Austin History Center

William Staehely Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Staehely, William
Title: William Staehely Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1963
Abstract: The collection documents the debutante ball season in Austin, Texas in the early 1960s.
Identification: AR.2005.028
Quantity: .2 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

William Staehely is the son of Alberta and Walter Staehely of Austin, Texas. He was born on June 21, 1933. The Staehely family is related to the Tips family through the marriage of John Staehely (William's great grandfather) to Hermine Tips in 1853. William had 7 brothers and sisters.

Scope and Contents

The collection offers insight into the debutante ball season in Austin in the early 1960s from the male perspective. The collection contains the schedule and membership list of the Bachelors of Austin as well as invitations to events and parties in Austin.


Arranged by material type.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Staehely, William.
Bachelors of Austin.
Austin (Tex.)
Men--Societies and clubs.
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Document Types:

Related Material

Austin Files

  • C5400 Bachelors of Austin (1-c)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the creator, William Staehely.

Preferred Citation

William Staehely Papers (AR.2005.028). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1993/028

Donation Date: 2005

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

William Steahely Papers, 1960-1964

Box Folder
1 1 Bachelors of Austin, 1962-1964
2-3 Invitations, circa 1960-1964