Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Chamberlain-Cravens-Cullinan family papers, 1900-2010 MS 594



source Chamberlain, Nancy Cravens (estate)
Title: Chamberlain-Cravens-Cullinan family papers
Dates: 1900-2010
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, personal records, genealogy books, memorabilia, audio and visual materials, and ephemera collected by Nancy Cravens Chamberlain and representing the lives of her grandfather, Joseph Stephen Cullinan; her parents, Mary Cullinan and James R. Cravens; and herself and her siblings.
Identification: MS 594
Quantity: 70 Cubic Feet(43 boxes + oversize materials)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

The person who primarily preserved the items in this collection is Nancy Cravens Chamberlain, born in 1932 to Mary Cullinan and James Rorick Cravens. Mary Cullinan Cravens was one of five children born to Joseph Stephen Cullinan, founder of oil companies culminating with what became Texaco, early civic leader in Houston, and resident of the Shadyside development, one of the original houses being his.

J. S. Cullinan was born on December 31, 1860 near Sharon, Pennsylvania, the oldest son and second of eight children. Beginning to work in the Pennsylvania oilfields at the age of fourteen, he learned essentially every task associated with oil production. At the age of 22 he joined Standard Oil and held several management positions before leaving in 1895, at the age of 35, to form his own company, Petroleum Iron Works, which manufactured steel storage tanks.

When oil was discovered in Corsicana, Texas, in 1894, Cullinan was sought out for advice on production and marketing techniques. In Corsicana he formed a company in his own name, which later became the Magnolia Petroleum Company. Cullinan was instrumental in introducing oil as a fuel for locomotives, the use of natural gas for heating and lighting, and using oil to settle dust on streets. In 1899 he constructed a refinery south of Corsicana, the first such facility west of the Mississippi. Also in 1899 he had an important role in persuading the Texas legislature to enact the state’s first statute for petroleum conservation.

Shortly after the Spindletop discovery in 1901 Cullinan moved to Beaumont, where he founded the Texas Company (later Texaco). In 1905 he moved the Texaco headquarters to Houston. Losing his controlling interest of Texaco stock in a proxy fight with eastern investors in 1913, Cullinan resigned as president but remained active in the industry. He was instrumental in developing the Sour Lake, Humble, and East Texas oilfields.

From 1913 to 1919 Cullinan served as president of the Houston Chamber of Commerce and supported development of the Houston Ship Channel. In 1922 he was responsible for construction of the North Side Belt Railway around the city. He served as special advisor to the Food Administration under Herbert Hoover during World War I. Beneficiaries of his philanthropy were the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Houston Negro Hospital. He served as chairman of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Committee from 1928 to 1933. In 1937 while visiting his friend Herbert Hoover in Palo Alto, California, Cullinan died of pneumonia on March 11.

Members of three generations are represented in this collection: Nancy’s grandfather’s, J. S. Cullinan’s; her parents’, the Cravens’; and the generation of Nancy and her siblings, Anne, James “Chico,” and Patsy Cravens. Nancy was married to Charles Devere Chamberlain, Jr. from 1954 to 1974. The span of time represented in the collection is 1907 to 2003. Nancy Cravens Chamberlain died in 2010.

As the eldest surviving child of Mary and James Cravens, Nancy was the preserver of records, photographs, and memorabilia from the two preceding generations as well as her own. In addition to, effectively, being family historian, Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree in 1975 and a master’s in English in 1980 from the University of Houston. She became known for generous volunteer work teaching adult literacy classes for ten years. She also tutored children at Gregory Lincoln Elementary School and counseled alcoholics and drug addicts.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, personal records, photographs, genealogy books, e-mails, audio and visual materials, other books, memorabilia, and ephemera. Three generations are represented, particularly in the correspondence and photographs. The extensive correspondence portion is made up of letters of family members, friends, and business associates. Personal records include estate documents of various family members. Also included are business correspondence and publications about J. S. Cullinan’s several oil companies, as well as material related to James Rorick Cravens and Cravens, Dargan, and Company. The photographs are comprised of both family photographs at home and pictures taken in various vacation settings in both the U.S. and abroad.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Chamberlain – Cravens – Cullinan family papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cullinan, J. S. (Joseph Stephen)
Subjects (Organizations)
Chamberlain, Nancy Cravens (estate)
Subjects
Petroleum industry and trade
Places
Houston (Tex.) -- History.
Genres
photographs
scrapbooks
diaries
letters (correspondence)
genealogies (histories)

Related Materials

Chamberlain Genealogy Book Collection housed separately at the Woodson Research Center

Joseph S. Cullinan Papers, 1893-1939, ID: 07/2006-009, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chamberlain – Cravens – Cullinan family papers, 1900-2010, MS 594, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was received from the estate of Nancy Cravens Chamberlain December 23, 2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence

Subseries A: Family
box folder
1 1 James Arcidiacono 1979-1981
2 Johnny Arcidiacono 1974-1980
3 Joseph Arcidiacono 1980
4 Peter Arcidiacono 1976-1978
5 Anne Chamberlain 1951-1986
6 Anne Chamberlain 1987-1993
7 Charles Chamberlain 1934-1977
8 Charles Chamberlain III 1971-1983
9 Charles Chamberlain III 1984-1991
10 Laura Chamberlain 1968-1992
11 Mary Chamberlain 1964-1990
12 Mary Chamberlain undated
13 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain childhood letters and ephemera 1932-1941
14 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1942-1945
15 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1946-1947
16 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1948
17 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1949
18 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1950
19 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1951
20 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1952
21 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1953-1954
22 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1955
box folder
2 1 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1956-1957
2 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1958-1965
3 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1966-1969
4 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1970-1975
5 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 1976-1978
6 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain 2001, undated
7 The Chamberlains (Charles’ parents) 1957
8 Detta and Martha Considine 1920-1930
9 Jane Considine 1932
10 Mr. and Mrs. John Considine 1928-1971
11 Augusta Donna Ferguson Cravens 1929-1937
12 Augusta Donna Ferguson Cravens 1938-1948, undated
13 Clay Cravens 1975-1980
14 James Cravens 1907-1935
15 James Rorick Cravens 1902-1949
16 James Rorick Cravens 1950-1959
17 James Rorick Cravens 1960-1977, undated
18 James "Chico" Cravens, Jr. 1944-1997
19 Kay Cravens 1967
20 Malcolm Cravens 1929-1994
21 Mary Catherine Cullinan Cravens 1911-1927
22 Mary Catherine Cullinan Cravens 1928-1929
23 Mary Catherine Cullinan Cravens 1930-1974
24 Mary Catherine Cullinan Cravens 1975-1985, undated
25 Patsy Cravens 1944-1979
26 Will Cravens 1975-1977
27 The Cullinans 1930-1935
28 Anna Cullinan 1898-1954
29 Barbara Cullinan 1936-1976
30 Barrie Cullinan 1975-1976
31 Craig Cullinan 1911-1949
32 Craig Cullinan, Jr. 1935-1983
33 Edith Cullinan 1930-1948
34 Eustace Cullinan 1930
35 Frank Cullinan 1918
36 Harvey J. Cullinan 1934
37 John Halm Cullinan 1912-1917
box folder
3 1 J.S. Cullinan 1890s
2 J.S. Cullinan 1900-1904
3 J.S. Cullinan 1905-1909
4 J.S. Cullinan 1910-1914
5 J.S. Cullinan 1915-1919
6 J.S. Cullinan 1920-1922
7 J.S. Cullinan 1923-1925
8 J.S. Cullinan 1926-1928
9 J.S. Cullinan 1929-1930
10 J.S. Cullinan 1931-1932
11 J.S. Cullinan 1933-1934
12 J.S. Cullinan 1935
13 J.S. Cullinan 1936-1937
14 J.S. Cullinan undated
15 Joseph Cullinan II 1944-1983
16 Joseph Cullinan III 1983
17 Lucie Halm Cullinan 1898-1917
18 Lucie Halm Cullinan 1918-1928, undated
19 McAfee Cullinan 1934-1958
20 Nina Jane Cullinan 1916-1992, undated
21 Sue Cullinan 1983
22 Willie Cullinan 1931
23 Helen Ferguson 1929-1959
24 Mary Halm 1891-1893
25 Michael Halm 1899
26 W.E. Halm 1924-1925
27 Anderson Todd 1977
28 David Anderson Todd 1969-1980
29 Emily Leland Todd 1965-1976
30 Lucie Wray Todd 1942-1985
31 A.J. Wray 1931-1976
32 Margaret Cullinan Wray 1898-1928
33 Margaret Cullinan Wray 1929-1942
34 Margaret Cullinan Wray 1943-1947
35 Margaret Cullinan Wray 1948-1994
36 Margaret Cullinan Wray undated
Subseries B: Friends and Associates
box folder
4 1 Irmgard V.R. Alexander 1930-1931
2 Landon and Charlean Alexander 1976
3 Palmer Archer 1934
4 Ike Ashburn 1943
5 Autry Family 1904-1976
6 General Correspondence-A 1924-1994
7 Dori Babyak 1985-1987
8 Adelaide Baker 1929-1976
9 Edgar J. Banks 1935
10 E.C. Barkley 1929
11 Cupe Black 1935
12 E. Bolle 1974
13 Mrs. B.F. Bonner 1933
14 Gutzon and Mary Borglum 1929-1936
15 H.I. Brady 1931
16 Tucker Bremen 1933-1935
17 Marjory Bridge 1932-1938
18 Debbie Brown 1974-1975
19 T.E. Buchanan 1926-1928
20 General Correspondence- B 1919-2001
21 Richard Campbell 1928-1935
22 Eloise Helbig Chalmera 1929-1958
23 Ralph Cole 1978
24 Calvin Coolidge 1930
25 William T. Cosgrave 1930-1935
26 Carey Croneis 1969
27 Leo St. Cyr 1935
28 General Correspondence-C 1921-1992
29 E.H. Daly 1959
30 Helen Dann 1975
31 Helen Denby 1923-1929
32 The Diehls 1949
33 Hugh Durbin 1983-1984
34 James Durbin 1931
35 General Correspondence-D 1922-1994
36 Joe H. Eagle 1928-1933
37 Betsy Eames 1929-1967
38 Virginia Elder 1954-1955
39 General Correspondence-E 1968-1994
40 Karin Fagerburg 1948-1950
41 Ed Feeney 1928
42 Frank C. Flanagan 1922-1928
43 Mary Frances 1920-1931
44 Carolyn Wilford Fuqua 1985
45 General Correspondence-F 1887-1967
46 Chaille Thompson Gale 1976-1990
47 Mary Garden 1930-1934
48 Eula Garrison 1918-1934
49 Duane V. Geis 1994
50 Oliver St. J. Gogarty 1930
51 Jolie Golumb 1974-1975
52 J.E. Gorman 1928-1934
53 Joseph F. Guffey 1928-1930
54 General Correspondence-G 1903-1994
55 Louise Closser Hale 1930
56 Ross Harris 1975
57 Will Hogg 1912-1914
58 Virginia H. Holt 1947-1948
59 Eleanor E. Hondias 1924
60 Roy A. Howard 1931-1934
61 Dorothea Hugel 1947-1949
62 General Correspondence-H 1922-1994
63 General Correspondence-I 1935
64 Virginia Jago 1939-1955
65 General Correspondence-J 1922-1984
66 Chaille Cage Kelly 1929-1994
67 E.J. Kyle 1930-1931
68 General Correspondence-K 1929-1983
69 Marion Law 1926-1977
70 Mary Loudon 1934-1939
71 The Lovetts 1928-1969
72 Frank O. Lowden 1930-1931
73 General Correspondence-L 1930-1990
74 Lee Malone 1958
75 Gene Markery 1923
76 Watt R. Matthews 1929
77 T.J. McMillan 1933-1934
78 Nanette Mengel 1950
79 Bunny Meyers 1973-1975
80 Emma Guffey Miller 1933-1935
81 Roy Miller 1934
82 Frances D. Misfeldt 1948-1949
83 Betty B. Mitchell 1934
84 W.W. Moore 1928-1930
85 George R. Morgan 1943-1971
86 E.E. Morrison 1920-1921
87 W.G. Morrison 1921
88 General Correspondence-M 1895-1994
90 Hugo Neuhaus, Jr. 1958
91 Midshipman R.G. Neville 1950
92 General Correspondence-N 1929
93 Eugenie Osi 1898-1936
94 General Correspondence-O 1928-1983
95 Ethel Parks 1975-1994
96 R.E. Powell 1931-1938
97 General Correspondence-P 1891-1936
98 General Correspondence-Q 1920
box folder
5 1 Eliya Randall 1952-1954
2 Francine Randolph 1928-1940
3 Mary Reed 1975
4 Karl Reiland 1930-1931
5 Ruth Rieber 1958-1971
6 T. Rieber 1935-1966
7 Florence Rogers 1933
8 Rundle Family (Austria) undated
9 George W. Russell 1923-1935
10 General Correspondence-R 1928-1985
11 Richard F. Sawyer 1928-1971
12 Ruth Sawyer 1958-1982
13 Schmitt Family 1947-1950
14 Pete Schweppe 1994
15 Mrs. W.A. Scott 1956
16 David C. Seager 1977
17 Estelle Sharp 1929
18 R.A. Shepherd 1927-1930
19 E.P. Sine 1931
20 Lucy A. Singleton 1950
21 Daniel S. Slawson 1945
22 Anne Staley 1976
23 Walter Starkie 1957-1959
24 Vilhjalmur Stefansson 1922-1930
25 Henry Stude, Jr. 1940-1946
26 Henry Stude 1933-1945
27 Jane Stude 1916-1973
28 General Correspondence-S 1887-1994
29 General Correspondence-T 1928-1994
30 General Correspondence-U 1975-1979
31 Vladimir Vaiecha 1989-1992
32 Frank E. Vandiver 1969-1970
33 General Correspondence-V 1936-1968
34 John Walsh 1933
35 Marge Wilford 1972-1976
36 William Williamson 1930
37 Mildred Meador Wilson 1960-1961
38 William A. Wilson 1922
39 J.E. Wooding 1930-1931
40 General Correspondence-W 1923-1996
41 Martha Youngblood 1985-1986
42 General Correspondence-Y undated
43 C.M. Zimmer 1934-1935
44 General Correspondence-Z 1985
45 Agnes 1930
46 General Correspondence, First Name A-D 1892-1994
47 Ed and Sally 1926-1959
48 General Correspondence, First Name E-J 1909-1997
49 Katy Ruth 1914-1929
50 Loo/Roo 1932-1999
51 General Correspondence, First Name K-O 1912-1994
52 General Correspondence, First Name P-Z 1923-1990
53 Various German Correspondents (WWII era)
Subseries C: Businesses and Organizations
box folder
5 54 Fidelity Trust Company 1915-1920
55 Fidelity Trust Company 1921-1924
56 Fidelity Trust Company 1925-1928
57 Fidelity Trust Company 1929-1932
58 Fidelity Trust Company 1933-1936
59 Fidelity Trust Company 1937-1945
60 Glenwood Cemetery 1977-1997
61 Harris County Afro-American Medical Association 1929
62 Houston Parks Board 1981-1993
63 Junior League 1929-1994
64 L.W. Stolz Memorials 1976-1977
65 Museum of Fine Arts Houston 1928-1965
66 Navarro County Historical Society 1977-1979
67 Petroleum Protective Association, Inc. 1925-1927
68 veterans' Affairs 1976
69 W.M. Egan and Sons LTD 1930
70 Houston Organizations 1928-1994
71 Non-Houston Organizations 1927-1979
Subseries D: Children's Notes and Ephemera
box folder
6 1 Drawings
2 School Projects
3 Medical Reports for Nancy, Patsy, and Chico
4 Notes from Kids
5 Paper Dolls 1910-1911
6 Reports from Camp
Subseries E: School Records
box folder
6 7 Chatham Hall: General
8 Chatham Hall: Alumni Publications
9 Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
10 Hollins College
11 Lewis and Clark College
12 Smith College: Events
13 Smith College: Records
14 Smith College: Reunions
15 Smith College: Schoolwork 1921-1923
16 St. Stephen's Episcopal School
17 University of Houston
18 Miscellaneous School Records
Subseries F: Births, Marriages, and Deaths
box folder
6 19 Flower Cards from Lucie Halm Cullinan's death 1927
20 Sympathy Cards regarding the death of James Cravens, Sr. 1936-1937
21 Sympathy Letters regarding the death of J.S. Cullinan 1937
22 Telegrams regarding the death of J.S. Cullinan 1937
23 Sympathy Letters regarding Donna Cravens' death 1951
24 Sympathy Letters regarding Rorick Cravens' death (1 of 2) 1976
25 Sympathy Letters regarding Rorick Cravens' death (2 of 2) 1976
26 Sympathy Letters regarding Rorick Cravens' death, businesses and organizations 1976
27 Donations made to Palmer Memorial Church in memory of Rorick Cravens 1976-1977
box folder
7 1 Miscellaneous Donations made in memory of Rorick Cravens 1976
2 Sympathy Cards regarding the death of Nina Cullinan 1983
3 Miscellaneous Donations made in memory of Nina Cullinan 1983
4 Sympathy Letters regarding Margaret Cullinan Wray 1985
5 Miscellaneous Donations made in memory of Margaret Cullinan Wray 1985
6 Sympathy Cards regarding the death of Mary C. Cullinan Cravens 1994
7 Funeral Registries and Thank You Note Lists, Mary C. Cullinan Cravens 1994
8 Sympathy Cards regarding the death of Mary C. Cullinan Cravens 1994
9 Cards for wedding of J.R. and Mary Cravens 1929
10 Letters regarding Nancy's birth 1932
11 Letters regarding Chico's birth 1933
12 Letters regarding Patsy's birth 1936
13 Small notes sent with Gifts and Flowers for Children's births
Subseries G: Miscellaneous
box folder
7 14 A.E.'s visit to the states
15 Art Appraisals and Gallery Correspondence
16 Attempts to postpone Charles Chamberlain's Military Service
17 Christmas Cards
18 Congratulatory telegrams to Nina Cullinan undated
19 Farm House
20 Invitations
21 Finances of Estes Park House
22 Specifications of the Estes Park House
23 Telegrams regarding Mary Cravens' Hospital Stay and Operation 1937
box folder
8 1 Estate of Mary C. Cravens 1994
2 Estate of Nina Cullinan 1983
3 Trust Accounts
4 Records from Lucie Cullinan's death 1929
5 Estate of J. Rorick Cravens (1 of 2)
6 Estate of Rorick J. Cravens (2 of 2)
7 Legal Documents and Official Statements
8 Cravens Parkway
9 Abstract of title to Morse subdivision
box folder
9 1 Correspondence fragments
2 Unidentified correspondence (with nicknames or illegible)
3 Unsigned correspondence
4 Unmatched envelopes



Series II: J.S. Cullinan and The Texas Company

Subseries A: Correspondence
box folder
10 1 Allen, Winnie
2 Autry Family
3 Correspondence: C
4 Cullinan, Craig Jr.
5 Cullinan, Joe
6 Cullinan, John
7 Cullinan, J.S.
8 Cullinan, Nina
9 Durbin, James H.
10 Correspondence: D-E
11 Flanagan, Frank C.
12 Correspondence: G-H
13 King, John O.
14 Kingsbury, K.R.
15 Correspondence: M-S
16 Sinclair, W.T.
17 Tinsley, James
18 Correspondence: W
Subseries B: Newspapers
box folder
10 19 J.S. Cullinan Newspaper Clips 1917-1982
20 Cullinan, Dr. M.P. 1927
21 Healy, James
22 Houston Chamber of Commerce Magazine 1947, 1952
23 Houston Negro Hospital
24 Houston News, General 1904-1963
25 Houston Zoo Tiger Attack 1926
26 Irish Statesman 1930
27 Mercy Hospital 1974
28 Philanthropy 1976-1982
29 Stewart and Stevenson 1961
30 Strauss, Lewis L. 1974
31 Texas Chamber of Commerce
32 Texas Parade Magazine 1953
33 Texas Oil Industry 1920-1938
34 Theodore Roosevelt Dinner
35 Tinsley and King Research
Series C: Corporate Publications
box folder
10 36 American Republic Corporation
37 Barber Oil Corporation
38 Harris County Heritage Society Wildcatters Ball 1978
39 Intracoastal Canal Association
40 Magnolia Petroleum Company
41 Maya Corporation
42 Petroleum Iron Works Company
43 Second National Bank of Houston
44 Standard Oil Company
45 Texaco Publications (1 of 2)
46 Texaco Publications (2 of 2)
47 Texaco News
48 Texaco Sour Lake Anniversary (1 of 2) 1993
49 Texaco Sour Lake Anniversary (2 of 2)
50 Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association
Subseries D: James Rorick Cravens and Cravens, Dargan & Company
box folder
10 51 Correspondence: Abshier, Hobby
52 Correspondence: Baker, Botts, Parker & Garwood
53 Correspondence: Blodgett, W.A.
54 Correspondence: Cravens, Augusta
55 Correspondence: Cravens, James
56 Correspondence: Cravens, Rorick
57 Correspondence: C-D
58 Correspondence: G-H
59 Correspondence: Kirkland, William
60 Correspondence: L-N
61 Correspondence: O-R
62 Correspondence: Reorden, Dwight P.
63 Correspondence: S-W
64 Cravens, Dargan & Company Publications
65 The Cravens Primer 1929-1969
66 Newsclippings: Cravens, James
67 Newsclippings: Cravens, James Rorick
68 Newspaper: Cravens, Dargan & Company
69 Newspaper: Gulf Coast Investment Corporation
70 Newspaper: Second National Bank of Houston
71 Newspaper: Texas Commerce Bank
72 Newspaper: The Wyatt Way 1953
73 Texas Fund Incorporated
74 Cravens Ranch Appraisal 1992-1993



Series III: Photographs

Subseries A: Chamberlain Family Photos
box folder
11 1 Chamberlain
2 Chamberlain Family 1990-99
3 Chamberlain Family 2000
4 Chamberlain Family undated
5 Chamberlain Family Portraits
6 Chamberlain, Anne
7 Chamberlain, Charles III
8 Chamberlain, Daniel
9 Chamberlain, Mary
10 Chamberlain, Nancy (1 of 2)
11 Chamberlain, Nancy (2 of 2)
12 N. Chamberlain Slides 1986
13 N. Chamberlain Family
14 N. Chamberlain Family 1997
15 N. Chamberlain Family 2000
16 N. Chamberlain Family, Trip to Europe 2000
17 N. Chamberlain Family 2001
18 N. Chamberlain Family 2002
19 N. Chamberlain Family 2003
20 N. Chamberlain Family, Trip to Europe 2005
21 N. Chamberlain Family, Cards
22 Weddings
Subseries B: Cravens Family Photos
box folder
12 1 Cravens (1 of 3)
2 Cravens (2 of 3)
3 Cravens (3 of 3)
4 Augusta Tuttle Cravens (Donna)
5 James Cravens
6 James Cravens: House at 3416 Montrose Boulevard
7 James "Chico" Cravens
8 Malcom Cravens
9 Mary Cravens
10 Nancy Tuttle Ferguson Cravens
11 Rorick Cravens
12 J.A. Howse
13 Blasmer Brigade at Farm & Galveston
14 Boston 1926-1927
15 Bronxville, NY
16 Cheyenne (1 of 2) 1923
17 Cheyenne (2 of 2) 1923
18 Corsicana Farm 1913
19 Deer Park 1917
20 Eden
21 Friends and Family 1912-1913
22 Fort Worth Trip 1928
23 High School
24 Josephine Stich
25 Lake Placid Club
26 Landscape
27 Linville
28 Katy Ruth, Nina, Mary C.
29 Killarrey
30 Lucy Cullinan and Family
31 Maplewood Golf Links undated
32 Mount Park
33 Niagara Falls 1913
34 Shadyside 1919
35 Sugar Hill Farm 1913
36 Summer Farm 1918
17 Unidentified 1917
38 Unidentified 1925
39 Unidentified 1927
40 Unidentified undated
41 Vacations: Alaska
42 Vacations: Alaska, Canada, Glacier Park
43 Vacations: Colorado 1918
44 Vacations: Greece, Scotland, Turkey
45 Vacations: Mexico
46 Vacations: Montana, Canada 1927
47 Vacations: U.K. (1 of 2)
48 Vacations: U.K. (2 of 2)
49 Vacations: Unidentified 1929
50 Vacations: Yellowstone
Subseries C: Cullinan Family Photos
box folder
13 1 Cullinan, J.S. Family
2 Cullinan, Children of J.S.
3 Cullinan, Grandchildren of J.S.
4 Cullinan undated
5 Cullinan Photo Album
6 Anna Cullinan
7 Craig Cullinan, Jr.
8 John Cullinan
9 J.S. Cullinan (1 of 2)
10 J.S. Cullinan (2 of 2)
11 J.S. Cullinan: Friends
12 J.S. Cullinan: House, Corsicana TX
13 J.S. Cullinan: House, 1603 Rusk Avenue
14 J.S. Cullinan: House, Santa Ana Farm
15 J.S. Cullinan: House, Shadyside
16 John Cullinan
17 Lucie Halm Cullinan
18 Nina Cullinan
19 Cullinan Park Dedication 1982
20 Houston Negro hospital (Riverside General) Dedication
21 Launching of Cape Beale 1944
22 Lake George, Middleton 1926
23 Postcards
24 Shadyside
25 Smith College
26 Unidentified Vacations
27 Unidentified undated
28 Watt's Ranch, Albany 1925
29 Family Groups, Cullinan-Cravens-Chamberlain
30 Ferguson
31 Todd
Subseries D: General Photos
box folder
14 1 Buildings
2 Graves
3 Landscapes
4 Pets
5 Unidentified 1930s
6 Unidentified 1940s
7 Unidentified 1950s
8 Unidentified 1960s
9 Unidentified (1 of 2) undated
10 Unidentified (2 of 2) undated
11 Unidentified Friends, Family, Adults
12 Unidentified Friends, Family, Children
13 Unidentified Portraits
14 Vacations
15 Vehicles
SubSeries E: Oversized Photographs
Box
15 Cullinan Photographs
Box
16 Cullinan-Cravens photographs
Subseries F: Negatives
box folder
17 1 Bear Creek
2 Bronxville, New York
3 Canada and Alaska 1914
4 Cheyenne 1923
5 Clearlake
6 Cravens 1951
7 Cravens 1952
8 Country Club
9 Cravens 1968
10 Cravens, Unidentified undated
11 R. Cravens 1962
12 Deer Park 1917
13 Eden
14 Europe Relatives 1922
15 Fort Worth Trip 1928
16 Garden of the Gods
17 Glacier National 1914
18 Glenwood Springs, Colorado
19 Grand Canyon
20 High School
21 House Party 1918
22 "Home"
23 Kent Place
24 Lake George 1922
25 Lake George 1926
26 Linville 1929
27 Park
28 Maplewood 1913
29 Mary Cullinan
30 Methodist Picnic
31 Mexico
32 Philadelphia
33 "Roof + K.S."
34 School
35 South Colorado 1921
36 Shennile Ranch
37 Summer Farm 1918
38 Unidentified 1915
39 Unidentified 1917
40 Unidentified 1918
41 Unidentified 1925
42 Unidentified 1927
43 Unidentified 1949
44 Unidentified undated
45 Waterford City
46 Waterford City, "War"
47 Watts Ranch, Albany 1925
48 Yosemite
49 N. Chamberlain
50 Mary C. Cullinan Cravens
51 Cullinan
52 Unidentified undated
box
17a Subseries G: Slides



Series IV: Genealogy

Subseries A: Books
box folder
18 1 Beavers, Joseph, A History of 1948
2 Bovard, Sarah, Diary 1859
3 Chamberlain Association of America 1908
4 Cravens, The House of 1972
5 Dawson, Robert, Descendants of 1874
6 Douglas Register 1750-1797
7 English, Thomas Descendants 1986
8 Fergusson, Ferguson, Fergus Records 1895
9 Gordons of Nethermur 1913
10 Harrison, Benjamin Ancestry 1893
11 Harrison, Settlers by the Long Grey Trail
12 Henderson Chronicles 1915
13 Henderson Family Records 1672-1865
14 Melungeons, Yesterday and Today
15 Kryder Family History, Volume I 1736-1803
16 Kryder Family History, Volume II 1736-1803
17 Lamb, Rose and Others: Genealogy 1904
box
19 House of Cravens
box folder
20 1 Murphy Family 2001
2 Patterson, James and his Descendants 1925
3 Patterson & Johnston, Concerning the Forefathers 1902
4 Pollard, Jonathan: Ancestry & Descendants 1891
5 Roberts Family, Early History of
6 Simmendinger Register 1709
7 Solana Ranch Stanzas, Rorick Cravens undated
8 Townsend Brothers, Memorial 1865
9 Tuttle, James & Rebecca : Descendants of: Solomon Tuttle
10 Tuttle/Tuthill, Lines in America 1968
Subseries B: E-mails (by family)
box folder
20 11 Aikens, Valencia
12 Allen/Blackman Family
13 Barton Family
14 Beall Family
15 Beavers
16 Black Family
17 Boone Family
19 Carrigh
20 Chamberlain (1 of 3)
21 Chamberlain (2 of 3)
22 Chamberlain (3 of 3)
23 Cherokee Blood Line
24 Clerkin
25 Considine
26 Cravens (1 of 3)
27 Cravens (2 of 3)
28 Cravens (3 of 3)
box folder
21 1 Crume
2 Cullinan (1 of 2)
3 Cullinan (2 of 2)
4 Dawson (1 of 2)
5 Dawson (2 of 2)
6 Declan
7 Dennis Family
8 Dubque
9 Ellis
10 English Family (1 of 4)
11 English Family (2 of 4)
12 English Family (3 of 4)
13 English Family (4 of 4)
14 Ferguson (1 of 2)
15 Ferguson (2 of 2)
16 Gordon
17 Hale, Pau
18 Halm
19 Hampton, Andrew
20 Harrison (1 of 2)
21 Harrison (2 of 2)
22 Hazelhurst
23 Hill, Robert
24 Holser
25 Johnston Family
26 Keeton Family
27 Lamme
28 Love
29 Magill Family
30 Mareck Family
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22 1 Murphy (1 of 2)
2 Murphy (2 of 2)
3 Kinnan
4 Kryder Family
5 McDowell, Elizabeth
6 Mills
7 Nara
8 Nelson, Patricia
9 Nickell Family
10 Patterson (1 of 2)
11 Patterson (2 of 2)
12 Pegelow, Katie
13 Phillips, Judy
14 Plemmons
15 Pollard
16 Quapaw Indians
17 Rivas, Barbara
18 Rose Family
19 Roberts Family
20 Rogen
21 Scott Family
22 Smith, Thomas and Rebecca
23 Stewart
24 Stump Family
25 Todd, David
26 Townsend Family
27 Tuttles Family
28 Wallace, Don
29 Wharfedale Family
30 Wright
31 Young Family
Subseries C: E-mails (by geographic region)
box folder
22 32 Arkansas
33 California, Solano County
34 Delaware
35 England, Bristol
36 England, Yorkshire County
37 Germany
38 Iowa
39 Ireland, Clare County (1 of 3)
box folder
23 1 Ireland, Clare County (2 of 3)
2 Ireland, Clare County (3 of 3)
3 Ireland, General
4 Kentucky
5 Missouri
6 Ohio
7 Oklahoma
8 Pennsylvania
9 Tennessee
10 Tennessee, Rhea County
Subseries D: General Research
box folder
23 11 Ancestry List (1 of 2)
12 Ancestry List (2 of 2)
13 Assembly
14 Chamberlain, Anne
15 Chamberlain, Charles
16 Cravens, James Rorick
17 Cravens Chamberlain, Mary
18 Cullinan, J.S. Materials
19 “D.O.”
20 Family Finder Report
21 Family History 1
22 Family History 2
23 Family History 3
24 Family Record
25 Family Tree
26 The Humble Way, Sept./Oct. 1951
27 Indian Land Cessions
28 Keighley, 1880. Christmas Murder
29 KnowX.com
30 Lincoln, Abraham Ancestry
31 Maps
32 Merkin, W.S. Interview
33 Misc. Family Files
34 Newspaper Clippings, 1920s
35 Newspaper Clippings, 1930s
36 Newspaper Clippings, 1940s
37 Newspaper Clippings, 1950s
38 Newspaper Clippings, 1960s
39 Newspaper Clippings, 1970s
40 Newspaper Clippings, 1980s
41 Newspaper Clippings, 1990s
42 Newspaper Clippings, n.d.
43 Quakers
44 Rains
45 Rootsweb
46 Smith, Alfred Publications
27 Unidentified
Subseries E: Audio and Visual Materials
box
24 Family History CDs: Atlantic, Southern, and Midwest census data, 1600-1950
box
25 Atlantic, Midwest and Southern States, Census and Family name data from 1700-1900
box
26 Atlantic and Southern States, Germany and U.K. 1600-1900



Series V: Books, Memorabilia, Ephemera, and Printed Materials

box folder
27 1 Augusta (Donna) Ferguson Cravens Recipe book, 1895-1900
2 Augusta (Donna) Ferguson Cravens Journal, 1897
3 Augusta (Donna) Ferguson Cravens Journal, 1897
4 Songs of Dartmouth College-Rorick Cravens, 1900-1920
5 Mary C. Cullinan Diary, 1916
6 Mary Cullinan High School Scrapbook, 1917-1918
7 Mary C. Cullinan Diary, 1918
8 Mary Cullinan-“Daily Theme,” October-November 1919
9 Mary Cullinan Diary, 1919
10 Rorick Cravens-Dartmouth yearbook, 1922
11 J.S. Cullinan donor book, 1910-1920
12 Mary C. Cullinan log book, 1920
13 Mary C. Cullinan Geography Notebook, 1921
14 Mary C. Cullinan Art Notebook, 1921
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28 1 Mary C. Cullinan Botany Notebook, 1921
2 Mary C. Cullinan Household Management Notebook, 1926
3 Mary C. Cullinan notebook, 1927
4 Mary Cullinan Guest Book, 1930-1943
5 Rorick and Mary Cravens Hawaii Vacation album, 1931
6 Mrs. Rorick Cravens medical and housekeeping notes, 1930s-1950s
7 Augusta Cravens memorial book, 1951
8 Nancy Cravens and Charles Chamberlain wedding guest book, April 30, 1954
9 Nina Cullinan Cookbook, 1940-1960
10 Ann Chamberlain-Baby’s first book, 1956
11 Anne Wesley Chamberlain, baby book, 1957
12 Mary Cravens Chamberlain-baby book, 1957
13 Laura Roberts Chamberlain-baby book, October 1961
14 Rorick Cravens Scrapbook pages, glass panel donation to Universith of Houston, October 1968
15 James Rorick Cravens Funeral Book, August 20, 1976
16 James Rorick Cravens Funeral guest book, August 20, 1976
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29 1 Rorick Cravens Memorial, 1976
2 James Rorick Cravens Funeral Guest book-house, August 20, 1976
3 Shadyside Article-The Houston Review, Winter 1980
4 Cullinan Park dedication, 1981-1982
5 Nina Cullinan-Houston Festival Brochure, March 1982
6 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain-M.A. thesis, University of Houston, December 1985
7 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain-M.A. thesis, University of Houston, December 1985
8 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1986
9 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1988
10 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1989
11 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1990
12 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1991
13 Appraisal Report-Real Estate, Estes Park, CO, 1992
14 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1992
15 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1994
16 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1996
17 Nancy Chamberlain-journal, 1996
18 Nancy Cravens Chamberlain-Grandmother book, 1997
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30 1 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1997
2 Ann Chamberlain-Country Diary, 1999
3 Ann Chamberlain – Country Diary, 2000
4 A manual of ocean travel- Donna Ferguson, 1898
5 Donna Cravens- Recipe book, n.d.
6 Recettes ex Quises, 1905-1910
7 Donna Cravens-101 Entrees, 1906
8 Donna Cravens – 101 Salads, 1906
9 Donna Cravens-101 Chafing Dish Recipes, 1906
10 Donna Cravens-101 Sandwiches, 1908
11 Mary C. Cullinan Diary-Summer, 1916
12 Mary C. Cullinan Planner, 1920-1925
13 Mary C. Cullinan Diary, 1920
14 Mary C. Cullinan Diary, 1921
15 Mary C. Cullinan Travel Diary, 1922
16 J.R. Cravens-Princeton Song Book, 1922
17 Mary C. Cullinan-Diary 1925
18 Mary C. Cravens-Notebooks, 1926
19 Mary C. Cullinan-Planners, 1926-1929
20 River Oaks Country Club Information, 1927
21 Mary Cravens-Planner, 1930
22 Nancy Tuttle Cravens-Baby Book, 1932
23 Mrs. Rorick Cravens Diary, 1938
24 Mary C. Cravens-Medical Notes, 1940-1950
25 Nancy Cravens-Diary, 1946
26 Anne Wesley Chamberlain-Baptism Book, 1956
27 Mary Cravens Chamberlain Baby Book October 1957
28 Mary Cullinan Cravens-Prayer Book 1958-1978
29 Mary Cullinan Cravens-Notebook 1960-1965
30 Ann Chamberlain-Autograph Book 1971
31 Mary Cravens-Trip Diary 1977
32 Mary Cravens-Trip Diaries 1978-1982
33 Mary Cravens-Trip Diary 1983-1984
34 Charles Chamberlain III-Diary 1982
35 Laura Carmichael-Travel Diary Summer 1982
36 Unidentified journal n.d.
37 Mary Cullinan Cravens- address book
box
31 Charles D. Chamberlain Baby book 1964
box
32 Nancy Chamberlain Girl Scout Scrapbook, Troop 109, 1942-1943
box
33 Mary C. Cravens Houston High School Your Book n.d.
box
34-38 Mary C. Cravens Scrapbooks, 1920, 1934, c. 1952, 1962-67, 1968, n.d.
box folder
38 2 Oversize Certificates
3 Printed Materials-Texas Churchman 1956
4 Printed Materials-Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, November 1976
5 Printed Materials-100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century, n.d.
6 Printed Material-Junior League Circus May 10-11, 1927
7 Printed Materials-Junior League Magazine, May 1932
8 Printed Materials-Town & Country, March 1954
box folder
39 1 TC’s Treasure Mart
2 Bronze Card Printing Plates, Mr. & Mrs. James Cravens, Nancy Cravens
3 Buffalo County Campaign posters
4 Country Dance rosters & ephemera 1938
5 Dance cards
6 Drawings, poems, and essays
7 Drivers’ licenses and passports
8 Eulogies
9 Golf
10 Guns & Hunting
11 Horoscopes and handwriting analysis
12 Maps
13 Miscellaneous medical records, 1920-1976
14 Nancy Chamberlain trip to Scotland 1994
15 Receipts
16 Rorick Cravens-Military Service
17 Small cards and tickets
18 Small paper art
19 Brochures and address/speeches
20 Programs and menus
21-22 Recipes
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39a 1 Newsclippings-birth and marriage announcements
2 Newsclippings-S.P. Rail Line Injunction 1925
3 Newsclippings-Hoover’s visit to Houston 1925
4 Newsclippings- Houston Commentary
5 Newsclippings-Mt. Rushmore
6 Newsclippings-Cultural commentary, 1960s
7 Newsclippings-Houston society
8 Newsclippings-Barbara Cullinan will lawsuit
9 Newsclippings-AE (George W. Russell), 1928
10 Newclippings-Obituaries
11 Newsclippings-Lucie Halm Cullinan’s death
12 Newsclippings-Houston Arts & culture
13 Newsclippings-Nina Cullinan
14 Newsclippings-Debutants
15 Newclippings-Cartoons
16 Newsclippings-school related
17 Newsclippings-unidentified
18 Magazine clippings
19 Certificates
20 Plaque-Riverside General Hospital-50th year appreciation award, October 30, 1975
21 Mary Catherine Cullinan’s lace baby cap [ca. 1901] and letters re: birth [October 1901]
box
39b Nancy Cravens Movie Star Scrapbook
Cullinan family tree 1796-1990s



Series VI: Audio and Visual Materials

Scope and Contents
Box 40 contains Audio/Visual materials made by the family, including 8mm films, VHS tapes, and audio tapes described at the item level.
box item
40 1 8 mm film: 4 Longfellow, hunting farm, East Barnard, tennis, Chamberlains and Sissy, cattle- East Bernard, engagement day San Antonio - March 1954, bluebonnets, Easter, tennis matches, winter and spring 1954
2 8 mm film: Our honeymoon at Nazral(?) farm- Washington TX, Osteen beach party – Galveston, Houston - maids, Medical school-Galveston, May 1954
3 8 mm film: Gettysburg November 1954, Lake Placid Christmas 1954, Skiing at Bennets, Longwood Gardens, Washington March 1955, Easter Parade New York, Spring in Philadelphia, our anniversary 1955
4-9 8 mm film: unlabeled
10 8 mm film: Japan December 1956 – March 1957
11 8 mm film: unlabeled
12 8 mm film: Japan
13-23 8 mm film: unlabeled
24 VHS: Sour Lake’s well #3 90th Anniversary Celebration March 15, 1993
25 VHS: Ray Miller/Texaco, Steve Smith’s Sunday, KHOU-TV (CBS) May 23, 1993
26-28 Scotch recording tape 7” reel: Mt. Olive Baptist Church December 1967
29 Sealed metal box imprinted with “China”, 4” x 2 ¾ “ x 2”
30 Audiodisc-James Cravens-Ranch Cravens talk, 1934



Series VII: Oversize Materials

drawer item
69 49 Resurvey of Malcolm Cravens 1995.09 acre tract out of Pat McGloin Survey A-28, Live Oak County, TX May 15, 1969
50 Planting plan for ground adjoining residence of Mr. J.S. Cullinan, Shadyside on linen, Jan. 1920
51 View of fireplace, sketch on tracing paper, n.d.
52 Plat of J.R. Cravens 77 acre in F Pettus Survey, Colorado County, TX, n.d.
53 Pencil drawing “Carden Bailey” April 1938
54 Planting plan Cravens Parkway-Hermann Park, October 1, 1976
55 Map of Cravens Park, November 17, 1968
56 Section of couch for Miss N. Cullinan; Smith, Hegner & Moore, Architects
57 Residence for Miss N. Cullinan, changes and additions, October 15, 1948
58 View from southwest, flat roof two-level [house], sketch and initial sketch, n.d.
59 Plaque-Riverside General Hospital 50th year appreciation award presented to the family of Joseph S. Cullinan, October 30, 1975
60 Diploma-Rorick Cravens Princeton University, [1873]