University of Texas Arlington

Grubbs Family Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grubbs family.
Title: Grubbs Family Collection
Dates: 1887-1972
Abstract: Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs (1848-1928) was a pioneer Texas educator, journalist, and lawyer dedicated to educational reform in Texas. His efforts promoted the passing of legislation which established the Girls Industrial College at Denton, Texas in 1901, now known as Texas Woman's University, and which turned the Grubbs Vocational College at Arlington, Texas into a branch of Texas A&M in 1917, now known as the University of Texas at Arlington. This collection contains printed material and an oral history transcript. Materials document the establishment of the two colleges and contain biographical information pertaining to Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs and Grubbs family history.
Identification: AR137
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs (1848-1928) of Greenville, Texas was a pioneer Texas educator, journalist, and lawyer. Known as the "Father of Industrial Education in Texas," Grubbs spent twenty years of his life toward the pursuit of educational reform in Texas. In 1901, Grubbs promoted legislation to establish a Girls Industrial College, now known as Texas Woman's University, at Denton, Texas. In 1917, he once again worked toward the passing of legislation to establish an industrial college. This time the school was a Junior Agricultural, Mechanical, and Industrial College to be known as the Grubbs Vocational College, the first state-supported school at Arlington, Texas. It is now the University of Texas at Arlington.


Scope and Contents

Collection contains printed material and an oral history transcript pertaining to Judge Vincent Woodbury Grubbs and Grubbs family history. Materials include two books, The Grubbs of Tipperary and The Grubbs Family, that relate the family history of the Grubbs in America and Ireland. A typescript of a pamphlet entitled The Dignity of Labor by Vincent W. Grubbs outlines the establishment of the Grubbs Vocational College. An oral history transcript of an interview with Thomas Grubbs, Vincent W. Grubbs' son, and a typed resolution (H.S.R. no. 356) from the Texas House of Representatives in 1969 honoring the Grubbs family is also included.


Organization

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials 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
Grubbs, Vincent W., 1848-1928--Archives.
Grubbs family--Archives.
Subjects
Grubbs Vocational College--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Grubbs Family Collection, AR137, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of Thomas W. Grubbs, Rev. Geoffrey Watkins Grubb, Kenneth Whitt, and others, 1969. Accessioned as number 69-12, 69-13.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Grubb, Geoffrey W. - Book: The Grubbs of Tipperary; England, 1972
2 Grubbs, Vincent W. - Typescript of a pamphlet (carbon): The Dignity of Labor; Greenville, Texas, 1908
3 Grubbs, Vincent W. - Book: Practical Prohibition; Texas, 1887
4 Grubbs Vocational College - (The Establishment) - An Excerpt From The Autobiography of Hon. V.W. Grubbs, undated
5 Grubbs, William L. - Book: The Grubbs Family; Kentucky, 1971
6 Resolution - H.S.R. No. 536 - Document, 1969
7 Transcript of interview with Thomas W. Grubbs, June 20, 1969