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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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Stored on-site at SRH:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Martha Norkunas Oral and Public History Collection, 1998-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Norkunas, Martha K.
Title: Norkunas, Martha, oral and public history collection
Dates: 1998-2009
Abstract: Correspondence, student materials, CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, printed materials, and research materials comprise the Martha Norkunas Oral and Public History Collection, 1998-2009, and chronicle Norkunas’ involvement with the Project in Interpreting Texas Past.
Accession No.: 2010-176; 2011-062
Extent: 5 ft., 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Martha Norkunas holds a PhD in folklore from Indiana University’s Folklore Institute and authored the book, The Politics of Public Memory: Tourism, History, and Ethnicity in Monterey, California, in 1993. A faculty member at the University of Texas, she teaches an interdisciplinary graduate course focusing on memory and history as well as social and cultural issues. In 1999, she developed the course as a part of the Project in Interpreting the Texas Past (ITP) in collaboration with the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program.

ITP concentrates on illuminating Texas history, particularly in regard to the histories of women and minority groups, through research, interpretation, and presentation. Over its lifetime, the project has produced award winning films, exhibits, educational material, posters, brochures, and online exhibits. The program is a partnership between the University of Texas College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, College of Communication, and the School of Information as well as several Texas foundations and community organizations, including Texas Parks and Wildlife. Prior history topics have dealt with Winedale, the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Park, the Neil-Cochran House Museum, Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, Penn Farm, and the George Washington Carver Museum. Norkunas and her students have also conducting oral history projects focusing on African-Americans and women in Austin, Texas.

Sources:

Intellectual Entrepreneurship: A Cross Disciplinary Consortium. “Interpreting the Texas Past.” The University of Texas at Austin. https://webspace.utexas.edu/cherwitz/www/ie/itp.html (accessed on September 3, 2010).

Intellectual Entrepreneurship: A Cross Disciplinary Consortium. “Martha Norkunas.” The University of Texas at Austin. https://webspace.utexas.edu/cherwitz/www/ie/norkunas.html (accessed on September 3, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, student materials, CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, printed materials, and research materials compose the Martha Norkunas Oral and Public History Collection, 1998-2009, and chronicle Norkunas’ involvement with the Project in Interpreting Texas Past (ITP). The collection contains extensive research files and student work produced in conjunction with the projects, such as brochures, websites, exhibits, and films. A large portion of the collection deals with the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Park and Winedale, while the remainder concerns the Neil-Cochran House Museum, Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, Penn Farm, and the George Washington Carver Museum, among other institutions with which Norkunas and ITP worked. Comprising biographies, notes, reports, CDs, and proposals, the Austin Women’s Commemorative Project files document the work of Norkunas and project interns to gather information on women for the development of a Austin Women’s History Trail.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of digital material by appointment only; please contact digital archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Norkunas, Martha K.--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Project in Interpreting Texas Past--Archives.
Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program.
Austin Women’s Commemorative Project.
University of Texas at Austin.
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park (Tex.)
Winedale Museum
Subjects
Oral history--Texas.
Public history--Texas.
Memory--Social aspects--Case studies.
Minorities--History--Texas.
Women--History--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Texas--History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Martha Norkunas Oral and Public History Collection, 1998-2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Megan Mummey, August 2010.

Subsequent revisions made by Laurel Rozema, May 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Stored off-site at LSF:

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2010-176/1 Varner-Hogg materials:
Printed material for Brazoria County
Cary Cordova’s scripts for Varner-Hogg, Fall 2000
Historic and Prehistoric Archeological Excavations at Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Park, Brazoria County, Texas, Amy C. Earls and Marybeth S. F. Tomka, Report submitted to the Department of Antiquities Protection, Principal Investigator Art Black, October 1994
(2 copies)
Varner-Hogg files, 1999
Varner-Hogg histories
Varner-Hogg histories and inventories
Oral history scripts and photocopied correspondence with Ima Hogg
Photocopied Ima Hogg correspondence and questionnaires
Texas Parks Sites (Historical)
Varner-Hogg Oral Histories
Winedale materials:
Winedale bibliographies prepared by Dr. Martha Norkunas
Winedale interpretive ideas and notes by Dr. Martha Norkunas
Graduate student interpretive plans for Winedale under the direction of Dr. Martha Norkunas, 1998
Winedale materials at the Center for American History
Tour of Lewis Wagner House, Winedale, Oral History, 1998
Ima Hogg and Winedale material
The History of Early Pioneer Families of Winedale, vol. I & II, by Henry C. Jaeger, 1990, 1994
(photocopies)
Lonn Taylor, Paper re Miss Ima, draft
Notes for class “Cultural Representations of the Past: The Case Study Approach,” 1998-1999
Student projects for “Cultural Representations of the Past,” 1998
Winedale research material
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2010-176/2 Other Sites for the Project in Interpreting Texas Past:
Various Texas historic sites
Materials sent to Texas Parks and Wildlife, 2007
Outline and summaries
Neil-Cochran House Museum printed materials
Texas women’s history timeline
Pioneer farm master plan
Texas Cultural Heritage Plan, Full Report, February 1999
Anth 394M Fall 2000 course handout, Barrington Farm
Oral Narratives as History, Oral History Interviews conducted by Kerry Webb with Nettie Hudson for Barrington Farm, Spring 2001
The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past: Texas Parks and Wildlife and the University of Texas, Cultural Representations of the Past, Graduate Student Papers for Penn Farms Agricultural History Center, Under the direction of Dr. Martha Norkunas, December 2001
(2 copies)
The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past: Texas Parks and Wildlife and the University of Texas, Cultural Representations of the Past, Course Syllabus, Penn Farm Agricultural History Center, December 2001
The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past: Texas Parks and Wildlife and the University of Texas at Austin, Cultural Representations of the Past, Sauer-Beckmann Farm, Draft Evaluation and Project Proposals, Fall 2002
Notes and class handouts
Austin: An Illustrated History, Part I & II, David Humphrey
(photocopies)
Sauer-Beckmann Farms Project, 2002
The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Spring 2002
(2 copies)
Penn Farm Project, Notebook 1
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2010-176/3 Penn Farm Project, Notebook 1
Penn Farm Project, Notebook 2
Sauer-Beckmann website files
Fundraising Texas Parks Diss. Project
Miscellaneous files
Correspondence and budget, 1998-2001
Garland BK - Essay corrections
Letters of support, 2001
Class materials, 2001
Norkunas, grant report, 2002
French Legation
Civilian Conservation Corps
Printed materials
Marking local history, Texas Historical Commission
Imprint on the Land: Life Before Camp Hood, 1820-1942, by William S. Pugsley, May 2001
Hell-Hole on the Brazos: A Historic Resources Study of Central State Farm, Fort Bend County, Texas, by Amy E. Dase, Technical Reports, No. 70
Final projects and proposals, 2007
Student presentations, 2006
Carver Museum, 2005
George Washington Carver Museum Student Presentations, 2007
George Washington Carver Museum releases and materials, 2006-2007
News clippings, 2005
Student papers, 2005
George Washington Carver Museum web site materials, 2007
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2011-062/1 Sauer-Beckmann Farm oral history transcripts and proposals, 2003
Austin Women’s Commemorative Project:
Flowers, Betty Sue, CD
Lala Fay Watts, 1881-1971
Wooten, Mattie Irvin
Farr, Thena Mae
Fuller, Maud Berry
Rodriguez, Hermelinda
Anderson, Ada
Tejanos
African-American Women
AWCP Interns Reports/Ideas
Austin and Texas Women – names/articles
AWCP UT grant
Possible grants AWCP
Biographies and notes, 2004, undated
Almetris Duren, 1910-2000
Fania Feldman, 1893, 1977
Wolfe, Snell, Clara
Rogers, Mary Beth
Trask, Somes, Judith, Frances
Troutman, Joanna
Bert Kruger Smith
Crowell, Caroline
Fath, Shudde
Brown, Dorthea
Carpenter, Elizabeth
Cooke, Barbara Vackam
Cockrell, Lila
Denton, Betty
Ferguson, M. A.
Guerrero, Lena
Hickie, June
Kozmetsky, Ronya
McBee, Susan Gurley
McDaniel, Myra
Orozco, Sylvia
Bessie Pierce
Inez Prosser
Mary Crownover Rabb
Fannie Ratchford
Rebecca S. Red
Green, Flora Watrous
Hatcher, Mattie
Hernandez, María
Young, Mary Sophie
Marg. Brand-Smith
Joanna Troutman, 1818-1879
Eliz. Sthreshley Townsend (-1919)
Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley
Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza
Mary Beth Rogers
Sr. Mary Rose
Carole Keeton Strayhorn
Mary Jane Sims 1874-1950
Francis Trask 1806-1892
Rebecca Red 1827-1886
Moore, Bernice Milburn
Long, Emma
McBae, Sue Brandt
Lundstedt, Carrie
McDaniel, Myra
Moody, Mildred Paxton
Mendez, Consuelo Herrera
Orozco, Sylvia
Pennybacker, Anna J. Hardwicke
Perez, Lidia
Perry, Hally Ballinger Bryan
Pierce, Bess
Prosser, Inez Beverly
Rabb, Mary Crownover
Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth
Notebook, 2001
Brooke, Florence Ralston
Hunter, Mary
Cook, Katherine
Carol Ann Sayle
Gen. Vaughan
Gail Vittori
Addie Rysinger
Davis, Fannie
Delco, Wilhelmina
Denton, Betty
Dobie, Bertha
Wolfe, Clara Snell
Casis, Josephine * see Lilia
Casis, Lilia
Chapa, Evey
Cockrell, Lila
Conn, Texana Faulk
Cooke, Alice
Cooke, Barbara Vackar
Corbitt, Leffler
Cotera, Martha
Crews, Velma [empty folder]
Dalrymple, Mildred
Davis, Artie Fultz
Dukes, Dawnna
Enos, Mary Whitis
Farenthold, Frances
Gearing, Mary
Gomez, Margaret
Gonzales, Carmen
U. S. Public History, Adrienne Smith
Biographies
Smith, Margaret Brand
Ann Richards
Jordan, Barbara TH
[empty folder]
Young, Sophie Mary
Yerwood, Connie
Simond, Ada
Pennybacker, Anna
1996 Finch Award Nominees
Assistant VP search for Financial Aid

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Stored on-site at SRH:

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2AA40 Interpreting Texas Past posters
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2.325/N31a Videocassettes:
Midwifery in the Hill Country
Varner-Hogg State Park Historical Overview
Digital videocassettes:
Midwives in Hill Country
(2 tapes)
Sauer Beckmann, 2004
(3 tapes)
Carver Landscape, 2005
Audiocassettes:
Glen Treibs, 2-26-03
(3 tapes)
Interview with Virginia Grona, 2-7-03
(2 tapes)
Kris Hogan Interview with Paula Hein, 3-13-03
(2 tapes)
Betty Behrend Tape, 2003
(2 tapes)
Interview with Helena Rode, 2-24-03
(2 tapes)
Interview with Charles Ray and Vera Sims, 3-18-02
Mary Holder
(2 tapes)
Elizabeth Behrend
(2 tapes)
William Coakley, 2-7-03
Virginia Grona
CD-Rs:
Tyler State Park Images, CCC, March 2004
WOB Swigger Project, 2001
Barrington Living History Farm, Swigger Research Project, 2001
Walt Bailey’s Slavery Program at Barrington Farm, 2001
Beckman Farm Data Files, WOB Edits
Website re: Sauer Beckmann site, complex historical website
“Segregation & Civil Rights, 1865-1965: An Interpretive Timeline Covering African American History in Austin,” Texas Catherine Fraser, December 2005
Broadcasting to the East Side, Elizabeth Hansen
Carver Genealogy PowerPoint Presentation
Austin History Center for Elizabeth Hansen, December 2007
L. C. Anderson Sports
Walking Tour of East Austin: Audio Recording of script and testimonials, December 2005
Martha’s Charlie Carver Review
Transcripts for Hansen’s Exhibit
Walking Tour of East Austin: Final script, pictures, presentation, brochure, December 2005
(2 copies)
Rebecca Hewett and Meg Sullivan, Walking Tour photos
Carver Museum Archives Handout and Memo, Fall 2006
UGRR - ”Which Way Is Freedom” December 2006
“Whose Blues?” Exhibit for Diverse Arts, Fall 2008
Women’s Museum, May 2005
What Does Freedom Mean to Me Online Exhibit
Guide to Archival Research and Programming Memo, Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 2006
Katherine Andrews Final Project, INF389C
Examining Austin’s Past: An Inquiry project, 2005
“Guide to Symbolic Dimension of George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center,” 2005
“Barbara Conrad at the University of Texas,” 2005
Hongming Leonard Liaw, Carver Building Exhibit, 2006
Edited Cultural Projects
Borrowed Music
Glen Underground
D. Lee Thomas Salt Rock
CCC Camp Photos National Archives
“Tears of a Lonely Man”
Gasele Tar.
DVDs:
Shorts: file of Mr. K; Intersection; Yan; Ballad of Loneliness; Entinen Mies; Brothers
ATX: East Side Blues
Harold’s Bar-BQ, Un-cut interview, Deann Armstrong, October 9, 2004
Carver Landscape, video and audio, December 3, 2005
Carver Museum Online Exhibits Final, August 2009
Carver Museum Online Exhibits redesign
Cedar Hill and Penn Farm finished films
(7 dvds)
Carver Museum landscapes, talk and symbolic landscapes

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