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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Deming Hornaday Papers, ca. 1900-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hornaday, William Deming, 1868-1942
Title: Hornaday, William Deming, papers
Dates: ca. 1900-1935
Abstract: In 1917, Hornaday secured a position with the University of Texas as the Director of Public Lectures and Publicity (changed in 1921 to Director of Publicity). He was a lecturer for the Department of Journalism from 1917 to 1935 and founded and managed the Student's Clipping Bureau. Subject files of Hornaday cover a broad spectrum of U.S., Texas, and world history topics and topics of general interest.
Accession No.: 88-232
OCLC No.: 961185246
Extent: ca. 16 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Deming Hornaday, journalist and educator, was born on February 4, 1868, in Plainfield, Indiana. He moved to Texas in 1898, where he worked for the San Antonio Times and the San Antonio Express. He served as city editor for the San Antonio Express from 1899 to 1917. He was known for being an expert on Mexican business and politics, and wrote hundreds of articles on these subjects, as well as on the poor rations received by American soldiers, the possibility of finding oil under university land in West Texas, and the Galveston hurricane of 1900.

In 1917, Hornaday became the Director of Public Lectures and Publicity for the University of Texas, a position that would change in 1921 to the Director of Publicity. He was a lecturer for the UT Department of Journalism from 1917 to 1935, during which time he also founded and managed the Student's Clipping Bureau. Both during his career and after his retirement from UT in 1938, Hornaday published articles with various newspaper outlets and specialized journals. His articles were varied in theme and subject material, but often pertained to international conditions, agriculture, technological or scientific innovation, and commerce. He also traveled throughout the world.

Hornaday married Marjorie Rochow in 1891 and the couple had four children, including Walter C. Hornaday, who was a writer for the Dallas Morning News. He died in Austin on December 6, 1942, after suffering a stroke.

Sources:

Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Hornaday, William Deming"

"In Memoriam: William Deming Hornaday.", UT Faculty Counci

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Scope and Contents

The William Deming Hornaday Papers, ca. 1900-1935, are comprised of subject files that cover a broad spectrum of U.S., Texas, and world history topics and topics of general interest. The materials, which include correspondence, manuscripts of articles, newspaper clippings, and printed material, also document Hornaday’s career as a journalist for the San Antonio Express. Additionally, the collection contains five scrapbooks of clippings and articles written by Hornaday. An index to the subject files, which are arranged alphabetically by topic, can be found in the first box listed in the inventory.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hornaday, William Deming, 1868-1942
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Journalism
Subjects
Journalists.
International relations.
Agriculture.
Technological innovations.
World history.
Places
United States--History.
Texas--History.
Austin (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the Walter C. Hornaday Papers, 1919-1970

See also the William Deming Hornaday photograph collection and the William Deming Hornaday Transcripts of World War I letters and personal accounts at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Deming Hornaday Papers, ca. 1900-1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1988.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
4C481 Index to subject files
Subject files
box
4C482 - 4C495 Subject files
box
2.325/D32d - 2.325/D32f Scrapbooks

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