02/03/U0049 Guide to the Center for Texas Studies Collection Center for Texas Studies Scrapbooks Finding Aid Authors: Mary Atkins.

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Guide to the Center for Texas Studies Collection 1986/1996 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Center for Texas Studies Collection 1986-1996 1986-1988 02/03/U0049 Center for Texas Studies 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Clippings from six scrapbooks of the Center for Texas Studies.
Historical Note:

The Center for Texas Studies was founded in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse for Texas literature as well as art, history, geography, politics, and other subjects. Noted Texas newspaper columnist, historian, and author A.C.Greene served as the Center's Coordinating Director from 1986 - 1992. He was also the Center's resident faculty member. James W. Lee served as the Director of the center from 1986 - 1996. Lee, also a Texas author, served as a faculty member at the University of North Texas, and as the Chair of the Department of English.

The Center sponsored conferences and events that celebrated Texas culture and letters as well as projects about Texas history and life. It served as a central location for information about Texas that was used by scholars, writers, artists, and the business community. Two advisory groups - one on campus and one that was statewide - recommended projects.

Of particular note, the Center sponsored the Governor's Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts in 1986. The conference featured more than 55 Texas writers from novelists to poets, playwrights, and journalists - including Sandra Cisneros, Larry McMurtry, Jim Lehrer, and Horton Foote. Governor Mark White spoke at the conference, and panels featured actors and members of the film community, most notably actor Robert Duvall.

During its tenure the Center published the journal Texas Books in Review as well as the anthology KenteCloth: African American Voices in Texas, American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography, Military History of the West, Southwest Journal on Aging, Diversity: A Journal of Multicultural Issues, Texas Studies Journal, and Locus. The anthology Texas in Poetry: A 150-Year Anthology was published by the Center in 1994. The Center also sponsored numerous workshops, lectures and talks, literary festivals, symposiums, awards, and a ranching project to study the future of Texas ranching.

Sources:

Center for Texas Studies Activities, January 29, 1996

Texas Journal, Fall, 1986

Texas State Historical Association (TSHA Online), https://tshaonline.org, March 27, 2014

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name: University of North Texas. Center for Texas Studies Genre/Form of Material: Clippings (information artifacts) Programs (documents) Scrapbooks.
Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Center for Texas Studies Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one box of clippings from the six Center for Texas Studies scrapbooks dated 1986 - 1996, which contain press announcements, newspaper clippings, programs, and event information.

Detailed List of Contents id69932 1 Center for Texas Studies Scrapbooks 1986-1996 Scope and Contents

This box contains the contents of the six Center for Texas Studies scrapbooks which include newsclippings about the Center and Center activities.

id69933 1 1 The Governor's Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts, Scrapbook 1, pp 1 - 7 September 24 - 27, 1986 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 1 - 7 of scrapbook 1.  The contents of this folder are the pages of the conference program.

id69934 1 2 The Governor's Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts, Scrapbook 1, pp 8 - 49 September 24 - 27, 1986 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 8-49 of the scrapbook about the Sesquicentennial Conference and includes press clippings about the event.

id69935 1 3 The Governor's Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts, Scrapbook 1, pp 50 - 90 September 24 - 27, 1986 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 50 - 90 of the scrapbook about the Sesquicentennial Conference, which includes press clippings about the events.

id69936 1 4 The Governor's Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts, Scrapbook 1, pp 91 - 129 1986-09-24 - 27 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 91 - 129 of the scrapbook about the Sesquicentennial Conference, which includes press clippings about the events.

id69937 1 5 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 2, pp 1 - 40 1986 - 1988 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 1 - 40 of the second scrapbook maintained by the Center, which includes press clippings and announcements about the Center's activities.

id69938 1 6 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 2, pp 41 - 82 1986 - 1988 Scope and Contents

This folder contains pages 41 - 82 of the second scrapbook maintained by the Center, which includes press clippings and announcements about the Center's activities.

id69939 1 7 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 3 1989 - 1990 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the contents of the Center's scrapbook, which include press clippings and announcements about the Center's activities.

id69940 1 8 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 4 1991 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the contents of the Center's scrapbook, which include press clippings and announcements about the Center's activities.

id69941 1 9 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 5 1992 - 1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the contents of the Center's scrapbook, which include the press clippings and announcements for the Center's activities.

id69942 1 10 Center for Texas Studies, Scrapbook 6 1994 - 1996 Scope and Contents

This folder contains the contents of the Center's scrapbook, which includes press clippings and announcements about the Center's activities.