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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Henry L. Gantz Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gantz, Henry
Title: Henry L. Gantz Papers
Dates: 1883-1953
Bulk Dates: 1928-1953
Abstract: Henry L. Gantz was the superintendent of schools in Comanche County, Texas, from 1920 to 1927. He then moved to Dallas in 1928 and became the field editor for Farm and Ranch, a position he held until 1932. Gantz served as the education director for the Texas Cotton Cooperative Association in Lubbock, 1932 to 1936, and then returned to Dallas to work for the Farm Security Administration. In 1947, Gantz returned to Farm and Ranch as the associate editor and was promoted to editor in 1950. The collection is comprised of material relating to Henry L. Gantz and his career with Farm and Ranch from the time he was field editor in 1928 up to his position as associate editor in 1947. The bulk of the collection consists of Farm and Ranch articles written by Gantz. Two scrapbooks document his work at the magazine in 1928 and during the period 1947 to 1953.
Identification: AR464
Extent: 1 oversize box, 1 folder (0.26 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Henry L. Gantz was the superintendent of schools in Comanche County, Texas, from 1920 to 1927. He then moved to Dallas in 1928 and became the field editor for Farm and Ranch, a position he held until 1932. Gantz served as the education director for the Texas Cotton Cooperative Association in Lubbock, 1932 to 1936, and then returned to Dallas to work for the Farm Security Administration. In 1947, Gantz returned to Farm and Ranch as the associate editor and was promoted to editor in 1950.

Sources:


  • Henry L. Gantz Papers, AR464, OS400, Folder 1, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, speeches, articles, correspondence, and a photocopy of the first issue of Texas Farm and Ranch. The collection, in one oversize box and one folder in a second oversize box, is comprised of material relating to Henry L. Gantz and his career with Farm and Ranch from the time he was field editor in 1928 up to his position as associate editor in 1947. The bulk of the collection consists of Farm and Ranch articles written by Gantz. Two scrapbooks document his work at the magazine in 1928 and during the period 1947 to 1953. The later scrapbook is only partially complete and contained many loose clippings. It was disbound and photocopies were made of newspaper articles. The photocopies were divided into the following categories: articles about Gantz, articles by Gantz and miscellaneous articles. The articles by Gantz are from Farm and Ranch and discuss a variety of topics such as agriculture, financial issues in the farming industry, farm animals, machinery, problems with cultivation, and crop growing. Materials have been arranged chronologically within their folders. Other materials found in this scrapbook include correspondence to Gantz and others commenting on articles he wrote or speeches he delivered; keepsakes such as a Lions Club meeting program; mats with images of Gantz used for printing; flyer for union meeting in Oklahoma where Gantz was speaker; Farm and Ranch magazine cover from 1949, and employee newsletters. The speeches were given at two functions, 1948-1951. There is also a photostat copy of the first issue of Texas Farm and Ranch, 1883.

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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 records are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Gantz, Henry L.--Archives.
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas.
Farm and ranch.
Ranching--Texas.
Newspaper editors--Texas--Dallas--Archives.

Alternate Titles

Historical Manuscripts Collection.

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Separated Material

Issues of Farm and Ranch,1928-1936, were removed from the collection and catalogued separately. Articles by Henry Gantz were discarded after preservation photocopying.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Jenkins Garrett, June 22, 1995

Citation

Henry L. Gantz Papers, 1883-1953, AR464, Box number, Folder number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1995.

Accessioned as number 96-17.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Tara Kirk, April 2005.

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 Note to the Researcher 

Issues of Farm and Ranch dated 1928-1936, were removed from the collection and catalogued separately.

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Container List

 

Box Folder
OS400 1 Scrapbook, 1928, undated
Articles from Farm and Ranch written by Gantz and others; sample letters from the magazine to send to community clubs.
2-10 Scrapbook Contents, 1946-1953, undated
2 Articles about Gantz, 1947-1950, undated
Articles from various Texas publications about Gantz’position as associate editor of Farm and Ranch and his appearance as a speaker at various functions.
3-7 Articles by Gantz, 1947-1952, undated
Articles from Farm and Ranch written by Gantz. These articles were found loose in a scrapbook and have been photocopied.
8 Miscellaneous articles, 1946, undated
Articles about various topics saved by Gantz. These articles were found loose in a scrapbook and have been photocopied.
9 Correspondence, 1948-1953, undated
Correspondence to H. L. Gantz and others commenting on articles he wrote or speeches he delivered.
10 Keepsakes, 1949-1951, undated
Lions Club meeting program, business card, mats with images of Gantz used for printing, flyer for union meeting in Oklahoma with Gantz as speaker, Farm and Ranch magazine cover from 1949, and employee newsletters.
11 Speeches, 1948-1951
Speech, outline, and notes for the Stephenville Vocational Agricultural meeting, April 30, 1948, and “Sheep—An Important Segment of Our Agricultural Economy” given before the Purebred Sheep Breeders Association meeting, October 9, 1951.
Box Folder
OS209 7 Farm and Ranch, 1883
Photocopy of the first issue of Texas Farm and Ranch.

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