University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the June H. Brewer Oral History Collection, 1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brewer, June H., 1925-2010
Title: Brewer, June H., Oral History Collection
Dates: 1992
Abstract: Comprised of four audiotapes, the June H. Brewer Oral History Collection, 1992, chronicles Brewer’s experiences growing up in East Austin as well as her educational background.
Accession No.: 92-293
Extent: 4 audiocassette tapes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of East Austin, Texas, June H. Brewer (1925-2010) was one of the first African-American women to apply and be admitted to the graduate school at University of Texas at Austin in 1950. Having received her bachelor’s degree from Tillotson College (now Huston-Tillotson University) and her master’s degree in English from Howard University, Brewer attained her PhD from UT Austin in 1963. In addition to teaching English at Huston-Tillotson for 35 years as the first endowed professor, she was also the chair of the English department and the founder of the non-profit organization, Borders Learning Community, which sought to rectify the racial achievement gap in standardized testing. Brewer researched African-American women writers, receiving numerous awards for her scholarship and community service, such as the National Women of Achievement Connie Yerwood and the NOKOA Outstanding Educator awards.

Source:

"Dr. June H. Brewer."Austin-American Statesman. Last modified June 4, 2010. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=june-h-brewer&pid=143310808&fhid=11747.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of four audiotapes, the June H. Brewer Oral History Collection, 1992, chronicles Brewer’s experiences growing up in East Austin as well as her educational background. Additionally, the collection illuminates Brewer’s views on the English discipline, pedagogy, and her research.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brewer, June H., 1925-2010 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Howard University. Dept. of English -- Students -- History -- 20th century.
Huston-Tillotson College. Dept. of English -- Students -- History -- 20th century.
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of English -- Students -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
African American women authors -- History --20th century.
Philosophy -- English -- History --20th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

June H. Brewer Oral History Collection, 1992, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2X41 Audiotapes, 1992