University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas School for the Blind Records, 1878, 1917



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas School for the Blind
Title: Texas School for the Blind, Records
Dates: 1878, 1917
Abstract: Comprised of two letters, the Texas School for the Blind Records, 1878, 1917, document two specific episodes in the school’s history.
Accession No.: 89-369; 98-055
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Established in Austin in 1856, the Texas School for the Blind, now the Texas State School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, strives to provide all blind and visually impaired students in Texas with the skills and knowledge to enjoy fulfilling and satisfying lives.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of two letters, the Texas School for the Blind Records, 1878, 1917, document two specific episodes in the school’s history. An 1878 letter written by Frank Rainey, the Superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind, to F. J. Campbell regards the efficacy of piano training for the blind. A photocopy of a 1917 letter from school superintendent E. E. Bramlett recommends Atlee B. Ayers, the school’s architect, to W. F. Barnett of the State Orphan House.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Rainey, Frank, 1836-1914
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas School for the Blind -- Archives
Subjects
Blind -- Education -- Texas -- History
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- Architecture

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas School for the Blind Records, 1878, 1917, 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

box
3.325/F37 Letter recommending architect, 1917
Letter regarding efficacy of piano training, 1878