University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers, 1819-1956



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kemp, Louis Wiltz (1881-1956)
Title: Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers
Dates: 1819-1956
Extent: 23 ft.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Louis Wiltz Kemp (1881-1956) was born in Cameron, Texas and studied engineering at the University of Texas before embarking on a long career with Texaco. Throughout his life he was an avid historian and collector of Texana, and he played a key role in the improvement and development of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. Kemp also was active in the planning and building of the San Jacinto Monument and Museum. He was a member of the Texas State Library Board and served as president of the Texas State Historical Association from 1942 to 1946. Kemp's rich collection of Texana was eventually purchased by the Houston Endowment and the University of Texas, and now resides in the Center for American History.


Scope and Contents

Collection includes scrapbooks, committee papers, correspondence, biographical and historical files, diaries, research material, page proofs, photographs and other material related to Kemp's work.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louis Wiltz Kemp Papers, 1819-1956, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2R215 Itinerary, 1899-1946
Military record
Personal notebooks
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2R216 General letters, 1939
Monuments commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence; Official letters, 1939, 1953-1956
Texas State Historical Survey Committee
Letters, 1955-1956
Texas State Historical Survey Committee
Texas State Library
Family and Miscellaneous
Memorials
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2R217 Texas State Highway Department:
Department notebook: I and II
History of the State, Highway Department
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2R218 General biographical notebooks: A through Bay
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2R219 General biographical notebooks: Be through Burks
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2R220 General biographical notebooks: Burl through Chi
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2R221 General biographical notebooks: Cho through Chi
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2R222 General biographical notebooks: D through Dz
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2R223 General biographical notebooks: Ea through Fon
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2R224 General biographical notebooks: Foo through Gz
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2R225 General biographical notebooks: H through Hem
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2R226 General biographical notebooks: Hen through Jir
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2R227 General biographical notebooks: Jo through Leed
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2R228 General biographical notebooks: Leedy through McF
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2R229 General biographical notebooks: McG through Morn
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2R230 General biographical notebooks: Morr through Par
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2R231 General biographical notebooks: Pas through Rana
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2R232 General biographical notebooks: Ranb through Rz
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2R233 General biographical notebooks: Sa through Smith
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2R234 General biographical notebooks: W. Smith through Texada
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2R235 General biographical notebooks: Texas through V
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2R236 General biographical notebooks: W through Wilson
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2R237 General biographical notebooks: Wim through Z
San Jacinto notebooks: A through Bz
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2R238 San Jacinto notebooks: C through Hol
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2R239 San Jacinto notebooks: Hom through Mz
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2R240 San Jacinto notebooks: N through V
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2R241 San Jacinto notebooks: W through Z
San Jacinto study
Analysis of the San Jacinto rolls
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2R242 San Jacinto rolls study
San Jacinto rolls analysis
Harrisburg camp: A through J
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2R243 Harrisburg camp: K through Z
Harrisburg camp: 1819-1841
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2R244 Harrisburg camp: 1842-1871
Historic spots: A through M
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2R245 Historic spots: N through Z
Fannin notes: A through F
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2R246 Fannin notes: G through S
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2R247 Fannin notes: T through Z
Mier: A through J
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2R248 Mier: K through Z
History of the Mier Expedition
Army rolls
Signers study
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2R249 Harris County Historical Society
San Jacinto Museum Association Charter
San Jacinto Museum Association: 1938-1952
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2R250 San Jacinto Museum Association: 1953-1955
San Jacinto Monument, 1956
San Jacinto Museum Association, inscriptions
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2R251 Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the Republic of Texas: Founders and membership applications
The Texas Company
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2R252 The Texas Company
Asphalt file
History of the Asphalt Department
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2R253 Texas State Historical Association
Texas State Historical Survey Committee
Texas State Library
Miscellaneous historical studies:
Burial Place of the Alamo Heroes
Music as a Means of Historical Research, by Samuel Asbury
John Bricker
Journal of Thomas Chambers, 1836-1837
Cloud Family, by Raymond H. Wilson
Hunt's Diary
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2R254 Official Flags of Texas, by L. W. Kemp
Diary of Robert Hogan
Elias E. Hamilton
Jefferson, Texas, Brags
Kenney's Fort
Monument Hill
Tories in Texas, 1836, by Andrew F. Muir
Sawmill Had Labor Trouble, by Andrew F. Muir
Philip Nolan
Some Early Texas Oil Fields
Sour Lake History
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2R255 Rose of the Alamo
Battle of San Jacinto
Places of Birth of Men of San Jacinto
Captors of Santa Anna
Personnel of Texan Santa Fe Expedition
Ship Registers, New Orleans, 1831-1850
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2R256 Historic Silver Pitcher
Texas Elections, 1918-1954
Texas Boundary
Charter Member of Oddfellows Lodge in Texas
Life and Adventures of Henry Woodland, Texas Veteran
"The Old Washington Road," by J. D. Freemen
Scrapbooks: Vol. I-II
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2R257 Scrapbooks: Vol. III-VI
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2R258 Scrapbooks: Vol. VII-X
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2R259 Scrapbooks: Vol. XI-XIV
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2R260 Scrapbooks: Vol. XV-XVIII
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2R261 Scrapbooks: Vol. XIX-XXI
Scrapbook
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2R262 Scrapbook
History of Texas Scrapbook
Original inventory
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2R263 Texas Declaration of Independence
Muster rolls (photostat copies)
Miscellaneous photostats
Broadsides, clippings
Texas Heritage Foundation National Medal
Catalogues
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2R264 Page proofs
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2R265 Page proofs
Letter from Moseley Baker to Sam Houston, typed transcript, bound, 1844 or 1845
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2R266 Printed material
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2R267 Pamphlets
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2R268 Pamphlets
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2R269 San Jacinto notebooks, carbon copies
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2J141 "Houston Past and Present," drawings by E. M. Schiwetz
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OD1313 Photographs of bridge dedicated to Louis W. Kemp
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4N212 An alphabetical list of returns from the different boards of land commissioners, Book A
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4M118 Awards and certificate scrapbook: 1931-1955
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3S223 Photographs, awards
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OD1313 Photographs, awards
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4L852 Kemp family Bible
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2R282 Diary written in dictionary
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3T134 Photographs: Kemp and his historical interests
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3T135 Photographs: Kemp and his historical interests
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3S214 Photo albums:
"Graves of Some of the Men for Whom Counties of Texas Were Named"
"Tombs of Texas Governors"