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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization and Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Subject files, 1980-1983, undated

Memorabilia and scrapbooks, circa 1983, undated

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the University of Texas Centennial Program Records, 1980-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Centennial Planning Committee.
Title: University of Texas Centennial Program, records
Dates: 1980-1996
Abstract: The UT Centennial Program Records contain subject files, minutes, correspondence, speeches, reports, brochures and printed material, publications, scripts, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, contact prints, and reel-to-reel audio recordings that document the planning and execution of events for the University of Texas’ 100 year anniversary celebrations in 1983.
Accession No.: 81-88; 81-151; 83-360; 84-51; 85-40; 86-67; 86-169; 86-172; 88-52; 88-88; 89-113; 92-085; 93-284; 94-022; 97-063; 2002-100; 2011-385
Extent: circa 40 ft.
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 Centennial Celebration was a yearlong program of events held in 1983 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the university’s formal opening. Festivities included campus-wide open houses, exhibitions, performances, the creation of a time capsule, ceremonies and dedications for UT Colleges and Schools, and special convocation and commencement events.

Source:

Cahalan, Rose. "1983 Sculpture Gets New Home at Alumni Center."Alcalde, January 19, 2012. Accessed July 15, 2013. http://alcalde.texasexes.org/2012/01/1983-sculpture-gets-new-home-at-alumni-center/.

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Scope and Contents

The UT Centennial Program Records contain subject files, minutes, correspondence, speeches, reports, brochures and printed material, publications, scripts, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, contact prints, and reel-to-reel audio recordings that document the planning and execution of events for the University of Texas’ 100 year anniversary celebrations in 1983. Materials range from 1980 to 1996 and relate to commemorative events orchestrated by UT administration, colleges, schools, student organizations, and alumni; the gifting of Centennial Park to the university; commencement and convocation events; the 1983 performance of the Round-Up Review; special exhibitions; and event publicity. The Centennial Commission Taskforce files chronicle the process of planning the Centennial Program events from 1980 to 1982.

Reel-to-reel audio recordings document UT Centennial program events at the LBJ Auditorium in March 1981, a Centennial Commission luncheon in 1981, various commemorative events, a press conference held for the announcement of the Dedman endowment, and the Centennial Commission reunion in 1986.

Materials separated to the Artifacts Collection include flags and banners commemorating UT anniversaries.

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Organization and Arrangement

The records of the UT Centennial Program are arranged chronologically into two series and alphabetically by subseries:
  • I. Subject files, 1981-1983, undated
  • II. Memorabilia and scrapbooks, circa 1983, undated

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Use of photographic negatives, slides, and transparencies by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

Most of these records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas at Austin -- Anniversaries, etc.
University of Texas at Austin -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
University of Texas at Austin. Centennial Planning Committee.
University of Texas at Austin -- History.
Subjects
Universities and colleges -- Texas -- History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Sound Archives and the Artifacts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Texas Centennial Program Records, 1980-1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1983.

Subsequent revisions were made by archives staff, 1983-2011; Vanessa Attia, July 2013.

This collection may contain unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Subject files, 1980-1983, undated

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3U185 (2267974) Action Committees:
Appointment to Committees
AA&R:
Center for Teaching Effectiveness
Institutional Studies
Research
General
Texas Memorial Museum
BA:
General
Personnel Services & Employee Relations
Physical Plant/Facilities/Physical Changes
Special Events Center
University Police
C&S:
General
Division of Student Affairs:
General
Admissions & Records
Counseling/Psych. Center
Housing & Food Services
Intercollegiate Athletics for Men
Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
International Office
Registrar
Student Financial Aid
Student Health Center
Texas Student Publications
Texas Union
Other Units:
Development Office
Ex-Students Association
General
Graduate General
Graduate General Libraries
Graduate University Press
Humanities Research Center
Individuals
Registered Student Organizations:
Action Committee - Current
Action Committee - Not Active
Alpha Phi Omega
Black Greek Council
CBA Council
Correspondence
El Comite Estudantil Centennial De La Univ. de Tejas
Friar Society
General
Interfraternity Council
Jester Student Assembly
Kappa Alpha
Longhorn Band Student Association
Longhorn Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association
Natural Sciences Council
Meetings-Centennial Proposals
Mortar Board
Orange Jackets
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Eta Sigma
Senior Cabinet
Rosters/Mailing Lists
Silver Spurs
Spooks
Student Bar Association
Student Involvement Committee
Student Endowed Centennial Fellowship
Tejas Club
Texas Cowboys
Texas Wranglers
Residence Hall Association
UT Sailing Team
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3U190 (2268150) Black Alumni Reunion:
Alumni mailings
Budget
Black Centennial Action
Correspondence/Meeting notes
Logistics
Program Evaluation
Program Exhibition
Program Mini-workshops
Program Packets
Program Schedule
Program Speakers & Guests of Honor
Program Speeches
Proposal/Related Materials
Publicity
Resources
Response Forms
Burleson Bells:
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3U187 (2268219) Correspondence
Publicity
Responses
Speeches
Work Orders
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3U184 (2268140) Calendar:
Archives
Composite
Correspondence
Development
Evaluation, 1982
Mailings to users
Planning phase, 1981
Publicity
Research on observances
Special Unit, Dean’s Group and Staff
Space held, 1983
Tyler
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2.325/C1 (2268208) Centennial Commission:
General files:
Advisory Councils – Colleges / Schools – Liaison with UT -- Members/Biographies
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2.325/C2 (86968) Members/Biographies – Task Force II: Academic Program
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2.325/C5-C10 Task Force II: Admissions Committee – Centennial Commission: Report to the President
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3U200b (2268445) Task Force correspondence, reports, and minutes, 1982-1983
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2.325/A105 (at SRH) Centennial events negatives and contact prints, 1983:
Round-up Review, April 1983
Closing day ceremonies, tree planting, December 9, 1983
Centennial celebration, September 1983
Showcase
Centennial graduation, May 21, 1983
Pena poster
Student Leader Reunion
Regent’s meeting – presentation of pictorial history
Joe C. Thompson Center ceremony
Black Alumni Reunion
Gutenberg Bible tour/Kimball
Centennial opening events
Mexican-American Alumni Reunion
Centennial Executive Committee:
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3U189 (2268183) Formation and first meeting, January 30, 1981
Second meeting and related correspondence, October 15, 1981
Third meeting and related correspondence, 1 October 21, 1981
Fourth meeting and related correspondence, 11/2/1981 January 30, 1981
Fifth meeting and related correspondence, November 18, 1981
Sixth meeting and related correspondence, December 8, 1981
Seventh meeting and related correspondence, January 18, 1982
Eight meeting and related correspondence, February 17, 1982
Ninth meeting and related correspondence, July 21, 1981
Follow-up meetings
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2.325/F308 (at SRH) Centennial Park, 1983:
Centennial Park
Dedication
Tiles
Time capsule
Donors
Photographs
Closing day activities:
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3U195 (2268004) Flag Lowering
General
Library Ceremony
Publicity
Speeches
Tree Planting
Work Orders
Colleges and Schools:
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3U196 (2293522) Architecture
Continuing Education
Education
Law
Liberal Arts
Library & Information Sciences
Nursing
Pharmacy
Public Affairs
Social Work
Commencement:
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3U195 (2268004) Academic Regalia
Commencement Committee
Correspondence
Follow up, 1982
Follow up, 1983
Historical Information
Invitations
Physical Arrangements
Printing
Program
Publicity
Schedules of Events
Social Events
Buffet/Post Committee Social
Speakers
Mrs. Perry’s Schedule
Speech, Governor Allan Shivers
Convocation:
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3U198 (2268172) Academic Regalia
Budget
City of Austin
Correspondence:
Complimentary letters
Deans
Dr. Flawn
Dr. Flawn - File #2
General
Law School enactment
Governor White
Historical material - miscellaneous
Invitations:
Faculty UT Austin
Higher education - other Texas institutions
Higher education - other US institutions
Learned societies and professional
Lists
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3U188 (2268161) Special Categories
Students - Current UT Austin
Logistics
Lunch
Music
Program
Publication
Publicity
Speeches:
Dr. Flawn
Dr. Wales Madden
Jon Newton
E. D. Walker
Governor Mark White
Sub-Committee
Volunteer
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3U195 (2268004) Dad’s Day, 1983:
General
General, March 2, 1983
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3U187 (2268219) Dedications:
Engineering Building:
Correspondence
Invitations
Program
Speeches
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3U195 (2268004) Fine Arts:
Budget
Complimentary Tickets
Correspondence
Invitations
Maps/Schematics
Planning/Checklist
Planning/General
Publication
Program Content
Publicity
Speeches/Responses
Work Orders
Volunteers/Orange Jackets
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3U187 (2268219) Law School:
Budget
Correspondence
Invitations
Planning - General
Program
Publications
Publicity Script - PTF
Speeches
Work Orders
Pharmacy Building:
Correspondence
Invitation
Program
Publicity
Speeches
T. S. Painter:
Correspondence
Invitations
Speeches
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3U188 (2268161) Enabling Legislation:
Budget
Choral Arrangements
Correspondence:
Compliment to UT Letters
Thank-you letters to staff
General
Historical Survey:
Chronology of Historical Events
Summary of Issues
Invitations:
Brochure
Letters
Lists
LBJ Exhibit: USA 1800s
Logistics
Program Content
Publication:
Documents
General
Maps/Illustrations/Early Austin
Photos/Illustrations Individuals
Publicity
Research
Scripts:
A. C. Greene, Dramatization
P. T. Flawn/Gov. Clements
Volunteers - Orange Jackets
Work Orders
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3U184 (2268140) Endowment Trust:
Development Office
Excellence Symposium:
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3U190 (2268150) Correspondence
Exhibitions - Visitor Center:
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3U193 (2268194) Budget
Content
Design - developed
Design - not developed
Publicity
Signage
Text
Work orders
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3U187 (2268219) Exhibits:
Student life:
Bucknall/Claggett Committee
Committee appointment
Committee functioning/organization
Original exhibit proposal
Miscellaneous
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3U184 (2268140) Facilities:
Physical Changes
Reservations
Football Season:
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3U184 (2268140) Programs
Greek Reunion:
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3U195 (2268004) Background
Correspondence:
Correspondence
List
Mail-outs
Meetings
Planning - General
Publicity
Response
Rosters - old
Schedules
Workshop
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3U184 (2268140) Gutenberg Bible
General
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3U187 (2268219) History:
General
Oral projects
Pictorial
Honors Day, 1983
General
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center
box
3U187 (2268219) Budget
Correspondence
Program
Publicity
Speeches
Work Orders
LBJ Exhibit:
box
3U188 (2268161) Agreement with LBJ Library
Budget
Catalog
Catalog chronology
Content/Suggestions
Content possibility matrices
Correspondence letters to lenders
Design - developed
Design - not developed
Master list
Opening
Publicity
Signage
Title
Work orders
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3U194 (2268015) Logo:
Animated logo / audio-visual
Guidelines for usage
Memorabilia
Miscellaneous
Samples:
Samples
Other institutions
Usage - Colleges and Schools:
Architecture
Botany
College of Business Administration
Communication
Continuing education
Education
Engineering
Miscellaneous
Pharmacy
Physical and health education
Social work
Usage/Requests:
Outside agencies
UT Registered Student Organizations
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3S214 (at SRH) Material used for exhibits and publications
Photographs of Senate Bill No. 98, establishing UT
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2.325/U129c (at SRH) Publications and articles re: Centennial
AISD Musical, KH Green Shaw
Assorted materials related to the Centennial and UT history
"UT History" exhibit
1881 Centennial brochure
Early years
Photographs of founding documents
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3U193 (2268194) Mexican American Reunion:
Alumni mailings
Budget
Centennial Action Committee members
Centennial Action Committee meeting minutes/agendas
Centennial related events
Correspondence/General meeting notes
Logistics
Other mailings
Poster related materials
Program:
Invitations/Programs
Schedules
Speakers/Guests of honor
Publicity
Speeches
Proposal/Related materials
Resources
Response forms
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3U184 (2268140) Miscellaneous Centennial events:
Assessment studies
Budget info/Centennial proposals
Cactus Yearbook research project
Centennial mace
"End of the Year " party
Hogg Foundation
Lectures/Symposia
Longhorn Band
Miscellaneous
Off-campus events:
Conferences, lectures, etc.
Personnel, resource persons
Publications:
Centennial edition
General
PTF Review
Ransom book
Student involvement
Teachers & Scholars
Texas Series
Tours
Volunteers
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3U187 (2268219) Observance:
U. T. - 25th, 50th, and 75th year anniversary
box
3U190 (2268150) Opening day:
Budget
Bus/shuttle
Flag-raising ceremony
Invitations
Longhorn Band
Publicity
Schedule
Scripts
Symposium:
Concept
Exhibits
Luncheon
Ongoing program
Planning Committee
Program
Publication
Resource
Speakers
Volunteers
Work orders
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3U187 (2268219) Plaques:
Miscellaneous building(s) [?]
Thompson Conference Center
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3U194 (2268015) Public Information:
Audio-visual:
Cable TV
Football events
General
Master tape
Professional services
Recording of Centennial events
Publicity news kits, Chamber of Commerce
Advisory Council
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3U193 (2268194) Round-Up Review:
Budget:
Contract
General
PTJ review
Scriptwriters
Complimentary tickets
Correspondence:
Cronkite, Walter
Meeting notes
Party, May 5, 1983
Music
Program
Program concept
Publicity
Research:
Country-Western music
Sports highlights
Schedule
Scripts:
General
February 26, 1983
March 11, 1983
March 14, 1983
March 19, 1983
March 30, 1983
April 1, 1983
April 4, 1983
April 7, 1983
April 8, 1983
Marye Benjamin
Work orders
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3U186 (2268274) Showcase:
Budget
Campus maps
City of Austin
Correspondence
Emergency Medical Services
Evaluation forms
Facilities
Fireworks
Food and beverages
Football game
General
Graphic design
Information centers
Logistics, general
Memos, JV-SWC
Organization
Other institutions
Park ‘N Ride
Parking and transportation
Party, Jim’s framed piece
Performance
Physical arrangements, tents
Planning
Police services
Program:
Committee
General
Ideas
Interim reports
Proposals
Publication:
Advance fliers
Fliers
Program
Signage:
A Frame Maps
Airport signs
Campus shuttle
City and highway signs
Dining facility signs
Park ‘N Ride
Printed campus signs
Redo Showcase signs
Sign samples
Speakers
Staffing and volunteers
Tours
Visors
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3U192 (2268230) Student Leader Reunion:
Budget
Event, April 8, 1983
Convocation
Correspondence:
Mailings to alumni
Mailings to student representatives
Convocation platform party
Data processing
Evaluation
Frank Erwin Center, decorations/decade information
Individual reunions
Organizational meetings:
First meeting
Second meeting
Third meeting
Fourth meeting
Planning Committee
Packets
Publicity
Reservations, hotel
Reservations, space
Schedules
Statistics, attendance and participation
Student organizations:
Control file:
Participants
Non-participants
Student Body President
Alpha Phi Omega
Daily Texan
Education Council
Friars
Gamma Delta Epsilon
La Amistad II
Liberal Arts Council
Longhorn Band Association
Men’s Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Council
Mortar Board
Omicron Delta Kappa
Orange Jackets
Orientation Advisors
Senior Cabinet
Silver Spurs
Spooks
Student Assembly
Tejas Club
Texas Cowboys
Texas Student Publications
Texas Union
Texas Wranglers
University Sweethearts
University Cooperatives
University Y
Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council
Women’s Residence Halls
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3U184 (2268140) Student Organization Fellow Program:
Financial:
General
30 account
57 account
Historical information, 1980-1983
Model programs
Nominations of Fellows
Optionalfee
Other lecture programs
Publicity
Steering Committee:
Meetings
Rosters
Student organizations
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3U187 (2268219) Sutton Hall:
Reopening
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3U184 (2268140) Tower Carillon:
General
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3U195 (2268004) UT/Civic Involvement:
Meetings:
November 16, 1982
May 11, 1983
July 28, 1983
August 25, 1983
August 29, 1983
Committees:
AISD liaison - Ellis/Randall
Birthday Bash - Lebermann
Civic involvement - Powers
Coordination of events - Braziel
Finance - Crowley
Parade - Holford
Publicity - Bonner
Reception - Shivers, Jr.
General files:
Jim Fain-Ben Head, 1983
Jim Fain-Ben Head, 1982
Jim Fain-Ben Head, 1980-1981
Gift, Centennial Park
Publicity
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2.325/C125 (2268263) Contact repository for inventory.
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3U200b (2268445) Contact repository for inventory.

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Memorabilia and scrapbooks, circa 1983, undated

Memorabilia:
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3U191 (2268423) Memorabilia
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3U197 (2268139) Memorabilia
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3U199 (2268285) Memorabilia
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3U200a (2268434) Memorabilia
Scrapbooks:
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2.325/D52a (2495695) Centennial program memorabilia, scrapbook and artwork, Erwin Center floor plan
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2.325/D51c (2495709) UT Centennial celebration scrapbook
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2.325/D51b (2552074) UT Centennial celebration scrapbook
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2.325/D52b (2495695) UT Centennial celebration scrapbook
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2.325/D51a (2495710) UT Centennial celebration scrapbook

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