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Mattie Cooper Harlin Collection

Identifier: MS 120

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a photo of Add Ran College at Thorp Springs, Texas. Of particular interest is her diary from 1890 as a student and an autograph book from 1885. There is also a program from Add-Ran College, a receipt for a Cotton Bowl ticket, a Fort Worth Press news clipping, and a poem, signed by ‘Lela.’


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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to TCU.

Biographical / Historical

Mattie Cooper attended Add Ran College, circa 1890. She married John Harlin in Gordon, Texas. Together they ran Harlin’s Store in Gordon from 1922 until the store was sold in 1973 by son, John Boyd Harlin. He donated Mattie’s keepsakes to TCU in 1985.


1.00 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject.

Physical Location

Vault DB 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mattie Cooper Harlin's son, John Boyd Harlin, in 1985.

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  • Texas Christian University -- Students Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Women college students -- Texas -- Fort Worth Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Guide to the Mattie Cooper Harlin Collection
Lisa Pena
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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
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