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Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae of David B. Gracy II
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University of Texas (Austin), BA in History, 1963

University of Texas (Austin), MA in History, 1966

Texas Tech University, PhD in History, 1971

Professional Experience


Full Courses

School of Information (formerly Graduate School of Library and Information Science), University of Texas at Austin

Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise Emeritus, 2011–

Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise, 1986–2011

Senior Lecturer, 1982–1985

Lecturer, 1980–1981

School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona Visiting Professor, Summer, 2003, 2004, 2006

School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, Southern California Campus Visiting Professor, Fall 2001

DeKalb College, Decatur, Georgia

Adjunct Instructor, 1973–1974

Short Courses, Workshops, Seminars, and Lectures

Includes presentations in eleven countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, and Uruguay

Includes being the only archival educator to date to teach what has been called the “triple crown in archival education”: the Modern Archives Institute (some 34 times in 30 years), the Georgia Archives Institute (12 years), and the Western Archives Institute (5 years)


School of Information (formerly Graduate School of Library and Information Science), University of Texas at Austin Center for the Cultural Record, Director, 2000–2004 Preservation and Conservation Studies, Interim Director, 1999–2000 Associate Dean, 1991–1995

Texas State Archives, Director, 1977–1986

Southern Labor Archives and University Archives, Georgia State University, Archivist, 1971–1977

Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, Archivist, 1966–1971

University Archives, University of Texas at Austin, Library Assistant, 1961–1963

Texas State Archives, Archival Assistant, 1959

Editorial (Selected)

Libraries & the Cultural Record, Editor, 2005–2011, Board of Advisory Editors, 2011–continuing

ICA Education and Development News (Section for Archival Education and Training and the Commission on Archival Development, International Council on Archives), Editor, 1989–1996

The New Handbook of Texas, Bibliography Advisory Board, 1988–1994

Libraries & Culture, Editorial Board, 1985–2005

Anglican and Episcopal History (formerly Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church), Editorial Board, 1980–1989

American Archivist, Editorial Board, 1976–1979

Georgia Archive (subsequently Provenance), Founding Editor, 1972–1976, Editorial Board, 1977–1978

Studies in History (Student Publication, Department of History, Texas Tech University), Founding Editor in Chief, Volume 1, 1971

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Editorial Assistant, 1963–1966

Texas Military History (subsequently Military History of Texas and the Southwest), Editorial Assistant, 1963, Associate Editor, 1963–1988

Awards and Honors (Selected)


Governor Bill Daniel Professor Emeritus in Archival Enterprise, 2011 Professor of the Month, Senate of College Councils, University of Texas at Austin, February 2008

Texas Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Texas Ex-Students Association, 1987

Distinguished Alumnus, Department of History, Texas Tech University, 1987 (the first awarded)

Honorary societies: Beta Phi Mu (Library and Information Science) (Honorary), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Kappa Phi (Service)


Fellow: Society of American Archivists, 1979; Society of Georgia Archivists, 2009

Council Exemplary Service Award (for lifetime achievement), Society of American Archivists, 2009

Distinguished Service Award: Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976; Society of Southwest Archivists, 1978; Academy of Certified Archivists, 2011

Award of Merit, Society of American Archivists for Georgia Archive, 1975

Awards Bearing Gracy’s Name

David B. Gracy II Award for the best article in Provenance (Society of Georgia Archivists), established 1990

David B. Gracy II Scholarship, Society of Southwest Archivists, established 2010


Fellow: Texas State Historical Association, 1992; Texas State Genealogical Society, 1981

Award of Merit (American Association for State and Local History) for Littlefield Lands, 1968

San Jacinto Award (San Jacinto Descendants, for distinguished service to Texas history), 1993

Katherine Drake Hart History Preservation Award (Austin History Center Association), 2005

Board Appointments (Selected)

Austin Steam Train Association, 2010–continuing

Littlefield Lands/Duggan House Museum (Littlefield, Texas), 2004–continuing

University of Texas Heritage Society (Texas Ex-Students Association), Steering Committee, 2004–2012

Summerlee Commission on Texas History, Task Force on Archives Chair, 1989–1993

National Archives of the Episcopal Church, 1986–1998, Vice Chair, 1995–1998

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (Society of American Archivists appointment), 1980–1985

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, Coordinator (gubernatorial appointment), 1979–1986

Historical Society of the Episcopal...

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