University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Emma Martin Carter papers, 1918-1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter, Emma Martin.
Title: Emma Martin Carter papers,
Dates: 1918-1957
Creator Abstract: Emma Martin was born in 1884 in Fort Worth. In 1905, she moved to San Antonio, marrying Claud Julian Carter (son of Edward Frank Carter and Alice B. Cleaves) in 1908. Carter was founding president of the Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County.
Content Abstract: This collection spans the years 1918-1957 and consists of material on the Democratic National Convention including scrapbooks, name tag/ribbon, program of entertainment booklet, biographical sketches of the Texas Delegates pamphlet, and a Dinner in Honour of the Delegates and Alternates program; other material on the Democratic party including a booklet, The Democrat Who Can Win, invitations; Inaugural ball dance book, Inauguration program, newspaper clippings, correspondence, loose scrapbook pages.
Identification: MS 276
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (4 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Emma Martin was born in 1884 in Fort Worth. In 1905, she moved to San Antonio, marrying Claud Julian Carter (son of Edward Frank Carter and Alice B. Cleaves) in 1908. Emma and Claud had one son, Chauncey L. Carter, in 1909. Emma Martin Carter passed away in 1974.

Carter was a member of the State Association of Texas Pioneers, president of the Woman's Club of San Antonio as well as the founding president of Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County.


Scope and Content Note

The Original Deposit of April 2008 series spans the years 1918-1957 and consists of material on the Democratic National Convention including scrapbooks, name tag/ribbon, program of entertainment booklet, biographical sketches of the Texas Delegates pamphlet, and a Dinner in Honour of the Delegates and Alternates program; other material on the Democratic party including a booklet, The Democrat Who Can Win, invitations; Inaugural ball dance book, Inauguration program, newspaper clippings, correspondence, loose scrapbook pages. Much of the correspondence is from representatives, including Morris Shepphard, regarding bills Carter wanted to pass concerning better treatment and education for prisoners.

The Addition of 2009-054 spans the years 1919-1957 and includes clippings, photos, correspondence, newsletters, cards (some of the material from loose scrapbook pages), certificates and other assorted material and are related to Claude J. Carter and wife and focus on Claude’s graduation from law school, marriage, correspondence to and from family members, and involvement in their church and his lodge.


 

Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of April 2008 (Acc. 2008-019)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Carter, Emma Martin.
Sheppard, Morris, 1875-1941
Organizations
Democratic Party (U.S.)a
Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County.
Democratic National Convention (1924 : New York, N.Y.)
Democratic National Convention (1928 : Houston, Tex.)
Subjects
Women--political activity--Texas.
Political conventions--United States.
Genres/Formats
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Programs.
Scrapbooks.
Local Subjects
Politics/Politicians
San Antonio History
Women

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Emma Martin Carter at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emma Martin Catter papers, MS 276, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from James Martin in April 2008, September 2009 (Acc. 2008-019, 2009-054).

Processing Information

More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Preliminary Inventory of the Emma Martin Carter papers

 

Original Deposit of April 2008 (Acc. 2008-019)

Box Folder
1 1 Democratic National Convention (DNC) -- New York, June 24, 1924
(name tag and ribbon)
Guest book, Program of Entertainment, booklet
Biographical Sketches of the Texas Delegates to the DNC, pamphlet
Seating List, The City of New York Dinner to the Delegates and Alternates to the DNC, program
Dinner in Honour of the Delegates and Alternates to the DNC, program
2 Constitution and by-laws of the Texas Women's Democratic Association, May 21, 1928
3 Carter Glass, by Common Consent, The Democrat Who Can Win, booklet
4 invitations, 1955-1957
5 Inaugural Ball, dance book, 1935
6 Inauguration program (2), 1955
7 Newspapers clippings, 1924
8 Correspondence, 1918-1934
Box Folder
2 1 scrapbook and loose scrapbook pages



 

Addition of September 2009 (Accession 2009-054)

This addition spans the years 1919-1957 and includes clippings, photos, correspondence, newsletters, cards (some materials from loose scrapbook pages), certificates and other assorted material and are related to Claude J. Carter and wife and focus on Claude’s graduation from law school, marriage, correspondence to and from family members, involvement in church and the lodge, which he was a member.