A Guide to the Texas Association of College Teachers Records, 1946-1992
The Texas Association of College Teachers (TACT) was founded in 1948 to serve as a voluntary organization of faculty, librarians, and research personnel in public colleges and universities in Texas. Its main functions are to lobby the state legislature in matters concerning higher education and to inform its membership of pertinent news including legislative action on salary increases, questions of academic freedom, and comparisons of pension plans.
The Texas Association of College Teachers Records, 1946-1992, consist of organizational records including office files, correspondence, committee minutes, memoranda, legislative files, membership rolls, TACT publications, and tapes of State Meetings. The records pertain to TACT’s communication with political candidates and the Texas Legislative Council; financial materials including audits, bank statements, budgets, taxes, and accounts information; and the many colleges and universities in Texas. Furthermore, the records include a TACT publication, Fifty Years of Success: The First Fifty Years of the Texas Association of College Teachers (1997).
The collection is open for research.
Texas Association of College Teachers Records, 1946-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Patricia Lebo, December 1984. Portions of this collection are unprocessed. Contact repository for more information.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers