Special Collections and Archives, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Clifford C. Edge Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator:Edge, Clifford C.
Title:Clifford C. Edge Papers
Abstract:Clifford Charles Edge was a Robstown, Texas, resident, Methodist minister, newspaper man, and history enthusiast. During the 1970s and 1980s, he contributed articles to the Robstown Record, the local newspaper. He conducted many interviews with local people, which developed into the informative stories he authored. In doing so he chronicled a great deal of the history of individuals and events in Robstown during its period as an important commercial center. The collection contains his type-written manuscripts, notes, and some correspondence containing related information on Robstown, surrounding towns, and Texas history.
Identification:82
Extent:1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language:Materials are in English.
Repository:Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Historical Note

Clifford Charles Edge was a Robstown, Texas, resident, Methodist minister, newspaper man, and history enthusiast. During the 1970s and 1980s, he contributed articles to the Robstown Record, the local newspaper. He conducted many interviews with local people, which developed into the informative stories he authored. In doing so he chronicled a great deal of the history of individuals and events in Robstown during its period as an important commercial center.


Scope and Contents

The Clifford C. Edge Papers contain his type-written manuscripts, notes, and some correspondence containing related information on Robstown, surrounding towns, and Texas history.


Organization

The papers are organized alphabetically by subject. The papers were organized and foldered by volunteer Margo Traeumer adhering to their original order.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

Persons
Edge, Clifford C.--Archives
Places
Robstown (Tex.)--History

Administrative Information

Citation

Clifford C. Edge Papers, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Acquisition

The papers were donated by Clifford Edge through the assistance of his son Craig Martin Edge who was also keenly interested in the history of Robstown. The gift was made in 1994.

Accessioned as number 82.


Container List

BoxFolder
11People - A-B:
Alvarez, Juvencio; Andrews, Zora Reagan (first public school teacher); Baker, Mrs. Chizzie; Barron, Judge W. S; Bates, Christine, (Guyana Massacre); Bayette, Mrs. Ella; Bluntzer, Robert Dougherty; Burditt, Mrs. Hattie
2People - C:
Carrillo, Ernesto; Chambers, Herman; Chandler, Billie; Chapa, Raphael Amelia; Coles, Solomon; Contreras, Rey; Coslow, Fern
3People - D-G:
Duran, Amador; Doctors; Garcia, Hector; Gibson, Dr. Norman; Gonzales, Hector; Gritt, Cy; Guerra, Reuben
4People - H-He:
Harrell, J. D.; Heath, Ora Lee; Henderson, Aleso; Henderson, Elvin
5People - Hi-H end:
Hilliard, Rev. Roy (two articles); Hrncir, Helen; Hunt, Joel
6People - J-K:
Jackson, Stout; Jasso, Felipe Garza; Jordan, Milton Carl; Kellam, Nettie; King, Captain Richard
7People - L:
Lambert, "Uncle Joe"; Land, C.B. and Bernice Dryden; Lieberman, Phillips
8People - M-Ma:
Martinez, Lillian; Massey, Mrs. Luther; Massey, Mrs. Ross, Mayo, J. C.
9People - Mc-M end:
McCallum, H. F.; McGowan, Fr. Seamus; Miller, Dora; Morgan, DeWitt; Mrazek, Tom and Jenny
10People - N:
Nichols, Mrs. R. E.; Nichols, Raymond H.; Nolan R. E (Bud)
11People - P:
Paul, George H.; Parr, Lou; Parr, Mrs. Lou; Parr, M/M Newton; Parsons, Leslie; Pina, Pfc Albino
12People - R:
Robstown former residents; Reagan, Mary; Rodriguez, Chipita; Rogers, C. M.; Rogge, Sallie
13People - S:
Salazar, Higinio; Scecima, Fr. George; Simmons, Charles/Maggie; Stone, Nathaniel; Stubbs, Frank
14People - U-V:
Upshaw, Gene, Sr.; Vannoy, Vance; Veselica, Mrs. Rosa Vidaurri, Reuben, S.
15People - W:
Whatley, C. W.; White, Jim; Whitney, Mrs. W. W.; Wilson, Merle/Kelly; Williams, Callie; Wolle, George
16People - Y:
Ybarra, Mary A.; Yell, Mordecai
17Buildings:
Amusu Theater; City Hotel; Gulf Theater
18Buildings:
Dalchau Store (Castell, TX), Old County Courthouse (Corpus Christi, TX), Spohn Hospital (Corpus Christi, TX), St. Anthony Catholic Church, Violet Museum (Violet, TX)
19Bicentennial Displays:
Pavelka Band; Columbus, TX; Robstown Exhibits; Feelings; War Memorial; Remembrance; Blackland Train Riders, Japanese Art Museum Display
20Agriculture:
Corpus Christi AgriBusiness Council, Tribute to Farmers, Hunger Theme, Soil Stewardship Week, Sorgham Revolution, Soil Conservation District
21hurch Activities, Robstown:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Anniversary, Star of Zion Church (Baptist Western District Assn), St. Anthony's history, Texas Catholic Conference (Volunteers for Educational Service), Hanukkah, Rosh Hoshanah
22Church Activities, Robstown:
Dorothy Gillespie, Praise Gathering, Christ's Addicts, Community Religious Celebrations, Thanksgiving, National Bible Week, National Bible Week theme, Vacation Church School
23Church Activities, outside Robstown:
Camp Hoblitzelle (Salvation Army), Temple Beth El (freezer sale), Bayfest, Cherry Mountain (German Saengerfest), Tour to England, Holy Land Tour
BoxFolder
21Community Groups:
United Way, Wesley Community Center, Voluntary Action Center, Community Action Center
2Cultural Events:
Pavelka's Orchestra, Music Recital (Mrs. Charles Homeyer), Diez y Seis, Arts and Crafts Fair, Aggie Muster, Old Settlers' meetings
3Cultural Events:
Chautaqua, Fine Arts Club, Theater Historical Society
4Customs, Christmas:
St. Nicholas Day, Christmas symbols, Christmas traditions, Epiphany - Spain, Epiphany, general, world, Yule
5Customs:
Valentine's Day, Easter, First Thanksgiving (history), St. Patrick's Day, Palm Sunday, Seder (Jewish Celebration), Ambrose, Bishop of Milan 340 ad (All Hallows Eve)
6Education:
TX Public School Week, Sheriff Solomon Ortiz, Gonzalez Academy, Fredericksburg Germanic traditions, School Finance
7History, Nueces County:
Banquette cemetery, Camp Epworth, Old Epworth by the Sea, Violet Gin, Corpus Christi downtown businesses, Port Copano
8History, TX Counties:
Caldwell, Upsher, DeWitt, Refugio (Austwell), Refugio, El Copano
9History, Texas:
Texas Colonization, Round Robin (World War II news), Veterans' Day, American Legion Post 155
10World History, Mexico:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cinco de Mayo, El Pipila, Cinco de Mayo (history), General Porfirio Diaz
11Methodist Church, Robstown:
Gideons International, Lamplighters Sunday School Class, Robstown Larger Parish, Methodist Men's Retreat, Ethnic Minority Churches, Woodrow Wilson Bible Class, Children's Church Activities, Second marriages, Robstown Larger Parish
12Methodist Church:
Camp meetings, John Wesley, Grace Methodist Church - Corpus Christi, Grace Methodist Church - Annaville, United Methodist Church - Banquette, Kingsville history, Petronilla Methodist Church
13Library:
Alpha library history
14Lion's Club:
Activities, crippled children's camp, Lion's Club cuties
15Literary:
Newspaper Week, tribute to newspaper folks, Lynard Skynard, Tolstoy Christmas Story, film review (Shiokari Pass), early poetry, Harriet Beecher Stowe
16Museums:
Violet Bell Museum
17Organizations:
Hijos de Hidalgo (2 articles), Knights of Columbus, Mason's Lodge, SPJST - I.J. Gallia, VFW Flag Pole Dedication
18Politics:
Women Leaders, Olin E. Teague, Felix Longoria, Boycotts, South Texas Immigrants, Revenue Act of 1978
19Robstown Attractions:
Local Tour Options, Community Assets, Local Attractions, Summer Gardens
20Robstown Businesses:
Huisache Street Leaders, Urban Renewal, Robstown State National Bank
21Robstown Early Businesses:
Nostalgia, Old Businesses, Robstown Depot, Prices
22Robstown High School:
Plays (The Art of Being Bored, Arsenic and Old Lace), Band, Class of 1926 Reunion, Regional Marching Contest, Band - Civic Pride
23Robstown ISD:
Bilingual Education, Special Education, ICT
24Robstown, Miscellaneous:
Old Car, Recipes, Scripture Cake
25Senior Citizens:
Senior Citizen Center, Bi/polar Seminar, Elderly Persons Seminars, Elderly Concerns
26Tourism:
Corpus Christi magazine, area tourism, Refugio, nuggets from living history, Texas Community Improvement Program, Old San Patricio, Mirando City, Wurst Fest (New Braunfels), Caller-Times, Sept 39, 1979, Living Section
27Trends:
Global Migrations, Prices, Future Predictions, Electronic Games, Robstown 70s
28Welder Wildlife Refuge:
History, Goals, Description
29Young People:
15th Birthday, Boys Scouts, Girls Clubs, Children/Yards, Scout Troop 183, Coastal Bend Youth City