Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin Postcard

Alternative Title

Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin Postcard

Subject

Dams--United States
Lakes--United States

Description

A postcard depicting the Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. Named in honor of Austin mayor Robert Thomas Miller (1893-1962), the Tom Miller Dam began operation in 1940 and forms Lake Austin, formerly known as Lake McDonald.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1940-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1940-1979

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

163 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tom Miller Dam, Austin, Texas
Lake Austin, Austin, Texas

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Tom Miller Dam and Lake Austin." LCRA. http://www.lcra.org/water/dams-and-lakes/pages/miller-dam.aspx.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Locations

Categories