University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ruth Harwood Papers, 1909-1913



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harwood, Ruth, 1889-1978.
Title: Harwood, Ruth, Papers
Dates: 1909-1913
Abstract: The Ruth Harwood Papers, 1910-1913, consist of coursework, printed materials, publications, and photographs, which document Harwood’s academic and social life at the University of Texas at Austin.
Accession No.: 91-242
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ruth Harwood was born on December 2, 1889, in Dallas, Texas, to Ripley Barksdale and Lucy Keller Harwood. She attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1909 to 1913, where she helped edit the Daily Texan, participated in the Sidney Lanier Society (SLS), and served as president of the SLS in 1913. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1913, she taught Spanish and Latin at Miss Hockaday’s School in Dallas (1914-1918); a school in Nevers, France (1918-1919); and finally Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas (1920-1921). On June 22, 1920, Harwood married Clarence Sheldon Rydell of Marbledale, Connecticut. They had four children: Lucy (Mrs. R. W. Webster), Edith (Mrs. C. D. Roberts), Ruth May, and C. S. Rydell, Jr. Harwood died on March 29, 1978, in Dallas.


Scope and Contents

The Ruth Harwood Papers, 1910-1913, consist of coursework, printed materials, publications, and photographs, which document Harwood’s academic and social life at the University of Texas at Austin. Harwood’s coursework, composed of notebooks, notes, essays, and tests, and the printed materials, such as invitations, programs, yearbooks, handbills, and advertisements, illustrate her involvement in educational, social, and extracurricular activities while a student. Numerous photographs depict the UT campus, student life, a parade in downtown Austin, Lake Austin, and a train station. Additionally, the publications include Sidney Lanier Society yearbooks, assorted newspapers, and issues of the Daily Texan, Alcalde, The University of Texas Magazine, and the UT Bulletin.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harwood, Ruth, 1889-1978 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin -- Students.
University of Texas at Austin -- Periodicals.
University of Texas -- Students.
University of Texas -- Periodicals.
Subjects
Students -- Texas -- Austin.
Women college students -- Texas -- Austin.
Women -- Education -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Separated Material

Two UT garters were separated to the Artifacts Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Harwood Papers, 1909-1913, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/U501 Unprocessed materials
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2.325/A78a Unprocessed materials
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3Z298 Unprocessed materials