University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Association of Magicians Records, 1943-1966

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Association of Magicians
Title: Texas Association of Magicians Records
Dates: 1943-1966
Abstract: Business records, constitution and by-laws and scrapbooks relating to the activities of the Texas Association of Magicians.
Accession No.: 67-46; 67-56; 67-61; 67-98; 67-154
Extent: 9.5 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Herman Yerger, an Austin magician and druggist, founded the Texas Association of Magicians. The Association grew out of an annual picnic held by Yerger, on Labor Day weekend, starting in 19464. Formalized in 1946, the Texas Association of Magicians continues to operate, holding an annual convention and collecting information about magic and magicians in Texas.

Scope and Contents

The collection relates to magic and magicians in Texas as well as the business, activities and members of the Texas Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Ring #60 of Austin. Materials include business records, constitution and by-laws, programs and scrapbooks.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

Index Terms

Texas Association of Magicians.
Magic--United States.
Magicians--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Association of Magicians, 1943-1966, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Detailed Description of the Papers



3G363 Magic and magicians in Texas, scrapbook by Cleve Haubold, 1945-1950
Correspondence, International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1948-1950
Program, testimonial banquet in honor of Doc and Ann Mahendra, 1951
Photograph, Ed Marlo, undated
Permanent records, Ring #60, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Austin, Texas, undated
Constitution and by-laws and membership certificates, International Brotherhood of Magicians, undated
San Antonio, 1964
Dallas, 1965
Scrapbook, by Cleve Haubold, 1960-1966
3K423 Programs:
Official records, convention, Dallas, 1959
Scrapbook, convention, 1959
Humor and Comedy scrapbook, 1966
4M416 Scrapbook, twentieth annual convention, Dallas, September 1965