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Remember the Ladies… Adlene Harrison 1923-2022

Scrapbook page: Our Wonder Woman
Scrapbook page: Our Wonder Woman

Remember the Ladies…

Adlene Harrison

1923-2022

On Saturday, February 19th, 2022, Dallas lost a leading lady. Adlene Harrison, the first woman mayor of Dallas, Texas passed away at the age of 98. Harrison was a member of the Dallas City Council from 1973 to 1977. She was the city’s mayor pro tem when she was appointed acting mayor in 1976 to complete the term of Wes Wise, who resigned to run for Congress. The appointment made her the first Jewish woman to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city.

Clipping: "New Leadership Role, April 10, 1975
Clipping: “New Leadership Role, April 10, 1975

 

 

While on the city council, Harrison co-sponsored an ordinance to establish a city environmental committee and supported a strict air pollution ordinance. In addition, she was a member of the National League of Cities’ Steering Committee for Environmental Quality. As mayor, she continued her work for the environment, as well as encouraging legislation for historic preservation in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental News, September 6, 1977
Environmental News, September 6, 1977

 

 

 

Harrison’s passion laid in environmental issues, developing Dallas’ mass transit and in women’s reproductive-rights. Harrison was appointed an Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator in 1977, responsible for directing the EPA’s anti-pollution efforts in five states. She held this position until 1981, when she became chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority Board.

 

 

 

 

Letter from Sarah Weddington, September 21, 1978
Letter from Sarah Weddington, September 21, 1978

 

Harrison’s other civic involvements have included work on the boards of the Women’s Museum, the Women’s Center of Dallas, the Dallas Jewish Coalition, the Metropolitan YWCA and the Dallas Arboretum.

The Adlene Harrison papers held in the Archives of Women of the Southwest comprise scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, speeches and remarks, and ephemera. These materials document her career and contributions to the city of Dallas, as well as to larger environmental issues.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing these materials. The DeGolyer Library awards the Ruth P. Morgan grants to encourage work in women’s history or political history.

The DeGolyer continues to expand our digitization efforts, adding new content weekly. We have thousands of items digitized and searchable in our digital collections. Be sure to browse our holdings to find more letters, photographs, manuscripts, imprints, art, and audio/video.

Editorial Cartoon, Mayor Adlene
Editorial Cartoon, Mayor Adlene
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In Process, Natalie Ornish papers

Natalie Ornish, Associated Press, Omaha, 1945
Natalie Ornish, Associated Press, Omaha, 1945

New Year, new processing project for the Archives of Women of the Southwest. Archival processing is a crucial element of collections care; it’s how we begin to know what materials are included in a collection, how we ensure preservation, and the first step in making our collections available to the public.

This year I am kicking off with the papers of Natalie Ornish. During a research appointment last fall, it became apparent that I did not know as much about Mrs. Ornish or her work as I would need to in order to assist patrons with accessing her materials. With only a brief catalog record available I set out to understand her life and career. I took a deep dive into the unprocessed boxes in order to put together a more descriptive and accessible record of her papers.

Natalie Ornish was a Jewish Texas businesswoman, philanthropist and historian. Ornish did years of research to uncover the history of Jews in Texas and published several texts on the subject. Daughter of George Israel and Bess Moskowitz, Natalie Gene Ornish was born on February 14, 1926 in Galveston, Texas. She was 14 when she graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, 17 when she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Sam Houston State Teachers College, now Sam Houston State University. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., the youngest person at the time to receive a graduate degree from Northwestern.

Bookstop Marquee
Bookstop Marquee

She was an editor for The Associated Press in Omaha, Neb., before returning to Galveston, where she worked in public relations. In 1949 she married Dallas dentist, Dr. Edwin P. Ornish. Following her stint in PR, Ornish founded Dallas Records and Natwin Creative Productions. As she raised her family, Ornish worked on an array of projects, beginning with lyrics for two long-playing records, Songs for Suburban Children, released in 1957, and The Ages of Childhood, in 1966. She also wrote a musical, Just Twelve, about the angst of being a preteen, which was produced at Dallas’ Theatre Three and Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth.

Book Pioneer Jewish Texans
Book Pioneer Jewish Texans

 

 

Ornish also produced a multimedia presentation, Texans All, as part of the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. In 1988, she founded Texas Heritage Press, which she used to publish Pioneer Jewish Texans: Their Impact on Texas and American History for 400 Years 1590-1990. The book was republished by Texas A&M Press in 2011.  She published Ehrenberg : Goliad survivor, Old West explorer in 1997, a translation of Ehrenberg’s memoir originally published in 1844: Der Freiheitskampf in Texas im Jahre 1836. In addition, she contributed 61 entries to the Handbook of Texas.

Natalie Ornish died on May 16, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing the collections.

For access to these collections or to learn more about the women of the southwest, be sure to visit the DeGolyer Library and check out our books, manuscripts, pamphlets, and photographs.

 

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Pumpkin Eater

Pumpkin logo from the Compleat Pumpkin Eater
Pumpkin logo from the Compleat Pumpkin Eater

“Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater” is an English language nursery rhyme first published in Infant Institutes, part the first: or a Nurserical Essay on the Poetry, Lyric and Allegorical, of the Earliest Ages, &c., in London around 1797.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am all about pumpkins. From decorations to drinks, apparel to recipes, if it looks like, smells like, or tastes like a pumpkin, count me in. While there are many pumpkin enthusiasts out there, I never knew another whose obsession could revival mine; that is until I learned more about Dallas’ own Caroline Rose Hunt.

Caroline was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on January 8, 1923, to Haroldson Lafayette and Lyda Bunker Hunt. She attended school at Hockaday, Mary Baldwin College, and the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Cover the Compleat Pumpkin Eater
Cover the Compleat Pumpkin Eater

 

 

Known as a savvy business woman, she founded Rosewood Hotels &  Resorts, a worldwide chain of exclusive properties in the 1980s. It began when Caroline purchased an old Dallas Mansion about to be torn down, and built the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. She went on to own and manage twenty two luxury hotels around the world, as well as a line of luxury bathing and skin products.

Though she was a very successful hotelier and business woman, Caroline had many passions in life. One was pumpkins, the other to be a writer. In 1980 she published The Compleat Pumpkin Eater cookbook. Books were sold at her hotels including the Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas.

 

 

 

Recipe for Pumpkin Almond Bisque
Recipe for Pumpkin Almond Bisque

In 1983 Caroline was awarded first place in the Houston March of Dimes Gourmet Gala for her original almond pumpkin bisque. Inspired by her love of pumpkins, and a trip to Italy, she commissioned Rosewood’s food consultant Wolfgang Puck, to create a pasta dish using pumpkin to be the featured item in her award-winning hotel restaurants.

On top of publishing a cookbook of pumpkin recipes, and commissioning pumpkin inspired recipes for her restaurants, Caroline even owned a charter helicopter company called Pumpkin Air. Now that is dedication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 438 different pumpkin recipes in the Compleat Pumpkin Eater, but here are a few for the upcoming holidays.

Iranian eggplant and pumpkin casserole
Iranian eggplant and pumpkin casserole
Pumpkin stuffed mushrooms; Mushroom porcupines with pumpkin see quills
Pumpkin stuffed mushrooms; Mushroom porcupines with pumpkin see quills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing the collections.

For access to these collections or to learn more about the adventurous women of the southwest, be sure to visit the DeGolyer Library and check out our books, manuscripts, pamphlets, and photographs.

 

 

 

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Navy Veterans in DeGolyer Library Collections

America honors military veterans every year on November 11. The day was first observed as “Armistice Day” in 1919 by President Wilson, and in 1954 the federal holiday became known as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars. Manuscript and photograph collections of American military veterans can be found in DeGolyer Library, and below are two examples.

Blackie Sherrod in Navy uniform

 

 

BLACKIE SHERROD (1919-2016) was a renowned Dallas sportswriter who served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Sherrod wrote for Our Navy under the name “Black Sherrod” from 1944-1947. The magazine’s editor wrote to him early in his writing career “you’ve got a hell of a lot of ability for an amateur and you certainly ought to spend the rest of your free and waking moments developing your talents. In brief—I think you can write.”

 

 

 

 

Our Navy, Mid-October 1944 issue

 

 

Our Navy letter to Blackie Sherrod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Grady Proctor (1924-2003) served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Here is a letter written by William to his wife Jean in Colma, California describing his duties on board the USS Hank. Proctor writes that his day as Boatswain’s mate third class is filled with refueling and repairing boats. The letter is dated May 2, 1951, when the USS Hank was 65 miles from shore at the 39th parallel.

Proctor letter page 1 Proctor letter page 2Proctor letter page 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ship newsletters and daily agendas are also included in Proctor’s collection. For more correspondence between William and Jean from 1944-1951, visit the DeGolyer Library.

Please contact degolyer@smu.edu for questions about archival collections in DeGolyer Library.

 

Sources:

Blackie Sherrod papers, MSS 0109

William Grady Proctor and Jean Castillo Proctor correspondence and other material, A2002.0035

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Carrera Por La Vida (Race for Life)

Carrera por la vida race bib, 1998 March 8

Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on July 22, 1982 in Dallas, Texas, in her sister’s memory. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the organization searches for an end to breast cancer. In 1983 the first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® took place in Dallas, Texas, with 800 participants.

Costa Rica become the first country outside of the United States to host a Race for the Cure event. The inspiration for the event came from former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica (1994-1998), Sonia Picado. An advocate for women’s health issues, Picado was an ardent support of the Race for the Cure in Washington DC. The race took place in La Sabana National Park in San José, Costa Rica on March 8, 1998.

Race participants

The goals of the race were to spread the message of early detection, and to raise funds to improve breast cancer education, screening, and treatment programs. At the time, breast cancer accounted for the second highest mortality rate of cancer for women in Costa Rica. Over 3,500 participated in the event, with funds raised from the event going towards Fundeso, the National Foundation for Solidarity Against Breast Cancer. Created in 1983 by Elena Sikora, a cancer survivor herself, this non-profit organization is run by volunteers, mostly cancer survivors, who fight cancer through early detection, prompt and effective medical intervention, and rehabilitation programs.

Women of Fundeso, recipient of the race funds

Housed in the DeGolyer Library are the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation records, 1983-2011, and the Susan G. Komen papers. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation records consist of papers, photographs, clippings, company publications, awards, and artifacts along with an additional terabyte of digital video, photograph, and document files related to the development of affiliate Komen programs and races around the world.

Race for the Cure volunteers
Race for the Cure volunteers

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing the collections.

For access to these collections or to learn more about the adventurous women of the southwest, be sure to visit the DeGolyer Library and check out our books, manuscripts, pamphlets, and photographs.

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135 years of the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas begins its 135th year this week in Dallas. In 1886 it was originally called the Dallas State Fair and Exposition, and by 1905 the annual event at Fair Park became the State Fair of Texas. The pandemic did not allow a full fair experience in 2020, but it wasn’t the first time Texans missed their annual celebration. The fair was cancelled in 1918 and 1942-1945 due to war, and in 1935 to prepare for the Texas Centennial exposition in 1936. This year promises to bring back exhibits, entertainment, college football, and great food.

 

DeGolyer Library has books, photographs, and manuscript collections relating to the State Fair of Texas. Our large cookbook collection includes annual cookbooks of winning recipes:

State Fair of Texas cook books
State Fair of Texas cook books

 

Memorabilia can be found in the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas manuscripts and artifacts collection. Here is a sample of the opening day pins, employee and guest badges, and programs:

State Fair of Texas pins

 

 

 

 

 

State Fair of Texas guest pins

 

State Fair of Texas programs

State Fair of Texas programs

 

Dozens of tickets from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas manuscripts and artifacts collection have been digitizedPhotographs and postcards related to Fair Park are also available in the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection. Photographer Lynn Lennon documented the State Fair in the 1980s and her work is available in our digital collection.

[Swing ride, State Fair of Texas]
[Swing ride, State Fair of Texas], Lynn Lennon photographs, Ag2002.1405

 

Please contact degolyer@smu.edu for questions about State Fair of Texas materials in DeGolyer Library.

 

Sources:

George W. Cook Dallas/Texas manuscripts and artifacts, MSS 123. Finding aid available at https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/smu/00307/smu-00307.html

George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection, Ag2014.0011. Finding aid available at https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/smu/00306/smu-00306.html

Lynn Lennon photographs, Ag2002.1405. Digital Collection. Finding aid available at http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/smu/00375/smu-00375.html

State Fair of Texas prize winning recipes. Dallas, 1974. Gift of Jiaan Powers, 2009. TX715.P433 1974

State Fair of Texas prize winning recipes. Dallas, 1986. Gift of George Anne Myers, 2006. TX715.P433 1986

State Fair of Texas prize winning recipes. Dallas, 1993. Gift of George Anne Myers, 2006. TX715.P433 1993

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Townsend Times

Image of Clara Virginia Townsend, undated
Image of Clara Virginia Townsend, undated

Clara Virginia Townsend was a teacher in Fulton, Missouri and Kansas City, an early feminist and writer. Her columns were published in Youth’s Companion, The Ladies World (New York), The Kansas City star, and other newspapers. This author’s personal scrapbook of her published works includes many columns entitled “Back talk to girls by Naomi Wantmore,” and a speech about women’s rights addressed to the Alumnae of Synodical Female College (1895).

Townsend was born September 28, 1857, in Fulton, the daughter of Eli and Margaret (Kelley) Townsend. She attended public schools and graduated from Synodical College with highest honors in 1877. In 1887 she was granted a state certificate by the Superintendent of Schools. Townsend taught for over fifty years.

Mollie's Valentine
Mollie’s Valentine

 

 

 

In addition to teaching she found time and talent for writing. Few writers are so fortunate as to have their very first story accepted by a major periodical, but this was the case for Townsend, whose work “Mollie’s Valentine” appeared in the publication Youth’s Companion. According to Literary Honors, “Miss Townsend possesses an individuality of style that insures her success in the literary world.”

 

 

 

 

She Declares Herself
She Declares Herself

 

 

Townsend’s poetry and prose centered on education, teachers, and women’s rights. In “She Declares Herself,” Townsend wrote of the woman’s sphere, and encouraged all women to break out.

“Farewell the timid ones who fear to tread at dusk or eve in their native city’s street; welcome the woman who in self-reliance can circumnavigate the globe alone…our place is what we choose; our sphere the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

The Dream of an Average Teacher
The Dream of an Average Teacher

 

 

And what teacher cannot relate to Townsend’s poem “The Dream of the Average Teacher”?

“Sleep no more, examination grades have murdered sleep!…and last there came a creature wan and pale who said, ‘Behold me, wretch! I was a parent. Full many a time and oft in days gone by my little boy that I esteemed so bright by your relentless hand was graded zero’…I would not pass another such a night for all the salary of a high school teacher. My friends, I bid you shun the teacher’s path, that way distraction lies.”

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps one of her more uplifting writings comes from her address before the alumnae of Synodical Female College, June 4, 1895, entitled “Woman, To-Day and Yesterday”:

“To be a woman is to reign an uncrowned queen, who sees the golden field of opportunity the field where she may do a woman’s part…Our place is what we choose, our sphere, the world. Our limitations, simply to be womanly, for no pent up Utica contacts our powers but the whole boundless universe is ours.”

Woman, To-Day and Yesterday
Woman, To-Day and Yesterday

In a review of her address, the alumnæ association noted that Townsend’s address was delivered before the largest audience ever attended by alumna. Her words surpassed any address before, “her treatment of the woman’s rights question was a source of enthusiasm to her audience and an inspiration.”

Signature
Signature

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing these materials. To view more materials on women’s rights, check out the digital exhibit Women’s Voices Women’s Vote. The DeGolyer continues to expand our digitization efforts, adding new content weekly. We have thousands of items digitized and searchable in our digital collections with many thousands more to come!

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Folklore in the Archives

Folklore panel logo
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Join archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America for a two-part virtual showcase all about folklore in the archives. Attendees will learn more about collections and research through archival materials on topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more!

Registration is required: bit.ly/3BILXpv

August 27 speakers:

-Jennifer Brannock, University of Southern Mississippi
-Christine Blythe, Brigham Young University
-SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives
-Teresa Gray, Vanderbilt University
-Helena de Lemos, Occidental College
-Nick Richbell, University of Waterloo
-Matina Newsom and Bobby Griffith, University of North Texas
-Louise LoBello, Franklin & Marshall College

September 3 speakers:

-Samantha Dodd, Southern Methodist University
-April C. Armstrong, Princeton University
-Joshua Youngblood, University of Arkansas
-Ben Murphy, Whitman College
-Stephanie Khattak, Creative Project Studio
-Sara Butler-Tongate, Bowling Green State University
-Tiffany Cole, James Madison University
-Jennifer Daugherty, East Carolina University

Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest, will be presenting: Donde hay voluntad hay modo (Where there is a will there is a Way): Aurora Lucero-White Lea and the Folklore of New Mexico on September 3rd, at 11:00am.

Aurora Lucero-White Lea (February 8, 1894 – 1965) was an American folklorist, author, and suffragist. Daughter of New Mexico’s first secretary of State, Antonio Lucero, Aurora was extremely active in politics. She was named delegate to the Ladies Delegation Aids group in Washington D.C. and was a strong Lobbyist for women’s rights.

Aurora Lucero-White Lea , undated
Aurora Lucero-White Lea , undated

After graduating from college she taught bilingual classes at Tucumcari High school. In 1927 Highlands University appointed her assistant professor of Spanish, and from 1925-1927 she served as the Superintendent of schools for the San Miguel County. During this time Aurora traveled throughout the state for her job. She began to record the cultural folktales, songs, dances, and stories of the Hispanic villages she visited for in addition to politics, and education, Aurora’s passion was folklore. Author of several historical plays, she also wrote about New Mexican folklore. Lucero-White is most known for her 1953 book Literary Folklore of the Hispanic Southwest, a compilation of cultural traditions, songs, and stories collected while traveling northern New Mexico. She was appointed assistant superintendent of instruction for the New Mexico Department of Education in 1934, allowing her to include traditional folklore in the state’s curriculum.

Lucero-White worked on preserving the lore of the villagers or gente (folk) of New Mexico. In publishing the folklore, she hoped to keep alive, and to put into the hands of students and the general public the romances, corridos, cuentos, proverbios, dichos, adivinanzas of the past.

Juan Bobo cover
Juan Bobo cover

The presentation on September 3rd will explore the life and work of Aurora Lucero-White Lea. It will include excerpts from her plays and works, such as: Coloquios de los Pastores, a centuries old Christmas folk tale compiled, edited, and translated by Lucero-White and from Juan Bobo, the muchacho of Santa fe that charmed the Governor of New Mexico and captured the customs and flavor of both New Mexico and Spain.

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing these materials. The DeGolyer continues to expand our digitization efforts, adding new content weekly. We have thousands of items digitized and searchable in our digital collections. Be sure to browse our holdings to find more letters, photographs, manuscripts, imprints, art, and audio/video.

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HemisFair ’68

HemisFair '68 brochure HemisFair '68 photograph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Antonio was host to the World’s Fair from April to October in 1968, which was also the city’s 250th anniversary. Formal planning for this international event began in 1962, and the theme was “the confluence of civilizations in the Americas.” Major corporations, organizations and twenty governments participated in providing entertainment and information pavilions near downtown San Antonio. Some structures from HemisFair ’68 are still standing today, such as the Women’s Pavilion and Tower of the Americas.

 

 

Hemisfair '68 IBM photograph
IBM pavilion promotional photograph

 

“Sketching a design on the face of a television-like computer display terminal is a young visitor to IBM’s Durango pavilion at HemisFair ’68. The terminal is linked electronically to a computer a few feet away. The computer, an IBM System/360 Model 30, will translate the girls’ picture into mathematical formulas and then use the information to control the operations of a Jacquard loom. The loom will weave a three inch square swatch of fabric containing the design. The girl, whose mother looks on at the loom in the background, will be given the fabric she designed.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frank Duane Rosengren collection of HemisFair materials includes photographs and promotional materials for various vendor pavilions. A promotional film featuring Governor John Connally was recently added to DeGolyer Library’s digital collection.

 

John Connally Day ribbon

 

HemisFair 1968 film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact degolyer@smu.edu for questions about this collection in DeGolyer Library.

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Summer in Miami…Texas

Three club members standing in front of “Welcome to Miami” sign

Summer in Miami…Texas

You can spend your summer traveling to Paris (Texas), or Italy (Texas). But why not instead take a trip to Miami (Texas)? Miami, the county seat of Roberts County, is on U.S. Highway 60 between Canadian and Pampa in the southeastern part of the county.

15 portrait images forming the letters XX

This photograph and scrap album, kept by Ruth Chisum of Miami, Texas, records the organized outdoor activities of the XX Club of Miami 1922-1923. More than 400 photographs, clipped images, and news clippings are mounted on these album pages. Portrait images of 15 members of the club form the title “XX Club”.

We do not know much about this women’s social organization. My co-workers and I speculate that the XX Club could have been named for the XX chromosome, XX as in kisses or XX meaning 20 in roman numerals.  One of the joys and frustrations about archives is that sometimes we just can’t find out everything we want to know about a collection!

Members of the XX Club playing in the Vapor Baths of Miami
Club members on horseback
Club members on horseback

Most of the images are uncaptioned, but still manage to narrate the activities of a Texas Panhandle “cowgirl” club in the 1920s. These images record the social club on various outings with many pictures of members in western garb, horseback riding, playing with dogs, hiking, hill climbing, motoring, swimming, and general horsing around the Texas countryside.

Not a bad way to spend the summer months.

 

 

 

Contact Samantha Dodd, curator of the Archives of Women of the Southwest for additional information or assistance with accessing these materials. For more information and access to photograph collections, contact our Curator of Photographs Anne E. Peterson. The DeGolyer continues to expand our digitization efforts, adding new content weekly. We have thousands of items digitized and searchable in our digital collections with many thousands more to come!