Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson:

An Inventory of the Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1941-1998, bulk 1952-1968



Overview

Creator: Hutchinson, Elizabeth Stafford, 1920-2010.
Title: Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers
Dates: 1941-1998
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1952-1968
Abstract: Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson and her husband Everett were friends and political associates of Price Daniel, Texas governor from 1957 to 1963, and his wife Jean Baldwin Daniel. Everett Hutchinson was Price Daniel's campaign manager for his successful 1952 United States Senate race. The Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers consist primarily of correspondence, clippings, and political campaign material dating from 1941 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1952 to 1968. The correspondence is primarily to Elizabeth Hutchinson and pertains mainly to the Daniels' and Hutchinson' personal lives and their social interactions from the 1950s to the 1990s. The majority of the letters are from Jean Daniel, but the collection also includes letters from mutual friends of the Daniels and Hutchinsons and from Elizabeth Hutchinson's parents. The campaign material and most of the clippings pertain to Price Daniel's U.S. Senate campaign and to other political candidates and issues from 1952 to 1953.
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Location: These papers are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketches

Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson was born in Palestine, Texas, on November 28, 1920, the daughter of Seymour Seagler Stafford and Annie English. She married Everett Hutchinson in about 1945 and they had two children, Stafford and Ann. A longtime Washington, D.C., social figure, Hutchinson attended every presidential inauguration from 1953 until her death. She was a founding member, trustee, past secretary, and vice president emerita of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth Hutchinson died on December 25, 2010, and is buried in the Palestine City Cemetery in Palestine, Texas.

Everett Hutchinson was born in Hempstead, Texas, on January 2, 1915. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration and his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He represented House District 20 (Fort Bend and Waller Counties) in the Texas House of Representatives during the 47th (1941) and 48th (1943) Texas Legislative session. He was appointed assistant Texas attorney general in 1949. Hutchinson served as campaign manager for Price Daniel during Daniel's successful race for the U.S. Senate in 1952, and went on to serve in other governmental positions, including as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1955 to 1965, and as deputy Secretary of Transportation under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was also president of the National Association of Motor Bus Owners in the 1960s. Everett Hutchinson died on April 6, 1994, and is buried in the Palestine City Cemetery in Palestine, Texas.

(Sources include: Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson and Everett Hutchinson, both accessed at the Find A Grave website December 29, 2016; Texas Legislators: Past & Present, web page for Everett Hutchinson, accessed February 3, 2017; and the papers themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Papers

Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson and her husband Everett were friends and political associates of Price Daniel, Texas governor from 1957 to 1963, and his wife Jean Baldwin Daniel. Everett Hutchinson served as Price Daniel's campaign manager for his successful 1952 United States Senate race. The Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers consist primarily of correspondence, clippings, and political campaign material dating from 1941 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1952 to 1968. The correspondence is primarily to Elizabeth Hutchinson and pertains mainly to the Daniels' and Hutchinsons' personal lives and their social interactions from the 1950s to the 1990s. The majority of the letters are from Jean Daniel, but there are some letters from mutual friends of the Daniels and Hutchinsons and from Elizabeth Hutchinson's parents. The campaign material and most of the clippings pertain to Price Daniel's U.S. Senate campaign and to other political candidates and issues from 1952 to 1953. Notable items include personal correspondence between 1952 and 1998 to Elizabeth Hutchinson from Jean Daniel, a 1957 thank you letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to the Hutchinsons, and speeches from Price Daniel's 1952 U.S. Senate race. Correspondence from the late 1950s to early 1960s documents some of the Daniel family's day-to-day life during Price Daniel's governorship and social activities that took place at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin. Other correspondence documents social activities at the Daniel home in Liberty, Texas.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Arrangement of the Papers

These papers are arranged by document type. Within document types, correspondence and speeches are arranged chronologically; clippings are arranged by subject.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Law of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published materials varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Technical Requirements

Some materials may be too large to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Daniel, Jean Houston.
Daniel, Price.
Hutchinson, Everett, 1915-1994.
Subjects (Organizations):
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.).
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Governors' spouses--Texas.
Political campaigns--Texas--History--20th century.
Legislators--United States.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Liberty (Tex.).
Document Types:
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Greeting cards--Texas.
Speeches (documents)--Texas.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Texas Attorney General Price Daniel records, 1934, 1938-1941, 1944-1962, 1969-1970, 1978, 1986-1987, bulk 1947-1952, 60 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Price Daniel records, 1944-1966. undated, bulk 1957-1962, 466 cubic ft.
U.S. Senator Price Daniel papers, 1928, 1938-1939, 1942-1961, bulk 1952-1957, approximately 117 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2006.105

The Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on July 12, 2006, by Elizabeth S. Hutchinson.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Meisch, December 2006

DACS compliance and EAD encoding by Angela Swift, June 2017


Detailed Description of the Papers

Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers, 1941-1998, bulk 1952-1968,
0.5 cubic ft.

Box
2006.105-1 Correspondence, "Mother" (Mrs. Seymour Stafford) to Elizabeth Stafford, 1940s
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Seymour Stafford and to Elizabeth Hutchinson, 1952-1953
Correspondence to Elizabeth Hutchinson and Ann Hutchinson, 1956
Correspondence, January-March 1957
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson and correspondence pertaining to Price Daniel's inauguration as governor, February 1957.]
Correspondence, June-August 1957
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson and a letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to Honorable & Mrs. Everett Hutchinson, thanking them for his birthday gift, August 28, 1957.]
Correspondence, September-November 1957
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson.]
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, July 9, 1958
Correspondence, 1961
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson.]
Correspondence, 1962
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson.]
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, February 21, 1963
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, 1965
Correspondence, 1966-1968
[Includes correspondence from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson.]
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, 1977-1979
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, 1980-1985
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, 1992-1998
Correspondence, Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson, undated, about 1957-1962
Christmas cards from the Price Daniel family and from Jean Daniel, 1951, 1965, 1995
[The 1951 card has image of Price Daniel reading to his family on the front.]
Campaign material, Price Daniel U.S. Senate race, 1952
[Includes campaign biography of Price Daniel and political advertisement by Texas Democrats for Eisenhower,"The Easiest Way for a Texas Democrat to Vote for Eisenhower."]
Campaign speeches of Price Daniel during his U.S. Senate race, 1952
"Senator Daniel Presents Declaration of Texas Independence to the Texas Bar Association, July 4, 1953," Under Texas Skies, Vol. IV, No. 3, July 1953
Pamphlet, "Treaty Law-Making: A Blank Check for Writing a New Constitution," by Frank E. Holman, American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 36, No. 9, National Economic Council, Inc. December 1, 1950
Newspaper clippings pertaining to the U.S. Senate race, Price Daniel, 1952
Newspaper clippings pertaining to the U.S. Senate race and other candidates, 1952
Newspaper clippings pertaining to Senator Tom Connally, 1952
Newspaper clippings pertaining to other political races, 1952
Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Tidelands issue, 1952-1953
Newspaper clippings pertaining to other political issues, 1952
Newspaper clipping, (Austin) American-Statesman. Image of the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Manford with an amaranthus plant from the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion, September 16, 1957
[Mr. Manford was a former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.]
Newspaper clipping, "Civic Activist, Daughter of Ex-governor O'Daniel Dies," September 24, 1996
[Note from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson attached.]
Photocopy of photograph of Price Daniel on the balcony of the Governor's Mansion, 1963
[Note from Jean Daniel to Elizabeth Hutchinson attached.]
Box
2006.105-2 Oversize newspaper articles, 1952:
"Connally of Texas Faces Battle for Senate Seat," New York Times, March 23, 1952
"Text of Steel Decision," Dallas Morning News, June 3, 1952
"Daniel, Shivers Receive Democrat Nominations," Dallas Morning News, July 27, 1952