Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Erminia Thompson Folsom:

An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1856-1965



Overview

Creator: Folsom, Erminia Thompson, 1878-1967.
Title: Papers
Dates: 1856-1965
Abstract: The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers contain correspondence, literary productions (including lectures), minutes, printed materials, financial documents, and memorabilia dating 1856-1965. These papers relate to Mariana T. Folsom and Erminia T. Folsom, and to the reform movements in which they were so deeply involved: woman's suffrage, prison reform, peace, and temperance, as well as the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928, and Universalism. Although the personalities and careers of these two women can be elucidated to some extent by these papers, particularly through the correspondence and the lectures, fully five-sixths of the collection pertains to the movements themselves, especially suffrage and temperance. The papers illuminate the organization, membership, principles, and activities of these reform movements, not only in Texas, but also nationally. The strongest bodies of materials are those dealing with woman's suffrage (1856-1919) and temperance (1909-1964). The material relating to prison reform (1917-1932) and the peace movement (1866-1960), although small, is rich. The minutes of various reform organizations are mostly undated. There is no unbroken run of annual reports or official publications.
Quantity: 3.06 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketches

Mariana Thompson

Mariana Thompson (Folsom), born a Pennsylvania Quaker, was a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She and her husband, Allan Perez Folsom, were both Unitarian ministers, teachers, and lecturers. By 1879 Mariana was a state lecturer of the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association, living in Marshalltown, Iowa. The family moved to Texas in 1881 following a lecture tour there; the Folsoms lived variously in San Antonio, Hallettsville, and Refugio County before settling in Austin by 1898. They had at least three children: a son Allison Thompson Folsom (born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, 1875; LL.B., the University of Texas; later Terrell County Attorney); a daughter Erminia Thompson Folsom (born in Oswego, New York, 1878); and another son Clarence Stroud Thompson Folsom (born in 1885; B.A., the University of Texas, 1907; licensed as an attorney, 1919). Mariana Folsom was a leader in the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the Texas Equal Rights Association, and a member of the Universal Peace Union and the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She died sometime before March 26, 1910.

Erminia Thompson Folsom

Erminia Thompson Folsom was born in Oswego, New York, on November 6, 1878, the daughter of Allan Perez Folsom and Mariana Thompson Folsom. Her family came to Texas in 1881. After graduating from Austin public schools, Erminia entered the University of Texas by 1900, where she received a B.S. in 1907. She taught school in the Eanes School near Austin (ca. 1903) and also near Fort Stockton. In 1911 she ran one brother's law office for a summer, while both brothers were in California. Most of her career was spent lecturing and writing articles for various reform movements. She was an active member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (she marched in the first suffragette parade in Washington, D.C.), the Texas Equal Suffrage Association, and the Austin Woman Suffrage Association; she was also an official organizer for the Texas League of the College Equal Suffrage League. By 1919 she was on the executive committee (assistant secretary) of the Texas Prison Association, and was acting secretary of the Travis County Prison Association in 1921. In 1928, she campaigned for Herbert Hoover. She was active in the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, being a delegate to the state convention in Galveston in 1939 as well as attending many other Woman's Christian Temperance Union conventions, as late as 1957; in 1948, she was an authorized reporter for the Texas White Ribbon, the official publication of the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Miss Folsom never married, and continued to live in Austin after her brothers' families moved to California. She was admitted to the Allandale Nursing Home and died on December 31, 1967.


Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers contain correspondence, literary productions (including lectures), minutes, printed material, financial documents, and memorabilia dating 1856-1965. These papers relate to Mariana T. Folsom and Erminia T. Folsom, and to the reform movements in which they were so deeply involved: woman's suffrage, prison reform, peace, and temperance, as well as the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928, and Universalism. Although the personalities and careers of these two women can be elucidated to some extent by these papers, particularly through the correspondence and the lectures, fully five-sixths of the collection pertains to the movements themselves, especially suffrage and temperance. The papers illuminate the organization, membership, principles, and activities of these reform movements, not only in Texas but also nationally. The strongest bodies of materials are those dealing with woman's suffrage (1856-1919) and temperance (1909-1964). The material relating to prison reform (1917-1932) and the peace movement (1866-1960), although small, is rich. The minutes of various reform organizations are mostly undated. There is no unbroken run of annual reports and official publications.


 

Organization of the Papers

The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers are organized into four groups and 16 series:
Mariana Thompson Folsom, 1869-1908, fractional
  • Correspondence, 1869-1908 (bulk 1882-1908), fractional
  • Lectures, [ca. 1895], undated, fractional
  • Printed material, 1879-1895, undated, fractional
  • Reverend Mary C. Billings, 1904, undated, fractional
Erminia Thompson Folsom, 1903-1961, undated, 0.44 cubic ft.
  • Correspondence, 1903-1961 (bulk 1909-1928), undated, 0.24 cubic ft.
  • Literary productions, [ca. 1900-1907], undated, fractional
  • Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated, fractional
  • Delegate ribbons, 1939, 1940, undated, fractional
  • Bible, 1902, 0.2 cubic ft.
Lectures, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Reform movements, 1856-1965, undated, 2.43 cubic ft.
  • Woman's suffrage, 1856-1928 (bulk 1856-1919) , undated, 0.6 cubic ft.
  • Prison reform, 1917-1959 (bulk 1917-1932), undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Peace movement, 1866-1960, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Temperance, 1909-1964, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
  • Politics, 1901-1961, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Religion, 1904-1965, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Nutrition, 1909, 1928, undated, fractional

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Prison reformers.
Temperance.
Equal rights.
Peace movements.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Social reformers--1856-1965.
Minutes--Social reformers--1856-1965.
Pamphlets--Social reformers--1856-1965.
Financial records--Social reformers--1856-1965.
Memorabilia--Social reformers--1856-1965.
Clippings--Social reformers--1856-1965.

Related Material

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

Texas State Archives
Diana Hingham Folsom Collection, 1898, 1935, 1943, 1946-1949, fractional. [These papers contain copies of letters to and from Erminia T. Folsom.]
Broadside Number 607: Mariana T. Folsom, Press notices, [18--?], 1 item.
Mariana Thompson Diary, 1861-1864, 1 item. [Written at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, between July 30, 1861 and September 25, 1864, this diary of a sixteen-year-old girl is probably that of Mariana Thompson Folsom, mother of Erminia Thompson Folsom, although accession data is lacking.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1985/119

No accession information for these papers was located. For purposes of control, an accession number was assigned on May 15, 1985.

Processing Information

Tony Black, June 1985, October 1985

Laura K. Saegert, cataloging and additional description, May 1995


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Mariana Thompson Folsom, 1869-1908,
0.09 cubic ft.

This group consists of correspondence, speeches or lectures, clippings, broadsides, membership cards for suffrage organizations, and an address book. Records are dated 1869-1908. Most of the letters concern women's suffrage. The broadsides and speeches concern lectures re: suffrage. An address book and obituaries constitute the papers of Reverend Mary C. Billings.
Organization
These papers are organized into four series:
Correspondence, 1869-1908 (bulk 1882-1908), fractional
Lectures, [ca. 1895], undated, fractional
Printed material, 1879-1895, undated, fractional
Reverend Mary C. Billings, 1904, undated, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Folsom, Mariana Thompson.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Peace movements.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Correspondence, 1869-1908, undated (bulk 1882-1908),
fractional
Correspondence of Mariana T. Folsom, dating 1869-1908, bulk 1882-1908, and some undated. Most of the letters concern women's suffrage. Correspondents include Alfred Love, Lucy Stone, Margaret V. Hamilton, Martha C. Callanan, Elizabet Ney, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Taylor Upton, Henry B. Blackwell, Kate M. Gordon, M. J. Coggeshall, and Reverend Mary C. Billings.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Folsom, Mariana Thompson.
Ney, Elisabet, 1833-1907.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Billings, Mary C., 1824-1904.
Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893.
Love, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1830-1913.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Letters received, 1869-1908, undated (bulk 1882-1908),
19 items
Almost all the letters concern woman's suffrage. Correspondents include Alfred Love, Lucy Stone, Margaret V. Hamilton, Martha C. Callanan, Elisabet Ney, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Taylor Upton, Henry B. Blackwell, Kate M. Gordon, M. J. Coggeshall, Reverend Mary C. Billings, and others.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Letter sent, 1907,
1 item
This letter to H. B. Blackwell contains an essay or lecture entitled "Texas Laws."
box folder
1985/119-1 1. Mariana T. Folsom: Correspondence
Lectures, [ca. 1895], undated,
fractional
Two signed holographic lectures or speeches, and a quote from another lecture, dated ca. 1895 and undated. These lectures discuss Mariana Folsoms's views re: suffrage and the peace movement.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Folsom, Mariana Thompson.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Peace movements.
Equal rights.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Lectures, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box folder
1985/119-1 2. Mariana T. Folsom: Lectures
Printed material, 1879-1895, undated,
fractional
Two membership cards for suffragette organizations, two undated broadsides advertising lectures, and two newspaper clippings concerning lectures. Dates covered are 1879-1895 and undated. These materials concern Mariana Folsom's interest in woman's suffrage, equal rights, and the peace movement.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Folsom, Mariana Thompson.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Peace movements.
Equal rights.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed material, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-1 2. Mariana T. Folsom: Printed material
Reverend Mary C. Billings, 1904, undated,
fractional
An address book of Reverend Mary C. Billings and several obituaries of her death in Hico, Texas in 1904. Mary Billings was a Universalist minister and friend of Mariana Folsom.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Billings, Mary C., 1824-1904.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reverend Mary C. Billings, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-1 3. Mariana T. Folsom: Rev. Mary C. Billings



 

Erminia Thompson Folsom, 1903-1961, undated,
0.44 cubic ft.

This group consists of correspondence, literary productions, delegate ribbons (state and national Women's Christian Temperance Union), a bible, and printed material, including class and school materials from the University of Texas, readings in literature, songsheets, and catalogues from the Boston School of Expression. Dates covered are 1903-1961 and undated. Topics covered include suffrage, prison reform, peace, temperance, and Universalism.
Organization
These materials are organized into five series:
Correspondence, 1903-1961 (bulk 1909-1928), undated, 0.24 cubic ft.
Literary productions, [ca. 1900-1907], undated, fractional
Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated, fractional
Delegate ribbons, 1939, 1940, undated, fractional
Bible, 1902, 0.2 cubic ft.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Prison reformers.
Temperance.
Peace movements.
Universalism.
Equal rights.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Correspondence, 1903-1961, undated (bulk 1909-1928),
0.24 cubic ft.
Correspondence of Erminia T. Folsom, dating 1903 to 1961, bulk is 1909-1928, and some undated. Topics covered primarily are suffrage, prison reform, temperance, the peace movement, and Universalism. Correspondents include Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna H. Shaw, Emma M. Gillett, C. B. Randell, Arabella Carter, Mrs. W. B. Wynne, Lilla Rector Terrell, Agnes E. Ryan, Colonel E. L. Dohoney, D. M. Reedy. Governor Allan Shivers, Annette Finnigan, Bertha Hubers, Eleanor Brackenridge, Alice Stone Blackwell, Dr. Mary L. Fulton, Mrs. E. M. Barrett, and Mrs. W. A. Poage. Many of the outgoing letters were written by Miss Folsom through her affiliation with the Austin Woman Suffrage Association. Some third-party correspondence is also present concerning the Val Verde Mining Company (A.T. Folsom, president) in 1918, and a military investigation concerning support of a divorced friend of Miss Folsom's, Grace Caldwell Pugsley, in 1947.
Organization
The correspondence is organized into three sub-series:
Letters received, 1903-1961, undated (bulk 1909-1915), 0.12 cubic ft.
Letters sent, 1907-1957 (bulk 1911-1928), 0.12 cubic ft.
Third-party letters, 1918, 1947, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947.
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919.
Gillett, Emma M.
Corporate Names:
Austin Woman Suffrage Association.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Prison reformers.
Temperance.
Peace movements.
Universalism.
Equal rights.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the sub-series), Correspondence, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Letters received, 1903-1961, undated (bulk 1909-1915),
0.12 cubic ft.
Includes a few postcards and telegrams. Correspondents include Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna H. Shaw, Emma M. Gillett, C. B. Randell, Arabella Carter, Mrs. W. B. Wynne, Lilla Rector Terrell, Agnes E. Ryan, Colonel E. L. Dohoney, D. M. Reedy, Governor Allan Shivers, and others.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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1985/119-1 Erminia T. Folsom: Letters received:
4. 1903-1920
5. 1926-1961, undated
Letters sent, 1907-1957, undated (bulk 1911-1928),
0.12 cubic ft.
Mostly unsigned carbon copies and holographic rough drafts. Correspondents include Annette Finnigan, Bertha Hubers (for whom Erminia had a will drawn up), Eleanor Brackenridge, Alice Stone Blackwell, Dr. Mary L. Fulton, Colonel E. L. Dohoney, Mrs. E. M. Barrett, Mrs. W. A. Poage, and others.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically. Eight undated, at end.
box folder
1985/119-1 Erminia T. Folsom: Letters sent:
6. 1907-1912
7. 1914-1957, undated
Third-party letters, 1918, 1947,
fractional
Concerning Val Verde Mining Company (A. T. Folsom, president), 1918; and a military investigation concerning support of a divorced friend of Miss Folsom's, Grace Caldwell Pugsley, 1947.
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1985/119-1 8. Erminia T. Folsom: Third-party letters
Literary productions, [ca. 1900-1907], undated,
fractional
These materials consist of handwritten assignments produced while Miss Folsom was a student at the University of Texas (outlines of speeches, essays, etc.); notes on political, literary, and philosophical subjects; doggerel verse; songs; and Bible quotes. Dates covered are ca. 1900-1907 and undated.
Arrangement
Dated items placed first, the rest are unarranged.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Literary productions, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-1 9-10. Erminia T. Folsom: Literary productions
Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated,
fractional
This miscellany includes annotated class handouts from the University of Texas School of Oratory, 1900-1902; an annotated measurement book from the Woman's Gymnasium, 1905; a University of Texas commencement program, 1907; University of Texas songsheets; two signed newspaper articles, 1910, undated; printed cards (College Equal Suffrage League); Woman's Christian Temperance Union credentials, 1961. Also Boston School of Expression catalogues and schedules, 1900-1902; printed readings on literature, penmanship, and German; songs; Bible verses; and an assortment of unclassifiable printed items.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Temperance.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed material, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-1 11-13. Erminia T. Folsom: Printed material
Delegate ribbons, 1939-1940, undated,
fractional
State and National Woman's Christian Temperance Union delegate ribbons dated 1939-1940 and undated.
Index Terms
Corporate Names:
Woman's Christian Temperance Union--Miscellanea.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Temperance.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Delegate ribbons, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-1 14. Erminia T. Folsom: Delegate ribbons
Bible, 1902,
0.2 cubic ft.
A Bible, with the flyleaf containing the membership pledge and junior Union promise to the Young People's Christian Union of the Universalist Church. This is dated 1902.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Universalism.
Preferred Citation
Bible, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1985/119-7 Bible



 

Lectures, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

This group consists of undated and unsigned lecture notes, mostly handwritten, with a few typescripts, often on odd scraps of paper. A number are missing the beginning and/or end pages. Although some are probably Mariana Folsom's and some Erminia Folsom's, any attempt to identify the author by handwriting seems risky. Subjects covered are suffrage, peace, and prison reform. Based on these subjects, most of the lectures were probably written before 1920. Some of them may be drafts of newspaper articles.
Arrangement
Arranged by topic.
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Folsom, Mariana Thompson.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Prison reformers.
Peace movements.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Lectures, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box folder
1985/119-1 15. Suffrage
16. Suffrage, fragments
17. Peace
18. Prison reform



 

Reform movements, 1856-1965, undated,
2.43 cubic ft.

Some of this material, which represents the bulk of the collection, is organizational, especially the handwritten items: constitutions and by-laws, minutes, membership lists, accounts. Most of the material is propagandistic, taking the form of printed material: publications, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers and newspaper clippings, magazines, songsheets. The arrangement is by movements: woman's suffrage, prison reform, peace, and temperance; these four series are followed by three which are not usually classified as reforms, but which contain reform elements: politics, religion, and nutrition. Where applicable, the series contain subseries based on geographical extent of a movement (Texas, and national). Further subdivision is by exact organization.
Organization
This group is organized into seven series:
Woman's suffrage, 1856-1928, undated (bulk 1856-1919), 0.6 cubic ft.
Prison reform, 1917-1959 (bulk 1917-1932), 0.25 cubic ft.
Peace movement, 1866-1960, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Temperance, 1909-1964, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
Politics, 1901-1961, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Religion, 1904-1965, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Nutrition, 1909, 1928, undated, fractional
Index Terms
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Prison reformers.
Temperance.
Equal rights.
Peace movements.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Woman's suffrage, 1856-1928, undated (bulk 1856-1919),
0.6 cubic ft.
Materials present concerning the organizations in the Texas suffrage movement include constitutions and by-laws--of the Texas Equal Rights Association, 1895; the Texas Woman Suffrage Association, [1903]; and the Texas Equal Suffrage Association, 1916; minutes; resolutions of respect; membership lists of various Texas suffrage organizations, undated; questionnaires on suffrage; annotated copies of a Senate bill; and receipts and cancelled checks, 1905-1918. Propaganda materials of the Texas suffrage movement include publications, broadsides, programs, newspapers; newspaper clippings from Texas newspapers, 1912-1919, undated; and suffrage songs, handwritten and typescript. Material documenting the national suffrage movement include National American Woman's Suffrage Association publications and pamphlets, 1856-1928; broadsides, 1872, 1876, 1912, undated; blank petitions, with cover letter, 1913; a blank questionnaire; paper tokens; woman's suffrage newspapers, various issues, 1892-1915; newspaper clippings, 1867-1916, undated; and printer's die: "Votes for Women a Success."
Organization
This material is organized into three sub-series:
Texas suffrage movement: Organization, 1895-1918, 0.2 cubic ft.
Texas suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1909-1919, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
National suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1856-1928, 0.3 cubic ft.
Index Terms
Corporate Names:
Texas Woman Suffrage Association.
Texas Equal Rights Association.
Texas Equal Suffrage Association.
National American Woman Suffrage Association--Publishing.
National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Suffrage.
Equal rights.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the sub-series), Woman's suffrage, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas suffrage movement: Organization, 1895-1918,
0.2 cubic ft.
Constitutions and by-laws--handwritten, typescript, and printed--of the Texas Equal Rights Association, 1895; the Texas Woman Suffrage Association, [1903]; and the Texas Equal Suffrage Association, 1916. Minutes, handwritten on scraps of paper, undated. Resolutions of respect. Membership lists of various Texas suffrage organizations, undated, on assorted scraps of paper. Questionnaires on suffrage. Annotated copies of a Senate bill. Receipts and cancelled checks, 1905-1918.
Arrangement
Arranged by type of material.
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1985/119-2 Texas suffrage movement:
1. Constitutions and by-laws
2. Minutes, resolutions of respect
3. Membership lists
4. Questionnaires, Senate bill
5. Receipts, cancelled checks
Texas suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1909-1919, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Publications, broadsides, programs, newspapers; newspaper clippings from Texas newspapers, 1912-1919, undated; suffrage songs, handwritten and typescript.
Arrangement
Arranged by type of material.
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1985/119-2 Texas suffrage movement:
6. Publications
7. Broadsides
8. Newspapers
9. Newspaper clippings
10. Songs
National suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1856-1928, undated, (bulk 1856-1912),
0.3 cubic ft.
National American Woman's Suffrage Association publications and pamphlets, 1856-1928, 31 items. Broadsides, 1872, 1876, 1912, undated, 15 items. Blank petitions, with cover letter, 1913. Blank questionnaire. Paper tokens. Woman's suffrage newspapers, various issues, 1892-1915. Newspaper clippings, 1867-1916, undated, 33 items. Printer's die: Votes for Women a Success, 1 inch.
Arrangement
Arranged by type, and therein chronologically.
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1985/119-2 National suffrage movement:
11-12. Publications, pamphlets
13. Broadsides
box folder
1985/119-3 1. Petitions, questionnaire, paper tokens
2. Newspapers
3. Newspapers clippings
box folder
1985/119-7 Printer's die
Prison reform, 1917-1959, undated (bulk 1917-1932),
0.25 cubic ft.
Materials of the Texas Prison Association include handwritten and typescript drafts of the constitution and by-laws; handwritten minutes and membership lists (both loose sheets and a bound notebook); a resolution; a draft of a House bill; a typescript news release for 1919; several certificates of membership; and financial documents, mainly receipts of deposits for membership dues, 1919-1922. Materials from the Prison and Jail Dept. of the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.) include an annotated typescript, including two questionnaires; an annual report from Dallas; a plan of work; a petition text; and a news release, dating ca. 1930. General files re: Texas prison reform consist of Rules and Regulations and Laws Governing Prison System of Texas, 1917; Report of Texas Eleemosynary Commission, 1925; Annual Report of Texas Prison Board, 1932; and Report of State Chairman of Prison Reform, undated Materials documenting American prison reform include newsletters and reports of American Prison Association, 1922; two newspaper articles, 1923; a pamphlet from National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, [1957]; a flyer from the Wider Quaker Fellowship, 1959; and an undated broadside.
Organization
These materials are organized into four sub-series:
Texas Prison Association, 1919-1922, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Prison and Jail Department, Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930, undated, fractional
Texas prison reform: General, 1917, 1925, 1932, undated, fractional
American prison reform: General, 1922-1959, fractional
Index Terms
Corporate Names:
Texas Prison Association.
American Prison Association--Periodicals.
Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Prison and Jail Dept.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Prison reformers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the sub-series), Prison reform, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas Prison Association, 1919-1922, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Handwritten and typescript drafts of the constitution and by-laws; handwritten minutes and membership lists (both loose sheets and a bound notebook); a resolution; a draft of a House bill; a typescript news release for 1919; several certificates of membership; and a letterhead. Also included are financial documents, mainly receipts of deposits for membership dues, 1919-1922.
Arrangement
Arranged by type of material.
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1985/119-3 Texas Prison Association:
4. Constitution, by-laws
5. Minutes, membership lists
6. Miscellaneous
7. Financial documents
Prison and Jail Department, Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930, undated,
fractional
Annotated typescript, including two questionnaires, an annual report from Dallas, a plan of work, a petition text, and a news release.
box folder
1985/119-3 8. Prison and Jail Department, Texas W.C.T.U.
Texas prison reform: General, 1917, 1925, 1932, undated,
fractional
Four printed items, including Rules and Regulations and Laws Governing Prison System of Texas, 1917; Report of Texas Eleemosynary Commission, 1925; Annual Report of Texas Prison Board, 1932; and Report of State Chairman of Prison Reform, undated
box folder
1985/119-3 9. Texas prison reform: General
American prison reform: General, 1922-1959, undated,
fractional
Printed material, including newsletters and reports of American Prison Association, 1922; two newspaper articles, 1923; pamphlet from National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, [1957]; flyer from the Wider Quaker Fellowship, 1959; and undated broadside.
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1985/119-3 10. American prison reform: General
Peace movement, 1866-1960, undated,
0.25 cubic ft.
Printed material, mostly pacifist propaganda, with some organizational pieces scattered throughout. The organizations publishing the material include at least fifteen groups: The American Peace Society, Universal Peace Union, Pennsylvania Society, Society of Friends Peace Committee, National Council of Women Peace and Arbitration Department, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peacemaker Movement, "Peace Pilgrim", National Peace Conference, Pennsylvania Arbitration and Peace Society, National Council Against Conscription, National Woman's Christian Temperance Union Department of International Relations for Peace, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and United World Federalists. Also included are several newspaper articles.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Peace movements.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Peace movement, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-3 Peace movement:
11. 1866-1899
12. 1901-1910
13. 1913-1960
14. undated
Temperance, 1909-1964, undated,
0.94 cubic ft.
Materials of the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.) include constitutions and by-laws, 1937, 1939, and 1946; reports of five annual conventions, 1926-1955; programs of three annual conventions, 1946-1962; report of receipts, 1934-1935; various newsletters, 1948-1962, undated; a blank petition; letterhead; and receipt for dues, 1958. Four inches of this material includes a broken run of The Texas White Ribbon, the official organ of the Texas W.C.T.U., 1928-1964. Materials of the National W.C.T.U. include reports and programs from eight annual conventions, 1930-1959; plans of work, 1935, 1938, and 1956; pamphlets and tracts soliciting membership and promoting temperance; broadsides; newspaper clippings concerning W.C.T.U., 1953, undated; one issue of The Young Crusader, 1950, and 24 issues of The Union Signal, 1933-1959, the official organs of the National W.C.T.U. Also present are printed materials and publications from other state W.C.T.U. groups and non W.C.T.U groups. General temperance material present includes newspapers and newspaper clippings concerning temperance, 1914, 1931, and 1933, including parts 4-16 of the Wickersham Report of 1931. Also songbooks and songsheets, some including music as well as words, to temperance songs and hymns; some of these are from the W.C.T.U.
Organization
This series is organized into four sub-series:
Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1926-1964, undated, 0.47 cubic ft.
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930-1959, undated, 0.27 cubic ft.
Other temperance groups, 1909-1953, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Other temperance material, 1914-1933, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Index Terms
Corporate Names:
Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union--Periodicals.
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Subjects:
Temperance.
Social reformers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the sub-series), Temperance, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1926-1964, undated,
0.47 cubic ft.
Printed material, including constitutions and by-laws, 1937, 1939, and 1946; reports of five annual conventions, 1926-1955; programs of three annual conventions, 1946-1962; report of receipts, 1934-1935; various newsletters, 1948-1962, undated; a blank petition; letterhead; and receipt for dues, 1958. Four inches of this material includes a broken run of The Texas White Ribbon, the official organ of the Texas W.C.T.U., 1928-1964.
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1985/119-4 Texas W.C.T.U.:
1. Constitutions, by-laws
2. Reports of annual conventions
3. Other printed material
Texas White Ribbon:
4. 1928-1938
5. 1942-1949
6. 1950-1959
7. 1960-1964
8. Miscellaneous
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930-1959, undated,
0.27 cubic ft.
Printed material, including reports and programs from eight annual conventions, 1930-1959; plans of work, 1935, 1938, and 1956; pamphlets and tracts soliciting membership and promoting temperance; broadsides; newspaper clippings concerning W.C.T.U., 1953, undated; one issue of The Young Crusader, 1950, and 24 issues of The Union Signal, 1933-1959, the official organs of the National W.C.T.U.
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1985/119-5 National W.C.T.U.:
1. Reports of annual conventions
2-3. Other printed material
4. Newspaper clippings
Union Signal:
5. 1933-1949
6. 1951-1959
Other temperance groups, 1909-1953, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Printed material, including publications by various W.C.T.U.s (Pennsylvania, Oregon, Madison [Wisconsin], Hawaii, Canada, British Columbia, and World W.C.T.U.); and by non-W.C.T.U. temperance groups: the American Temperance Society, Anti-Saloon League of America, Board of Temperance of the Methodist Church, National Temperance and Prohibition Council, National Education Association, Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company, Unitarian-Universalist Society for Alcohol Education, and Women's Moderation Union. Also assorted material of unidentified groups. Dates covered are 1909-1953 and undated.
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1985/119-5 7-8. Other temperance groups: Printed material
Other temperance material, 1914-1933, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Newspapers and newspaper clippings concerning temperance, 1914, 1931, and 1933, including parts 4-16 of the Wickersham Report of 1931. Also songbooks and songsheets, some including music as well as words, to temperance songs and hymns; some of these from the W.C.T.U.
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1985/119-5 Other temperance material:
9. Newspapers, newspaper clippings
10. Songbooks, songsheets
Politics, 1901-1961, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Material from the Herbert Hoover campaign consist of typescript press releases, notes for a Hoover speech, newspaper clippings, a broadside, various Hoover pamphlets; and a 1954 newspaper clipping. General American political materials present include pamphlets, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and typescript reports concerning a variety of candidates and issues: Fergusonism, academic freedom, migrant labor, Texas tidelands, Governor Price Daniel's 1959 inauguration. Items relating to World politics consist of pamphlets, newspaper articles, newsletters concerning the work of Universalism in China, the Organization of American States, and the Organization of Arab Students. Materials date from 1901 to 1961 and undated.
Organization
This series is organized into three sub-series:
Herbert Hoover campaign material, 1928, 1954, fractional
General American politics, 1901-1961, undated, fractional
World politics, 1945-1959, fractional
Index Terms
Personal Names:
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Subjects:
Social reformers.
Campaign literature, 1928--Republican.
Places:
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the sub-series), Politics, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Herbert Hoover campaign material, 1928, 1954,
fractional
Includes typescript press releases, notes for a Hoover speech, newspaper clippings, a broadside, and various Hoover pamphlets, dating 1928; also, a 1954 newspaper clipping.
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1985/119-6 1. Herbert Hoover campaign
General American politics, 1901-1961, undated,
fractional
Includes pamphlets, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and typescript reports concerning a variety of candidates and issues: Fergusonism, academic freedom, migrant labor, Texas tidelands, Governor Price Daniel's 1959 inauguration. Dates covered are 1901-1961 and undated.
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1985/119-6 2. General American politics
World politics, 1945-1959,
fractional
Pamphlets, newspaper articles, newsletters concerning the work of Universalism in China, the Organization of American States, and the Organization of Arab Students. Dates covered are 1945-1959.
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1985/119-6 3. World politics
Religion, 1904-1965, undated,
0.25 cubic ft.
Pamphlets and newsletters concerning Universalism, dating 1904-1965 and undated, bulk are 1946-1965. Pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, newsclippings, and directories of Quakers, Baptists, Methodists, Jews, and Muslims, dating 1925-1962 and undated.
Organization
These materials are organized into two sub-series:
Universalism, 1904-1965, undated (bulk 1946-1965), 0.15 cubic ft.
Other religious groups, 1925-1962, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Universalism.
Religion.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Religion, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Universalism, 1904-1965, undated (bulk 1946-1965),
0.15 cubic ft.
Pamphlets and newsletters on Universalism dating 1904-1965 and undated (bulk 1946-1965).
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1985/119-6 4-5. Universalism
Other religious groups, 1925-1962, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, newsclippings, and directories of Quakers, Baptists, Methodists, Jews, and Muslims, dating 1925-1962 and undated.
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1985/119-6 6. Other religious groups
Nutrition, 1909, 1928, undated,
fractional
A variety of printed material concerning home economics, a balanced diet, and health-related topics. Materials are dated 1909, 1928, and undated.
Index Terms
Subjects:
Nutrition.
Home economics.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Nutrition, Reform movements, Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1985/119-6 7. Nutrition