A Guide to the Texas Sesquicentennial Collection, 1985-1986
Comprising posters and broadsides, printed materials and publications, a certificate, information packets, and correspondence, the Texas Sesquicentennial Collection, 1985-1986, documents the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Texas. Posters and broadsides advertise special events and lectures of the celebration as well as depict famous people and events of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas, such as Stephen F. Austin, the Battle of San Jacinto, and Santa Anna’s surrender. Consisting of brochures, programs, calendars, advertisements, date books, newspapers, and journals, printed materials and publications promote lectures and special events and describe the histories of numerous Texas counties and towns. Correspondence and informational packets chronicle the advertising for the sesquicentennial as well as the administration of the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission. Of special note, a certificate signed by Prince Charles of the United Kingdom commemorates his visit to the University of Texas at Austin on February 20, 1986.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas Sesquicentennial Collection, 1985-1986, 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.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Detailed Description of the Papers