Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

T. C. Stroter Collection:

An Inventory of His Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Stroter, T. C.
Title T. C. Stroter Collection
Inclusive Dates 1885-1964
Bulk Dates 1912-1945
Identification MSS 17
Extent 1 box
Language Materials are in English and German.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

The collection begins with H. W. Stroter, a German immigrant who came to the United States in the first years of the final quarter of the nineteenth century. Stroeter died in 1910. T. C. Stroter became an insurance agent for a marine insurance company in Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Clara, had a son, T. C. Stroter, Jr., who served in the Merchant Marine in World War II from 1943 to 1944. Stroter Jr. became an insurance agent in Houston, Texas in the 1950's.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the correspondence of the T. C. Stroter family from 1885 to 1964. The major portion of correspondence is between T. C. Stroter, Sr. and T. C. Stroter, Jr. during World War II, 1943 to 1945, and between T. C. Stroter, Sr. and parties involved in real estate transactions, 1912 to 1941.



The collection is arranged chronologically according to the dates of correspondence.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the T. C. Stroter Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Insurance agents
Merchant Marine -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
Immigrants -- United States
Germans -- United States
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. C. Stroter Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Anonymous, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by: Virginia Off, 1977.

Detailed Description



Box Folder
1 1 H. W. Stroeter Correspondence 1885-1915
Post Office Registered letter receipts 1885 and 1892
Receipt from law firm for retainer of services - H. W. Stroeter1885
Correspondence relating to land in Timpson, Shelby County, Texas1907
Correspondence to H. W. Stroeter from legal firm of insurance money settlement1908
Correspondence to Theodor C. Stroter from Dusseldorf, Germany written in German1910-1915
Death of H. W. Stroeter1910
Box Folder
1 2 Correspondence 1912-1914
3 Correspondence regarding Land Transaction on Bee Springs land with realtors, county tax collector, prospective buyers, Judge L. R. Bryan, Beer and Kennison Co. in Galveston; Correspondence regarding property in Shelby County; Correspondence regarding the death of Mrs. H. W. (Minnie) Stroter. 1914-1932
4 Correspondence between T. C. Stroter and Ernest Stroter during World War I 1917-1919
5 Correspondence from T. C. Stroter, Jr. to his parents from Merchant Marine training school in California 1937-1943
6 Wartime Correspondence and T. C. Stroter, Sr. Correspondence regarding Marine Insurance Associates 1944
7 Correspondence 1945-1946
8 Correspondence relating to health problems of T. C. Stroter Sr. and T. C. Stroter Jr.'s divorce and establishing of his insurance business in Houston 1951-1964



Box Folder
1 9 Personal Photographs, T. C. Stroter Jr. and Pat Davis