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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the University of Texas PZATLX Scrapbook, 1940-circa 1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. PZATLX
Title: University of Texas PZATLX Scrapbook
Dates: 1940-circa 1946
Abstract: The scrapbook, removed from its cover for preservation purposes but maintained in the existing order, contains lists of members, officers, activities, the organization’s constitution, newspaper clippings, and photographs from 1940-circa 1946.
OCLC No.: 830677402
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

PZATLX, founded in February 1940, was a University of Texas "Secret Service Society for girls who plan careers or marriage after they graduate or do not get a diploma." The organization became known for its "bizarre initiation stunts" invoking faux indigenous American lore wherein members, called Atls, sometimes dressed in "blankets, war paint, and feathers." PZATLX was primarily involved in volunteer community service projects on campus to support war efforts during World War II.

Source:

“Helen Reid is PZATLX Member.” The Orange Leader, Friday, March 19, 1943.

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Scope and Contents

The scrapbook, removed from its cover for preservation purposes but maintained in the existing order, contains lists of members, officers, activities, the organization’s constitution, newspaper clippings, and photographs from 1940-circa 1946.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. PZATLX
University of Texas--Students--History.
Subjects
Secret societies--United States--History.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)--United States--History--20th century.
Women college students--United States--Social life and customs--History--20th century.
Women--Texas--Societies and clubs--History--20th century.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Texas PZATLX Scrapbook, 1940-circa 1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, February 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3N91 Scrapbook

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