Austin History Center

Dorothy O. McClurg Papers

A Preliminary Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: McClurg, Dorothy O.
Title: Dorothy O. McClurg Papers
Dates: 1949-1972
Abstract: Papers that highlight the teaching career of Dorothy O. McClurg, English/Language Arts instructor at Albert S. Johnston High School, Austin, Texas.
Identification: AR.2001.009
Quantity: .5 linear feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe PO BOX 2287 Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Dorothy Oliver McClurg was born on September 24, 1910, in Douglasville, Texas. She graduated from high school there, attended the University of Texas and East Texas Baptist College for her undergraduate degree and received her masters and counseling degrees from the University of Texas. She taught in the Maud, Marshall and Austin School Systems. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years. She taught English and Social Studies at T. N. Porter Middle School in Austin from 1960-1965 and English/Language Arts at Albert S. Johnson High School in Austin from 1966-1974. She retired from teaching in 1974. Dorothy McClurg died in Austin on December 21, 1997.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of papers documenting McClurg's final years as a teacher at Albert S. Johnston High School. It consists of a prospectus and development notes for a pilot project in the humanities which would be implemented in two phases: phase one involved development of a new humanities class to be team-taught by McClurg and two other instructors in the fall of 1972 called, "The Arts as a Living Experience: Exploring the Interrelationships of the Arts with Emphasis on English, Art and Music". The second phase of the project involved building a new humanities center for the arts at Johnston High School. The collection contains planning and proposal documents related to this phase of the project. A smaller portion of the collection includes papers written by McClurg (presumably as a student) and former students of McClurg. Also included is a 1966 writing submission by McClurg to Parents' Magazine on character formation in children, a small number of financial documents related to the McClurg family and one unidentified, undated group photograph.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
McClurg, Dorothy O.
Reynolds, Carolyn, C.
Gonzalez, Josemaria.
Albert S. Johnston High School.
Austin Independent School District.
Education - Texas - Austin.
T. N. Porter Middle School.
Austin (Tex.)
Marshall (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were found at an estate sale and donated by Mike Cox.

Preferred Citation

Dorothy O. McClurg Papers (AR.2001.009) Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas

Acquisition Information

Donor #:DO/1972/048

Donation Date: 2001 October 25

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid by Susan Rittereiser 2009/November.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Dorothy O. McClurg Papers, 1949-1972, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Parents' Magazine Submission, 1966
2 Humanities Class and Center Plans/Proposals, 1971-1972
3 Student Papers, 1959-1971, undated
4 Financial Documents, 1949-1950
5 Photograph, undated