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Descriptive Summary

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 Blaine S. Hollimon, Jr., Collection, 1918-1966



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hollimon, Blaine Speights, 1910-1974.
Title: Hollimon, Blaine S., Jr., collection
Dates: 1918-1966
Abstract: Comprising correspondence, printed material, postcards, a photograph, and philatelic specimens, the Blaine S. Hollimon, Jr., Collection, 1918-1966, document Hollimon’s work for Senator Tom Connally in Washington, D. C., as well as his interests in world travel and stamp-collecting.
Accession No.: 1963; 64-101; 70-005; 2012-243
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Texas, Blaine Speights Hollimon, Jr. (1910-1974) attended school in Ennis, Texas, winning the second Extemporaneous Speaking State Championship at the University Interscholastic League for the 1924-1925 school year. He received his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1931, and in the mid-1930s, he worked for Senator Tom Connally and on the Senate’s Committee on Public Buildings. During the 1940s, he became a member of the state bar and licensed to practice law in front of the Supreme Court of Texas. By 1952, Hollimon worked for the California Texas Oil Co., Ltd., living in both the Philippines and Texas. He was also a life member of the Texas State Historical Association and UT’s Ex-students’ Association.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence, printed material, postcards, a photograph, and philatelic specimens, the Blaine S. Hollimon, Jr., Collection, 1918-1966, document Hollimon’s work for Senator Tom Connally in Washington, D. C., as well as his interests in world travel and stamp-collecting. Correspondence, 1931-1938, 1952, contains thank you notes, letters on behalf of Connally, copies of congressional bills and Connally’s speeches, as well as personal missives with friends and family. Printed material, 1923-1962, consists of his Texas driver’s licenses, Supreme Court of Texas attorney cards, pocket maps, political campaign material, newspaper articles, pamphlets, programs, and publications. Postcards depict the Washington Cathedral, Hogback Mountain in South Carolina, the Philippines, and Turkey, while a 1931 photograph portrays Sen. Connally, Thomas W. Lamont, and Sen. Thomas P. Gore. Philatelic specimens include empty mailed envelopes and cancelled stamps primarily from the United States as well as Antarctica, England, Ireland, and the Philippines.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hollimon, Blaine Speights, 1910-1974 -- Archives.
Connally, Tom, 1877-1963.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. Senate.
Subjects
Stamp collectors -- Texas.
Places
Turkey -- Pictorial works.
Philippines -- Pictorial works.
United States -- Pictorial works.
Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blaine S. Hollimon, Jr., Collection, 1918-1966, 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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3S117d Picture postcards:
Philippines
Turkey
Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Hogback Mountain, South Carolina
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3C139 Correspondence, 1935-1938, 1952
Printed material, 1923-1962
Philatelic specimens
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3T84 Photograph of Thomas W. Lamont, Tom Connally, and Thomas P. Gore, December 1931
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2K209 Postcards, 1926-1937
Philatelic specimens, 1929-1939
Enactment of a Law, 1934

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