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Melvin Diggs Papers

Identifier: MS184

Content Description

Photo albums, clippings about TCU football and other topics, correspondence, plaques and certificates related to the life and career of Melvin Diggs, a TCU football player who went on to become an attorney.


  • Creation: 1931-1990


Conditions Governing Use

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Melvin Diggs was born in 1914 in Fannin County and attended Weslaco High School. Diggs played football at TCU, where he graduated in 1936. Diggs earned a law degree from Georgetown Law School and passed the bar in 1944. He received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, the highest award of the Department of Justice in December 1968 in recognition of his outstanding service as the court-appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas. He died in 1997 in Fort Worth. His daughter Susan Diggs White graduated in 1992 from TCU.


1.0 Linear feet

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Physical Location

Vault - FD5

Condition Description

Photos, letters, and clippings are in magnetic albums. Will need to be removed carefully.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
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