A Guide to the Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Frances Harvey Papers, 1836-1928, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers