, and various corporation programs.
Date: June 1972
Creator: Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic and Demographic Characteristics of the Alamo Area Council of Governments Area: An Overview

Description: This report is designed to provide basic information about an initial analysis of the major economic and demographic characteristics of the eight counties included within the Alamo Area Council of Governments. The uses of this information include primarily the development of a comprehensive Social Planning Program for the area designed to meet the social service needs of the entire metropolitan area.
Date: May 1969
Creator: Alamo Area Council of Governments
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forgotten Citizens

Description: Text of speech by Barbara Jordan saying that the government should not ignore the plight of poor individuals despite economic crisis.
Date: March 22, 1975
Creator: Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Partner: Texas Southern University

The Aging Black Woman and Federal Policy

Description: Text of a speech delivered by Barbara Jordan at the National Caucus on the Black Aged. In it, Jordan discusses the plight of elderly African-American women, welfare, and contemporary politics. Numerous handwritten edits have been added throughout the text.
Date: April 15, 1975
Creator: Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Partner: Texas Southern University

Making It -- Losing It

Description: Text of a speech delivered by Barbara Jordan at a luncheon at the Annual indiana Black Expo. Topics include the financial struggles of African-Americans in the United States. This text is followed by a press release describing the speech and the event.
Date: July 6, 1974
Creator: Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Partner: Texas Southern University

[Letter from Leroy D. Clark to Pete Tijerina - 1967-01-24]

Description: Letter from Leroy D. Clark, Assistant Counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Incorporated, to Pete Tijerina on January 24, 1967, seeking a list of pressing problems concerning the Mexican-American community in Texas, with regard to legal assistance in the area of poverty law.
Date: January 24, 1967
Creator: Clark, Leroy D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library