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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Little Campus Dormitory Collection, 1929-1933, 1962-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pickle, J.J.
Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Little Campus Site.
Title: UT Little Campus Dormitory Collection
Dates: 1929-1933, 1962-1990
Abstract: The UT Little Campus Dormitory Collection contains correspondence, photographic prints, slides, and negatives, clippings, newsletters, a scrapbook, receipts, and printed materials related to the Little Campus Dormitory (LCD) at the University of Texas at Austin and LCD Association reunions.
Accession No.: 96-148
Extent: 1 ft., 6 in.)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Little Campus Dormitory was a complex of buildings originally built in 1858 as the Texas Asylum for the Blind and later used as a men’s dormitory for the University of Texas at Austin circa 1926 to 1951. During the First World War, the School of Military Aeronautics operated out of Little Campus and a barracks was built on the site. The buildings were used as the State Hospital for the Senile for a few years following the war and were then purchased by the University. The construction of Little Residence Hall (a women’s dormitory) in the mid-1920s prompted the renovation of the buildings in Little Campus into a men’s dormitory capable of housing 100 residents. The Little Campus Dormitory Association, composed of the dorm’s residents, was organized each semester to plan social functions and intramurals. Reunions of the LCDA were held as early as the mid-1970s.

Sources:

"An Overview of Housing at the University of Texas." Division of Housing and Food Services. University of Texas at Austin. Accessed August 19, 2013. http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php?id=725&scode=0&site=0.

Cactus. Austin: Texas Student Publications, Inc., 1930.

Pickel, J.J. Jake. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997), 17.

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Scope and Contents

The UT Little Campus Dormitory Collection contains correspondence, photographic prints, slides, and negatives, clippings, newsletters, a scrapbook, receipts, and printed materials related to the Little Campus Dormitory (LCD) at the University of Texas at Austin and LCD Association reunions. Newspaper clippings and the copies of the Little Campus Free Press date from 1929-1933 and 1962. Correspondence by James Jarrell (J.J.) Pickle and other materials regarding reunions and the LCDA cover the years from 1975 to 1990.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Pickle, J.J.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin -- Alumni and alumnae.
University of Texas at Austin -- Buildings.
University of Texas at Austin. Little Campus Site -- Archives.
University of Texas at Austin -- Students -- History.
Subjects
Class reunions -- Texas.
College buildings.
Dormitories -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) – Buildings, structures, etc.

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Related Material

See also UT Division of Housing and Food Service Records, 1929-1952, 1984-2000

See also J.J. "Jake" Pickle Papers, [circa 1910s]-2010.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to TXC box 362.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Little Campus Dormitory Collection, 1929-1933, 1962-1990, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Andrew J. Damico, June 1996.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, August 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3F238 Little Campus Dormitory (LCD) reunion, 1962-1976, undated
Little Campus Free Press, 1929-1933, 1962
box
3K52 Reunion, November 30, 1984:
Reunion scrapbook
"Will Attend" notices, A-Z
"Deceased" or "Will not Attend" notices
Incorrect addresses
Villa Capri Moter Hotel packet
Correspondence, news clippings, printed material concerning Little Campus dormitory and reunion
Reunion rosters and lists
Newsclippings, newsletters, magazines, 1929-1930, 1962, 1985-1989
J. J. Pickle correspondence, 1984-1990
History of Little Campus, by Frances Redd
Expenses and receipts
Regret letters, 1975-1976, 1983
Newsletters, 1936, 1962, 1980
Originals of information mailed out
box
3K53 Slides
Negatives
Photographs:
J. J. Pickle
Unidentified
LCD members
General correspondence, 1976-1986
Incorrect addresses

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