Williamson County Historical Marker Research Files
Scope and Contents
The Williamson County Historical Marker Research Files consist of papers, clippings, photographs and publications compiled by Dan K. Utley between 1984 and 1996 for the purpose of applying for official State Historical Markers through the Texas Historical Commission.
This collection contains valuable historical and architectural information about many homes and buildings located in the Williamson County Courthouse Historic District, the Belford Historic District, and the University Avenue-Elm Street Historic District.
- 1984 - 1996
- Majority of material found within 1987 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
Southwestern University Special 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 Special Collections and Archives before any publication use. Special 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
Dan K. Utley was born in Lufkin, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971 and a Master of Arts in History from Sam Houston University in 1985. In 1979, he became the Assistant Director of Research for the Texas Historical Commission (THC). From 1983 to 1985, he served as the Director of Research, a position which included oversight for the state historical marker program. He left the THC in 1985 to become a contract historian and cultural resource manager. While working as a contract historian, he conducted research and wrote both state and federal cultural resource management reports. Between 1991 to 1993, he served as Oral Historian and Lecturer for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History. In 1997, he returned to the THC as the Special Projects Coordinator. In 1999, he became administrator of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. In 2001, he became the Assistant Director of the History Programs Division, where he coordinated the Official Texas Historical Marker Program and supervised programs related to cemetery preservation, a World War II initiative, the oral history program, and the military sites program. In 2004, he became the chief historian of the THC. He retired from the THC in 2007. In 2009, he became an adjunct professor and chief historian of the Center for Texas Public History at Texas State University at San Marcos. He retired from Texas State in 2019.
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Language of Materials
The Williamson County Historical Marker Research Files consist of papers, clippings, photographs and publications compiled by Dan K. Utley between 1984 and 1996. The papers contain historical and architectural information that was used for the official State Historical Marker Program.
- Williamson County Historical Marker Research Files
- Haley Bryce
- Language of description
- Script of description
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