A Guide to the Texas Antiquities Committee Records, 1988-1990
Founded by the Texas Antiquities Code which passed the state legislature in 1969, the Texas Antiquities Committee preserves, protects, and exhibits archaeological and cultural resources, including artifacts, sites, and historic structures in Texas. The agency acts as the legal custodian for all archaeological sites and material culture owned by the state of Texas and also issues contracts and permits for excavation. Although the agency is an independent entity, it is affiliated with the Texas Historical Commission, sharing many services, resources, and facilities with one another.
Arnold, J. Barto III. "Texas Antiquities Committee."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mdt05.
Comprising correspondence, legal papers, reports, printed material, and memos, the Texas Antiquities Committee Records, 1988-1990, document the agency’s meetings and archaeological investigations. Correspondence, reports and memos concern the landmark status of various archaeological sites and permits issued for excavations in Austin, Bryan, and other places in Texas, while legal documents pertain to Bowie County’s petition to demolish the Old Bowie County Courthouse. Additionally, printed material includes a newsletter from the Corpus Christi Museum and circulars issued by the state of Texas regarding historic and prehistoric landmarks and the National Register of Historic Places.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Antiquities Committee Records, 1988-1990, 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