University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Texas Memorial Museum Scrapbooks, 1935-1936



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Texas Memorial Museum
Title: UT Texas Memorial Museum Scrapbooks
Dates: 1935-1936
Abstract: Includes Centennial Coin Campaign scrapbooks.
Accession No.: XX-XXX
OCLC No.: 965451679
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.

Source:

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


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Texas Memorial Museum.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.

Related Material

See also the UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection, 1792- and the UT Texas Memorial Music Collection, [circa early 1900s].


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Texas Memorial Museum Scrapbooks, 1935-1936, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
4L314 Centennial Coin Campaign, volume I, 1935-1936.
box
4L319 Centennial Coin Campaign, volume II, 1935-1936.