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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Penn Riddle Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator:
Title:
Dates: 1904-1961
Abstract:
Accession No.: MA 09-17
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Born in Grandbury, Dr. Penn Riddle spent his formative years in Dallas, graduating from the Bryan Street High School. After receiving his medical degree at Baylor University and completing post graduate work abroad, Dr. Riddle settled back in Dallas, serving on the staff of Methodist Hospital and keeping offices in the Medical Arts Building until his retirement in 1959. In addition to his medical duties, Dr. Riddle was also a very active member of the Kessler Park Methodist Church and various civic organizations. Dr. Riddle married Ms. Katharine Harris of Oak Cliff in 1927. That marriage produced two daughters. Dr. Riddle passed away in 1961.

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Scope and Contents

This collection concentrates on the separate childhood and high school experiences of Dr. Penn Riddle and his wife, Katharine Harris. The majority of the materials pertain to Ms. Harris and concentrate on her musical activities at Oak Cliff High School and her graduation correspondence. The materials pertaining to Dr. Riddle concentrate on his extra curricular activities, including Baraca classes through Grace ME, South church. Although the collection centers on the experiences of Dr. Riddle and his wife in their formative years, there are a few items that focus on their life together as well as items that center on extended family.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Penn Riddle
Family Names:
Riddle
Places:
Dallas
Oak Cliff
Subjects:
Personal Materials
Occupations:
Doctor

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Related Material

MA08-6 Katharine Harris WWI Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA09-17 Penn Riddle Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Marlys Williams

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Elementary School Project - Longfellow 1904

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1 2 Photograph - Katharine Harris Age 4 1908

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1 3 Freemanson Acceptance Letter - W. H. V. Harris 1910

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1 4 Bryan Street High School Photographs (2) 1912-1914

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1 5 Grace ME, South Junior Baraca Class items ( 3) 1917-1919

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1 6 High School Music Programs - Katharine Harris (2) 1917-1921

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1 7 High School Graduation Correspondence - Katharine Harris January 1921

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1 8 Bryan Street High School Senior Class Pin 1914

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1 8 Oak Cliff High School Senior Class Ring 1921

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1 9 Letter of Congratulation upon Marriage - George W. Truett September 17, 1927

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1 10 Obituary for Penn Riddle - 2 Photocopies 1961

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2 Prescription Pad

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2 Drafting Tools and Case

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Box Folder
Flat Folder High School and College Diplomas - Katharine Harris (3) 1917-1925

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