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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ray Pearl Bloebaum Papers, 1919, 1957-1984, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bloebaum, Ray Pearl
Title: Bloebaum, Ray Pearl, Papers
Dates: 1919, 1957-1984, undated
Abstract: The papers include class notes of Ray Pearl Bloebaum's son, UT student Alan Paul Bloebaum, UT catalogs, and memorabilia and articles relating to UT athletics that she collected. Also included is printed material on historical Lancaster, Texas.
Accession No.: 96-169; 98-269; 2005-177; 2007-004
OCLC No.: 949473320
Extent: 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ray Pearl Holder Bloebaum was born on February 5, 1914, in McGregor, Texas, the daughter of Ray W. Holder, a teacher and coach, and Pearl Burnett Holder, who had been a housemother at a military academy during World War II. The family moved to Lancaster, Texas, in the 1920s, where Ray Holder became mayor and served two terms in the Texas legislature. The Holders owned and operated the Lancaster Printing Company and published the weekly Lancaster Herald.

Ray Pearl graduated from Lancaster High School in 1931 as valedictorian of her class and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and to work in the office of Comptroller Robert Calvert. There she met and married Alan Parker, who went on to become a math teacher and school principal. Ray Pearl worked as the principal's secretary at Bryker Woods Elementary School in Austin and as secretary for the University Baptist Church. In 1963, Alan became southwest regional director of the Planned Parenthood Federation and Ray Pearl became his executive secretary. They worked together for 13 years and retired in 1976. The couple had two sons, Alan Paul and David Ray.

After Alan's death, Ray Pearl became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as regent, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She lobbied the legislature for the American Association of Retired Persons and served on the Texas Board for Nursing Home Accreditation. She remained loyal to her family and to the University of Texas, and died in March, 2003.

Dr. Alan Paul Bloebaum earned his BA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1963 and studied at the UT Medical Branch in Galveston. He received a PhD from New Mexico State University in 1972 and served as professor of biology at Angelo State University. He is a life member of the UT Ex-Students's Association.

Sources:

Tom Green County, Texas, Obituaries - San Angelo Standard-Times, March 1-8, 2003.

The Alcalde, January 1985

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Scope and Contents

The Ray Pearl Bloebaum Papers, 1919, 1957-1984, and undated, include Alan Paul Bloebaum's class notes from his time as a student at The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas catalogs and publications, and memorabilia and articles relating to Texas Longhorn athletics. Also found in the collection is a small amount of printed material relating to the history of Lancaster, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bloebaum, Ray Pearl
Bloebaum, Alan Paul
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
College publications
College sports
Local history
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Lancaster (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Newspaper collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ray Pearl Bloebaum Papers, 1919, 1957-1984, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jessi Fishman, March 2016

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/F35 UT Baseball - National runner-ups, 1984
Arizona high school football, 1977
Class notes - Paul Bloebaum
Neuroanatomy and embryology, 1963
Advanced biology course for talented high school students, Summer 1959
University of Texas Spring Semester, Zoology, 1961-1962
University of Texas Medical Branch, Neuroanatomy and Embryology, 1963-1964
UT Publications
College of Education catalog, 1957-1959
College of Arts and Sciences catalog, 1959-1961
College of Business Administration catalog, 1962-1964
Information for Prospective Students - Main University, 1959-1960
Activities Handbook, 1959-1960
Scholarships, assistantships, and loan funds publication, May 1960
General information - Main University, 1960-1961
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2.325/T56c Printed material on historical Lancaster, Texas, 1919, undated

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