Do you know where the original manuscript for “Texas, Our Texas” is kept? If you guessed somewhere in Austin, guess again! The manuscript is part of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs Music Manuscript Archive (the state’s official Texas composers archive) at the Dallas Public Library.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the manuscript has recently received careful conservation treatment at The Center for Art Conservation. The donor learned of the manuscript and its condition through a recent Dallas Morning News article.
The manuscript will be on display September-November in the Central library’s Fine Arts Division (4th floor). In addition to the manuscript itself, visitors will be able to see other historic documents and mementos related to the state song and its composer William J. Marsh.
Posted by: Sam Moore