University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Leo Brewer papers, 1919, 1931-1963, 2006 and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brewer, Leo, 1889-1965.
Title: Leo Brewer papers,
Dates: 1919, 1931-1963, 2006 and undated
Creator Abstract: Leo Brewer served for two years as assistant U.S. Attorney in San Antonio. He was a member of the law faculty at the University of Texas for 30 years before returning to San Antonio and joining the faculty at St. Mary's School of Law.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries and correspondence of Leo Brewer. Also included are Army orders, Army medals, and a photograph.
Identification: MS 411
Extent: 6 linear feet (6 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Leo Brewer was born in Kentucky on July 9, 1889 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1905 and Harvard Law School in 1914. After serving during World War I as an officer in the field artillery, Brewer moved to San Antonio and served for two years as assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1926 he joined the law faculty at the University of Texas and was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review. In 1956, Brewer returned to San Antonio, joining the faculty at St. Mary's School of Law. He served on several boards in San Antonio, including president of the San Antonio School Board and the board of trustees of the San Antonio Public Library. At the time of his death, Brewer was a trustee of St. Mary's Law School. Leo Brewer died on November 3, 1965.

Source: Attorney Leo Brewer, 76, Dies, San Antonio Light, Wednesday, November 3, 1965


Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries and correspondence of Leo Brewer. Also included are Army orders, Army medals, and a photograph.


Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of February 2013 (Acc. 2013-013)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

This collection is currently housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Libraries Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use our 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
Brewer, Leo, 1889-1965.
Subjects
Lawyers--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Texas--Personal narratives.
Genres/Formats
Diaries.
Correspondence.
Local Subjects
Lawyers/Judges

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Leo Brewer, 1889-1967, at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leo Brewer papers, MS 411, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donation from William Chumney, Jr. in March 2013 (Acc. 2013-021).

Processing Information

The collection is in 1 accession (Acc. 2013-021) and has been inventoried by Melissa Gohlke, Collections Assistant, and encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Archivist. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Inventory of the Leo Brewer papers

Original Deposit of March 2013 (Acc. 2013-021)

Box
1 Diaries and letters, 1931, 1938-1943
Diaries and letters, January 1944-June 1948
Diaries and letters, July 1948-June 1951
Diaries and letters, July 1954-December 1955
Diaries and letters, July-December 1957, 1958-1959
Diaries and letters, 1960-1963
Army orders, 1919
World War I Crois de Guerne, presented to Leo Brewer by the French Government, undated
Photograph of Leo Brewer, World War I, undated
Inventory of diaries and letters, 2006