University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Fritz Engelhard Papers, 1944, 1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Engelhard, Fritz, 1878-1957
Title: Engelhard, Fritz, Papers
Dates: 1944, 1973
Abstract: Collection materials include correspondence, legal records, and photographs concerning the families of Fritz Engelhard, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1931-1935, and Jack D. Cahill of Eagle Lake, Texas. >
Accession No.: 83-180; 2012-246
OCLC No.: 818344714
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Fritz Engelhard (1878-1957) was a rancher, farmer, and state legislator from Eagle Lake, Texas. Born in Rising City, Nebraska, Engelhard graduated from Yale University. In 1937 he married Gay Buis in Del Rio, Texas, later moving to Eagle Lake. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1931 and again in 1933, Engelhard was an organizer of the Colorado River Improvement Association and a sponsor of bills to create the Lower Colorado River Authority in which he later served as chairman. Engelhard served as 10th District Supervisor of the federal farm census and was active in the work of the Farm Bureau. He was memorialized in the Texas House Journal, Vol. I., 55th Legislature, 1957, p. 847.


Scope and Contents

Collection concerns the families of Fritz Engelhard (1878-1957), a member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1931-1935, and Jack D. Cahill of Eagle Lake, Texas. Materials include correspondence, legal records, and photographs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cahill, Jack D., Jr.
Engelhard, Fritz, 1878-1957--Archives
Engelhard, Gay Buis
Subjects
Legislators--Texas
Politicians--Texas
Places
Eagle Lake, Texas

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Photographic Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fritz Engelhard Papers, 1944, 1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, November 1983.

Subsequent revisions were made by Stefanie Lapka, November 2012.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3P192 Papers
Correspondence
Marriage certificate
Black and white print of Gay Buis Engelhard
Inventory of the estate of Jack D. Cahill Jr.
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3S7 Photographs
Fritz Engelhard, late 19th century
Gay Engelhard, ca. 1920s
Snapshots of 2 women, including Gay Engelhard
Studio photographs of Gay Engelhard, 1930s
Studio photographs of Fritz Engelhards, 1930s