University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Standish Meacham Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Meacham, Standish
Title: Standish Meacham Papers
Dates: 1966-1998
Extent 5 inches
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Personal and professional papers of Dr. Standish Meacham documenting his academic career, 1966-1998, as University of Texas history professor, department chair, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Papers document Meacham’s role in the debate over faculty salaries and priorities in the early 1970s, especially as they relate to Frank Erwin and former UT president Lorene Rogers. Other important issues include the “multiculturalism” English Department curriculum debate of the early 1990s and the changing dynamics of the faculty/administration relationship from the mid 1960s to the 1990s.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Standish Meacham Papers, 1966-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2.325/C113d Meacham comes to the University of Texas, 1966-1967
Material concerning the appointment of Lorene Rogers as UT president and the subsequent lawsuit against Rogers and the UT Board of Regents, 1975
Controversy concerning political correctness and multiculturalism, and the teaching of English 306, 1990-1992
Meacham’s resignation as chair of the UT History Department, and the role of Frank Erwin, 1972
Appointment to the deanship of the UT College of Liberal Arts, August, 1989
Retirement from the deanship of the UT College of Liberal Arts, 1991
Meacham memoir
Resolution of Appreciation for service as chair of the Department of History, from faculty, staff and graduate students, 1988