A Guide to the Michael L. Gillette Collection, 1972-1974
The Executive Director of Humanities Texas, Michael L. Gillette earned his BA in government and Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (1972-1991), directing the Library’s Oral History Program (1976-1991). In 1991 Gillette moved to the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., as Director of the Center for Legislative Archives. In this position he was responsible for the official records of the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate. He joined the staff of Humanities Texas as Executive Director in 2003.
The Sergeant-at-Arms Office of the Texas Senate is responsible for decorum in the Senate chamber, chamber security, and managing the messengers and pages employed by the Capitol. One department in the Office is the Sergeant’s Clipping Service, which distributes news clippings to the Texas Senate
Sources: Humanities Texas. "Staff Biographies." http://www.humanitiestexas.org/about/staff/bios.php (accessed July 13, 2010).
The Texas State Senate. "Texas State Senate News: May 24, 2007." http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/archives/Arch07/p052307a.htm (accessed July 13, 2010).
The Michael L. Gillette Collection, 1972-1974, comprises photocopied newspaper clippings compiled by the Sergeant’s Clipping Service and distributed by the Sergeant-at-Arms Office of the Texas Senate. Clippings from the Dallas Times-Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram document various state and local political issues and persons including the gubernatorial race, the Sharpstown scandal, environmental issues, and the state constitution.
Michael L. Gillette Collection, 1972-1974, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers