Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Garner family papers

II. Alma Catherine Cooper Garner papers

III. Carl Douglas Garner papers

IV. Mariann Garner Wizard papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carl Douglas and Alma Catherine Cooper Garner Papers, [ca. 1920s]-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garner, Alma Catherine Cooper, 1922-1999.
Creator: Garner, Carl Douglas, 1917-1972.
Creator: Garner family.
Title: Garner, Carl Douglas and Alma Catherine Cooper, papers
Dates: [ca. 1920s]-2001
Abstract: Consisting of correspondence, military and legal records, school records, certificates, business records, printed material, and photographs, the Carl Douglas and Alma Catherine Cooper Garner Papers, [ca. 1920s]-2001, document the personal relationships and careers of the Garner family.
Accession No.: 2000-105; 2001-103; 2003-103
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Rio Vista, Texas, natives Carl Douglas Garner (1917-1972) and Alma Catherine Cooper (1922-1999) married in 1945, and the couple had five children: Mariann Wizard (1946-), Pamela Taylor, Douglas Garner, Patrick Garner, and Robert Garner. During World War II, Carl served in the Pacific Theatre for the U.S. Navy, while Catherine worked as an inspector for the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation after earning a certificate in Engineering, Science, and Management from the War Training Program of the University of Texas. Following the war, Carl worked as a factory superintendent for the Grubbs and Rutledge Potato Chip companies in Forth Worth. Upon the death of her husband, Catherine returned to Rio Vista, becoming the first female mail carrier for the Cleburne Post Office. During the 1980s and 1990s, she volunteered at the Walls Regional Hospital and was a lay leader for the Rio Vista Methodist Church.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

The Carl Douglas and Alma Catherine Cooper Garner Papers, [ca. 1920s]-2001, document the personal relationships and careers of the Garner family. The collection is divided based on creator into four series: I. Garner family papers, II. Alma Catherine Cooper Garner papers, III. Carl Douglas Garner papers, and IV. Mariann Garner Wizard papers. The Garner family papers consist of correspondence, military and legal records, printed material, and photographs, which illustrate the marriage of Carl and Catherine Garner as well as their relationships with their children, other family members, and friends from World War II until their deaths. The second series, Alma Catherine Cooper Garner papers consist of correspondence, school records, printed material, certificates, notes, and printed material, concerning her friendships, career as a post office carrier, volunteerism, and association with the Rio Vista Methodist Church. The Carl Douglas Garner papers pertain to Carl’s social and business associations, such as the Lions Club and Civilian Conservation Corps, and include his school records, business card, certificates, and membership cards. Consisting of babybooks, medical records, certificates, and printed material, the Mariann Garner Wizard papers document her youth and education from her birth in 1946 until 1964.

Return to the Table of Contents


 

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by creator into four series:
  • I. Garner family papers
  • II. Alma Catherine Cooper Garner papers
  • III. Carl Douglas Garner papers
  • IV. Mariann Garner Wizard papers

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Medical records are restricted to protect confidentiality and privacy.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Garner, Alma Catherine Cooper, 1922-1999 -- Archives.
Garner, Carl Douglas, 1917-1972 -- Archives.
Wizard, Mariann G., 1946-
Garner family -- Archives.
Subjects
Family life -- Texas.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Rio Vista (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Fort Worth (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material

See also Wizard (Mariann) and Vizard (George) Papers.

Return to the Table of Contents


Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library and Ephemera Collections.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carl Douglas and Alma Catherine Cooper Garner Papers, [ca. 1920s]-2001, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, January 2011.

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.

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

I. Garner family papers

box
3W312 World War II records, 1940-1946
Carl D. and Alma C. Garner’s wedding and marriage materials, 1945-1972
Correspondence:
To the Garners, 1943-1980
From Mariann Garner Wizard, [ca. 1940s]-1999
Between Mariann Wizard and Alma Garner, 1966, 1973, 1992-1999
To Mariann Wizard and Alma Garner from Mrs. George J. Vizard, 1982, 1999-2001
Vacation documents, 1958, undated
Department of Agriculture forms, 1971, 1977
Photos, [ca. 1920s]-1998
Printed material, 1967, undated
Carl and Alma Garner’s sickness, death, and memorials, 1972, 1996-2000
Maxwell-Cooper wedding and anniversary, 1934, 1965

Return to the Table of Contents




 

II. Alma Catherine Cooper Garner papers

box
3W312 Correspondence, [ca. 1935]-1980
Education:
School records, 1935-1937, 1989
University Interscholastic League, 1937
Rio Vista High School Class of 1938, 1938, 1988
Reproduction of Rio Vista High School 1938 Eagle, 1988
El Guiador, yearbooks of Hillsboro Junior College and Hillsboro High School, 1939-1940
Historical work, 1965, 1975, 1984
Certificates and voting registration card, 1956-1958, 1968-1980
Employment and volunteering, 1979, undated
Rio Vista Methodist Church Lay Leader, 1988-1998
Journal, 1986

Return to the Table of Contents




 

III. Carl Douglas Garner papers

box
3W312 School certificates and reports, 1931, 1933
Civilian Conservation Corps, 1937
Membership cards, business card, and certificates, 1942, 1962, 1971-1972, undated

Return to the Table of Contents




 

IV. Mariann Garner Wizard papers

box
3W312 Babybook and school years, 1946-1964
East Handley Elementary directories, 1955-1959
box
2.325/A106c Birth certificate, 1946
[Restricted]
Immunization records, 1952
[Restricted]

Return to the Table of Contents