University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jessie D. Ziegler Papers, 1926-1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ziegler, Jessie D.
Title: Ziegler, Jessie D., Papers
Dates: 1926-1934
Abstract: Jessie Ziegler’s papers consist primarily of correspondence to and from family and friends, and are arranged chronologically. Materials enclosed with the correspondence include political literature, a press release, a broadside, and other printed materials, and remain with the letters.
Accession No.: 81-8
OCLC No.:
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Jessie D. Ziegler, secretary to Governor Ross S. Sterling in Austin during 1931 and 1932, came to Austin from Houston where she had worked as a newspaper reporter and was member of the Women’s Advertising Club of Houston. In Austin, Jessie Ziegler also worked briefly in 1933 for State Senator H. Grady Woodruff, the Texas Highway Department, and the Texas Petroleum Council before her marriage to McAfee Wayland Burch in November 1933. While in Austin, Jessie Ziegler wrote letters to her mother Mrs. A.H. Ziegler and her sister Evelyn Ziegler concerning politics, social life, and domestic matters.


Scope and Contents

Jessie Ziegler’s papers consist primarily of correspondence to and from family and friends, and are arranged chronologically. Materials enclosed with the correspondence include political literature, a press release, a broadside, and other printed materials, and remain with the letters. Picture postcards containing correspondence also remain with the collection while those without a message have been separated to the Photograph Collection. The collection also contains clippings about political issues from Houston newspapers. Miscellaneous materials include typescripts related to politics and travel, printed material about men’s hats, bridge score sheets, a 1926 Women’s Advertising Club of Houston newsletter, business cards, and several cookbooks. Of special note is a photostat of a 1926 letter to Governor Miriam Ferguson with a pardon signed by James Ferguson. The letter is enclosed with a letter from Jessie Ziegler to her family, October 7, 1932.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ziegler, Jessie D.--Archives
Burch, McAfee Wayland
Ferguson, James Edward
Gilchrist, Gibb
Hobby, William Pettus
Moody, Daniel James, Jr.
Shannon, Ora L.
Sterling, Ross S.
Wakefield, Paul Louis
Woodruff, H. Grady
Subjects
Domestic affairs
Politics and politicians--Texas
Social life
Women--Employment
Women--Politics
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit and the UT Architecture & Planning Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jessie D. Ziegler Papers, 1926-1934, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3N141 Correspondence
Letterheads include: Connelle Hotel (Eastland, Texas), Worth Hotel (Fort Worth, Texas), Limestone County Courthouse (Groesbeck, Texas), Lamar Hotel (Houston, Texas), Rice Hotel (Houston, Texas), Texas State Hotel (Houston, Texas), Warwick Hotel (Houston, Texas), Limestone County Courthouse (Limestone County, Texas) and Fort Mason Hotel (Mason, Texas). Photographs and postcards include: Carlsbad Cavern (Carlsbad, New Mexico), La Caverna Hotel (Carlsbad, New Mexico), Obispado (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico).
Correspondence, 1927-1930 and undated
Correspondence, January-May 1931
Correspondence, June-September 1931
Correspondence, October-December 1931 and undated
Correspondence, January-February 1932
Correspondence, March-June 1932
Correspondence, July-August 1932
Correspondence, September-December 1932 and undated
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3N142 Correspondence
Letterheads include: Plaza Hotel (Corpus Christi, Texas), Plaza Hotel (San Antonio, Texas). Photographs and postcards include: Cola de Caballo (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), Gran Hotel ancira (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), Plaza Hidalgo (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), French Market (New Orleans, Louisiana), Post Office and Federal Building (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and Skirvin Hotel (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
Correspondence, January-July 1933
Correspondence, August-December 1933
Correspondence, undated
Greeting cards, 1929-1932
Newsclippings, 1931-1934
Miscellany
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3S19 Photographs and postcards, ca. 1930