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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker Papers, 1878-1938



Descriptive Summary

Creator Pennybacker, Percy V., Mrs., 1861-1938.
Title Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker Papers
Dates: 1878-1938
Abstract The collection documents the personal life of Anna Pennybacker, as well as her involvement in women's clubs, education, suffrage and the peace movement. Pennyback was an activist and author in Texas in the early 20th century.
Extent 53 ft.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Anna Pennybacker, nee Hardwicke (1861-1938), activist and author, was born in Virginia and moved first to Kansas and then to Texas in 1878. She married Percy V. Pennybacker in 1884 in Tyler, Texas. They had four children, one of whom died in infancy. She lived in Tyler and Palestine and moved to Austin in 1900 after the death of her husband. She remained there until her death. Pennybacker wrote and published A New History of Texas for Schools, which was adopted by the Texas Legislature for use in public schools from 1898 through 1913. Pennybacker was also active in women's club activities, serving as president of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, and as president and then board member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. A pacifist and suffragist, she was involved in the Chautauqua movement and served as a correspondent for several newspapers at the League of Nations meetings in Geneva. She also lectured extensively across the nation.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, financial documents, legal documents, literary productions scrapbooks, maps and photographs document the personal life of Anna Pennybacker, as well as her involvement in women's clubs, education, suffrage and the peace movement. The bulk of the material is correspondence relating to all aspects of Pennybacker's life. Correspondents include William Hobby, Elisabet Ney, Thomas Campbell, Carrie Chapman Catt and Eleanor Roosevelt. The papers document Pennybacker's authorship and publication of The New History of Texas for Schools and her activities in the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, the General Federation of Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Women's Club. Papers of John Hardwicke, her father; Percy Pennybacker, her husband; and Julian Pennybacker, her mother-in-law, are also included.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell; Thomas Mitchell, 1856-1923.
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947.
Hardwicke, John.
Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964.
Ney, Elisabet, 1833-1907.
Pennybacker, Julian.
Pennybacker, Percy V.
Pennybacker, Percy V., Mrs., 1861-1938--Archives.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Subjects (Organizations)
Chautauqua Women's Club--History--Sources.
General Federation of Women's Clubs--History--Sources.
League of Nations.
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs--History--Sources.
Subjects
Authors--Texas--Archives.
Education--Texas--History--Sources.
Pacifists--Texas--Archives.
Peace movements--United States--History--Sources.
Suffragists--Texas--Archives.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Women--Suffrage--Texas.
Women's rights--Texas--History--Sources.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Chautauqua (N.Y.)--History--Sources.
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Study and teaching.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker Papers, 1878-1938, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2L471 Federation of Woman's Clubs, correspondence and materials, general and Texas
1901-1905
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2L472 1906-1908
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2L473 1909-1911
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2L474 April-August, 1912
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2L475 August-September, 1912
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2L476 October-November 22, 1912
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2L477 November 23 - December, 1912
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2L478 January 1913
Congratulatory remarks on her presidency, 1912
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2L479 February-March, 1913
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2L480 April-July 15, 1913
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2L481 July 16 - October 18, 1913
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2L482 October 19 - December, 1913
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2L483 January-February 18, 1914
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2L484 February 19 - March 26, 1914
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2L485 March 27 - May 10, 1914
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2L486 May 11 - September 11, 1914
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2L487 September 12 - November, 1914
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2L488 December 1914 - January 15, 1915
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2L489 January 16 - February, 1915
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2L490 March-April 8, 1915
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2L491 April 9 - July 30, 1915
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2L492 August-October 12, 1915
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2L493 October 13 - December 31, 1915
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2L494 January-March, 1916
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2L495 March 23 - May, 1916
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2L496 1916-1920, January-August, 1921
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2L497 September-October, 1921 - April 1-16, 1922
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2L498 April, 17-30 - November, 1922
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2L499 November-December, 1922 - January-March, 1923
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2L500 April-December, 1923
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2L501 1924
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2L502 1925
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2L503 Printed materials and additional Federation of Women's Clubs correspondence, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929-1930, 1932
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2L504 Correspondence, 1928, 1931-1934, 1935-1937
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2L505 Reports, pamphlets, bulletins, programs
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2L506 Personal and family correspondence:
1900-1905
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2L507 1906-1910
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2L508 1911 - April 1913
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2L509 May 1913-1914
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2L510 1915-1917
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2L511 1918-1919
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2L512 1920
January-April, 1921
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2L513 May-December, 1921
January-September, 1922
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2L514 October-December, 1922
January-August, 1923
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2L515 September-December, 1923
January-September, 1924
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2L516 October-December, 1924
January-June, 1925
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2L517 1926-1930, 1932
October-December, 1934
General, incoming:
A-L, 1934
M-W, 1934
B-W, 1935
B-W, 1936
General, outgoing:
January-March, 1935
July-October, 1936
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2L518 Business papers and correspondence:
1894-1899
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2L519 1900-1902
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2L520 1898-1903:
Primarily investments, 1903
Text book
Julian Pennybacker, 1898-1903
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2L521 1903-1904
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2L522 1905-1906
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2L523 1907-1908
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2L524 1909-1912
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2L525 1912-1914
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2L526 1915-1919
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2L527 August, 1919 - December, 1922
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2L528 1923-1926
1927-1928
1929-1930
1932
1934-1936 and undated
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2.325/T56c Pennybacker family financial balance sheets, December 30, 1899
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2L529 Women's Clubs, Chautauqua, and lectures
1900-1906, 1912, 1914-1918
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2L530 1919
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2L531 1920
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2L532 January-July, 1921
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2L533 September-December, 1921
January-April, 1922
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2L534 April-July, 1935
1936
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
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2M1 Classified correspondence:
Organizations and lectures:
1899-1914
1915-1916
1917-1918
May-July 1-12, 1922
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2M2 July 13-31, 1922 - May, 1923
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2M3 August, 1923 - February, 1924
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2M4 March-September, 1924
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2M5 January-June, 1925
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2M6 July-December, 1925
January-April, 1926
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2M7 May-December, 1926
January-December, 1927
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2M8 1928-1931
1929-1930
1932
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2M9 1934
January-March, 1935
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2M10 International Council of Women, 1901-1925, 1932
Near East Relief, 1918, 1920-1928
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2M11 Peace organizations and the League of Nations, 1924-1936 and undated
Working for Peace and League of Nations:
1914-1921
1922-1923
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2M12 Women's suffrage and related subjects:
1913-1917
1918
1919
January-March 1920
April-December, 1920
1921-1922
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2M13 1923-1930 and undated
William P. Hobby, 1917-1930
Helen Knox, 1917-1929 and undated
William L. Prather, family correspondence, 1903-1907
Eleanor Roosevelt:
1924-1931
1932-1935
1936-1937 and undated
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2M14 Sam Houston State College, 1904-1926, 1929-1930
The University of Texas, 1906-1927
Episcopal Church Service League:
1913-1920
1921-1924
Annie Webb Blanton, State Superintendent, 1915-1925
Miscellaneous, 1916-1925
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2M15 General correspondence:
July-November, 1925
December, 1925
January-March, 1926
April, 1926
May-December, 1926
January, 1927
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2M16 February, 1927
August-December, 1927
January-March, 1928
April-June, 1928 and undated, 1929 and undated
1930-1937 and undated
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2M17 Textbook correspondence:
1893-1894
1895
1902-1903 and undated
State tax adoptions, 1887-1903
Speeches and articles:
1900-1935 and undated
Undated
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2M18 Correspondence:
1926
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2M19 1926
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2M20 1927
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2M21 1927
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2M22 1928
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2M23 1928
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2M24 1928
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2M25 1929
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2M26 1929
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2M27 1929-1930
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2M28 1929
1930
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2M29 1930
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2M30 1930
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2M31 1930
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2M32 1930
1931
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2M33 1931
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2M34 1931
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2M35 1931
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2M36 1931
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2M37 1931-1939
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2M38 1932
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2M39 1932
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2M40 1932
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2M41 1932
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2M42 1932
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2M43 1933
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2M44 1933
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2M45 1933
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2M46 1933 and 1934
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2M47 1934
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2M48 1934
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2M49 1934
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2M50 1935
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2M51 1935
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2M52 1935
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2M53 1935
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2M54 1936
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2M55 1936
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2M56 1936
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2M57 1936
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2M58 1937
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2M59 1937
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2M60 1937
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2M61 1937
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2M62 1938
Miscellaneous
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2M63 Newspaper clippings:
1893-1903
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2M64 1897-1903
1912
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2M65 1909-1917
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2M66 1926-1937
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2M67 1931
1938
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2.325/T56c Oversized, 1920-1937
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2M68 Biographical notes:
1919-1927
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2M69 1931
1934-1936
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2M70 1933-1937
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2M71 Pamphlets:
1893
1906-1909
1906-1917
1912-1916
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2M72 1912-1916
1913
1914
1917-1921
1925, 1932
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2M73 Scrapbooks:
1912-1916
1927
1928
1929
1930
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2M74 1883-1900
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2.325/T56c Publications:
Chautauquan Daily:
July 24, 1923
August 2, 1923
August 3, 1923
August 6, 1923
August 7, 1923
August 9, 1923
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2M75 July 23, 1931
July 24, 1931
July 25, 1931
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2M76 The School Forum:
May, 1893
June, 1893
November, 1893
January, 1894
February, 1894
August, 1894
September, 1894
October, 1894
November, 1894
December, 1894
January, 1895
February, 1895
March, 1895
April, 1895
May, 1895
June, 1895
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2M77 Verbatim Record of the Seventh Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the League of Nations, September, 1926
Journal of the Seventh Ordinary Session of the League of Nations, September, 1926
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2M78 The Bookman: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Life
League of Nations literature
Chautauqua Poets: An Anthology, 1934-1935
First Annual Conference, Louisiana State University on Foreign Affairs and American Diplomacy, March, 1927
Das Theater, 1927
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2M79 Anti-War Conference Reports:
1926-1931
1931-1933
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2M85 The Club Woman:
July, 1901
November, 1901
December, 1901
January, 1902
February, 1902
March, 1902
January, 1903
February, 1903
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2M80 General Federation of Women's Clubs, memos
Articles concerning women's clubs
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2M81 Testimonies concerning Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker: 1931-1937
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2M82 Scrapbook, including salutory addresses by students of P. V. and Anna H. Pennybacker, in Bryan, Texas 1891-1895,
Notebooks:
1910
Undated
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2M83 Printed material concerning Mrs. Pennybacker's Texas History:
1903-1919
1912-1913
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2M84 Printed material concerning Mrs. Helen Knox's biography of Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker:
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, The Big-Little Woman, 1908
Autograph signatures to accompany manuscript
Correspondence
Invitations, greeting cards, calling cards, 1890-1927 and undated
Scrapbook of family affairs, 1878-1886
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2M86 Correspondence concerning literary works, 1898-1936
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2M87 Democratic National Committee:
1915 - March 1920
April 1920 - 1925
War Work Council/YWCA:
1914-1918
1919, 1920
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2M88 Miscellaneous printed material, 1920-1929
Scrapbooks:
Newspaper clippings concerning youth and World War II, undated
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, President Texas Federation of Womens Clubs, 1901-1903
House of Representatives bills, 1913-1916
"In Behalf of Labor Warehouse Currency," T. F. Nichols
Various pamphlets and brochures, 1908-1931
Continental Insurance Company wall calendar, 1921
Broadside, "The Honorable George B. Terrell announces for Commissioner of Agriculture," undated
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2.325/T56c Diagram, carpet floor for Mrs. P. V. Pennybacker, George Fiegel, architect
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3S133 Photographs:
Chautauqua Women's Club, Anna Pennybacker holding gavel
Postcards of military parades
Winter trail, 1915
Barrie glacier, 1915
On top of Valdez glacier, 1915
Valdez trail, 1915
Valdez babies, 1915
John Jenness Ruckman
The model home
Anna Pennybacker
Anna Pennybacker and Caroline Cordelia Swan
Anna Pennybacker disembarking from a train
Florence Schleichen
Mrs. Emma A Fox and grandchildren
Girls marching

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