University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Goddess of Liberty Film Footage, 1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goddess of Liberty.
Title: Goddess of Liberty film footage
Dates: 1986
Abstract: Comprised of one film reel, the Goddess of Liberty Film Footage, 1986, chronicles the efforts to place the Goddess of Liberty statue replica atop the Texas Capitol Dome in Austin.
Accession No.: 86-302
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Designed by architect E. E. Myers and placed atop the Texas Capitol Dome in Austin in 1888, the original Goddess of Liberty weighs nearly 2,000 lbs and measures over 15 feet. In 1986, an aluminum replica replaced the Goddess of Liberty, which was subsequently restored and is currently displayed at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Each statue dons a toga and crown while holding a sword and gilded star.

Sources:

"Goddess of Liberty." State Preservation Board. Accessed April 19, 2011. http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/gallery/hisart/19.htm.

"The Goddess of Liberty." Texas Senate Kids. Accessed April 19, 2011. http://www.senate.state.tx.us/kids/tour4.htm.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of one film reel, the Goddess of Liberty Film Footage, 1986, chronicles the efforts to place the Goddess of Liberty statue replica atop the Texas Capitol Dome in Austin.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of film reel by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
Capitols -- Texas -- Austin.
Statues -- Texas -- Austin.
Goddess of Liberty.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Goddess of Liberty Film Footage, 1986, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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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3Y301 Goddess of Liberty Film Footage, 1986