University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Caroline Vogel Papers, [ca. 1880s]-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vogel, Caroline Edna Gorman
Title: Vogel, Caroline, Papers
Dates: [ca. 1880s]-1989
Abstract: Comprising yearbooks and directories, ephemera, abstracts of title, scrapbooks, correspondence, and photographs, the Caroline Vogel Papers, [ca. 1880s]-1989, document the life and activities of Caroline Vogel in Houston, Texas, as well as the business of her husband Leon D. Vogel and their family history.
Accession No.: 2005-205
Extent: 2 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English and German.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Caroline Edna Gorman (1921-2004) grew up in Houston, Texas. She married Leon D. Vogel and became an active participant in many social clubs, including parent-teacher associations and the Rambling Garden Club. In her later years, she moved to LaGrange with her husband.


Scope and Contents

Comprising yearbooks and directories, ephemera, abstracts of title, scrapbooks, correspondence, and photographs, the Caroline Vogel Papers, [ca. 1880s]-1989, document the life and activities of Caroline Vogel in Houston, Texas, as well as the business of her husband Leon D. Vogel and their family history. Yearbooks and directories, ephemera, and scrapbooks relate to Caroline's many social activities, including her membership in the Rambling Garden Club, several parent-teacher associations, and the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Abstracts of title and lot surveys, primarily for properties in Harris County, concern Leon's development of residential real estate in suburban Houston. Photographs depict Vogel family members and friends, while miscellaneous documents, such as a report card, pertain to Edward Vogel. Untranslated letters in German from the 1880s to early 1900s likely chronicle Vogel or Gorman family history.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Vogel, Caroline Edna Gorman -- Archives
Vogel, Edward
Vogel, Leon D.
Vogel family
Subjects (Organizations)
First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Houston, Tex.)
Subjects
Abstracts of title -- Texas -- Houston
Education -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century.
Germans -- Texas -- History
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston
Places
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Caroline Vogel Papers, [ca. 1880s]-1989, 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:

box
2L435 Miscellaneous pamphlets
Report card, Houston, 1909
Certificate of Exemption from Poll Tax, Harris County, 1935
Rambling Garden Club, Houston, TX, directories and membership yearbooks, 1958-1989
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and school-related directories and membership yearbooks, 1958-1971
Abstracts of title, Houston, TX
box
2L436 Scrapbooks:
Rambling Garden Club, Houston, TX, 1958-1959
Stonewall Jackson PTA, 1963-1964
Stephen F. Austin High School PTA, 1966-1967
box
2E427 Abstracts of title, Houston, TX
Leather dossier of letters, in German, ca. late 1800s-early 1900s
box
2.325/D36d Oversize:
Certificates for Houston Public Schools, cradle roll, and confirmation, 1922-1935
box
3W97b Photographs:
Baby book for Caroline Edna Gorman (including photos), 1921
Caroline Gorman Vogel, ~19 yrs. old
Ed Van Single, 1939
Lillian Beier, undated
Choir of the First German Lutheran Evangelical Church, 1911
Foley’s alterations department, Houston, 1936
Graduating class, Lubbock School, Houston, 1922
Charlotte Dorothy and Joseph George, 1944
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Hartman (Aunt Fannie), undated
Aunt Gussie and Jake Wareham, ca. 1921
Miscellaneous family snapshots