A Guide to the Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915
The Conference for Education in Texas was established around 1907 by a number of educators for the purpose of improving and developing the state’s public school system at all levels. To this end, the organization acted to promote favorable legislation, provided lecturers on various educational topics, issued literature concerning educational methodology or pertinent legislation and tax proposals, and articulated the common concerns of interested individuals, educational agencies and organizations, schools, and institutions. Funding for the Conference was based on a subscription campaign to secure funds or pledges from teachers, school superintendents, education-related businesses, and other sympathetic individuals and groups. The position of general agent was generally responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Conference for Education in Texas and served the officers and executive board of the Conference. This position was consecutively held by W. S. Sutton, A. N. McCallum, F. M. Bralley, C. E. Evans, R. Lee Clark, B. E. Satterfield, and T. R. Sampson, and the two presidents of the organization were Clarence Ousley and Pat Neff.
The Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915, consist of documentation produced and accumulated by the general agent of the Conference for Education in Texas and reflect the Conference’s organization and activities. The collection demonstrates how funding was acquired through donations and the subscription service, exemplifies the organization’s promotion of pertinent legislation, and provides insight into the day-to-day administration of the Conference. Materials within the collection include correspondence, subscriptions, financial records, publications, printed material, publicity material, and other administrative records.
This collection is open for research use.
A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Conference for Education in Texas Records, 1907-1915, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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