A Guide to the Lena Hickman Papers, 1915, 1965
Lena Petit Hickman (1894-1994) was born Lena Maria Petit in Waxahachie, Texas. She attended high school in Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas in 1915. In 1923 she married John E. Hickman, a graduate of the University of Texas Law School (1910) who later became Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. In Austin, Lena was active in the University Methodist Church, the Red Cross and the Austin Women’s Club. She was a life member of the University of Texas Ex-Students’ Association, which celebrated her in the early 1990s as “the oldest living lady Longhorn.” Lena Hickman died in Austin on August 14, 1994 at the age of 100.
The collection includes an invitation and program to the commencement exercises for the University of Texas class of 1915, as well as invitations and a ceremonial degree (1965) related to the 50th anniversary reunion of the class of 1915.
Lena Hickman Papers, 1915, 1965, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers