University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nettie Barrell Doscher More Papers, 1895-1982.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: More, Nettie Barrell Doscher
Title: Nettie Barrell Doscher More Papers
Dates: 1895-1982
Abstract: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, scrapbooks, and photographs compose the Nettie Barrell Doscher More Papers, 1895-1982, documenting More’s life and the history of the Doscher and Shearn families of Houston, Texas.
Accession No.: 82-288; 90-312; 91-048
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Journalist Nettie Barrell Doscher More (1922-1990), daughter of Maynette Shearn and Jurgen Henry Doscher, was born in Houston, Texas. After graduating from The Hockaday School in Dallas (1939), she married John Gresham More, with whom she had one daughter, Maynette Shearn More. She wrote weekly articles published in the Austin Citizen about REACT, a volunteer community organization that provides emergency assistance to the community through CB radio communication.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, scrapbooks, and photographs compose the Nettie Barrell Doscher More Papers, 1895-1982, documenting More’s life and the history of the Doscher and Shearn families of Houston, Texas. Letters to More from family members, a grade school scrapbook, and a correspondence with Cadet Rolfe Jones (1939) shed light on More’s youth. Numerous scrapbooks document Maynette Shearn’s college years (1915-1916) and the Shearn family from the late 19th century to World War II. Photographs depict members of the Doscher and Shearn families. Newspaper articles written by More describe the weekly achievements of REACT, an Austin community organization of CB radio emergency responders. The collection also includes postcards, and an abstract of title (1906) for a lot of land in the town of Sweetwater, Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
More, Nettie Barrell Doscher -- Archives.
Shearn, Maynette -- Archives.
Doscher family
Shearn family
Subjects (Organizations)
React International
Subjects
Citizens band radio -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History.
Houston (Tex.) -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nettie Barrell Doscher More Papers, 1895-1982, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/C5 Newpaper clippings 1977-1980
REACT - Incorporation
REACT - Insurance
REACT documents
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2.325/C6 REACT documents
REACT bank statements
Correspondence, cards 1950s-1960s
Programs 1930s-1969
The Episcopal Church Times 1948-1959
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2.325/C7 Letters from family 1916-1970s
Grade school documents ca. 1920s-1930s
Oil Paintings, drawings ca. 1930s
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2.325/C8 Book: In Tune with the Infinite
Correspondence photocopies with Cadet Rolfe Jones 1939
Newspaper clippings 1960s
Charles Shearn info
“Abstract of Title” for land in Sweetwater, Texas 1906
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2.325/C151 Photographs of Doscher and Shearn families 1895-ca. 1940s
Shearn family scrapbook
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2.325/A72b Nettie Barrell Doscher scrapbook, letters 1930
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2.325/A126 Family background 1982
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2.325/C29b-c Maynette Shearn College scrapbooks 1915-1916
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2.325/V64 Newspapers 1930s-1970s
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2.325/OD10 “Debutantes of the Season” poster
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3S119b Postcards
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3S121a Postcards
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3S134 Portrait photograph of Maynette S. Dorbandt (oversize)