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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Football Scrapbooks, 1893-1896, 1950s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas Football
Title: UT Football Scrapbooks
Dates: 1893-1896, 1950s
Abstract: The UT Football Scrapbook documents the early years of the UT football club, then called the Texas Varsity, from 1893 to 1896. Materials include game programs, a ticket, and newspaper clippings of articles about the featured games. Clippings also include photographs and woodcut illustrations of player moves, as well as printed diagrams of the playing field. Additional scrapbooks comprise newspaper clippings about UT football games and players circa 1950.
OCLC No.: 854912140
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The football club at the University of Texas, also known then as the Texas Varsity, was formed as an unofficial, student-run team circa 1893. In November 1893, the Dallas football club challenged the UT club to their first notable game, a Thanksgiving Day match at the Dallas Fairgrounds. The UT club won against Dallas with a score of 18-16. The club played and won three other games that year. In 1894, donations from alumni were used to hire a seasonal coach, R.D. Wentworth, and purchase uniforms. The team’s colors at the time were gold and white.

In 1895, the team became an official university club with the creation of the Athletic Council. The team began to be referred to in newspapers, especially The Daily Texan, as the Longhorns circa 1900 and the name was officially adopted in 1906.

Source:

"1893-1899." Longhorn Legacy: 100 Years of Football Programs. Education Resources. College of Education. University of Texas at Austin. Accessed June 25, 2013. http://www.edb.utexas.edu/resources/longhornlegacy/1893.html

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Scope and Contents

The first of the UT Football Scrapbooks documents the early years of the UT football club, then called the Texas Varsity, from 1893 to 1896. Materials include game programs, a ticket, and newspaper clippings of articles about the featured games. Clippings also include photographs and woodcut illustrations of player moves, as well as printed diagrams of the playing field.

The second set of scrapbooks, close to 8 inches worth, comprises newspaper clippings about UT football games and players circa 1950.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Longhorns (Football team) -- Archives.
Texas Longhorns (Football team) -- History.
University of Texas at Austin -- Football -- History.
University of Texas -- Football -- History.
University of Texas -- Sports.
Subjects
College sports -- History.
Football -- History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Ephemera Collection; UT – Sports (football) Oversized Photographs (OP37), Hans Helland Scrapbook, 1910-1911; Austin and the University of Texas Photographs, 1911; and Thomas "Buddy" Barnes Photograph Collection, 1955-1970.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Football Scrapbooks, 1893-1896, 1950s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, December 1986.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, June 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q110 University of Texas football club scrapbook, 1893-1896
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2.325/G269 UT football newspaper clippings scrapbooks, circa 1950

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