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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Emma Martin Carter papers

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Emma Martin Carter papers, 1896-1958



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carter, Emma Martin.
Title: Emma Martin Carter papers,
Dates: 1896-1958
Creator Abstract: Emma Martin Carter was the founder of the Federation Church Women in San Antonio in 1920. She was founding president of the Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County and National Democratic Delegate to the 1924 DNC in New York. Carter was also a member of the Alamo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Colonists and the Rebekah Lodge.
Content Abstract: The collection the years 1896-1957 and consists of correspondence, scrapbook materials, newsclippings, and materials on the 1924 Democratic National Convention.
Identification: MS 276
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Emma Elnora Martin was born in 1884 in Fort Worth, one of 13 children of J.T. and Annie Beard Martin. In 1905, she moved to San Antonio, marrying Claud Julian Carter (son of Edward Frank Carter and Alice B. Cleaves) in 1908.

Carter was the founder of the Federation Church Women in San Antonio in 1920. She and her husband started the first supervised playground, which was later deeded to the city (Belle Digarde Playground). She was founding president of the Women's Democratic Club of Bexar County and National Democratic Delegate to the 1924 DNC in New York. Carter was also a member of the Alamo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Colonists and the Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of Laurel Heights Methodist Church.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection the years 1896-1957 and consists of correspondence, scrapbook materials, newsclippings, and materials on the 1924 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. Also included are Iauguration materials, suchy as invitations, programs and a dance book. Much of the general correspondence is from representatives, including Morris Shepphard, regarding bills Carter wanted to pass concerning better treatment and education for prisoners.

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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.

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Index Terms

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

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Related Material

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

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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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Emma Martin Carter papers

Box
1 Biographical information, 1933,1953, 1974
Bexar County Democratic Association, 1923-1930
Democratic National Convention (DNC), 1924
Correspondence
Lloyd and Elizabeth Herriman, 1955-1957
Harry Martin (and daughter Elizabeth), 1916-1919, 1946
J. D. "Don" Martin, 1918-1922
General, 1918-1934
Scrapbook Materials
Claud J. Carter, Sr., 1919, 1941, 1951-1957
Claud J. "Chauncey" Carter, Jr., 1906-1908, 1920-1935, 1946
Claud J. "Julian" Carter, III, 1947-1951
Box
OM1 Democratic National Convention [oversize], 1924
State Association of Texas Pioneers [oversize], 1933-1940, 1953-1958
Library Board, Good Roads and city politics [oversize], 1920-1925, 1935, 1947-1953
Box
1 Assorted scrapbook materials, 1926-1955
Texas Governor Inauguration and Inaugural Balls (Allan Shivers), 1953-1957
Photographs, undated
Legal documents, 1896, 1939

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