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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

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 Echo Hill Ranch Records, 2012



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Echo Hill Ranch
Title: Echo Hill Ranch records
Dates: 2012
Abstract: The collection includes both paper and digital materials created and distributed by the Echo Hill Ranch of Texas in celebration of their 60th anniversary in 2012.
Accession No.: 2013-022
OCLC No.: 859679902
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Echo Hill Ranch is a family-owned summer camp located on 400 acres of hill country near Medina, Texas. Programs center on non-competitive, nature-focused educational activities and fun for children aged 6 to 14 such as camping, swimming, archery, horseback riding, and theatre. The ranch was founded in 1952 by Dr. S. Thomas “Uncle Tom” Friedman and Minnie “Aunt Min” Samet Friedman. Their descendants continue to operate the camp to this day. It is the residence of their son, Texas musician, writer, and politician Richard “Kinky” Samet Friedman. Though campers and staff of all faiths are welcome to attend, EHR specializes in serving the Jewish community by celebrating Shabbat, serving Kosher-style meals, and providing Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes both paper and digital materials created and distributed by the Echo Hill Ranch of Texas in celebration of their 60th anniversary in 2012. There is a full color yearbook, a paper-covered song book, a CD re-mastering of an LP recorded in 1977 featuring campers and staff singing original “Bunk Song Nights” compositions, a DVD slide show featuring material from the EHR archives including photographs and camp songs, and a 2-disc DVD collection featuring 15 short silent films produced by EHR attendees between 1954 and 1967.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Friedman Family -- Archives.
Dr. S. Thomas Friedman
Minnie Samet Friedman
Subjects (Organizations)
Echo Hill Ranch -- Archives.
Subjects
Camping -- Summer camps.
Camp songs.
Home movies.
Places
Texas Hill Country (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Echo Hill Ranch Records, 2012, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Keelee James, 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4A261 Echo Hill Ranch: Silver Jubilee, 1953-1977, CD, EHR Productions, 2012
Legends of the Little Green Valley: Silent Film Classics, DVD, EHR Productions, 2012
Echo Hill Ranch Archives Slideshow, DVD, EHR Productions, 2012
EHR 60th Anniversary Song Book, 2012
EHR 60th Anniversary Yearbook, 2012
EHR flyer, 2012
EHR magnet

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