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Robert Calvert Papers

Identifier: SWWC-065

Scope and Contents

The bulk of these papers is comprised of annotated typescripts and page proofs of Dr. Calvert’s collaborative book projects focusing on Texas history and culture. A small amount of editorial correspondence exists for some books. Dates range from 1970-1994, bulk dates 1987-1994


  • 1970-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1987-1994


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Notes

Dr. Robert A. Calvert was born in 1933 in Stephenville, Texas. Calvert earned undergraduate and masters degrees in history from North Texas State University, where he taught history from 1967-1973. Calvert also taught at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph.D. in history, from 1973-75. In 1975, Calvert then relocated to Texas A & M, where he taught and further developed his specialization in the history of Texas and the New South until the time of his death. Many of his texts on ethnic and labor history, 20th century Texas, and the Progressive Movement in the South were required reading for college level Texas history courses. In addition to teaching and writing during his tenure at Texas A & M, Dr. Calvert served as coordinator of history graduate studies, was a member of the TAMU Press’ Faculty Advisory Committee, and co-editor of the Press’ Southwestern Studies series. Dr. Calvert contributed to the Handbook of Texas, consulted on numerous Texas history related projects, and served as president of the Texas State Historical Association. He died November 30, 2000, at home in College Station, Texas.

Books Published:

The Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Chipman, Donald E; Campbell, Randolph; Calvert, Robert. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

Chicano: the evolution of a people.Rosaldo, Renato, comp.; Calvert, Robert A.; Seligmann, Gustav L. Minneapolis, Winston 1973.

Texas Vistas : selections from the Southwestern historical quarterly. Wooster, Ralph A.; Calvert, Robert A. Austin: Texas State Historical Association: Center for Studies in Texas History, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.

Black Leaders : Texans for their times. Barr, Alwyn; Calvert, Robert A.Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Association, 1981.

W.R. Strong : his memoirs. Strong, W. R. 1833-1916. Gunter, P. A. Y.; Calvert, Robert A. Denton, TX: Terrill Wheeler Printing for the Denton County Historical Commission, 1982.

The History of Texas.Calvert, Robert A.; De León, Arnoldo. Arlington Heights, IL: H. Davidson, 1990.

Texas History and the Move into the Twenty-First Century. Buenger, Walter L.; Calvert, Robert A. Austin, TX: Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1990.

Texas Through Time : evolving interpretations. Buenger, Walter L.; Calvert, Robert A. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1991.

Cartooning Texas : one hundred years of cartoon art in the Lone Star State. Forman, Maury B.; Calvert, Robert A. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1993.


3.5 Linear Feet

7 boxes

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This collection contains annotated typescripts and page proofs of Robert A. Calvert’s collaborative book projects focusing on Texas history and culture.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Calvert, 1994-1995

Guide to the Robert Calvert Papers
Amanda York
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA