A Guide to the Grace Edman Papers, 1867-1968, undated
Born in Texas, Grace Edman (1890-1968) was the daughter of Charles A. and Panola F. Edman. In 1871, her father emigrated from Sweden to Burnet, Texas, where he worked in a monument factory. A librarian and teacher by profession, Edman conducted research on Texas history and authored several articles and books, including Early Days at the Mouth of the Rio Grande: Clarksville and Bagdad (1966).
"Grace Edman." Our Swedish American Families. Accessed May 24, 2011. http://www.swedishamerica.org/getperson.php?personID=I135697&tree=sit0001.
Composed of correspondence, essays, speeches, notes, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and photographs, the Grace Edman Papers, 1867-1968, undated, document Edman’s research on the history of Brownsville, Cameron County, and Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Correspondence, essays, speeches, and notes concern Edman’s professional activities as a librarian and teacher as well as her research on prominent individuals and historical buildings, medallions, and markers in Brownsville and Cameron County. Additionally, clippings from such newspapers as the Daily Ranchero and printed material including newsletters, brochures, and literary reviews relate to historical and political subjects in Texas, while photographs depict Brownsville and its citizens.
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Grace Edman Papers, 1867-1968, undated, 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.
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