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A Guide to the UT Gymnasium Fund Records, 1907-1918
The Gymnasium Fund was a fundraising project created and maintained by Thomas Watt Gregory from 1907 to 1928 to finance the construction of a gymnasium on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Gregory was a lawyer and University of Texas alum that served on the UT Board of Regents from 1899 to 1907, and later served as U.S. Attorney General under Woodrow Wilson.
Gregory expanded his proposal during his time as president of the UT Ex-Students’ Association from 1926 to 1928 to include funding for the construction of the Texas Union building, Anna Hiss Gym for women, and Hogg Auditorium. The Gregory Gym, built in 1930, was named in his honor.
Evan Anders, "GREGORY, THOMAS WATT,"Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgr53), accessed October 04, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Gregory, Thomas Watt. "University of Texas Gymnasium Project: Report of T.W. Gregory, Treasurer. June 8, 1912."The University of Texas Record 11 (1913): 474-476.
The UT Gymnasium Fund Records contain reports, correspondence, and other materials of the treasurer of the Gymnasium Fund, Thomas Watt Gregory, from 1907 to 1918.
This collection is open for research use.
A portion of these records is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
UT Gymnasium Fund Records, 1907-1918, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff.
Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, October 2013.