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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

TBI administrative correspondence, 1935-1975, undated,

General materials, 1933-1974, undated,

Texas breweries correspondence and printed materials, 1909-1973, undated, bulk 1934-1973,

History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally, 1914-1975, undated,

KDRY radio station materials, 1945-1964, bulk 1963,

Printed materials, 1924-1973, undated, bulk 1934-1973,

Film and audio recordings, 1958, 1961, undated,

Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association scrapbooks, 1911,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Brewers' Institute:

An Inventory of Texas Brewers' Institute Records at the Texas State Archives, 1909-1976, undated, bulk 1934-1976



Overview

Creator: Texas Brewers' Institute
Title: Texas Brewers' Institute records
Dates: 1909-1976, undated
Dates: bulk 1934-1976
Abstract: The Texas Brewers' Institute (TBI) was a lobbying group formed by ten Texas breweries operating after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, with a goal to promote and protect the interests of the beer industry. The records document the business activities of the Institute and its member breweries during that time. In particular, this collection sheds light on the way that breweries in Texas reacted to the abolishment of Prohibition and how they attempted to influence alcohol legislation in Texas and on a national scale. Much of TBI's records consist of correspondence between the officers of the Institute and brewery executives and politicians in Texas. In addition, there is correspondence between the officers and members of the U.S. Congress. Other materials include maps, photographs, magazines and other published material, newspaper clippings, two phonograph records, audiotapes, and film reels. There are also several items that date before the Institute's founding, most notably a set of four scrapbooks that contain anti-temperance newspaper clippings assembled by the Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association in 1911.
Quantity: 5.77 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish, German and Czech throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Brewers' Institute (TBI) was a lobbying group formed to promote and protect the interests of the beer industry by ten Texas breweries operating after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition. Founded at an organizational meeting on July 1, 1934 in Houston, the TBI operated out of Austin, Texas until it ceased to exist in 1976. The ten founding breweries were the Dallas Brewery, Galveston-Houston Breweries, Gulf Brewing Company, Harry Mitchell Brewing Company, Sabinas Brewing Company, San Antonio Brewing Association (later Pearl Brewing Company), Schepps Brewing Corporation, Southern Brewing Company, Spoetzl Brewery, and Superior Brewing Company. As other brewers began operations in Texas (Lone Star, Falstaff, Anheuser-Busch, Miller) they joined the TBI. Wholesale beer distributors and retailers were eligible to join as associate members.

The stated goals of the TBI included the promotion of wholesome public relations for the industry, fostering compliance with regulations, maintaining cordial relations between brewers, distributors, and retailers and gathering statistical information related to the industry. Outside of their official purposes, the TBI was active in using the press and direct lobbying to promote legislation that would be advantageous to their industry and to fight all prohibitionist efforts to restrict the sales of beer in Texas.

The TBI came into existence shortly after the passage in 1933 of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that repealed Prohibition and legalized the sale of alcohol on a federal level. It is important to note the specifics of Texas' situation as a background to the founding of the TBI. After the repeal of Prohibition each state was allowed to decide the legality of the sale of alcohol, and when Texas ratified the 21st Amendment in 1933 only the sale of 3.2% alcohol beer was legalized. It was not until 1935 that all alcoholic beverages were legalized. Even after this statewide legalization, it was still possible at the county level to prohibit the sale of alcohol or limit it to 3.2% beer. This was known as the "local option" and was essentially the situation in Texas before national prohibition started in 1920. Texas counties that legalized alcohol were "wet" and counties where it was prohibited were "dry." The TBI was founded just before the county-by-county decisions on legalizing the sale of alcohol were beginning in 1935. It is in this social and political context that the Texas breweries, essentially re-starting their businesses after a 13-year hiatus, formed the TBI to support the interests of their industry.

The TBI had 11 presidents through the course of its operations but the essential work was conducted by Walter H. Beck as manager and secretary, 1935-1946, then, after Beck's death, Homer Leonard as general counsel, 1947-1971; and R.H. Cory, general counsel after 1971. All three were elected members of the Texas House of Representatives before joining the TBI and they used their contacts in the state and federal legislative bodies to support the organization. The presidents of the TBI were drawn from member breweries. B.B. McGimsey of San Antonio Brewing Association was the first and longest serving president, 1934-1954. The other presidents were: V.H. Shepherd of the Gulf Brewing Company, Houston, 1954-1955; Datus Proper of the Pearl Brewing Company, San Antonio, 1955-1963; Charles Kuper of the Lone Star Brewing Company, San Antonio, 1963-1965; Glen Smith of the Falstaff Brewing Corporation, Galveston, 1965-1966; J. Range of the Pearl Brewing Company, San Antonio, 1966-1968; J.C. Spiekermann of the Schlitz Brewing Company, Longview, 1968-1971; Archie Ladshaw of the Spoetzl Brewery, Inc., Shiner, 1971-1973; Fred Tarcza of the Anheuser-Busch Inc., Houston 1973; Kenneth Lewis of the Miller Brewing Company, Fort Worth, 1973; and Edward Sullivan of the Lone Star Brewing Company, San Antonio, 1973-1974.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Brewers' Institute (TBI) was a lobbying group formed by ten Texas breweries operating after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, with a goal to promote and protect the interests of the beer industry. The records document the business activities of the Institute and its member breweries during that time. In particular, this collection sheds light on the way that breweries in Texas reacted to the abolishment of Prohibition and how they attempted to influence alcohol legislation in Texas and on a national scale. The records are diverse in format and include correspondence, legal files, legislative documents, printed material, newspaper clippings, maps, creative works, film reels, audio recordings and photographs. The records were created and collected by the TBI during the course of their daily operations in promoting and protecting the interests of the beer industry as well as documenting the history of beer brewing in Texas. Documents date from 1909 to 1976 with the bulk from the operating years of the TBI, 1934 to 1976.

The day-to-day operations of the TBI are best represented by the many correspondence, reports and legislative documents found throughout the first four series of the collection - Administrative correspondence, General materials, Texas breweries correspondence and printed material and History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally. These documents include copies of Texas legislation dealing with the sale and taxation of alcohol, 1933, 1936; correspondence between member breweries and the TBI officers regarding strategy to counter prohibition forces and the "local option," 1934-1949; and reports on the barrelage production of beer in Texas, 1953, 1974. The efforts that the TBI would undertake in countering prohibitionist actions can be seen in correspondence, newspaper clippings and legal documents that make up the series on KDRY, a San Antonio radio station founded in 1963 by the Reverend Samuel Morris known nationally as the "Voice of Temperance" since the 1940s. Printed materials consists of the largest volume and most varied subject matter in the collection, encompassing booklets, pamphlets and broadsides published by the TBI and others. Subjects range from studies of intoxication to recipes for cooking with beer. The broadsides, 1937-1973, were produced by the TBI to encourage citizens to pay their poll tax. Notable in the records are the four volumes of scrapbooks compiled in 1911 of newspaper clippings documenting the Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association's (also listed as the Anti-statewide Prohibition Organization of Texas) successful campaign to defeat the proposed amendment to the state constitution banning the sale of alcohol.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

The records have been organized in eight series according to creator, document type or subject. One series is further subdivided into two subseries.
TBI administrative correspondence, 1935-1975, undated, fractional
General materials, 1933-1974, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Texas breweries correspondence and printed materials, 1909-1973, undated, bulk 1934-1973, 0.7 cubic ft.
History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally, 1914-1975, undated, 0.7 cubic ft.
KDRY radio station materials, 1945-1964, bulk 1963, 0.3 cubic ft.
Printed materials, 1924-1969, undated, bulk 1934-1973, 1.5 cubic ft.
  • TBI printed materials, 1937-1973, undated, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Other organizations printed materials, 1924-1970, undated, 1.3 cubic ft.
Film and audio recordings, 1958, 1961, undated, 0.47 cubic ft.
Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association scrapbooks, 1911, 2 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Maps and poll tax cards are too large to photocopy.

Scrapbooks are too large to photocopy. They are extremely fragile and need to be handled with care.

Gloves provided by the State Archives must be worn when examining photographs.

Researchers wishing to view the film or listen to the phonograph records and the audiotapes should consult with State Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access these materials.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Beck, Walter--1886-1946.
Leonard, Homer L.--1889-1979.
McGimsey, B.B.--1888-1971.
Morris, Sam.
Cory, Richard H.--1918-2009.
Corporate Names:
Dallas Brewery.
Galveston Brewing Company.
Gulf Brewing Company.
Lone Star Brewing Company.
Mitchell Brewing Company.
Pearl Brewing Company.
Sabinas Brewing Company.
Spoetzl Brewery.
Superior Brewing Company.
Time Brewing Company.
Valley Brewing Company.
KDRY (Radio station : San Antonio, Tex.)
Anti-statewide Prohibition Organization of Texas.
Subjects:
Temperance--Breweries--Texas.
Prohibition--United States.
Prohibition--Law and legislation.
Alcoholic beverages--Texas.
Alcoholic beverage industry--Texas.
Alcoholic beverages--Law and legislation.
Liquor laws--Texas.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Dallas-Fort Worth (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
El Paso (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Galveston (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Houston (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Shiner (Tex.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Washington (D.C.)--Alcoholic beverage industry.
Document Types:
Audiotapes--Texas--Breweries--1958, 1961, undated.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Breweries--1911-1973.
Correspondence--Texas--Breweries--1934-1973.
Film (material by form)--Texas--Breweries--1958, undated.
Maps--Texas--Breweries--1936, 1958.
Phonograph records--Texas--Breweries--before 1970.
Photographs--Texas-- Breweries--1908, undated.
Publications--Texas-- Breweries--1924-1969.
Scrapbooks--Texas--Prohibition--1911.
Reports--Texas--Breweries--1933-1974, undated.
Functions:
Promoting the beer industry.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Galveston Brewing Company records, 1906-1915, 0.23 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 4-20/361.]
San Antonio Brewing Association correspondence, 1909-1910, 0.47 cubic ft. [[There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 1987/014.]
Texas Liquor Control Board records, 1935, 1939-1948, approximately 17 cubic ft. [Restricted in part]
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission records, 1964-2012, 14 cubic ft.
Erminia Thompson Folsom papers, 1856-1965, 3.06 cubic ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Prohibition scrapbook, ca. 1907-1935, 9 in.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Brewers' Institute records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1977/035

These records were donated to the Archives Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Brewers' Institute, December 22, 1976.

Processing Information

DACS-compliant XML markup completed by Brian Douglass, Jaclyn Georges, and Timothy Mapp, students from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information, November 2012

Edits made by Archives staff, February 2013

New series added by Archives staff, March 2013

Appraisal Information

These records were appraised as archival by staff at the time of their accession in 1977.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

TBI administrative correspondence, 1935-1975, undated,
fractional

Administrative correspondence of the Texas Brewers' Institute contains the correspondence of manager and secretary Walter H. Beck, and general counsels, Homer Leonard and Richard H. Cory. Beck's correspondence includes routine letters with the TBI president and directors as well as a 1941 exchange with C.L. Chaplin of Repeal Associates, Washington, D.C., regarding the activities of Prohibition groups in Texas. Correspondence with the general counsel are requests for information about the brewing industry in Texas from Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation and private citizens.
Arrangement
These records are arranged from loose items in the material, organized by office and chronologically within the files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), TBI administrative correspondence, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/035-1 Manager, 1935, 1936, 1941
General counsel, 1951, 1975

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General materials, 1933-1974, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

General materials consist of correspondence, reports and blank stationery letterheads of the Texas Brewers' Institute, dating from 1933 to 1974. Included are letters sent to and received from prominent state and national politicians including U.S. Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Senator Tom Connally. Much of the correspondence expresses the TBI's opposition to a federal tax on beer or are formulaic acknowledgements of these letters. The series also contains typed and handwritten reports of statistics on the barrelage of beer sold in and imported into Texas and the taxes paid on beer in the state.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the donor, followed by files arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/035-1 Beer trade associations, 1936-1974
Reports on beer production and taxation, 1936, 1953, 1974
Reports on Texas legislation, 1933, undated

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Texas breweries correspondence and printed materials, 1909-1973, undated, bulk 1934-1973,
0.7 cubic ft.

The history and daily business of the member breweries of the Texas Brewers' Institute is documented in correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, annual reports, radio transcripts, a map, beer labels, photographs of beer trucks and brewery presidents, lists of beer distributors, a copy of a deed for land, and a stock prospectus from the Valley Brewing Company, dating 1909-1973, undated, bulk dating 1934-1973. Further materials on the history of Texas breweries are contained in the series History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the donor, except for loose material which was filed where appropriate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas breweries correspondence and printed materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Technical Requirements
Maps are too large to photocopy.
Gloves provided by the State Archives must be worn when examining photographs.
Box
1977/035-1 Dallas-Ft. Worth Brewing Co., 1945-1948, undated
Galveston Breweries, Inc., 1936-1948
Gulf Brewing Co., 1936-1963
Mitchell Brewing, formerly Harry Mitchell Brewing:
Correspondence and printed material, 1935-1957
Map, Battle of the Drys, 1936
Photograph of beer truck, before 1958
Clippings, 1951
Pearl Brewery, Lone Star Brewing and San Antonio Brewing Association correspondence and lists of distributors, 1937-1979, undated
Radio show transcripts, KTBC, August 1, 1961
Pearl Brewing Co., formerly San Antonio Brewing Association:
Liberty Magazine articles, March 1909
Printed materials, 1958, 1961
Special Brew beer advertisement, San Antonio Brewing Association, undated
Photograph - "Preparing for the anti-prohibition meeting, New Braunfels, Texas, July 15th, 1908. Nobody drunk, nobody in jail!" 1909
Correspondence, printed materials and clippings, 1936-1968
[3 folders]
Beer labels, 1936
Photograph of beer truck, before 1970
Sabinas Brewing Co., 1935, undated
Box
1977/035-2 Spoetzl Brewery:
Correspondence, clippings, 1944-1971
[Includes a photo of Shiner Bock beer bottles in a display, 1961.]
A.A. Schramm, clippings and photographs, 1964
Letter, 1939
Superior Brewing Co., 1936-1943
[3 folders]
Loose material, 1936
Time Brewing Inc., 1939
Valley Brewing Co., 1958, 1961, undated

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History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally, 1914-1975, undated,
0.7 cubic ft.

Documents pertaining to the history and activities of Texas Brewers' Institute, its brewery members and national brewery constituents date 1914-1975 and undated, and include correspondence of TBI officers B.B. McGimsey, Walter Beck, and Homer Leonard; letterhead of the TBI and its brewery members; beer bottle labels of both member and national breweries; and a 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record, Highlights of Brewing History. Also among the files are copies of Texas laws, legislation, amendments and statutes that affected the TBI and the Texas brewing industry's operations and reports regarding local option laws in Texas.
Arrangement
These materials are grouped by document type and arranged as received from the donor, except for loose material which was filed where appropriate.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), History of beer brewing in Texas and nationally, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/035-2 History, 1935-1966
[23 folders]
History of beer breweries in Texas, 1959, 1975, undated
History, letterheads of TBI Members, 1935-1938
History of the Texas Brewers' Institute, undated
Box
1977/035-3 Labels used by Texas brewers, 1935-1936
Labels used by Texas brewers, 1935-1950, undated
Local option, history, 1934-1939
Local option, Texas statutes and supplements, 1914, 1918-1922
History, Report on Texas Legislation, 1938, undated
[2 folders]
History, Report on Texas Legislation, Constitution, Article XVI, Section 20, undated
[2 folders]
History, brewing industry, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1966-1967
Box
1977/035-14 Phonograph record, Fleischmann Malting Co. Highlights of Brewing History, undated

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KDRY radio station materials, 1945-1964, bulk 1963,
0.3 cubic ft.

Materials demonstrating efforts of the Texas Brewers' Institute to block the operations of KDRY, a temperance radio station founded by Reverend Samuel Morris in San Antonio, include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, printed pamphlets, and a phonograph record, dating 1937, 1945-1964, bulk 1963. The bulk of the material dates from when the radio station began its operations in 1963, and details efforts of general counsel Homer Leonard to petition the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reverse its decisions to grant a broadcasting license to Morris and to grant him the call letters KDRY. Correspondence includes letters to Washington, D.C. attorneys, the chairman of the FCC, and private investigators. Newspaper clippings document the efforts of the TBI to counter KDRY and also show activities of Reverend Morris from 1945 to 1963. Reports include copies of the broadcasting license application submitted by Morris to the FCC and a copy of the FCC report granting the request. Also present are printed pamphlets collected by the TBI from mailings sent to subscribers of Morris' newsletter.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the donor. Some folders contain duplicate content.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), KDRY radio station materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/035-4 Clippings, 1945-1964
Clippings, publications and correspondence, 1937, 1945-1964
[4 folders]
Printed material promoting beer and breweries, 1954-1973, undated
[3 folders]
Publication - Beer, 1939-1940
Box
1977/035-15 Phonograph record - address by Dr. Sam Morris, October 27, 1957, broadcast on NBC, 1957

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Printed materials, 1924-1973, undated, bulk 1934-1973,
1.5 cubic ft.

Printed materials assembled by the Texas Brewers' Institute, dating 1924-1973 and undated, bulk 1934-1973, cover a broad spectrum of topics, from pamphlets on drunk driving to reports on alcohol legislation, how to cook with beer and histories of prohibition. Two subseries distinguish between materials published by the Institute and those published by outside sources. In addition, this series contains a dissertation and a collection of poll tax cards exhorting people to pay their taxes so they can vote against temperance legislation.
Organization
These records are organized into subseries by subject from loose items in the collection. Items are arranged chronologically within the files.
TBI printed materials, 1937-1973, undated, 0.2 cubic ft.
Other organizations printed materials, 1924-1970, undated, 1.3 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Printed materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
TBI printed materials, 1937-1973, undated,
0.2 cubic ft.
Poll tax signs and a series of pamphlets produced by the Texas Brewers' Institute as a way of promoting the use of beer date 1937-1973 and undated. Poll tax cards are in both English and Spanish. Pamphlets cover the economic benefits that beer purchase brings to the community, and various uses of beer. For example, there are a number of pamphlets containing recipes that use beer as an ingredient in cooking and guides for pairing beer with meals.
Arrangement
Arranged from loose items in the collection into files by subject, with materials filed chronologically within the files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), TBI printed materials, Printed materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Technical Requirements
Poll tax cards are too large to photocopy.
Box
1977/035-4 Promoting beer and breweries, 1954-1973, undated
Box
1977/035-8 Poll tax signs, 1937-1973, undated
Other organizations printed materials, 1924-1970,
1.3 cubic ft.
Materials printed by organizations other than the Texas Brewers' Institute include reports, booklets, pamphlets, legislative reports, a dissertation and an oversize publication, History of Prohibition, A Collection of Excerpts from Editorials published by the Brooklyn Eagle, (articles cover the years 1914-1944). Dates of items in this series are 1924-1969 and undated. Pamphlets cover the social impact of drinking and how to be influential in business and in politics, while booklets outline arguments for and against temperance. In addition to these materials, the Institute assembled reports on alcohol legislation both in Texas and at the national level. Other material discusses the history of prohibition.
Arrangement
Arranged from loose items in the collection into files by subject, with materials filed chronologically within the files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other organizations printed materials, Printed materials, Texas Brewers' Institute records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1977/035-4 Histories of prohibition, 1924-1962, undated
[2 copies]
Box
1977/035-8 History of Prohibition, A Collection of Excerpts from Editorials published by the Brooklyn Eagle, about 1945
[2 copies]
Box
1977/035-5 Dissertation, Some Verse of the Temperance Movement, by George W. Ewing (University of Texas at Austin), 1962
Social impact of alcohol, 1935-1969, undated
[3 folders]
Box
1977/035-6 Promoting temperance, undated
Promoting beer and brewing, 1935-1937, 1940-1954, 1970, undated
[3 folders]
Politics and business practices, 1946-1952, undated
[folders 1-2 of 6]
Box
1977/035-7 Politics and business practices, 1946-1952, undated
[folders 3-6 of 6]

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Film and audio recordings, 1958, 1961, undated,
0.47 cubic ft.

Two 16 mm films and eight reel-to-reel audiotapes, dating 1958, 1961 and undated, concern temperance, the 25th anniversary of the United States Brewers Foundation (USBF) and litter. Most, if not all, of the recordings appear to be from radio or television stations. Names listed on tape boxes are Price Daniel, E.V. Lahey, H. Leonard, Johnny Barger and Coors [Beer]. Because some of the items have only partial labels, content and production data about the recordings is unknown.
Arrangement
The film and audio recordings are arranged as received from the donor.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Film and audio recordings, Texas Brewers' Institute records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to view the film or listen to the phonograph records and the audiotapes should consult with State Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access these materials.
Box Item
1977/035-9 001 Texas Salute, August 10, 1958
[16 mm film]
002 USBF (United States Brewers Foundation) 25th Anniversary, undated
[16 mm film, time: 2:18 minutes]
[Note on film box: Combines historical silent footage and E.V. Lahey sound-on-film footage.]
003 USBF (United States Brewers Foundation) 25th Anniversary radio tape, undated
[audiotape, speed 7 1/2 ips, time 1:12]
[Note on tape box: Statement by E.V. Lahey.]
004 Voice of Temperance, November 3, 1958
[audiotape]
[Note on tape box: for station WOAI]
005 Coors "litter" spots, undated
[audiotape, 7 1/2 ips]
[Note on tape box: five 30 second spots]
006 and 007 Station demonstration tape, Station KIXL, Dallas, undated
[two audiotapes, play time 10 minutes]
008 Price Daniel, May 31, 1961
[audiotape]
009 H. Leonard, undated
[audiotape]
[Note: name listed on side of tape box - Johnny Barger]
010 [untitled], August 24, 1961
[audiotape]

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Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association scrapbooks, 1911,
2 cubic ft.

Four oversized bound volumes of newspaper clippings that date from March 19 to July 24, 1911 appear to have been compiled by the Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association and relate to a statewide vote in that year to approve House Joint Resolution 2 (32nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to amend the state Constitution to prohibit the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Volume one includes an index at the beginning, alphabetically listing the names of Texas newspapers and the page numbers of issues containing the clippings. The other three volumes do not have indexes. The clippings uniformly promote an anti-prohibition position and throughout the volumes many of the same articles, advertisements and political cartoons can be found printed in different Texas newspapers. The statewide vote was held on July 22, 1911 and the amendment was narrowly defeated. It is unknown how the volumes came into the possession of the TBI.
Arrangement
The scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Anti-Statewide Prohibition Association scrapbooks, Texas Brewers' Institute records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Technical Requirements
Scrapbooks are too large to photocopy. They are extremely fragile and need to be handled with care.
Box
1977/035-10 Volume 1, March 19 - May 15, 1911
Box
1977/035-11 Volume 2, May 23 - June 19, 1911
Box
1977/035-12 Volume 3, June 22 - July 16, 1911
Box
1977/035-13 Volume 4, July 16 - July 24, 1911

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