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Hackney, Mary Martha, 1921-1993
    Transcriptions of Price Family Papers, 1861-1864; 1 folder (.08 linear ft.)
    The transcriptions were compiled by Mary Hackney for a meeting of the History Club of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club where portions of the letters were presented to the audience for a program on letters during the Civil War.
    Correspondence exchanged among members of the Benjamin Franklin Price family of San Augustine, Texas. The letters were primarily between Price, his wife, Areminta Clementine Garrett Price (Mintie), and her sister, Mary Garrett. They relate family events in San Augustine, Texas, and on battlefields where Price fought with the Third Texas Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Among others, the letters mention members of the John Cartwright, Walter P. Lane, William Garrett, and Henry W. Sublett families. Henry W. Sublett married Mary Garrett after the Civil War.
    Gift, 1994.
    GA34
 
Haley, J. Evetts (James Evetts), 1901-1995
    "A Survey of Texas Cattle Drives to the North, 1866-1895," 1926; 11 folders (282 p.)
    J. Evetts Haley, born in Belton, Texas, was a historian, rancher, and political activist. He received an M.A. in history from the University of Texas in 1926. Three years later Haley's critically acclaimed, The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado, established the author as a premier interpreter of the western range cattle industry. He also wrote the biographies, Charles Goodnight, Cowman and Plainsman, and Jeff Milton, A Good Man with a Gun. An important regional study, Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier, won Haley a literary award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Haley's best-selling polemic, A Texan Looks at Lyndon, was issued during the 1964 presidential election campaign. While serving on the Texas Tech Board of Regents, Haley was instrumental in establishing a history archives known as the Southwest Collection. He received many awards in his lifetime, including induction into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City in 1990. Read a more complete biographical sketch of J. Evetts Haley in the Handbook of Texas Online at:
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/HH/fhahj.html
    Typescript carbon of thesis manuscript. J. Evetts Haley wrote this thesis to fulfill a requirement for the master's degree at the University of Texas. Dr. Eugene C. Barker was his thesis advisor. The following description of the text is taken from his preface: "This treatment of the cattle trail movement from Texas is by no means a definite study. An attempt has been made to designate, in a rather general treatment, the development of the cattle industry of Texas, the development of the 'Trail,' the place of the pastoral frontier in Texas history, and the connection of the 'Trail' with the cow country of the Great Plains area."
    Gift, 1998.
    GA241
 
Hall, E. A. (Elbert Augustus), 1830-1909
    Financial records, 1884-1899; 2 boxes (7 volumes)
    E. A. Hall was a Grapevine, Texas, blacksmith during the 1880s and 1890s.
Ledgers, receipts, statements, and printed materials. Business records of Hall’s blacksmith shop which list client’s name, date, description of job, and fee. Includes statements and receipts for shop purchases, advertising cards, and circulars from iron and welding companies.
    Gift, 1984.
    GA139-GA140
 
Halsell, H. H. (Harry H.), 1860-1957
    Letter, November 1, 1942; 1 folder (1 item)
    Letter by H. H. Halsell from a Fort Worth Star-Telegram review copy of the 1942 edition of the book, Ranger. The letter explains that he was compelled to write about Texas Ranger activity against marauding Indians in Clay, Jack, Parker, and Wise Counties. Halsell writes about the rangers that he knew, including Capt. George Stevens, Corp. Dave Bailey, and others.
    Gift, 1992.
    GA55
 
Hamilton, Josephine Moore
    "The History of the Matador Ranch," ca. 1920s; 1 folder (5 p.)
    The headquarters of the Matador ranch was 1.5 miles southwest of Matador in Motley County, Texas. The ranch was established in 1879, by H. H. Campbell who also organized the Matador Land and Cattle Company with A. A. Britton, S. W. Lomax, and John Nichols.
    Manuscript. A history of the Matador Ranch written in the 1920s, with the assistance of contemporary interviews.
Photocopy. The original is owned by the author.
    Gift, 1997.
    GA10
 
Hamlin, Zacheus
    Papers, 1832-1838; 5 folders (38 items)
    Zacheus Hamlin of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was a Justice of the Peace for Barnstable County. He came to Texas in 1836, settled in Mina County, later renamed Bastrop, where he worked as a land agent for the Texas Land Company of Hyannis.
    Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, speeches, and journals. Includes business and personal correspondence, a petition for and certificate of citizenship in the Republic of Texas, and an agreement between Hamlin and officials of the Texas Land Company of Hyannis appointing him their land purchase agent. Journals describe a trip through Massachusetts and Hamlin’s journey to Texas. The Texas journal indicates that Hamlin attended meetings of the formation of the Texas Republic. Also includes a letter from John Reed of Washington City regarding legal advice on his marital difficulties. Much of the correspondence is from Edmund Andrews of Brazoria, Texas.
    Gift, 1974.
    Preliminary inventory available.
    GA18
 
Hansell, Frankie Stewart, 1914-2000
    Papers, 1912-1994, bulk 1934-1994; 30 boxes (13.5 linear ft.)
    Frankie Stewart Hansell, nutritionist, educator, and world traveler, was born on November 5, 1914, in Cooper, Texas. She completed a two-year course of study and received two teaching certificates from North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington. In 1938, she earned a B.S. in Home Economics from North Texas State Teachers College in Denton and in 1942 a M.S. in Home Economics from the University of Texas.
    Hansell was an educator and a nutritionist for many years, until she joined the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1962. Two years later she was promoted to FAO Regional Nutrition Director for Asia and the Far East. She was the first woman to be promoted to this level within the FAO. Hansell retired in 1981 to Arlington, Texas, though she continued to work for the FAO as a consultant. In 1991, Hansell was honored as a UTA Distinguished Alumna.
    Correspondence, biographical materials, teaching records, photographs, and printed materials. Correspondence from family and friends dates from 1934 to 1994. Career information includes office files, correspondence, reports, and reading and teaching materials. Photographs and slides date from 1912 to 1991, and include photos of family, friends, and travel. Books and publications are generally related to nutrition and personal interests.
    Gift, 1994.
    Finding aid available.
    AR380
 
Hanszen, Oscar, 1875-1963
    Papers, 1894-1951; 8 boxes (3.6 linear ft.)
    Oscar Hanszen, a Dallas resident for over sixty years, was a pioneer educator in vocational education and introduced the teaching of manual training at the University of Texas where he was chairman of the School of Manual Training and later adjunct professor of manual training and assistant visitor of schools, 1914-1917. He was director of industrial training at Dallas High School, 1903-1911, and taught drafting, drawing, woodworking, shop, and bookkeeping at New Mexico Normal College and the public schools in Austin, Palestine, Bryan, and Dallas during his career. Hanszen was co-owner, with his brother, and manager of Hanszen Company in Dallas, manufacturers of school furniture, 1911-1914. He was married to Ethelyn Hill in 1903.
    Correspondence, scrapbook, financial and legal documents, drawings, photographs, commencement programs, class record books, certificates, awards, patent applications, printed material, memorabilia, and drawing supplies. The Oscar Hanszen Papers relate to his personal life and varied career. Materials include correspondence with family and friends as well as letters and materials related to his career in the industrial arts and documents related to the Hanszen Company. Included in the printed materials are instructional materials and books on drawing and drafting as well as articles, newspaper clippings, and essays by Hanszen and others, which concern the improvement of manual training in Texas schools. The photographs depict family and friends, many of which are not dated or described, and classroom photographs showing students at work. Also included are photographs and information concerning the Clyde Walton Hill family.
Gift, 1994.
    95-30
 
Harris, Bettie Motz
    "Henry Starr As I Knew Him," n. d.; 1 folder (9 p.)
    Henry Starr was a bank robber and actor known throughout Oklahoma in the early twentieth century. Bettie Motz Harris managed the Cresent Hotel at McAlester, Oklahoma.
    Typescript and postcards. Bettie Motz Harris writes of her acquaintence with the famous outlaw and his wife. Two postcards depict Henry Starr in the film, "A Debtor to the Law," 1919, produced by Pan American Picture Corporation, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
    Original and photocopy.
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection transfer, 1999.
    GA18
 
Harrison, James E., 1815-1875
    Family Collection, 1860-1878; 5 items (.08 linear ft.)
    James E. Harrison was a public official and Confederate army officer. He and his wife, Mary Evans, settled near Waco, Texas, in 1857. Harrison served in the army, 1862-1865. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1864, and given command of a brigade that consisted of several Texas infantry and cavalry regiments, namely his own Fifteenth Texas Infantry, the Seventeenth Texas Infantry Regiment, and the Twenty-second and Thirty-first Texas dismounted cavalry regiments. He was prominent in local affairs and the Baptist church in Waco after the war. The McLennan County community of Harrison is named in his honor. Harrison and his wife had ten children. John H. Harrison, the oldest, was executor of his father’s estate. John H. served in the Civil War and was a lawyer in Waco after the war.
    Letter, journal, financial documents, and note. The items in the collection are diverse but relate primarily to the slaves owned by James E. Harrison. The journal contains the names and birth dates of the Harrison slaves listed by family group, 1760-1859. An additional note also contains slave names, birth dates, and families, 1861. A letter to Jas. Henry [relationship to the Harrison Family is unknown] from W. Chris Fechty of Waco in late 1860, discusses the anxiety over Lincoln’s election and the preparations around the state for civil war. An item regarding the estate of James E. Harrison, 1876-1878, documents estate costs and receipts.
    Restrictions: Journal is fragile, handle with care, no photocopy.
    Note: A transcription of the journal is available.
    Purchase, 1999.
    GA17
 
Harvey, Francis L.
    Papers, 1901-1954, bulk 1939-1954; 5 folders (.17 linear ft.)
    Dr. Francis L. Harvey, originally from Missouri, was a 1901 graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Department in Nashville, Tennessee. He was an Arlington surgeon and also surgeon for the Texas & Pacific Railway.
    Ledgers, a certificate, a diploma, membership cards, and photographs. The materials from Dr. Francis L. Harvey include ledger books in which he listed his patients' names by date and the amount paid for each visit, 1939-1953. The membership cards and certificate reveal his community and professional activities, 1939-1954. The photographs are not identified or dated but are possibly his children or early Harvey family photographs. An Arlington High School diploma shows Pat Harvey graduated in 1927. The photograph of the Vanderbilt University class and faculty of 1901 includes his portrait and notes his state of origin as Missouri.
    Arlington Historical Society transfer, 2001.
    GA242, OS300
 
Hatcher, Jerry E.
    Papers, 1933-1943; 1 folder (6 items)
    Jerry E. Hatcher was a steamfitter in Fort Worth, Texas, until the late 1960s. His wife, Vera, was a vocational nurse at Harris Hospital, Fort Worth.
    Letters and printed materials. The items include: a letter to Hatcher from N. Lee Baldwin of the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers and Steamfitters; a V-mail Christmas greeting; a booklet on the Jennings Junior High School PTA, 1933-1934; a graduation program from Polytechnic High School, Fort Worth, 1938; a program from a musical at the Fort Worth Army Airfield; and one issue of Tin-Ear News, January 24, 1935 a local wrestling newspaper.
    Gift, 1994.
    GA237
 
Havens, Nolan Henry, 1906-1992
    Family Papers, ca. 1870-1991; 4 boxes (4 linear ft.)
    Nolan Henry Havens, a retired General Dynamics accountant, was also a vocalist who performed with various Fort Worth church choirs, namely Oakhurst Presbyterian Church and First Methodist Church.
    Correspondence, diary, photographs, certificates, family records, artifacts, and printed materials collected by Nolan Havens in documenting the Havens, McNeil, Padgett, and Prickett families, among others. The collection documents Havens’ early life in Fort Worth, Texas, and also the life of his mother, Broxia Havens, widow of Henry Thomas Havens, an employee of Texas Brewing Company. The correspondence primarily reflects family life in Fort Worth; Kyle, Texas; and Newman, Georgia, exchanged between the women of the families. Also included is the constitution and by-laws of the National Union of United Brewery Workmen of the United States, Local Union No. 109, Fort Worth, Texas, ca. 1906; a family history, The Prickett Family, compiled by Frances W. Garrison, 1972; batons used by Havens in his musical work; and two pair of nineteenth century spectacles.
    Gift, 1992.
    Finding aid available.
    AR357, OS177
 
Heath, Eugenia King, 1883-1969
    Heath-King Family Papers, 1869-1977, bulk 1904-1977; 3 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Eugenia King Heath was born in Arlington, Texas. She was married to Aquilla C. Heath in 1907, whom she divorced in 1927. They had four children. Heath’s brother, C. D. King, Jr., served as assistant secretary of the Commercial Club and assistant state attorney for Arlington.
    Correspondence, financial records, photographs, scrapbook, certificates, printed material, and, newspaper clippings. These are the papers of Eugenia King Heath and her daughter, Imogene Heath. They include correspondence to Heath from John Baulton in Honey Grove and Aspermont, Texas, which describes his life and work as a builder in West Texas, 1904-1906. Other correspondence between Heath and the U.S. Navy Department reflects her lengthy struggle, 1941-1962, for survivor benefits after the death of son, Francis Colston Heath, at Pearl Harbor. The photographs document the activities of the Heath-King families and other pioneer Arlington families. Imogene Heath compiled the scrapbook during her senior year at Arlington High School, 1932-1933. It contains a record of her education and describes high school activities and classmates. A Junior Aggie yearbook, 1933, from North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington, contains notations by Miss Heath, which provide names, dates and other information about her classmates. Also included are copies of the Confederate Veteran, 1929-1931.
    Fielder Museum transfer, 1991.
    GA222-GA223, OS223
 
Herrera, Mario Alberto
    Collection, 1980-1993;1 folder (4 items)
    Mario Alberto Herrera is a San Antonio, Texas, native poet who has written over 350 poems in Spanish and English and thirty-three short stories. By incorporating his writing talents with his photographic collections, his goal is to contribute to the Fine Arts via words and pictures. He works in the Engineering Department at KENS-TV in San Antonio.
    Letter, eight Spanish poems with English translations, a resume, an abstract, and a copy of, "Poesias Romanticas." The letter was written to Richard and Ellen Francaviglia, friends of the poet. The eight poems, 1980-1990, are from his works: Mi Coleccion: La Vida Formidable and Las Bellas Aventuras (Tomo III). Herrera’s paper, "Poesias Romaticas" was presented at the Texas Popular Culture Association annual meeting in 1993 at Kingsville, Texas. It describes the forty-eight romantic poems he wrote during a summer study tour of Italy in 1992.
    Gift, 1999.
    2000-29
 
Herrera, Mario Alberto
    Papers, 1980-2000; 3 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Mario Alberto Herrera is a San Antonio, Texas, native poet who has written over 350 poems in Spanish and English and thirty-three short stories. By incorporating his writing talents with his photographic collections, his goal is to contribute to the Fine Arts via words and pictures. He works in the Engineering Department at KENS-TV in San Antonio.
    Correspondence, diary, typescript of an original play, poetry, video, resume, abstract, presentations, transcript, clippings, and miscellaneous printed materials. These are papers, which were produced and collected by Mario A. Herrera. They include personal and business correspondence, the poetry from his works: Mi Coleccion: La Vida Formidable and Las Bellas Aventuras (Tomo III), and a transcript of a U.S. citizens’ demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, June 1987. Also included is Herrera’s, "Poesias Romanticas," some of which he presented at the Texas Popular Culture Association annual meeting in 1993 and 1996.
    Gift, 1999, 2000.
    2000-38
Hertzog, Carl
    Collection, 1951-1981; 5 folders (21 items)
    Hertzog was a fine press printer in El Paso, Texas, and founder and director of the University of Texas at El Paso Texas Western Press.
    Brochures, booklets, keepsakes, and clippings. These are imprints of Carl Hertzog and clippings about him and his work collected and preserved by Al and Mildred Soniat.
    Gift, 1985.
    Inventory available.
    GA85
 
High Noon Business and Professional Women’s Club (Arlington, Tex.)
    Scrapbook, 1961-1965; 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
    The High Noon Business and Professional Women’s Club was organized in December 1960, in Arlington, Texas. Elizabeth Tandy, Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs president, presented the club’s charter and installed officers at an evening dinner meeting on March 23, 1961. The mission of the club included the promotion of women’s interests and equal rights. Dorothy Jones was the first president. The club disbanded in late 1965.
    Scrapbook, 61 leaves. The scrapbook, compiled by member Elizabeth Pentecost, contains photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, and programs. The scrapbook material details the history of the club and its activities and includes programs and news about state and national conventions of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.
    Gift, 2000.
    2000-49
 
Hildebrand and Co.
    Letterbook, 1887-1888; 1 folder (699 bound leaves)
    Hildebrand and Co. was a law firm in San Antonio, Texas. It succeeded Cocke, Hildebrand and Co., November 8, 1887.
    Letters, June 8, 1887 through February 23, 1888. The letters are from the firm to county officials, clients, and others regarding lost or neglected lands in Texas and the company’s attempts to establish heirship and title to these lands. The principal correspondent is H. E. Hildebrand for both Cocke, Hildebrand and Co. and Hildebrand and Co.
    Gift, 1988.
    GA138
 
Hill, Asa C.
    Note, [1902], 1 folder (1 item)
    Asa C. Hill was a resident of Oakville, Live Oak County, Texas, who served in various military campaigns in Texas, Mexico, and Central America, including the Mexican War.
This is a brief description by Hill of his military service during the nineteenth century written at a veterans reunion in 1902.
    Purchase, 1987.
    GA28
 
Hill, Clyde Walton, 1883-1932
    Papers, 1887-1939; 5 boxes (1.6 linear ft.)
    Clyde W. Hill, a Texas native, was educated at the University of Texas, where he later taught composition and literature, and at Harvard University, where he studied lyric poetry and dramatic writing. He was a Dallas attorney and businessman as well as the author of Shining Trails, a book of poetry adopted for reading in Dallas public schools in the 1920s, and The Call of Empire, a historical novel, published in 1936. Hill was married to Louise Oram in 1917.
    Correspondence, photographs, printed material, art supplies, two paintings, a suitcase, and memorabilia. Clyde W. Hill’s correspondence is primarily with family and friends. A group of letters written by Hill to his mother were during his student years at Harvard University. Included are photographs of Hill and unidentified family and friends, Hill’s high school graduation program and childhood memorabilia, and copies of literary journals and books published and collected by Hill.
    Gift, 1994.
    95-31
 
Hinch, S. H.
    Letter, 1845; 1 folder (1 item)
    Letter from S. H. Hinch, St. Francisville, Illinois, to his brother, Ben P. Hinch, New Haven, Illinois, April 22, 1845. Hinch comments on current financial conditions and relatives in Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Family and friends mentioned are John D. Gorin, Dr. Henry Gorin, Sanford Gorin, and James Ashworth. Ben Hinch is congratulated for completing his corn crop and for being elected Justice of the Peace. Hinch also comments about the proposed annexation of Texas to the U.S., which will eliminate a haven for emigrants to escape their creditors.
    Gift, 1994.
    GA33
 
Hinds, Walton
    "The Life and Times of David G. Burnet, 1786-1870," [ca. 1935]; 4 folders (.21 linear ft.)
    David G. Burnet was a speculator, lawyer, and politician in early Texas.
    Typescript. This is a carbon of the typescript by Hinds.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA23
 
History Students Research Papers, 1974-
    Collection, 3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
    Typescripts. Research papers by students of Drs. Charles C. Colley, Sandra L. Myres, and George N. Green on topics relevant to the sources in the Special Collections Division of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Research papers will be added to this collection.
    The collection is also known as: Student Research Papers, The University of Texas at Arlington.
    Restrictions: Due to the unpublished nature of these materials, photocopy cannot be made without the author’s permission.
    Gift, 1986-[ongoing].
    88-48
 
Hogan, William Ransom, 1908-1971
    Papers, 1934-1946; 21 folders (.4 linear ft.)
    William Hogan was a historian, teacher, and writer. He was professor of history at Tulane University from 1950 until his death in 1971. Hogan was the author of The Texas Republic: A Social and Economic History, the first social history of the Texas Republic.
    Letters, histories, transcriptions of historical documents, prints, photographs, photocopies of documents and graphics, notes, and an article. The material was collected by Hogan during research for his social history of the Texas Republic. Research materials include such topics as Texas personalities, families, and towns, ca. 1825-1880, as well as historic sites, homes, events, and people, ca. 1775-1856.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA21
 
Holbrooks, Samuel H.
    Letters, 1863; 1 folder (9 items)
    Samuel H. Holbrooks was a private in Company B, Seventeenth Consolidated Texas Dismounted Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War.
    Letters and Bible leaves, July-December 1863. Holbrooks wrote eight letters to his wife, Pamelea Ann Holbrooks, at Woodville, Texas, Tyler County, from northern Louisiana Confederate camps. The letters describe daily camp routine, sounds from adjacent battlefields, and instructions concerning the care of crops and stock at home. Included are two leaves of the family record portion of the Holbrooks-Haralson family Bible.
    Purchase, 1992.
    GA28
 
Howard, Richard Austin, ca. 1824-1866
    Montezuma Society Membership Certificate, 1859; 1 folder (1 item)
    The Montezuma Society was composed of U.S. Army and Navy officers who participated in the Mexican War. After attending the U.S. Military Academy, 1840-1844, Richard Howard immigrated to Texas where he was an explorer, real estate agent, scout, soldier, and surveyor. He was mustered into federal service in June 1846 and discharged later that year.
    Vellum certificate with affixed seal. The certificate was awarded to Richard Austin Howard, September 14, 1859. The president of the society, R. Patterson, and the secretary, W. Lovell, signed the certificate.
    Purchase, 1991.
    GO33/1
 
Howe, C. E.
    "Views in Mexico," 1848, ca. 1995; 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
    Sketchbook (original and a facsimile), typescript, and negatives. The sketches depict scenes in Mexico and of the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Two pages are tipped in the sketchbook. One describes what is happening in sketch 23; the other is a list of "American Battles and Victories in Mexico, May 1846-October 1847." Accompanying the sketchbook is a critical analysis by Ben Huseman in which he suggests that the views were copied from the New York Herald. Photocopies of sketches from the Herald, 1846-1848, accompany Huseman’s text. Gift, 1995, 2000.
    Note: the original is fragile; please use facsimile.
    Gift, 1995, 2000.
    OS354
Hoxey, Asa, 1800-1863
    Family Collection, 1788-1930, bulk 1820-1862; 5 folders (33 items)
    Asa Hoxey was a physician who moved his family to Washington County, Texas, in 1832. He represented the county at the Consultation in 1835, served on the General Council, and was appointed medical censor of the Republic of Texas by Sam Houston.
    Correspondence, certificates, medical school documents, passport, land survey notes, Republic of Texas currency, poems, article, receipt, and memorabilia. Includes marriage certificate of Hoxey’s daughter, Sarah Ann, to Franklin H. Hubert, and funeral notice of Mrs. Hoxey, as well as an article about the Hoxey family and their home in Independence, Texas. The collection includes correspondence from Sam Houston and Mirabeau B. Lamar. A letter from Patrick Henry to his daughter, Betsey, June 11, 1788, was acquired with the collection.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA19
 
Hoyt, Robert L., 1901-1986
    Papers, 1909-1980, bulk 1965-1980; 1 box (.4 linear ft.)
    Robert L. Hoyt, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, was a businessman whose career was devoted to travel and transportation. Hoyt spent twenty-nine years as a general passenger agent for the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. In 1952, he and his wife, Elta Faye, founded Hoyt Tour and Travel Services of Fort Worth, also known as Hoyt Travel Agency, Inc. His wife managed the agency until 1956, when Hoyt decided to leave the railroad and join her in actively running it. He was honored by Gov. Preston Smith in 1971 for his contribution to tourism promotion in Texas. Hoyt developed the first package tours of Fort Worth and Texas.
    Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, booklets, an autobiography, and a proposal on Texas constitutional amendments. The correspondence is entirely between Hoyt and prominent state and federal government officials, 1965-1975. The subject of the letters vary with the political concerns of the day such as: campaign contributions, gun control, income tax reform, policing government agencies, railroad work stoppage, riots, the Vietnam War, and welfare scandals. Some of the letters are personal. The bulk of the correspondence is with Congressman Jim Wright, U.S. Senators John Tower and Lloyd Bentsen, and government officials with a Texas connection. Correspondents also include President Richard Nixon, Governor John Connally, Mayor Tom Vandergriff, State Senator Betty Andujar, and U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough among others.
    Also included is a typescript autobiography, "Son of a Carpetbagger, 1901-1972;" newspaper clippings featuring Hoyt, 1966-1980; as well as personal items, 1909-1914.
    Gift, 1997.
    97-20
 
Hoyt, Robert L., 1901-1986
    Papers, 1911-1982, bulk 1926-1975; 3 boxes, 1 rolled item (1.25 linear ft.)
    Robert L. Hoyt was a Fort Worth, Texas, businessman. See above sketch.
    Correspondence, legal and financial documents, photographs, certificates, biographical information, printed material, memorabilia, and blue prints. The Robert L. Hoyt papers include personal and family papers as well as business records of the Hoyt Travel Agency. Personal correspondence from Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hunter of London, England, 1931-1948, includes a letter and a clipping that describe World War II devastation from "flying bombs." Photographs of Hoyt range from fourth grade up to 1976. Records of the Hoyt Travel Agency include incorporation and dissolution papers, stock certificates, a charter, correspondence, and financial and legal documents. Newspaper clippings and printed items relate to Hoyt’s personal interests. Biographical information includes obituaries of family members, handwritten autobiographical notes, and a story about Hoyt, which appeared in the Hood County News, and other clippings about Hoyt’s career. The blue prints are for the home which Hoyt and his first wife, Alma, built in Arlington, Texas, at 501 S. Davis Drive.
    Gift, 1999, 2001.
    99-13
Hoyt, Robert L. (Bob), 1901-1986
    Papers, 1943-1983;1 box (.4 linear ft.)
    Robert L. Hoyt, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, was a businessman whose career was devoted to travel and transportation. Hoyt spent twenty-nine years as a general passenger agent for the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. In 1952, he and his wife, Elta Faye, founded Hoyt Tour and Travel Services of Fort Worth, also known as Hoyt Travel Agency, Inc. His wife managed the agency until 1956, when Hoyt decided to leave the railroad and join her in actively running it. He was honored by Gov. Preston Smith in 1971 for his contribution to tourism promotion in Texas. Hoyt developed the first package tours of Fort Worth and Texas.
    Photographs, letters, postcards, legal documents, new releases, and clippings. The bulk of this addition to the Hoyt Papers are photographs of the activities of the Hoyt Tour and Travel Services, showing the travel office and employees, publicity and advertising scenes, group tours, banquets, meetings, portraits of individuals, and stock photographs from airlines and cruise companies. There are some photographs of Fort Worth & Denver Railway employees in the 1940s and a few personal photographs. Legal documents concern the sale of the agency in the mid-1970s to Dan Dipert's    Travel Service of Arlington.
    Gift, 2001.
    2001-24
 
Hunter, Margaret L.
    "Conquering the West," 1938; 1 box (186 p.)
    Margaret Hunter was a pioneer in nineteenth century Nebraska who wrote her reminiscences after retirement in California.
    Correspondence and typescript. The text describes Hunter’s travels with cattle drives in Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas, but primarily her life with rancher husband, David Hunter, on the Nebraska plains, 1876-1900. It includes a description of the part that irrigation played in the region, the coming of the grangers, and visits to Fort Worth and Thurber, Texas. Letters and a note to Jenkins Garrett, 1970 and 1983, concern the possibility of publishing the manuscript.
    Gift, 1983.
    AR321
 
Hussey, Nevada Kennedy, ca. 1895-1986
    Papers, 1898-1948; 4 folders (.08 linear ft.)
    Nevada Kennedy came to Texas from St. Louis, Missouri, ca. 1915, and married Earl Leroy Hussey. They had one son, Quinton Alva Hussey.
    Photographs, certificates, and newspaper clippings. Significant images of the North Texas area include: the Lake Erie area of Handley, 1915; C. H. Wright’s Garage, 1927; Beauchamp Welding and Repair Shop; and the Willard Service Station, all located in Fort Worth. Photographs of Arlington include Fagan’s Barbershop, 1898, the social gathering place for the men of the community. Also included is a photograph of a Curtiss Jenny biplane, ca. 1917. Certificates and newspaper clippings document Quinton Alva Hussey as a young adult and include a diploma from North Side High School, Fort Worth, 1941; and a membership certificate in a Methodist church in Fort Worth, 1948.
    Fielder Museum transfer, 1991.
    GA224

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Irion Family
    Papers, 1825-1929, bulk 1825-1873; 2 boxes (.83 linear ft.)
    Robert A. Irion was a physician, a senator in the First Congress of the Republic of Texas, and the Secretary of State for the Republic, 1837-1838. Anna W. Raguet married Dr. Irion in Nacogdoches in 1840.
    Correspondence, legal and financial documents, medical documents, photographs, broadsides, notes, certificates, and printed items. The Irion Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence of Robert A. Irion and Anna Raguet Irion. Included is personal correspondence between Sam Houston and Anna Irion before her marriage, 1835-1840; official correspondence between Irion and officers of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1840; and correspondence between various members of the Irion and Raguet families. Also included are medical school lecture notes, professional correspondence, and prescriptions written by Dr. Irion. The papers reflect on political, social, military, and diplomatic matters during the Republic of Texas and in the early period of Texas statehood. Correspondents include James Pinckney Henderson, Thomas J. Rusk, Henry W. Raguet, Charles S. Taylor, and others.
    Photocopies and transcriptions of the letters between Sam Houston and Anna Raguet are available in six notebooks and one manuscript box (91-41 and 95-17). Select letters of Sam Houston and Anna Raguet were published in 1975 in: Ever Thine Truly: Love Letters from Sam Houston to Anna Raguet.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA1-2, 91-41, 95-17
 

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James Bowie High School, Arlington, Texas
    Scrapbook, 1996-1997; 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
    Scrapbook compiled by the James Bowie High School Parent Teacher Association for the school year 1996-1997.
Photographs, programs, and memorabilia. Includes a photograph of the first graduation class.
    Fielder Museum transfer, 1996.
    OSB329
 
Jarrell, Irvin W. Jr., d. 1990
    Collection, ca. 1853-1971; 12 folders (.17 linear ft.)
    Irvin W. Jarrell, Jr., was a Fort Worth, Texas, merchant and graduate of Southern Methodist University. He was the grandson of L. B. Davis, attorney of Cleburne, Texas.
    Correspondence, legal documents, regimental histories, newspaper clippings, and a photograph. The collection consists of three series: the L. B. Davis Papers, 1853-1903; the Joe Pyle Papers, 1948-1971; and the U.S. Army, 359th Infantry, Texas Brigade materials, ca. 1916-1936. The papers of L. B. Davis include legal instruments and correspondence relating primarily to Bosque, Grimes, Hood, and Johnson counties. Included are documents regarding the Jacob De Cordova estate, an 1859 land patent signed by Gov. H. R. Runnels, an 1871 transfer of title concerning Frio County properties in Samuel Maverick’s estate, other land instruments, wills, and assorted documents. The Joe Pyle Papers, state representative from Fort Worth, Texas, contain correspondence on the 1954 legislative action to mark the anniversary of Texas, Our Texas as the state song, and includes a letter from the composer, William J. Marsh; letters regarding a Texas legislative resolution concerning the Soviet Union; and two issues of Soviet newspapers reporting the legislation, with English translations, 1955. Materials pertaining to the 359th Infantry, Texas Brigade, include A Short History and Photographic Record of the 359th Infantry, Texas Brigade; an unpublished history of Company C, 359th Infantry, 90th Division by Edward M. Gilley; a photograph of soldiers in the mess hall at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, ca. 1916; and a program from the annual banquet at the 90th Division reunion, 1936.
    Gift, 1987.
    GA28, GO20
 
Jary, William E., ca. 1912-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, History Collection, 1918-1988; 30 boxes (30 linear ft.)
    William Jary was an advertising and public relations executive, historian, and promoter of Fort Worth, Texas. He was the editor, illustrator, and co-author of Camp Bowie, Fort Worth: An Illustrated History of the 36th Division in the First World War. He edited T-Patcher and Fighting 36th for the U.S. Army’s 36th Division during World War II, and was a feature writer for the "In Old Fort Worth" column published in the Fort Worth News-Tribune.
    Correspondence, scrapbook, photographs, maps, posters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and assorted printed materials. The materials, which reflect the history of Fort Worth and its role in the history of Texas and the Southwest, were collected by William Jary during his professional career. Featured topics include: aviation, business and economics, Camp Bowie, homes and buildings, families, cultural events, parks, medical schools, and events in early Fort Worth, particularly frontier and Victorian life. The collection also contains data about prominent individuals; oil and water resources; the Frontier Centennial of 1936; and stage productions created by Billy Rose for the original Casa Manana that featured Sally Rand. The centennial series contains newspapers, photographs, programs, tickets, and posters from Casa Manana productions, ca. 1960s-1980s.
    Purchase, 1989.
    89-4
 
Jefferson, B. C. (Bradley Carter), 1894-1964
    Fair Havens Manuscript; 2 folders (.25 linear ft.)
    Bradley C. Jefferson was an editorial writer and part owner of the Daily Times Herald in Dallas, Texas.
    Typescript and galley proof sheets for the novel, Fair Havens, by Bradley Carter Jefferson. Fair Havens describes life in Texas from the post Civil War period into the 1930s.
    Gift, 1974.
    GA218, OS185
 
Jenkins, Jay, 1911-1973
    Papers, 1962-1972; 3 boxes (2.7 linear ft.)
    Jay Jenkins was an author, artist, collector, and trader of barbed wire. He produced what many consider to be the authoritative work on barbed wire.
    Correspondence, minutes, research notes, clippings, art work, yearbooks, programs, certificates, video recording, printing plates, newsletters, and periodicals. Materials relate to the production of Jenkins’ book, Old West Barb Wire and Fence Tool Handbook. Includes correspondence and printed materials of the Texas Barbed Wire Collectors Association.
    Gift, 1982.
    82-41; 88-30
 
Johnson, Albert S.
    Diaries, 1917-1919; 2 items (ca. 300 p.)
    A 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Company C of the 345th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I; a resident of Corsicana and Austin, Texas.
    Two diaries dated August 29, 1917-November 11, 1918, and November 12, 1918-August 12, 1919. A photo, one clipping, and three receipts are included in the diaries. Lt. Johnson describes his experiences during the two years he served in the U.S. Army, beginning with his departure for duty in San Antonio up through his discharge two years later and shortly thereafter. He describes training camp, fellow soldiers, details of combat, and service in Europe after the war. Included is an itinerary of his battalion's movements with dates and a list of the casualties in his unit.
    Restrictions: Bindings are stiff and fragile; use a book cradle to read diaries; no photocopies allowed.
    Purchase, 1995.
    GA131
 
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
    Collection, 1828-1958, bulk 1828-1861; 14 folders (89 items)
    Albert Sidney Johnston was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1826. He served as an officer in the United States Army, the Texas Army, and the Confederate Army. He also served as Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. He was colonel of the First Texas Rifle Volunteers during the Mexican War. Johnston was killed in 1862 at the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee while in command of the Western Department of the Confederate Army.
    Correspondence, financial documents, military records, engravings, photographs, poem, and printed materials. Primarily military records that Johnston produced as Secretary of War, 1836-1840, and as an officer in the United States Army related to his duties as paymaster, quartermaster, and commander of Fort Mason, Texas, 1828, 1842-1861. Includes a manuscript book of general orders recorded during the Mexican War, a letter from David G. Burnett to Johnston’s family, 1863, and a letter which describes the scene at Johnston’s death by George W. Baylor, 1889. There are also several published articles about Johnston and the battle of Shiloh, as well as an epitaph poem.
    Gift, 1974.
    Finding aid available.
    GA18
 
Jones, Walter and Alyce E.
    Legal Papers, 1939; 1 folder (9 items)
    Walter Jones and his wife, Alyce Elizabeth Jones, were residents of Fort Worth, Texas.
    Letter and legal documents, April 22-May 20, 1939. The papers concern the purchase, mortgage, and improvement of property in the Sunset Gardens Addition, Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas, Lot No. 10, Block No. 9. The legal papers are deeds, vendor’s lien notes, mechanic’s contracts, and a letter of agreement to borrow money to pay the purchase and improvement costs. The property was purchased from Harry C. Trentman.
    Gift, 1998.
    GA17
 
Jones, William Edmonson, d. 1864
    Papers, ca. 1847-1867; 1 folder (29 items)
    William Edmonson Jones graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1844. He was brevetted to 2nd lieutenant in the mounted rifles in July 1848 during the Mexican War. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Jones was killed in action at Mount Crawford, Virginia.
    Military reports. The papers of Lt. William Edmonson Jones, include military reports from Fort Ewell and Fort Merrill, Texas; Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Oregon Territory; and other military installations. The reports primarily concern U.S. Army supply and ordnance orders. An eyewitness report of a theft from the supply store at Fort Merrill and a draft of recommendations to change the process for the selection of U.S. Military Academy cadets is included.
    Purchase, 1989.
    GA28
 
Joyner, Arista, 1911-1989
    Papers, 1844-1982, bulk 1971-1982; 5 folders (.16 linear ft.)
    Arista Joyner was an Arlington, Texas, artist, teacher, journalist, and author. She wrote Arlington, Texas, Birthplace of the Metroplex.
    Correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, and ephemera. The correspondence, with various Texas officials, concerns the placement of a historical marker at Marrow Bone Spring in Arlington, and includes photocopies of early correspondence identifying the site. Most of the collection consists of Joyner’s notes for Arlington, Texas, Birthplace of the Metroplex, and revisions for the second edition. Included is a portion of the William Thatcher Baker family history, which describes the family of early Dallas settler, James Jackson Beeman, and a 1976 Historical Tour of Arlington, Texas, compiled by Joyner.
    Fielder Museum Transfer, 1991.
    GA150
 
Joyner, Arista
    Papers, 1836-1986, bulk 1953-1983; 6 boxes (2.4 linear ft.)
    Arista Joyner was an artist, teacher, historian, journalist, and poet. She was an instructor at North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington, Texas, during the late 1930s; set up the art departments and taught at Arlington High School and Tarrant County Junior College; was woman’s editor for the Arlington Journal; author of Arlington, Texas Birthplace of the Metroplex, 1838-1910; and active in community service.
    Correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, sketches, photographs, oral histories, booklets, newsletters, brochures, articles, research notes, biographies, genealogies, and photocopies of historical documents and manuscripts. These papers are primarily composed of research files collected in preparation for Joyner’s column and book about Arlington. It also includes correspondence files regarding her publications and correspondence with the Arlington Historical Society, the Arlington Bicentennial/Centennial Committee, the Tarrant County Historical Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission. Much of her research involved her goal to get an historical marker placed at the original site of Marrow Bone Spring in Arlington.
    Gift, 1987.
    Finding aid available.
    GA145-GA149

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Kahle, Keith H., 1909-1997
    Papers, 1902-1992; 234 boxes (97 linear ft.)
    Keith H. Kahle was an aviation pioneer, engineer, journalist, and founder of the Oklahoma City Flying School and Central Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas. Central Airlines served more than one million passengers in six southwestern states from the 1940s to the 1960s, and was the first commercial airline to fly out of Meacham Field. In 1967, Central Airlines merged with Frontier Airlines and Kahle joined LTV Aerospace Corp. of Dallas. He also published his own aviation magazine, Taxi Strip, and wrote columns for the Oklahoma City News and the Daily Oklahoman. As an advocate for the airline industry, Kahle worked with the Civil Aeronautics Board, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, and in 1982, was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation Hall of Fame. He was also an active supporter of the Democratic Party and the University of Oklahoma athletic program.
    Correspondence, journals, newspaper clippings, reports, minutes, photographic materials, family history and biographical materials, scrapbook, motion picture film, printed materials, and memorabilia. The Keith H. Kahle Papers reflect the life and career of an aviation pioneer through his personal and business records. The journals, 1956-1992, include notations of Kahle’s daily activities as well as contain correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia. They offer insights into the daily life of a business executive in the later half of the twentieth century. Business records include Kahle’s early work for Ozark Airlines, records of Keith Kahle Aviation, and Central Airlines. The Central Airlines records document the history of one of the nation’s earliest commercial airlines. There are extensive files of Kahle’s business activities after leaving Central Airlines until his retirement. They include materials from his employment with the Vought Division of LTV, his corporation, New Ideas, Inc., his attempt to create ABC Airlines, and his involvement in the founding and work with the National Bank of Texas.
    Biographical materials include resumes and information about Kahle, as well as biographies of several family members and a genealogy of the Kahle family, 1734-1959. Democratic Party politics in Fort Worth and Texas are covered extensively and correspondence and memorabilia relate to Kahle’s passion for University of Oklahoma football. Photographs span his childhood, youth, and family and include aviation celebrities; Central Airlines planes and personnel; the XC-142a Tiltwing aircraft produced by Vought/ElectroCom as well as celebrity visits to these corporations; Democratic Party politicians including presidents, governors, and senators; and Oklahoma football players and coaches. Issues of Taxi Strip, the magazine he founded, and Take Off, a newspaper he edited, 1942-1944, are included.
    Gift, 1993.
    Finding aid available.
    AR384
 
Kahle, Keith H., 1909-1997
    Papers, 1933-1992, bulk 1960-1989; 3 boxes (2.13 linear ft.)
    Keith H. Kahle was an aviation pioneer, engineer, journalist, and founder of the Oklahoma City Flying School and Central Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas. Central Airlines served over one million passengers in six southwestern states from the 1940s to the 1960s, and was the first commercial airline to fly out of Meacham Field. In 1967, Central Airlines merged with Frontier Airlines and Kahle joined LTV Aerospace Corp. of Dallas. He also published his own aviation magazine, Taxi Strip, and wrote columns for the Oklahoma City News and the Daily Oklahoman. As an advocate for the airline industry, Kahle worked with the Civil Aeronautics Board, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, and in 1982, was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation Hall of Fame. He was also an active supporter of the Democratic Party and the University of Oklahoma athletic program.
    Journals, correspondence, photographs, certificates, financial documents, reports, political buttons and bumper stickers, newspaper, newspaper clippings, cartoon, newsletters, brochures, and memorabilia. These are the personal and business papers of Keith Kahle which supplement his papers in collection AR384. This addition consists primarily of journals, 1971 and 1986, in which he records daily activities, correspondence, clippings, reports, and financial documents. There is one file of correspondence, 1987, and a 1967 file related to stock bought and sold. The remaining items are personal and include a student pilot certificate, 1947; various award and membership certificates, 1961-1987; photographs and snapshots of local and national political figures, local events, and Central Airlines, 1933-1992; and political buttons and bumper stickers, 1960s-1970s.
    Gift, 1998.
    Inventory available.
    98-24
 
Kendall Family
    Papers, 1789-1949, bulk, 1846-1946; 34 boxes (17 linear ft.)
    George Wilkins Kendall was a journalist, author, and rancher. In 1837, with Francis Asbury Lumsden, he founded the New Orleans Picayune. He is credited with being the first foreign war correspondent for his coverage of the Mexican War in 1846. Kendall purchased a sheep ranch in present-day Kendall County in 1857, which he operated with his family until his death in 1867. Kendall was married in 1849 to Adeline de Valcourt. Their children were: Georgina Kendall Fellowes; George William Kendall; Henry Fletcher Kendall, a West Point graduate; and Caroline Louise Kendall.
    Correspondence, diaries, photographs, genealogies, newspaper clippings, biographies, books, periodicals, and artifacts. The papers of George Wilkins Kendall, his wife, Adeline de Valcourt Kendall, and their descendants relate primarily to Kendall's newspaper business, the operation of the family ranches, and the maintenance of the Boerne Cemetery. The papers document, in particular, life on a nineteenth century Texas sheep ranch and the zeal of his daughter to protect the memory of her father. Family correspondence describes army life in the 1890s, 1900s, and during World War II. Photographs depict the ranches and family members. Also included is the correspondence of Kendall's daughter, Georgina de Valcourt Kendall Fellowes, with writers involved in preserving a record of Kendall's life. Fayette Copeland, who wrote a biography of Kendall, is one of many authors with whom she corresponded. Her correspondence with Copeland provides details of George W. Kendall’s life. Papers of the following family members are also included: Adeline de Valcourt Kendall, Henry Fletcher Kendall, Caroline Kendall, George William Kendall, Eugene Fellowes, Kendall Fellowes, Adolph de Valcourt, and Nathan Kendall.
    Purchase, 1990.
    Finding aid available.
    AR376
 
Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins), 1809-1867
    Manuscripts, ca.1846-1867; 1 box (.4 linear ft.)
    George Wilkins Kendall was a journalist, author, and rancher. In 1837, with Francis Asbury Lumsden, he founded the New Orleans Picayune. He is credited with being the first foreign war correspondent for his coverage of the Mexican War in 1846. Kendall purchased a sheep ranch in present-day Kendall County in 1857, which he operated with his family until his death in 1867.
    Manuscripts, proof sheets, and speech, ca. 1846-1867. The collection consists primarily of Kendall's handwritten, unpublished manuscript "The War between the United States and Mexico." Completed by Kendall in September 1867, it was intended to be a history for schools and libraries. Also included is another unpublished handwritten manuscript, "Valley of Mexico, Scott's Operations;" proof sheets with Kendall's annotations of The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, published in 1851; and an undated speech written by U.S. Army Major J. O'Riley during the Mexican War.
    Transfer, 1996.
    GA238; GO1/8
 
Kendro, Kevin
    "A Cartographic History of the City of Irving, [Texas]," 1997; 4 folders (.08 linear ft.)
    Kevin Kendro was a history graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington at the time of the creation of the collection.
    Term paper, maps, and documents. The materials were compiled for a graduate course in the history of cartography (History 5350). They illustrate the development of the city of Irving, Texas. The term paper is accompanied by 16 photocopied maps, one blue line map, and photocopies of six documents. The maps span a range of dates from 1881 to 1996, while the documents are from the years 1881 to 1904.
    Gift, 1997.
    GA10
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    Assassination Collection, 1963-1988, bulk 1963-1967; 5 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
    John F. Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.
Newspapers and periodicals. Includes Texas and national newspapers and periodicals on the subject of the Kennedy assassination as well as anniversary issues of the event and the aftermath, including Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination and Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration.
    Gift, 1975, 1988, 1996.
    Finding aid available.
    AR188; OS117 A-E
 
Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849
    Letter to wife in Jefferson County, New York, from Perote, Mexico, May 2, 1847; 1 folder (4 p.)
    Colonel Kirby participated in the battles of Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec during the Mexican War.
The letter discusses political unrest in Mexico, American plans for the Mexican campaign, General Zachary Taylor, and family matters.
    Purchase, 1987.
    GA28
 
Kirby, Helen Marr, 1837-1921
    Tributes from Old Friends, 1884-1919; bulk 1912-1920; 1 box (1 volume, [6], 317 leaves)
    Helen M. Kirby was the first Dean of Women at the University of Texas, 1884-1919.
Letters, clippings, photographs, poems, and drawings bound in a leather covered volume. Includes four loose letters and one poem, not part of the original volume, 1912-1920. The volume contains manuscript and typescript tributes written in May and June of 1919 from ex-students. It was presented to Kirby upon her retirement. The letters are packed with stories of life during the early history of the university and describe the profound influence Kirby had on their lives. The writers are men and women from varied walks of life. The volume includes class photos, a clipping about Kirby from the Austin American, a biographical essay/tribute, and articles from the Alcalde about Kirby and her work as Dean of Women.
    Restrictions: Tight binding, use a book cradle while reading; no photocopies allowed. Purchase, 1995.
    AR379; OS190
 
Knights of Pythias
    First Mortgage Bond, 1881; 1 folder (1 item)
    Bond number 168, for $20.00 issued August 1, 1881, by the Queen City and Red Cross Lodges, Fort Worth, Texas. Trustees, S. M. Fry, J. J. Massie, I. D. Reed, F. R. Gause, J. L. Cooper, and R. E. Beckham signed the bond. It reached maturity on August 1, 1891. Attached to the bond are coupons valued at $1.20 in semi-annual interest.
    Gift, 1990.
    GO4
 
Ku Klux Klan
    Collection, 1916-1925; 1 folder (18 items)
    The second Ku Klux Klan society was founded in 1915 by William J. Simmons.
Letters, 1923; constitution, 1921; the Kloran (meeting procedures), 1916; memo book; medal, ca. 1924; membership cards and receipt, 1921-1925. Letters are to Z. E. Marvin, Dallas, Texas, from clan leaders in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, regarding the newly established Empire Mutual Life Insurance Company, which was established to offer life insurance only to klansmen. Membership cards and a receipt were issued to S. O. Scoggins.
    Purchase, 1987.
    GA29

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