|Special Collections Division
the University of Texas
at Arlington Libraries
Vol. XV II* No. 2 * Fall 2003
For several years Shirley Rodnitzky, a former archivist for Special Collections who is now retired, wrote a column for The Compass Rose titled "Seek and Ye Shall Find an Aid." The column focused on the archival and manuscript collections that have recently been processed by library staff and university graduate students. These collections are open for research and have completed finding aids available.
If the following collections will facilitate your research project, then please request the finding aid by name and collection number when you visit the library. Also, the finding aids will soon be available on the Special Collections website. See http://libraries.uta.edu/SpecColl/
The collections that have recently been processed are:
Clyde Walton Hill Papers
(AR 436), 2.5 boxes, 2 artifacts (l linear ft.)
Clyde Walton Hill was born on November 17, 1883, in Austin, Texas, to Robert and Kate Hill. He attended several public schools in Austin followed by the University of Texas (B.A., 1906, LL.B., 1913) and Harvard University, where he did drama and composition work. From there he returned to the University of Texas and taught from 1908 to 1912, then moved to Dallas and opened a law practice in 1915. He also engaged in real estate, but ultimately returned to teaching. He married Louise Oram on May 23, 1917. He was a founding member of the Poetry Society of Texas, serving as treasurer from 1921 to 1932, and published at least three books of poetry and prose and contributed to leading magazines. He was highly regarded in his native Texas and the nation. Hill died on February 4, 1932, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas.
Correspondence, photographs, published works, and artifacts, 1901-1939 (bulk 1908-1911). The majority of the collection consists of personal correspondence of Clyde Walton Hill with his family and friends, particularly his mother, with the bulk of the correspondence dating 1908-1911. Also included in the collection are family photos, his published works and several artifacts, including an art box and oil painting.
Cosette Faust Newton Papers
(AR 435), 1 box, 40 placards (.4 linear ft.)
Cosette Faust was born on July 23, 1889, in the town of Kemp, Texas. She married Frank H. Newton in 1918. She attended various educational institutions in the United States and Europe, earning many honors and a dozen professional and academic degrees. Newton was known internationally as a speaker, writer and traveler, having lectured on literary, artistic, and travel subjects before many groups in the United States, the Orient, and Europe. Her writings appeared in magazines and several published books. She was a Professor of English and Dean of Women at Southern Methodist University. Newton ultimately wrote at least thirteen books of poetry and prose and amassed a sizeable collection of Asian artifacts, costumes and dolls. Additionally, as an extension of the museum that Newton and her husband operated out of their home, they also opened a John F. Kennedy memorial museum in Dallas after his assassination.
Legal papers, information on the S. S. Miramar Museum, and published works, 1939-1967 (bulk 1961-1966), n.d. The collection consists primarily of legal papers concerning the legal case of the Newtons’ against the city of Highland Park. Also included are forty large oversized placards, Cosette Faust Newton’s published works, museum fliers and Dallas area cultural fliers.
For more information about these or other manuscript collections, please contact:
Brenda S. McClurkin
Manuscript Archivist, Special Collections
Arlington, Texas 76019-0497
(817) 272-7512 (voice)
(817) 272-3360 (fax)
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