Denton Family Collection, 1920-1991 | University Archives

By Marissa Posada, Daniel Lucio, Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: Denton Family Collection, 1920-1991Add to your cart.
ID: 01/HM. 61
Extent: 14.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged around individuals and subjects with each box representing either an individual family member/researcher or the type of content contained within.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1994
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains personal genealogical research concerning the Denton family. This research is primarily in the form of personal letters, photos, family trees, official and unofficial documents, and other sources as well.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Denton family has throughout the years compiled various sources ranging from photos to documents in order to preserve adequate genealogical knowledge. This is a collection of all the sources utilized for the genealogical research as well as a record of the pursuit of the genealogical research itself. In particular, this collection contains information regarding how the Denton family came to establish itself in the U.S. such as governmental and informal records, photos, letters, and family trees.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: Selected items in this collection are restricted. Please contact the UNT Special Collections for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.  Boxes 1 - 11 and Box 14 are housed in the Research Collections Library.
Acquisition Source: UNT
Acquisition Method: This collection was a donation to the UNT Archives from the Denton family itself.
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed the accretion of [Box 14] to this collection on August 11, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 14: Denton Family – Unknown AccretionAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642187
Note: Folders 1-9 in this Box were originally found within a box with a label that stated, “HM Denton Family Collection Boxes 1999-2005” while Folders 10-18 were originally found within a box with a label that stated, “Denton Family Dups”.  While the arrangement of these folders have been kept in their original order, their titles have been changed to better reflect their contents.
Folder 1: Correspondence and Denton Family Genealogy Notes, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Dwight Wilson Denton Unmarked Folder (letters from Bertie)”.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1963 and 1966Add to your cart.
Contains two letters, one is from Richard “Dick” Stracke, dated February 14, 1963, while the other letter is from M. Sisson (Tex), dated December 20, 1966.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 10”.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1955 – 1960Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence from Mrs. Hite.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 14”.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Denton Family Genealogy Notes, September 9, 1966Add to your cart.
Contains paper with family genealogy notes.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 17”.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1957 – 1958Add to your cart.
Contains two letters, one is from Grace, dated February 4, 1957, while the other one is from Stella, dated January 26, 1958.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 1”.
Folder 6: Correspondence, October 12, 1952Add to your cart.
Contains one letter from Grace Denton.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 2”.
Folder 7: Correspondence, May 5, 1955Add to your cart.
Contains one letter from Georgia.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 11”.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1957 and 1961Add to your cart.
Contains two letters from Georgia addressed to Dwight and Louise.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 12”.
Folder 9: Correspondence, August 17, 1954Add to your cart.
 
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 14”.
Folder 10: A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Van M. Denton, April 21, 1965Add to your cart.
 
Extent: 3
Folder 11: A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Claude Denton, August 27, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: In Memory of Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver, February 8, 1959Add to your cart.
 
Extent: 2
Folder 13: Denton Family Genealogy Notes, August 30, 1941Add to your cart.
Contains Denton Family history notes on the Rev. Richard Denton line as well as the Rev. Douglas Austin Denton line from Margery Adams to her brother Jimmie.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Copy from Box 1”.
Folder 14: Dwight Wilson Denton, John Savage Denton Notes by D.W. & L.G DentonAdd to your cart.
Contains an empty envelope, an Elkins Inter-Mountain Newspaper dated May 21, 1966, one notebook referenced as first part of the Whitley Womach booklet “Some descendants of Rev. Richard Denton”, and another notebook referenced as being part two of the Whitley’s Book.
Note: The title for this folder also originally contained, “(copied at Franklin Tennessee on October 2, 3, 1961)”.
Folder 15: Dwight Wilson Denton, Rev. Benjamin DentonAdd to your cart.
Contains newspaper clippings, notes, scanned documents, and a “History of Pine Grove, United Brethren Church” booklet.
Note: The title for this folder also originally contained, “( (copy from Prof. Allan R. Taylor)”.
Folder 16: Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver Newspaper Clipping ObituaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Genealogy Notes from the Thomas & Margaret (Denton) Hutchens Bible, 1825 – 1878Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Scanned Marriage Record Notes, 1840 – 1948Add to your cart.
 

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