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Descriptive Summary

Biographical 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 Jerry D. Thompson Papers, 1968-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Jerry D.
Title: Thompson, Jerry D., Papers
Dates: 1968-2002
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, certificates, printed items, and photographs, the Jerry D. Thompson Papers, 1968-2002, chronicle Thompson’s research and career as an historian and professor at Texas A & M International University.
Accession No.: 2003-076; 2007-146
Extent: 2 ft., 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A professor of history at Texas A & M International University, Jerry D. Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from Western New Mexico University in 1964, his master’s from the University of New Mexico in 1968, and his doctor of arts degree in history from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1982. Thompson researches and writes on the American Civil War as well as the history of Texas and the southwest. A prolific writer, he has authored numerous books and articles on historical subjects, including Warm Weather and Bad Whiskey: The 1886 Laredo Election Riot (1991), A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border (1997), and Civil War and Revolution on Rio Grande Frontier: A Narrative and Photographic History (2004).

Source:

"Dr. Jerry Thompson." Texas A & M International University. Accessed March 9, 2011. http://www.tamiu.edu/~jthompson/.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, certificates, printed items, and photographs, the Jerry D. Thompson Papers, 1968-2002, chronicle Thompson’s research and career as an historian and professor at Texas A & M International University. Correspondence primarily consists of letters from acquaintances in the historical community, especially those at historical societies, such as the Texas State Historical Association and the Arizona Historical Society, as well as from various university presses concerning his publications. Legal documents include book contracts, while certificates from the Texas Historical Commission award Thompson for this distinguished service. Newspaper clipping, such as articles on the publications of his books on Texas and southwestern history and historical sites in Texas pertain to Thompson’s research. Additionally, printed items consist of posters from political and historical events, and photographs depict Thompson teaching and at various conferences.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Thompson, Jerry D. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas A & M International University. Dept. of History.
Texas Historical Commission.
Subjects
Historians -- Texas.
History publishing -- United States.
History -- Research -- Texas.
History -- Research -- Southern States.
History -- Societies, etc.
History -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Unites States.
Places
Texas -- History -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jerry D. Thompson Papers, 1968-2002, 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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4Ad106 Correspondence, 1968-1990
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4Ad121 Correspondence, 1981-2002
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2.325/P59 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, and photographs, 1974-2004

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