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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

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 G. A. C. Halff Papers, 1939, 1942-1946, 1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Halff, G. A. C.
Title: Halff, G. A. C. Papers
Dates: 1939, 1942-1946, 1949
Abstract: The G. A. C. Halff Papers, 1939, 1942-1946, 1949, consist of letters written by Halff, primarily to Mrs. Frank (Jane) Mayer and other associates.
Accession No.: 66-010
Extent: 24 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

G. A. C. Halff was the son of Solomon Halff, early Texas merchant, and Fannie Levi. Solomon Halff was the president and majority stockholder of the A. B. Frank Company, which specialized in wholesale dry goods. G. A. C. Halff followed in his father’s merchandising footsteps, eventually taking over the presidency of the company. The founder of one of the first automobile dealerships in Texas, Halff also developed the first wholesale auto supply store in 1911. Additionally, Halff founded the San Antonio radio station WOAI, which went on the air in 1922. He served in an executive capacity at Southland Industries, Inc. The G. A. C. Halff Foundation of San Antonio was named for him.

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Scope and Contents

The G. A. C. Halff Papers, 1939, 1942-1946, 1949, consist of letters written by Halff, primarily to Mrs. Frank (Jane) Mayer and other associates. The papers also include copies of letters to Halff and associates referring to Roosevelt- and Truman-era politics, oil, land leases, land values, and tax assessments.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Halff, G. A. C.--Archives.
Beaury, George C.
Mayer, Frank
Mayer, Jane
Hurst, M. K.
Bridwell, J. S.
Levi, Charles A.
Whitaker, Harvey
Ratliff, Guy C.
Subjects
Merchandising--Texas
Politics--Texas
Land titles--Texas
Tax auditing--Texas
Places
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Duval County (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Wichita Falls (Tex.)
New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

G. A. C. Halff Papers, 1939, 1942-1946, 1949, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by W. H. Richter, August 1965.

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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2L417 Letters, 1939, 1942-1946, 1949

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