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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers, 1900-1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ernst Walter Albert Family
Title: Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers
Dates: 1900-1970
Abstract: The Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers are organized into three series: Albert family papers; Oversized materials; and Albert family photograph collection. The bulk of the Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers is scrapbook material documenting the family life of the Alberts of Hallettsville, Texas.
Accession No.: 86-187; 96-167
Extent: 1 foot, 4 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Ernst Walter Albert, born in 1894 in Sublime, Texas, was the son of Anton Albert and Wilhelmine Albert gel Bonorden. Walter's ancestors, Charles and Regiene Albert, came from Alsace-Lorraine to Sublime in 1840. Walter married Madie Eleanor Simpson, who was born in 1903 in Wilson County, Texas, the child of Ava and Jessie Henry Simpson. Walter and Madie had three children: Marilyn Laverne (b. 1930), Ava June (b. 1932), and "Sonny" Kenneth B. Albert (1920-1942). The Albert children grew up in Hallettsville, Texas. The girls were active in many social functions, giving musical performances, and Marilyn Laverne was valedictorian of Hallettsville High School's 1947 graduating class. Kenneth was the first Lavaca County, Texas, youth to be killed in World War II. He died in a plane crash in Natal, Brazil, February 2, 1942, and is buried in Hallettsville Cemetery.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers is scrapbook material documenting the family life of the Alberts of Hallettsville, Texas; primarily the childhood of two of the Albert children, Marilyn Laverne (b. 1930) and Ava June (b. 1932). Manuscript and printed items describe the girls' progress from infancy through graduation from Hallettsville High School. A family history is included. More than half of the collection is family photographs of the Alberts, many of which are of Marilyn Laverne and Ava June as children and their associates as well as of the family of their mother, Madie Eleanor Simpson Albert.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Albert, Ava June, 1932-
Albert, Ernst Walter, 1894-1942.
Albert family--Archives.
Albert family--Photographs.
Albert, Kenneth B.
Albert, Madie Eleanor.
Albert, Marilyn Laverne, 1930-
Simpson family.
Simpson family--Photographs.
Simpson, Jessie Henry.
Hallettsville (Tex.)--History--Sources

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernst Walter Albert Family Papers, 1900-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B138 Albert Family papers
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2.325/V24 Oversize:
Church certificates, 1900, 1913
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3Y83 Albert family photograph album, ca. 1930s
Simpson family photograph album, ca. 1920s
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3Y84 Albert and Simpson family photographs
Kenneth B. Albert "memorial book"
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3Y85 Unidentified photographs
Negatives
Tintypes

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