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Texas Christian University -- History

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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Colby Dixon Hall and Beatrice Tomlinson Hall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 190
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence documents two years in the courtship of Colby Hall and Beatrice Tomlinson, who married in August of 1909. During that time, Beatrice was an undergraduate at TCU in Waco and Colby served as Educational Secretary at TCU. In this role, Hall traveled throughout Texas to promote TCU among Disciples of Christ congregations. The letters between the couple are affectionate, and describe their daily lives while apart. The collection also includes letters to Colby and...

Edwin Lee Stiles papers, 1836-2000 (inclusive), 1900-2000 (bulk).

 Collection
Identifier: MS 102
Overview

The papers document the lives and careers of various members of the Clark family.  The papers in the first two boxes consist of materials related to the history of TCU, including letters, reminiscences, photographs, programs, and news clippings.  The papers also include genealogical research and other general material.

Jarvis-Van Zandt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 4
Description of the Papers The Jarvis – Van Zandt Family papers include legal documents, land titles, photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings, genealogy notes, and ephemera covering a period of more than one hundred seventy years. Letters, diaries, and reminiscences written in the 19th and 20th centuries found in the papers offer insights on the life of Texas pioneers. Other materials, such as business, tax, and real estate records shed light on some aspects of Fort Worth’s economic history. The...

Jerome A. Moore papers, 1882-1974 (inclusive), 1952-1973 (bulk).

 Collection
Identifier: MS 7
Overview

The papers include research material for Moore's book, TexasChristian University: a hundred years of history as well as correspondence, class materials, and other documents related to his time as a professor at Texas Woman's University and an administrator at TCU.

Joseph Lynn Clark Papers

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Identifier: 156
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, financial records, pamphlets, teaching materials, sermons, photographs, and artifacts document the life and work of Joseph Lynn Clark and the Clark family from 1751-1969.  The first series, Race Relations, 1910-1967, contains correspondence related to the Texas Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Other material in the series includes pamphlets, book reviews, manuscripts, and assorted correspondence.  The second and largest series, Clark Family...

Mary Elizabeth Waits Scott Williams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 147
Scope and Contents Photographs, clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, writings, legal documents, and other material document the life of Mary Elizabeth Waits Scott Williams, daughter of TCU president E. M. Waits. The collection is divided into four series. The first series includes Mary Beth’s biography, clippings, ephemera, photographs, scrapbook, and writings, including her school reports and papers, as well as speeches and writings. The second series includes material related to the death of her first husband,...

Mattie Cooper Harlin Collection

 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.’

Records of Denton Ray Lindley, vice president of Texas Christian University

 Collection
Identifier: RU 7
Overview

The records include general correspondence and administrative documents related to personnel and other managerial functions of the offices of vice president, executive vice president, and president.

Records of Edward McShane Waits, 1906-1950 (inclusive), 1925-1940 (bulk).

 Collection
Identifier: RU 11
Collection Scope and Content Summary The papers document the life and career of Edward McShane Waits as President of TCU.  The papers in Series I contain information related to his personal life and career as a minister and a university administrator, as well as his active involvement in the local community.  The administrative material in Series II covers all aspects of his administrative duties at TCU, including student life, academic departments, Brite Divinity School, alumni, and the Board of Trustees.  Other components of...