University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Curtis Bishop Papers, 1933-1953, 1967, undated.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bishop, Curtis Kent, 1912-1967
Title: Curtis Bishop Papers
Dates: 1933-1953, 1967, undated
Abstract: Comprising magazines, short story transcripts, and photographs containing Bishop’s work, the Curtis Bishop Papers, 1933-1953, 1967, undated, document his career as a short story and magazine author.
Accession No.: 94-164; 94-359
Extent: 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Austin, Texas, Curtis Bishop (1912-1967) was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, a newspaper writer for the Austin American-Statesman, and a local author. Sometimes using the pseudonyms “Curt Brandon” and “Curt Carroll”, Bishop wrote more than fifty books and several hundred magazine articles for youth concerning sports and western lore.


Scope and Contents

Comprising magazines, short story transcripts, and photographs containing Bishop’s work, the Curtis Bishop Papers, 1933-1953, 1967, undated, document his career as a short story and magazine author. The collection includes his short stories: “Give a Halfback Wings” and “The Lost Eleven.” Additionally, the papers contain a Texas Senate Resolution (1967) in the aftermath of Bishop’s death and a 1953 Austin American-Statesman article concerning a new book he had published.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bishop, Curtis Kent, 1912-1967 -- Archives.
Brandon, Curt, 1912-1967 -- Archives.
Carroll, Curt, 1912-1967 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin American-statesman
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Sports -- Texas.
Short story -- Juvenile literature.
Football -- Texas -- Fiction.
Football -- Texas -- History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Curtis Bishop Papers, 1933-1953, 1967, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/A19a All-American Football magazine, 1939, 1942
Football Stories, summer 1944
Football Stories, fall 1944, 1942
Football Action, fall 1946
All-American Football magazine, 1944
All-American Football magazine, Oct. 1942
Bound volume of Texas Ranger magazine, Oct. 1933-June 1942
Transcripts of short stories, undated
Senate Resolution, 1967
Photographs, undated
Laminated copy of Austin American-Statesman article 1953