University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade Drill Team and Alumni Association Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade
Collection Title Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade Drill Team and Alumni Association Records
Dates 1937-2011
Identification 2010-004
Physical Description 15.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade drill team was founded by Beatrice Lytle in September of 1937. The Scottish Brigade’s mission was defined as service to school and community, as well as embracing the ideals of honor, spirit and loyalty. Drill teams played an important social role in the years that the Scottish Brigade was active. Girls’ sports teams were rare or nonexistent in many American high schools and colleges until the enforcement of Title IX in 1972, and drill teams like the Scottish Brigade offered a place to promote scholarship, discipline, respect, leadership skills, social skills and fitness to high school girls.

For the next forty years the Scottish Brigade performed at Austin High School football games, as well as drill team contests and city and state parades and festivals. The brigade disbanded on May 25, 1978. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Scottish Brigade, the alumnae decided to form an association to keep the memory and spirit of the Scottish Brigade alive. In 1987 the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Association formed and is still active providing scholarships to Austin High School students and planning yearly meetings of Brigade alumnae.

References:

Harwood, Nancy. “Scottish Brigade Alumnae members keep the spirit alive” The Leader. Houston, Texas [March 16, 2006].

“Scottish Brigade highlights” <<www.austin55.org/brigadehighlights.html>>. Accessed 5/12/2009 (created 12/5/00)

Bell, Richard C.“A history of women in sport prior to Title IX” The Sport Journal, Vol 10, No. 2 (2007). Accessed on May 19, 2011


Scope and Contents

This collection includes the records from the Scottish Brigade Alumnae association and the Scottish Brigade. The series included are: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records; Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material; Official Brigade Records; Scottish Brigade Performance Material; Scottish Brigade Photographic Material; Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings; Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks; and Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks.

The Alumnae records include the organizational documents, financial reports, plans for the luncheon and scholarship reports as well as photographs and photo albums of the Alumnae Association activities and luncheons.

The Scottish Brigade records include organizational documents, performance records and plans and photographs of Scottish Brigade members, performances and events. In addition it contains an extensive series of Scottish Brigade memorabilia.

Materials are arranged as Alumnae Records or Brigade records and then arranged by topic within each series. Whenever possible, dated materials are arranged chronologically. The collection is housed in 12 boxes and also includes two oversize items.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Stephen F. Austin High School (Houston, Tex.)
Genre/Form of Material:
Administrative records
Audiovisual materials
Correspondence
Financial records
Memorabilia
Photographs
Postcards
Rosters
Scrapbooks
Personal Name:
Lytle, Beatrice
Topical Term:
Marching drills

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The items were donated on behalf of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Organization, and Nancy Grissom was the Vice Chair at the time of donation.

Preferred Citation:

Scottish Brigade Drill Team Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 28 folders housed in 1 box and includes organizational documents, financial records, committee reports and other documents related to the founding and activities of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Association. Of particular interest is the anthology book A Scottish Brigade Anthology which offers a concise and comprehensive history of the Scottish Brigade, its goals, members and founders.
Box Folder
1 1 Revised code of conduct 1987-88
2 Officer directories 1989-2010
3 Board minutes 1988-2010
4 Alumnae Luncheon agendas 1990-2008
5 Alumnae Luncheon revenue statements 2001-2010
6 Alumnae luncheon minutes 1990-2009
7 Alumnae Luncheon Salute to Betty Blakely performance script 2-1-2003
8 Scholarship Committee reports 1991-2008
9 Financial statements for Alumnae association 1995-2010
10 Business documents undated
11-12 Correspondence, Alumnae Anthology 1993-2008
13-15 Alumnae Anthology edits to draft version 2009-2010
16 Alumnae Anthology rough draft 2009-2010
17 A Scottish Brigade Anthology 2010
18 Correspondence 1993-1998
19 20th year reunion of the class of 1967 program undated
20 Newsletters 1988-2010
21-22 Alumnae publicity newspaper clippings, press releases and articles undated
22 Alumnae publicity newspaper clippings, press releases and articles undated
23-24 Alumnae flyers undated
25 Trophy case donation to Austin High School undated
26 Annual luncheon volunteer sign-up sheets 1995-1997
27 Tribute to Miss Beatrice Lytle undated
28 Alumnae obituaries undated



Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 13 folders and 12 items housed in 3 boxes and includes the audiovisual and photographic records of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae association. Most of the items included relate to the Scottish Brigade luncheons although of particular interest are the three Scottish Brigade Performances videos which were created to be shown at the anniversary luncheons.
Box Folder
1 29 Luncheon negatives 1990
30 Luncheon negatives 1991
31 Luncheon negatives 1992
32 Luncheon negatives 1993
33 Luncheon negatives 1994
34 Luncheon negatives 1995
35 Luncheon negatives 2002 & 2004
36 Unidentified negatives undated
37 Luncheon photo CDs 1 – 4 2002
38 Various unidentified brigade photos undated
39-40 Luncheon photos 2002
41 Slides from Brigadier reunions, luncheons and caroling 1987-1989
Box Item
2 1 Scottish Brigade - 50th Reunion memories video undated
2 Here Comes the Scottish Brigade video undated
3 Scottish Brigade Performances video undated
4 Scottish Brigade, revised Submaster A (1 of 2) video undated
5 Scottish Brigade, revised Submaster B (2 of 2) video undated
6 Black photo album – 22nd, 15th annual gathering of the clan 2003 & 2010
7 Green photo album - 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Annual gathering of the clan undated
8 Brown photo album - 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th Annual gathering of the clan 1994-2000
9 Brown photo album – Visit to Miss Lytle, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Annual gathering of the clan, Homecoming Luncheon 1990-1994
Box Item
3 1 Plaid photo album 50th reunion guest list and photos 1987
2 Gold photo album - 50th Anniversary reunion, Organizational luncheon, 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual luncheons, Visit to Miss Lytle 1987-1990
3 Red photo Album – 50th Anniversary reunion, Organizational luncheon, 1st and 2nd annual luncheon, Visit to Miss Lytle 1987–1990



Official Brigade Records

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 9 folders housed in 1 box and includes the organizational documents of the Scottish Brigade, its financial documents, membership rosters and other administrative documents.
Box Folder
4 1 Founding documents
1 Original constitution and bylaws of the Brigade and model constitutions 1937
1 Revised constitution and bylaws 1964
1 Mission statement and inaugural member list 1937
1 Membership selection chart undated
2 Financial Documents 1940-1946
3 Roster of Brigadiers 1937-1969
4 Correspondence 1937–1940 and undated
5 Correspondence 1941–1945
6 Correspondence 1946-1947, 1955, 1990
7 Brigade Banquet programs 1967 & 1969
8 Stephen F. Austin Commencement program 1967
9 Installation procedures undated



Scottish Brigade Performance Material

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 37 folders and 4 items housed in 2 boxes and includes documents related to all aspects of the Scottish brigade’s performances. Marching plans, musical scores, song lyrics and marching handbooks are some of the more interesting documents in this series.
Box Folder
4 10 Musical scores undated
11 Commands and Tactics undated
12 Marching formations book 1955
13 Bagpipe maintenance manual 1957
14 Drill dances manual & Drill dances 1962 & 1958-1959
15 Programs undated
16 Scripts of performances undated
17 Scottish Dances of the Drill Corps binder undated
18 St Thomas games 1940-1970
19 Sam Houston games 1939-1962
20 San Jacinto games 1939-1964
21 Spring Branch game 1960
22 Sterling games 1966-1973
23 Waltrip games 1963-1965
24 Westbury games 1962-1973
25 Wheatley games 1967–1971
26 Worthing game 1967
27 Yates games 1967–1970
28 Outside of district games 1940–1965
29 Summer performances 1952–1969
30 Shriner’s Ball performances 1944–1965
31 Opening day performances 1949–1968
32 Spring game performances 1960–1971
33 Formations plans undated
34 Beamont games 1939–1973
35 Bellaire games 1955–1967
36 Davis games 1944–1969
37 Furr games 1971–1973
38 Galena Park games 1947–1965
39 Jones games 1958–1971
40 Lamar games 1940–1956
41 Lee games 1970–1971
42 Lincoln games 1969–1973
43 Madison games 1966–1968
44 Milby games 1940–1973
45 North Shore games 1970
46 Reagan games 1944-1969
Box Item
5 1 Performance binder 1940–1950
2 Performance binder 1950-1960
3 Performance binder 1961-1970
4 Performance binder 1971-1973



Scottish Brigade Photographic Material

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 7 folders and 3 items housed in 3 boxes. This series includes photo albums created by Scottish Brigade members, chronologically organized photos of Brigade members and Brigade events as well as a panoramic photo album containing photos of the entire Scottish Brigade for various years. Please note that Box 11 is an oversize box that contains items from several series and the panoramic photo album is an oversize item housed with the collection, but not in a box.
Box Item
5 5 “The Colonels” photo album 1938-1969
6 General photo album undated
Box Folder
6 1-3 Photos 1930–1949
4 Photos 1950–1959
5 Photos 1960-1979
6 Undated photos undated
Box Folder
11 1 Brigade group photos 1943–1950
Item
1 Panoramic photo album undated



Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 9 folders housed in 3 boxes. This series includes newspaper clippings related to the performances and activities of the Scottish Brigade and its members as well as a run of the Austin Roundup, Stephen F. Austin High school newspaper from 1940-1978. Please note that Box 11 and Box 12 are oversize boxes, and Box 11 contains items from other series.
Box Folder
6 7 Newspaper clippings 1930-1949
8 Newspaper clippings 1950–1959
9 Newspaper clippings undated
10 Powell River Digester (V 16, No 11) & New Frontiers (Vol II, No I) Nov 1940 & Fall/Winter 1960-61
Box Folder
11 2 Austin Roundup 1940–1945
3 Austin Roundup 1950-1953
Box Folder
12 1 Austin Roundup 1954-1960
2 Austin Roundup 1964-1978
3 Various oversize clippings and newspaper pages undated



Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 5 folders housed in 1 box. This series includes newspaper clippings related to the performances and activities of the Scottish Brigade and its members as well as a run of the Austin Roundup, Stephen F. Austin High school newspaper from 1940-1978.
Box Folder
6 11 Yearbook 1939
12 Yearbook 1940
13 Yearbook 1955
14 Yearbook 1956
15 Yearbook 1966



Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents
This series is comprised of 7 folders and 25 items housed in 6 boxes with one loose item. This series includes costume items, props, marching flags, patches, scrapbooks and other memorabilia from the years that the Scottish Brigade was performing. Please note that Box 12 is an oversize box that contain items from other series and Item 2 is an oversize item housed with the collection, but not in a box.
Box Folder
6 16 Various “varsity” patches undated
17 Sergeant Company A popsicle stick homemade writing book undated
18 The Scottish Tartans book undated
19 Plaid material sample “The Stewart clan” 1941
20 Brigade ‘homecoming’ gift pouches undated
21 Plaid uniform sash undated
Box Item
7 1 Wooden doll size bagpipe undated
2 Doll Scottish uniform undated
3 Brass placards: Name and awards undated
4 Black shoe undated
5 (2) Folding black and green uniform hat undated
6 Bagpipe jewelry pin, box of miscellaneous pins, metal bracelet, Scottish hat that is a jewelry box holding cuff links undated
7 Black beret undated
8 Cloth doll on stand undated
9 White spats and gold cord from uniform undated
10 Dual photo holder of unknown Brigadier and the letter ‘A’ with red ribbon undated
11 U.S. marching flag undated
12 Texas marching flag undated
13 Texas marching flag undated
14 Scottish Brigade marching flag undated
15 White marching flag with red “V” embossed undated
16 Highland Park Music Festival “Participant” plaque undated
Box Item
8 1 Plaid bound scrapbook undated
2 Lt. Co. A Scrapbook undated
3 Paisley bound scrap book undated
4 Austin wooden scrapbook undated
Box Item
9 1 Full size Scottish plaid kilt undated
2 Plaid kilt pouch undated
3 Stephen F. Austin Green Scottish brigade banner, wool undated
Box Item
10 1 (2) Novelty swords undated
Box Folder
12 4 Brigade black bound scrapbook undated
Item
2 Posters, framed felt Scottish Brigade figure, display board undated