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Caldwell, J. W. (John Walter), 1883-1966
    Papers, 1953-1956; 1 folder (.08 linear ft.)
    J. W. Caldwell was, at various times in his life, a banker, an accountant for an oil company, and a bookkeeper for a cotton producer in Texas during the first half of twentieth century.
    Letter, manuscript, and typescript, all photocopy. These are the reminiscences of Caldwell's youth in Rice, Corsicana, and Dallas, Texas, from 1886 to ca. 1909. He discusses school, football at the turn of the century, the oil industry, and the cotton industry in Texas. A letter to his daughter in 1956 relates family history and stories. In addition a typescript tells of life in Jack County from 1856 to 1920, in the family of W. A. Ribble, who was Caldwell's father-in-law.
    Gift, 1994.
    GA237
 
Cameron Automobile Co. (Inc.)
    Ledger, 1923-1925; 1 item (600 p.)
    The Cameron Automobile Co. was a Cadillac dealership located at 2620-22 Main in Dallas. The Cameron family began the business for $28,000. R. L. Cameron was president, R. C. Rochelle was vice-president, and P. T. Peques was secretary-treasurer.
    Ledger (40cm.); 126 pages filled with notations on used car sales and dates, type of repairs, and cost of repairs made. Other notes appear to be serial numbers or sales figures.
    Gift, 1996.
    97-3
 
Cameron, Ewen, 1811-1843
    Collection, 1941-1945; 1 folder (.04 linear ft.)
    Ewen Cameron was born in Scotland and immigrated to the United States before 1836. He enlisted in the Kentucky Volunteers for service in the Texas Revolution. He was engaged in the cattle business when he joined the Mier Expedition of 1842. After leading an escape by the prisoners of the expedition from Perote Prison, he was recaptured by the Mexicans and executed on April 25, 1843. The town of Cameron and Cameron County, Texas, were named in his honor.
    Letter and manuscripts. Includes typescript and handwritten sketch, "Ewen Cameron, Adventurer," by Lynn Eliot, 1945; also a handwritten manuscript and photocopy of a typescript by Col. M. L. Crimmins, "Captain Ewen Cameron, A Hero of the Battle of Mier."
The collection is also known as: Cameron Collection.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA47
 
Camp Flournoy, Texas
    Records, 1861-1870; ledger (.08 linear ft.)
    Camp Flournoy was located in Wood County, Texas, a few miles southeast of Quitman. Samuel M. Flournoy provided the land for the camp from his property holdings just southeast of his home. Flournoy enlisted there in the Third Texas Confederate Cavalry in October 1861.
    The ledger contains quartermaster records for Camp Flournoy, Texas, September 15-17, and 21, 1861. It lists supplies for Captains Alex Earp, Mat Barton, H. D. E. Redwine, J. H. Rucker, I. W. Wilson, M. L. Crawford, C. E. McKnight, Anderson Whetstone, Martin, and Crain, who probably served in Matthew F. Locke's Tenth Texas Cavalry. A notation indicates the regiment left Clarksville, Texas, on February 12, 1962, and crossed the Red River on the 14th and on to Rocky Comfort on the 15th. The Tenth Texas Cavalry fought most often as infantry being dismounted in 1862. It served in Matthew D. Ector's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and participated in several major battles, including Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in which the regiment suffered thirty-four percent casualties. Also recorded in the ledger is a statement that the volume was preserved by Charles W. Pyle, whose wife, Georgia Elizabeth Avery Pyle, used the ledger to record student tuition payments in a Gilmer, Texas, school, ca. 1865-1870. The ledger also contains essays, "In Memory of Willis," "Look Aloft!" and "Winter and Old Age," as well as recipes for food and soap, and was used as a math workbook.
    Gift, 1989.
    GA29
 
Capps, Benjamin, 1922-2001
    Papers, 1943-1977; 38 boxes (16.8 linear ft.)
    Texan Benjamin Capps is an award-winning author of western literature. His works include novels and historical non-fiction as well as short stories, essays, and book reviews. Capps’ major works explore a variety of topics set in the West.
    Personal and business correspondence, financial documents, literary works, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, periodicals, maps, biographical data, scrapbooks, notes, research materials, certificates, and artifacts. Includes essays, short stories, poems, English and Journalism projects and a thesis completed during Capps’ undergraduate and graduate days at the University of Texas; manuscripts and typescript drafts of major published works, as well as proof sheets of some works; and manuscripts of unpublished novels and short stories. Correspondents include Roy (J. R.) Capps, Mody C. Boatright, C. L. Sonnichsen, and Malcolm Reiss of Paul R. Reynolds & Son, New York.
    Purchase, 1977, 1978.
    Finding aid available.
    AR309
 
Capps, Benjamin, 1922-2001
    Papers, 1946-1993; 16 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
    Texan Benjamin Capps is an award-winning author of western literature. His works include novels and historical non-fiction as well as short stories, essays, and book reviews. Capps’ major works explore a variety of topics set in the West.
    Diaries, correspondence, legal and financial documents, manuscripts, typescripts, research materials, notebooks, newspaper clippings, certificates, galley sheets, reviews, biographical data, and a variety of printed materials. These are Capps’ papers from his college days through 1993. Included are diaries related to his experiences as a school teacher, machinist, and writer, correspondence with colleagues and members of the Western Literature Association, classwork, unpublished stories and books, and research materials, manuscripts, and galley sheets for his publications, 1949-1993. Also included are files, 1981-1983, related to Capps’ plagiarism suit against Anna Lee Waldo and her publisher, Avon Books, for words and ideas used in the novel Sacajawea. Research materials include Indian history, especially the Kiowas in the late 1880s; typescripts by Kiowa historian, James Auchiah; and post returns and maps of some West Texas and Indian Territory forts, 1865-1871. Correspondents include Will Henry, Dorothy M. Johnson, Elmer Kelton, C. L. Sonnichsen, and Ernest Speck.
    Restricted: Access to plagiarism case settlement papers.
    Purchase, 1993.
    Finding aid available.
    AR363
 
Capps, Sallie B. (Sallie Brooke), ca. 1865-1946
    Papers, 1869-1943; 3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
    Sallie Brooke Capps was prominent in Fort Worth educational, civic, and church organizations. She helped organize the Fort Worth Kindergarten Association, was a regent of the College of Industrial Arts in Denton, Texas (now Texas Woman’s University), a charter member of the Woman’s Club, and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was married to William Capps, a Fort Worth attorney and businessman.
    Correspondence, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, autograph book, financial records, school reports, yearbooks, handbooks, programs, broadsides, clippings, photographs, and literary works. Sallie Capps’ papers reflect her personal and family life and her community activities. The bulk of the correspondence to her deals with the selection of a president for the College of Industrial Arts in 1924 from among nominees, Annie Webb Blanton, Lindsey Blayney, C. D. Judd, R. J. Turrentine, and E. V. White; and the controversy the next year over President Blayney’s resignation. Included are financial records of her father, Dr. John Brooke, 1869-1870; papers of William Capps relating to his business and political activities, 1914-1916; and school yearbooks, grade reports, scrapbooks, and photographs of her children, Alba Capps, Mattie Mae Capps, and Count Brooke Capps, 1899-1912.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA196-GA198
 
Carlton Independent School District
    Schoolhouse Bond, January 1, 1910; 1 folder (1 item)
    This series of bonds was authorized by a vote of the majority of taxpayers on May 29, 1909, in the Carlton Independent School District, Hamilton County, Texas.
Bond number 19 for $300 signed by R. A. Smith, President Board of Trustees of Carlton Independent School District, and T. B. Cook, Secretary of the Board. Signed on verso, March 18, 1910, by J. W. Stephens, Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas.
    Gift, 1987.
    GA37
 
Carpenter, John W., 1881-1959
    Papers, 1891-1980, bulk 1912-1976; 210 boxes (222 linear ft.)
    John Carpenter was a prominent Dallas industrialist, businessman, and civic leader. He was chief executive officer of Texas Power & Light Co., chief organizer and board chairman of Southland Life Insurance Company, founder and president of Lone Star Steel Co., on the board of directors of the State Fair of Texas, was instrumental in establishing Texas Tech University, and was a major contributor to the Texas agriculture and livestock industries. Carpenter worked for more than thirty years toward the full development and canalization of the Trinity River. He was president from its organization in 1928 of the Trinity Improvement Association and the principal sponsor of legislation that created the Trinity River Authority.
    Correspondence, minutes, financial and legal documents, speeches, essays, photographs, lists, plans, maps, historical data, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, albums, motion picture film, sound recordings, artifacts, brochures, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, pamphlets, booklets, and books. These are the personal papers of John W. Carpenter which document his career in business, industry, and community service in Texas. They do not contain any family papers. The bulk of the collection is records of the Trinity Improvement Association and the Trinity River Authority, 1930-1980, and includes materials on the Trinity River Navigation Company, 1891-1909. Also included in the Trinity River materials are the papers of Carpenter's son, Ben H. Carpenter, who was the first president of the Trinity River Authority.
    Other materials document the founding, construction, and operation of the Lone Star Steel Company, 1930-1959; the operation and development of Texas Power and Light Co., 1927-1959, and correspondence regarding the Dallas Railway and Terminal Co., 1914-1947, and other utility companies; files on numerous community clubs and organizations, as well as Carpenter's industrial development activities, 1923-1959, especially the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1928-1957, the Dallas Citizens Council, 1937-1959, the Kessler Plan Association of Dallas, 1928-1949, and Texas textile mills, 1923-1938. Carpenter's papers concerning Texas Tech University, 1923-1957, include minutes of the first meeting of the Board of Regents; also included are materials regarding his involvement in the promotion of the State Fair of Texas, 1934-1959, and information related to the establishment of Big Bend National Park, 1937-1950. Carpenter's political files relate primarily to the late 1930s and early 1940s and the resolution of the conflict between the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Texas Power and Light Company through negotiations between John W. Carpenter and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sam Rayburn, and other Texas and national political figures, 1932-1959.
    Note: The collection is stored in record center and transfer boxes on another floor of the central library. A one day advance notice may be needed to retrieve materials for research.
    Gift, 1996.
    Inventory available.
    96-3
 
Catholic Church. Diocese of Michoacán de Ocampo (México)
    Obispado de Valladolid, Michoacán, México, Records, 1783-1845; 2 folders (.42 linear ft.)
    The city of old Valladolid, now Morelia, is the capital of the state of Michoacán, located in the central western region of México. The Valladolid de Michoacán Diocese was created in 1536. Its first bishop, Vasco de Quiroga, moved the provisional cathedral from the Franciscan convent of Tzintzuntzan to Patzcuaro in 1538. By royal command the diocese was transferred to Valladolid in 1580. One of Mexico’s famous colleges, Real Colegio de San Nicolás de Valladolid, was located here. Valladolid’s cathedral chapter was also responsible for the Colegio de San Nicolás. A large number of the province’s clergy were involved in the Mexican independence movement from the first plot in 1794, to the Dolores popular insurgency in 1810, led by Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
    Letters and administrative documents, 33 items. These are the Bishopric of Valladolid’s diocesan administration records divided into two series. The first series includes twenty manuscripts, 1778-1823, which are records from insurgent clerics of the Colegio de San Nicolás de Valladolid during Don Manuel Iturriaga’s administration. They include titles of clerical appointments, examination orders, licenses or renewels to confess and to officiate mass, and letters regarding a disciplinary action. Of special note is a letter, September 25, 1778, from Bishop Juan Ignacio de la Rocha’s senior clerk and notary, Joseph Francisco Cavillas y Cabrera, requesting the examination of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and three other clergymen in the sacred ceremonies so that the appropriate licenses could be granted. The second series relates to the diocesan administration of Santiago Camina who remained as the Bishop’s secretary for over thirty years and sided with the non-insurgency establishment. They include thirteen manuscripts, 1783-1845.
Also known as: Obispado de Valladolid, Michoacán, México, Records.
    Purchase, 1998.
    Finding aid available.
    GA173
 
Cavitt, Ellen Burnett, 1904-1990
    Papers, 1912-1967; 1 box; (.41 linear ft.)
    Ellen Burnett Cavitt was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She married Sheridan Duncan Cavitt in 1927. They had two sons, Sheridan Duncan Cavitt, Jr. and Franklin Connally Cavitt. Ellen Cavitt was a Bell County teacher and served as principal of Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Texas, during World War II. She served as executive director of the YWCA in Waco, Texas, 1953-1962, and was a member of the Waco Writers Club. Cavitt was dean of students and director of guidance and counseling for the junior and senior high schools in Copperas Cove, Texas, 1962-1974. In 1965, she published Some Tracings of Cavett-Cavitt Family History: 1725-1965.
    Correspondence, family history, book, newspaper clippings, journal, photographs, printed materials, tintypes, and ephemera produced or collected by Ellen Cavitt. The bulk of the material is Cavitt’s genealogy correspondence. Also included are genealogy notes and histories for the related families of Burnett, Currie, Pruitt, and Sparks.
    Gift, 1991.
    Finding aid available.
    AR305
 
Cejudo, Roberto F.
    Papers, 1918-1919; 2 folders
    Gen. Roberto F. Cejudo was Chief Commander of the Cuarta División del Golfo and Division de Oriente.
    Correspondence and financial reports, typewritten and in manuscript form. The papers of General Roberto F. Cejudo record his military campaigns in Veracruz and northern Mexican states.
    Purchase, 1988.
    GA173
 
Central American
    Collection, 1847-1900, bulk 1864-1900; 3 folders (24 items)
    Ecclesiastical and government broadsides and pamphlets from the Central American republic of Honduras and a few items from Guatemala and El Salvador.
    Gift, 1986.
    Finding aid available.
    GA138, GO30
 
Chabot, Frederick C. (Frederick Charles), 1891-1943
    Papers, 1918-1934, bulk 1931-1934; 1 folder (12 items)
    Texas author; founder and secretary of the Yanaguana Society, an organization devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing manuscript history of San Antonio, Texas.
    Correspondence, manuscripts, and biographical sketches. The correspondence describes the organization of the Yanaguana Society and Chabot’s efforts to obtain biographical sketches of four Texas artists for an art exhibit sponsored by the society: Richard Petri, Hermann Lungkwitz, Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, and Carl von Iwonski. Also included are two manuscripts of published articles: "Spain in Texas" by Chabot and "Two Pioneer Artists in Texas" by Samuel E. Gideon.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA47
 
Chandler, Caroline Gammons
    Papers, 1859-1886, bulk 1859-1869; 9 folders (.13 linear ft.)
    Jacob T. Chandler and son, Charles H., were employees of the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas, ca. 1859-1886. Jacob’s wife, Caroline Gammons, remained in Middleboro, Massachusetts, with their children, Anna and George W.
    Correspondence, and daguerreotype of Jacob T. Chandler. Letters are primarily to Caroline Gammons Chandler from various members of the Chandler and Gammons families, however, the bulk of the letters are from her husband, Jacob, her son, Charles, and his wife, Mollie, and her brother, Warren Gammons. Topics include family finances and problems; the Civil War; the Texas State Penitentiary; the Yellow Fever epidemic in Huntsville, 1867; farming in Texas and Dane County, Wisconsin; and a description of Austin, Texas, 1861. Includes one letter from Francis A. Wiswell of Maine to his brother, Elijah, a prisoner at Huntsville.
    Purchase, 1987.
    Finding aid available.
    GA131
 
Charles W. Young Jr. High, Arlington, Texas
    Collection, 1982-1984; 4 folders (.17 linear ft.)
    Young Jr. High School, located on Woodside Drive in southwest Arlington, was opened in 1979.
    Annuals (Aerie), 1982, 1984; PTA Yearbook and Student Directory, 1983-1984; newsletters ("Tail Feathers"); and a school letter. The items in the collection were produced by the students, teachers, and parents of Young Jr. High.
    Arlington Historical Society transfer, 2001.
    GA242
 
Chase, Franklin, 1807-1893 (?) and Anne McClarmonde Chase, 1809-1874
    Papers, 1835-1909; 1 box (.41 linear ft.)
    Franklin Chase was a U.S. consular in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and a merchant in partnership with his wife, Anne McClarmonde Chase, in their firm, F. & A. Chase.
    Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, poems, and printed materials. The papers of Franklin and Anne Chase include both personal materials and documents produced during his service as consular. The papers contain letters to and from Franklin Chase’s consular colleagues who represented the U.S. and other nations to Mexico and documents and letters signed by Mexican and U.S. officials of various ranks. Also included are letters from a relative, George Rawson, written to his wife during a European tour in 1873. Topics discussed in the correspondence include the Mexican War, U.S. Civil War, assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the presidency of Benito Juarez, and the French imposed rule of Maximillian and his overthrow. Anne Chase’s deeds as the "Heroine of Tampico" are recalled in several items of correspondence and in newspaper reports. Prominent contemporaries of the Chases represented in the collection are James Buchanan and William L. Marcy.
    A collection related to the Chase Papers is at the Dallas Historical Society.
    Purchase, 1992.
    Finding aid available.
    AR343
 
Cobb, Horace H., 1850-
    Papers, 1898-1927; 1 folder (.04 linear ft.)
    Horace H. Cobb was an officer with the W. C. Belcher Land Mortgage Company, Fort Worth, Texas.
    Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and maps. These are the business papers of Horace H. Cobb. Correspondence includes letters from Carolus H. Zane-Cetti of Texas Brewing Company and J. B. Goodnight of the W. C. Belcher Land Mortgage Company, Midland, Texas. The Goodnight correspondence discusses Cobb’s land holdings in Cuba. The maps are of the Interurban Addition, 1919, and the North Glenwood Addition, Fort Worth, 1891; the Lake Side Addition, Abilene, n.d.; and the Midland Addition, Greenville, 1913. The legal brief concerns land use in Cobb Park, Fort Worth, 1926. Also included is a Fort Worth City Water Works assessment for water pipe pursuant to the paving of the "Dallas Pike."
    Fielder Museum Transfer, 1991.
    GA33
 
Collectors’ Institute
    Records, 1968-1975; 5 boxes (1.1 linear ft.)
    The Collectors’ Institute’s inaugural meeting was on November 23, 1968, in Austin, Texas. Their annual meetings focused on the contributions of the bookseller, collector, designer, illustrator, and scholar to the life cycle of the book.
    Correspondence, minutes, financial records, manuscripts, photographs, membership rosters, newspaper clippings, printed materials, magnetic and cassette audio recordings. The Collectors’ Institute records concern the programs of the annual meetings and the workshops held primarily in Austin but also in Arlington and San Antonio, Texas, 1968-1975. Audio recordings are included for meetings and workshops, 1968-1974. Kenneth B. Ragsdale, who collected and donated these records, served first as acting treasurer and later as acting secretary. Gift, 1978.
    Finding aid available.
    78-9
 
Collectors’ Institute
    Program Audio Tapes, November 4, 1978; 1 box (.67 linear ft.)
    The Collectors’ Institute’s inaugural meeting was on November 23, 1968, in Austin, Texas. Their annual meetings focused on the contributions of the bookseller, collector, designer, illustrator, and scholar to the life cycle of the book.
    Thirty-one cassette tape recordings. These are recordings of the Collectors’ Institute sessions for November 4, 1978.
    Gift, 1978.
    97-44
 
Considerant, Victor, 1808-1893
    Collection, 1854; 1 folder (3 items)
    Victor Considerant was a social reformer and founder of La Reunion Colony near Dallas, Texas.
Letter, August 15, 1854; translation of letter; and bibliography. Letter attributed to Considerant, signed M [?], to Emile de Girardin which describes circumstances of his arrest for allegedly conspiring with others to build incendiary weapons and the seizure of arms and papers related to Considerant’s Texas venture. Also included is a translation of the letter by Dr. Llerena Friend and a brief bibliography on Considerant.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA47
 
Cooper Family
    Papers, ca. 1830-1870; 1 folder (.08 linear ft.)
    The Hugh Cooper Family resided in Fishing Creek, South Carolina. The William Hamilton Cooper Family arrived in Texas in 1869.
    Correspondence, diaries, and military and family records of the Cooper Family. The diaries, kept by Albert Gallatin Cooper, were recorded during the Seminole War and the Mexican War. Selected passages of the diaries have been transcribed and printed in Hugh Cooper (1720-1793) of Fishing Creek, South Carolina and His Descendants, by Lesbia Word Roberts. Also included is an account of the William Hamilton Cooper Family migration from Rankin County, Mississippi, to Texas in 1869.
    The Tennessee State Library, Manuscript Department, Nashville, Tennessee, holds the original copies of the majority of these papers. These are photocopies of the originals.
    Gift, 1988.
    GA157
 
Corbin, Plesant S., ca. 1900
    Papers, 1905-1950; 11 folders (.33 linear ft.)
    Plesant S. Corbin was a principal and teacher with the Grapevine, Texas, school system.
    Correspondence, photographs, and printed items. The correspondence reflects Corbin’s professional life as an educator and insurance salesman. It also indicates a connection with the towns of Hebron and Coppell in Texas. There are six radio addresses from the Baptist Radio Hour, 1945-1946; one address is by Dr. W. A. Criswell of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Much of the printed material relates to Corbin’s tenure as a teacher and principal in the Grapevine Public School system. Corbin’s 1921 diploma from North Texas Normal School and his permanent teaching certificate are included as well as a 1908 North Texas Normal School annual. Of particular interest is an abstract title to part of the Edward Cook 186 acre survey, Dallas County, for Jeff Ward, November 9, 1914, and Negro Songs, an Anthology edited by E. Haldeman-Julis.
    Fielder Museum transfer, 1995.
    GA229
 
Cotter, John W.
    "Patriarchs," 1982; 1 volume (373 p.)
    Manuscript with photographs written and compiled by John W. Cotter. The manuscript is a compilation of documents and records pertaining to German colonists who emigrated to Texas in the 1840s primarily under the auspices of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. Documentation of the Fisher-Miller Colony, located between the Llano and Colorado rivers, is also included. The manuscript contains twenty-four photographs of leaders in the German colonization effort.
    The manuscript is a photocopy of the original.
    Gift, 1983.
    GA153
Cowart, J. W. (John William), 1864-1958
    Papers, 1883-1997, bulk 1883-1909; 1 folder (9 items)
    J. W. Cowart, known as "Billy," was an engineer for fifty-eight years, primarily for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company. He began working for the railroad as a fireman for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad in 1880, but was promoted within two years to engineer. Cowart was an active member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for over sixty years. He and Minnie Lee Sanders of Columbus, Texas, married in 1887, and were the parents of nine children. She died in 1902.
    Letter, photograph, membership cards, program, and negatives. The letter, written by master mechanic, D. T. Davis of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad in 1883, is a letter of recommendation for Cowart. He carried this letter in his billfold until his death at the age of ninety-four. The photo shows Cowart with his Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe locomotive at the passenger depot in Cleburne, 1909. The cards record his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 1884 and 1886. The negatives are of the above mentioned items. The program announces the presidential address "Billy Cowart: Engineer" of his granddaughter, Cissy Stewart Lale, on March 7, 1997, at the annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association.
    Note: "Billy Cowart: Engineer" was published in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, volume 100, April 1997.
    Gift, 1997.
    GA22
 
Crawley, Joe O., 1870-1938
    Family Papers, 1894-1982; 4 boxes plus oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)
    Joe O. Crawley was an Arlington, Texas, builder, street commissioner, and volunteer fire chief. His wife, Sarah Elizabeth Thomas, was a Red Cross worker and active in church work.
    Correspondence, financial records, architectural plans, newspaper clippings, printed material, and ephemera of the Crawley Family. The majority of the correspondence is to Mrs. Crawley from former North Texas Agricultural College cadets who served in World War II and to their daughter, Mildred Crawley Christopher, regarding Arlington High School reunions. Photographs are of family and scenes in Arlington. Architectural specifications and renderings are home plans and additions to structures in Arlington, Handley, and Mansfield in the 1920s.
    Memorabilia and photographs are included of Grubbs Vocational College and North Texas Agricultural College. Photographs depict the 1923-1924 student body and a class of engineering students. Of special interest is the publication, Kings Crusader, September 1950, a memorial issue about J. T. Upchurch, founder of the Berachah Home, located in early Arlington.
    Additional items are programs from local social and cultural events and a WFAA radio broadcast, 1937-1949; an Arlington High School class photo, 1915-1916; and correspondence of the Arlington High School Class of 1922 "Roaring Twenties Reunions," 1967-1982.
    Fielder Museum Transfer, 1993.
    Finding aid available.
    GA219-GA221; OS360; Map Annex 106/4
 
Crouch, A. L.
    Publications, 1945-1982; 1 folder (.08 linear ft.)
    A. L. Crouch was a judge in Fort Worth, Texas.
Printed materials. The publications written by A. L. Crouch relate to World War II, religion, and Boy Scout Troop 32, Fort Worth, Texas. The titles are: China Sketchbook: A Book of Army Verse; Ding How; This Is Really Living! A Book of Army Verse; Crown of Thorns, Power of Darkness: A Study of the Persecution of Christ; and The Troop 32 Chronicle.
    Gift, 1987.
    GA29
 
Crownover Family
    Collection, 1851-1986; 4 folders (.08 linear ft.)
    Benjamin Crownover settled first in Red River County, Texas, around 1850.
Photocopies of letters, transcripts, and Crownover family genealogy. Four letters (1851 and 1862) from Benjamin and Nancy Crownover, Dallas County, Texas, to Mary Crownover Rabb and Benjamin and Melissa Phillips, concern family matters and conditions in Dallas County especially during the Civil War period. The genealogy lists ten generations of the descendants of John Covenhaven (later Crownover) and Lydia Predmore. Included is the correspondence between Dr. Sandra Myres of the University of Texas at Arlington History Department and Carl Crownover concerning the Crownover and Rabb families and volume one, number one, of the Crownover Newsletter.
    The collection is also known as: Crownover/Rabb Family Collection.
    Gift, 1986.
    GA157
 
Culmer Family
    Papers, 1914-1993, bulk 1945-1980; 3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
    Harold and Etta Culmer were a prominent African American couple from Monroe, North Carolina, who moved to Dallas, Texas, during the 1940s. Culmer was a physician who had specialized in the treatment of tuberculosis, but who concentrated on family medicine after his arrival in Dallas. Mrs. Culmer had been an elementary school teacher in North Carolina. Upon their arrival in Dallas, they became active in numerous civic and social organizations. Dr. Culmer was a moving force behind the establishment of Epiphany Episcopal Church, one of the first all black Episcopal congregations in Dallas. Mrs. Culmer served the community on numerous boards and committees, including historian of the Priscilla Art Club for almost twenty-five years. The Priscilla Art Club is the oldest African American women’s club in Dallas, founded in 1911. The club membership was open in later years to married women who demonstrated the kinds of characteristics, which the organization valued. The Culmers had one adopted son, Miguel.
    Scrapbooks, financial documents, yearbooks, guest books, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The life of the Culmers is depicted in photographs during family occasions in Dallas and possibly North Carolina, New York, and Washington, D.C., and on travels to foreign places. The photographs, of varying sizes, are primarily black and white candids. There are numerous color slides of unidentified family and friends. The remainder of the collection contains yearbooks, financial records, guest books, scrapbooks, photographs, and some newspaper clippings about the Priscilla Art Club over its existence until Mrs. Culmer’s death in 1993. The yearbooks, which contain member information, such as addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, mottoes, and meeting calendars, date back to 1914. The newspaper clippings and other related printed matter focus on the 1970s.
    Purchase, 1995.
    Finding aid available.
    AR395, OS320
 
Cummings, C. C., 1838-
    "Historic Outlines of Tarrant County and Peters Colony," [1915?]; 2 boxes (.83 linear ft.)
    Cummings, born at Holly Springs, Mississippi, came to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1873 where he practiced law for over thirty-one years and served as the first judge of Tarrant County (under the new constitution), 1876-1880.
Draft, corrected typescript, and partial final transcript of the manuscript, clippings, copies of documents, research notes, maps, and photographs. The unpublished manuscript traces Tarrant County history from 1841 to the early twentieth century. It includes a few letters (1893, 1895) regarding research for the manuscript, a biographical sketch of Cummings, and photographs of Texans, notably Ed Bolmes, Capt. Sam Evans, J. J. Goodfellow, Brigadier General Harris, Jesse Jones, Judge John E. Martin, William Barret Travis, and Henderson Yoakum. Also included is a map of Tarrant County, 1849, and Peters Colony, 1841.
    The collection is also known as: C. C. Cummings Collection.
    Gift, 1983.
    GA143-GA144
 
Curd, Edward
    Ordnance Abstract, June 15, 1848; 1 folder (1 item)
    Ordnance abstract for cartridges and musket flints issued to Company G., Sixteenth Regiment, U.S. Infantry, by Capt. Edward Curd in Monterrey, Mexico, during the Mexican War.
    Gift, 1985.
    GA43
 
Curry, Martha A.
    Scrapbook, 1923-1925; 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
    Martha A. Curry was a 1925 graduate of Arlington High School.
Scrapbook. The scrapbook is titled "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book." It contains photographs, newspaper clippings, a commencement announcement, programs, a song, miscellaneous printed items, memorabilia, and autographs of classmates and teachers.
    Preservation note: Fragile, handle with care.
    Arlington Historical Society transfer, 2001.
    OS238

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Dallas Charter League
    Records, 1961-1969; 3 boxes (1.4 linear ft.)
    The Dallas Charter League was established in 1961, to protest the closed-door meetings of the Dallas City Council, a practice that violated the city charter. Other issues that received the league’s attention were excessive issuance of traffic tickets, revitalization of the city’s slums, expansion of Love Field, fluoridation of city water, mass public inoculation, reorganization of voter districts, and raising educational standards in Dallas public schools. The Dallas Charter League disbanded in 1967, due to public apathy.
    Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, membership lists, speeches, press releases, brochures, educational and campaign material, and newspaper clipping produced and collected by the Dallas Charter League.
    Gift, 1978.
    Finding aid available.
    AR292
 
Davidson, E. C. (Edward Constantine)
    Letters, January 4 and February 3, 1848; 1 folder (2 items)
    Edward C. Davidson was a first lieutenant in the Third Dragoons, U.S. Army, during the Mexican War.
Letters by Edward C. Davidson to his parents, John and Sarah Davidson, in North Carolina. Davidson describes his life in Mexico during the Mexican War. In a letter from Camargo, Mexico, he describes an assignment from Gen. John E. Wool; and from a camp near Mier, Mexico, Davidson writes of cock fighting, guerrilla warfare, and an outbreak of smallpox.
    Purchase, 1990.
    GA159
 
Davis, Lee R.
    Estate Records, 1840-1981; 1 box (20 items)
    Legal documents. Includes letter patents, partition deeds, tax sale deed, warranty deeds, proof of heirship, abstract of title, and field notes for 1151 acres in Bosque County which includes land formed from the Milam Land District and McLennan County. Documents describe the Lee R. Davis, Hugh H. Calvert, John Griffin, Jr., and Samuel Bailey surveys.
    Gift, 1985.
    88-6
 
De Zavala, Adina, 1861-1955
    Papers, 1878-1964, bulk 1878-1907; 2 boxes (.83 linear ft.)
    Adina de Zavala, granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala, vice-president of the Republic of Texas, was a teacher, historian, writer, editor, and preservationist. She was well known for her preservation efforts in Texas, particularly for saving the Alamo from destruction in the early twentieth century. De Zavala was the founder of the Texas Historical and Landmarks Association, charter member of the Texas State Historical Association, and organizer of the Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Her research, articles, and books centered on the history of Texas, Texas missions, and historic sites. She was active in many historical organizations and received numerous awards and recognition for her work in preserving the history of Texas.
    Correspondence, legal documents, literary works, newspaper clippings, and artifacts.
The bulk of the collection is letters from family and friends concerning information about the Zavala family. Other correspondence refers to her interests in her family land grant, preservation efforts, historical organizations, her writing and business relationships. Correspondents include John Henry Brown, Oran M. Roberts, Victor M. Rose, Edmond Schmitt, and Lorenzo de Zavala. Original manuscripts by De Zavala are included along with literary works collected by her. Newspaper clippings include information about Lorenzo de Zavala Park in Harris County and Adina de Zavala. Deed records are from 1828 to 1834, and concern Spanish land grants. Most of the artifacts are from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas activities, 1904-1908. Legal documents concern a suit filed by the DRT against Adina de Zavala.
    Preservation note: Literary manuscripts are fragile. Handle with care.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA16-GA17
 
Dealey, Walter Allen Jr., 1915-
    Papers, 1950-1977; 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Walter Allen Dealey, Jr., was in the advertising department and later secretary-treasurer of the Dallas Morning News, 1936-1951. He served in the Marines during World War II. In 1951, he left the newspaper to attend Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After graduation in 1954, he did post-graduate work in New York and Boston and received the Master of Sacred Theology degree in pastoral care and the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1973, from the Andover-Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. From the 1950s-1970s, he served as a pastor of the Presbyterian Church and as a pastoral counselor at various locations in Dallas, Texas. Dealey was the son of Walter A. Dealey, Sr., former president of the Dallas Morning News. His uncle, Ted Dealey, was also president and board chairman of the News.
    Correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, financial records, autobiography, address books, and roster. These are the personal papers and pastoral counseling and ministerial records of Walter Allen Dealey, Jr. Included is a fifty-one page autobiography which covers the period 1915-1976. Personal correspondence, 1976-1977, is between Dealey and his son, John Carpenter Dealey, and his wife, Mary Anne Dealey. Pastoral counseling records include memoranda, financial documents, a questionnaire file, and meeting records of the Presbytery of Trinity, 1962-1973. Also included is a Dallas Athletic Club roster, 1973.
    Gift, 1978.
    Finding aid available.
    GA154-GA156
 
Dean, R. W.
    Letters to Sallie Dean, September 14, 1863-February 6, 1864; 1 folder (5 items)
    Dean served with the Confederate Army in Captain Faulkner’s Cavalry Company, Walker’s Division, Army of Louisiana.
    Letters from various campsites in Louisiana describe Dean’s experiences and thoughts of family, friends, and home. These are photocopies.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA47
 
DeGolyer, Homer
    "Warren A. Ferris and the Conquest of the Three Forks of Trinity: The Beginnings of Dallas County," [19--]; 1 folder (ii, 166 leaves, 28 cm.)
    Typescript with corrections. Text describes the exploration, surveys, and settlement of the present Greater Dallas area through the life of Warren A. Ferris who came to Texas in 1836. Incorporates newspaper articles and poems by Ferris as well as excerpts from a journal of his experiences in the west, particularly the Rocky Mountains. Appendix includes newspaper articles by Ferris, poems attributed to Ferris, and excerpts from Life in the Rocky Mountains by Ferris.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA22
 
Demography and Parish Affairs, Yucatán, México
    Collection, 1797-1897; 4 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
    These are photocopies of original documents housed at the Archivo de la Mitra Emeritense in Mérida, México. They describe Yucatecan rural populations, vital statistics, and parish governments.
Census records, 1797-1897; and parish documents, 1802-1897. The documents, arranged alphabetically by parish name, were selected by Joaquín de Arrigunaga Peón. The collection includes several transcriptions. Many of the documents were reproduced in the publication by Carol Steichen Dumond and Don E. Dumond (editors), Demography and Parish Affairs in Yucatán, 1797-1897: Documents from the Archivo de la Mitra Emeritense Selected by Joaquín de Arrigunaga Peón.
    Gift, 1979.
    GA86-GA89
 
Denman, Clarence P., 1897-
    Papers, ca. 1927-1933; 2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Clarence P. Denman was a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington, 1955-1968.
    Correspondence and research papers of Dr. Clarence P. Denman gathered for his work, The Secession Movement in Alabama, published by the Alabama State Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, 1933. The papers consist of research on individuals involved in the Civil War who were from Alabama. They include Denman’s correspondence with descendants of Alabama secessionists and biographical information on individuals, such as Jeremiah Clemens, Mexican War veteran and author of fiction on Texas and the Mexican War.
    Gift, 1992.
    92-5
 
Diary of a Trip from Boerne, Texas, to Matamoros, Mexico
    Diary, December 21, 1854-January 5, 1855; 2 folders (1 volume, 14p.)
    The diary was written by an unidentified army wife who traveled with three companions and a driver from Boerne, Texas, to Matamoros, Mexico, where she joined her husband.
    Diary describes traveling conditions, rivers, towns, and people encountered along the route. The writer includes her thoughts and feelings about Texas and Texans.
    The collection is also known as: Woman’s Travel in Texas.
    Gift, 1985.
    A transcription is available.
    GA28
 
Díaz, Felix, 1833-1872
    Papers, 1860-1870; 1 box (.04 linear ft.)
    Felix Díaz was Porfirio Díaz’s brother. As a liberal he fought against French intervention. His son, with the same name, was also a very active political and revolutionary figure during the Mexican Revolution. Felix Díaz died very shortly after Maximillian’s fall.
    Correspondence and printed materials. These are the papers of Felix Díaz, which document his participation in the Mexican Revolution.
    GA185
 
Dickson, Carlton Albert, 1860-1946
    Papers, 1875-1968, bulk 1882-1946; 1 box (.21 linear ft.)
    Carlton Albert Dickson was a native of Westfield, New York. He came to Texas in 1882, to visit an uncle, Campbell Dickson, of Cleburne. Shortly thereafter, he and his brother, Walter, bought land and cattle in West Texas near Merkel, and they operated a ranch in Mulberry Canyon in Nolan County until 1891. After selling the ranch Dickson moved to Cleburne where he was associated with his uncle in the hardware business, C. Dickson & Company Hardware, until 1898. Active in the Republican Party, he was county chairman of Johnson County and a delegate to national and state conventions for several years. Dickson was appointed postmaster at Cleburne, Texas, in March 1898, and served until 1914. He was reappointed postmaster in 1923, by President Warren Harding and served until 1935. Dickson married Betrena Langston Cameron in 1911. Their only child, Betrena Jeannette, was born in 1918.
    Diary, scrapbook, letters, financial documents, Dickson family genealogy, transcriptions, manuscript, and inventories. These are the papers of Carlton Albert Dickson with transcriptions of the letters and diary by Evelyn S. Vogel, and additional material about the Dickson family from family members. Dickson’s diary although dated 1875-1888, briefly describes the period from 1882-1888, but primarily 1882. The correspondence is primarily from his father, Dwight Dickson. There are a few letters addressed to "Miss Betrena." The scrapbook is packed with newspaper clippings that document Dickson’s career as postmaster and his activities in the Republican Party in Cleburne. A short autobiography of his life is included there as well as clippings and obituaries about other family members and friends as well as news items and stories of interest, 1897-1943. A few later scrapbook items include clippings and the family genealogy. The scrapbook also includes photos of Carlton Dickson, the hardware building, and other people and groups. An inventory of the Frances Dickson Abernathy Papers at the University of Texas at Austin and a 1937 manuscript by Abernathy, "The Life of Campbell Dickson and the Life of Lucy Ellen Tracy Dickson," complete the collection.
Photocopy. The originals are owned by Betrena Jeannette Dickson Rigby of Cleburne, Texas.
    Gift, 1999.
    2000-9
 
Dickson, John W., fl. 1863-1878
    Papers, 1863-1878; 1 folder (28 items)
    John Dickson was a 1st lieutenant and later captain in Company A, First Texas Battalion of Sharp Shooters (also known as: Burnet’s Battalion of Sharp Shooters) in Gen. S. B. Maxey’s Brigade, Confederate States of America.
Photocopies of letters, military documents, and newspaper clippings. Primarily military correspondence and documents, such as special orders, abstracts, vouchers, rolls, and lists of prisoners and deserters. Letters and orders from various officers, but especially Major James Burnet and Captain E. J. Shelton. Includes a few letters to family members after the war, an oath of allegiance to the army of the Confederate States of America, a letter to Lt. W. R. Hale from George H. Wirsham, and an obituary for Mrs. William C. McHaney.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA47
 
Dienst, Alex, 1870-1938
    Papers, 1899-1935; 13 folders (34 items)
    Dienst was an author and collector of books and source material on Texas history, especially the Texas Revolution. He was a dentist in Temple, Texas, from 1889 until his death.
Correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, speech, clipping, articles, lithograph, and photograph. Correspondence relates primarily to Dienst’s search for information on the "Twin Sisters" cannons, and includes his research notes, drafts, and final version of his article, "The Famous San Jacinto Twin Sisters Cannons," which was published in the San Antonio Express. Also includes published articles by Dienst in the Texas Good Roads Magazine, and a speech on Moses and Stephen F. Austin.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA20

Dilley and Sons Founders and Machinists, Geo. E.  [See Geo E. Dilly & Sons Founders and Machinists]

         

Dixie Franklin, Inc.

    Collection, 1921-1962; 1 box (.21 linear ft.)
    Dixie Franklin, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was owned and operated by Dixie Franklin. The shop sold home furnishings and gifts, offered an interior decorating service, and conducted classes in table manners for children. The Dixie Shop, Inc. was established in 1921, and later changed its name to Dixie Franklin, Inc.
    Advertisements, announcements, floor plans, newspaper clippings, sketches, photographs, snapshots, negatives, a catalog, and miscellaneous printed items. The materials feature the shop through announcements and newspaper clippings of exhibits, openings, home shows, and changes of location. The bulk of the collection is photographs of place settings and room decor, 1931-1948, mostly undated. There are a few photos of groups; Dixie Franklin; her niece, Dixie Belle Collins; and her daughter, Dixie Belle Stuart.
    Gift, 1998.
    98-30
 
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
    Letter to W. A. Philpott, April 12, 1938; 1 folder (1 item)
    J. Frank Dobie was a noted Texas author and English professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also editor of the Texas Folklore Society’s publications during the 1930s and 1940s.
Letter regarding Texas Folklore Society’s meeting and its publications written to W. A. Philpott of Dallas, Texas.
    Gift, 1987.
    GA28
 
Donoghue, David, 1891-1958
    Papers, 1914-1968; bulk 1920s-1950s; 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    David Donoghue, born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1891, received a degree in mining, engineering and geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1912. Though a full-time geologist for numerous oil and gas companies, he was actively involved in his community in book collecting and researching the early exploration of Texas. As a resident of Fort Worth, he was active in the Friends of the Fort Worth Library, the Tarrant County Historical Society, and served a term as mayor of Westover Hills.
    Correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, manuscripts, maps, periodicals, and photographs that reflect David Donoghue’s amateur and professional interests--history and oil. The bulk of the papers consists of Donoghue’s manuscripts, research materials, and correspondence about Texas explorers, especially Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, and Texas and local history and geography. Using his background in geology, his knowledge of West Texas geography, and diaries of early Texas explorers, Donoghue developed new theories about the routes taken by these individuals. These theories created interest and some criticism from both amateur and professional historians. His papers contain the research and writing created during this period by Donoghue and other contemporaries, such as Walter Prescott Webb, Carlos Castañeda, H. B. Carroll, Robert T. Hill, the Rev. Paul J. Foik and others. Also included are photographs and letters of the 1948 Colombian riot, which Donoghue witnessed.
    Gift, 1991.
    Finding aid available
    GA204-GA208
Drinkwater, Anson
    Papers, 1910; 1 folder (5 items)
    Anson Drinkwater was a resident of Utica, New York.
Letters and printed brochure. The four letters and brochure sent to Anson Drinkwater promote the purchase of tracts of land for farming vegetables in Dimitt and Zavala counties, Texas, formerly on the Cross S Ranch. The focus of the material is on the financial advantages possible from farming in Texas. E. J. Buckingham of San Antonio, Texas, was the local promoter. W. J. Romig of Utica, New York, was the district manager of the eastern office for Buckingham.
    Purchase, 1991.
    GA198
 
Dryden, Rose Ellen Ritchie
    Letter to Ann Maria May Ritchie Saenger, in Baltimore, Maryland, from her daughter, Rose Ellen Ritchie Dryden, in San Antonio, Texas, November 23, 1865;1 item (title, 13 p.)
    Rose Dryden was the wife of army surgeon, Robert H. Dryden, who served in John R. Baylor's command and later Baird's regiment. She relates the family's "wanderings" with Dr. Dryden amidst great hardship in the southwest from army posts to camps and other lodgings on the road during the early Civil War years. Her story is told from memory as her journal of that period was lost. Dr. Dryden later became a photographer and a merchant.
    Typed transcript of original letter. The letter from Mrs. Dryden to her mother begins in San Antonio, Texas, where the family has finally settled. The letter tells of the many posts and locations where her Dr. Dryden was assigned. The family followed him from place to place as he tended to the sick and wounded. They were often left to board with strangers or were on route to join him as he hurried ahead on his various assignments. Some of the locations mentioned in the letter are: Fort Stanton, New Mexico; La Mesilla, New Mexico; Franklin, Texas; Fort Bliss, Texas; the Rio Grande; Matamoras, Mexico; Fort Fillmore, New Mexico; Donna Anna, New Mexico; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Marshall, Texas; San Marcos, Texas; the Red River; Bonham, Texas, and Galveston, Texas.
    The last page, probably added at a later date, explains the provenance of the letter and describes Dryden and Richie family members.
    Note: This is a photocopy of the transcription.
    Gift, 1974. Transferred from the vertical file, 2000.
    GA23
 
Duncan, James Allen, 1840-1918
    Family Papers, 1855-1968; 4 boxes (1.67 linear ft.)
    James Allen Duncan was born in Kentucky; served as a second lieutenant in the Confederate Army, July 1861-June 1865; settled in Bonham, Texas, in 1874 where he was a merchant, insurance agent, and banker. Duncan was active in community service and founded the Willow Wild Cemetery Association. He married Mattie Bragg in 1880; their children were Allen Bragg Duncan and Julia Duncan Pagan.
    Correspondence, diaries, photographs, financial and legal documents, newspaper clippings, currency, military documents, drawing, certificates, family history and genealogy, lists, artifacts, and books. James Allen Duncan’s diaries relate his military and civilian life experiences, and his first impressions of Bonham, Texas. A transcription of his diary, 1861-1865, is included. Military documents include special orders, train tickets, a certificate, receipts, and pension forms. The papers of Julia Duncan Pagan included here contain Duncan family photographs, two texts on the Richard McKay family, and Duncan family genealogy.
    Gift, 1988.
    Finding aid available.
    GA150-GA152, GA203
 
Dunham, Cyrus M. (Cyrus Moore)
    Papers, 1843-1900, bulk 1860-1900; 11 folders (50 items)
    Cyrus M. Dunham was a clerk and acting paymaster in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
    Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, orders, photographs, memorandum book, prescription, poem, Confederate currency, and recipe. These are the personal and official papers, which relate to Cyrus Dunham’s military career. Includes his marriage certificate to Lucy J. McIntyre and two deeds concerning the purchase and sale of land in Harris County, Texas, 1843 and 1846, by William Ferguson.
    Gift, 1972.
    Inventory available.
    GA74
 
Dunn, Michael, 1915-1983
    Collection, 1959-1974; 8 folders (29 items)
    A native of Kentucky, Dunn moved to Texas in the 1950s. He worked in construction and raised livestock in Arlington, Texas. He was married to Marguerite Trussell.
    Letters, photographs, and printed material. The material was collected by Michael Dunn and includes snapshots of him at the Abbey of Getsemain, Trappist, Kentucky; information about the Merton Studies Center at Bellarmine-Ursaline College, Louisville, Kentucky; and articles about religion. Also includes an interview with and photographs of his friend, John Howard Griffin, during the period when he wrote Black Like Me.
    Gift, 1982.
    GA75
 
Dunn, Michael, 1915-1983
    Journals, 1930-1982, bulk 1930-1944; 1 box (.4 linear ft.)
    A native of Kentucky, Dunn moved to Texas in the 1950s. He worked in construction and raised livestock in Arlington, Texas. He was married to Marguerite Trussell.
Journals, poems, notes, and a clipping. Original material recopied by Dunn on nine legal size pads. The journal titled, "Fields of Plenty, Harvest of Hate," describes Dunn’s experiences and thoughts about life from his childhood in Kentucky through about 1944. Scattered commentary is included to 1982. His journals emphasize his activities in the 1930s during the Great Depression when Dunn traveled to California and later Arizona by hopping freight cars in search of employment and a better life.
    Gift, 1983.
    AR310

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