University of Texas Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee Records:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Arlington. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee.
Title: University of Texas at Arlington Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee Records
Dates: 1965-1985
1965-1975
Abstract: The Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee was established in 1965 to present an annual lecture program each spring at the University of Texas at Arlington that features UTA faculty and distinguished speakers from other institutions. The lecture series was named in honor of prominent Texas historian Walter Prescott Webb. Records of the committee consist of correspondence, financial records, news releases, clippings, photographs, programs, list, newsletters, proclamations, manuscripts, galleys and page proofs, notes, reports, speeches, brochures, booklets, and reprinted articles. Materials document the lecture programs, its publications, press coverage, speakers, lectures, and the planning and organization of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures from 1965-1975, including its inaugural program in 1965.
Identification: AR192
Extent: 11 boxes (4.20 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee was established in 1965 by members of the University of Texas at Arlington Department of History to honor the distinguished Texas historian, Walter Prescott Webb, who died in 1963. The annual lecture program features a series of public lectures held at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) each spring. The lectures, which are subsequently published, are organized around a central theme and presented by UTA faculty and distinguished speakers from other institutions. The themes of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures from 1966 to 1975 included: The American Civil War (1966), The New Deal (1967), The American West (1968), Politics in the Contemporary South (1969), Russian Intellectual History (1970), Radicalism in Contemporary America (1971), Twentieth Century Problems from a Nineteenth Century Perspective (1972), United States Foreign Relations (1973), Lectures on Urban America (1974), and Lectures on Walter Prescott Webb (1975).


Scope and Contents

Records of the committee consist of correspondence, financial records, news releases, clippings, photographs, programs, list, newsletters, proclamations, manuscripts, galleys and page proofs, notes, reports, speech, brochures, booklets, and reprinted articles. Materials document the lecture programs and its publications, press coverage, speakers, lectures, and the planning and organization of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures from 1965-1975, including its inaugural program in 1965. Also included are the records of the Walter Prescott Webb Great Frontier Foundation Association, 1969-1971, and a list of Webb's papers presented to the Texas State Library by C.B. Smith along with a copy of Smith's speech at the formal presentation, 1973.


Organization

Materials are arranged in 109 folders in 9 series by document type, and therein chronologically.
Series I. General Correspondence, 1966-1974 (10 folders)
Series II. Publication Correspondence, 1966-1974 (4 folders)
Series III. Programs, 1966-1975 (11 folders)
Series IV. Financial Records, 1966-1973 (8 folders)
Series V. Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses, 1966-1973 (9 folders)
Series VI. News Releases, 1966-1974 (10 folders)
Series VII. Miscellaneous related records, 1945-1971 (5 folders)
Series VIII. Displays, photographs, 1968-1975 (11 folders)
Series IX. Manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, 1966-1974 (41 folders)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
University of Texas at Arlington. Department of History. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee--Records and correspondence.
Walter Prescott Webb Great Frontier Foundation Association--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures--History--Sources.
Lectures and lecturers--Texas--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

University of Texas at Arlington. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures Committee Records, AR192, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1971, with several accretions thereafter.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Note to the Researcher

Collection also known as Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures.


Container List

Series I. General Correspondence (10 folders), 1966-1974

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, General - 1966 Lectures
2 Correspondence, General - 1967 Lectures
3 Correspondence, General - 1968 Lectures
4 Correspondence, General - 1969 Lectures
5 Correspondence, General - 1970 Lectures
6 Correspondence, General - 1971 Lectures
7 Correspondence, General - 1972 Lectures
8 Correspondence, General - 1973 Lectures
9 Correspondence, General - 1974 Lectures
10 Correspondence, General undated



Series II. Publication Correspondence (4 folders), 1966-1974

Box Folder
1 11 Correspondence, Publication 1966-1968
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, Publication 1969-1970
2 Correspondence, Publication 1971-1973
3 Correspondence, Publication 1974 and undated



Series III. Programs (11 folders), 1966-1975

Box Folder
2 4 1966 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
6 1968 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
5 1967 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
7 1969 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
8 1970 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
9 1971 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
10 1972 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
11 1973 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
12 1974 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
13 1975 Lectures - Programs and Miscellaneous Records
14 Miscellaneous, undated



Series IV. Financial Records (8 folders), 1966-1973

Box Folder
2 15 Financial Records - 1966 Lectures
16 Financial Records - 1967 Lectures
17 Financial Records - 1968 Lectures
18 Financial Records - 1969 Lectures
Box Folder
3 1 Financial Records - 1970 Lectures
2 Financial Records - 1971 Lectures
3 Financial Records - 1972 Lectures
4 Financial Records - 1973 Lectures



Series V. Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses (9 folders), 1966-1973

Box Folder
3 5 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1966 Lectures
6 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1967 Lectures
7 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1968 Lectures
8 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1969 Lectures
9 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1970 Lectures
10 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1971 Lectures
11 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1972 Lectures
Box Folder
4 1 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses - 1973 Lectures
2 Dinner Lists, Invitations, and Responses, Undated



Series VI. New Releases (10 folders), 1966-1974

Box Folder
4 3 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1966 Lectures
4 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1967 Lectures
5 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1968 Lectures
6 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1969 Lectures
7 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1970 Lectures
8 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1971 Lectures
9 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1972 Lectures
10 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1973 Lectures
11 News Releases and Press Clippings - 1974 Lectures
12 News Clippings and Publications, Undated



Series 7. Miscellaneous related records (5 folders), 1945-1971

Box Folder
4 13 Walter Prescott Webb Great Frontier Foundation Association, Correspondence, Agendas, Miscellaneous Records, 1969-1970
14 Walter Prescott Webb Great Frontier Foundation Association, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1971
15 Webb Reunion, Friday Mountain Ranch, March 8, 1969 - Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records,
16 Walter Prescott Webb - Letters to Eugene Hollon 1945-1961
[RESTRICTED] - Requires written permission of Dr. W. Eugene Hollon, Dept. of History, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 43606
Box Folder
5 1 Inventory of the C. B. Smith Collection of Walter Prescott Webb Papers
Presented to the Texas State Archives, 1973 Program, Inventory



Series 8. Displays, Photographs (11 folders), 1968-1975

Box Folder
5 1a Display Materials and photographs, 1966
1b Slides-Webb Lectures Exhibit, "New Deal," 1967
2 Display Materials and photographs, 1968
3 Display Materials and Photographs, 1970
4 Photographs, 1971
5 Display Material, 1972
6 Photographs, 1973
7 Photographs, 1974
8 Photographs, 1975
9 Display Material and Photographs - Miscellaneous, undated



Series 9. Manuscripts, Galley Proofs, Page Proofs (41 folders), 1966-1974

Box Folder
5 10 1966 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
11 1966 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
12 1967 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
13 1967 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
Box Folder
6 1 1967 Lectures - Edited Galley Proofs
2 1967 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
3 1968 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
4 1968 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
5 1968 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
6 1968 Lectures - Edited Galley Proofs
7 1968 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
8 1969 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
9 1970 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
10 1970 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
Box Folder
7 1 1970 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
1A 1970 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
2 1970 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
3 1971 Lectures - Edited Introduction
4 1971 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
5 1971 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
6 1971 Lectures - Galley Proofs
7 1971 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
8 1971 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
9 1972 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
10 1972 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
Box Folder
8 1 1972 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
2 1973 Lectures - Edited Manuscripts
3 1973 Lectures - Edited Manuscripts
4 1973 Lectures - Edited Manuscripts
5 1973 Lectures - Edited Galley Proofs
6 1973 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
Box Folder
9 1 1974 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
2 1974 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
3 1974 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
4 1974 Lectures - Edited Manuscript
5 1974 Lectures - Edited Galley Proofs
6 1974 Lectures - Edited Galley Proofs
7 1974 Lectures - Edited Page Proofs
7A 1974 Lectures - Page Proofs
8 1974 Lectures - Page Proofs
9 1974 Lectures - Page Proofs
Box Folder
10 1 Photographs on display board, Brochures 1976, 1984
Box
OS118 Display Material 1966-1979