Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Khleber Miller Van Zandt:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1774-1953 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Van Zandt, Khleber Miller, 1836-1930
Title: Khleber Miller Van Zandt Papers,
Dates: 1774-1953 and undated
Abstract: The collection concerns Khleber Miller Van Zandt, a Civil War veteran and banker of Fort Worth, Texas.
Collection # S1121.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Van Zandt was a Confederate soldier, legislator, merchant, banker, and community leader. He was born in 1836 in Salem, Tennessee, and moved to Texas in 1839. He also spent part of childhood in Washington D.C. where his father, Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847), negotiated the annexation of the Republic of Texas. He served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. Following the war, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and became a merchant and advocate of railroad construction. In 1873, he organized the Tarrant County Construction Company which supervised the grading for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. In 1874, he established the Fort Worth National Bank, of which he served as president for fifty-six years. He also served as president of the K. M. Van Zandt Land Company and as a director of the Fort Worth Life Insurance Company. Van Zandt served for twenty years on the Fort Worth school board and served in the Texas House of Representatives during Reconstruction. He supported educational and religious movements and, for over sixty years, was a member and elder of the First Christian Church at Fort Worth. Van Zandt died in 1930 in Fort Worth.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, financial materials, legal materials, scrapbook material, printed material, and photographs. Bulks (1835-1942) with material related to Van Zandt's Civil War, business, and personal experiences. Also contains genealogical material, including the reminiscences of Van Zandt's son on the Mexican Revolution and a copy of Van Zandt's memoirs which were edited and published as Force Without Fanfare: The Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt.


 

Organization

The collection is arranged into the following series:
Dated Manuscripts
Undated Manuscripts
Financial Documents
Legal Documents
Literary Production
Printed Material
Scrapbook Material

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Van Zandt, Khleber Miller, 1836-1930
Van Zandt, Isaac, 1813-1847
Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Worth National Bank
Subjects (Places)
Fort Worth (Tex.)--History
Tarrant County (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Banks and banking--Texas--History
Civic leaders--Texas--Fort Worth
Confederate States of America--Veterans
Land settlement--Texas--History
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • James Addison Abney Papers, 1838-1916
  • Charles Anderson Papers, 1884
  • Harry Wynne oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Alice Van Zandt Williams oral history interview [sound recording], 1964

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Khleber Miller Van Zandt Papers, 1774-1953 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
None for the record.

Gift and Purchase, 1965-1984

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005


Additional Sources

Van Zandt, Khleber Miller. Force Without Fanfare: the Autobiography of K. M. Van Zandt.Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press, 1968.


Collection Inventory

 

Dated Manuscripts

box folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1843-1867
2 Correspondence, 1872-1893
3 Legal and Financial Documents, 1774-1869
4 Legal and Financial Documents, 1872-1893
5 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1894-1896
6 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1897-1903
7 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1907-1920
8 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, 1922-1940
9 Van Zandt, Isaac, Personal Correspondence, 1950-1953



 

Undated Manuscripts

box folder
1 10 Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, undated
11 Financial Documents, undated



 

Financial Documents

box folder
1 12 Cancelled Checks, Property Receipts and Check Stubs, 1858-1948



 

Legal Documents

box folder
1 13 Warrenty Deeds and Lien Notes, 1864-1900



 

Literary Production

box folder
1 14 Seventh Texas Regiment, History and List, Company C and D, undated



 

Printed Material

box folder
1 15 Bank Notes magazine, 1930
16 Newspaper and Magazines, 1923-1926
17 Miscellaneous, undated



 

Scrapbook Material

box folder
1 18 Cards, Flyers and Miscellaneous, 1905-1956 and undated
19 Photographs, undated
20 Memorandum Booklets, 1867-1942