A Guide to the Briscoe Family Geneaology Collection, 1900-1980
Edward Eugene Briscoe, Jr. was born in 1901 to Edward Eugene Briscoe, Sr. and Lena Emma Bollinger Briscoe. His father was involved in the home building and real estate business, and owned the Gene Briscoe Lumber Company. Edward Jr. attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas from 1920 to 1924. He later received a Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. On October 12, 1936 Briscoe married Sarajane Bodenmiller. He taught English and History at Edgar Allan Poe Junior High in San Antonio for twenty-two years, until retiring in 1966. Briscoe had a lifelong interest in history and published multiple articles. Briscoe’s interests lay mainly in the local history of his native Crawford County, Texas Christian University sports, composer Samuel Bollinger (a relative on his mother’s side), and the genealogy of his own family.
The Briscoe Family Genealogy Collection is comprised of correspondence, genealogical research material, photographs, sound recordings, sheet music, publications and maps. Correspondence, 1926-1983, between Edward Eugene Briscoe, Jr. and relatives of both himself and his wife Sarajane Mary Bodenmiller Briscoe, and others, relating to family genealogy makes up the bulk of the collection. Briscoe collected photographs, albums, publications, news clippings, maps and other ephemera that related to both sides of his family.
The collection includes a significant amount of material documenting the Bollinger family line, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and albums. Also included are materials related to the Grober-Bollinger family line, as well as minutes and organizational information about the Bollinger Alumni Association from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Briscoe also collected a significant amount of information on musician and distant relative Samuel Bollinger, including news clippings, sheet music, audio recordings and ephemera.
Other Briscoe family lines documented in the collection via correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, albums, news clippings, probative documents and genealogy charts include the Adelbert family, Duckworth family, and London family. Significant family correspondents are Charles Adelbert Briscoe Jr., Edward Eugene Briscoe Sr., Louella Duckworth Briscoe and Lucy Briscoe London.
The collection also includes 20th century maps of England, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Crawford and Sebastian County, Arkansas.
This collection is open for research use.
Briscoe Family Genealogy Collection, 1900-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff in 2004.
Detailed Description of the Papers