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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Marilouise Chambers Harkins Papers, [ca. 1987]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harkins, Marilouise Chambers, ca. 1917-2001
Title: Harkins, Marilouise Chambers, Papers
Dates: [ca. 1987]
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 91-279
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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).

Sources:

"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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harkins, Marilouise Chambers, ca. 1917-2001 -- Archives.
Stapp, Elijah, 1783-1843.
Stapp family.
Subjects
Authors -- Texas -- History.
Places
Texas -- Genealogy.
Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marilouise Chambers Harkins Papers, [ca. 1987], 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/B42 Correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes, and genealogical materials, [ca. 1987]
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2.325/U507 Oversize photocopies of newspaper clippings, [ca. 1987]
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3S197 Photographs

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