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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Edwin DuBois Shurter Papers, 1907-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Shurter, Edwin DuBois, 1863-1946
Title: Edwin DuBois Shurter papers
Dates: 1907-1942
Abstract: Professor of communication Edwin DuBois Shurter (1863-1946) joined the UT faculty in 1899 and taught until 1923. He chaired the Department of Speech (1899-1923) and served as director of the extension department (1912-1920). He founded the University Interscholastic League in 1910. Papers concern the publication of texts on speaking and Shurter's professional life at UT.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03904
Extent: 1.67 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edwin DuBois Shurter (1863-1946) joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1899 and taught until 1923. A professor of communication, Shurter was a specialist in public speaking. He organized the UT School of Oratory in 1899, a precursor to the UT Department of Speech, of which he served as chairman, 1899-1923. In 1910 Shurter organized the Texas High School Debating League, which was the foundation for the University Interscholastic League, an organization that promotes competitions for high school students in such areas as literature, mathematics, music, public speaking, spelling, and sports. He additionally served as director of the UT Department of Extension, 1912 to 1920. Shurter was the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Public Speaking (1903), Masterpieces of Modern Oratory (1907), and One Hundred Questions for Debate (1913).

Sources:

Interscholastic Leaguer, September 1952

Memorial Resolution, Edwin DuBois Shurter, UT Faculty Council

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Scope and Contents

The Edwin DuBois Shurter Papers, 1907-1942, are comprised of letters, a contract, statements, outlines, poems, broadsides, newspapers, posters, programs, calendars, manuscripts, and pamphlets which concern the publication of texts on speaking and Shurter's activities as professor of public speaking at UT, as director of the School of Citizenship at Southern Methodist University, and with the University Interscholastic League. Miscellaneous memorabilia, clippings, and printed material related to the UT Extension Department, athletics, and public speaking can also be found.

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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
Shurter, Edwin DuBois, 1863-1946
Corporate Names
Southern Methodist University.
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Interscholastic Athletic Association
University of Texas at Austin. Division of Extension
Subjects
College sports
Public speaking
Speech--Study and teaching
Places
Austin
Dallas
Texas

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Related Materials

See also the Arthur Robert Hayes Papers, 1879-1954.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin DuBois Shurter Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1952

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OCLC Number

965799910

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2G214 [SRH1230007859] Correspondence
1909-1926
January-June, 1927
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2G215 [SRH1230007860] June-December, 1927
1928
1929
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2G216 [SRH1230007861] 1930-1937
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2G217 [SRH1230007862] Manuscripts
Selected Addresses on Education
Fragments
Prefaces
Outlines
Corrections
Royalty statements
Contract
Charter of Interscholastic League
Printed material
Miscellaneous
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4N11b [SRH1230021603] Miscellaneous memorabilia, broadsides, printed material, pamphlets, and clippings related to the University of Texas, UT Extension Department, University Interscholastic League, athletics, public speaking, and Southern Methodist University, circa 1907-1924

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