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

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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 142Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 7033
Item 1: University of Texas, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Handbook
Item 2: Texas Y.M.C.A., 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Student handbook for the University of Texas
Item 3: Atheltic Record of the University of Texas, 1916Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Nutrition and Hygiene of the Nursery School Child, 1928Add to your cart.
By Corine Winters, Ph.D.
Item 5: Bulletin of the North Texas State Normal College, January 25, 1909Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Bulletin of the North Texas State Normal College, January, 1911Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: The Journal Vol. X., January, 1911Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Bulletin of the University of Texas, October 22, 1912Add to your cart.
Pamphlet of Information for Students
Item 9: Bulletin of the University of Texas, September 22, 1913Add to your cart.
Honor list of the College of Arts and the Department of Engineering Together with Tables of Grades for the Main University, Session of 1912-1913.
Item 10: University of Texas Department of Law, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Schedule of Work and Additional Regulations
Item 11: Bulletin of the University of Texas, August 25, 1914Add to your cart.
Agriculture, Marketing, and Rural Credit.
Item 12: Bulletin of the University of Texas, June 05, 1916Add to your cart.
Announcement of Courses in the Department of Law for the Long Session of 1916-1917.
Item 13: The University of Texas Exercises of Commencement Sunday, June 11, 1916Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: Bulletin of the University of Texas, June 25, 1916Add to your cart.
Honor List of the College of Arts and the Department of Engineering Together with Table of Grades for the Main University, Session of 1915-1916.
Item 15: Bulletin of the University of Texas, September 10, 1916Add to your cart.
Final Announcement of courses in the College of Arts, Graduate Department, Education Department, Engineering Department, and the Law Department with a List of Officers for the Long Session of 1916-1917.
Item 16: Bulletin of the University of Texas, December 10, 1914Add to your cart.
Directory of the Univerity of Texas for the Long Session of 1914-1915
Item 17: Bulletin of the University of Texas, March 05, 1915Add to your cart.
A Manual of Style for University Publications
Item 18: Bulletin of the University of Texas, May 20, 1915Add to your cart.
Constitution and Rules of the University Interscholastic League
Item 19: Bulletin of the University of Texas, July 25, 1915Add to your cart.
Announcement of Courses in the Department of Law for the Long Session of  1915-1916.
Item 20: Bulletin of the University of Texas, November 01, 1915Add to your cart.
Directory of the University of Texas for the Long Session of 1915-1916.
Item 21: Bulletin of the University of Texas, May 25, 1915Add to your cart.
A Constitutional Tax for the Support of Higher Educational Institutions in Texas.
Item 22: Diseases and Their Treatment, undatedAdd to your cart.
A few pages from the book.
Item 23: The University of Missouri Bulletin, June, 1916Add to your cart.
Law Series 12 - Tort Liability for Negligence in Missouri.
Item 24: The University of Chicago, April, 1914Add to your cart.
Announcements - Law School
Item 25: The American Law School Review, February, 1914 - March, 1914Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 26: The American Law School Review, May, 1915 - June, 1915Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 27: The American Law School Review, November, 1915Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 28: The American Law School Review, May, 1916 - June, 1916Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 29: The American Law School Review, November, 1916Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 30: The American Law School Review, February, 1917 - March, 1917Add to your cart.
An Intercollegiate Law Journal
Item 31: The Alcalde, January, 1917Add to your cart.
By the Ex-Students' Association of the University of Texas.
Item 32: Business Cards for Various People, undatedAdd to your cart.
There are 262 business cards.
Item 33: Other Cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
There are 110 cards.

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