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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 Scrapbook, 1930-1932



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas.
Title: UT Round-Up, scrapbook
Dates: 1930-1932
Abstract: The UT Round-Up Scrapbook is an unbound collection of programs, advertisements, and correspondence from the Ex-Students’ Association between 1930 and 1932 that relate primarily to the inaugural 1930 Round-Up. One advertisement depicts a photograph of the construction of the Gregory Gym in anticipation of Round-Up events.
Extent: 1/8 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 Dad’s 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 UT Round-Up Scrapbook is an unbound collection of programs, advertisements, and correspondence from the Ex-Students’ Association between 1930 and 1932 that relate primarily to the inaugural 1930 Round-Up. One advertisement depicts a photograph of the construction of the Gregory Gym in anticipation of Round-Up events.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas.
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Celebrations, anniversaries, etc.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Round-Up Pictures, 1940-1941, 1946, UT Social Activities Photographs, 1978-1981, and UT Ex-Students’ Association Records, 1883-2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Round-Up Scrapbook, 1930-1932, 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, February 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3L389 Scrapbook, 1930-1932

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