University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bryant, Vivian Maurine
Title: Maurine Bryant Collection
Dates: 1852-1970
Abstract: Photographs, correspondence, printed material, clippings, and a scrapbook compose the Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970, documenting the lives of Bryant, her mother Dorothy "Dolly" Vickers, and their extended family.
Accession No.: 66-129; 98-333
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

During the 1920s, Dorothy "Dolly" Vickers attended the College of Industrial Arts in Denton, Texas, which has since been renamed Texas Women's University. She later married Ernest L. Bryant, with whom she had several children including Vivian Maurine Bryant. Bryant attended Douglas High School in Douglas, Arizona, and eventually moved to Florence, Arizona.


Scope and Contents

Photographs, correspondence, printed material, clippings, and a scrapbook compose the Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970, documenting the lives of Bryant, her mother Dorothy "Dolly" Vickers, and their extended family. Correspondence consists of several letters to Dolly from Frank L. Vickers during his service in World War I and a letter to Maurine regarding her baptismal records. Clippings from 1915 to 1952 concern Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Vickers, Archie McDonald, William Ray Vickers and Mary E. Ernly. Printed material includes funeral programs for F. L. Vickers and F. M. Bralley, president of the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Women's University); a literary club yearbook for 1924 to 1925; and a program from a musical performance at Douglas High School. Dolly's scrapbook (ca. 1900s) contains clippings and photographs of family and friends. Loose photographs depict the Bryan, Vickers, McDonald, and Glenn families as well as El Paso and the students and campus of the College of Industrial Arts in the 1920s. Postcards chronicle travel in Texas, Louisiana, and Germany.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bryant, Vivian Maurine -- Archives
Bryant, Dorothy "Dolly" Vickers -- Archives
Bryant family
Vickers family
McDonald family
Glenn family
Subjects (Organizations)
College of Industrial Arts (Denton, Tex.)
Texas Women's University -- History
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
Places
El Paso (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century
Postcards -- Texas -- 20th century
Postcards -- Germany -- 20th century
Postcards -- Louisiana -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970, 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
2M399 Correspondence:
1918
1920
1970
Newspaper clippings
Ephemera
Postcards
box
3Y582 Photographs:
El Paso, Texas
College of Industrial Arts
Bryant family
Glenn family
McDonald family
Vickers family
Miscellaneous
Postcards