Monday, June 20, 2016

Adventures in the Archives: Robert "Bob" Glasgow Legislative Papers

Archival boxes housing materials from Glasgow Collection
Today, we are going to take an adventure through the archives and learn about Mr. Robert "Bob" Glasgow. He was born in 1942 and graduated from Stephenville H.S. After graduating high school, he served three years in the United States Army. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts from Tarleton State College in 1967 where he served as class president and student body president. After his time at Tarleton, he went on to the University of Texas in Austin where he received his J.D. (Juris Doctor). In 1970, Glasgow started his own law practice in Stephenville, TX. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus at Tarleton State University in 1987. For eight years (1972-1980), Glasgow was the District Attorney for the 29th Judicial District that served Erath, Hood, and Palo Pinto counties. He was then nominated to the Texas Senate, serving the 22nd District of Texas from 1981 to 1993 (67th-72nd Legislature) as a Democrat. He has been a member of the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce since December 1979 and continues to serve Erath and the surrounding counties through his law firm and local affiliations.

Bound materials from Bob Glasgow Collection

The Bob Glasgow Texas Legislative Papers were donated to the Dick Smith Library by Glasgow circa 2008. The collection is housed in the Archives and is maintained by the Collections Archivist, Gary Spurr. Today, the collection is fully processed with a finding aid completed by Archives and Reference Assistant Crystal Stanley. The finding aid can be found on a web page that has been created to briefly describe the collection. The Bob Glasgow Texas Legislative Papers consists of bound copies of legislation, press clippings and releases, committee minutes, and redistricting minutes/information during the time Glasgow served on the Texas Legislature. Some materials originally housed in binders have been placed in folders and boxes. This collection is open for research, but advance notice is required before conducting research. 

For more information, contact the Collections Archivist Gary Spurr at, (254)968-1808, or email

Check back in later this summer to learn more about collections in the archives.

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