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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Walter Marshall William Splawn Papers, 1913-1927, 1955-1956



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Splawn, Walter M.W. (Walter Marshall William), 1883-
Title: Splawn, Walter Marshall William, Papers
Dates: 1913-1927, 1955-1956
Abstract: Papers contain correspondence, news clippings, notes, reports, news releases, legislation, pamphlets, a periodical, a speech, and printed manuscript and research materials created and collected by Walter Marshall William Splawn (1883-1963). The papers contain transcripts and photostatic copies of pertinent legislation and articles regarding the period of Dr. Splawn’s service as University of Texas president from 1924 to 1927. Research material on the history and development of UT consists of printed material, lists, correspondence, and other items.
Accession No.: 73-165; 91-253
OCLC No.: 70706347
Extent: (2 ft., 7.5 in.)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Walter Marshall William Splawn (1883-1963) was an economist, professor, University of Texas president, and head of the Interstate Commerce Commission. He was born in Arlington, Texas on June 16, 1883 and educated at Baylor University (BA, 1906; LLD, 1925), Yale University (MA 1914) and the University of Chicago (PhD, 1921). He taught social science and economics, and practiced law, as well as participating in state and national politics. Splawn was prominent in New Deal policy development, and was close friends with Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. He also authored several works related to interstate commerce. Walter Splawn died on January 17, 1963.

Source:

William R. Childs, "SPLAWN, WALTER MARSHALL WILLIAM," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsp14), accessed June 06, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

Papers contain correspondence, news clippings, notes, reports, news releases, legislation, pamphlets, a periodical, a speech, and printed manuscript and research materials created and collected by Walter Marshall William Splawn (1883-1963). The papers contain transcripts and photostatic copies of pertinent legislation and articles regarding the period of Dr. Splawn’s service as University of Texas president from 1924 to 1927. Research material on the history and development of UT consists of printed material, lists, correspondence, and other items.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Splawn, Walter M.W. (Walter Marshall William), 1883- -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin – History – Sources.
Subjects
Universities and colleges – Faculty – Texas – Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) – History – Sources.
El Paso (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Photograph Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walter Marshall William Splawn Papers, 1913-1927, 1955-1956, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, June 1979.

Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, October 1991; Vanessa Attia, June 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2H456 "Some Remarks to the Faculty Club," 1955
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2Q107 Inauguration file, A-Z, 1925
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2R189 "The University of Texas: Its Origin and Growth to 1928," 1956
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4J267 University of Texas research material, 1913, 1919-1927, 1956:
Academics
Athletics
Buildings and campus
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4J268 Ex-students
Faculty
Fees
Gifts and bequests
Junior colleges
Lands, minerals, and oil
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4J269 Legislation and appropriations
Library
Medical branch (Galveston)
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4J270 Public lands
Public schools
Regents
School of Mines (El Paso)
Schools and departments
Splawn, W. M. W.
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2J271 Students and student life
Taxes
Texas A&M College
Texas State colleges

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