Collection Spotlight: Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

The Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers contain the personal papers of Jake and Nancy Hamon. Jake Hamon was a legendary Dallas independent wildcatter while his wife Nancy was a celebrated hostess and philanthropist. The collection offers insights into Dallas social and cultural history. The bulk of the materials originates from Dallas, Texas.

The Jake and Nancy Hamon papers include a wide variety of materials, consisting primarily of correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks. Most of these materials can be dated from 1940 to 2000. In addition, the collection contains artwork, clippings, documents, ephemera, manuscripts, published works, scrapbooks, photographs and three-dimensional objects.

Please take a look at the detailed finding aid.


Jake and Nancy Hamon at their wedding, 1949. Courtesy of the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University.

Thanks to Emily George Grubbs, Archivist, Bywaters Special Collections, for this guest blogpost!

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