A Guide to the Evelyn Burress Papers, 1939-1946
Daughter of the Republic of Texas member and genealogist Evelyn Burress was actively involved in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings throughout Texas. Along with her husband Walter March Burress, a geologist by profession, they sponsored an annual Texas Independence Day celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
"W. M. Burress, who foretold East Texas Oil Field, dies."Dallas News. October 20, 1950.
Comprising correspondence, printed material, and an historical sketch, the Evelyn Burress Papers, 1939-1946, document Burress’ activities preserving historic buildings as well as her interest in Texas history and genealogy. Correspondence concerns the preservation and restoration of various structures, her research, and the planning of the Texas Independence Day celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Additionally, printed material consists of an article authored by Burress for the Texas Parent-Teacher on teaching Texas history in school and an historical sketch of Thomas Jefferson Rusk and his role in the Texas Revolution.
This collection is open for research use.
Evelyn Burress Papers, 1939-1946, 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