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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I - Personal

Series II - Business

Series III Civic

Series IV Photographs

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

George J Fix Jr. Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fix, George J. Jr.
Title: George J Fix Jr. Collection
Dates: 1919 - 2000
Abstract:
Accession No.: MA 06-9
Quantity: 10 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

George J Fix Jr. was born in Buffalo, New York in 1911 and his family came to Dallas, Texas in 1921. Fix graduated from Texas A& M with a B.S. in 1932 and a masters in Mechanical Engineering in 1933. In 1937 George Fix married Frances Bartlett in Dallas, Texas. He served in the Army Air Corps 1941-1946, serving both as a combat observer and an ordnance expert, rising to the rank of Colonel. Since the war, he returned as a consultant three times on special weapons analysis jobs. Joined the Dallas Rotary club in 1948, serving as its president in 1958.He oversaw the International Rotary Convention, which was held in Dallas in 1958. Fix sat on the Board of the Presbyterian Hospital during the 1980s and served on several committees of the Texas A&M School of Engineering Alumni.

George J Fix Jr. joined his fathers company, George J Fix Co in 1933. It was established by George J Fix Sr. in 1921 and specialized in engineering sales. Fix Jr. became president of the company in 1953. The George J Fix Company had offices in several cities, such as Houston, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Longview. In August 1968 the George J Fix Company was purchased and made a subsidiary of Burgess Industries, in which he joined the Burgess Industries as President of Power Equipment Sales. He retired from Burgess Industries in December of 1976.

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Scope and Contents

The George J Fix Jr. Collection is divided into three sections. The first section is personal and family related material. The series contains family scrapbooks and photo albums. Also various certificates and diplomas earned by George J Fix Jr. are in this section. George J Fix Jr kept letters, books, and articles written by his friend, George McGhee, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey under Truman and West Germany under Kennedy. Books that came with the George J Fix Jr. collection have been withdrawn and added into Texas/Dallas holdings. A list of books can be found in the accession file.

The second section is his company papers for the George J Fix Co, Burgess Industries and Bueno Corp. The papers include business reports, annual statements, correspondence, clippings and acquisition information relating to the purchase of George J Fix Co by Burgess Manning. The Bueno Corp documents contain information on buildings and property owned by the corporation throughtout the state of Texas.

The last section deals with George J Fix Jr.'s civic interest. Mr. Fix was active in the Dallas Rotary Club; he was elected president in 1958. George J Fix Jr. also sat on the board of Presbyterian Hospital during the 1980s, and was involved in the abortion debate which took place in Dallas. George J Fix was an active Alumnus of Texas A&M, and was a member of several committees serving the School of Engineering.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
George J Fix Jr
Organizations:
George J Fix Co.
Burgess Industries
Bueno Corp
Family Names:
Fix

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA 06-9, George J Fix Jr. Collection; Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I - Personal

Box Folder
1 1 Register
2 Correspondense with George McGhee
3 Materials relating to George Fix's travel to Turkey
4 Articles sent by George McGhee to George Fix Jr.
5 Trust Agreement between George McGhee and George J Fix Jr.
6 Oil lease and royalty deed between George McGhee and George Fix
7 Correspondense between George J Fix Jr. and John Templeton
8 Lewis Van Dusen/British American Project Correspondense
9 Correspondense 1953-1989
10 Business/Friend Correspondence 1970-1994
11 Christmas Cards
12 Fourth German American Conference November 1964
13 First Republic Bank Stock
14 One scrapbook page from unknown scrapbook
Box Folder
2 George McGhee articles and other published materials
Box Folder
3 Oversized Materials - City of Dallas Retirement Recognition
Oversized Materials - Camp Training Certificate ROTC
Oversized Materials - Texas A&M Major Commission
Oversized Materials - Texas A&M Bachelor of Science
Oversized Materials - Dallas High Diploma
Oversized Materials - Objects of Rotary
Oversized Materials - Texas A&M Century Council Certificate
Oversized Materials - Texas A&M Masters of Science
Oversized Materials - Hockaday Diploma for Frances Bartlett
Box Folder
4 Scrapbook/Photo Album - George J Fix Jr. 1930
Scrapbook/Photo Album - George J Fix Co. 1921-1960
Box Folder
5 Scrapbook - Frances Bartlett & George J Fix Jr. Wedding 1937
Scrapbook - Frances Bartlett, Debutante 1937
Scrapbook - George J Fix and wife Frances 1950s
Scrapbook - International Rotary Convention 1958
Box Folder
South Limited Book - The Artwork and Journal of World & Diplomatic Travels of Cecilia Degolyer McGhee. B M145 199-

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Series II - Business

Box Folder
6 1 George J Fix Co. - Correspondence with George Fix Sr. on Employment 11/1/1945
2 George J Fix Co. - Partnership Agreement Between George Sr. and Jr. 9/26/46
3 George J Fix Co. - Amendment to Partnership 2/5/1948
4 George J Fix Co. - Correspondence, Increasing George Fix Jr. share in Company
5 George J Fix Co. - Employment Agreement - George J Fix Jr. 7/1/1965
6 George J Fix Co. - Employment Agreement - George Fix Jr. 1968
7 George J Fix Co. - Clippings & Ads
8 George J Fix Co. - Profit & Loss October 1950
9 George J Fix Co. - Balance Sheet 1950
10 George J Fix Co. - Financial Statements 1953-1955
11 George J Fix Co. - Financial Statements 1956-1960
12 George J Fix Co. - Financial Statements 1961-1964
13 George J Fix Co. - Balance Sheet & Sales Analysis August 1957
14 George J Fix Co. - Stocks & Dividends Record 1959-1968
15 George J Fix Co. - Employee Profit Share Plan 1963-1969
16 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement October 1965- January 1966
17 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement February - March 1966
18 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement April - June 1966
19 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement July - September 1966
20 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement October - December 1967
21 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement January - March 1968
22 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement April - June 1968
23 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement July - September 1968
24 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement October - December 1968
Box Folder
7 1 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement January - March 1969
2 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement April - June 1969
3 George J Fix Co. - Monthly Operating Statement July - September 1969
4 George J Fix Co. - Reports 1965-1967
5 George J Fix Co. - Reports 1966 - 1968
6 George J Fix Co. - Supplemental Report 1968
7 George J Fix Co. - Chart of Accounts
8 George J Fix Co. - Statement of Profit & Loss January - Feburary 1953
9 George J Fix Co. - Statement of Profit & Loss 1965-1966
10 George J Fix Co. - Balance Sheet 1969
11 George J Fix Co. - Independent Sales Repres. Agreement 1969
12 George J Fix Co. - Employee Handbooks
13 George J Fix Co. - Credit Agreement 1952
14 George J Fix Co. - Profit Sharing Plan Pre1970
15 George J Fix Co. - Profit Sharing Ledger
16 George J Fix Co. - Locite Advisory Council
Box Folder
8 1 George J Fix Co - Burgess - Aquisition of George J Fix Co. 8/22/68
2 George J Fix Co. - Burgess - Agreement & Plan of Reorganization
3 George J Fix Co. - Burgess - George J Fix Sr. Letter of Resignation
4 George J Fix Co. - Burgess - Stock Information
5 George J Fix Co. - Burgess - George J Fix Jr. Voided Employment Agreement
6 Burgess Industries - Fix Co. Profit Sharing Merger with Burgess Pension
7 Burgess Industries - Inventory, Adjustments & Transfers Memos
8 Burgess Industries - Org Chart
9 Burgess Industries - Sales, Direct & Charts
10 Burgess Industries - Supplier Rankings 1972-1976
11 Burgess Industries - Fiscal Year Summary 1972
12 Burgess Industries - Shareholder List 1973
13 Burgess Industries - Arthur Young, Year End Audit 1974
14 Burgess Industries - 1st & 2nd Half Summary. Profit Plan 1976
15 Burgess Industries - Form 10-k Annual Report 1974, 1975 & 1981
16 Burgess Industries - Operating Profit by Location 1976
17 Burgess Industries - Receipts
18 Burgess Industries - Clippings, Pamphlets & Ads
19 Burgess Industries - Fix Notes
20 Burgess Industries - Memorandum & Correspondence 1969-1975
Box Folder
9 1 Burgess Industires - Memorandium & Correspondence 1976-1980
2 Burgess Industires - Retirement Plan & Trust Agreement 1970
3 Burgess Industries - George J Fix Jr. Retirement Information 1977
4 Burgess Industries - Pension Trust & Retirement Polices 1970-1980
5 Burgess Industires - Retirement Summary Annual Report 1976, 1978-1981
6 Bueno Corp - Deed of Trust - Harris & Tarrant County 12/1963
7 Bueno Corp - Houston & Ft. Worth - Real Estate Note 1963
8 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Correspondence & Sale to Bueno. Title
9 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Mes Tech Corresp. regarding Building
10 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Drawing of Building
11 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Blueprints and Drawings
12 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Lease Agreement 11/1963
13 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Expansion. Bids & Corresp. 1968
14 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Expansion Blueprints 1968
Box Folder
10 1 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Misc. Correspondence.
2 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Offers to Buy Property 1984
3 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Sale of Property Correspondence
4 Bueno Corp - 2412 Texas St. Houston - Legal Documents Relating to Sale 1/17/1992
5 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Trust & Deed
6 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Construction Invoice
7 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Blueprints & Drawings
8 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Lease Agreement July 1965
9 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Warranty Deed 1967
10 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Lease July 1970
11 Bueno Corp - S. High Street Longveiw - Map of Longview with marked locations
12 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Purchase and Appraisal 6/1969
13 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Sale to Bueno and Title
14 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Brochure, Pan Am Park
15 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Blueprints & Drawings
16 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Lease Agrement 4/1/1983
17 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Corresp. End of Lease 8/1984
18 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Lease Agrement 8/29/1984
19 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Bids for Roofing Work 1/31/1986
20 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Rent Increase Corresp. 6/1988
21 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Attempt to Purchase 8/1988
22 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Lease Agreement 7/1992
23 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Proposed Sale 1997
24 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Correspondence Leading to Sale
25 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Commercial Property Listing Agreement 5/1/1997
26 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Purchasing Agreement 7/29/1997
27 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Notes on Pending Sale 8/1997
28 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Legal Documents relating to Sale 8/1997
29 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Affidavits as to Depts, Liens, Pocession and Taxes 9/2/1997
30 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Settlement Statement 9/2/1997
31 Bueno Corp - 11806 Warfield San Antonio - Settlement and Account after Sale
32 Bueno Corp - Company Correspondence & Notes
33 Bueno Corp - Tax Correspondence & Statements
34 Bueno Corp - 2413 Commerce Dallas - Warrenty Deed 1957
35 Bueno Corp - 2413 Commerce Dallas - Warrenty Deed 1959
36 Bueno Corp - 2413 Commerce Dallas - Deed of Trust 1959
37 Bueno Corp - 2413 Commerce Dallas - Transfer of Lien 1959
38 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Construction Corresp. 1959
39 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Drawings of Property
40 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Lease November 1959
41 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Lease Release October 1970
42 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - South Central Dallas Improvement Assoc. 1981
43 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Real Estate Ad
44 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Potential Sale to Pilgams Pride 1985
45 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Potential Sale 1986
46 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Proposed Half Way House
47 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Air Conditioning Proposals
48 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Lease November 1987
49 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Notice for Permit Application 1987
50 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Corresp. Pending Sale to Pilgrams Pride
51 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Fix Notes on Pending Sale to Pilgram
52 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Lease Corresp. After Sale to Pilgrams Pride
53 Bueno Corp - 1901 Good Latimer Dallas - Legal Documents Relating to Sale 1990
54 Bueno Corp -Fort Worth - Warrenty Deed 1961
Box Folder
11 Abstract - Middleton Bros. Block A/472 Lots 8 & 9.

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Series III Civic

Box Folder
12 1 Rotary Club of Dallas - Membership Card
2 Rotary Club of Dallas - Adventures in Service
3 Rotary Club of Dallas - Newsclips 1952-1986
4 Rotary Club of Dallas - Rotograms 1952-1960
5 Rotary Club of Dallas - Rotarian Magazine
6 Rotary Club of Dallas - Correspondence 1955
7 Rotary Club of Dallas - Vice President letters of Congratulation 1956
8 Rotary Club of Dallas - Correspondence 1957
9 Rotary Club of Dallas - Invitation to President Eisenhower 1958
10 Rotary Club of Dallas - Letters of Congratulation 1958
11 Rotary Club of Dallas - Officers & Directors 1957-1958
12 Rotary Club of Dallas - 49th Annual Rotary Convention Proceedings 1958
13 Rotary Club of Dallas - Past President's Dinner
14 Rotary Club of Dallas - Rotary Fundamentals
15 Texas A&M - Century Council - Corresp. & Report
16 Texas A&M - University Development Foundation
17 Texas A&M - Industrial Distribution Program 1978-1980
18 Texas A&M - Industrial Distribution Program. George Fix/Burgess Scholorship 1976
19 Texas A&M - Power Technology Course Committee 1981
20 Texas A&M - Dept. of Engineering Corresp.
21 Texas A&M - Corresp. amoungst Dept. of Engineering Alumni
22 Texas A&M - Charles W. Crawford appreciation dinner 2/18/1965
23 Texas A&M - Charles Crawford note and book order form. 1976
24 Texas A&M - Center for EducationalResearch in Free Enterprise Brochure.
25 Texas A&M - Program Ring. History and Order Form
26 Presbyterian Hospital - Invitations/Thank Yous for Events
27 Presbyterian Hospital - Resolutions of the Board of Trustees
28 Presbyterian Hospital - PMC/PHD Board Committes
29 Presbyterian Hospital - Opening of Hospital at Winnsboro
30 Presbyterian Hospital - Annual Award Luncheon Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council 1997
Box Folder
13 1 Presbyterian Hospital - Employee Cookbook
2 Presbyterian Hospital - Abortion Policies & Procedure
3 Presbyterian Hospital - Letter by the President to the Board in Regards to Abortion
4 Presbyterian Hospital - News Briefing on Abortion Issue 10/3/1986
5 Presbyterian Hospital - Abortion Protest Clippings
6 Presbyterian Hospital - Letters Written to Board of Directors regarding Abortion
7 Presbyterian Hospital - Abortion Demonstration Materials
8 Presbyterian Hospital - Letters sent to George Fix Jr. Home regarding Abortion
9 Presbyterian Hospital - Walraven vs. Presbyterian Hospital
Box Folder
14 Video Tapes
Texas A&M - Mechanical Engineering. Graduate Student Opportunities
Presbyterian Hospital - Healthcare : A New Decade
Presbyterian Hospital - A Night to Remember
Presbyterian Hospital - Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine March 1998
Box Folder
15 Ephemera - Rotary Club Dallas No. 39 Banner
Ephemera - Burgess Industries Hard Hat & Hat
Ephemera - Various Presbyterian Hospital Items

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Series IV Photographs

The photographs have been individually identified and entered into CTX's Manuscript Photo Database. Please contact a staff member to search this series. The George J Fix Jr. Collection contains family photographs, George Fix Co. Company displays, business meetings, and the 1958 International Rotary Meeting held in Dallas.
Box Folder
16 Photographs
Box Folder
17 Photographs
Box Folder
18 Photographs

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