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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Minutes of the Executive Committee 1935-1936

Records of the Executive Committee 1935-1936

Records of the Executive Secretary 1935-1936

Financial Records 1935-1938

Records of the Museum of Houston and Texas History 1936

Publications 1935-1936

Photographs August, 1936

Scrapbooks 1935-1936

Memorabilia 1935-1936

Architectural Drawings 1936

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

San Jacinto Centennial Association Records

Manuscript Collection: MC001



Collection Summary

Creator: San Jacinto Centennial Association (1935-1938)
Title: San Jacinto Centennial Association records
Dates: 1935-1938
Dates: (Bulk: 1935-1936)
Abstract: The records contain almost a complete history of the San Jacinto Centennial Association and the Houston events of the Texas centennial of 1936.
Identification: MC001
Quantity: 15 boxes (5 linear ft.) + 2 vols.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

The San Jacinto Centennial Association was organized in the fall of 1935 to be the official agency for coordinating Houston's participation in the celebrations of the Texas Centennial of 1936. The Houston Chamber of Commerce, important members of the Houston business community as well as descendants of early Texans were influential in its formation. The Association's office was opened in leased space on the 8th floor of the Chamber of Commerce building on September 30, 1935. President of the Association was John C. Townes, Jr. Members of the Executive Committee were: George D. Wilson, Chairman; Mrs. I. B. McFarland, Secretary; Chester H. Bryan; Norman H. Beard; R. B. Morris; Jeff Barnette; and Wm. S. Patton. H. Dick Golding was hired as the Executive Secretary of the Association and Wm. S. Patton served as Treasurer. Jesse H. Jones, an influential and successful Houston businessman serving at the time as Chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., was named Honorary President.

The Association formed seven committees to accomplish their work: the Publicity Committee, with Jeff Barnette as Chair; the Historical Committee chaired by Clarence R. Wharton; the Music Committee with Joseph S. Smith as Chair; the Beautification Committee, with C. L. Brock as its Chairman; the Schools Participation Committee, chaired by J. S. Griffith; the Acquisition of Relics and Documents Committee, with George D. Sears as Chair; and H. O. Clarke, Jr., chaired the San Jacinto Memorial Project Committee.

The Association was responsible for a number of events and observances held in the Houston area in 1936. Included among them were major events for Texas Independence Day, March 2nd; a week long celebration from April 13th to 21st to commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto; and celebrations in August commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the City of Houston.

The Association was also responsible for the creation of a temporary Museum of Houston and Texas History, housed in the west wing of the Houston Public Library's Julia Ideson building during 1936. The Association assisted in the fundraising for the San Jacinto Memorial and organized ground breaking ceremonies that year. The Association also helped in the identification of significant sites and the research and writing for placement of historical markers in the Houston area by the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations. The Association also refurbished and placed a memorial in the old city cemetery and renamed it Founders Memorial Park in honor of one of the co-founders of Houston and several Texas Revolution veterans and early settlers of the Houston area buried there. The Association also funded the publication of the book My Master by historian Lenoir Hunt containing the recollections of Sam Houston's former slave Jeff Hamilton. The Association ceased operations in 1938.

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Scope and Content Note

The records contain almost a complete history of the San Jacinto Centennial Association and the Houston events of the Texas centennial of 1936. Included are: minutes and correspondence of the Executive Committee and Executive Secretary; financial records, including ledgers and payroll files, deeds of gift and loans, files for museum objects exhibited in the Museum of Houston and Texas History; publications such as Association event programs, Texas Centennial News and Centennial Review, two official publications of the State of Texas, as well as issues of the Bandera, Texas Frontier Times, memorabilia such as ribbons created for participants in the Association's water carnival; architectural drawings of the proposed Pioneer Memorial later erected by the Association; photographs, including billboards erected throughout the American Southwest to advertise the Association's events; and two scrapbooks of clippings from local newspapers covering the creation of the Association, the Centennial and the events hosted in Houston in 1936.

The records are organized into the following series: 1. Minutes of the Executive Committee. 2. Records of the Executive Committee. 3. Records of the Executive Secretary. 4. Financial Records. 5. Records of the Museum of Houston and Texas History. 6. Publications. 7. Photographs. 8. Scrapbooks. 9. Memorabilia. 10. Architectural Drawings.

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Arrangement

Organized into ten series; arrangement varies according to series, alphabetical, chronological, or no arrangement.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Ashburn, Haygood
Barnette, E. Jeff
Beard, Norman H.
Bevans, L. T.
Brock, C. L.
Bryan, Chester H.
Burnet, David Gouverneur, 1789-1870
Burrell, Percy Jewett
Clarke, H. O.
Coulter, Robert C.
Danner, H. E.
DeLashmutt, H. A.
Duffield, C. A.
Golding, H. Dick
Griffith, J. S.
Hamilton, Jeff, b. 1840
Hill, George Alfred, 1892-1949
Houston, Andrew Jackson, 1854-1941
Hunt, Lenoir
Jackson, W. E.
Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956
Kemp, Louis Wiltz, 1881-1956
Kibbe, Nina
McFarland, Mae Wynne, d. 1962
Moore, J. Perry
Morris, R. B.
Morton, Phil
Nogle, G. B., Mrs.
Patton, William S.
Ramsey, Erl R., Mrs.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franlin Delano), 1882-1945
Roster, Charles
Sears, George D.
Sheppard, Morris, 1875-1941
Smith, Joseph S.
Spangler, Jos. B.
Townes, John C., 1886-1948
Tucker, Merle
Turner, Herbert G.
Wharton, Clarence, 1873-1941
Wick, Otto
Wilson, George D.
Woodul, Walter
Youngblood, Bertha
Organizations:
Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations
Founders Memorial Park (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Chamber of Commercen
Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce
Museum of Houston and Texas History (Houston, Tex.)
Pioneer Memorial (Houston, Tex.)
Phelps (Destroyer)
San Jacinto Centennial Association
Schenck (Destroyer)
Texas Centennial Commission. Advisory Board of Texas Historians
Subjects:
Historical markers--Texas
Monuments--Texas
Parades--Texas
San Jacinto Memorial Monument (Houston, Tex.)
Places:
Houston (Tex.)
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Titles:
My master

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], San Jacinto Centennial Association Records, MC001, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of H. Dick Golding, December 2, 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by Mark W. Lambert, 1998-1999.

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Bibliography:

Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter. The Year America Discovered Texas: Centennial '36. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1987.

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Inventory

 

Minutes of the Executive Committee 1935-1936
Quantity: 1 box (.2 linear ft.)

The series contains the meeting minutes of the Executive Committee, which served as the leadership of the Association. It also includes minutes of some of the special committees formed to direct various aspects of the Houston-area Centennial celebrations, including the Historical Committee, the Acquisition of Relics and Documents Committee and the San Jacinto Memorial Project Committee.
box folder
1 1 Minute Book, Sept. 23, 1935-Nov. 9, 1936

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Records of the Executive Committee 1935-1936
Quantity: 3 boxes (1.2 linear ft.)

The series consists of the general correspondence and office of the Executive Committee, many of whom were prominent members of the Houston business community. The persons involved in this committee were George D. Wilson, Chairman; R. B. Morris; Jeff Barnette, Publicity Committee Chair; Wm. S. Patton; Mrs. I. B. McFarland; Norman H. Beard and Chester H. Bryan. The series includes Lone Star: An Opera in Three Acts, written in 1934, about the Texas Revolution, and features singing parts of prominent members of both sides of the Texas Revolution. Also included in this series and now stored in an oversized container are a 1935 map of Houston as well as drawings and maps of the 1936 Texas Centennial Central Exposition in Dallas.
box folder
2 1 Acquisition
2 Advertising
3 Advisory Board
4 Ancestor Cards
5 Applications for Employment
6 Athletic Committee
7 Barnette - Expenses to New York
8 Battle of San Jacinto - Roster of Officers and Privates
9 Beautification Committee
10 Board of Directors
11 Bowen Motor Coaches
12 Budget
13 Burrell, Percy Jewett
14 By-Laws - San Jacinto Centennial Association
15 Cachets
16 Callcott - Columbia Univesity
17 Cannon, Gonzales - Used April 21st in Houston
18 Catholic File - Southern Messenger
19 Centennial News
20 Charter - San Jacinto Centennial Association
21 Chicago Flag & Decorating Company
22 Clarahan, Mrs. Virg B.
23 Coast Artillery -69th - Fort Crockett
24 Committees
25 Complimentary Tickets, etc.
26 Concessions
27 Contributions
28 Control File
29 Convention Committee - Haygood Ashburn
30 Coulter, Robert C. - Travel Division
31 Cravens, Dargan & Co.
32 Dean
33 Decorations - Herbert Turner
34 DeLashmutt, H. A. - Exhibit Space in Dallas
box folder
OV4 1 Map of Dallas w/Concentric Circles to 300 Miles; Map of Texas Centennial Central Exposition; Map and Broadside (in Color), Texas Centennial Central Exposition
box folder
2 35 Deposit Lists - Extra Copies
36 Destroyers - Schenck & Phelps
box folder
3 1 Donnellan, Mrs. - Portraits
2 Duffield, C. A. - Files in Golding's Office
3 Epic Century - The Naylor Co., San Antonio
4 Executive Committee
5 Founder's Day Program
6 Founders Memorial Cemetery
7 Form Letters - General
8 Finance Committee
9 General Program - Main Observances
10 Hammond Organ
11 Highway - Road to Battleground
12 Historical Committee
13 Historical Committee - Correspondence File
14 Historical Committee - Notice of Meetings
15 Hoag & Company - Medals
16 Houston, Colonel Andrew Jackson - La Porte, Texas
17 Houston Day - Dallas - September 5th
18 Immediate Release
19 Indians - Alabama & Coushatta tribes
20 Jones, Jesse H.
21 Lamar Descendants
22 Le Brun
23 Log Cabin
24 McFarland, Mrs. I. B. - Secretary, Exec. Com.
25 Mailing List - San Jacinto Centennial Association
26 March 2nd Program
27 Masonic Celebration
28 Maps - Industrial Houston
box folder
OV4 2 Map and Guide to the Streets of Houston, 1935
box folder
3 29 Miscellaneous
30 Miller & Efferson Skywriting
31 Membership - Jesse Jones
32 Morton, Phil - Billboards
33 Music Committee
34 Music Committee - Jos. S. Smith
35 Musicians Protective Association
36 Newspapers - Texas and Louisiana
37 The Arrow - Red Arrow Publication
38 Texas Centennial Magazine
39 Texaco Mission - New York City
40 Galveston-Houston Magazine
41 Texas Press Messenger
42 Southern Pacific Bulletin
43 Shell Tribune
44 Texaco Tour
45 Great Lakes Exponent
46 Magnoliagram - S. H. Dunstan - Houston
47 Texaco Star
48 Highway Traveler - Greyhound Publication
49 Orange Disc - Pittsburgh, PA
50 PTA Messenger - Mrs. Francisco
51 Paramount News - Historical Items
52 Nogle, Mrs. G. B. - Vice Chairman, Historical
53 Notices - General
54 NBC Program - March 27th
55 Publicity
box folder
4 1 Publicity - General
2 Pageants
3 Port Commission - Charles Crotty
4 Plow
5 Progress Report
6 Ramsey, Mrs. Erl R. - Vice Chairman, Historical
7 Regrets
8 Reservations
9 Resolutions
10 Rogers, John B. Company - Pageants
11 Roster, Charles - Director of Publicity - Dallas
12 San Antonio Celebration - flowers
13 San Jacinto Centennial Association - General
14 San Jacinto Day Program
15 San Jacinto Memorial Project Committee
16 San Jacinto Memorial
17 Schools Participation Committee
18 Sheppard, Morris - U.S. Senate
19 Show Boat
20 Sound Truck - Gulf
21 Sons of the Republic of Texas - Roster
22 Speakers
23 Stamp - 1c Issue
24 Texas Centennial Committees - Harris Co.
25 Telegrams
26 Texas Centennial - Dallas
27 Townes, Major John C. Jr. - President
28 Tucker, Merle - Director of Radio
29 Turner Publishing Company
30 Turner, Herbert G.
31 United States Centennial Commission
32 U.S.S. California State
33 Women's Clubs - Officials
34 Wheat, Harry
35 Woodul, Walter - Historical Contest
36 Wick, Otto - Opera
37 Worth, Hal C. - Pageants
38 Youngblood, Bertha - Poems

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Records of the Executive Secretary 1935-1936
Quantity: 6 boxes (2.4 linear ft.)

The series consists of the general correspondence and office files of H. Dick Golding, the person responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Association. Included in this series, and now housed in an oversize container are two maps of the Houston area and one of the United States showing the placement of billboard advertisements purchased by the Association. Also housed in oversize is a printed broadside advertising Houston Day at the Centennial Central Exposition in Dallas. Found in this series and now separated to the museum sheet music collection were the words and music for The Texas Flag, by Virginia Young and Emily Harris Maddox, the Legend of the Bluebonnets by Ida Bassett Botts, and Triumph of Texas Freedom by S. T. Moore.
box folder
5 1 Acquisition of Relics Committee
2 Acquisition of Relics & Documents Committee
3 Aderman, Carle - Preliminary Gifts Committee
4 Advisory Board of Texas Historians, Reports of
5 Applications
6 Anderson, Miss Estelle
7 August 30th Celebrations - Programs
8 Beautification Committee
9 L. T. Bevans - Control File - Twentieth Century Flash
10 Blue Card Control Sheets - Extra Sheets
11 Blue Cards Returned - Preliminary Gifts Committee
12 Boy Scounts - Services Rendered March 2, 1936
13 U.S.S. Blakeley - U.S.S. Breckenridge
14 Jeff Barnette - Member of Executive Committee
15 Jeff Barnette - Correspondence
16 Blaffer, For Mr.
17 Budget - Approved by Advisory Committee Meeting
18 Burnet, David G. - Marker Ceremonies
19 Beard, Col. Norman H. - Control File
20 Correspondence - SJCA
21 "Centennial News" Publication
22 Civic Decorators
23 City Permits
24 Commander in Chief and his Staff, Roster of Men in Battle
25 Committees - Progress Report
26 Concessions Committee
27 Contract for Memorial - Hermann Park
28 Contracts
box folder
6 1 Contributions - August 15 letter
2 Contributions Correspondence
3 "Contributions" Letters pulled from mailing list - Bank letters
4 "Contributions" Letters pulled from mailing list
5 Correspondence Received
6 Correspondence
7 Correspondence - May 16 to July 20
box folder
7 1 Correspondence - July 22 to Oct. 5
2 Correspondence - Oct. 16 to Feb. 8, 1937
3 Danner, H. E. - Coordinator - April 21st Celebrations
4 Executive Committee
5 Executive Committee - Misc.
box folder
OV4 4 Latest map of Houston, 1929
box folder
7 6 Federal Theatre Projects
7 Fireworks
8 Flags
9 Football Schedule - Cotton Bowl - Dallas
10 Form Letters
11 Form Letters - San Jacinto Centennial Association
12 Founders Day Luncheon Programs
13 Founders Memorial Park
14 Founders Memorial Park - Contracts and Bids
15 Galveston
16 Garden Clubs
17 Golding, H. Dick - Control File - Correspondence, May 1936 to Oct. 1936
18 Golding, H. Dick - Chronological File - Correspondence, May 1936 to Aug. 1939
19 Gooch - Green - Tooke Studios
20 Historical Committee
21 Houston Days - Dallas & Ft. Worth, 1937
22 Houston Days
box folder
OV4 3 Broadside: Houston Days, Central Centennial Exposition
box folder
7 23 Houston Day - Dallas
24 Houston Birthday Luncheon - Reservations
25 Houston Day - Ft. Worth
26 Hunt, Lenoir - Historian "My Master"
box folder
8 1 Jones, Jesse - San Jacinto Address
2 Jones, Jesse - Address - Correspondence
3 Jubilee Festival - R. A. Stout, Chairman
4 Jubilee Festival
5 Jackson, General W. E.
6 Kemp, L. W.
7 Kibbe, Nina
8 Literature - Misc.
9 Maps
box folder
OV4 5 Map of La Porte, Battleground Road
box folder
8 10 March 2nd Celebrations
11 Sam Houston Marker Dedication Ceremonies, Sunday, August 8, 1937
12 Membership
13 Memoranda for Mr. McCully
14 Membership Clubs
15 Memorial Arts Monument Co.
16 Michaels Monument Company
17 Military Affairs Committee
18 Minor's Release
19 Miscellaneous
20 Miscellaneous
21 Moore, Major J. Perry
22 Museum of Houston & Texas History
23 Morton, Ph. Art Bulletin System
box folder
OV4 6 Map of Billboard Advertisements, Ph. Morton Art Bulletin System
box folder
8 24 Music Committee
25 Murphy, Lt. Allan Rex
26 National Fireworks Distributing Company - Contract
27 Navy Department
28 Newspaper Clippings - Briggs Broadway Balloons
box folder
9 1 O'Brien, George
2 Office Employees
3 Parades & Floats - Correspondence
4 Parades & Floats - Literature
5 Patriot Banquet - Rice Hotel, April 15, 1936 - Complimentary Tickets
6 Patton, Wm. S., Treasurer - Bond
7 Permits
8 Photographers
9 Pioneer Memorial - Hermann Park
10 Preliminary Gifts Committee - Thomas W. Sailing and Brady Steele
11 Preliminary Gifts Correspondence
12 Programs - March 2nd Celebration, 1936
13 Prograns
14 Programs - San Jacinto Centennial Association
15 Prospective Experienced Workers - taken from Community Chest Drive Lists
16 Reception Committee - Visit of S.S. California State, March 14-18, 1936
17 Requests for Information about Centennial
18 Requests for SJCA Literature
19 Requisition Blanks - Names of Individuals who received requisition tablets
20 Resolutions
21 Robbins Monument Company
22 Roberts, Webb
23 Rogers, John B. Producing Co.
24 Rose, Ed
25 President Roosevelt's Reception - June 11, 1936
26 Russell, O. Cotton
27 San Jacinto Battlegrounds - O. P. Floyd, Asst. Supt.
28 Spangler, Jos. B. - U.S.S. Phelps & Schenck
29 San Jacinto Centennial Association - Capt. Golding
30 Spangler, J. B., Chairman
31 State Clubs
box folder
10 1 SJCA Celebration - April 15-20, 1936
2 Stout, Dick
3 San Jacinto Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas
4 Sample Buttons
5 Save Supply Company
6 Schools Participation Committee
7 Sound Equipment
8 State Club Luncheon - Rice Hotel, April 17, 1936
9 Stationery - San Jacinto Centennial Association
10 Stevens, Ralph W.
11 Stock Record - Letterhead Stationery
12 Stolz Monument Company - La Grange, Texas
13 Teich Monument Company
14 U.S.S. Tarpon - Submarine
15 Telegrams Sent
16 Trade Association Course Notes
17 Treasurer W. S. Patton - Correspondence
18 Tours
19 Urgent Correspondence
20 Letters of Appreciation - Water Pageant & Boat Parade
21 Work Schedule - San Jacinto Centennial Association
22 Water Carnival
23 Water Pageant - Aug. 28, 1936
24 Water Pageant Pictures
25 Welcoming Committee List - 1936
26 Worth Company
27 Wilson, George O. - Control File
28 York, Norman - Parade Chairman

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Financial Records 1935-1938
Quantity: 2 boxes (.6 linear ft.)

The series consists of ledgers, paid invoices, time sheets of employees, financial audit reports, as well as cash books (attendance and payment records) for dinners the Association held to honor persons and events during the Centennial. One of the dinners given was the "Patriotic Banquet" on April 15th billed as the "First reunion of all the descendants of Houston Pioneers and Texas Heroes."
box folder
11 1 Accounting / Bank Account Records
2 Bills Paid, A-D
3 Bills Paid, E-L
4 Bills Paid, M-P
5 Bills Paid, Q-S
6 Bills Paid, T-Z
box folder
12 1 Cash Book - Patriotic Banquet at Rice Hotel, April 15, 1936
2 Cash Book - San Jacinto Union of States Luncheon, April 17, 1936
3 Cash Book - San Jacinto Centennial Luncheon, April 20, 1936
4 Employee Time Sheets - March, 1936-April, 1938
5 Proposed Budget, Decorations for Centennial - Ed Rose Display Co.
6 Special [Audit] Report, May 31, 1936
7 Special [Audit] Report, Oct. 20, 1936
8 Voided Checks
box folder
OV1 1 Cash Receipts / Check Register / Stock Inventory, 1935-1937
2 Accounts Payable / General Journal / Purchase Journal / Cash Disbursements

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Records of the Museum of Houston and Texas History 1936
Quantity: (.2 linear ft.)

The series consists of the records of loans and transfers of title of relics (artifacts) assembled for the creation of the temporary "Museum of Houston and Texas History," assembled by the Association and housed in a wing of the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library during 1936.
box folder
12 9 Museum of Houston and Texas History - Museum Records (1 of 2)
10 Museum of Houston and Texas History - Museum Records (2 of 2)
11 Museum of Houston and Texas History - Visitor's Registration Book
box folder
OV1 3 Attendance Record, San Jacinto Centennial Exhibit, Houston Public Library, April 15-Nov. 30, 1936

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Publications 1935-1936
Quantity: 1 box (.2 linear ft.)

The series consists of programs of various events sponsored by the Association, as well as Centennial News and Texas Centennial Review, newsletters created by the Texas Centennial Commission covering the Central Exposition in Dallas and other statewide celebrations during 1936. Also included is the published transcript of a speech given by George A. Hill, Jr. during Houston Founders Day in 1935. The speech served as the impetus for the creation of the San Jacinto Centennial Association as well as the later San Jacinto Museum of History. Included in this series and now separated to the museum periodicals collection are issues of the Bandera, Texas Frontier Times from 1935-1936.
box folder
13 1 "Houston: The Capital of The Republic" - Founder's Day Address, George A. Hill, Jr., Aug. 30, 1935
2 "Centennial News", Oct. 1935-April 1936
3 "Texas Centennial Review", Nov. 1935-March 1936
4 Program: "March Second Celebration", March 2, 1936
5 Program: "Official Program of Principal Events"
6 Program: "April Celebration", April 15-21, 1936
7 Program: "Patriotic Banquet", April 15, 1936
8 Program: "Dedication Ceremonies, Founders Memorial Park", April 22, 1936
9 Program: "Pioneer Texas", Federal Theatre Project, ca. Aug. 1936
10 Program: "Anniversary Dinner", Aug. 30, 1936

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Photographs August, 1936
Quantity: (.1 linear ft.)

The series consists of photographs found scattered throughout the records of the Executive Committee and Executive Secretary. They cover a variety of topics including images of outdoor billboards advertising the Houston Centennial Celebrations, paid for by the Association and erected throughout the southern and western United States in early 1936.
box folder
13 11 The Alamo, undated
12 Centennial Billboards, 1936
13 Houston Beauty Queen - Houston Day - Dallas December 5, [1936?]
14 Sam Houston Statue, Hermann Park, undated
15 U.S.S. Phelps, 1936
16 Water Pageant, Houston Texas [Aug. 28, 1936?]

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Scrapbooks 1935-1936
Quantity: 2 vols.

The series consists of two large scrapbooks assembled by the Association and covering news of the planning and celebrations of the Texas Centennial in 1935-1936.
box
OV3 Scrapbook ca. Aug. 14, 1935-April 28, 1936
box
OV2 Scrapbook ca. March 27-Aug. 7, 1936

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Memorabilia 1935-1936
Quantity: (.2 linear ft.)

The series includes samples of lapel buttons sent to the Association for their review, as well as ribbons and tickets created for the Water Pageant held during Houston's Centennial Celebration in the fall of 1936. Also included is a rubber stamp (cachet) used to cancel U.S. Mail on Houston's Centennial date of August 30, 1936. The sample lapel buttons include a "John Garner for President" button.
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13 17 Button Samples - D. L. Ballich Co.
18 Invitation: Solemn Military Field Mass, April 21, 1936
19 Water Pageant Guest Ribbon - Houston's 100th Birthday
20 Water Pageant Reception Ribbon - Houston's 100th Birthday
21 Water Pageant Transportation Committee Ribbon - Houston's 100th Birthday
22 Water Pageant Yacht Committee Ribbon - Houston's 100th Birthday
23 Water Pageant Guest Tickets - Houston's 100th Birthday
24 Rubber Stamp (Cachet) - Houston's 100th Birthday

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Architectural Drawings 1936
Quantity: 3 items

The series holds the drawings submitted by three companies for the memorial erected in Founders Park in Houston to honor the persons buried there who were instrumental in the founding and early history of the Republic of Texas and/or the City of Houston.
box folder
OV4 7 Proposed Pioneer Memorial, Gooch - Green - Tooke Studios
8 Proposed Pioneer Memorial, Memorial Arts Monument Company
9 Proposed Pioneer Memorial, Michaels Monument Company

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