A Guide to the Austin American-Statesman Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 1986
Texas celebrated its Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of its founding as a Republic in 1986. For this historic event, the Austin American-Statesman prepared a special Sesquicentennial Edition of its daily newspaper. The newspaper includes interviews with famous and celebrated Texans including Kenneth Threadgill, Dudley Dobie, and Texas Ranger Captain Alfred Young Allee.
The Austin American-Statesman Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 1986, contains 31 audiocassette tapes of interviews conducted by the Austin American-Statesman in preparation for their special 1986 Sesquicentennial Edition. Some interviews of note include those with Captain A. Y. Allee, Dudley Dobie, Ned Fritz, and Kenneth Threadgill.
The collection is open for research.
Austin American-Statesman Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 1986, 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