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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 Memorial Stadium Association Records, 1924-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Memorial Stadium Association
Title: UT Memorial Stadium Association, records
Dates: 1924-1929
Abstract: The UT Memorial Stadium Association Records contain financial statements, receipts, bills, scrapbooks, Board of Regents minutes, reports, and a register of contributions to the Texas Memorial Stadium Fund from 1924 to 1929.
OCLC No.: 854917515
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The University of Texas Memorial Stadium Association was established in 1924 by Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark, chairman of the UT Board of Regents, and L. Theo Bellmont, athletic director, to oversee fundraising for the construction and development of the Texas Memorial Stadium (later renamed the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium) on the east side of the UT campus. Approximately 10,000 students, alumni, and friends of the university donated to the fund.

The 27,000-seat facility, built for approximately $275,000, was designed by architect Herbert M. Greene of Dallas and dedicated to Texans that served in World War I. From its inception, the stadium served as the hub for University of Texas football and track teams.

In 1926, a 13,500-seat "horseshoe" addition to the stadium was built on the north end for $125,000.

Source:

Richard Pennington, "DARRELL K. ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM,"Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xvd01), accessed June 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents

The UT Memorial Stadium Association Records contain financial statements, receipts, bills, scrapbooks, Board of Regents minutes, reports, and a register of contributions to the Texas Memorial Stadium Fund from 1924 to 1929.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Memorial Stadium Association -- Archives.
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas. Memorial Stadium -- History.
Subjects
Sports facilities -- Administration.
Sports facilities -- Costs.
Stadiums -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also University of Texas Buildings Collection, Drawings and manuscript material, 1882-ongoing, University of Texas campuses throughout Texas at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Memorial Stadium Association, 1924-1929, 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, June 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Q427 (03620045) Cash receipts from pledges, 2 vols., 1924
Receipts, 1 vol., 1924
Bills, notes, etc., 1 vol., 1924-1929
Accounts, receipts, 1924-1929
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4Q428 (03620056) Cash receipts from pledges, 2 vols., 1924-1926
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4L146 (04440300) Scrapbook - Photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, Vol. I, 1924-1926
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4L147 (04440311) Scrapbook - Photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, Vol. II, 1924-1926
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2R282 (0620034) Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors, January 3, 1924 - May 3, 1927; November 30, 1928
Weekly financial statements, March 18, 1924 - May 31, 1927; June 4, 1927- August 10, 1929
Audit report, February 19, 1924 - January 31, 1926
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4M83 (04440344) Miscellaneous accounts, 1924-1928
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4M82 (04440333) Requisitions, 1924-1927
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4M48 (04440322) Register of pledges and contributions of subscribers to the Texas Memorial Stadium Fund, 1924-1929

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