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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Description of Series

Personal

Societies and Organizations

University of Texas Material

English Department

Personal Correspondence:

Literary productions

Literary Productions by Others

Research Material

Restricted

Photographs

Oversize personal materials

Microfilm Collection

Sound Archives

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mody Coggin Boatright Papers, 1907-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator Boatright, Mody Coggin, 1896-1970.
Title Boatright (Mody Coggin) Papers
Dates: 1907-1978
Abstract Papers of Mody Boatright (1896-1970), folklorist and professor of English at The University of Texas (1926-1969), include personal papers and materials related to his career as teacher and chairman of the English Department and as secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society.
ID Boatright, Mody Coggin, Papers
Extent 34 ft., 7 in.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Papers of Mody Boatright (1896-1970), folklorist and professor of English at The University of Texas (1926-1969), include personal papers; items related to the Boatright and Reck families; and materials related to his professional career as teacher, chairman of the English Department, secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society, Fellow of the American Folklore Society, and member of numerous organizations. Other material relates to research on the oil industry and western history and folklore, as well as to his numerous publications. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings and other printed items, scrapbooks, notes, student papers and other teaching materials, bibliographies, literary productions, oral history transcripts, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

Some material is restricted. Consult archivist.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Boatright, Mody Coggin, 1896-1970.
Boatright family
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
Paredes, Américo.
Reck family
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Thornton, Word Augustus.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Studies Association
Texas Folklore Society
University of Texaas. Dept. of English
Subjects
Academic freedom
American literature
American literature--Southwest, Old
American literature--Texas
Boom towns
College teachers--Texas--Austin
Cowboys
Crime and criminals
Fiction
Fire extinction
Gas industry
Motion pictures
Folklore
History--Study and teaching
Livestock equipment
Oral histories
Petroluem industry and trade
Wit and humor
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Breckenridge Oil Field (Tex.)
Desdemona Oil Field (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Ranger Oil Field (Tex.)
Sweetwater (Tex.)
Texas.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Personal

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3M509 Correspondence
1918-1949
1918-1949
1966-1967
Certificates, 1921, 1922, and undated
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3M510 Correspondence, 1968-1970
Notebook, 1918-1919
German Postcard Folder
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3M511 Notes and Poems on Germany, World War I
Notes on English Authors
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3M512 M.C. Boatright's Student Papers, 1929-1930
Sul Ross State Teacher's College, Publication, December 1, 1926
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3M513 M.A. Thesis; Plot-Structure in the Novels of Sir Walter Scott
Dissertation; Scott's Use of the Supernatural in the Waverley Novels, pp. 164-457
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3M514 Dissertation: Scott's Use of the Supernatural in the Waverley Novels
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3M515 Notes on Sir Walter Scott
Walter Prescott Webb
Article by Webb
Clippings
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3S193 Scrapbook Pages
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3S196 Scrapbook

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Societies and Organizations

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3M516 American Dialect Society, Clippings
American Folklore Society
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Program
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3M517 American Studies Association
Correspondence, 1956-1963, and undated
Membership Information, 1953, 1954
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3M518 American Studies Association, Meeting at Baylor
Authors Guild Bulletin, Feb.-Mar., 1964 through Nov.-Dec., 1966
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3M519 Authors Guild Bulletin, Jan.-Feb., 1967 through May-June, 1970
Texas Folklore Archive, Correspondence
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3M520 Texas Folklore Society
Correspondence
Manuscript of Told by the Folk, pp. 1-60
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3M521 Stories from T.F.S. Publications
Dobie, Paisano Project, News Release, September, 1965
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3M522 Dobie, Paisano Project, Miscellaneous

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University of Texas Material

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3M522 American Studies Program, Publications
Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, 1948
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3M523 Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Reports, Clippings
Rainey Controversy, T.S. Painter
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3M524 Rainey Controversy, Pamphlets
Regents' Rules
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3M525 Report of the Committee of Seventy-Five, December, 1958
Miscellaneous Publications, 1965
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3M526 Miscellaneous Publications, 1966-1968

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English Department

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3M526 The Alcalde, March 1956
Grants to Boatright
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3M527 Materials on Method
Ph.D. Candidates
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3M528 Américo Paredes, Ph.D. Candidate
Register of Graduate Students in English, Part I 1947-1948, 1951-1952,
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3M529 Register of Graduate Students in English, Part II 1947-1948, 1951-1952,
Teaching Materials
English Literature, Notes
Minor 18th Century Novelists
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3M530 Teaching Materials, English Literature
General Notes
Tests
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3M531 English 280K
English 380K
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3M532 Teaching Materials, American Literature
Notes, Philosophy and Literature
Notes, Walt Whitman
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3M533 Tests on Age of Innocence
Tests, Miscellaneous
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3M534 Notes
Teaching Materials, Bibliography
18th Century American Essays
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3M535 General
Southwest, various subjects
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OD1182 Teaching Materials, map
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3M536 Teaching Materials, Bibliography
Hamlin Garland, Biography, Criticism
Student Papers
Adam-Bell
Donalson-Dugas
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3M537 Eargle-Felder
Hazelwood-Hlavinka
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3M538 Holland-Hubka
Nesmith-Ogden
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3M539 Pannill-Potts
Soriero-Threadgill
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3M540 Tillery-Weber
Miscellaneous

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Personal Correspondence:

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3N10 Boatright Family, 1907-1973 and undated
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3N11 Boatright Family, 1907-1973 and undated
Elizabeth Reck Boatright, 1922-1930
Reck Family, 1925-1931 and undated
Non-family, 1922-1931
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3N12 Genealogical Materials: Boatright Family

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Literary productions

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3N12 Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1930-1978 and undated
Printed material, 1925, 1929, 1949, 1964, 1969, and undated
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3H219 Reprints, 1927-1970
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3N12 Miscellaneous 1909-1936, 1949, 1972?, and undated
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3N13 Poem, “An Hour in the Library”
Short Story, “Incomplete Couplet”
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3N14 Articles on Walter Scott, Walt Whitman
American Literary Realism, (Boatright, Consultant) 1840-1910,
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3N15 Freshman Prose Annual, No. 1
Oil Industry, Folklore of the Oil Industry, p. 146 to p. 321
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3N16 Oil Industry, Folklore of the Oil Industry, p. iii to p. 142
Draft of “The Role of Chance”
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3N17 Draft of “The Geologist”
Draft of “Lingo”
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3N18 Draft of “Songs and Verse”
Correspondence, Publication, 1958-1970
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3N19 Western History and Folklore
Articles on the Humor of the American Frontier
Folk Laughter...,
“Backwood Belles”
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3N20 “Men and Manners”
“Buoyant or Despairing?”
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3N21 Notes
Correspondence and Criticism
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3N22 The Cowboy as Hero
“Buffalo Bill and the American Rodeo”
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3N23 “Theodore Roosevelt and the Cowboy”
“Tom Mix: The Morality Play on Horseback”
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3N24 The Cowboy..., “The Triumph of the Formula”
Article, “The Myth of Frontier Individualism”
Notes
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3N25 Article, “The Wild Man in Texas Lore”
Notes, Clippings

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Literary Productions by Others

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3N25 Reprints
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3H218 1920s-1950s
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3N25 1925-1929
1940-1949
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3N26 1950-1954
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3H219 1960s, undated
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3N26 Donald M. Fiene, The Controversy
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3N27 Articles
Joseph Gallant
A. Scouten
P. Stewart
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3N28 S. Thompson
A. Turner
F. Vandiver

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Research Material

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3N28 Oil Industry
Boom Towns
(2 folders)
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3N29 Boom Towns, Card File
Bibliographical Notes on Oil
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3N30 Bibliographical Notes on Oil
Fiction Relating to Oil Industry
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3N31 Fiction, “Bright Danger”
Living Conditions
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3N32 “The Lucky Ones”
People, Drillers, Student Paper
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3N33 Oil Industry, People
The Geologist
Tex Thornton
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3S196 Oil Industry, Tex Thornton
Scrapbook
Photostats
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3N34 People, Texas Thornton, Student Paper
Oil Industry
Subject Card File 2
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3N35 Subject Card File 3
Oral History Project
Transmittals
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3N36 Oil Industry, Oral History Project
Guide to Transcripts
“Pioneers in Texas Oil,” Drafts
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3N37 Oil Industry, Correspondence
General
William Hartsell
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3N38 W.H. Hays
W.H. Wright
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3N39 Western History and Folklore
Myth, General Notes
Hero, Notes on Early American Fiction
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3N40 Notes on the Concept of the Hero
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3N41 Cowboys and the American Character
Cowboy Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post to 1920
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3N42 Cowboy Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post, Student Paper
Cowboy Fiction, Note Cards
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3N43 Cowboy Fiction, Note Cards
Cowboy Fiction, Authors, Owen Wister and Theodore Roosevelt
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3N44 Authors, Notes on Theodore Roosevelt
Authors, Student Papers on Hamlin Garland
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3N45 Cowboy Fiction, Authors, Student Paper on Hamlin Garland
Bibliographical Notes on the West
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3N46 Cowboy Fiction and Movies, Card File
Cowboy Movies, Notes
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3N47 Cowboy Movies, Synopses of Early Movies, 1911-1914
Miscellaneous Notes on Cowboy Stars and Movies
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3N48 Notes on Western Movie Reviews
Student Papers on Women's Issues, 1890-1895
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3N49 Agrarian Movement, Student Papers
The Indian in the Literature of the Southwest, Notes
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3N50 Notes, Articles, Clippings on Animals in the West
Rainmaking
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3N51 Notes and Articles on American Humor
Frontier Humor, Religion
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3N52 Aspects of the West Reported in Galveston News, 1880
Notes on History of Winchester Rifle
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3N53 Western History and Folklore, Cattle Industry
Idiom
“Texas Ranch,” Life, n.d.
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3N54 Western History and Folklore
Ferrington Carpenter
Outlaws, Belle Starr
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3N55 Outlaws, Cole Younger
Children's Taunts and Insults
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3N56 Collection of Proverbs
Book Catalogues
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3N57 Book Week, January 12, 1964
Research Grant Materials

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Restricted

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3N58 Personal
Correspondence
English Department
Budget Council Material, 1951-1953
Teaching Materials
Class Records, 1940's
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3N59 English Department
Grade Books
Miscellaneous Graded Material

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Photographs

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3S200b 9 ink line drawings of tools, by Elizabeth Keefer Boatright for article in Journal of American Folklore, July 1970
Caricature of "rich Texan" with oil well, diamonds, sixgun, etc., on oversize greeting card
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3Y71 32 photographs of early oil industry in Texas [Click for images]
23 postcards, color and black and white halftone and black and white photographic, of identified scenes in Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, Illinois, Ohio, and Canada; unidentified scenes; color lithograph of jonquils and sailing ship
2 packets of color halftone souvenir postcards of Galveston and Houston, [ca. 1920]
8 black and white photographs of identified persons and places, some Texan
7 black and white photographs of unidentified persons and places
2 wood-block prints of radrunner (paisano) made by Mody C. Boatright, on gold foil paper
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3S223 5 photographs related to early oil industry in Texas [Click for images]

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Oversize personal materials

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2.325/V11 Marriage license of Mody C. Boatright and Elizabeth Reck, 1925
Pages 63-72 of Holland's Magazine, September 1925, plus two unidentified pages
Two certificates, 1923, 1960

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Microfilm Collection

Research Material
Oil Industry
Western History and Folklore

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Sound Archives

7 Reels of Recording Tape

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