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 140a: Oversized 140-205Add to your cart.
Containing oversized items from boxes 140 through 205.
Barcode: 7014
Item 1: Product Promotions, Alphabetical by Product E-R, 1959Add to your cart.
Advertisement for Eterna Granite Grave Stones.
Item 2: Papers of C. Harpool Estate, January 22, 1861Add to your cart.
Land Deed to George Syms signed by Texas Governor Sam Houston
Item 3: H. Yancey Story - Tax Receipts, August 08, 1922Add to your cart.
Certificate of Redemption for Taxes paid from the State of Texas.
Item 4: H. Yancey Story: Insurance Policies, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Standard Tornado Policy, Hom Insurance Company.
Item 5: H. Yancey Story: Insurance Policies, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Tornado Policy, Commercial Union Assurance Company
Item 6: H. Yancey Story: Insurance Policies, May 1923 - May 1924Add to your cart.
Tornado Policy, Commercial Union Assurance Company
Item 7: H. Yancey Story - Insurance Policies, May 01, 1924Add to your cart.
Tornado Form for Dwelling House, Furniture and Barn from the Fireman's Fun Insurance Company, San Francisco, California. No. 7383, for the amount of $1,000.
Item 8: H. Yancey Story - Insurance Policies, December 01, 1924Add to your cart.
Dwelling House and Furniture Form from the Aetna Insurance Company Hartford, Conn. No 370, for the amount of $750.
Item 9: J.H. Johnson, Father of Mrs. Fred Minor-Teaching Contracts and Certificates, October 25, 1860Add to your cart.
Justice of the Peace Certificate to J. H. Johnson. Signed by Arkansas Governor Elias Conway.
Item 10: J.H. Johnson, Father of Mrs. Fred Minor-Teaching Contracts and Certificates, August 10, 1861Add to your cart.
County Surveyor Certificate to J.H. Johnson. Signed by Arkansas Governor H. M. Rector.
Item 11: J.H. Johnson, Father of Mrs. Fred Minor- Memorabilia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Advertisement Circular for Dr. J.L. Etherton's Remedt "The King of Pain"
Item 12: European Travel - Handwritten Memos and Currency Conversion Tables, 1960Add to your cart.
Map of Paris, France with Currency Conversion Table on back.
Item 13: News Clippings, Ann Sheridan, 1939Add to your cart.
Page from a Chicago Paper with advertisement for Ann Sheridan Movie " They Made Me a Criminal"
Item 14: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Advertisement for Hotel Lennox in Downtown St. Louis.
Item 15: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Advertisement for TWA Airlines.
Item 16: Travel Information, June 1956Add to your cart.
Brochure for Braniff International Airlines.
Item 17: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure about the subway system of New York City.
Item 18: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Guide to the Ida Cason Callway Gardens, Chipley, GA.
Item 19: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Charleston, South Carolina.
Item 20: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Charleston's Historic Houses.
Item 21: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Your guide to Disneyland.
Item 22: Travel Information, 1958Add to your cart.
Brochure for the Ocean Highway between New York and Florida.
Item 23: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Mexico, Put out by the Tourist Department.
Item 24: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Middleton Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina.
Item 25: Map, undatedAdd to your cart.
Davison's Sceneic Map of Atlanta.
Item 26: Travel Information, October 10, 1950Add to your cart.
Reprint of a column from the Atlanta Constitution.
Item 27: Travel Information, January 18, 1949Add to your cart.
Reprint of a coumn from the Atlanta constitution.
Item 28: Travel InformationAdd to your cart.
Brochure about Magnolia Gardens on S.C. 61. 12 miles from Charleston, South Carolina.
Item 29: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure about the Daylight Tri between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Item 30: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for the King and Prince Hotel, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Item 31: Travel Information, 1958Add to your cart.
Brochure for the Ocean Highway, New York to Florida.
Item 32: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Brunswick and the Golden Isles
Item 33: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Hoover Dam, Put out by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (2 copies)
Item 34: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Lambert Gardens, Portland, Oregon.
Item 35: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for the Fabulous Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Item 36: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Historic Charleston, South Carolina.
Item 37: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for the Fifty Interesting Places in Mobile, Alabama.
Item 38: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for the Leading Hotels in Switzerland.
Item 39: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Bonn, Germany.
Item 40: Travel Information, 1956Add to your cart.
Brochure for American Express Travel Service.
Item 41: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Brownell Viking Tours to Europe.
Item 42: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for TWA International Air Routes (USA, Europe, Africa, Asia)
Item 43: Map, undatedAdd to your cart.
Itinerary Map of Western Europe for 1955 Spring party, put out by W. Arthur Strain Travel Service.
Item 44: Map, undatedAdd to your cart.
Map of the City of Salzburg, Austria.
Item 45: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for City of Nancy, Lorraine, France.
Item 46: Map, undatedAdd to your cart.
Map of downtown Paris, France.
Item 47: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure for Unesco Headquarters, in Paris, France.
Item 48: Travel Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochure of Fontainebleau, France.

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