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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Michael L. Gillette Collection, 1972-1974



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gillette, Michael L.
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate. Sergeant-at-Arms Office.
Title: Gillette, Michael L. Collection
Dates: 1972-1974
Abstract: 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. This collection consists of news clippings related to Texas and political issues.
Accession No.: 82-388
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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).

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gillette, Michael L.--Archives.
Barnes, Ben
Briscoe, Dolph
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
Daniel, Price
Farenthold, Frances (Frances Tarlton), 1926-
Smith, Preston
Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Legislature. Senate--Archives.
Democratic Party (Tex.)
Dallas times herald
Dallas morning news
Fort Worth star-telegram
Subjects
Abortion--Texas
Constitutions--Texas
Economics--Texas
Elections--Texas
Energy--Texas
Environmental protection--Texas
Integration--Texas
Segregation--Texas
Politics--Texas
Sharpstown Stock Fraud Scandal
Taxation--Texas
Traffic safety--Texas
Water--Texas
Places
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael L. Gillette Collection, 1972-1974, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing 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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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3P28 Clippings, October 1971-May 1972
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3P29 Clippings, June 1972-February 1973
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3P30 Clippings, March 1973-November 1973
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3P31 Clippings, December 1973-November 1974

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