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

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 144Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 7031
Folder 1: H. Yancey Story, April, 1921 - May, 1923Add to your cart.
Insurance policies
Folder 2: H. Yancey Story, July, 1923 - November, 1924Add to your cart.
Insurance policies
Folder 3: H. Yancey Story, undated, 1924Add to your cart.
Notices of land for sale and Bank book.
Folder 4: H. Yancey Story, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten memos and news articles.
Folder 5: H. Yancey Story, undatedAdd to your cart.
Business cards and memorabilia
Folder 6: Mrs. M. J. Story, June 10, 1923, July 24, 1923, 1917Add to your cart.
A letter, post card, bank book and 2 checks.
Folder 7: Contract, 1954Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1922-1959Add to your cart.
Personal and business correspondence.
Folder 9: Mrs. Fred H. Minor, 1918Add to your cart.
Application for Exam and Phillipine Civil Service.
Folder 11: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Prose and poetry of W. H. Bruce the former president of North Texas State Teachers College.
Folder 12: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1957Add to your cart.
Passport, tags from products bought overseas, foreign currency exchange tables, and blank forms.
Folder 13: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1950Add to your cart.
Iteneraries for European travel.
Folder 14: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1920-1960Add to your cart.
News Articles
Folder 15: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Receipts
Folder 16: Mrs. Fred Minor, 1957Add to your cart.
Insurance policy.
Folder 17: Mrs. Fred Minor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Speeches for Home furnishings and an address to Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Folder 18: J. H. Johnson, Father of Mrs. Fred Minor, 1865, 1872, 1912Add to your cart.
Demits from Masonic lodges and Contract for Railroad Bulletin.
Folder 19: J. H. Johnson, Father of Mrs. Fred Minor, 1860-1883Add to your cart.
Teaching contracts and certificates.

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