Further Reading

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If you would like to read more about the San Antonio Female College, the history of higher education, or the history of women's and religious education, the books, articles, and web resources below provide an excellent starting point.

The students in HIST 3468 conducted extensive research while working on this exhibit, and found the background in these sources essential as they drafted their texts. 

Secondary Sources

Aniol, Brandon. “San Antonio Female College, 1898-1918.” NowCastSA (November 27, 2012). Available from: https://nowcastsa.com/blogs/san-antonio-female-college-1898-1918

Brackenridge, R. Douglas. Trinity University : A Tale of Three Cities. Trinity University Press, 2004.

Caine, Ian, Rebecca Walter, and Nathan Foote. “San Antonio 360: The Rise and Decline of the Concentric City 1890-2010.” Sustainability 9, no. 649 (2017): 2-8. 

Faehmel, Babette. College Women in the Nuclear Age: Cultural Literacy and Female Identity, 1940-1960. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012.

Madigan, Jennifer C. “The Education of Women and Girls in the United States: A Historical  Perspective.” Advances in Gender and Education (2009). Available from: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=second_ed_pub. 

Locke, Joseph, and Ben Wright, eds. “Religion and Reform.” The American Yawp. Stanford University Press, 2013. Available from: http://www.americanyawp.com/text/10-religion-and-reform/.

Madigan, Jennifer C. “The Education of Women and Girls in the United States: A Historical Perspective.” Advances in Gender and Education (2009). https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=second_ed_pub

McCandless, Amy Thompson. The Past in the Present: Women’s Higher Education in the Twentieth-Century American South. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.

Miller, Char, ed. On the Border: An Environmental History of San Antonio. San Antonio,TX: Trinity University Press, 2005. 

---. San Antonio: A Tricentennial History. Denton, TX: Texas State Historical Assocation, 2018. 

Spellmann, Norman W. “Methodist Church.” Texas State Historical Association Online, December 8, 2020. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/methodist-church

Watson, Ann Maria. “San Antonio on Track: The Suburban and Street Railway Complex through 1933.” Trinity University, Unpublished thesis (1982). 



Primary Historical Sources

Allen, Paula. “San Antonio Female College an Ancestor of Trinity.” San Antonio Express-News (November 22, 2009). 

"[Mr. J. E. Harrison; San Antonio; Female College; Academy; University]." San Antonio Express News XXXVIII, no. 239 (August 28, 1903): 12. 

Potts, Charles S., and M. A. L.L. B. Railroad Transportation in Texas. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1909. 

“Progress of “U” of S.A. Is Substantial.” San Antonio Light (July 31, 1938): 3. 

"San Antonio Female College. the Wind-up of a Successful Scholastic Year." San Antonio Express News (San Antonio, Texas) XXXVII, no. 139 (May 19, 1902): 10. 

Stanush, Claude. “Old College Grows With New Merger.” San Antonio Light (March 1, 1942): 9. 

“The Female College.” San Antonio Daily Light (December 23, 1898): 3

“Trinity University Ends Year in San Antonio.” San Antonio Express (August 1, 1943): 58. 

“Trinity University to Be Moved Here by Fall.” San Antonio Express (February 27, 1942): 11.