University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915



Title: Conference for Education in Texas records
Dates: 1907-1915
Abstract: The Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915, consist of documentation produced and accumulated by the general agent of the Conference for Education in Texas and reflect the Conference's organization and activities. The collection demonstrates how funding was acquired through donations and the subscription service, exemplifies the organization's promotion of pertinent legislation, and provides insight into the day-to-day administration of the Conference. Materials within the collection include correspondence, subscriptions, financial records, publications, printed material, publicity material, and other administrative records.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01709
Extent: 6.75 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The Conference for Education in Texas was established around 1907 by a number of educators for the purpose of improving and developing the state's public school system at all levels. To this end, the organization acted to promote favorable legislation, provided lecturers on various educational topics, issued literature concerning educational methodology or pertinent legislation and tax proposals, and articulated the common concerns of interested individuals, educational agencies and organizations, schools, and institutions. Funding for the Conference was based on a subscription campaign to secure funds or pledges from teachers, school superintendents, education-related businesses, and other sympathetic individuals and groups. The position of general agent was generally responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Conference for Education in Texas and served the officers and executive board of the Conference. This position was consecutively held by W. S. Sutton, A. N. McCallum, F. M. Bralley, C. E. Evans, R. Lee Clark, B. E. Satterfield, and T. R. Sampson, and the two presidents of the organization were Clarence Ousley and Pat Neff.


Scope and Contents

The Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915, consist of documentation produced and accumulated by the general agent of the Conference for Education in Texas and reflect the Conference's organization and activities. The collection demonstrates how funding was acquired through donations and the subscription service, exemplifies the organization's promotion of pertinent legislation, and provides insight into the day-to-day administration of the Conference. Materials within the collection include correspondence, subscriptions, financial records, publications, printed material, publicity material, and other administrative records.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Bizzell, William Bennett, 1876-1944
Bralley, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1867-1924
Brooks, Samuel Palmer, 1863-1931
Clark, Randolph Lee, 1906-
Cooper, Oscar H. (Oscar Henry), 1852-1932
Cousins, Robert Bartow, Sr., 1861-1933
Eby, Frederick, 1874-1968
Ellis, A. Caswell (Alexander Caswell), 1871-1948
Evans, Cecil Eugene, 1871-
McCallum, A. N. (Arthur Newell), 1865-
Neff, Pat Morris, 1871-1952
Ousley, Clarence, 1863-1948
Pennybacker, Percy V., Mrs., 1861-1938
Sampson, Thornton Rogers, 1852-1915
Satterfield, Benonia E.
Sutton, William Seneca, 1860-1928
Wilmot, Edward P.
Corporate Names
Conference for Education in Texas
Subjects
Education--Societies, etc.
Public schools
Places
Austin
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.


Accession Number

73-167


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Correspondence and subscriptions
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4J279 [03117150] January 1907-May 1908
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4J280 [03118834] June 1908-April 1909
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4J281 [03118823] May 1909-December 1909
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4J282 [03118812] January 1910-June 1910
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4J283 [03118903] July 1910-December 1910
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4J284 [03118801] January 1911-August 1911
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4J285 [03118867] September 1911-February 1912
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4J286 [03118890] March 1912-August 1912
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4J287 [03118798] September 1912-February 1913
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4J288 [03118845] March 1913-July 1913
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4J289 [03117321] August 1913-December 1913
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4J290 [03118914] Fragments, January 1914-August 1915, undated
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4J291 [03118856] Report of the general agent, 1909-1910
Minute book of the executive board, 1907, 1909-1914
Legislation, circa 1909-1913
Educational statistics questionnaire, Alabama-Wyoming, 1910
Financial records, subscription lists, Anderson County-Young County and miscellaneous , circa 1909-1913
Financial records
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4J291 [03118856] Pledge ledgers, 1908-1909
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4J292 [03118925] Pledge ledgers, 1910-1912
Cashbook, 1912-1914
Financial statements, circa 1907-1914
Lists and directories, circa 1908-1913
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2.325/D4a [SRH1230000641] Checkbook and check stubs, 1915
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4J293 [03118889] Bills and receipts, 1907-1915
Miscellany, circa 1909-1912
Miscellaneous printed material, circa 1907-1915
Newspaper clippings, circa 1907-1915
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4J294 [03118878] Conference publication, proceedings of the annual session, 1908-1910, 1912
Bulletins, 1908-1914
Ledger of bulletins sent, 1908
Miscellaneous printed material, circa 1907-1914
Information and publicity, circa 1907-1914