University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Big Bend National Park Papers, 1926-1944, 1980



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Big Bend National Park
Title: Big Bend National Park Papers
Dates: 1926-1944,1980
Abstract: National Parks Service report, scrapbook concerning the development of the Big Bend National Park, and six posters of the area (1980).
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

From Handbook of Texas Online: "Big Bend National Park, the first national park in Texas, comprises more than 1,250 square miles (about the size of Rhode Island) in the Big Bend of the Rio Grande along more than 100 miles of the Texas-Chihuahua-Coahuila border southeast of El Paso in Brewster County. It has been described as a land of 'killing heat and freezing cold; deadly drought and flash flood; arid lowland and moist mountain woodland; and a living river winding its way across the desert.' "


Scope and Contents

National Parks Service report, scrapbook concerning the development of the Big Bend National Park, and six posters of the area (1980).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Big Bend National Park (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Big Bend National Park Papers, 1926-1944, 1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q439 Report of the Big Bend area, Texas, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, January, 1935, transcript (2 copies).
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3L101 Big Bend scrapbook.
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3S183 Big Bend National Park posters (6), 1980.