University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Edward Ferguson Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ferguson, James Edward
Title: James Edward Ferguson Collection
Dates: 1911-1936
Abstract: Collection concerning James E. Ferguson was assembled by Alex Dienst, Texana collector and Ferguson's friend, and primarily documents Ferguson's political career and the controversy over his activities as governor.
Extent 7 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Lawyer, banker, investor, and governor of Texas (1914-1917). Collection concerning James E. Ferguson was assembled by Alex Dienst, Texana collector and Ferguson's friend, and primarily documents Ferguson's political career and the controversy over his activities as governor. Included is material relating to Governor Ferguson's impeachment in 1917 and to his wife, Miriam Ferguson (governor 1924-1926 and 1932-1934).


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, campaign materials, financial and legal documents, memorabilia, notes, newspaper clippings, speeches, printed material, broadsides, and photographs, organized by form of material, arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Edward Ferguson Collection, 1911-1936, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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3P45 Correspondence, 1911-1930 and undated
Campaign material, including announcement of James Ferguson's campaign for governor in 1913, 1913-1918
Financial material, 1913-1923
Legal material, 1916
Memorabilia, 1915-1926 and undated
Notes, 1916-1924 and undated
Newspaper clippings, 1912-1917
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3P46 Newspaper clippings, 1918-1936 and undated
Prohibition and printed material, 1922 and undated
Speeches, 1913 and undated
Miscellaneous printed material, 1914-1918 and undated
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OD1199 Political broadsides, 1915-1930 and undated
"The Way the Fight Started" prohibition broadside, 1915
"German-American Alliance Made Plans to Control Texas; Was 'Interested' in Jas. E. Ferguson" Hobby Campaign Committee broadside, ca. 1918
"The Ferguson Platform" broadside, ca. 1923
"Bobbitt: Who is Robert Lee Bobbitt" broadside, 1930
"Hon. C.C. McDonald Lays Bare the Prohibition Plans" broadside, undated