A Guide to the Marilouise Chambers Harkins Papers, [ca. 1987]
Born in Marfa, Texas, Marilouise Chambers (ca. 1917- 2001) was the daughter of Henry Chambers and Ettie Louise Reddish. After marrying Glen Harkins on June 25, 1944, the couple moved to El Paso, where Marilouise worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company and became a member of the David G. Burnet Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. A descendant of Elijah Stapp (1783-1843), one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, she also authored the book Elijah Stapp, Texian: His Ancestors and Descendants (1987).
"Harkins, Marilouise Chambers."El Paso Times. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/elpaso/obits/2001/071501.txt..
Kemp, L. W. "Stapp, Elijah."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst15.
Comprised of correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes, genealogical materials, and photographs, the Marilouise Harkins Papers, [ca. 1987], document Harkins’ research for her publication Elijah Stapp, Texas: His Ancestors and Descendants. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged between Harkins and various historical societies, museums, and libraries concerning her genealogical research, while newspaper clippings and journal articles pertain to members of the Stapp family and Texas history during the revolution. Additionally, the collection contains Harkins’ research notes; genealogical materials such as family histories, biographical sketches, family trees, and typescript copies of legal records; and photographs primarily depicting members of the Stapp family.
This collection is open for research use.
Marilouise Chambers Harkins Papers, [ca. 1987], 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