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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

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 Texas Academy of Science Records, 1892-1943



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Academy of Science
Title: Texas Academy of Science, Records
Dates: 1892-1943
Abstract: The Texas Academy of Science Records, 1892-1943, comprise of letters, records, minutes, broadsides, articles and scrapbooks and clippings that document the social, financial, business and intellectual affairs of the Texas Academy of Science.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Organized in 1892, the Texas Academy of Science at the University of Texas at Austin was originally comprised of fourteen founding scientists who were dedicated to researching and solving problems presented to them by the state. The objects of the academy were "to advance the exact and natural sciences both by research and discussion." Through its twenty-year existence two donors supported the Academy, George W. Brackenridge and Mrs. George Bruce Halsted. The Academy disbanded in 1913.

Source:

Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed March 7, 2011.

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Scope and Contents

The Texas Academy of Science Records, 1892-1943, comprise letters, records, minutes, broadsides, articles and scrapbooks and clippings that document the social, financial, business and intellectual affairs of the Texas Academy of Science. Notable members include Edwin T. Dumble, Thomas U. Taylor, Frederic W. Simonds, James C. Nagle and Harry Yandell Benedict.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dumble, E.T. (Edwin Theodore), 1852-1927
Taylor T.U. (Thomas Ulvan), 1858-1941
Simonds, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1853-1941
Nagle, James C., 1865-1927
Benedict, H.Y. (Harry Yandell, 1869-1937
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Academy of Science, 1892-1943 -- Archives
Subjects
Science -- Texas -- History
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Academy of Science Records, 1892-1943, 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

box
2H27 Stored off-site
Scrapbook, 1943
Ledger, minutes and programs, 1892-1907, 1936
Treasurer's report, 1892-1915
"A New Science: The Plasmogenia," translated by J.P. Moreau
Miscellaneous, 1911
Academy bills and receipts, 1908-1913
Report on the meetings of the Academy, 1903-1913
List of the Fellows and Members of the Texas Academy of Science, 1903-1913
Letters, 1903-1913
Maps, diagrams, geologic column, 1903-1913

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