University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Dr. John S. Spratt, Sr. Papers, [ca. 1930]-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spratt, John S.
Title: Spratt, John S., Sr., Papers
Dates: [ca. 1930]-1983
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, financial records, unpublished manuscripts, newspaper clippings, printed material, a galley proof, and photographs, the Dr. John S. Spratt, Sr. Papers, [ca.1930]-1983, document Spratt’s research and family history.
Accession No.: 93-294
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A professor of economics, John Stricklin Spratt, Sr. (1902-1976) taught at San Angelo Junior College (now Angelo State University) and Southern Methodist University. He also authored several books on economic history, such as The Niagara Falls Conference of 1914: Its Causes and Results (1928), The Road to Spindletop: Economic Change in Texas, 1875-1901 (1955), and Thurber, Texas: The Life and Death of a Company Coal Town (1986).


Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, financial records, unpublished manuscripts, newspaper clippings, printed material, a galley proof, and photographs, the Dr. John S. Spratt, Sr. Papers, [ca.1930]-1983, document Spratt’s research and family history. Correspondence concerns Spratt’s publications and invitations to lecture at various universities, while financial records consist of receipts for purchases and the payment of taxes as well as bank deposit forms. Unpublished manuscripts include several copies of Thurber, Texas, The Niagara Falls Conference of 1914, and a galley proof of History of Humble Oil and Refining Company written by Henrietta M. Larson and Kenneth Wiggins Porter (1959). Additionally, the collection contains newspaper clippings about Spratt as well as historical and economic issues in Mingus and Thurber, Texas; printed material such as issues of Textile History Review and the Southwest Review; and photographs depicting members of the Spratt and Felts family.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Larson, Henrietta M.
Porter, Kenneth Wiggins.
Spratt, John S. -- Archives.
Felts family.
Spratt family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Angelo State University. Dept. of Economics -- History -- 20th century.
Southern Methodist University. Dept. of Economics -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects
Economic history -- Texas -- 20th century -- Sources.
Places
Mingus (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Thurber (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. John S. Spratt, Sr. Papers, [ca. 1930]-1983, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/M29-31b Correspondence, financial records, unpublished manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and printed material, [ca. 1930]-1983
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2.325/D8b Oversize newspaper clippings, [ca. 1930]-1983
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3S139.5 Photographs