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Thomas Quirk Collection of Young Republicans

Identifier: MSS-0049

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is correspondence between Quirk and other organizers and members for the YR. These provide valuable insight into how the group was run and what they were doing. Much of it pertains to money management. There is also quite a bit of material curculated for the YRs and the Republican party, such as newspapers, pamphlets, informational flyers, etc. There are also several different iterations and revisions of the Young Republican National Federation and Texas Federation constitutions, as well as directories, and information about Young Republican National and State Conventions through the years.


  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 2002

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Southwestern University Distinctive Collections and Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from SU Distinctive Collections and Archives before any publication use. Distinctive Collections does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Biographical / Historical

Tom Quirk was born in San Antonio in 1950 and joined the Republican party and the Young Republican National Federation at 18. His first involvement was at the University of Texas, then later the BExar County branch of YR. He was an active organizer in the group through 1989. He planned and orchestrated the 1989 campaign to have teh Young Republican National Convention in San Antonio, which was unsuccessful but extremely thorough. He was the Texas State Chairman of the YR in the late 1980s. His wife Ann was also involved in the group and is mentioned in several places.


2.5 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the SU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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Georgetown TX 78626 United States