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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lloyd Birdwell Eeyore's Birthday Party collection, 1965-1973



Creator Birdwell, Lloyd, 1944-2014
Title: Lloyd Birdwell Eeyore's Birthday Party collection
Dates: 1965-1973
Identification: camh-arc-003988
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Lloyd Birdwell (1944-2014) was the founder of Eeyore's Birthday Party, an iconic Austin event started in 1964.

Born in Comfort, Texas, Birdwell graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas in 1960. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was elected to the Friar Society, was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and was an editor for student humor magazine The Ranger.

As a graduate student in the UT English Department, Birdwell began a spring gathering at Austin's Eastwoods Park named for the donkey in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. The day-long gathering moved to Pease District Park, where it continues as a celebrated Austin tradition.

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Scope and Contents

The Lloyd Birdwell Eeyore's Birthday Party collection consists of an oversized guest book dating from 1965. Signatures include Lady Bird Johnson, Lynda Johnson, and UT English Professor Jim Ayres.

Also included is an oversized certificate recognizing Birdwell on the 10th anniversary of Eeyore's Birthday Party, 1973.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Birdwell, Lloyd, 1944-2014
Corporate Names
Eeyore's Birthday Party
Subjects
Special events
Places
Austin

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lloyd Birdwell Eeyore's Birthday Party Collection, 1965-1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018.

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Accession Number

2015-041

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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OD1289 Eeyore's Birthday Party guestbook; certificate recognizing Lloyd Birdwell 1965-1973

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