Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Ray Watkin Strange personal papers, 1912-2009 MS 506



creator Strange, Ray Watkin Hoagland
Title: Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange personal papers
Dates: 1912-2009
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal papers of Houston philanthropist Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange (1915-2011). The collection includes correspondence, financial, business and estate records and personal memorabilia of Ray Strange. Her father, William Ward Watkin, was Supervising Architect during the construction of the original Rice Institute campus and later the Dean of Architecture at Rice. Mrs. Strange was a friend and generous donor to Rice University for many years. The papers and memorabilia were assembled by Mrs. Strange over her lifetime. The collection also includes family photo albums and many personal photos.
Identification: MS 506
Quantity: 24 Linear Feet(47 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange was born Annie Ray Watkin on May 11, 1915, to parents William Ward Watkin and Annie Ray Townsend Watkin in Houston, TX at the Watkin residence, 5009 Caroline. She was home schooled through second grade by her mother and then entered the Kinkaid School (San Jacinto at Elgin) where she graduated from the tenth grade. The family traveled to France in 1928-29 for her father to study architecture. In 1930 she entered Chatham Hall, an Episcopal Preparatory School in Chatham, VA and majored in American history. She attended Rice Institute from Sept. 1932 to June 1936, graduating with a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts with a major in French. She was queen of Rice Institute's Archi-Arts Ball in 1936 and the same year was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Ray married Carl Biehl, a shipping executive, in Dec. 1939 and moved with him to Washington, DC where he had accepted a position with the War Shipping Department. After her husband left for England with the Army Transportation Corps, Ray returned to Houston and pursued a master of arts degree in the history of art at Rice Institute under the auspices of the School of Architecture and professor James Chillman. She received her MA in 1944. Ray served as secretary of the Houston chapter of the American Red Cross through 1945 and as Red Cross Arts and Skills Corps Chairman in 1947. She was involved in managing the Watkin family land and oil properties all over the states of Texas and Louisiana. Ray divorced Biehl in 1955 and in 1961 married Henry W. Hoagland, spending time between Boston, Houston, Kennebunkport, ME and Tucson, AZ. Following Hoagland's death, Ray married Robert F. Strange on Jan. 25, 1997. The couple lived in Brenham, TX until Mr. Strange died in 2001. Mrs. Strange lived in Houston, TX until her death in 2011.

Mrs. Strange served on many committees at Rice and helped to establish several foundations. Ray formed the Rice Alumni History Committee in 1975, now the Alumni Archives Committee, and permanently endowed the William Ward Watkin Traveling Scholarship in Architecture. In 1975, she organized an alumni history committee to interview important professors and alumni. She served on the Rice History Committee that edited and underwrote the first official history of Rice, A History of Rice University: The Institute Years 1907-1963, by Fredericka Meiners (1982). She established the William Ward Watkin Endowed Chair in Architecture in 1999. She was an honorary board member of the Rice Historical Society and underwrote a book on Capt. James A. Baker's role in the development of Rice. Mrs. Strange donated materials and support to the Rice University Archives (named in honor of her parents as the "William Ward Watkin and Annie Ray Watkin University Archives") at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the personal papers of Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange. The collection includes correspondence, financial, business and estate records for Ray Strange, her parents and husbands. Her collection includes photos and mementos of her travels across the United States and all over the world, as well as political photos and memorabilia from Presidential campaigns from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush.

The first series includes personal papers beginning with a brief family history covering the years 1915-1936. Mrs. Strange's school honors, societies, charitable trusts personal and family financial and estate records from 1937-1999 follow. Series Two consists of real estate records for the family land holdings in Houston, other sites in Texas, and Louisiana. Series Three contains records of her involvement in various Presidential campaigns as aell as political correspondence. Series Four consists of her personal and family involvement in fund drives, alumni committees and other projects associated with Rice University. Series Five contains several books with articles by or about her second husband, Henry W. "Harry" Hoagland, Jr. Series Six contains photographs and family albums with items dating from 1914-2002. Series Seven has correspondence from 1950 to 2006. Series Eight has photographs from 1912-2000, and Series Nine has one box of oversize photos and certificates.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Ray Watkin Strange personal papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lovett, Edgar Odell
Watkin, William Ward
Watkin, William Ward, Jr., General
Walker, George Herbert
Watkin, Josephine Cockrell
Watkin, Annie Ray Townsend
Bush, George W. (George Walker)
Strange, Ray Watkin Hoagland
Reagan, Ronald
Ragsdale, Julia Ann
Strange, Ray Watkin Hoagland
Townsend, Annie Ray
Barrick, , Nolan Ellmore
Bush, Barbara, 1925-
Bush, George
Barrick, Rosemary Watkin
Biehl, Carl
Hoagland, Henry W. (Harry), Jr.
Gramm, Phil
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Realty Syndicate (Houston, Tex.)
Rice Historical Society
Rice Foundation
Rice University--William Ward Watkin Endowed Chair in Architecture, 20
Pee Dee Church, (Blenheim, S.C.)
Rice University--Rice University Associates
St. Anne's Episcopal Church (Kennebunkport, Maine)
Subjects
Architecture -- Texas -- Houston -- 20th century
Places
Texas -- Houston Ship Channel
Texas -- Nixon
South Carolina -- Blenheim
Texas -- Sutherland Springs
Eaton's Ranch
Vermont -- Camp Quinibeck
Colorado -- 101 Ranch
Texas -- Garwood
Texas -- Columbus
Maine -- Kennebunkport
Louisiana -- New Orleans
Scotland -- Troon
Chatham Hall
Texas -- Houston
Genres
photographs
corrrespondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ray Watkin Strange personal papers collection, MS 506, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Mrs. Ray Watkin Strange, Class of 1936, M.A. 1944.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Personal papers, 1915-1999

Scope and Contents note
This series consists of 3 boxes holding 31 folders which contain personal papers beginning with a brief family history covering the years 1915-1936. School honors, societies, charitable trusts personal and family financial and estate records from 1937-1999 follow.
box folder
1 1 Biographical
2 Baby book for Annie Ray Watkin May 11, 1915
3 Citizenship certificate
4 KInkaid School, 1920s
5 Douglas Camp for Girls, Pebble Beach, California brochure, camp photos 1926
6 Camp Quinibeck, Lake Fairlee, Vermont brochures, St. Jean de Luz,and Basque country guidebook 1928
7 Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia letters 1938,1944
8 Report Cards, Rice Institute 1933-1936
9 Diary, Rice Institute 1936
10 Phi Beta Kappa membership certificate 1936
11 Medieval literature class papers, Rice Institute, 1943-44
12 Master's Thesis, Rice Institute 1944
13 65th class reunion notes, class of 1936, Rice Institute 2001
box folder
2 1 Writing samples
2-3 Newsclips
4 Honors 1993-2000
5-6 Passports
7 Ration coupon books 1945
8-9 Mardi Gras, New Orleans LA
box folder
3 1 Ray Watkin-Biehl bridal book 1939
2 Carl and Ray Watkin Biehl Wedding Guest Register Dec. 1939
3 Carl and Ray Watkin Biehl trip notes & correspondence 1940s-50s
4 Ray Watkin Biehl-Harry Hoagland wedding 1961
5 Ray Watkin Hoagland-Robert Strange wedding 1997
box folder
4 1 Junior League of New Orelans, LA 1950s
2 Daughters of the Republic of Texas
3 Houston Country Club
4 Forest Club
5 Kennebunkport, ME Planning Board
6 Cape Arundel Golf Club, Kennebunkport, ME
7 New England Historic Genealogical Society
8 Chatham Hall Alumnae Council 1979-80
9 Society of Architectural Historians
10 Invitations
box folder
5 1 Biehl guest book, New Orleans, LA 1951-1957
2 Cocktail party, April 29, 1954, Dallas, TX
3 Tea hosted by Ray W. Hoagland and Alice Baker Meyers for Anne Griffin papers Nov 24, 1987
4 Dedication of a plaque honoring William Ward Watkin at Palmer Memorial Church, Houston, Texas Oct. 3, 2004
5 Travel itineraries
6 Christmas cards
7 William Ward Watkin book
8 William Ward Watkin and the Rice Insitute, by Patrick J. Nicholson 1991
9 Interview with Ray Strange by Lorraine Stuart, MFAH Director of Archives 2007
box folder
6 1 Josephine Cockrell Watkin death 1991
2 Harry Hoagland death 1995
3 Robert Strange death 2002
4 Calendars and day planners, Rice Institute 1936
5 Calendars and day planners 1948-1965
box
6-8 Calendars and day books various



Series II: Family property/inventories

box folder
9 1 William Ward Watkin household inventory 1923, 1952
2 Josephine Cockrell/William Ward Watkin wedding presents 10-1933
3 Furnishings inventory, 1467 Arabella, New Orleans, LA 1930s-40s, 60s
4 Furnishings inventory-family 1928, 1978, n.d.
5 Stocks
6 Nixon, TX farm
7 Colorado County, TX
8 New Sutherland Springs, Wilson County, TX
box folder
10 1 Columbus, TX
2 Kendleton, TX
3 1467 Arabella, New Orleans, LA
4 5009 Caroline, Houston, TX
5 Forest Park Lawndale cemetery, Houston, TX
6 Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX
7 Houston Ship Channel, correspondence
8 Houston Ship Channel, report
9 Houston Ship Channel, survey & appraisal
box folder
11 1 Houston Ship Channel, contracts
2 Houston Ship Channel, boundary dispute
3 Houston Ship Channel, newsclips
4 Houston Ship Channel, sand leases
5 La Jolla, CA
6 Kennebunkport, ME survey & appraisal
7 Kennebunkport, ME purchase
8 Kennebunkport, ME remodeling
9 Kennebunkport, ME house accounts
10 Kennebunkport, ME sale
11 330 Beacon, Boston, MA
12 822 Augusta, Houston, TX
13 4718 Hallmark, Houston, TX



Series III: Political memorabilia and correspondence, 1969-1974 (see also oversize)

box folder
12 1 Congressional
2 Gubernatorial
3 Photographs
4 Memorabilia
5 Receptions
6 George Bush Presidential Library
7 Inaugurals, general
8 Inaugural, George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle 1989
Correspondence
box folder
13 1 Christmas cards, general
2 Christmas cards, George & Barbara Bush
3 Christmas cards, George & Laura Bush
4 Political, general 1979-2004
5 Bush family
6 George H.W. Bush
7 Barbara Bush
8 George W. & Laura Bush



Series IV: Estates, family

box folder
14 1-2 Annie Ray Townsend Watkin
3 Annie Ray Townsend Watkin-Houston Realty Syndicate
4 William Ward Watkin
5 William Ward Watkin-Bank of the Southwest
6 William Ward Watkin-tax receipts
7 Josephine Cockrell Watkin
8 Josephine Cockrell Watkin-trust
9 Josephine Cockrell Watkin-house
10 Deeds
11 Insurance
12 Ft. Bend County, TX-Isaac McGary league
13 Ft. Bend County, TX-Joseph McCormick league
box folder
15 1 Ft. Bend County, TX-oil & gas lease
2 Oil leases
3 Richmond Damon Mound Oil Co.
Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange will
box folder
15 4 1986
5 Trustee designation
6 Working copies, April 1999
7 May 1999
8 June 1999
9 Power of Attorney, June 1999
10 July 1999
11 Power of Attorney, July 1999
12 Sept. 1999
13 Trust, Sept. 1999
box folder
16 1 Unitrust 1999-2000
2 Legal services 1999
3 Health directives, July 1999
4 Correspondence 1999
5 Agreement with Houston Public Library
6 Houston Ship Channel property
7 Houston Ship Channel property-appraisal 1986
8 Houston Ship Channel property-gift to State of Texas by W.W. Watkin Trust 1986-87
9 Harry Hoagland



Series V: Rice University committees and societies correspondence, general correspondence

Scope and Contents note
This series contains 2 boxes with 16 folders. The folders in box 7 contain correspondence with various Rice University organizations. Box 8 contains correspondence regarding the Rice University Wiess House renovation, the Shand-Tucci lecture in 1994, including two tapes of the lecture, Watkin- Strange family sponsored scholarships, miscellaneous correspondence, and correspondence regarding the Watkin house in New Orleans, Louisiana.
box folder
17 1 General 1940-
2 General 1973-2003
3 Presidential 1989-99
4 Rice Design Alliance 1977-2011
5 Stephen Fox & Architecture Dept. 1973-2000
6 Article for Rice Review 1968-69
7 Pender Turnbull 1963-81
8 Woodson Research Center 1963-2005
9 Capt. Baker biography
10 Rice University Associates, Rice Alumni 1987-2003
11 Alumni Board
12 Alumni Board & Archives Committee
box folder
18 1 Rice Alumni Archives Committee 1967-1990
2 Rice Alumni History Committee 1974-1976
3 Rice Alumni Archives Committee 1983-1984
4 Rice Alumni Archives Committee 1983-85
5 Rice Alumni Archives Committee 1985-86
6 Rice Historical Commission 1969-1983
7 Rice Historical Commission 1975-77
8 Rice Historical Commission-A History of Rice University
9 Rice Historical Society 1995-2003
box folder
19 1 Rice University Fund Council 1971-1983
2 Rice University Fund Council 1972-1984
3 Baker Institute Roundtable
4 William Ward Watkin traveling fellowship in Architecture 1989-1997
5 Rosemary Watkin Barrick traveling scholarship in Architecture 1984-1996
box folder
20 1 William Ward Watkin Endowed Chair in Architecture
2 School of Architecture addition-William Ward Watkin Room
3 Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange gifts to Rice University school of architecture 1970-1981
4 Gifts to Rice University
5 Class of 1936 50th reunion
6 William Ward Watkin & Annie Ray Watkin University Archives
7 Continuing Education series at The Hallmark
8 Wiess House renovation 2003
9 Lecture sponsorship, Douglas Shand-Tucci. Lecture tapes 1976-1995
box folder
8 6 Correspondence, Miscellaneous New Orleans 1961-1986
7 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1940-2001
8 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1976-1998



Series VI: Biography and mementos, Henry W.Hoagland, Jr., 1912-1995

Scope and Contents note
This series contains 2 boxes with 17 folders. The folders in box 9 contain correspondence with the New England Historic and Genealogical Society regarding the biography of Henry W. Hoagland, Jr. , materials for the book, book drafts, and articles pertaining to his career. Box 10 holds three books which contain information about Mr. Hoagland's family or career and one folder with Stanford University Rose Bowl programs and articles.
box folder
20 10 Correspondence, Eisenhower Library, Kansas, Newbury Press, Boston 1984-2001
11 Correspondence, Newbury Press, re: Henry Hoagland papers 1999
12 Correspondence with NEGHS 1996-2002
13 Contract with NEGHS for Hoagland book 2001
14 NEHGS final pledges, publication of Hoagland book 2001-06
15 Correspondence regarding the publication of Henry Hoagland book, "Advance Man" 2001-2006
16 Hoagland book drafts
17 "Advance Man" proofs 2005
box folder
21 1 A Leader by Example: Harry Hoagland and the Dawn of American Venture Capital (2 copies)
2 Hoagland family records
3 Harry Hoagland diary 1929-34
4 Harry Hoagland, Jr., St. Anne's Church, general 1981-1995
5 Henry W. Hoagland, Jr. honors 1953,1969
6 Correspondence and newsclips
7 Photographs undated
8 Eaton's Ranch, Wolf, WY history 1982



Series VII: Correspondence, 1910-2001

Scope and Contents note
This series contains 2 boxes with 16 folders. Box 4 holds correspondence with various societies Mrs. Strange belongs to, such as the Society of Colonial Dames and the Rice Historical Society. Box 5 holds correspondence and papers relating to properties owned by Mrs. Strange and the Watkin family.
box folder
21 9 1930s
10 1940s
box folder
22 1 1950-52
2 1953
3 1954
4 1955
5 1956
6 1957
7 1958
box folder
23 1 1959
2 1960
3 1961
4 1962-64
5 1965-67
6 1968-69
7 1970-74
8 1975
box folder
24 1 1976-77
2 1978-79
3 1980-83
4 1984-87
box folder
25 1 1988-89
2 1990-92
3 1993-96
4 1997
box folder
26 1 1998-99
2 2000-01
3 2002-11
4 n.d.
Correspondents: Friends
box folder
27 1 Freeman, Tina (Mrs. Richard W.)
2 Gomila, L. Torrey
3 Guerard, Albert
4 Meyers, Alice Baker Jones (Mrs. John H.)
5 Oelker, "Tante" Marie
6 Ringle, Sara McIlhenny (Mrs. Andrew D.)
7 Sinnott, James B. III
box folder
28 1-2 Tuttle, Verna Sinnott
3 Zemurray, Pat & Samuel III
Correspondents: Family
box folder
29 1-3 Barrick, Rosemary Watkin
box folder
30 1 Barrick, Nolan & Betty
2 Barrick, Bruce
3-4 Biehl, Carl
5 Biehl family
box folder
31 1-2 Hoagland, Harry
3 Hoagland family
box folder
32 1 Hoagland family (continued)
2 Root, Anne Hoagland Plumb
3 Smith, Anne Barrick & Charles
4 Strange, Robert F. & family
5 Townsend family
box folder
33 1 Watkin, Andrew
2 Watkin, Annie Ray Townsend (Mrs. William Ward)
3 Watkin, Carol (Mrs. William Ward Jr.)
4 Watkin, Carol & William Ward Jr.
5 Watkin, John
box folder
34 1-3 Watkin, Josephine Cockrell (Mrs. William Ward)
box folder
35 1 Watkin, Josephine Cockrell (Mrs. William Ward)(continued)
2 Watkin, Mary Hancock (Mrs. Frederick)
3 Watkin, Tom
4 Watkin, William Ward
5 Watkin, William Ward Jr.
box folder
36 1 Watkin, William Ward Jr. (continued)
2 Watkin, William Ward III
3-5 Watkin family



Series VIII: Photographs, 1912-2000

Scope and Contents note
This series contains 6 boxes with 146 folders.
Ray Watkin
box folder
37 1 Infancy
2 Youth
3 College
4 Rice Institute
5 Passport
6 Travel
7 Boston, MA
8 Brenham, TX
9 Eaton's Ranch, WY (see also oversize)
10 Houston, TX
11 Kennebunkport, ME
12 New Orleans, LA
13 Tucson, AZ
14-17 90th birthday
18 The Hallmark 2007
19 Various
20-22 with others
23 Ray/Carl Biehl wedding
24 Ray & Bob Strange
25 Ray/Harry Hoagland wedding 1961
26 Ray & Harry: travel
27 Ray & Harry: Boston, MA
28 Ray & Harry: Eaton's Ranch, WY
29 Ray & Harry: Tucson, AZ
30 Ray & Harry: Washington, DC
box folder
38 1-2 Ray & Harry: various
Travel/Vacations
Eaton's Ranch, WY
box envelope
40 4 1960
5 1967
6 1969
7 1972-73
8 1973-74
9 1978
10 1979
11 1980
12 1982
13 1984
14 1980s
Tucson, AZ
box envelope
40 15 1976
16 1978
17 1978-79
18 1980
19 1981
20 1983 (John & Alice Baker Meyers visit)
21 1986
22 1992
23 1993
24 1994
25 "101" Ranch, CO (Harry's father's cabin)
Kennebunkport, ME
box envelope
41 1 1960
2 1961
3 1962
4 1964
5 1965 (with family)
6 1965
7 1966-67 (winter)
8 1967
9 1969-70
10 1971 (Jan/Feb) Tom Watkin & Jim Elkins III on winter vactaion from Hill School, PA
11 1979
12 1980
13 1981
14 1982 (with family)
15 1982 (Walker's Point-Bush compound)
16 1982 (altar dedication)
17 1987 (St. Ann's Episcopal Church; windows given by Harry Hoagland in memory of mother)
18 1981 (President & Mrs. Bush playing golf at Cape Arundel)
19 1992
20 1996
21 2000
Domestic
box envelope
41 22 Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, NM (Ray & Rosemary's trip prior to Rosemary's Oct. wedding to Nolan Barrick) summer 1938
23 New Orleans, LA 1950s
24 Fishing trip, New Orleans, LA 1953
25 Waveland, MS 1953
26 1960
27 Sea Island, GA 1972
28 Colorado Springs, CO 1978
29 Asheville, NC Nov 1979
30 San Diego & La Jolla, CA Jan 1980
31 Boston, MA Oct 1980
32 Rosedown Plantation, LA Dec 1980-Jan 1981
33 La Costa, CA Feb 1981
34 Virginia Apr 1981
35 Lubbock, TX Dec 1981
36 Florida 1981
37 Arizona Feb 1982
38 Society of Colonial Wars Apr 1982
39 Beaufort, SC May 1982
40 La Jolla, CA Feb 1983
41 Elkhorn Ranch, WY Apr 1983
42 Colorado Springs, CO 1988
43 Republican National Convention, Houston, TX Aug 1992
38 New Hampshire, 1992
45 South Carolina 2006
Europe
box envelope
41 46 France & Spain Summer 1928
Album-France (with earlier & later shots of Watkins) 1928 [1925, 1929]
box item
42 1 Album-France 1928
2 c. 1947
3 Switzerland 1949
4 Album-Europe 1940s-50s
box envelope
43 1 Antwerp 1952
2 France July 1952
3 1952
4 Hamburg 1954
5 1956-57
6 1961
7 1963
8 1969
9 Paris, France June 1983
10 June 1984
Various
box envelope
43 11 Northampton, England 1989
12 Mexico 1945, 1959
13 Panama Jan 1949
14 Bermuda
15 Mexico March 1981
16 Grand Cayman Islands Jan 1985
17 Jamaica Jan 1985
18 Caribbean (with Bill & Carol Watkin) Jan 1986
19 Panama Canal Feb 1988
20 Caribbean (Stanford Alumni Association)
Harry Hoagland
box folder
38 3 Various
4 Travel
5 Eaton's Ranch, WY
6 Houston, TX
7-8 Kennebunkport, ME
9 Tucson, AZ
10 Death/burial (album)
Family
box item
38 11 Early family album
12 Early family/travel album
box folder
39 1 Watkin family
2 Watkin, Josephine Cockrell
3 Watkin, William Ward Jr.
4 Watkin, William Ward Jr. "Bill" & Carol
5 William Ward Watkin Jr. family
6 William Ward Watkin III & family
7 Watkin, Billy & Tommy
8 Watkin, Tom
9 Watkin, Andy
10 Andy Watkin wedding July 1986
11 John Watkin & family
12 Watkin, Rosemary
13 Barrick, Nolan & Rosemary Watkin
14-15 Barrick family
16 Barrick, Bruce
17 Smith, Charles & Anne Barrick, & Austin
18-19 Watkin family groups
20 Biehl family
21 Hoagland family in CA 1972
22 Hoagland-Sorenson family
23 Hoagland-Plumb family
24 Anne Plumb-Jack Kelsey wedding, Princeton, NJ 1984
25 Anne Plumb Root's wedding, Princeton, NJ 1991
26 Robert Strange family
box folder
40 1 Bob & Ray Strange 2nd anniversary luncheon, Houston Country Club Jan 25, 1999
2 Strange family farm, Gay Hill, TX
3 Willerson family
Houses/Buildings
box folder
44 1 Dennis & Lucy Bright house, Danville, PA prior to 1880
2 Christ Episcopal Church, Danville, PA (where Mary Hancock & Frederick Watkin were married 1885)
3 Townsend properties in Columbus & Nixon, TX
4 Townsend properties: Julia Ann Ragscale house and cabins in Nixon & Gonzales, TX 1980
5 William Ward Watkin house, 5009 Caroline, Houston, TX
6 Josephine Watkin house, Houston, TX
7 Josephine Watkin house contents, Houston, TX
8-9 Ray Watkin New Orleans house, 1467 Arabella
10 Ray & Harry Hoagland apartment, 330 Beacon St., Boston, MA 1972-73
11 Ray & Harry Hoagland Tucson, AZ house, 7962 N. Casas Cameo
12 Ray & Harry Hoagland Tucson, AZ house addition 1985
13 William Ward Jr. & Carol Watkin house, Beaufort, SC Dec 1982
14 William Ward Jr. & Carol Watkin house, NJ
15 John Watkin & family house, Chapel Hill, NC 1997
16 Tom Watkin house, Vermont 1983
17 Kennebunkport, ME house
18 Kennebunkport house prior to remodeling
19 Kennebunkport house remodeling 1970-71
20 Kennebunkport house enlarging Fall 1978
21 Kennebunkport house addition June 1983
22 Josephine Watkin Hallmark apartment, Houston, TX 1978, 1987
23 Ray & Bob Strange Willowick penthouse, Houston, TX
24 Ray & Harry Hoagland townhouse, 822 Augusta, Houston, TX 1986, 1993
25 Ray & Harry Hoagland townhouse Dec 1987
26 Hoagland farmhouse & cemetery, Griggstown, NJ
27 Henry V. Hoagland house, Somerset Co., NJ
28 Aneje Hoagland house, Cape Cod, MA 1967
29 Bob & Ray Strange Gay Hill Farm, TX 2006
General interest
box envelope
45 1 William Ward Watkin & Annie Ray Townsend honeymoon at Grave Park Inn, Asheville, NC June 1914
2 Oak Alley, LA; New Orleans, LA; Carl & Ray Biehl, friends, boat "Sylvia" Nov 1952-Apr 1953
3 1959-60
4 Golf, Boston 1960
5 1961-62
6 Boston, MA with Watkin family Winter 1961/62
7 1962
8 Harry Hoagland's paintings 1962
9 Columbus, TX 1963
10 1963-64
11 ARD affiliate dinner 1965
12 1966
13 1966 Christimas; 1967
14-15 1967
16 Kennebunkport, Nantucket, Bruce Barrick, Christmas 1967
17 Betty & Sam Zemurray wedding, Boston, MA May 1968
18 Christmas with WWW Jr. family, Philadelphia, PA 1968
19 1968-69
20 1969
21 1970
22 1971
23 1971-72
24 ME friends 1972
25 Visiting friends in ME, GA, LA 1972
26 Chatham Hall reunion 1972
27 Christmas in Lubbock, TX with Nolan & Rosemary Barrick family
28 1972-73
29 1973-74
30 La Jolla, CA Mar 1974
32 Shelby Davis & Asa, NE Harbor, ME Aug 1974
32 Milton Eisenhower, NE Harbor, ME Aug 1974
33 St. Anne's Church, Kennebunkport, ME Labor Day 1974
box envelope
46 1 1974-75
2 Friends in ME, MT, Eaton's Ranch, WY 1975
3 Friends in ME, La Jolla, CA, Eaton's Ranch, WY 1975-77
4 Tony & Helen Hoagland wedding, Wellfleet, MA July 1978
5 Christmas with Barricks, Lubbock, TX 1978
6 1980-81
7 John Watkin Gettysburg College graduation, PA May 1982
8 Chatham Hall 50th reunion May 1982
9 White House, Washington, DC June 1982
10 Anne Plumb Colby College graduation June 1982
11 Thanksgiving in New Orleans, LA; Christmas in Houston, TX; Josephine Watkin, Barrick family in Lubbock, TX; Kennebunkport, ME, Tucson, AZ, Eaton's Ranch, WY 1982
12 Anne Barrick/Charles Smith wedding, Lubbock, TX [?] July 1983
13 Tucson, AZ, Kennebunkport, ME, Lubbock, TX; Hoagland family cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO 1984
14 1986-87
15 CA with WWW Jr. & Carol July-Aug 1987
16 Alice Baker Meyers/Ray Hoagland tea Nov 1987
17 1990
18 Reunion of Burford family at Marcus & Annie Burford Townsend house, Columbus, TX Nov 1995
19 Travis Park Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX 1996
20 Strange ranch, Gay Hill TX Easter 1998
21 Anne & Charlie Smith, Strange ranch, Gay Hill, TX May 1998
22 Bob & Ray Strange 1st anniversary party given by John & Alice Meyers, Gay Hill, TX 1998
23 Mary & Ben Anderson engagement party for grandsons, James E. Abell & Benjamin C. Giese, River Oaks Country Club, Houston, TX June 19, 2004
24 Asheville, NC school windows given by Harry Hoagland in memory of brothers, Anthony "Tony" Dey Hoagland and Henry Veghte Hoagland, school scenes n.d.
Rice Institute/University
box envelope
46 25 Friends of Fondren & Engineering Alumni Awards Nov 1999
26 William Ward Watkin Chair in Architecture reception Nov 2, 1999
27 Endowment for Dean of Architecture dinner Feb 2000
28 Reception honoring first winner of WWW Traveling Chair in Architecture [1929] Feb 2000
29 Various
Political
box folder
46 30 Advance Man: The Life and TImes of Harry Hoagland (Eisenhower presidency) presentation by New England Historic Genealogical Society, Houston, TX (NEHGS Director Brenton Simons, Herbert Simons, Jim & Janet Hoagland Sorenson; Houston, TX Jan 2006
31 Hoagland & US Presidents
32 Various (see also oversize)



Series IX: Oversize

Scope and Contents note
This series contains 4 boxes with 29 folders and one box of loose, oversize awards, photos and plaques.
Certificates
box box
47 47 Establishment of the William Ward Watkin Ednowed Chair in Architecture (Rice University), May 1999, by Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange
Annie Ray Watkin Hoagland membership, Massachusetts Society of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, June 2, 1976
Annie Burford Townsend membership, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Nov. 17, 1914
Friends of Fondren Library Award, Rice University, to Ray Watkin Strange, Nov. 13, 1999
Henry Williamson Hoagland, Jr. membership, Holland Society of New York, Oct. 14, 1965
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission certificate of appreciation to Annie Ray Watkin Biehl Hoagland, for contribution to San Jacinto Battleground, Jan. 8, 1987
Harvard University Master in Business Administration to Henry Williamson Hoagland, June 22, 1939
Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH, Ray Hoagland as Overseer, Sept. 23, 1989
New England HIstoric Generalogical Society John Quincy Adams Society pewter tray to Ray Watkin Hoagland Strange, n.d.
Photographs
box
47 Ray Watkin/Harry Hoagland wedding portrait (2 copies) June 24, 1961
Harry Hoagland (2 views) ca. 1961
Justis & Julia Hunter Seldomridge Hoagland and children: Charles, Harry, Harriet Julia ca. 1876
Ray Watkin (2 views) 1939
Ray Watkin Biehl wedding portrait 1939
Ray Watkin Biehl ca. 1940
William Ward Watkin ca. 1948
William Ward Watkin ca. 1915-20
Annie Ray Townsend (2 views) n.d.
Annie Burford Townsend n.d.
Marcus Townsend n.d.
Eaton's Ranch, Wolf, WY
box
47 Riders on horseback: Ed Clapp, Ray Hoagland, Nancy Hornsberger, Harry Hoagland late 1980s
Ray & Harry Hoagland with horses (2 copies) early 1970s
Political
box
47 Harry & Ray Hoagland at White House reception for the Senatorial Trust Group May 16, 1989
Ray Hoagland greeting President George Bush at White House reception May 1989
WY Senator Al Simpson, Ray & Harry Hoagland, Ann Simpson at Senatorial Trust meeting, Washington, DC ca. 1987
???, Harry Hoagland, Bill Casey, Ray Hoagland, Mrs. Casey n.d.
Harry Hoagland, Vice President George Bush, Barbara Bush, Ray Hoagland at VP's house reception, Washington, DC 1980s
Ray & Harry Hoagland talking with Indiana Senator Dick Lugar June 26, 1984
President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1956
Albums
box
47 Ray Watkin & Carl Biehl honeymoon, Panama Canal-Los Angeles, CA Dec. 1939
Ray & Carl Biehl scrapbook 1940s-50s