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Archival Finding Aids - ACCD: ACCD Publications

Finding Aid

A Guide to the ACCD Publications Collection


Creator: Alamo Community College District

Identification: PAC-006

Dates: 1993-2009

Extent: 2 boxes

Repository:  Palo Alto College Archives

Language: English

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], ACCD Publications Collection, PAC-006. Palo Alto College Archives.

Access Restrictions: None.

Copyright: None.

Biography/Historical Note: While the name Alamo Community College District (ACCD) has only been around since 1982, the origins of the umbrella organization go all the way back to 1945.

Established in 1925, the San Antonio College was established as University Junior College the auspices of the University of Texas. The following year control of the college was transferred to the San Antonio Independent School District and the name was changed to San Antonio Junior College.

With passage of state legislation authorizing the creation of junior college districts, administrators embarked on an active campaign to create the San Antonio Union Junior College District. Approved in 1945, the District assumed control of the San Antonio Junior College and St. Philip's Junior College, originally a private Episcopal Institution, in 1946. Two years later, "Junior" was dropped from the names of the colleges, and attention focused on finding a permanent facility.

The name of the college district was changed to San Antonio Community College District in 1978 and in 1982 the district was renamed the Alamo Community College District.  In 2009 trustees approved that the ACCD be referred to as Alamo Colleges to encompass all five colleges.

Scope and Content Notes: Includes newsletters, directories, and other publications intended for wide distribution among ACCD colleges and the public.

System of Arrangement: Arranged by type of publication, then chronologically.

Related Materials:

PAC-001: ACCD Budget Collection

PAC-004:  ACCD Records

Processing Information: 

               Processed by Darin Spelber (December 2014) and Sara Schmidt (September - October 2015)

               Finding Aid edited by Sara Schmidt (October 2015)


         Box        Folder         Folder Title/Dates

         1              1              ACCD Perspective Newsletter (Summer 1993; Fall 1993; March 1994)

         1              2              ACCD Spectrum (ACCD) Newsletters (Nov-Dec 1995 - Apr/May 1999)

         1              3              ACCD Spectrum Newsletters (May/June 2000 - May/June 2003)

         1              4              ACCD Spectrum Newsletters (Sept 2003 – March 2005)

         1              5              "On Site" Newsletter of Alamo Colleges' Facilities Operation & Construction Management Dept May 2009

         1              6              ACCD Telephone Directory (April 1987, January 1989)     

         1              7              ACCD Directory (November 1990, November 1994)

         1              8              ACCD Directory (January 1996, 1996-97)

         1              9              ACCD Directory (1997-98, 1998-99)          

         2              1              ACCD Directory (1999-2000, 2000-01)     

         2              2              ACCD Directory (March 2002)