A Guide to the UT Texas Memorial Museum Scrapbooks, 1935-1936
The Texas Memorial Museum was established in the early 1930s during preparations for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebrations. It was at first a state museum but was transferred to be part of the University of Texas at Austin.
The scrapbooks include information about the Centennial Coin Campaign. The Centennial Coin Campaign, proposed in 1932, was a campaign to commemorate the Centennial of Texas Independence by minting fifty-cent pieces that would be sold by the American Legion.The coins became available on November 20, 1934.
Frederic F. Burchsted and P. Lynn Denton, "TEXAS MEMORIAL MUSEUM," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed October 9, 2015. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lbt02
This collection is open for research use.
UT Texas Memorial Museum Scrapbooks, 1935-1936, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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