University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Sesquicentennial Collection, 1985-1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Sesquicentennial Collection
Title: Texas Sesquicentennial Collection
Dates: 1985-1986
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 85-083; 85-119; 85-127; 86-122; 86-260; 86-298; 87-063; 87-255; 87-267; 88-012; 88-156; 1991; 2001-008; 2004-150
Extent: ca. 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission.
Subjects
Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration.
Places
Texas -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Texas -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Sesquicentennial Collection, 1985-1986, 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.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3A203a Papers, 1986
box
3G21 Papers, 1986
box
2.325/V24 Oversized papers, 1986
box
2.325/OD1 Eleven posters, 1986