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Guardians of the Golden Shears Records and Memorabilia

Identifier: UA-GGS

Content Description

A collection of items chronicling the history of the "Guardians of the Golden Shears", including autograph books signed by recipients of the Golden Shears; scrapbooks; and assorted memorabilia, such as the organization's charter.


  • 1937-2003
  • Majority of material found in 1937-1999


Historical Note

The Guardians of the Golden Shears was founded in March 1939 by fourteen current and former Texas Wesleyan students who had received the Golden Shears award. All recipients of the Golden Shears since the award's inception in 1938 are considered members of the club. The constitution and bylaws of the organization provide for a committee that selects new members of the organization. The Golden Shears award was created by the Rambler in 1938. Mrs. Nora Yager, a member of the Rambler staff, designed the emblem for the organization and was the first recipient of the award. She was also one of the fourteen founding members of this organization.


3 Archival Boxes

1 Record Carton (Memorabilia)

1 Record Carton (Artifacts)

1 Archival Box (Artifacts) ; 17 inches wide x 18 inches deep x 7 inches high

1 Archival Box (Card file) ; 10.5 inches wide x 12.25 inches deep x 5 inches high

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Repository Details

Part of the West Library University Archives Repository

1201 Wesleyan Street
Eunice & James L. West Library
Fort Worth TX 76105 United States