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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 Round-Up Pictures, 1940-1941, 1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas Round-Up
Title: UT Round-Up Pictures
Dates: 1940-1941, 1946
Abstract: The collection contains Kodachrome slides and color motion-picture films of the University of Texas Round-Up parade in 1940, 1941, and 1946.
Accession No.: 65-95
OCLC No.: 871000745
Extent: 1.5 in.
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 Round-Up is a spring homecoming celebration first established in 1930 by Ex-Students’ Association President Bill McGill as a weekend of alumni reunions, campus expositions, departmental open houses, and student activities. The event was sponsored by the Ex-Students’ Association and the Dads' and Mothers’ Association. Celebrations traditionally culminated in a variety show and campus dance known as the Round-Up Revue and Ball at the Gregory Gym. Other affiliated activities included contests for the Bluebonnet Belles and the University Sweetheart, the Texas Relay races, freshman tug-of-war, barbecues, and an annual parade introduced in 1934.

In the 1950s, administration and planning of Round-Up activities was handed over to student government, which in turn ceded control due to the lack of student interest in the 1960s. Since the 1970s, Round-Up has become primarily run by UT fraternities and sororities as a weekend of parties and recruitment activities. Round-Up became the subject of controversy over campus racial tensions during the 1980s and in 1992 the Ex-Students' Association discontinued its support of the event.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains Kodachrome slides and color motion-picture films of the University of Texas Round-Up parade in 1940, 1941, and 1946.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Please contact repository in advance for more information on the use of film/video material.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Parades -- Photographs.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Round-Up Scrapbook; UT Student Assembly Records, 1921; UT Social Activities Photographs, 1978-1981; Frank McElroy, Jr. / UT Round-up Slide Collection, 1940; and the Weldon Wayne Rogers Photograph Collection, circa 1940s.

See also the Heinz Joachim Held Slides at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Round-Up Pictures, 1940-1941, 1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, March 1965.

Subsequent revisions were made by Lawrence A. Landis, November 1995; Vanessa Attia, February 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L296 Slides and films of University of Texas Round-Up, 1940-1941, 1946

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