University of Texas Arlington

L.G. Meier Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Meier, L.G., Jr., (Lorenz Godfrey), 1908-2005.
Title: L.G. Meier Papers
Dates: 1927-1975
Dates (Bulk): 1927-1929
Abstract: Lorenz G. Meier was a student at the North Texas Agricultural College (NTAC) from 1927 to 1929. During his time at NTAC, Meier worked as a cook and waiter in the dining hall and as the business manager for The Shorthorn. This collection contains a scrapbook, photographs, uniform insignia, and miscellaneous printed materials that document Meier's experiences at NTAC. Many photographs and pieces of memorabilia are included in the scrapbook which also served as a diary of Meier's activities.
Identification: AR193
Extent: 4 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Lorenz G. Meier, Jr., was born in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas in 1908. He was a student at the North Texas Agricultural College from 1927 to 1929, graduating from NTAC in 1929. Now known as the University of Texas at Arlington, the North Texas Agricultural College was then part of the Texas A&M system as a junior college but also offered junior and senior high school level courses. During his time at NTAC, Meier worked as a cook and waiter in the dining hall and as the business manager for The Shorthorn. A long time resident of Dallas, Meier died in 2005.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook, photographs, uniform insignia, and miscellaneous printed materials. The scrapbook is a day book with many photographs and memorabilia pasted into its pages. It also served as a diary of Meier's activities at NTAC in 1928. Photographs are of Meier and other students and friends and include group photos of students, golfers, dining hall workers, and the NTAC football team. Miscellaneous printed materials include report cards, programs, announcements, graduation invitation, booklet, and diploma cover. A newspaper clipping from 1975 recounts Meier's reminiscences of student life at NTAC.


Organization

Materials are arranged according to document type.

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
Meier, L. G. (Lorenz Godfrey), 1908-2005--Archives.
Meier, L. G. (Lorenz Godfrey ), 1908-2005--Souvenirs (Keepsakes).
Organizations
North Texas Agricultural College--Students--History--Sources.
North Texas Agricultural College--Students--History--Photographs.
Subjects
College student activities--Texas--Arlington--History--Sources.
College student activities--Texas--Arlington--History--Photographs.
College sports--Texas--Arlington--History--Photographs.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

Related Material

The UTA Libraries Oral History Collection also contains a transcribed interview with Lorenz G. Meier (OH41).


Administrative Information

Citation

L.G. Meier Papers, AR193, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1975.


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 Miscellaneous Records, 1927-1929
Includes report cards, banquet program, commencement program, graduation announcement, diploma cover, etc. Also includes article from 1975 Shorthorn (inserted by Archives staff) containing Meier's reminiscences.
2 Photographs, undated
3 Uniform insignia, undated
4 Scrapbook, 1927-1929