Founded by Valmo C. Bellinger, the San Antonio Register began printing in 1931, running without interruption for 47 years. Though its initial goal was preserving the political influence of Bellinger's father, Charles, the paper later focused on local, state, and national news of specific concern San Antonio's African-American community.
The Juneteenth Freedom Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 1999, to raise public awareness about the Juneteenth celebration commemorating the freedom of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. The Coalition sponsors the annual Juneteenth Freedom Parade in San Antonio, Texas.
The collection is comprised of 55 financial books compiled from Charles Bellinger’s documentation of the financial records produced during the oversight of the various businesses of Charles and Velmo Bellinger.
B. B. Stain is a self-taught photographer active on San Antonio’s east side. He is a World War II Navy Veteran who used photography to help record the life and history of his African American community.