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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 4: Scottish Brigade Performance Material
This series is comprised of 37 folders and 4 items housed in 2 boxes and includes documents related to all aspects of the Scottish brigade’s performances. Marching plans, musical scores, song lyrics and marching handbooks are some of the more interesting documents in this series.
Box 4
Folder 10: Musical scores, undated
Folder 11: Commands and Tactics, undated
Folder 12: Marching formations book, 1955
Folder 13: Bagpipe maintenance manual, 1957
Folder 14: Drill dances manual & Drill dances, 1962 & 1958-1959
Folder 15: Programs, undated
Folder 16: Scripts of performances, undated
Folder 17: Scottish Dances of the Drill Corps binder, undated
Folder 18: St Thomas games, 1940-1970
Folder 19: Sam Houston games, 1939-1962
Folder 20: San Jacinto games, 1939-1964
Folder 21: Spring Branch game, 1960
Folder 22: Sterling games, 1966-1973
Folder 23: Waltrip games, 1963-1965
Folder 24: Westbury games, 1962-1973
Folder 25: Wheatley games, 1967–1971
Folder 26: Worthing game, 1967
Folder 27: Yates games, 1967–1970
Folder 28: Outside of district games, 1940–1965
Folder 29: Summer performances, 1952–1969
Folder 30: Shriner’s Ball performances, 1944–1965
Folder 31: Opening day performances, 1949–1968
Folder 32: Spring game performances, 1960–1971
Folder 33: Formations plans, undated
Folder 34: Beamont games, 1939–1973
Folder 35: Bellaire games, 1955–1967
Folder 36: Davis games, 1944–1969
Folder 37: Furr games, 1971–1973
Folder 38: Galena Park games, 1947–1965
Folder 39: Jones games, 1958–1971
Folder 40: Lamar games, 1940–1956
Folder 41: Lee games, 1970–1971
Folder 42: Lincoln games, 1969–1973
Folder 43: Madison games, 1966–1968
Folder 44: Milby games, 1940–1973
Folder 45: North Shore games, 1970
Folder 46: Reagan games, 1944-1969
Box 5
Item 1: Performance binder, 1940–1950
Item 2: Performance binder, 1950-1960
Item 3: Performance binder, 1961-1970
Item 4: Performance binder, 1971-1973

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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