A Guide to the Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Maurine Bryant Collection, 1852-1970, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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