University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Memorial Stadium Reminiscences, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilcox, N.M.
Title: UT Memorial Stadium Reminiscences
Dates: undated
Abstract: Reminiscence of N.M. Wilcox concerning the construction of the Texas Memorial Stadium and his creation of a Stadium Gavel.
OCLC No.: 965500218
Extent: 1 item, 1/4 inch, 12 pp.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Texas Memorial Stadium, today the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, was established as the home of the UT football and track teams in 1924 due to a fundraising campaign led by Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark and L. Theo Bellmont. The Stadium was built using the funds raised by students, alumni, and friends of UT which led to the construction of the 27,000 seat stadium, which was designed by Herbert M. Greene. The Stadium was dedicated in November 1924 to Texans who had served in World War I. N.M. Wilcox provides a description of the historical relics incorporated into a Gold Star Memorial Stadium Gavel that he created for the Stadium.

Source:

Richard Pennington, "DARREL K. ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM,"Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 11, 2015. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xvd01


Scope and Contents

Reminiscence of N.M. Wilcox concerning the construction of the Texas Memorial Stadium and his creation of a Stadium Gavel in honor of those who served in World War I.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wilcox, N.M.
Subjects
Construction.
War memorials--Texas--Austin.
Sports facilities.
Stadiums--Texas.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Memorial Stadium--History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also A Guide to the UT Memorial Stadium Association Records, 1924-1929


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Preferred Citation

UT Memorial Stadium Reminiscences, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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2J141 Reminiscence of N.M. Wilcox concerning the construction of the Texas Memorial Stadium and his creation of a Stadium Gavel, undated.