The State Library And Archives Of Texas

The State Library And Archives Of Texas

by David B. Gracy


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This look back at how the Texas state library has fulfilled its mission encourages policymakers and the public to value the library and archival service of government and give it the support it needs to be even more effective in the digital future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292728967
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 900,028
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David B. Gracy II is the Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin; a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association; and a Certified Archivist. Eighteen years after beginning his archival career in the Texas State Archives, Gracy returned as Texas State Archivist (1977–1986).

Table of Contents

  • Foreword, by Peggy D. Rudd
  • Preface: Nor Is This All
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. "To Have the Texas People See the Necessity for It": Establishing the Library and Archival Functions of Government, 1835-1909
  • 2. "Bricks without Straw": The Winkler, Klaerner, and West Years, 1909-1925
  • 3. "I Don't Feel as Good as I Would If I Could": The Rogan and First Wilcox Years, 1925-1932
  • 4. "The State Library Needs Space, Money, and Official Understanding—and the Greatest of These Is the Last": The Middle Wilcox Years, 1932-1935
  • 5. "A Diffusion of Interests and Objectives": The Final Wilcox Years, 1935-1945
  • 6. "There Are Many Hurdles to Jump before the Race Is Won—If It Is Won": The Henshaw Years, 1946-1950
  • 7. "More Grief Than at Present": The Connerly and Gibson Years, 1950-1953
  • 8. "If and When the Glad Day Comes": The Harwell, Peace, and Beginning Winfrey Years, 1954-1962
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Texas Library and Historical Commission: Members, 1909-1962
  • Appendix 2: Texas Library and Historical Commission: By Year and Appointment, 1909-1962
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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