A Guide to the Carl G. Hartman Papers, 1908-1915, 1968
The first person to receive a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dr. Carl Gottfried Hartman (1879-1968) graduated in 1915 with a focus in zoology. He previously served as superintendent of Travis County schools (1904-1909) and taught at the Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville (1909-1912). Hartman taught at UT until 1925, when he became a research associate in the Laboratory of Embryology of the Carnegie Institute at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1941, he joined the University of Illinois’s zoology and physiology departments, leaving to work for the Ortho Research Foundation in Raritan, New Jersey, as director of the physiology department (1947-1951) and as associate director (1951-1958). Hartman retired in 1958 and became a consultant for the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau in New York City.
The Carl G. Hartman Papers, 1908-1915, 1968, contain form letters, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, pamphlets, an autobiography, and diploma of Hartman, documenting his career as an educator in Travis County, Texas. Hartman’s scrapbook and an autographed copy of his report, "Travis County School Annual," discuss rural education in the county up to 1909. Programs, minutes, form letters, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings illustrate his involvement with the Conference for Education in Texas from 1900 to 1915. Additionally, the papers include Hartman’s 1968 autobiography and family history as well as his 1915 PhD diploma from the University of Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Carl G. Hartman Papers, 1908-1915, 1968, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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