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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization of the Papers

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Speeches

Proclamations

Literary production

School and military papers

Legal documents

Notebooks, diaries and memoranda

Newspapers and clippings

Scrapbooks

Printed and mimeographed material

Maury-Slayden-Maverick family papers

Miscellaneous

Duplicate material

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Maury Maverick, Sr., Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Maverick, Maury, Sr.
Title: Maury Maverick, Sr., Collection
Dates: 1769-1954, 1989
Abstract: Papers document the personal life and professional career of Maury Maverick, Sr., lawyer, businessman, United States Congressman and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
Extent 47 ft., 9 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Maury Maverick, lawyer, Congressman, businessman, public official, was born in San Antonio, Texas, October 23, 1895. He attended Virginia Military Institute in 1912-1913 and the University of Texas in 1913-1916; in 1937 he took a special course in Economics at St. Mary’s University. He practiced law in San Antonio for several years. He also formed and served as Vice-President of the Kelley-Maverick Lumber Company in San Antonio.

Maverick was very active in civic affairs, and organized the Citizens’ League of San Antonio, Texas, in 1929. He served as tax collector of Bexar County, Texas in (1929, 1931) and as a Representative to the United States Congress (1935-1939), where he served on the Military Affairs Committee and the Sub-Committee on Aviation. In Congress, Maverick was known for his participation in passing and strengthening New Deal programs. Maverick was elected Mayor of San Antonio in 1939 and served until 1941; he is credited with bringing reform the to local government and led the restoration of La Villita, the historic Spanish village in modern San Antonio. During World War II he was a member of the War Production Board and chairman of the Smaller War Plants Corporation. Maverick was also an author and wrote the books A Maverick American (1937) and In Blood and Ink: The Life and Documents of American Democracy (1939), as well as numerous articles. He died in San Antonio, Texas, on June 7, 1954.

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Scope and Contents

Materials document the personal and professional life of Maury Maverick, Sr., as well as the personal affairs of the Maury, Slayden and Maverick families.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 13 series:
I. Correspondence
II. Speeches
III. Proclamations
IV. Literary production
V. School and military papers
VI. Legal documents
VII. Notebooks, diaries and memoranda
VIII. Newspapers and clippings
IX. Scrapbooks
X. Printed and mimeographed material
XI. Family papers
XII. Miscellaneous
XIII. Duplicate material

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons):
Maverick, Albert, 1854-1947.
Maverick, Maury, 1895-1954--Archives.
Maverick, Samuel Augustus, 1803-1870.
Slayden, Ellen Maury, 1860-1926.
Subjects (Organizations):
Smaller War Plants Corporation.
St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Tex.)
United States. Congress.
United States. War Production Board.
University of Texas at Austin.
Virginia Military Institute.
Subjects (Families):
Maury family.
Maverick family.
Slayden family.
Subjects:
Legislators--United States--Archives.
Mayors--Texas--San Antonio.
Subjects (Places):
La Villita (San Antonio, Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Sources.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Politics and government.

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Related Material

Following is a list of related collections also available at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History:

  • Maury Maverick, Jr., Papers
  • Maury Maverick, Sr., Photographs
  • Maury Maverick, Sr., Speech
  • Maverick Family Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Maury Maverick, Sr., Collection, 1769-1954, 1989, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Correspondence

General correspondence:
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2L19 1912-1918
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2L20 1919-1920, 1923-1924, 1926-1931
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2L21 1932-1935
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2L22 1936
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2L23 1937-1938
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2L24 1939
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2L25 January-September 1940
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2L26 October 1940-December 1941
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2L27 January-June 1942
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2L28 July 1942-March 1943
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2L29 April-December 1943
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2L30 1944
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2L31 1945
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2L32 1946-1947
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2L33 1948
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2L34 1949
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2L35 January-September 1950
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2L36 October 1950-May 1951
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2L37 June-September 1951
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2L38 October-December 1951
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2L39 January-June 1952
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2L40 July-October 1952
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2L41 November 1952-February 1953
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2L42 March-July 1953
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2L43 August 1953-February 1954
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2L44 March-June 1954
Correspondence relating to Maury Maverick, 1954-1959
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2L45 Subject correspondence:
American Civil Liberties Union, 1928-1932, 1934-1940, 1944
Maverick's Mexican saddle, 1941
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2L46 Bar associations, 1943, 1946-1954
Book collecting:
1948-September 1949
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2L47 October 1949-December 1952
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2L48 1953-1954
Campaign for Congress:
January-June 1936
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2L49 July-December 1936
Democratic National Campaign, 1940
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, 1940-1941
Constitution book, 1937-1938
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2L50 "Crackpot" file, 1937-1941
Diga colony and relief work, September 1932-October 1933
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2L51 Family correspondence, 1942-1945
Far East, August 1949-December 1951
Harry Truman, 1952-1953
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2L52 Great Seal, 1943-1944, January 1949-January 1954
La Villita, 1939-1941
Miscellaneous 1952, 1949-1954
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2L53 "Rip Snorters", 1945
Texas history, 1948-1954
Trips abroad:
England, 1944
France, 1945
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2L54 France, 1945
The Orient, June 1945-May 1946
H. B. Zachry Construction Company:
September 1949-1951
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2L55 1951-1953
Most Mexican laws (pertains to contracts and Falcon Dam)
Notebook, re: Falcon Dam Project
Trips to Mexico

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Speeches

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2L56 1920, 1930-1932
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2L57 1933
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2L58 1934
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2L59 1934-1935
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2L60 1936-1938
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2L61 1939-April 1940
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2L62 April 1940-1941
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2L63 1942-1944
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2L64 January-October 1945, February-December 1946
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2L65 Campaign speeches:
February-May 1947
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2L66 1947 fragments and undated
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2L67 1947 fragments and undated
1952-1954, undated
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2L68 1952-1954, undated

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Proclamations

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2L69 Proclamations as Mayor, 1939-1941

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Literary production

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2L69 Before 1930
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2L70 1930-1939, 1940-1949
Odyssey of a V.I.P., 1944-1945
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2Q95 Typescript, Odyssey of a V.I.P.: Impressions of England and France in the Sixth Year of the War, by Maury Maverick
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2L71 1950-1954
Literary correspondence, 1910-1961, undated

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School and military papers

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2L71 School papers:
Virginia Military Institute
University of Texas at Austin
St. Mary's University
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2L72 Military papers, 1917-1920, 1940, 1942

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Legal documents

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2L72 Undated
Before 1939
1940-1954
Election documents, 1934, 1940

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Notebooks, diaries and memoranda

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2L73 Trips abroad, 1944-1945
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2L74 Miscellaneous, 1924-1953
Receipts:
1919-1929
Campaign, 1947
Miscellaneous, 1949-1954
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2L75 Notes and memoranda, miscellaneous, 1917-1954, undated
Legion of Honor materials, 1947
Miscellany
Korea-China letter, petition, clipping, 1950, 1951, 1989

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Newspapers and clippings

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2L76 English newspapers, 1919
Irish newspapers, 1919
Clippings:
1909-1939
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2L77 1939-1940
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2L78 1939, 1940-1945
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2L79 1947
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2L80 1950-1954

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Scrapbooks

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2L85 Virginia Military Institute, 1912-1913
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4K110 1928-1931
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4K111 1930
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4K112 1931
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4K113 1932-1933
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4K114 1932
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4K115 1932
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4K116 1932
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4K117 1932-1933
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4K118 1934
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4K119 Huey Long
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4K142 1936
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4K143 Congressional scrapbooks:
Number 1, 1935
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4K144 Number 2, 1935-1936
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4K145 Number 3, 1936-1937
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4K146 Number 4, 1937
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4K147 Number 5, 1937-1938
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4K148 Number 6, 1938
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4K149 Number 7, 1938
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4K150 "Maverick American"
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2L85 1939
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4K120 1939
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4K121 1939-1940
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2.325/V25 1939-1955
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4K151 1940-1941
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4K122 1941
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4K123 1941
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4K124 Poll tax trial, 1941
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4K125 1942
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4N24f 1942-1944
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4N24g 1944
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4N1a 1944-1945
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2L86 1947-1948
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2L87 1949-1950
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2L88 1951
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2L89 1951
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4K128 "Texas Declaration of Independence with Maverick Papers and Documents"
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4K129 "The Bexar Facts"
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4N8b "The Presidents"
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4K130 Presidential autographs:
Washington-Arthur
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4K131 Cleveland-Kennedy
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4K132 "The Age of F.D.R."
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2Q95 World War II

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Printed and mimeographed material

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2L90 Printed material and press releases, Smaller War Plants Corporation, 1942-1945
Printed material, trips abroad, 1944-1945
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2L91 Pamphlets:
Relating to Texas
Miscellaneous
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2L92 Reprints
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2L93 Periodicals:
1930-1949
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2L94 1951-1954
1931-1954
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2L95 Maverick's printed Congressional materials
Printed government documents, 1920-1954
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2L96 Printed material:
Programs, 1915-1954
Magazine articles, 1904-1954
Photostats
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2L97 Legal documents
Brochures
Broadsides
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2L98 Mimeographed material:
1930-April 1952, undated
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2L99 May-December 1952, 1953-1954
Certificates
Postage stamps
Confederate and Chinese money
Topo Chico stock
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2L100 Miscellaneous printed material:
Christmas cards
Invitations
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Speeches
Poetry (not by Maverick)
Famous autographs
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2L101 Famous autographs
Governmental documents, 1814-1917
Political posters
Plans for Trail Driver's Memorial, 1931

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Maury-Slayden-Maverick family papers

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2L102 Slayden correspondence, 1891-1924, undated
Maury family papers, 1769-1900
Ellen Maury Slayden notebooks, notes and memoranda
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2L103 Slayden:
Invitations and programs
Pictorials
Printed
Legal papers
Clippings
Literary production
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2L104 Original manuscript of Washington Wife, Chapters I-XXV
Albert Maverick:
Correspondence, 1874-1943
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2L105 Notes and memoranda
Business papers
Printed material
Clippings
Samuel A. Maverick, miscellaneous

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Miscellaneous

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2.325/V25 Argonne article, undated
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2L111 Senator Alvin Wirtz’s Closing Argument (on behalf of Maury Maverick, Sr., in Maverick’s trial for vote fraud) [2008-160], 1939
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2.116/OD1223A Reproductions of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Constitution
Map of Maury Maverick's Oriental tour, 1945
Certificate of French Legion of Honor, 1946
Photostats of article on longhorns, San Antonio Express, August 8, 1929

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Duplicate material

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2L106-2L109, 2L112-2L113, 2L115 Duplicate material
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2L111 Speeches:
1930-1954
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2L110 1943-1954
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2L114 Periodicals
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2L116 Government documents

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