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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 TEXAS STUDENT PUBLICATIONS, INC. RECORDS, 1930-1950.



Descriptive Summary

Title: UT Texas Student Publications, Inc. Records,
Dates: 1930-1950
Abstract: The UT Texas Student Publications, Inc. Records, 1930-1950, include annual reports and audits, newspaper clippings, letters, newsletters, and various publications documenting the history and activities of the UT Texas Student Publications organization.
Accession No.: 2013-242
Extent: 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 at Austin established two of its earliest student publications around the turn of the 20th century, beginning in 1894 with the first volume of the Cactus yearbook, and following in 1900 with the first issue of the weekly Texan, created with the merger of two private campus newspapers. In 1902, the Students' Association was formed to, among other things, "control the publications" of the university. Two years later, the Students' Association acquired the Cactus and Texan, continuing to control their publication until 1921. The Texan newspaper became the Daily Texan in 1913.

A student/faculty conference was held in 1921 in order to “establish the paper on a sound busi¬ness basis.” That same year, a charter of incorporation was approved by the Secretary of the State of Texas for "Texas Student Publications, Incorporated." Under the charter, approved July 6, 1921, Texas Student Publications (TSP) was directed to issue, publish, and distribute the Daily Texan, Longhorn Magazine, the Cactus and any other publications authorized in the future. The charter also provided that the profits of the Daily Texan be turned over to the TSP Board of Directors for improvement of the various publications. The TSP charter was revised during the 1930s, giving the University of Texas Board of Regents authority to approve changes in the charter and subjecting actions of the TSP Board to approval of the UT Regents. TSP was incorporated for 50 years, until the end of its charter in 1971. After a brief extension of the original charter, TSP was made an auxiliary enterprise of the university on October 1, 1972, falling under the umbrella of student affairs. The TSP board was authorized to oversee operations of publications under a Declaration of Trust with the Board of Regents.

In the years that followed, TSP acquired several additional media units. While many of these subunits have dissolved, a total of five remain today: the Daily Texan newspaper; the Cactus yearbook; KVRX radio (begun in 1987 as KTSB); TSTV (begun in 1990); and the Texas Travesty humor publication (begun in 1998). As TSP began to move into non-print media outlets in the late 1980s, the scope began to reach beyond publications. For this reason, the Board elected to change the name of Texas Student Publications to Texas Student Media (TSM) with the initial adoption of this Handbook revision in 2002 and the subsequent development of a new Declaration of Trust in 2007.

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Scope and Contents

The UT Texas Student Publications, Inc. Records, 1930-1950, include annual reports and audits, newspaper clippings, letters, newsletters, and various publications documenting the history and activities of the UT Texas Student Publications organization.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Student Media (University of Texas at Austin)--Archives.
Texas Student Publications, Inc.--Archives.
Subjects
College publications--Texas—Austin
College student newspapers and periodicals--Texas--Austin--Archives.
College students--Texas--Austin
College teachers--Texas—Austin
Universities and colleges--Texas—Austin
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

The Briscoe Center preserves a wide variety of materials relating to the history of the University of Texas at Austin, including: the Cactus yearbook of the University of Texas (1894-); the Daily Texan newspaper (1913-); and the UT Office of Public Affairs Records. In addition, the Prints and Photographs Collections contain many photographs related to the university. See PPC: UT – Administration; PPC: UT – Campus; PPC: UT – Buildings (by building name); PPC: UT – Faculty; PPC: UT – Fraternities and sororities; PPC: UT – Housing; PPC: UT – Organizations; PPC: UT – Presidents; PPC: UT - Student life; and PPC: UT – Student publications.

See also the UT Texas Student Publications (UT TSP) Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Texas Student Publications, Inc. Records, 1930-1950, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 
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2R282 Inventory
Annual report and audit for year ending, August 31, 1930
Manager’s report for year ending, August 31, 1930
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4R42 Auditor’s report, 1950
Newspaper clippings
Allocation of Campus “Runs”
Creed of American College Publicity Association
Newsletters, 1943
Letters to Annabel Murray, 1939
Various publications:
“Publicity Problems,” 1937-1938
“College Publicity Digest,” 1937-1938
“Aida”
Book of typesetting from Cook Printing Co., Austin, TX
“Editor and Publisher,” 1935-1936

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