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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Elizabeth Keefer Boatright Papers, 1924-1967



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Boatright, Elizabeth Keefer, 1899-1989.
Title: Elizabeth Keefer Boatright Papers
Dates: 1924-1967
Abstract: The Elizabeth Keefer Boatright Papers, 1924-1967, contain research material on pioneer life, including recipes, notes on types of food, and bibliographies.
Accession No.: 74-006
Extent: 1 ft., 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Etcher and watercolorist Elizabeth Estella Keefer (1899-1989) married Mody C. Boatright in 1931. She was the first white woman granted permission to sketch on reservations in northern New Mexico, becoming known as the "Etcher of Indians". After moving to Austin in 1932, she continued to paint and taught classes in town. After her husband's death, Elizabeth moved to Corpus Christi, where she resided and painted until her death.

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Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Keefer Boatright Papers, 1924-1967, contain research material on pioneer life, including recipes, notes on types of food, and bibliographies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Boatright, Elizabeth Keefer, 1899-1989 -- Archives.
Subjects
Women artists -- Texas -- History -- Sources.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Recipes.
Places
Texas.

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Related Material

See also Mody Coggin Boatright Papers, 1907-1978.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Keefer Boatright Papers, 1924-1967, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3N62 Research material:
Preliminary card file and sources:
General organization cards
Introduction, tea, coffee, and such
A-V
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3N63 W-Z
Intermediate card file:
Notes regarding:
Russell
Pots
Mills
Food on frontier
Other frontiers
Diets on ships
Prices
Corn
Wheat
Mexican food
Game
Weeds
Vegetables
Pork
Beef
Chicken
Ranching
Nuts
Pudding
Cake
Pie
Honey
Pickled
Dried
Tea wines
Ice
Miscellaneous notes and clippings
Final card file and notes:
A-C
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3N64 D-Z
Notes on baking powder and uses
Bibliographic sources, note cards and notes
Bibliography draft
Bibliography notebook
Book request cards
Books:
Pease Porridge Hot
American Cookery
Cake recipes
Corn notes
Footnotes for quotations
Letters:
October 27, 1967
November 7, 1967
Map, samplings of Texas fare by Olmsted, Taylor, Mrs. Houston, Smithwick
Miscellaneous:
Notes
Recipes
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3N65 Note cards on the novel and travel
Notebooks
Outline of pioneer food
Pamphlets, 1924, 1936, 1956, 1967, undated
"Sketches of Life on the Frontier of Texas", by Mrs. W. H. Brunson,
Source notebook
Miscellaneous files:
Biographical sketch
Quilted pillow cover, 1932
Quilted pillow cover patterns and fabric pieces, 1932
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3Y71 Beowulf [and Grendel], by "Betty Keefer Boatright, 1933": negative photostat of framed drawing [?, engraving?]
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4M644 Pioneer food notebook

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