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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Collier Read Granberry Papers, 1851-1966



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Granberry, Collier Read
Title: Collier Read Granberry Papers
Dates: 1851-1966
Abstract: Papers document the life, work, and family history of Collier Read Granberry, professor of electrial engineering at the University of Texas and parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives.
Accession No.: 71-76; 83-267; 93-065; 2007-273; 2009-026
Extent: 14.5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Austin native Collier Read Granberry (1899-1962) received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas (1924), where he subsequently served as an instructor and professor of electrical engineering (1926-1962) and held various administrative positions. Granberry also served as parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives for 18 legislatures (1915-1962) and drafted the state’s first automobile headlight inspection law (1925).

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Scope and Contents

The Granberry Papers consist mainly of memorabilia related to Granberry's childhood in Austin, his years at The University of Texas, particularly as a student, and his association with the Texas Legislature. The memorabilia includes invitations, programs, certificates, resolutions, letters of congratulation, newspaper clippings, and materials related to Granberry's death. Also included are a number of watercolors painted by Granberry, primarily depicting landscapes, buildings, and Texas scenery.

The collection also contains the papers of Jennie Read Granberry (b. 1869), Granberry's mother. These consist of correspondence between family members in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Austin, some of which describes civilian life during the Civil War; literary productions by family members, mainly on southern themes; writings on Read and Granberry family history; and legal records concerning family property in Austin.

Significant items separated to the Texas Collection include a broadside describing the treatment of yellow fever published by A. O. H. Hardeman, M.D., in Vicksburg, Mississippi; a political leaflet in the form of a 100 dollar bill quoting Section 14 of the Texas Democratic Platform of 1914; a pamphlet on members of the Thirty-third Session of the Texas Legislature; and an official handbook of the Thirty-fourth Session of the Texas Legislature distributed by Rep. McFarland of Alpine, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Granberry, Collier Read -- Archives.
Granberry, Jennie Read.
Read, Lucy Westmore
Subjects (Organizations)
St. David's Episcopal Church (Austin, Tex.)
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
University of Texas at Austin. College of Engineering.
Subjects
Automobiles--Inspection--Texas.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Places
Vicksburg (Miss.)
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Collier Read Granberry Papers, 1851-1966, 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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3N8 Granberry memorabilia:
Childhood, 1913-1918 and undated
World War I, 1918 and undated
University of Texas, 1918-1948 and undated
Texas Legislature, 1913-1959 and undated
Academic notebooks, undated
Miscellany
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3N9 Scrapbook materials relating to Granberry’s death, 1962-1963
Newspaper clippings, 1904-1932 and undated
Read family memorabilia:
Correspondence, 1851-1940 and undated
Literary productions, undated
Family history fragments, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1878-1966 and undated
Legal records, 1900-1946
Miscellany
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2.325/V23 Oversize materials:
Letter, 1885
Masonic certificate, 1873
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3Y92 Photographs
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3Y93 Photographs
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2.325/N35c Watercolor paintings (21), undated
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2.325/N41c Watercolor paintings (16), undated

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