A Guide to the UT Memorial Stadium Association Records, 1924-1929
The University of Texas Memorial Stadium Association was established in 1924 by Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark, chairman of the UT Board of Regents, and L. Theo Bellmont, athletic director, to oversee fundraising for the construction and development of the Texas Memorial Stadium (later renamed the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium) on the east side of the UT campus. Approximately 10,000 students, alumni, and friends of the university donated to the fund.
The 27,000-seat facility, built for approximately $275,000, was designed by architect Herbert M. Greene of Dallas and dedicated to Texans that served in World War I. From its inception, the stadium served as the hub for University of Texas football and track teams.
In 1926, a 13,500-seat "horseshoe" addition to the stadium was built on the north end for $125,000.
Richard Pennington, "DARRELL K. ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM,"Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xvd01), accessed June 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
The UT Memorial Stadium Association Records contain financial statements, receipts, bills, scrapbooks, Board of Regents minutes, reports, and a register of contributions to the Texas Memorial Stadium Fund from 1924 to 1929.
This collection is open for research use.
These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
UT Memorial Stadium Association, 1924-1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff.
Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, June 2013.
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