University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Robert Teague Milner Papers, 1852-1913



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Milner, R. T. (Robert Teague), 1851-1923
Title: Robert Teague Milner papers
Dates: 1852-1913
Abstract: The papers of Robert Teague Milner, teacher, State Representative and Senator, and President of Texas A&M.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01813
Extent: 2 volumes
Language: German , English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Arnold and Mary Milner moved to the Henderson, Texas area from Cherokee County, Alabama, bringing their young son Robert Teague Milner (1851-1923) with them. After teaching school for fifteen years, Robert purchased the Henderson Times in 1881, which he published and edited for twenty-five years.

His experience as a teacher aided him in becoming the chairman of the committee on education during his time in the House of, 1887-1892. He established the requirement to teach Texas history in public schools. He served as the first state commissioner for the new department of agriculture in 1907 but left the following year to become president of Texas A&M. During his tenure as president, he separated the engineering and agricultural schools. After serving as president for six years, Robert resigned in June 1913.

Sources:

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Milner, Robert Teague," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/MM/fmi43.html (accessed July 27, 2010).


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, speeches, reports, affidavit, commission, deeds, scrapbook, and broadsides make up the Robert Teague Milner papers, 1852-1913, and relate to his long and varied career in the field of education.


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.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Bailey, Joseph W. (Joseph Weldon), 1863-1929
Brackenridge, George Washington, 1832-1920
Colquitt, Oscar Branch, 1861-1940
Cushing, E. B. (Edward Benjamin), 1864-1924
Hicks, James O.
Kone, Edward R. (Edward Reeves), 1848-1933
Milner, R. T. (Robert Teague), 1851-1923
Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905
Ross, Lawrence Sullivan, 1838-1898
Young, James, 1866-1942
Corporate Names
Texas A & M university
Texas. Department of Agriculture
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Public Education
Texas. Legislature. Senate
Subjects
Agriculture
Education
Manners and customs
Politics and government
Places
Austin
Henderson
Houston
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Teague Milner Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1930

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box
2F43 [SRH1230006894] Reports
Speeches
Broadside
Affidavit
Letters
Commission
Deeds
Telegrams
Scrapbook
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3L351 [SRH1230018246] Scrapbook