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A Guide to the Collier Read Granberry Papers, 1851-1966
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).
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.
Collier Read Granberry Papers, 1851-1966, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.