University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Fannie Lee Denman Papers, 1924-1984, 2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Denman, Fannie Lee
Title: Fannie Lee Denman Papers,
Dates: 1924-1984, 2006
Creator Abstract: Fannie Lee Denman was born in San Angelo on October 20, 1915. She married Leroy G. Denman, Jr. and moved to San Antonio, where she worked with volunteer organizations to improve San Antonio’s public health, cultural and educational institutions. Fannie Lee Denman died in on December 13, 2006.
Content Abstract: The Fannie Lee Denman papers consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical and assorted materials.
Identification: MS 385
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio LibrariesSpecial Collections.

Biographical Note

Fannie Lee Denman was born in San Angelo on October 20, 1915 to Margaret Spence and Henry Mitchell Harvin. She was known to family and friends by her nickname, “Flea.” She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas before marrying Leroy G. Denman, Jr and moving to San Antonio. After living in Argentina and Guatemala during World War II, the Denmans returned to San Antonio. Flea worked with volunteer organizations to improve San Antonio’s public health, cultural and educational institutions. She served on the board that built the first Children’s Hospital and helped develop the Cerebral Palsy Center. Fannie Lee Denman died in San Antonio on December 13, 2006.

Source: Fannie Lee Denman obituary, Porter Loring Mortuary, 2006.


Scope and Content Note

The Fannie Lee Denman papers consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical and assorted materials.


 

Organization of Collection

Correspondence
Photographs
Genealogy
Assorted materials

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
Denman, Fannie Lee, 1915-2006.
Subjects
Women--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texas--Genealogy.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Local Subjects
Family Collections
Women

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fannie Lee Denman Papers, MS 385, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from Steven Spence in 2011-2012 (Acc. 2011-062, 2012-008).

Processing Information

This collection is largely unprocessed and has been encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator, May 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Correspondence

Box
1 Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Harvin, undated
Molly's flowers and presents, February 1942
Letters to Harry Spence, 1924 and 1940
Family letters and cards, undated
Civil Service Commission, 1938
Assorted invitations, undated
Assorted correspondence, undated
Loose correspondence, undated
Envelopes, 1934-1945



 

Photographs

Box
1 Photographs of and newsclippings about Fannie Lee Denman, undated
Photographs by Fannie Lee Denman, undated
South of France trip negatives, 1984
Assorted, circa 1982
Assorted, undated
Box
2 Small photo album, undated
Snow, 1949
M, E, D and Christmas, 1950-1951
Guatemala, 1945
M, E, D log cabins, 1952
Mostly Diedre, 1950-1951
Argentina, 1947
Emily, Flea, Leroy, Sr., 1945
Molly and Steve, Port Aransas, 1946



 

Genealogy

Box
1 Twigs and trees, undated
Pedigree chart and other research materials, undated
Fairmount Cemetary (San Angelo, TX) Spency family plot, undated
Randolphs of Virginia, undated



 

Assorted materials

Box
1 Wedding materials, undated
Order of the Alamo, 1940-1941
South of France trip recap, 1984
South of France trip brochures and ephemera, 1984
South of France postcards, undated
Archvies of American Art, 1974
Financial materials, undated
Newsclippings, undated
Assorted materials, undated
Photostat of a sketch of a young girl, undated
Fannie Lee Denman obituary and funeral program, 2006
Box
2 Gold velvet box (with pens and assorted tools)