The Texas Book Two: More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University

The Texas Book Two: More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University

by David Dettmer

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ISBN-13: 9780292749849
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Series: Focus on American History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

David Dettmer is an educator and writer who has been associated with The University of Texas at Austin as a student and staffer for nearly two decades. He worked at the university’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, which houses the institutional archives of UT, for more than nine years. Today, he is a staff member in the Office of the President at UT Austin, as well as an adjunct Professor of English at Austin Community College.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Larry R. Faulkner
  • Introduction by David Dettmer
  • Profiles
    • Rising from the Frontier: John A. Lomax and the University of Texas, by Nolan Porterfield
    • Benedicere Benedictus: A Profile of H. Y. Benedict, by David Dettmer
    • A Feminist, before Her Time: The Journey of Anna Hiss, by Brad Buchholz
    • Communism, Fruit Flies, and Academic Freedom: J. R. Parten's "Second Education," by Don E. Carleton
    • Harvey Was My Friend, by Ben Crenshaw
    • Steadfast in His Intent: John W. Hargis and the Integration of the University of Texas at Austin, by Richard B. McCaslin
    • A Desk for Borges, by Peter LaSalle
  • History
    • "Farmer Jim" and "The Chief"—Governor Jim Ferguson and His Battle with Eugene C. Barker and the University of Texas, by Patrick Cox
    • "Harry's Place": A Brief History of the Academic Center and Undergraduate Library/Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, by Richard W. Oram
    • Campus Architecture: Identity Crises, by Richard Cleary and Lawrence Speck
    • The Most Important Building on Campus, by Richard A. Holland
    • McDonald Observatory: Bigger and Brighter, by Frank N. Bash
    • Austin City Limits and the University of Texas, by Michael Toland
  • Reminiscences
    • I Had No Reason to Believe Otherwise, by Barbara Smith Conrad
    • The Arcadia That Was Austin, Vance Muse
    • Barn Dance: The Early Years of Shakespeare at Winedale, Alice Gordon
    • Hank the Hallucination's Campaign Trail Remembered: Confessions of a Traitorous, Politically Agnostic Opportunist, Sam Hurt
    • A Perfect Game, Cat Osterman
    • Before the Bulldozers: Life in Married Student Housing, Wayne Butler
  • Acknowledgments

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Larry R. Faulkner

"David Dettmer has assembled a fascinating anthology of profiles, historical pieces, and reminiscences. . . . Savor these chapters, essay by essay, and all together. They will draw you toward the core of [this] great institution, and, most likely, will connect you to your own past and future as they do."

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