A Guide to the John R. Knaggs Papers, 1955-2014
John R. Knaggs, born in 1934, is the author of three books: Kingmakers: A Novel of Political Ambition and Corruption, Two-Party Texas: The John Tower Era, 1961-1984, and The Bugles Are Silent: A Novel of the Texas Revolution From the Alamo to San Jacinto. He graduated with a BJ degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1961. While a student at UT, he had served as Sports Editor for the campus newspaper the Daily Texan. Knaggs has also served as a Capitol correspondent for UPI and written a weekly political column for the Austin American-Statesman.
The Alcalde, July 1992
Correspondence, articles, and publicity materials comprise the John R. Knaggs Papers, 1955-2014, and document Knaggs' writing career and personal and professional interests. The papers contain publicity materials and a Senate Resolution certificate pertaining to Knaggs' book The Bugles Are Silent: A Novel of the Texas Revolution From the Alamo to San Jacinto, as well as newspaper articles written by and about Knaggs from the Dallas Morning News, San Angelo Standard-Times, Austin American-Statesman, and other newspapers. Copies of articles written by Knaggs as Sports Editor for the Daily Texan in 1955 are also included. Correspondence of Knaggs includes a congratulatory letter from Knaggs to Dana X. Bible, former UT football coach and athletic director, and return thank you letter from Bible regarding a tribute from former players of Bible's at UT in 1975.
This collection is open for research use.
John R. Knaggs Papers, 1955-2014, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Evan Hocker, 2014.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, October 2016.
Detailed Description of the Papers