Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Erminia Thompson Folsom:

An Inventory of the Erminia Thompson Folsom Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1856-1965, undated



Overview

Creator: Folsom, Erminia T., 1878-1967.
Title: Erminia Thompson Folsom papers
Dates: 1856-1965, undated
Abstract: Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter, Erminia T. Folsom, were deeply involved in the woman's suffrage, peace, and temperance movements in Texas and nationally. Mariana Folsom was also a minister in the Universalist church, while Erminia T. Folsom was active in prison reform and the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928 and had an interest in Universalism. The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers contain correspondence, literary productions (including lectures), minutes, printed materials, financial documents, and memorabilia, dating 1856-1965 and undated. 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 document the organization, membership, principles, and activities of these reform movements. 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. A portion of the records have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 3.06 cubic ft.
Language Materials are in written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in part with funds provided by the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for the Texas Archival Resources Online project.

Biographical Sketch: Mariana Thompson Folsom

Mariana Thompson (Folsom), born a Pennsylvania Quaker on July 30, 1845, 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; Legum Baccalaureus, 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; Bachelor of Arts, 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 on January 31, 1909.

(Sources include: Black, Tony. "Mariana Thompson Folsom." Handbook of Texas Online; and "Mary Billings." Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography, Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society, both accessed January 12, 2017; and the papers themselves.)


Biographical Sketch: 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 Bachelor of Science degree in 1907. She taught in the Eanes School near Austin (about 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 suffrage 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, serving as 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. Erminia Folsom never married, and she 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.

(Sources include: obituary for Erminia Thompson Folsom, Austin American-Statesman, January 1, 1968; and the papers themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Papers

Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom were deeply involved in the woman's suffrage, peace, and temperance movements in Texas and nationally. Mariana Folsom was also a minister in the Universalist church. Erminia T. Folsom was active in prison reform and the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928, and had an interest in Universalism. The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers contain correspondence, literary productions (including lectures), minutes, printed materials, financial documents, and memorabilia, dating 1856-1965 and undated. 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. Mariana T. Folsom's correspondence includes a letter from Susan B. Anthony and a letter from Elisabet Ney. The papers document the organization, membership, principles, and activities of these reform movements. 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.


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, about 1895, undated, fractional
  • Printed material, 1879-1895, undated, fractional
  • Reverend Mary C. Billings address book and obituaries, 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, about 1900-1907, undated, fractional
  • Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated, fractional
  • Delegate ribbons, 1939, 1940, undated, fractional
  • Bible, 1902, 0.2 cubic ft.
Lectures, before 1920, 0.1 cubic ft.
Reform movement files, 1856-1965, undated, 2.43 cubic ft.
  • Woman's suffrage material, 1856-1928, bulk 1856-1919, undated, 0.6 cubic ft.
  • Prison reform material, 1917-1959, bulk 1917-1932, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Peace movement material, 1866-1960, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Temperance material, 1909-1964, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
  • Other political material, 1901-1961, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Religion material, 1904-1965, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Nutrition material, 1909, 1928, undated, fractional

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


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:
Folsom, Mariana T., 1845-1909.
Subjects:
Social reformers--United States.
Suffrage--United States.
Prison reformers.
Temperance--United States.
Equality before the law--United States.
Peace movements.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas.
Minutes (administrative records)--Texas.
Pamphlets--Texas.
Financial records--Texas.
Memorabilia--Texas.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.

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, undated, fractional [These papers contain copies of letters to and from Erminia T. Folsom.] [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-22/603.]
Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1919-1928, 1936, 1939-1940, after 1944, 1965, undated, fractional
Mariana T. Folsom lecture notice testimonials, about 1895, 2 items [Broadside 603 and 607.]
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.] [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/1022.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series and group), 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

Processed by Tony Black, June 1985, October 1985

Cataloging and additional description by Laura K. Saegert, May 1995

Corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Tonia J. Wood, May 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 2003

Item-level inventory of digitized materials, revisions to description, and DACS compliance by Michelle Bennight, November 2016-March 2017

Other Formats for the Papers

Correspondence and lectures of Mariana Thompson Folsom and printed material gathered by her, and correspondence, literary productions, and lectures of Erminia Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Mariana Thompson Folsom, 1869-1908,
fractional

Mariana Thompson Folsom participated in the women's suffrage and temperance movements, as did her daughter Erminia Thompson Folsom, who was also active in prison reform. This group consists of correspondence, speeches or lectures, clippings, broadsides, membership cards for suffrage organizations, and an address book belonging to Reverend Mary C. Billings. Materials are dated 1869 to 1908. Most of the letters concern women's suffrage. The broadsides and speeches concern lectures on suffrage. Mariana Folsom was also active in the Universalist church. In the 1890s she was part of a network of women Universalist ministers organized by Reverend Billings, an ordained Universalist minister. Materials related to Reverend Billings include an address book and obituaries.
Organization
These papers are organized into four series:
Correspondence, 1869-1908, bulk 1882-1908, fractional
Lectures, about 1895, undated, fractional
Printed material, 1879-1895, undated, fractional
Reverend Mary C. Billings address book and obituaries, 1904, undated, fractional
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.
Other Formats for the Papers
Correspondence and lectures of Mariana Thompson Folsom and printed material gathered by her have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Correspondence, 1869-1908, undated, bulk 1882-1908,
fractional
Correspondence of Mariana T. Folsom primarily concerns women's suffrage and dates 1869-1908, undated, bulk 1882-1908. 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, and Reverend Mary C. Billings. One letter sent to H.B. Blackwell contains an essay or lecture entitled "Texas Laws." Full dates are given in year-month-day order.
Arrangement
The correspondence is arranged in two groups: letters received and letter sent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Other Formats for the Papers
Correspondence of Mariana Thompson Folsom has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Letters received
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 1-1 Anna H. Shaw to Mariana Thompson Folsom, 1907-03-06
[3 pages]
1-2a Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe and Henry B. Blackwell to MTF, 1887-05-01
[Recto, typewritten letter.]
1-2b Henry B. Blackwell to MTF, 1887-05-05
[Verso, handwritten addition to letter on recto.]
1-3 Harriet Taylor Upton to MTF, 1907-03-25
1-5 Kate M. Gordon to MTF, 1907-02-26
1-6 Susan B. Anthony to MTF, 1903-06-08
1-7 M.J. Coggeshall to MTF, about 1882-1907
[3 pages]
[Letter dated May 30.]
1-8 Alice to MTF, 1869-01-10
[2 pages]
1-9 Mary C. Billings to MTF, 1903-10-25
[3 pages]
1-10 Untitled correspondence, about 1882-1907
[Fragment mentioning Mrs. Tobias.]
1-11 Lucy Stone to MTF, 1885-01-22
[2 pages]
1-12 Lucy Stone to MTF, 1886-08-29
[2 pages]
1-13 Alfred H. Love to MTF, 1882-08-25
1-14 Frances J. Skinner to MTF, about 1882-1907
[3 pages]
[Letter dated April 14.]
1-15 Frances J. Skinner to MTF, about 1882-1907
[Portion of letter.]
1-16 Martha C. Callanan to MTF, 1888-11-22
1-17 Elisabet Ney to MTF, 1898-12-03
[4 pages]
1-18 Lucy Stone to MTF, 1888-12-22
[2 pages]
1-19 Lucy Stone to MTF, 1886-06-23
1-20 Henry B. Blackwell to MTF, 1907-10-08
1-21 Margaret V. Hamilton to MTF, 1886-08-18
[2 pages]
Letter sent
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 1-4 MTF to H.B. Blackwell, 1907-04-02
[5 pages]
Lectures, about 1895, undated,
fractional
These lectures discuss Mariana Folsoms's views on suffrage and the peace movement. Materials include two signed holographic lectures or speeches, and a quote from another lecture, dated about 1895 and undated.
Arrangement
These items are in their original order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Lectures, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Other Formats for the Papers
Lectures of Mariana Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 2-2 Mariana T. Folsom Gave a Lecture on Wealth etc., about 1895
[2 pages]
["Mexico Independent" at end of text.]
2-3 "What is Feminine," about 1895
2-4 "War," about 1895
[2 pages]
[Written on receipt dated September 1895.]
Printed material, 1879-1895, undated,
fractional
These materials concern Mariana Folsom's interest in woman's suffrage, equal rights, and the peace movement. The materials include two membership cards for suffrage organizations, two undated broadsides advertising lectures, and two newspaper clippings concerning lectures. Dates covered are 1879-1895 and undated.
Arrangement
These items are in their original order.
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.
Other Formats for the Papers
Printed material gathered by Mariana Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 2-1 "Mariana T. Folsom, State Lecturer of the Texas Equal Rights Association, will lecture in the . . ., " about 1895
[Press notice.]
2-5 "Mariana T. Folsom will lecture in the . . . to-night at 8 o'clock; Subject: War vs. Peace," about 1895
[Press notice.]
2-6 Certificate of Membership Texas Equal Rights Association, 1895
2-7 Certificate of Membership American Woman Suffrage Association, about 1895
Reverend Mary C. Billings address book and obituaries, 1904, undated,
fractional
Reverend Mary C. Billings was a Universalist minister and friend of Mariana Folsom. The series contains an undated address book of Reverend Billings and several obituaries of her death in Hico, Texas, in 1904.
Arrangement
These items are in their original order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reverend Mary C. Billings address book and obituaries, Mariana Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-1 3. Rev. Mary C. Billings address book and obituaries, 1904, undated



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

After graduating from the University of Texas in 1907, Erminia T. Folsom became deeply involved in the woman's suffrage, prison reform, peace, and temperance movements in Texas and nationally. She also participated in the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928 and had an interest in the Universalist church. 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 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, about 1900-1907, undated, fractional
Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated, fractional
Delegate ribbons, 1939, 1940, undated, fractional
Bible, 1902, 0.2 cubic ft.
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.
Other Formats for the Papers
Correspondence and literary productions of Erminia Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Correspondence, 1903-1961, undated, bulk 1909-1928,
0.24 cubic ft.
Erminia T. Folsom was an active participant in the women's suffrage, prison reform, temperance and peace movements and was involved with the Universalist church. Her correspondence includes letters received from others, letters written by herself, and third-party letters, dating 1903 to 1961 and undated, with the bulk dating from 1909 to 1928. Some postcards and telegrams are included. Topics covered primarily are suffrage, prison reform, temperance, the peace movement, and Universalism. The correspondence includes letters received from 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 Erminia Folsom through her affiliation with the Austin Woman Suffrage Association. This series is comprised of 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. 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 Erminia Folsom's, Grace Caldwell Pugsley, in 1947. Full dates are given in year-month-day order.
Arrangement
The correspondence is arranged into three groups: letters received, letters sent, and third-party letters.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Correspondence, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Other Formats for the Papers
Correspondence of Erminia Thompson Folsom has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Letters received,1903-1961, undated, bulk 1909-1915
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 4-1 Anna H. Shaw to Erminia Thompson Folsom, 1910-03-15
[2 pages]
4-3 Arabella Carter to ETF, 1910-12-13
[2 pages]
4-4 Crane & Crane by F.H. Gades to ETF, 1909-11-13
4-5 E.L. Dohoney to ETF, 1914-12-20
[2 pages]
[Letter titled "Suffrage and Prohibition."]
4-6 Carrie Chapman Catt to ETF, 1909-01-18
4-7 Anna H. Shaw to ETF, 1909-12-11
4-8 Alice Paul to ETF, 1913-04-25
4-9 Mrs. C.S. Penfield to ETF, 1909-08-14
[2 pages]
4-10 H.B. Marshall to ETF, 1903-09-25
4-11 Emma M. Gillett to ETF, 1910-09-19
4-12 H.W. Roby to ETF, 1911-04-03
[2 pages]
4-13 Mrs. W.B. Wynne to ETF, 1911-11-22
[2 pages]
4-14 Mrs. D. Calaway to ETF, 1912-02-16
4-15 Lilla Rector Terrell to ETF, 1912-10-06
[2 pages]
4-16 Florence L. Piersol to ETF, 1912-11-05
4-17 Edith Houghton Hooker to ETF, 1912-11-06
4-18 Women's National Wilson and Marshall Organization to ETF, 1912-11-07
[2 pages]
[Note on back of Woodrow Wilson postcard.]
4-19 Leando E. Brown to ETF, 1912-11-20
4-20 Agnes E. Ryan to ETF, 1912-12-26
4-21 Anna H. Shaw to ETF, 1912-12-19
4-22 Resolved, about 1912-1913
[Not correspondence. Minutes, resolutions of respect.]
4-23 Mary Ware Dennett to ETF, 1913-09-17
4-24 M. Carey Thomas to ETF, 1914-01-22
[2 pages]
4-25 Miss Helen Sard Hughes and Agnes E. Ryan to ETF, 1914-02-14
4-26 Miss Helen Sard Hughes and Agnes E. Ryan to ETF, 1914-02-14
[3 pages]
[Two-page prospectus attached to letter.]
4-27 E.M. Costello to ETF, 1914
[2 pages]
4-28 Eben L. Dohoney to ETF, 1914-12-11
[7 pages]
4-29 Eben L. Dohoney to ETF, 1914-09-30
[4 pages]
4-30 Eben L. Dohoney to ETF, about 1914-1915
[2 pages]
[Partial letter, page 1 missing.]
4-31 E.L. Dohoney to ETF, 1915-07-25
[2 pages]
4-32 Eben L. Dohoney to ETF, 1915-02-21
[2 pages]
4-33 Eben L. Dohoney to ETF, 1915-01-20
[4 pages]
4-34 E.L. Dohoney to ETF, 1915-01-08
[5 pages]
4-35 E.L. Dohoney to ETF, 1914-12-21
[2 pages]
4-36 Nora Eckols to ETF, 1915-02-19
[2 pages]
[Note on back of San Pedro Park, San Antonio postcard.]
4-37 John Lomax to ETF, 1915-12-17
[2 pages]
4-38 D.M. Reedy to ETF, 1920-06-25
4-39 D.M. Reedy to ETF, 1920-07-21
[Attached letter from Governor William P. Hobby.]
4-40 William Pettus Hobby to D.M. Reedy, 1920-07-16
[Accompanies letter to D.M. Reedy.]
5-1 Everett Wescott to ETF, 1926-03-26
[5 pages]
5-2 Rev. J. Elliot Ross, C.S.P. to ETF, 1928-11-09
5-3 B.D. Sartin to ETF, 1928-11-17
5-4 Mrs. W.A. Henry to ETF, 1930-06-28
5-5 Mrs. J.A. Edmiston to ETF, 1932-12-14
[2 pages]
[Handwritten note on printed Women's Christian Temperance Union card.]
5-6 J.O. Musick, Captain Safety Division to ETF, 1943-11-22
[3 pages]
[Letter with attached Red Cross certificate.]
5-7 The American Red Cross Nutrition Certificate, 1943
[Not letter received.]
5-8 The American Red Cross Volunteer Special Services Certificate, 1943
[Not letter received.]
5-9 W.H. Rollins to ETF, 1947-08-28
[2 pages]
5-10 Mrs. Claude De Van Watts to ETF, 1948-06-15
5-11 Lala Fay Watts to ETF, 1948-09-28
[2 pages]
[Note on back of The Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia postcard.]
5-12 Lala Fay Watts to ETF, 1939-10-02
[2 pages]
[Note on back of postcard with a photomechanical print of an ambrotype of Frances and Mary Willard.]
5-13 Lala Fay Watts to ETF, 1937-06-09
[2 pages]
[Note on back of New York City postcard.]
5-14 Lala Fay Watts to ETF, 1931-09-14
[2 pages]
[Note on back of New Orleans, Louisiana postcard.]
5-15 Allan Shivers to ETF, 1954-09-21
5-16 Philip Randall Giles to ETF, 1955-09-09
5-17 Walter E. Taylor to ETF, 1961-12-01
5-18 Untitled correspondence, about 1911-1919
[3 pages]
[Dated November 12.]
5-19 H.Y. Benedict and John A. Lomax to ETF, about 1900-1916
5-20 Mrs. Ruth Horner Godby to ETF, about 1960-1975
[2 pages]
5-21 William Hard to ETF, about 1911-1912
5-22 The Home League Pledge, about 1911-1912
Letters sent,1907-1957, undated, bulk 1911-1928
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 4-2 ETF to Colonel E.L. Dohoney, 1914-11-14
[4 pages]
6-1 ETF to Miss Shaw, about 1907-1912
[2 pages]
[Dated 12-23, year missing.]
6-2 ETF to Miss Finnigan, 1912-12-23
[4 pages]
6-3 ETF to Miss Finnigan, 1912-12-21
[4 pages]
6-4 ETF to Miss Finnigan, 1912-12-16
[4 pages]
6-5 ETF to Miss Annette Finnigan, 1912-11-23
[2 pages]
6-6 ETF to Miss Eleanor Brackenridge, 1912-11-16
[2 pages]
6-7 ETF to Miss Brackenridge, 1912-11-14
[6 pages]
6-8 ETF to Miss Althea Jones, 1912-10-16
[2 pages]
6-10 ETF to Mrs. Jennie Boonhower, 1911-12-28
6-11 ETF to Miss Eleanor Brackenridge, 1911-12-19
6-12 ETF to Friends, 1911
[Dated /5/1911, month missing.]
6-13 ETF to Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead, 1911-11-27
6-14 ETF to Miss Eleanor Brackenridge, 1911-11-09
[2 pages]
6-15 ETF to Mrs. Catherine Waugh McCulloch, 1911-10-25
6-16 ETF to Mrs. W.B. Wynne, 1911-10-25
6-17 ETF to Mr. Hard, 1911-10-20
6-18 ETF to Dr. Mary L. Fulton, 1911-01-03
6-19 ETF to Miss Annette Finnigan, 1911-09-30
6-20 ETF to Mrs. C.M. Hughes, 1911-09-21
6-21 ETF to Miss Bertha Hubers, 1911-09-20
6-22 ETF to Miss Brackenridge, 1912-11-21
[2 pages]
[Handwritten letter on reverse of typewritten letter to Miss Bertha Hubers dated 1911-09-19.]
6-23 Untitled correspondence, about 1907-1912
[2 pages]
[Handwritten letter on reverse of typewritten letter to Miss Bertha Hubers dated 1911-09-19.]
6-24 ETF to Miss Bertha Hubers, 1911-09-19
6-25 ETF to Mrs. S. Adella Penfield, 1911-08-07
6-26 ETF to Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, 1911-07-18
[2 pages]
6-27 ETF to The Woman Journal, 1911-07-07
6-28 ETF to Miss Eleanor Brackenridge, 1911-06-21
[2 pages]
6-29 ETF to Dr. M.L. Fulton, 1911-03-04
6-30 ETF to Mrs. N.W. Daliet, 1911-02-20
6-31 ETF to Miss Eleanor Brackenridge, 1911-02-19
[2 pages]
6-32 ETF to Miss Bertha Hubers, 1911-01-17
[2 pages]
6-33 Miss Bertha Hubers Last Will and Testament, 1911
[3 pages]
[Last page dated December, 1911; day field not filled.]
6-34 ETF to the registrar of the University of Alabama, 1907
[2 pages]
[Dated February, 1907; day field not filled.]
6-35 ETF to Mrs. Ida Hagerty Snell, 1910-04-09
[2 pages]
6-36 ETF to My Dear Friend, about 1907-1912
[References a will; possibly written to Miss Bertha Hubers.]
6-37 Letter requesting will for Bertha Huber, about 1907-1912
6-38 ETF to Mrs. Bounefelt, 1912-11-16
[2 pages]
[Letter on reverse written to Miss Blackwell.]
6-39 ETF to Mr. W.S. Wallace, 1911-01-10
6-40 ETF to Miss Annette Finnigan, 1911-01-03
7-1 ETF to Colonel E.L. Dohoney, 1914-12-26
[3 pages]
7-2 ETF to Colonel E.L. Dohoney, 1914-12-18
[2 pages]
7-3 ETF to Secretary of College Equal Suffrage League, 1914
[2 pages]
[Full date illegible.]
7-4 ETF to Mrs. Barrett, 1919-06-19
[2 pages]
7-5 ETF to Mrs. E.M. Barrett, 1919-07-02
[2 pages]
7-6 Untitled correspondence, about 1919-1921
[Possible continuation of letter to Mrs. E.M. Barrett.]
7-7 Untitled correspondence, about 1919-1921
[Possible continuation of letter to Mrs. E.M. Barrett.]
7-8 ETF to Mr. Roy O. Webb, 1921-07-12
[2 pages]
7-9 ETF to Mrs. W.A. Poage, 1921-07-12
[3 pages]
7-10 ETF to Mrs. J.C. McNealus, 1921-07-12
7-11 ETF to Mr. D.M. Sawyer, 1921-07-12
7-12 ETF to Mrs. A.H. Kelly, 1922-09-09
7-13 ETF to Associated Hoover Clubs of Texas, 1928-09-14
7-14 ETF to Associated Hoover Clubs of Texas, 1928-09-22
7-15 ETF to Rev. John Elliot Ross, 1928-09-27
7-16 ETF to Mrs. Josephine Collins, 1928-10-05
7-17 ETF to Republican Hoover Headquarters, 1928-10-05
7-18 ETF to Associated Hoover Clubs of Texas, 1928-10-10
7-19 ETF to Mrs. J.J. Prentice, 1930-02-14
7-20 Untitled correspondence, about 1930
[Page 2 of unknown correspondence.]
7-21 Untitled correspondence, about 1930
7-22 Untitled correspondence, 1930
[Dated November 1930.]
7-23 ETF to Mrs. Roy Abney, 1931
[Dated May 1931.]
7-24 ETF to Beltone Hearing Aid Service, 1957-05-15
7-25 ETF to Miss Brackenridge, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
7-26 Untitled correspondence, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
[Possible continuation of letter to Miss Brackenridge.]
7-27 ETF to Miss Blackwell, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
7-28 Untitled correspondence, about 1911-1919
[3 pages]
7-29 ETF to Mrs. Penfield, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
7-30 ETF to Mrs. Penfield, Miss Jones, and Miss Olive Harris, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
[Letters to three correspondents on one sheet.]
7-31 ETF to The Refugio Review, about 1911-1919
7-32 ETF to Ex-Senator Joseph W. Bailey and His Anti-Suffragist Followers, about 1911-1919
7-33 ETF to Miss Finnigan, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
[Handwritten letter on reverse of typewritten page titled "Heagy V. Kastner."]
7-34 ETF to The Universalist Leader, about 1904-1965
7-35 Untitled correspondence, about 1911-1919
[2 pages]
7-36 ETF to Mrs. Godbey, about 1960-1975
[2 pages]
[Handwritten letter on envelope from Rio Rancho Estates.]
Third-party letters, 1873, 1912, 1918, 1947
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 6-9 Nichols Edwards, Secretary to Mrs. Frances V. Munds, Chairman, 1912-10-09
8-1 A.T. Folsom, President Val Verde Mining Company to Sir, 1918-02-03
[2 pages]
8-2 A.T. Folsom, President Val Verde Mining Company to Sir, 1918-03-17
[2 pages]
8-3 Somewhere in Texas!, about 1918
8-4 Colonel C.G. Blakeney to Honorable Tom Connally, 1947-07-31
8-5 Marriage License Joining A.J. Caldwell and Marietta E. Phillips, 1873-07-15
8-6 Untitled correspondence, about 1873
[Note written on envelope addressed to Lieutenant M.C. Pugsley.]
Literary productions, about 1900-1907, undated,
fractional
Erminia Thompson Folsom attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1900 to 1907. These materials consist of handwritten assignments produced while she was a student (outlines of speeches, essays, etc.); notes on political, literary, and philosophical subjects; doggerel verse; songs; and Bible quotes. Dates covered are about 1900-1907 and undated. Full dates are given in year-month-day order.
Arrangement
Items with known dates are in chronological order, with undated items intermingled and following.
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.
Other Formats for the Papers
Literary productions of Erminia Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 9-1 Outline of speech, 1902-03-28
9-2 Outline of speech, 1902-04-04
[2 pages]
9-3 Outline of speech, 1902-05-14
9-4 Outline-See Rule 3, about 1900-1907
[Dated April 11.]
9-5 "Does the Commonwealth of the United States Have Sovereignty?," about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
9-6 "Texas Should Improve Her Law Regarding Land Titles," about 1900-1907
[7 pages]
9-7 Texas Law Regarding Land Titles, 1905-03-05
[2 pages]
9-8 "The Method of Teaching Expression That Deals Only With the Human Being," about 1900-1907
[14 pages]
9-9 John Locke, about 1900-1907
9-10 "Edmund Spenser," about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
9-11 "Edmund Spenser" draft, about 1900-1907
[1 page fragment]
[Torn fragment has same text as portion of first page of Folder 9 Item 10 above.]
9-12 "Edmund Spenser" draft, about 1900-1907
[1 page]
[Page has different text than Folder 9 Item 10 and 11 above.]
9-13 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-14 "Praxiteles and Phryne," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Title on verso "Entrance Examination in English."]
9-15 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
9-16 "Eliot," about 1900-1907
9-17 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Handwritten notes on reverse of "The Famous Spanish Octette" program dated 1901 November 1 and 2]
9-18 True Story of The Favorite Song of the West, "Home on the Range," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Signature on reverse E. Clyde.]
9-19 The Egoist Quote, 1906-01-27
[2 pages]
[Quotation written on reverse of a U.T. Library book return slip.]
9-20 Quotes by Mary A. Livermore and Carrie Chapman Catt, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Handwritten quotations on reverse of printed card labeled "Lectures by Dr. Patton."]
9-21 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Handwritten verse on envelope fragment.]
9-22 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
9-23 "The Fine Art of Being Well," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-24 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Handwritten notes on envelope fragment postmarked 1947-08-12.]
9-25 "Miscellaneous," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-26 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Handwritten notes on paper fragment.]
9-27 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Handwritten notes on envelope.]
9-28 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Handwritten notes on envelope fragment.]
9-29 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
9-30 Untitled literary production, about 1901
[2 pages]
[Handwritten notes on paper slip time-stamped 1901-03-01.]
9-31 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Unattributed quotation.]
9-32 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Unattributed quotation.]
9-33 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Unattributed quotation.]
9-34 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[4 pages]
9-35 "Woman," about 1900-1907
9-36 "Suffragists," about 1900-1907
9-37 "Sentences," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-38 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-39 "Courage," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-40 "Ballot," about 1900-1907
9-41 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-42 "Philosophy. Pleasure," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
9-43 "Greek Youth in Plays," about 1900-1907
9-44 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
[Verses handwritten on oversize sheet folded.]
10-1 "Woodman Spare That Tree," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Reverse signed George P. Morris.]
10-2 Verse From "Golden Wreath," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
10-3 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[Verse.]
10-4 "Baby Bye," about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
10-5 Luke 24, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
10-6 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Prayer.]
10-7 Matthew 28:1, about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
10-8 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Bible verses on postcard postmarked 1922-03-21.]
10-9 Matthew 28:1-2, about 1900-1907
[2 pages]
[Bible verses on envelope fragment postmarked 1922-03-21.]
10-10 Untitled literary production, about 1900-1907
[4 pages]
[Bible verses.]
10-11 Matthew 10:14-15, about 1900-1907
[3 pages]
Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated,
fractional
Erminia Thompson Folsom attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1900 to 1907. This printed material, dating 1900-1910, 1961, and undated, relates to her time as a student. The materials include 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, 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.
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.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-1 11-13. Printed material, 1900-1910, 1961, undated
Delegate ribbons, 1939-1940, undated,
fractional
These State and National Woman's Christian Temperance Union delegate ribbons, dated 1939-1940 and undated, were received by Erminia T. Folsom and perhaps worn by her while attending those organizations' events or while representing those organizations in public.
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.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-1 14. Delegate ribbons, 1939-1940, undated
Bible, 1902,
0.2 cubic ft.
A Bible belonging to Erminia T. Folsom has a flyleaf containing the membership pledge and junior Union promise to the Young People's Christian Union of the Universalist Church and is dated 1902.
Preferred Citation
Bible, Erminia Thompson Folsom, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1985/119-7 Bible, 1902



Lectures, before 1920,
0.1 cubic ft.

This group consists of undated and unsigned lecture notes, some of which were probably written by Mariana Folsom and some by Erminia Folsom, judging by the handwriting, though the authorship is not certain. They are mostly handwritten, with a few typescripts, often on odd scraps of paper, and a number are missing the beginning and/or end pages. 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
These materials are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Lectures, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Other Formats for the Papers
Lectures of Mariana Thompson Folsom and Erminia Thompson Folsom have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/erminia-thompson-folsom-papers/.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Suffrage
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 15-1 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
[Lecture typewritten on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead.]
15-2 "When Women Vote," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-3 "Woman Suffrage," about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-4 Gifts for the "Melting Pot," about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-5 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-6 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
15-7 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-8 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
15-9 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-10 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Title on reverse "First Why I Want to Vote."]
15-11 "Franchise Work. Is it Right," about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-12 "Vote it Right Along," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-13 Greetings from Austin Woman Suffrage Association, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-14 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Title on reverse "Blue or Brown Eyes."]
15-15 "Glimpses of Womanhood Under Texas' Star and Its Inheritance," about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-16 "Washington in Federal Convention," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-17 Gifts for the "Melting Pot," about 1911-1920
[4 pages]
15-18 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Quote.]
15-19 In San Antonio Express. From Mrs. Shaforth, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-20 "Wyoming," about 1911-1920
[5 pages]
15-21 "Suffrage," about 1911-1920
15-22 "Suffrage," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-23 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
15-24 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-25 "Blaming Women," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-26 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
15-27 "What is Voting?," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-28 "Suffrage," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-29 "Suffrage," about 1911-1920
15-30 "Democracy," about 1911-1920
[6 pages]
15-31 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-32 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-33 "Clara Barton," about 1911-1920
[6 pages]
15-34 "Women's Bondage," about 1911-1920
[4 pages]
15-35 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-36 "Woman Suffrage," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-37 "Business of Voting," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-38 "Fun," about 1911-1920
15-39 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Handwritten text on typed letter from Hilton, Hughes & Co. dated 1895-09-30.]
15-40 "Chivalric Courtesy Like Charity Has Covered a Multitude of Sins," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-41 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-42 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
15-43 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-44 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-45 "Are There Too Many Voters Now?," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
15-46 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Handwritten text on oversize sheet.]
15-47 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
[Handwritten text on oversize sheet.]
Suffrage, fragments
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 16-1 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[4 pages]
16-2 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
16-3 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
[Handwritten on James Hunt letterhead dated 1894-07-07.]
16-4 "Business of Voting," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
16-5 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
16-6 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
16-7 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
16-8 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[6 pages]
16-9 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[4 pages]
[Handwritten on Brewster County letterhead.]
16-10 "Haven't Time," about 1911-1920
[2 pages]
16-11 Untitled lecture, about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
16-12 "Wyoming," about 1911-1920
[3 pages]
Peace
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 17-1 "Peace," about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-2 Untitled lecture, about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-3 "Peace from Fighting," about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-4 "Homestead Rights," about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-5 "Barbarities of Mexican War," about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-6 Untitled lecture, about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
17-7 Untitled lecture, about 1920-1939
17-8 Untitled lecture, about 1920-1939
[2 pages]
Prison reform
Box Folder-Item
1985/119-1 18-1 Untitled lecture, about 1912-1928
[7 pages]
18-2 Untitled lecture, about 1912-1928
[3 pages]
18-3 Untitled lecture, about 1912-1928



Reform movement files, 1856-1965, undated,
2.43 cubic ft.

Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom were deeply involved in the woman's suffrage, peace, and temperance movements in Texas and nationally. Some of these reform movement files, which represent 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 files date 1856-1965 and undated. 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 are subdivided based on geographical extent of a movement (Texas and national). Further subdivision is by organization name.
Organization
This group is organized into seven series:
Woman's suffrage material, 1856-1928, undated, bulk 1856-1919, 0.6 cubic ft.
Prison reform material, 1917-1959, bulk 1917-1932, 0.25 cubic ft.
Peace movement material, 1866-1960, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Temperance material, 1909-1964, undated, 0.94 cubic ft.
Other political material, 1901-1961, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Religion material, 1904-1965, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Nutrition material, 1909, 1928, undated, fractional
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Woman's suffrage material, 1856-1928, undated, bulk 1856-1919,
0.6 cubic ft.
Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom were deeply involved in the woman's suffrage movement in Texas and nationally. Materials gathered by them concerning women's suffrage date 1856-1928 and undated, bulk 1856-1919. Documents reflect how the Texas suffrage movement organized itself, and include constitutions and by-laws (handwritten, typescript, and printed) of the Texas Equal Rights Association; the Texas Woman Suffrage Association; and the Texas Equal Suffrage Association; minutes handwritten on scraps of paper, resolutions of respect, membership lists of various Texas suffrage organizations, questionnaires on suffrage, annotated copies of a Senate bill, and receipts and cancelled checks. Propaganda materials of the Texas suffrage movement include publications, broadsides, programs, newspapers, newspaper clippings from Texas newspapers, and suffrage songs, handwritten and typescript. Material documenting the national suffrage movement includes 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 a printer's die for Votes for Women a Success.
Arrangement
This material is arranged by the geographical scope of the movement and then by the type of materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Woman's suffrage material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-2 Texas suffrage movement: Organization, 1895-1918
1. Constitutions and by-laws, 1895, 1903, 1916
2. Minutes, resolutions of respect, undated
3. Membership lists, undated
4. Questionnaires, Senate bill, 1905-1918
5. Receipts, cancelled checks, 1905-1918
Texas suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1909-1919, undated
6. Publications
7. Broadsides
8. Newspapers
9. Newspaper clippings, 1912-1919, undated
10. Songs
National suffrage movement: Propaganda, 1856-1928, undated
11-12. Publications, pamphlets, 1856-1928
13. Broadsides, 1872, 1876, 1912, undated
Box Folder
1985/119-3 1. Petitions, questionnaire, paper tokens, 1913, undated
2. Newspapers, 1892-1915
3. Newspapers clippings, 1867-1916, undated
Box
1985/119-7 Printer's die inscribed with Votes for Women a Success, undated
Prison reform material, 1917-1959, undated, bulk 1917-1932,
0.25 cubic ft.
Erminia T. Folsom was an active participant in the prison reform movement during the first half of the 20th century. Materials gathered by her concerning prison reform in Texas and the United States consist primarily of organizational records and publications, dating 1917-1959, undated, bulk 1917-1932. Texas Prison Association documents, dating 1919-1922 and undated, 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; several certificates of membership; a sheet of letterhead; and financial documents, mainly receipts of deposits for membership dues. Materials from the Prison and Jail Department 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 1930 and undated. Documents regarding Texas prison reform consist of four printed items: 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. Printed materials documenting American prison reform include newsletters and reports of American Prison Association, 1922; two newspaper articles, 1923; a pamphlet from the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1957; a flyer from the Wider Quaker Fellowship, 1959; and an undated broadside.
Arrangement
These materials are arranged by organization or geographical scope.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Prison reform material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-3 Texas Prison Association, 1919-1922, undated:
4. Constitution, by-laws
5. Minutes, membership lists
6. Miscellaneous
7. Financial documents
8. Prison and Jail Department documents, Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930, undated
9. Texas prison reform documents, 1917, 1925, 1932, undated
10. American prison reform documents, 1922-1923, 1957, 1959, undated
Peace movement material, 1866-1960, undated,
0.25 cubic ft.
Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom were involved in peace movements in Texas and nationally. This series contains printed material, mostly pacifist propaganda, with some organizational pieces scattered throughout, dating 1866-1960 and undated. Also included are several newspaper articles. 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.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Peace movement material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-3 Peace movement printed material:
11. 1866-1899
12. 1901-1910
13. 1913-1960
14. undated
Temperance material, 1909-1964, undated,
0.94 cubic ft.
Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom were involved in temperance movements in Texas and nationally. Materials gathered by them concerning temperance, dating 1909-1964 and undated, consist mainly of printed materials of the national Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.); its Texas chapter; its international arm, the World W.C.T.U.; and printed materials from other temperance organizations in the United States and Canada. Texas W.C.T.U. documents 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; a sheet of letterhead; and receipt for dues, 1958. A portion of this material includes a broken run of The Texas White Ribbon, the official organ of the Texas W.C.T.U., 1928-1964. Printed 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. The printed materials and publications from other temperance organizations include W.C.T.U. organizations from other states (Pennsylvania, Oregon, Madison [Wisconsin], Hawaii, Canada, British Columbia, and World W.C.T.U.); non W.C.T.U organizations: 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; and assorted material of unidentified groups. Dates covered are 1909-1953 and undated. 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; and songbooks and songsheets, some containing both music and lyrics to temperance songs and hymns; some of these are from the W.C.T.U.
Arrangement
This series is arranged by geographic scope followed by type of material: the Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, other temperance organizations, and other published temperance materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Temperance material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-4 Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1926-1964, undated
1. Constitutions, by-laws, 1937, 1939, 1946
2. Reports of annual conventions, 1926-1955
3. Other printed material, 1934-1962
Texas White Ribbon:
4. 1928-1938
5. 1942-1949
6. 1950-1959
7. 1960-1964
8. Miscellaneous, undated
Box Folder
1985/119-5 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1930-1959, undated
1. Reports of annual conventions, 1930-1959
2-3. Other printed material, 1935, 1938, 1950, 1956, undated
4. Newspaper clippings, 1953, undated
Union Signal:
5. 1933-1949
6. 1951-1959
7-8. Other temperance organizations printed material, 1909-1953, undated
Other temperance material, 1914-1933, undated
9. Newspapers, newspaper clippings
10. Songbooks, songsheets
Other political material, 1901-1961, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.
Erminia T. Folsom participated in the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928 and had an interest in national and world politics. The items Folsom gathered from the Herbert Hoover campaign include typescript press releases, notes for a Hoover speech, newspaper clippings, a broadside, and various Hoover pamphlets, all dating 1928, and a single 1954 newspaper clipping.The materials she collected relating to political issues consist of publications, press releases, reports, and notes, dating 1901-1961 and undated. General American political materials include pamphlets, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and typescript reports concerning a variety of candidates and issues: Fergusonism, academic freedom, migrant labor, Texas tidelands, and Governor Price Daniel's 1959 inauguration, dating 1901-1961 and undated. 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, dating 1945-1959.
Arrangement
This series is arranged by type of material and geographical scope.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other political material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-6 1. Herbert Hoover campaign material, 1928, 1954
2. General American politics, 1901-1961, undated
3. World politics, 1945-1959
Religion material, 1904-1965, undated,
0.25 cubic ft.
Mariana T. Folsom was a minister in the Universalist church and her daughter Erminia T. Folsom was also active in Universalism. Materials gathered by them concerning Universalism and other religions consist of publications and directories, dating 1904-1965 and undated. Pamphlets and newsletters about Universalism date 1904-1965 and undated, with the bulk dating from 1946 to 1965. Materials related to other religious organizations include pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, newsclippings, and directories of Quakers, Baptists, Methodists, Jews, and Muslims, dating 1925-1962 and undated.
Arrangement
These materials are arranged by religious organization.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Religion material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-6 4-5. Universalism, 1904-1965, undated, bulk 1946-1965
6. Other religious organizations, 1925-1962, undated
Nutrition material, 1909, 1928, undated,
fractional
Nutrition was among the issues of concern to women's rights activists of the early 20th century. A variety of printed material gathered by Erminia T. Folsom address home economics, a balanced diet, and health-related topics and are dated 1909, 1928, and undated.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Nutrition material, Reform movement files, Erminia Thompson Folsom papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box Folder
1985/119-6 7. Nutrition, 1909, 1928, undated