University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Association of College Teachers Records, 1946-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Association of College Teachers
Title: Texas Association of College Teachers Records
Dates: 1946-1992
Abstract: 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. The TACT records consist of organizational records including office files, correspondence, committee minutes, memoranda, legislative files, membership rolls, TACT publications, and tapes of State Meetings.
Accession No.: 84-218; 84-223; 85-214; 93-382; 98-150
Extent: 31 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Association of College Teachers--Archives.
Texas. Legislature
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Texas
College teachers--Texas
Librarians--Texas
Research personnel--Texas
Places
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Association of College Teachers Records, 1946-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


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