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Hicks Family Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hicks Family.
Title: Hicks Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1977
Abstract: Louis H. Hicks was a writer, editor, and printer. He was active throughout his career in several Texas labor union locals of the International Typographical Union. His father, Joshua, was a pioneer printer, publisher, and editor during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in West Texas. He was a member of the Socailist Party of America and an ardent Prohibitionist. Records include correspondence, diary, minutes, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, poems, pamphlet, membership cards, cassette tape, newspapers, and books. Louis H. Hicks’ papers are primarily photocopies. Includes the September 13, 1900, issue of the Galveston Daily News covering the Galveston hurricane.
Identification: AR228
Extent: 3 boxes (0.6 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Louis H. Hicks was a writer, editor, and printer. He was active throughout his career in several Texas labor union locals of the International Typographical Union. His father, Joshua, was a pioneer printer, publisher, and editor during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in West Texas. He was a member of the Socailist Party of America and an ardent Prohibitionist.


Chronological Order of Union and Labor Relations Activities of Louis B. Hicks

1905 Charter member Abilene, Texas Typographical Union
1909 Alternate delegate from Abilene to International Typographical Union Convention, St. Joseph Missouri
1909 Secretary-Treasurer Abilene Typographical Union
1910 Delegate from Wichita Falls, Texas Typographical Union to International Typographical Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1914 Delegate from Waco, Texas Typographical Union to International Union Convention, Los Angeles, California
1915 Delegate from Waco, Texas Typographical Union to International Typographical Union Convention, Los Angeles, California
1917-1919 In United States Army, 141st Ambulance Company, Thirty-Sixth Division, World War I
1920 Delegate from Dallas, Texas Typographical Union to convention of Texas Allied Printing Trades Council, Fort Worth, Texas
1921 Vice-President Dallas Typographical Union
1921 Delegate from Dallas Typographical Union to Texas Typographical Conference, Houston, Texas
1922 Delegate from Dallas Typographical Union to Texas Allied Printing Trades Council and Texas Federation of Labor, El Paso, Texas
1922 Vice-President Dallas Typographical Union, one term
1922 Delegate from Dallas Typographical Union to I.T.U. Convention at Atlantic City, New Jersey
1923-1927 President Dallas Typographical Union, four terms
1929 Member Joint Standing Committee, Dallas Typographical Union (Duties of committee to arbitrate differences between union and employers)
1932-1942 Member Dallas Typographical Union Joint Standing Committee (Eleven terms)
1931-1941 Chairman Dallas News Chapel, ten years. Duties to enforce contract provisions and settle disputes between employer and members of chapel.
1939 Delegate from Dallas Typographical Union to International Typographical Union Convention, Fort Worth, Texas
1955 Delegate from Dallas Typographical Union to I.T.U. Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
1961 Delgate from Dallas Typographical Union to I.T.U. Convention, Dallas, Texas
1963 Visitor from Dallas to I.T.U. Convention, Long Beach, California

In addition to above, served on various contract formulating and negotiating committees.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diary, minutes, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, poems, pamphlet, membership cards, cassette tape, newspapers, and books. Includes a family tree; scrapbooks complied by Joshua Louis Hicks of poems and essays clipped from newspapers; Socialist Party membership cards, union membership and working cards; the World War I diary of Louis Hodge Hicks; The Hatchet, July 19-30, 1918; The Arrow Head, February 27 - May 2, 1919; the Scout, September, 1911; Dallas newspapers and national magazines on President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson, the moon walk, and the Gerald Ford administration, 1963-1977; and an oral history interview with Louis H. Hicks. Also included are various Dallas Democratic Precinct Convention minutes and correspondence and clippings concerning Louis Hicks’ involvement in Democratic Party activities. Louis H. Hicks’ papers are primarily photocopies. Includes the September 13, 1900, issue of the Galveston Daily News covering the Galveston hurricane.


 

Organization

The papers are organized into two series and arranged thereunder alphabetically:
Series I. Joshua L. Hicks.
Series II. Louis L. Hicks.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Hicks, J. L., (Joshua Louis), 1857-1921.
Hicks, Louis H. (Louis Hodge), 1889-
Organizations
United States. Army. Sanitary Train, 111th--History.
Democratic Party (Dallas County, Tex.)
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1914-1918--Regimental histories--United States.
Socialists--Texas.
Prohibition--United States.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR144: Dallas Typographical Union No. 173 Records (1876-1973)


Administrative Information

Citation

Hicks Family Papers, AR228, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1977 and 1978.


Container List

 

Series I. Joshua L. Hicks Papers

Box Folder
1 1 Family Record of Joshua L. Hicks, His Family and Kinfolks
2 Scrapbook March 12, 1882.
Forest Academy, Hopkins County, Texas. "Temporal Prosperity, Moral Reform, and Religious Advancement." - Poetry, newsclippings, of J.L. Hicks and others, 1880-1882. (Fragile)
3 Scrapbook No. 1, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas January 19, 1887.
"Gather up the fragments. To leave to my children, and to all who may remember me, a clean record on the drink question, is my chief object in collection and preserving the matter found in this book." - Poetry, newsclippings of J.L. Hicks and others, 1880-1918, 1926. (Fragile)
4 Scrapbook No. 2
Newsclippings, first display advertisement, original proof - sheet of editorial page of the West Texas Sentinel, copy of The Scout, Resolutions adopted by Dallas Typographical Union, No. 173 upon the death of J. L. Hicks, 1883-1921, 1937. (Fragile)
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1 January 19, 1887.
Cover-page 61.
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1 January 19, 1887.
Pages 62-125.
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1 January 19, 1887.
Pages 126-199.
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1 January 19, 1887.
Pages 200-269.
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1 January 19, 1887.
Pages 270-346.
Photocopies of J.L. Hicks Scrapbook No. 1
Pages 1-95.
Box Folder
1 11 Literary Productions
Pamphlet, by J.L. Hicks, "Christianity, War and Politics," Abilene, Texas, 1898, poem, "Me-And Pap-And Mother," by Hicks, undated (Very Fragile)
12 Miscellaneous
Post card from Wm. D. Haywood, approximately1910, Socialist Party cards, 1909-1916, Working Cards, 1905, 1912, 1915, 1921, Health Card, 1921.



 

Series II. Louis L. Hicks Papers

Box Folder
2 1 Diary
World War I Diary of Louis H. Hicks, Private First Class. Ambulance Company 141, 111th Sanitary Train. Thirty-Sixth Division. June 30, 1917 to June 16, 1919 (Photocopy)
2 The Hatchet
Published on the High Seas, Aboard the Steamer George Washington, July 19-30, 1918. During World War I Louis H. Hicks assisted in its production. (Photocopy)
3 Correspondence
Correspondence, minutes of Democratic Precinct Conventions, 1929-1952 (Photocopy)
4 Newsclippings 1931-1975
(Photocopy)
5 Tape Recording April 26, 1977
Interview with Louis H. Hicks.
6 Book
Other Worlds Than Ours, Richard A. Proctor, undated (Inscription by J.L. Hicks)
7 Book
The Elementary Spelling Book, Noah Webster, 1880 (Inscription by J.L. Hicks)
Box Folder
OS146 1 The New York Herald April 16, 1865.
(Planographic Reprint)
2 The Galveston Daily News, "Story of the Great Disaster at Galveston," September 13, 1900.
(Very Fragile)
3 The Arrow Head, Yonne, France February 27, 1919-May 2, 1919
4 The Arrow Head, Yonne, France May 2, 1919
5 The Wall Street Journal, Dallas, Texas, Vol. I, No. 1 May 3, 1948
(First Southwest edition)
Box Folder
2 8 "America's Long Vigil"
Section from TV Guide magazine, approximately 1963 (President Kennedy's Assassination and events that followed)
Box Folder
OS146 6 The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Sections 1-2 November 23, 1963.
7 The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Section 1 November 24, 1963
8 The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Section 1 November 25, 1963
9 The Dallas Times Herald, Dallas, Texas, Supplement, "Profile of a President" February 9, 1964.
(Lyndon Johnson)
10 U.S. News & World Report, "The Story of 87 Votes That Made History," April 6, 1964
(Lyndon Johnson's 1948 Democratic nomination for United States Senator).
11 The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald, front pages, "Man Walks on Moon," July 1, 1969
12 The Dallas Morning News, Supplement, "One Giant Leap," August 13, 1969.
13 The National Observer, Historical Section, "Ford's White House," August 17, 1974
14 The National Observer, Last Issue July 11, 1977
Box Folder
2 9 The Ancient World, Willis West 1904
(Newspaper clipping & notes by J.L. Hicks)
10 Original mast head from The Arrow Head, weekly publication of Thirty-Sixth Division, A.E.F. during World War I, published at Auxerre (Yonne), France. 1919
Louis H. Hicks, Assistant Editor.
11 35,000 Days in Texas (A History of The Dallas News and Its For-Bears) by Sam Acheson 1938.
Autographed. Also newsclipping, 1978.
12 The Rebel, Hallettsville, Tx.
Letterhead, approximately 1911. (Added to this collection due to related research value, donor unknown.)
13 Notes from interview, obituaries, photographs 1881, 1913-1915, 1921, 1937-1943.
Added to collection 11-17-1981.
14 Photograph, negatives 1911.
Added to collection 10-4-1982.