Gracy, David B.

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David B. Gracy II



  • Texas Tech University, Ph.D. in History, 1971
  • University of Texas (Austin), M.A. in History, 1966
  • University of Texas (Austin), B.A. in History, 1963
  • Sewanee Military Academy (Sewanee, TN), Diploma, 1959

Professional Accomplishments

  • Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin
  • President, Society of American Archivists (SAA), 1983-84
  • wrote the first SAA manual on Arrangement and Description in 1977
  • Director, Texas State Archives, 1977-86
  • Who's Who in America entry, 1990-present
  • Editor, Libraries and the Cultural Record, 2006-present
  • Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists, 1989, 1997, 2002

Selected bibliography

  • Gracy, David B. 1968. Littlefield lands; colonization on the Texas plains, 1912-1920. The M. K. Brown range life series, no. 8. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • _____________ 1977. Archives & manuscripts, arrangement & description. Chicago: Society of American Archivists.
  • _____________ 1987. Moses Austin: his life. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press.
  • _____________ 2002. "What You Get Is Not What You See: Forgery and the Corruption of Recordkeeping Systems." In Archives and the Public Good: Accountability and Records in Modern Society, edited by Richard J. Cox and David A Wallace, 247-263. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

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