A Guide to the Joanne Steed Guinn Papers, 1942-1961
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Joanne Steed (1927-1998) was the daughter of Clarence Carter Steed and Winnie Bracewell. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, Joanne worked as a teacher in California and Texas as well as abroad in such countries as Japan, Turkey, Germany, and Italy as an employee for the United States Department of Defense. In 1972, she married Tom Guinn, an oil-field equipment salesman, and the couple settled in El Paso, Texas. Her husband’s work required that they travel internationally as well as host a variety of foreign guests.
Composed of correspondence, diplomas, newspaper clippings, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs, the Joanne Steed Guinn Papers, 1942-1961, document Guinn’s international travel experiences as a teacher. Correspondence consists of letters and postcards exchanged between acquaintances and family members concerning Guinn’s travels in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Turkey. Scrapbooks chronicling her travel abroad include newspaper clippings; printed items such as brochures and restaurant menus; postcards; and photographs. Additionally, the collection contains memorabilia, such as matchbook folders, and Guinn’s junior high and high school diplomas.
This collection is open for research use.
Joanne Steed Guinn Papers, 1942-1961, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
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