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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],
[All]

Series 2: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material
This series is comprised of 13 folders and 12 items housed in 3 boxes and includes the audiovisual and photographic records of the Scottish Brigade Alumnae association. Most of the items included relate to the Scottish Brigade luncheons although of particular interest are the three Scottish Brigade Performances videos which were created to be shown at the anniversary luncheons.
Box 1
Folder 29: Luncheon negatives, 1990
Folder 30: Luncheon negatives, 1991
Folder 31: Luncheon negatives, 1992
Folder 32: Luncheon negatives, 1993
Folder 33: Luncheon negatives, 1994
Folder 34: Luncheon negatives, 1995
Folder 35: Luncheon negatives, 2002 & 2004
Folder 36: Unidentified negatives, undated
Folder 37: Luncheon photo CDs 1 – 4, 2002
Folder 38: Various unidentified brigade photos, undated
Folder 39-40: Luncheon photos, 2002
Folder 41: Slides from Brigadier reunions, luncheons and caroling, 1987-1989
Box 2
Item 1: Scottish Brigade - 50th Reunion memories video, undated
Item 2: Here Comes the Scottish Brigade video, undated
Item 3: Scottish Brigade Performances video, undated
Item 4: Scottish Brigade, revised Submaster A (1 of 2) video, undated
Item 5: Scottish Brigade, revised Submaster B (2 of 2) video, undated
Item 6: Black photo album – 22nd, 15th annual gathering of the clan, 2003 & 2010
Item 7: Green photo album - 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Annual gathering of the clan, undated
Item 8: Brown photo album - 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th Annual gathering of the clan, 1994-2000
Item 9: Brown photo album – Visit to Miss Lytle, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Annual gathering of the clan, Homecoming Luncheon, 1990-1994
Box 3
Item 1: Plaid photo album 50th reunion guest list and photos, 1987
Item 2: Gold photo album - 50th Anniversary reunion, Organizational luncheon, 1st, 2nd and 3rd annual luncheons, Visit to Miss Lytle, 1987-1990
Item 3: Red photo Album – 50th Anniversary reunion, Organizational luncheon, 1st and 2nd annual luncheon, Visit to Miss Lytle, 1987–1990

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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