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San Antonio Author Donates Papers

October 7, 2009

San Antonio author, journalist, and activist Barbara Renaud Gonzalez has donated her papers to the UTSA Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Gonzalez, an independent journalist, has written for The Nation, The Progressive, and The Los Angeles Times. She has also provided commentary on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and LatinoUSA. Her novel, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?, published in 2009, is the first novel in the Chicana Matters Series published by the University of Texas Press. Golondrina follows the story of Amanda Garcia, a Mexican woman who leaves her husband and young daughter to find love in Texas.

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

Gonzalez’s papers include hardcopy and electronic files for Golondrina, journals, correspondence, and journalism materials. Access to the initial acquisition will be available via the UTSA Libraries, Archives and Special Collections’ Guide to Collections at

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