Frederick Hawthorne Minor and Katherine Louise Minor Papers, 1859-1976 | Manuscripts

By Marissa Posada

Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Hawthorne Minor and Katherine Louise Minor Papers, 1859-1976Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1910 - 1976
ID: 01/HM.7
Primary Creator: Fred Hawthorne Minor (1888 - 1976)
Extent: 53.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection was already processed and is keeping the same arrangement. Arrangement is by material type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1976

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Abstract

Papers of Frederick Hawthorne Minor and Katherine Louise Minor and family concerning his personal, business, and political life. Including audit reports; bank statements; bonds; booklets; books; brochures; bulletins; cards-personal and business; certificates; checks; and clubs. Also included are correspondence (personal and family, business), printed material, publications, and photographs relating to Fred Minor's polictical career as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1927 - 1933) and as Speaker of the Texas House (1931 - 1933). Also included are legal documents concerning his Denton, Texas law practice (1917 - 1926), (1948 - 1951) and his correspondence and reports as a member  and chairman of the Texas Liquor Control Board (1943 - 1949). There is material from the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Denton City Commissioner, Denton County Democratic Executive Committee,  and the Denton School Board. There are also deposit slips, a directory, floor plans, handbills, handbooks, insurance policies, journals, ledgers, lists of addresses, birthdays, guests, and jurors. There are manuals, maps, memorabilia, news clippings, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, plaques, poems, programs, promotional material, property records, receipts, regulations, school material, scripts songs, speeches and speech resources. There is also tax records, Texas Gubernatorial campaign and impeachment material, Texas Liquor Control Board material, Texas Speaker of the House material and travel material.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Materials related to Frederick H. Minor and his wife, Katherine Louise Minor.  Materials related to Frederick H. Minor include: correspondence, photographs, law school material, memorabilia, Denton Kiwanis Club, Denton County Democratic Executive Committee material, Denton City Commissioner material, political papers, Texas Liquor Control Board material, speeches and resource material, law firm material, publications.

Materials related to Katherine Louise Minor include programs and playbills, travel related materials, bulletins and records of the Denton Ariel Club and the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, personal correspondence and clippings.

Also includes materials related to the family of Katherine Louise (Johnson) Minor, including financial material and clippings about her father, J. H. Johnson.

Biographical Note

Fred Minor was born on December 11, 1888 to John Rufus and Elizabeth Matilda (Boyd) Minor.  He attended Denton County schools, Lewisville grade and high schools, and North Texas State Normal College (now known as the University of North Texas).  He earned a teacher's certificate.  He taught elementary school for four years before entering the University of Texas law school.  He received his LL.B in 1916, graduating first in his class. Minor would practice law in Denton, Texas from 1917 until his death. He married Katharine Johnson in 1920 and they had one child.  He served as Denton County Democratic chairman from 1918 to 1924.  He was elected to the Texas legislature in 1926 and would serve until 1933. He served out W. S. Barron's term as speaker of the House and was elected to that position in 1931. He also served on the Liquor Control Board from 1943 - 1948. He was the chair of that board during his last year of service.  He also a member of the Texas Civil Judicial Council, the Denton City Council (for eight years), and  the Denton Board of Education (for sixteen years). He was named a distinguished alumnus by UNT and was awarded the Otis Fowler Award, the highest honor given by the Denton Chamber of Commerce. Fred Minor died on April 24, 1976.

[Information for this entry comes from the Handbook of Texas Online, "Fred Hawthorne Minor" by Dr. Robert La Forte]

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: Selected items in this collection are restricted.  Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Katherine Louise Minor Wetterau
Acquisition Method: Gift

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Box 127Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 7048
Item 1: Best Jokes About Married Life, 1927Add to your cart.
Edited by Clarice Cunningham.  Little Blue Book No. 820 Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius
Item 2: The Best Scotch Jokes, 1927Add to your cart.
Edited by George Milburn. Little Blue Book No. 1184 Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius.
Item 3: A Book of the Best Ford Jokes, 1927Add to your cart.
Edited by George Milburn. Little Blue Book No. 1214 Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius
Item 4: The Best Jokes About Drunks, 1927Add to your cart.
Edited by George Milburn. Little Blue Book No. 1228 Edited by e. Haldeman-Julius
Item 5: Speech Stuff: Second War Fund Drive, May 20-27, 1918Add to your cart.
American Red Cross, Washington D.C.
Item 6: Tact, 1943Add to your cart.
Compliments of E.J. Engel, President Santa Fe System Lines
Item 7: Spice and Pep Especially Appreciated by After Dinner Speakers., undatedAdd to your cart.
Complied by Public Speakers Supply  Ridgway, Penn'a
Item 8: New Jokes by Old Jokers, 1901Add to your cart.
Crop No. 2  I.& M. Ottenheimer
Item 9: 90 best stories from Life in these United States, 1966Add to your cart.
Reader's Digest
Item 10: Collection of Humorous Anecdotes & Stories, 1944Add to your cart.
The Revised Edition By Bennett Cerf and illustrated by Carl Rose
Item 11: Men about Town Minstrels, 1938Add to your cart.
By Arthur Leroy Kaser
Item 12: Texas & Pacific Railway Topics, January, 1946Add to your cart.
Published by Public Relations Department of Texas and Pacific Railway Co.
Item 13: Pamphlet for Esar's Joke Dictionary, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 14: After Dinner Stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
By Thomas & Fagg Lewisville, Texas
Item 15: Death - 317, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 16: Poems (Requested) - 319, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 17: Decoration Day - 306, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 18: Baccalaureate - 301, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 19: Commencement - 304, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 20: Mother - 310, undatedAdd to your cart.
The Speakers Library (Brightwood) Washington D.C.
Item 21: Clever Speeches, 1917Add to your cart.
Compiled by Felix Fantus
Item 22: Hints and Suggestions on How to Make Connections with a Lecture Bureau, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgeway, PA.
Item 23: The Theories of Evolution and the Facts of Human Antiquity, 1929Add to your cart.
By Harry Rimmer President Research Science Bureau, Incorporated
Item 24: Independence Hall Shrine of Free Government, 1940Add to your cart.
By Raymond Pitcairn
Item 25: World's Best Orations, 1923Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: The Value of Friendship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 27: The Tragedy of Short Cuts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway PA.
Item 28: "These Three", undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 29: Backbone or Wishbone - Which?, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 30: A Warless World, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 31: That Boy (What Is He Worth?), undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 32: Things that Count, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 33: The Essentials of Progress, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 34: The Message of the Evergreen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 35: Lives that Live - Why?, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 36: Our Illustrious Democracy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 37: America, The Queen of Nations, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 38: The Fundamentals of National Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 39: How to be Happy - Though Married, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 40: Business and Religion, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 41: The Other Fellow, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 42: The Man on the Fence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 43: Seven Laws of Achievement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 44: Rining the Joy Bells of Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Public Speakers Supply Ridgway, PA.
Item 45: Are You an American?, 1951Add to your cart.
Edited with an introduction by Frederick C. Packard, Jr.
Item 46: Early American Orations 1760-1824, 1902Add to your cart.
Edited with an introduction and notes by Louie R. Heller
Item 47: Joke Book, 1943Add to your cart.
Joe Miller
Item 48: Old Sayings, 1964Add to your cart.
Compiled by Walter E. Long

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