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Music and Entertainment History

Vertical Files

Vertical Files

Vertical files are collections of newspaper clippings, ephemera, printed material and other items collected by the Briscoe Center on various local and regional topics. The items collected span several decades and are still being updated. Although the files are not a comprehensive source of information on any topic, they are a good place to start for general information for research topics.

The files listed below are only a small selection of vertical files related to touring entertainment groups and venues. To continue your search, please use the Vertical File Index available on our website.

Biographical Files

  • Anderson, Ralph Alexander, Jr. (Award-winning architect, one of the designers of the Astrodome, etc.)
  • Bustin, John
  • Erwin, Frank C. (UT Regent)
  • Hadry, Michael (Performing Arts Center director)
  • Justice, Dean (Director of the Erwin Special Events Center at UT)
  • Lee, James (Chairman of the Performing Arts Center at Bee County College; secretary/treasurer of the Texas Council of Arts, 1992)
  • Norton, Clinton E. (Director of the Performing Arts Center - UT-Austin)
  • Wadsworth, Roxalene "Pebbles" (Director of the Performing Arts Center at UT-Austin)

Subject Files

  • Astrodome and Astroworld
  • Austin Convention Center
  • Circus
  • Fairs [See also: Hemisfair, 1968; State Fair; Texas and Pan American Exposition; World Fairs]
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Roller Derby
  • Skating
  • Sports [See also: names of particular sports]
  • World Fairs

University of Texas Files

  • Buildings - UT - Frank Erwin Special Events Center
  • Performing Arts Center - UT

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