University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ione Spears Items, 1922-1929, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spears, Ione Petty, 1889-1963
Title: Spears, Ione, items
Dates: 1922-1929, undated
Abstract: Ione Petty Spears (1889-1963) was hired to be the first full-time law librarian for the UT Law Department in 1916. She left her position in 1923 to teach in the History Department. The papers pertain to special events and meetings of the YWCA, Pi Lambda Theta, and Kappa Beta Pi.
Accession No.: 64-146
OCLC No.: 965800160
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ione Petty Spears (1889-1963) was hired to be the first full-time law librarian for the UT Law Department in 1916. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UT in 1909 and as a student was active in the YWCA and the Choral Club. Under Miss Spears' direction, the law library grew from 10,000 volumes in 1916 to 23,000 by 1923. She left her position in 1923 to teach in the History Department. She also served as faculty sponsor of Pi Lambda Theta, an honorary education fraternity, and as the Grand Dean of the Texas Chapter of Kappa Beta Pi legal sorority.


Scope and Contents

The Ione Spears Items, 1922-1929, undated, contain programs, printed material, notes, and lyrics pertaining to special events and meetings of the YWCA, Pi Lambda Theta, and Kappa Beta Pi.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Spears, Ione Petty, 1889-1963
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Young Women's Christian Association.
Pi Lambda Theta
Kappa Beta Pi
Subjects
Fraternity and sorority songs
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ione Spears Items, 1922-1929, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by CVK, BS, July 1964.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L284 Items, 1922-1929, undated