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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

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 Lynch Davidson Political Scrapbooks, 1920-1931



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davidson, Lynch, 1873-1952
Title: Davidson, Lynch, Political Scrapbooks
Dates: 1920-1931
Abstract: This collection consists of political scrapbooks created by businessman and one-term Lieutenant Governor Lynch Davidson. They were created between 1920 and 1931.
Extent: 21 volumes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lynch Davidson (1873-1952) was one of Texas’ most prominent businessmen and served as Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Born on January 3, 1873, in Cotile, Louisiana, Davidson moved with his parents to Groesbeck, Texas while still an infant. He began his career in the lumber industry in 1887 and opened his own lumber business in 1896.

In 1918, Davidson won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives of the 36th Legislature. He resigned in 1919 to fill the vacated state senate seat of R.M. Johnstone. In 1920 Davidson successfully ran for lieutenant governor and served one term (1921-1923). He returned to Houston after his term expired to continue serving as an executive of his lumber company until his death in 1952.

Source:

“Lynch Davidson.” The College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. Accessed November 15, 2010.

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Scope and Contents

The political scrapbooks of Lynch Davidson, 1920-1931, document Texas political life through newspaper clippings. Besides Davidson, notable individuals and subjects include Miriam “Ma” Ferguson; James "Jim" Ferguson; T. Whitfield Davidson; V.A. Collins; Felix Robertson; and the Ku Klux Klan.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davidson, Lynch, 1873-1952--Archives
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda, 1875-1961
Davidson, Thomas Whitfield, 1876-1974
Collins, Vinson Allen, 1867-1966
Robertson, Felix Huston, 1839-1928
Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944
Subjects (Organizations)
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Texas
Texas.Governor (1925-1927: Ferguson)
Democratic Party (Tex.)
Primaries--Texas
Subjects
Elections--Texas
Places
Texas--Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lynch Davidson Political Scrapbooks, 1920-1931, 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

Political Scrapbooks
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4N23a 1923-1926
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4N25a 1924-1926
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4N26a Democratic Primary, 1928
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4N26b 1926
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4N26c 1924-1925
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4N27a 1925-1926
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4N27b 1930-1931
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4M380 1929
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4M381 1921
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4M382 1920-1922
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4M383 1923-1924
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4M384 1920, 1926
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4M385 T. Whitfield, 1924
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4M386 V.A. Collins, 1924-1928
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4M387 Felix Robertson, 1924
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4M388 "Ma" Ferguson, campaign and residence in office, 1925
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4M389 "Jim" Ferguson, 1925
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4M390 Ku Klux Klan, Governor's race, Senatorial race, miscellaneous, 1921-1923
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4M391 Orient Railroad scrapbook
Political scrapbook
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4N56m 1924
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4N10c 1925

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