The year 1936 marked the official 100th anniversary of Texas’ independence. Fort Worth recognized the anniversary with several activities sponsored by the Women’s Division of the Texas Frontier Centennial; one of which was a centennial scrapbook contest. The contest rules listed the type of material, size, and subject headings to be included in the scrapbook. The Texas Centennial Scrapbook is consistent with these rules and appears to be a sample of one of the entries. The digitized scrapbook is comprised of clippings from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and from The Fort Worth Press’ special edition “Texas Centennial Scrapbook,” related ephemera, and a scanned copy of a 53-page booklet, Twice-Told Tales of Texas, that was inserted in the original 1936 Scrapbook.
The scanned images in the Texas Centennial Scrapbook, 1936 Collection are made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2013)