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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Centennial Records, 1935-1939



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Texas Centennial records
Dates: 1935-1939
Abstract: The Texas Centennial Records, 1935-1939, contain press releases, correspondence, financial reports, document lists, essays, status reports, lists of highway markers, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the Texas Centennial celebration.
Identification: camh-arc-004272
Extent: 8.5 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The 1936 Texas Centennial recognized 100 years of Texas independence from Mexico. Celebrations started in 1935 and some lasted into 1937. Local and state-wide centennial celebrations involved a variety of events, including pageants, carnivals, and recreations of battles from the Texas Revolution. The center of the centennial observances was Dallas, which featured a central exposition focused on the history and progression of the state, though the Texas Frontier Centennial in Fort Worth drew the most visitors overall. The Texas Centennial garnered international recognition and showcased Texas spirit.

"Texas Centennial." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 2, 2020.

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Scope and Contents

The Texas Centennial Records concern the celebration of the Texas Centennial in 1936 and include press releases on Centennial topics; financial and status reports by agencies such as the Advisory Board of Texas Historians; listings, descriptions, and transcripts of documents and artifacts used in the Texas Hall of State exhibit; lists of historical markers on Texas highways; essays entered in Centennial contests; and newspaper clippings about local celebrations. Materials are organized according to their form and are arranged chronologically or alphabetically.

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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
Brown, Marion T., 1857-1939
Howard, William E., 1877-1948
Corporate Names
Dallas Historical Society
Texas State Library
University of Texas at Austin. Archives
Subjects
Exhibitions
Historical markers
Texas Centennial
Places
Austin
Dallas

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Related Materials

See also the Sarah Reveley Texas Centennial collection.

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Separated Material

Additional materials located in TXC 98, TXC 99a, TXC 99b, TXC 102a, TXC 103a, TXC 104a, TXC 105a, TXC 121, TXC 130, TXC 149, TXC 227, and TXC 400.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Centennial Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Claire Maxwell, February 1985. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, June 2020.

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OCLC Number

23040238

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Texas Centennial materials
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2C438 [SRH1230005527] Press releases on Centennial topics, [1935]
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2C439 [SRH1230005526] Press releases on Centennial topics, [1935]
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2C440 [SRH1230005536] Press releases on Centennial topics, undated
Miscellaneous correspondence, undated
Report on the Advisory Board of Texas Historians, undated
Financial report, undated
List of portraits on exhibit at UT archives, undated
Centennial programs, San Jacinto Day, undated
List of colleges during Centennial, undated
Exhibition information, undated
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2Q461 [SRH1230011675] Report by Office of State Auditor, 1934-1939
Inscriptions on Texas Highway Markers, 1938
Listing of items from UT archives used in Centennial exhibit, undated
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2Q461 [SRH1230011675] Documents (1737-1835)
Documents (1836-1840)
Broadsides (1820-1899)
Documents and relics
Listing of items from UT archives used in Centennial exhibit, undated
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2Q462 [SRH1230011665] Documents (1840-1853)
Documents (1854-1869)
Documents (1870-1900)
Maps (1730-1900)
Newspapers and money
Listing of documents (1814-1889) from Dallas Historical Association used in Centennial exhibit, undated
Listing of documents (1832-1844) from the Texas State Library used in Centennial exhibits, undated
Information on relics and documents (vol. I, A-B) loaned to Centennial exhibit, undated
Information on relics and documents loaned to Centennial exhibit, undated
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2Q463 [SRH1230011664] Vol. II, Berryman-Bussell
Vol. III, Buster-Cobb
Vol. IV, Coble-Cowan
Vol. V, Donalson-Ford
Vol. VI, Fordtron-Hampton
Vol. VII, Hancock-Howard
Information on relics and documents loaned to Centennial exhibit, undated
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2Q464 [SRH1230011663] Vol. VIII, Howard, William E.
Vol. IX, Howell-Kyle
Vol. X, Lackey-Lyon
Vol. XI, Mabry-Mooney
Vol. XII, Moore-Pollack
Vol. XIII, Pool-Ryther
Information on relics and documents loaned to Centennial exhibit, undated
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2Q465 [SRH1230011661] Vol. XIV, Saffell-Stewart
Vol. XV, Stieler-Watts
Vol. XVI, Waugh-Zumwalt
Listing of documents and relics in the possession of Marion T. Brown, Dallas, Texas, undated
Releases from Rare Books in the Texas Collection for Texas Centennial publicity (2 copies), January 19, 1936-June 14, 1936
Texas Centennial
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2Q466 [SRH1230011655] Releases from the University of Texas Rare Books Collection for Texas Centennial publicity, Series II (2 copies), January 19, 1936-June 14, 1936
Markers on Centennial monuments in the State of Texas, Anderson to Gillespie Counties (2 copies), undated
Texas Centennial markers in the State of Texas, undated
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2Q467 [SRH1230011653] Goliad-Motley Counties (2 copies)
Nacogdoches-Zapata Counties (2 copies)
Texas Centennial Historical Contest entries, undated
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2Q468 [SRH1230011652] Documents (original and typed)
Relics, A-L, M-Z (original and typed)
Essays entered in the Walter Woodul Centennial Contest for County History, 1936
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2Q469 [SRH1230011651] Anderson-DeWitt counties
Edwards-Lynn counties
McCulloch-Young counties
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2Q470 [SRH1230011650] Transcripts of documents loaned to the Texas Centennial Historical Exhibit, Dallas, 1936
Reports of the Advisory Board of Texas Historians to the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, undated
Minority Report of the Advisory Board of Texas Historians to the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations by J. Frank Dobie, undated
Report of University of Texas Centennial Exposition, December 12, 1935
Report of University of Texas Centennial Exposition
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2Q470 [SRH1230011650] Report, February 1, 1936
Report, March 1, 1936
Report, April 1, 1936
Report, May 1, 1936
Report, May 1836-June 1936
Report, July 1, 1936-October 14, 1936
Report, June 1, 1937
University of Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
Volume I
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2Q471 [SRH1230011649] Reports, undated
Centennial Historical Contest picture entries, undated
Press releases (2 volumes), undated
University of Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
Volume III
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2Q472 [SRH1230011648] Press releases, undated
Volume IV
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2Q472 [SRH1230011648] Newspaper clippings, undated
Greater Texas and Pan-American Exposition press releases
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2Q473 [SRH1230011647] Press releases, January 1, 1937-April 30, 1937
Press releases, May 1, 1937-December 31, 1937
Press releases, undated
Press releases
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2Q474 [SRH1230011705] Press releases, June 27, 1935-April 30, 1936
Press releases, May 1936-June 1936
Press releases, July 1936
Press releases, August 1936-December 1936
Listing of items from the University of Texas Archives loaned to the Texas Centennial Exhibit, undated
Documents
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2Q475 [SRH1230011706] Volume I, A
Volume II, B-G
Volume III, H-R
Volume IV, S-W
Broadsides
Money
Maps, newspapers, watermarks
Documents from the Texas State Library loaned to the Texas Centennial Exhibit, undated
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2Q108 [SRH1230011568] Texas Centennial History Contest entries, 1936
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2Q109 [SRH1230011569] Texas Centennial History Contest entries, 1936
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2Q492 [SRH1230011707] Texas Centennial History Contest entries (typed), 1936
Relics (M-Z), undated
Documents, undated

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