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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 Mrs. Walter Benona “Estelle Boughton” Sharp Papers, 1899-1937



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sharp, Estelle B. (Estelle Boughton), 1873-1965
Title: Mrs. Walter Benona “Estelle Boughton” Sharp Papers
Dates: 1899-1937
Abstract: The papers document the political and social activities of Estelle Boughton Sharp and the oil industry of Texas.
Accession No.: 68-178
Extent: 3 ft. 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Estelle Boughton Sharp was born in Flint Michigan (1873-1965). She attended Oberlin College before marrying prominent Texas oilman and inventor Walter Benona Sharp in 1897. The couple had 3 children and lived in Dallas before moving to Houston in 1904. Mrs. Sharp was a progressive and an active member of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, the Advisory Board of the Volunteer Prison League, the Federal Food Administration Executive Committee, the War Work Council, the National League for Women's Service, and the League of Women Voters. In the 1950's, she helped finance the Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers at the University of Texas.

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Scope and Contents

The papers include the correspondence, notes, lists, land papers, legal papers, resolutions, opinions, receipts, insurance policies, account papers, invitations, calling cards, clippings, directories, and photographs of Estelle Boughton Sharp concerning her political and social activities and the oil industry of Texas. Included are directories of women's organizations and lists of members, political clippings, and printed material concerning social welfare, child guidance, the Democratic Party, food rationing, agriculture, education, The University of Texas and Russian famine relief.

Source: Kielman, Chester V., comp. and ed., The University of Texas Archives. Austin: University of Texas, 1967.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brooks, R. E.
Bunton, M. O.
Campbell, W. T.
Evans Coles, Josiah
Curry, M. Hetty
Deane, John N., Jr.
Ellis, A. Caswell (Alexander Caswell), 1871-1948
Flateau, H.
Floore, Florence
Friend, Kate
Gano, Martha
Hart, Hastings H. (Hastings Hornell), 1851-1932
Hertzberger, Anna
Hogg, William C.
Jacoby, Henry
Lathrop, M. E.
Mott, John R.
Potts, C. S.
Sharp, Estelle B. (Estelle Boughton), 1873-1965—Archives.
Sharp, Walter B. (Walter Benona), 1870-1912
Spotts, E. R.
Subjects (Organizations)
Federal Food Administration
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
National League for Women's Service
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
Volunteer Prison League
War Work Council
Subjects
Agriculture.
Education.
Government
Politics
Social affairs
Places
Dallas (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Sharp (Walter Benona) Papers, 1865-1957

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Walter Benona “Estelle Boughton” Sharp Papers, 1899-1937, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2G180 Correspondence:
1883
1899-1915
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2G181 1916-1937
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2G182 Personal, undated
Deeds
Leases
Releases
Abstracts of title
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2G183 Mortgage bonds
Insurance policies
Notes
Contracts
Agreements
Resolutions
Opinions
Affidavit
Checks
Miscellaneous
Legal papers
Receipts:
1903-1922
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2G184 1915
1923-1925
1928
1931
Clippings
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2G185 Clippings
Invitations
Postcards
Federation of Women's Clubs
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2G186 National League for Woman's Service
League of Women Voters
Reports
Directories
Printed material:
Social welfare
Child guidance
Democratic party
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2G187 Food rationing
Agriculture
Mexico
Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
Higher education
The University of Texas
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2G188 World War I
Russian famine relief
Peace data
Miscellany
Non-printed miscellaneous material
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3S3 Photographs:
Humble Oil Company test well number 4 [Click for image]
West Columbia
Oil equipment, Corsicana [Click for image] [ca. 1900]
Hopi snake dance, Acoma, New Mexico
Parade float
Ed Spotts
David Crockett
Will Hogg
J. S. Cullinan
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3S117d Postcards:
Sour Lake, Texas
Alamo, New Mexico
Arizona
Mexican churches
Chautauqua, Illinois
Sam Houston

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