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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photograph Album and Clippings 1981, 2006-2009

Austin History Center

Odell and Jeanne Grant Photograph Album

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Grant, Odell and Grant, Jeanne
Title: Odell and Jeanne Grant Photograph Album
Inclusive Dates: 1981, 2006-2009
Bulk Dates: 1981
Abstract: Odell and Jeanne Grant are Austin residents who were affected by the Memorial Day floods of 1981. One photo album containing 194 photographs documents the aftermath of the flooding of Shoal Creek on May 25, 1981. The snapshots, taken by Odell and Jeanne Grant, depict damage to their house and neighborhood. Some clippings document the flooding and Odell's acting career.
Identification: AR.2013.020
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 album)
Location: Outer Vault
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Odell and Jeanne Grant are Austin residents who were affected by the Memorial Day floods of 1981. Living at 4003 Petes Path, their property was near Shoal Creek and their home suffered severe damage due to the floodwaters. The storm caused $90,000 worth of damage to their home. Odell and Jeanne had a woodworking craft business, but this was abandoned when Odell broke his back in 1999 in an accident and Jeanne was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms. Odell's back healed and Jeanne survived due to experimental surgery. Then a chance encounter with someone in the movie business started a new career for Odell as a model and film extra. He subsequently appeared in such films as Tree of Life and Whip It! and TV shows such as Friday Night Lights, as well as commercials and music videos.

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Scope and Contents

One photo album containing 194 photographs documents the aftermath of the flooding of Shoal Creek on May 25 (Memorial Day), 1981. The snapshots, taken by Odell and Jeanne Grant, depict damage to their house and neighborhood. Exterior views show uprooted trees, damaged cars, and damaged houses. Interior views depict the Grant's home before the flood in March 1981, after the flood with mud and destruction throughout, and the start of the cleaning and rebuilding process after the damage. A few photos show a neighborhood association meeting in June 1981, neighbors gathering informally, and signs to warn against looters. Two black and white photographs at the end of the album are from the Austin Citizen newspaper. Included with the album are several clippings from local newspapers about the flooding. There is also a headshot of Odell Grant and personal informational documents from 2006-2009 related to his acting and modelling career.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series. The clippings, headshot and personal information documents are in folders kept with the photo album.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Grant, Odell.
Grant, Jeanne.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Subjects:
Floods.
Weather--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Color photographs.
Clippings.
Photograph albums.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Odell and Jeanne Grant Photograph Album (AR.2013.020). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2013/033

Donation Date: 2011 April 26

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis/2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Photograph Album and Clippings 1981, 2006-2009

Location Box
Outer Vault Photo Album #153 Photograph album, includes 194 photographs and 2 clippings, 1981
Photo Album #153, folder 1 Clippings, 1981
Photo Album #153, folder 2 Personal information documents and headshot, 2006-2009

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