University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the McFarlane (William Doddridge) Papers, 1919-1981



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McFarlane, William Doddridge, 1894-1980 -- Archives.
Title: William Doddridge McFarlane Papers
Dates: 1919-1981
Abstract: Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and legal records comprise the William Doddridge McFarlane Papers, 1919-1981, documenting the personal life and political career of William McFarlane.
Accession No.: 1980
OCLC No.:
Extent: 3 ft., 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lawyer and politician William Doddridge McFarlane (1894-1980) was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas (UA). After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, McFarlane earned his B.A. and LL.B. from Kent Law School in Chicago. He practiced law in Graham, Texas and served in the Texas House of Representatives (1923-1927) and the Texas Senate (1927-1939). In 1933, McFarlane was elected as a Democrat to represent Texas’ 13th district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933-1939). He later served as the special assistant to the Attorney General in the Department of Justice (1941-1966).

Source: “McFarlane, William Doddridge.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 23, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000440


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and legal records comprise the William Doddridge McFarlane Papers, 1919-1981, documenting the personal life and political career of William McFarlane. Correspondence concerns both congressional and personal matters. Legal records relate to the Indian Claims Commission and classified files concern his political and civic activities in Graham, Texas from 1970 to 1980. Materials are arranged by subject and/or chronologically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McFarlane, William Doddridge, 1894-1980 -- Archives.
Bentsen, Lloyd.
Burleson, Omar, 1906-
Carr, Waggoner.
Clark, Ramsey, 1927-
Farenthold, Frances Tarleton.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-
Metcalf, Lee.
Rodgers, Jimmie, 1897-1933.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Indian Claims Commission.
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
United States. Congress. House -- Election districts -- Texas.
American Legion.
Atsina Indians
Methodist Church
Ottawa Indians
Siksika Indians
Subjects
Politics, Practical -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Young County (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.
Graham (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.
Panama Canal (Panama)
United States -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Doddridge McFarlane Papers, 1919-1981, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, September 2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3U259 Correspondence:
Personal correspondence, 1919, [1942-1980], undated
General correspondence, 1937-1978, undated
Congressional correspondence
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3U260 Former members of Congress, 1970-1976
Lee Metcalf; Federal Power Commission, 1968-1977, undated
State Utilities Commission, 1975-1976
State and Young County Bar Association, 1972-1977, undated
Texas Legislature, [1971-1972], 1975, undated
State and Young County Bar Association, 1972-1977, undated
Lloyd Bentsen, 1971-1978
Frances Farenthold, 1972
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3U261 Presidential campaign, 1972
American Legion (Ligon-Daniel Post 34), 1973-1974
American Legion (Ligon-Daniel Post 34), 1974-1977, undated
American Legion (Ligon-Daniel Post 34), 1971-1973, undated
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3U262 Graham (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, 1972
Graham (Texas) Lions Club, 1970-1976, undated
United Methodist Church, 1971-1974
United Methodist Church, 1975-1977, undated
Legal records:
Mineral deeds and oil and gas lease on J. Pointevant survey, et al, 1948-1975, undated
Indian Claims Commission, Docket 279A, 1952-1967
Indian Claims Commission, Docket 303, 1951-1963
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3U263 Indian Claims Commission, Docket 303, 1951-1963
Indian Claims Commission, 1957-1967, undated
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3U264 Indian Claims Commission, Docket 279, 1952-1967
Printed materials:
Newspaper clippings
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3U265 Album: “Leaves from Our Family Tree”
Sheet music and songbooks
Scrapbook, January-December 1937
Scrapbook, December 1937-June 1938, 1940
Scrapbook, Scrapbook, March-September 1938