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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial Material

Legal Material

Literary Productions

Directories

Newspaper Clippings

Photographs

Scrapbook Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Arthur Adams:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1917-1990 and undated at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Adams, Arthur
Title: Arthur Adams Papers,
Dates: 1919-1929 and undated
Abstract: This collection of papers includes correspondence, literary productions, lists, photographs, and legal, financial, and scrapbook materials pertaining to Adams' business, interests, Jewish relief organizations, and Jewish people in Texas, as well as refugee and migration movements.
Collection # S 5.1
Quantity: 1 box
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A fund raising director, investor, and philanthropist, Adams was born in 1895 and studied economics at the Sorbonne in Paris and at University College in London. He became the director of the Southwest Campaign Bureau of Dallas in 1925. Adams actively invested in the real estate, oil, and stock markets, and was involved in fund-raising and membership drives for various charitable Jewish organizations. He also served as the Texas field representative for the United Jewish Campaign (1926).

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Scope and Content

This collection of papers includes correspondence, literary productions, lists, photographs, and legal, financial, and scrapbook materials pertaining to Adams' business, interests, Jewish relief organizations, and Jewish people in Texas, as well as refugee and migration movements.

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Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Financial Material, Legal Material, Literary Productions, Directories, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Scrapbook Materials

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Adams, Arthur
Brown, David A.
Hexter, J. K.
Marcus, Herbert.
Subjects (Organizations)
Southwest Campaign Bureau
United Jewish Campaign
Dallas Little Theatre
Galveston Community Chest
Subjects (Places)
Texas--Economic conditions
Dallas (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Subjects
Fund raising--Texas
Jewish capitalists and financiers--Texas
Jews--Texas
Philanthropists--Texas

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Related Material

  • Alexander S. Kline Papers, 1925-1980 and undated
  • Bernard Skibell oral history interview [sound recording], 2012
  • Bob Skibell oral history interview [sound recording], 2012
  • Congregation Shaareth Israel, 1934-2007
  • Eva Hance oral history interview [sound recording], 2006
  • Dr. Henry Shine oral history interview [sound recording], 2012
  • Jewish Archival Audio-Visual Collection
  • Jewish Archive [books], gift from Susan Albers, 2006-(ongoing)
  • Lee Bradley Papers, 1980-1982
  • Nathan Luger oral history interview [sound recording], 2012
  • Norma Glassman Skibell, 1921-1948 [microfilm], 1982
  • Norma Skibell oral history interview [sound recording], 1982
  • Sandy Lehman oral history interview [sound recording], 2012
  • Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Rare Books Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Adams Papers, 1919-1929 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1975

Processed by

Valerie Herber, 2008

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Business, 1924-1928 and undated
2 General, 1925-1928 and undated
3 General, 1928-1929 and undated
4 Southwest Campaign Bureau, 1921, 1926-1928
5 Southwest Campaign Bureau, 1924-1928

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Financial Material

box folder
1 6 Business Checks and Invoices, 1926-1927 and undated
7 Business Invoices Pending, 1926-1927 and undated
Investments
box folder
1 8 Bonds, 1927
9 Buildings, Crops, Mining, and Stocks, 1927-1928
10 Southwest Campaign Bureau, undated

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Legal Material

box folder
1 11 Misc. Property, 1925, 1927, and undated

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Literary Productions

box folder
1 12 Poems, undated
13 Speeches, undated

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Directories

Membership and Committee Lists
box folder
1 14 Southwest Campaign Bureau, undated
15 Southwest Campaign Bureau, undated

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Newspaper Clippings

box folder
1 16 The Little Theatre, 1926
17 Southwest Campaign Bureau, 1926-1927 and undated

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Photographs

box folder
1 18 Sarah Adler and Unidentified, 1919 and undated

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Scrapbook Materials

box folder
1 19 Business and Letterheads, 1925 and undated
20 General, 1926-1928
21 Scrapbook Copy, 1925-1926
22 Scrapbook Original, 1925-1926

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