University of Texas Arlington

Albert R. and Ruby Bass Letters:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Albert R. and Ruby Bass.
Title: Albert R. and Ruby Bass letters
Inclusive Dates: 1932-1933
Abstract: Albert R. and Ruby Bass were residents of Dallas, Texas. In 1932 they adopted their daughter, Carleen (later changed to Jimmie Carolyn), as a small girl from the Berachah Home in Arlington, Texas. The Berachah Home was operated from 1903 through 1935 by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch and his wife, Maggie Mae, as an establishment for homeless, usually pregnant girls. At the Berachah Home, young women were encouraged to keep their babies and were taught skills to aid in their support after leaving the facility. An adoption was a rare occurence. All letters in this collection pertain to the adoption, the bulk being from Berachah Home correspondents, Maggie Mae Upchurch, Allie Mae Wiese, Ruth Brady, and Flora McAnally.
Identification: GA212
Extent: 1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Albert R. and Ruby Bass were residents of Dallas, Texas. In 1932 they adopted their daughter, Carleen (later changed to Jimmie Carolyn), as a small girl from the Berachah Home in Arlington, Texas. The Berachah Home was operated from 1903 through 1935 by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch and his wife, Maggie Mae, as an establishment for homeless, usually pregnant girls. At the Berachah Home, young women were encouraged to keep their babies and were taught skills to aid in their support after leaving the facility. An adoption was a rare occurence.


Scope and Contents

All letters in this collection pertain to the Bass' adoption of their daughter, the bulk being from Berachah Home correspondents, Maggie Mae Upchurch, Allie Mae Wiese, Ruth Brady, and Flora McAnally.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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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
Bass, Albert R. and Ruby--Archives.
Bass, Jimmie Carolyn.
Johnson, Jimmie Bass.
Upchurch, Maggie Mae--1873-1963.
Organizations
Berachah Home (Arlington, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Children--Institutional care--Texas--Arlington.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Related Material

00112AR280: Berachah Home Collection


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Jimmie Bass Johnson,2011.

Citation

Albert R. and Ruby Bass Letters, GA212, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift,2011.

Accessioned as number2011-67.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Brenda S. McClurkin on April 7, 2011.