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Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade Drill Team and Alumni Association Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records

Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material

Official Brigade Records

Scottish Brigade Performance Material

Scottish Brigade Photographic Material

Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings

Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks

Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks



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Collection Overview

Title: Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade Drill Team and Alumni Association Records, 1937-2011

Predominant Dates:1937-1978

ID: 02/2010-004

Primary Creator: Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade (1937-1978)

Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/13/2011

Subjects: Lytle, Beatrice, Marching drills, Stephen F. Austin High School (Houston, Tex.)

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Audiovisual materials, Correspondence, Financial records, Memorabilia, Photographs, Postcards, Rosters, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes the records from the Scottish Brigade Alumnae association and the Scottish Brigade. The series included are: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records; Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material; Official Brigade Records; Scottish Brigade Performance Material; Scottish Brigade Photographic Material; Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings; Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks; and Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks.

The Alumnae records include the organizational documents, financial reports, plans for the luncheon and scholarship reports as well as photographs and photo albums of the Alumnae Association activities and luncheons.

The Scottish Brigade records include organizational documents, performance records and plans and photographs of Scottish Brigade members, performances and events. In addition it contains an extensive series of Scottish Brigade memorabilia.

Materials are arranged as Alumnae Records or Brigade records and then arranged by topic within each series. Whenever possible, dated materials are arranged chronologically. The collection is housed in 12 boxes and also includes two oversize items.

Biographical Note

The Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade drill team was founded by Beatrice Lytle in September of 1937. The Scottish Brigade’s mission was defined as service to school and community, as well as embracing the ideals of honor, spirit and loyalty. Drill teams played an important social role in the years that the Scottish Brigade was active. Girls’ sports teams were rare or nonexistent in many American high schools and colleges until the enforcement of Title IX in 1972, and drill teams like the Scottish Brigade offered a place to promote scholarship, discipline, respect, leadership skills, social skills and fitness to high school girls.

For the next forty years the Scottish Brigade performed at Austin High School football games, as well as drill team contests and city and state parades and festivals. The brigade disbanded on May 25, 1978. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Scottish Brigade, the alumnae decided to form an association to keep the memory and spirit of the Scottish Brigade alive. In 1987 the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Association formed and is still active providing scholarships to Austin High School students and planning yearly meetings of Brigade alumnae.

References:

Harwood, Nancy. “Scottish Brigade Alumnae members keep the spirit alive” The Leader. Houston, Texas [March 16, 2006].

“Scottish Brigade highlights” <<www.austin55.org/brigadehighlights.html>>. Accessed 5/12/2009 (created 12/5/00)

Bell, Richard C.“A history of women in sport prior to Title IX” The Sport Journal, Vol 10, No. 2 (2007). Accessed on May 19, 2011

Subject/Index Terms

Lytle, Beatrice
Marching drills
Stephen F. Austin High School (Houston, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Offices of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Association.

Preferred Citation: Scottish Brigade Drill Team Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records],
[Series 2: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material],
[Series 3: Official Brigade Records],
[Series 4: Scottish Brigade Performance Material],
[Series 5: Scottish Brigade Photographic Material],
[Series 6: Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings],
[Series 7: Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks],
[Series 8: Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks],
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Series 1: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records
This series is comprised of 28 folders housed in 1 box and includes organizational documents, financial records, committee reports and other documents related to the founding and activities of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae Association. Of particular interest is the anthology book A Scottish Brigade Anthology which offers a concise and comprehensive history of the Scottish Brigade, its goals, members and founders.
Box 1
Folder 1: Revised code of conduct, 1987-88
Folder 2: Officer directories, 1989-2010
Folder 3: Board minutes, 1988-2010
Folder 4: Alumnae Luncheon agendas, 1990-2008
Folder 5: Alumnae Luncheon revenue statements, 2001-2010
Folder 6: Alumnae luncheon minutes, 1990-2009
Folder 7: Alumnae Luncheon Salute to Betty Blakely performance script, 2-1-2003
Folder 8: Scholarship Committee reports, 1991-2008
Folder 9: Financial statements for Alumnae association, 1995-2010
Folder 10: Business documents, undated
Folder 11-12: Correspondence, Alumnae Anthology, 1993-2008
Folder 13-15: Alumnae Anthology edits to draft version, 2009-2010
Folder 16: Alumnae Anthology rough draft, 2009-2010
Folder 17: A Scottish Brigade Anthology, 2010
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1993-1998
Folder 19: 20th year reunion of the class of 1967 program, undated
Folder 20: Newsletters, 1988-2010
Folder 21-22: Alumnae publicity newspaper clippings, press releases and articles, undated
Folder 22: Alumnae publicity newspaper clippings, press releases and articles, undated
Folder 23-24: Alumnae flyers, undated
Folder 25: Trophy case donation to Austin High School, undated
Folder 26: Annual luncheon volunteer sign-up sheets, 1995-1997
Folder 27: Tribute to Miss Beatrice Lytle, undated
Folder 28: Alumnae obituaries, undated

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records],
[Series 2: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material],
[Series 3: Official Brigade Records],
[Series 4: Scottish Brigade Performance Material],
[Series 5: Scottish Brigade Photographic Material],
[Series 6: Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings],
[Series 7: Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks],
[Series 8: Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks],
[All]

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