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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Don Woodard Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Woodard, Don.
Title: Don Woodard Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1948-2011
Bulk Dates: 1948-1963
Abstract: Don Woodard is a Fort Worth, Texas, native and author of Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. He and his son Blake are partners in Woodard Insurance. Woodard was in the Navy during World War II. He worked in the oil business in the late 1940s and 1950s when he was assistant to oilman Neville G. Penrose and later a landman with Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. He was an executive assistant at Texas Electric Service Company until 1972 when he left to enter the life insurance business. Woodard is active in local, state, and national politics. He ran for the state senate in 1964, and in 1982, for mayor of Fort Worth. This collection contains legal documents pertaining to the lawsuit, Homer Tomlinson, et. al. vs. Jack Carter, et. al, Cause 55351A in the 67th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, and its subsequent appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. It is Woodard's opinon that this lawsuit, which emanated from a disagreement among party members attending the Texas Democratic convention in Fort Worth, September 14, 1948, ultimately gave rise to the Republican Party as the prominent political force in Texas. Correspondence relates to this litigation,Woodard's political activities in 1963, as well as samples of Woodard's prolific letters to the editors of local Fort Worth newspapers on current events and local issues.
Identification: Unprocessed mss. 2011-73
Extent: 1 box (1.0 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Don Woodard is a Fort Worth, Texas, native and author of Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. He and his son Blake are partners in Woodard Insurance. Woodard was in the Navy during World War II. He worked in the oil business in the late 1940s and 1950s when he was assistant to oilman Neville G. Penrose and later a landman with Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. He was an executive assistant at Texas Electric Service Company until 1972 when he left to enter the life insurance business. Woodard is active in local, state, and national politics. He ran for the state senate in 1964, and in 1982, for mayor of Fort Worth.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal documents. Prominent in this collection are legal documents pertaining to a lawsuit, Homer Tomlinson, et. al. vs. Jack Carter, et. al, Cause 55351A in the 67th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, and its subsequent appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. It is Woodard's opinion that this lawsuit, which emanated from a disagreement among party members attending the Texas Democratic convention in Fort Worth, September 14, 1948, ultimately gave rise to the Republican Party as the prominent political force in Texas. Correspondence relates to this litigation and to Woodard's political activities in 1963. Also included are samples of Woodard's prolific letters to the editors of local Fort Worth newspapers on current events and local issues.

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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.

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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
Woodard, Don--Archives.
Organizations
Democratic Party (Tex.)--History.
Democratic Party (Tex.)--State Convention.
Places
Fort Worth (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Separated Material

AR443: Don Woodard Newspaper Clipping Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Don Woodard, 2011.

Citation

Don Woodard Papers, 1948-2011, Unprocessed mss. 2011-73, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2011.

Accessioned as number 2011-73.

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