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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Barton Family Papers, 1866-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barton Family
Title: Barton Family Papers
Dates: 1866-2001
Abstract: The collection contains personal and congregational records of Joseph Barton and his wife Albina Mikulencak Barton, as well as their son Josef A. Barton and his wife Elsie Pokorny Barton. The collection also includes early Unity of the Brethren church records, including records of Reverend Joseph Hegar.
Accession No.: AR 99-171, 2000-45, 2000-164, 2000-208, 2001-015, 2001-016, 2001-084
Extent: 13 feet, 1/4 inch
Language: Materials are written in English and Czech. Much of the collection is written in Czech, especially the early church records and the papers of Joseph and Albina Mikulencak Barton.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Reverend Joseph Barton and his wife Albina Mikulencak Barton, along with their son Reverend Josef A. Barton and his wife Elsie Pokorny Barton ministered to congregations of the Unity of the Brethren Moravian church in South-central Texas for over fifty years.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal and congregational records of Joseph Barton and his wife Albina Mikulencak Barton, as well as their son Josef A. Barton and his wife Elsie Pokorny Barton. The collection also includes early Unity of the Brethren church records, including records of Reverend Joseph Hegar. The collection documents the history of the Unity of the Brethren church in South-central Texas from the late 1800s through the twentieth century. The papers are organized into three main parts: Joseph and Albina Mikulencak Barton, Josef A. and Elsie Pokorny Barton, and Unity of the Brethren church records. The line between the personal papers of the Barton family and the records of the congregations they served is easily blurred, and many papers relating to the church can be found under the individual family names. Fifteen inches of correspondence to Reverend Josef A. Barton and his wife from soldiers in the congregation serving in World War II will be restricted until 2010. Much of the collection is written in Czech, especially the early church records and the papers of Joseph and Albina Mikulencak Barton.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Fifteen inches of correspondence to Reverend Josef A. Barton and his wife from soldiers in the congregation serving in World War II will be restricted until 2010.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barton Family Papers, 1866-2001, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J138 Joseph and Albina Mikulencak Barton:
Correspondence:
Albina and Joseph Barton postcard correspondence, 1907, 1941, 1949
Frank Barton postcard correspondence, 1911-1922 and undated
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2.325/N136 Correspondence, Joseph Barton:
1914-1954
1936-1945
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2.325/N139 Correspondence and speeches, Albina Barton, 1945-1948
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2.325/N137 Czech letters to Albina Barton, 1946-1971
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2J137 Joseph Barton, schoolwork:
Notes on Czech literature at Vsetin Gymnasium, 1902
World Atlas, 5th Form, Vsetin Gymnasium, 1903
Notes for course on German literature, Elmhurst College, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904
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3S014a Elmhurst College, Class of 1907
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2J137 Gazetteer of Moravian towns and cities, ca. 1913
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2.325/N138 Account book, Joseph Barton, 1914-1945
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2J137 “Lending Book,” (record of books lent), Joseph Barton, 1917-[1926]
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2J138 Joseph Barton, scrapbook, 1929-1946 and undated
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2.325/N138 Autobiographical notes, Joseph Barton, 1938
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2J138 Sou’wester, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, 1940, 1941
Printed material removed from Sou’wester [re: third son, Theodore Barton], 1940-1943 and undated
Notes on Jan Amos Komensky, Czech educator, by Joseph Barton, ca. 1942
Theodore Barton, “In Memoriam” certificates, 1945; Daniel Barton, “In Memoriam” certificate, 1945; Albina M. Barton notes, 1959 and undated
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2.325/N139 Address book, Joseph Barton, 1945
Clippings, 1946
Alice, a novel by Edna Davis, aka Frances Z. Dineen, Albina’s cousin, with correspondence, 1958-1966
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2J138 Prayer book sent as Christmas greeting to Albina and Joseph Barton by son, Joe Barton, and his wife, Elsie, 1972
Albina, 1999
Information photocopied from acidic housings of photographs; photographic housings unable to be photocopied, undated
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2.325/V6 Map of Czechoslovakia, undated
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4Zd578 Josef A. and Elsie Pokorny Barton:
Correspondence:
General, 1938-1952
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2.325/D18d Oversized, 1946-1952 and undated
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2.325/N139 Not immediate family, 1939-1952
Josef A. Barton with LBJ and other politicians, 1960-1970
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3H133 Kamas and Barton Contractors, REA Wiring, 1940-1941 and undated
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2.325/N139 San Bernard Electric Co-op and Texas Power Reserve Electric Co-op publications, 1940-1943 and undated
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3H133 Circular letters to servicemen, address book and article on World War II letters by Elsie Barton, 1943-1945, 1988
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4Zd578 Co-op correspondence, reports and printed material, 1944-1952 and undated
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3H133 Obituary and funeral program for Elsie Pokorny Barton, January 2001
Article, “Its Going to be a Boy,” undated
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2.325/N139 Funeral guest book, Kamas, undated
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4Zd573 Unity of the Brethren:
Rev. Joseph Hegar:
Congregational records, 1912-1927, 1936-1943
Cooks Point, 1915-1918
Dime Box, 1912-1916, 1937-1939
Ft. Worth, 1941-1943
Granger, 1946
Industry, 1937-1938
Mt. Calm, 1910-1913
Ocker, 1921-1927
Rosebud, 1924-1926
Rowena, 1910-1927
Seaton, 1921-1924
Shiner, 1910-1917
Temple, 1937-1946
West, 1910-1913
Ennis and Buckholts, 1909-1925
Rosenberg, Midfield, Danbury, Elmaton, Iowa Colony, 1936-1943
Seymour and Holliday, 1908-1910, 1937-1942
Unidentified, 1921-1922
Baker’s Religious Plays and Pageants, translation [?], undated
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2J137 Notes for course on Church History, Hus School, ca. 1913
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4Zd573 Rev. Joseph Barton, Sr.:
Congregational records, 1922-1946
Austin, [includes founding pastor’s notes], 1930-1946
Buckholts, 1939-1941
Nelsonville, 1935-1940
Shiner, 1940-1944
Smithville, 1922-1925, 1941-1945
Caldwell, Houston, Buckholts, 1936-1939
Jourdanton, Robstown, Skidmore, 1925-1932
San Antonio, Jourdanton, Agua Dulce, Harlingen, Robstown, Skidmore, Placedo, 1933-1939
Robstown, Placedo, Jourdanton, Harlington, 1940-1943
Robstown, Skidmore, Placedo, Harlington [photograph separated to 3Z316], 1944-1946
Funerals, 1932-1941
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4Zd574 Poznamky, Predsedy, EJCMB, 1935-1944
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2.325/N137 Joseph and Albina Barton’s ministry, 1945-1966
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2.325/N139 Sermon notes, 1924-1944
Notes on Czech Evangelical Churches meeting, March 1939
Memorial supplement to the Brethren Journal for Joseph Barton, 1945
Unity of the Brethren correspondence, 1935-1948
Taylor churches and Rev. Barton, clippings from The Taylor Times and Taylor Daily Press, 1941
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4Zd574 Rev. Josef A. Barton:
Congregational records, 1947-1978
Anton, 1948
Austin, 1947-1962
Buckholts, 1960-1963
Corpus Christi, 1972-1973
Dime Box, 1959-1963
El Campo, 1951-1958
Granger, 1947-1948, 1959-1964
Holland, 1948, 1963-1970
Houston [and miscellaneous notes], 1940-1949
Linda Loo Baker baptism certificate, 1945
Industry, 1953-1958
Iowa Colony, 1947-1948
Midfields, 1947-1958
Nelsonville, August 1940-1942
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4Zd575 Nelsonville, 1943-1961
Placedo, 1947
Robstown, 1947-1978
San Antonio, 1959-1962
Shiner, 1947-1948
Taylor, 1947-1959
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4Zd576 Taylor, 1960-1961
Baptisms, 1961-1973
Temple, 1943
Houston, Taylor, Granger, Holland, Lubbock, Iowa Colony, 1949-1952
Midfields, Danbury, Iowa Colony, 1943-1946
Placedo, Shiner, Miscellaneous, 1943-1946
Robstown, Shiner, 1949-1953
Wesley, Industry, Fayetteville, 1953-1956
EJCMB, “Student na Bohoslovi,” 1937-1938
Record of Funerals [journal], 1937-1947
Funerals, 1945-1963
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4Zc166 One dollar bill, U.S. currency, series 1957
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4Zd577 Funerals, 1964-1971
Record of weddings, 1939-1977
General notes, 1949-1958
PJCMB notes, 1959-1961
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2.325/N139 Unity of the Brethren in Texas, 1855-1966, co-written by Mrs. Josef A. Barton, 1970
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3H132 General church records:
Correspondence:
Prudley to Rev. Jos. Barton, September 14, 1920
Rev. Anton Motycka to Rev. Jos. Barton, 1920
Rev. F.G. Kupec to ?, 1913-1920
C. Krizek, Chairman, University of Texas, School of Slavic, to Rev. J. Juren, October 9, 1918
Ond. Janek to Mr. Jan Hegar, February 25, 1920
Frank Hovak, West, TX, to Rev. J. Juren, March 7, 1921
Rev. Frank Hovak to ?, June 10, 1919
Rev. Frank Hovak to Rev. Jos. Barton, 1919
Mary Hegar to Albina Barton, undated
“Husita,” Chernosky and Dobias, Rosenberg, TX, to Rev. F.G. Kupec, 1920
Rev. Jos. Hegar to Rev. Jos. Barton, 1921
Jan Hegar, Abbott, TX, to Jos.e?, 1920
Jos. Foit to Rev. Jos. Barton, 1919
Jan A. Chlumsky to Rev. Jos. Barton, February 14, 1919
Rev. Blaha to ?, 1921
Jos. Barton to Rev. J. Juren and ?, 1912-1920
Rev. C. Wolff to Rev. Chlumsky, April 30, 1917
J.A. Schmiemeier to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1904-1905
Hyneb Rippel to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1915
Rev. J. Pisterto to Rev. A. Chlumsky, January 24, 1906
Rev. F.G. Kupec to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1912-1918
Rev. Kun to Rev. A. Chlumsky, [English transcription, not original], November 6, 1893
Jos. Hegar to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1904-1915
Jan Hegar, John West to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1904
Rev. Pavel Dyck to Rev. A. Chlumsky, February 14, 1906
O.B. Colquitt, candidate for second term as governor, to Rev. A. Chlumsky, May 4, 1912
Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1903 church figures [list], also letters from Ellinger (John Chupik), Granger (Frank Husar) and Fayetteville (Jan Jecmenek) with figures, 1903-1904
Rev. Clyde Armitage to Rev. Adolf Chlumsky, October 11, 1918
Rev. A. Chlumsky to Jos. Barton and Jos. Hegar, Jos. Hegar, Rev. H. Juren and ?, 1909
State charter for newly merged Evangelical Unity of the Boh[emian]-Mor[avian] Br[ethren] of N[orth] A[merica], January 22, 1920
West Evang. UBMB Church, to Dp. J. Juren, undated
Jos. Barton to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1904-1911
Rev. A. Motyska to Jan Hegar, 1920
Boh. Kubricht to ?, 1907
Anton Janyska to Rev. Joe Barton, May 25, 1919
Jos. Barton to ?, June 22, 1916
Rev. Jos. Barton to Rev. J. Juren, 1916-1918
W. Becker to Rev. J.R. Schiller, May 7, 1913
Rev. Joseph Paul Bartak to Rev. J. Juren, March 9, 1919
Rev. C. Wolff to Rev. A. Chlumsky, July 1, 1915
West Br. Church members to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1913
Lud. Vandrich to Rev. A. Chlumsky, October 5, 1913
Cesko-Slovandky Svet to Chlumsky, March 27, 1906
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3H133 Adolf Chlumsky to various people, February 4, 1911
Rev. Wm. Asmuss to Rev. Chlumsky, Jaunary 27, 1909
Prof. W. Becker to Rev. A. Chlumsky, February 1911
Rev. P.V. Dyck to Rev. A. Chlumsky, February 4, 1915
Dime Box to Rev. A. Chlumsky, January 5, 1915
Rev. Joseph Barton (Sr.) to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1906-1918
Rev. Josef Hegar to Rev. Adolf Chlumsky, 1916-1916
John Hegar to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1913
Vinc Hejl to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1914-1915
Jac. Irion to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1909
Andrew Janek to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1913
Karel, J.L. (?) to Rev. A. Chlumsky, 1914
Frank Rundus to Adolf Chlumsky, 1903
Jos. Hegar to Rev. Jos. Barton, January 26, 1919
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2J137 Pocket Missal of the German Evangelical Synod of North America, 1885
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3H132 A. Chlumsky, European documents, 1866-1888 and undated
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2J137 Yearbook of Czech Evangelical Churches in North America, 1900 (two copies)
Printed material removed from Czech Evangelical Churches in North America, 1900
Bratrske Listy, La Grange, Texas, 1902, 1909
Unity of Brethren, undated
Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1910, 1955
Zrizeni Ev. Jednoty Cesko-Moravskych Bratri v Sev. Americe, undated
Fellowships for study in Czechoslovakia under the American Czechoslovak Student Exchange, 1935
Greetings to all the Spiritual Descendants of the Czech Reformer, John Hus, undated
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4Zd578 Founding documents and administrative records, 1901-1945 and undated
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2.325/D18d Signed documents, by congregation [in Czech], 1937
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4ZD577 Printed material, 1907-1917, 1935-1999
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2.325/N139 Unity of the Czech-Moravian Brethren, minutes of the Sunday school union, 1909-1916
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3H132 Miscellaneous official documents, 1909 and undated
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2.116/OD1177 Architectural drawings, undated
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3H132 Miscellaneous documents, 1917 and undated
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4Zd578 Officially signed copies of the constitution of the denomination after the merger in 1921, 1919-1921
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2J137 Yearbook of the Mutual Aid Society of the Czech Moravian Brethren, 1932 (two copies)
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2.325/N137 Bratrske Listy (Brethren Journal) ledgers:
Subscription ledgers:
Ledger and subscriptions to soldiers, 1938-1941
“Old” ledger, 1942-1946
1945-1947
1946-1947
1947-1948
Ledger and ads, 1948-1950
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2.325/N138 Daily ledger, expenditures and subscriptions by county, 1936-1941
Expense ledger, 1941-1948
Subscription sales and cancelled subscriptions, 1936-1947
Subscription collections [?], 1936-1949
Address changes, 1936-1948
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4Zd578 Draft of Pamatnik (memorial book) on Czech Protestant churches, unpublished, 1940
Clippings, 1949, 1970-1972
Ordination programs and other printed material, 1951-2000 and undated
Mutual Aid Society, 1958, 1989-1994 and undated
Special convention, 1964
Archives of the Texas Unity of the Brethren deposited at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, inventories, correspondence and reports, 1971-1989
Granger narrative and other anniversary programs, 1992-1997
Printed material, undated
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3W21a Photographs:
Joseph and Albina Mikulencak Barton
Hodslavice, Czechoslovakia, scenes, undated; Joseph Barton [and school group?]. Hodslavice, Czechoslovakia, ca. 1893
Photographs and postcards belonging to Albina M. and Joseph Barton, 1907-1915, 1938-1952, and undated
Photographs and postcards belonging to Frank Barton, 1911-1922 and undated
Theodore Barton, ca. 1943, removed from between pages of Sou’wester, 1941
Persons, undated
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3Z316 Josef A. and Elsie Pokorny Barton
Correspondence, not immediate family, 1939-1952
Black and white photographs, undated
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3W21b Unity of the Brethren:
Moravian Brethren Churches:
Granger, Texas, 1903, 1915, 1924, 1937-1946, and undated
Holland, Texas, 1911-1935 and undated
Nelsonville, Texas, undated
Sebesta (Snook), Texas, undated
Temple, Texas, 1931
Unidentified group, undated
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3W21a Taylor, Texas, 1910-1936, and undated
Confirmation Classes:
1924-1925, 1936, 1940, and undated
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3So14a 1922 and undated
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3W21b Moravian Brethren Church, conventions in Texas:
West, Granger, New Tabor, Ocker, Shiner, Seaton, and Taylor, Texas, and unidentified location, 1910-1933 and undated
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3So14a New Tabor (near Caldwell), Texas, 1919
Sunday School Convention, New Tabor (near Caldwell), Texas, 1919
20th Convention of Unity, Caldwell, Texas, 1923
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3W21b Hus School, 1913, 1929-1939, [1948?], and undated
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3Z316 Rev. Joseph Barton Sr., congregational records, Robstown, Skidmore, Placedo, Harlington, 1944-1946
Black and white photograph, Raymond W. Holubec [?], undated
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3F513 RESTRICTED:
Josef A. and Elsie Pokorny Barton:
World War II Correspondence:
1941-1943
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3F512 1944-1945 and undated
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3F511 1940-1945 and undated
Servicemen’s Bulletin, Granger newsletter, 1943-1945
Servicemen’s News, Ocker newsletter, 1944-1945
Special letters separated by Elsie for article, 1942-1945 and undated

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