A Guide to the Mrs. H. Elbert Lasseter Papers, 1913
Born to Albert Leslie Teagarden and Lucretia Graves in Calvert, Texas, Mable Teagarden (d. 1958) married Henry Elbert Lasseter in 1874. The couple settled in Tyler, Smith County, Texas, where they raised their son Henry Elbert Lasseter, Jr. During the early 20th century, Lasseter was involved in the Woman Suffrage movement as a charter member of the Smith County Equal Franchise League, for which she served as the corresponding secretary.
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Comprising correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a journal, the Mrs. H. Elbert Lasseter Papers, document Lasseter’s involvement in the Texas Woman Suffrage movement. Correspondence from the Texas Woman’s Suffrage Association to the Smith County Equal Franchise League concerns the relationship between the two organizations, their common objective, the importance of having a legislative committee, and the San Antonio Equal Franchise Society. Additionally, the journal contains the by-laws of the Smith County Equal Franchise League as well as a list of its charter members, while the newspaper clipping pertains to political affairs in Texas.
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Mrs. H. Elbert Lasseter Papers, 1913, 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