A Guide to the Texas Scrapbooks, [ca. 1841-1883, 1898-1941]
Composed of newspaper clippings and articles, the Texas Scrapbooks, [ca. 1841-1883, 1898-1941], document social, political, historical, and economic subjects in Texas from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century. The clippings from variety of Texas newspapers [ca. 1898-1941] concern such political issues as the nomination of Dan Moody as governor and the passage of legislation, and historical subjects pertaining to the publication of books on the history of Texas and the unveiling of statues of historical figures like Ben Milam in San Antonio. The clippings also contain feature articles entitled, "100 years ago today in Texas," from the Dallas Morning News. Social and economic subjects relate to the aviation and agricultural industries in Texas, notable citizens, and the state prison system, among other topics. Additionally, the collection contains articles [ca. 1841-1883] from several British journals and magazine, such as The Penny Magazine and Eliza Cook’s Journal, which discuss travel and social topics in Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Scrapbooks, [ca. 1841-1883, 1898-1941], 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