University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harvey, Frances
Title: Harvey, Frances, papers
Dates: 1836-1928
Abstract: The correspondence, literary productions, interviews, and thesis composing the Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928, document Harvey’s University of Texas master’s thesis research about life in Georgia during the Civil War and the migration of John Harveys and other southerners to Texas after the war.
Extent: 5 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In 1928, Frances Harvey earned an M.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. Harvey’s thesis discussed the migration of southerners into Texas during the Reconstruction era, from 1865 to 1880.


Scope and Contents

The correspondence, literary productions, interviews, and thesis composing the Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928, document Harvey’s University of Texas master’s thesis research about life in Georgia during the Civil War and the migration of John Harveys and other southerners to Texas after the war. Furthermore, the papers discuss the advantages of the move, its promotion through newspaper propaganda, the extent of the immigration, and the means of transportation.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harvey, Frances -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin -- Students.
Subjects
Migration, Internal -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Southern States.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Texas.
Places
Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Texas -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D272 Letters collected for master's thesis regarding migration from the old south to Texas
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2R34 Migration from the old south to Texas between 1865 and 1880
Immigration to Texas