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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Evelyn Burress Papers, 1939-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burress, Evelyn
Title: Burress, Evelyn, Papers
Dates: 1939-1946
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"W. M. Burress, who foretold East Texas Oil Field, dies."Dallas News. October 20, 1950.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burress, Evelyn -- Archives.
Burress, Walter March.
Rusk, Thomas Jefferson, 1803-1857.
Subjects
Genealogists -- Texas.
Historic preservation -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Washington State Park (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Evelyn Burress Papers, 1939-1946, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B176 Correspondence, printed material, and historical sketch, 1939-1946

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