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Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0321

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents gathered and created by Augustina "Tina" Reyes during her service on the Houston Independent School District Board between 1982 and 1987. The bulk of materials represent her tenure as President of the Board in 1984. Also included in the collection are social studies curriculum guides addressing various social issues, such as racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

Dates

  • 1982-1987

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. However, to preserve the original materials, access will be provided by microfilm copies when possible.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 0321 Tina Reyes Collection must be obtained from the Houston History Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Augustina "Tina" Reyes was elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees in 1981, 1983 and 1985. In 1984 she served as President of the Board.

Tina Reyes received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dominican College in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University. In addition to her responsibilities as a member of the Board of Education, Ms. Reyes was a member of the Houston Community College System Board of Trustees, representing District 8. She was also a member of the Texas Association of School Boards, the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards, the Texas Association of Community Junior Colleges and served as a member of the American Leadership Forum. In 1987, after being elected to the Board a third time, Tina Reyes filled the position of Secretary of the Board of Trustees until the end of her term. Augustina Reyes served as Secretary of HISD Board of Education and head of HISD's Bilingual Program. She was a member of the Houston Community College System and was elected to the HISD Board of Trustees representing district #8 in 1981 and again in 1983. In 1984 she became President of the Board. Augustina Reyes earned a Master of Arts degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was a recipient of a Kellog National Fellowship Grant and a member of Texas Association of School Boards.

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 boxes of microfilm)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series. The first consists of HISD’s legal activity from 1982 through 1984, and centers around the case of Delores Ross and Nick Estrada vs. HISD. The second is comprised of meeting minutes and agendas of both closed and regular sessions.

Donation Information

Donated by Augustina "Tina" Reyes in 1987.

Microfilm Content Locations

3S/MICROFILM/A/1 RBR/13/C

Title
Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection
Status
Pending Final Review
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository

Contact:

African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
832-393-1662
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov