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Brewer Family Papers, 1524-2008 | Manuscripts

Collection Overview

Title: Brewer Family Papers, 1524-2008Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1884-1999
ID: 01/AR0804
Primary Creator: Brewer, Melvin E. (1922-2014)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The Brewer Family papers are arranged according to object type. The subject files are arranged alphabetically. The family group records, reports, and journals are arranged by object type and alphabetized by title. The clippings are arranged chronologically.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Family history (Genealogy), Genealogical research, Genealogy--Research
Languages: English

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Genealogy research materials (papers, clippings) collected by Dallas native Melvin E. Brewer.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Brewer Family papers is a compilation of genealogical research for the Brewer, Morrow, and Waggoner families as well as these families’ respective relatives. This compilation of genealogical materials includes subject files of individual family members, family group records which detail the intricacies of familial pedigree charts and individual summaries, reports of family or individual specific genealogical research, family journals, and transcriptions of love-letters as well as of remembrances.

Collection Historical Note

Melvin E. "Mel" Brewer, the son of Ernest M. Brewer and Effie Mae Waggoner Brewer, was born on May 20, 1922 in Dallas, Texas. Brewer was a member and past director of the Dallas Genealogical Society and the Denton County Genealogical Society. He published three genealogy books about his and his wife's families. He passed away April 6, 2014.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 2014-33
Access Restrictions: This collection is currently being processed. Portions of this collection may be unavailable during this time.
Use Restrictions: This collection is not restricted, although some sensitive information may remain. Due to the nature of our collections, it is not always possible to anticipate the location of such private information, and the researcher is held responsible for the inappropriate or unlawful use of any such information they encounter during their research.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Maribeth Brewer Koch
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Letters between John C. Brewer and Emma Davis, Melvin E. Brewer's grandparents, are available in the Portal to Texas History (from the collection of Melvin E. Brewer) For more information please see
Preferred Citation: Brewer Family Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 3: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
This series contains clippings (and family group records included with the clippings) from the Brewer Family Papers.
barcode: 600793
Box 4: Clippings (and documents housed with clippings), n.d. - 1999Add to your cart.
This box contains clippings and two folders of family records and correspondence housed with the clippings.
Folder 1: Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
The correspondence includes handwritten letters which are undated and as well as emails.
Folder 2: Family Records, 1908-1951Add to your cart.
The family records include: poems, a tribute to Royce G. Gunnin, addresses of family members, a 1908 certificate of matrimony for T.J. Morrow and Flossie E. Willingham, a Christmas dinner menu from 1938, church pamphlets, a story told to the Dallas Morning News in 1928 and re-told on January 8, 1951, the Morrow family birthday list.
Item 1: Notes by E.R. Harer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Notes by E.R. Harer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Mrs. E.R. Harer’s obituary, The Gastonia Gazette, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Waggoner's Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item is an envelope titled Waggoner clippings which includes an ‘In remeberance’ card for Nancy L. Waggoner as well as clippinngs about W.J. Waggoner, Nacny L. Waggoner, William C. Waggoner, Sterling A. Burton, and Daniel N. Waggoner
Item 5: 'Vows Exchanged', n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 6: ‘Future Bride’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 7: ‘Brewer', n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 8: ‘Morrow', n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 9: ‘Brewer’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 10: 'DP&L Vote Ordered', n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 11: ‘Harlason 50th Wedding Annivesary', n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 12: ‘Boys Take Highest Honors at Tech High’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 13: ‘Guy E. Willingham’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 14: ‘Teenagers Attend Party which Honored Kathleen Duniho’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 15: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brewer’, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 16: ‘Former Irving Boy Enjoys Paper’, 1933Add to your cart.
Item 17: ‘Report on War’, 1945-08-30Add to your cart.
Item 18: ‘Stargazers Waiting for Venus Black-out’, The Times Herald, 1951-07-15Add to your cart.
Item 19: ‘Astronomer Constructs His Own Telescope’, 1951Add to your cart.
Item 20: 'E.M. Brewer’, 1953-11-06Add to your cart.
Item 21: ‘Their Reward Among the Stars’, Dallas Times Herald , 1960-07-27Add to your cart.
Item 22: ‘Big Eye Turning on Stars’, Dallas Morning News, 1960-07-27Add to your cart.
Item 23: Untitled clipping, 1962-06-12Add to your cart.
Item 24: ‘Stargazing’,  The Times Herald , 1964-12-09Add to your cart.
Item 25: ‘Yerkes’ New Telescope to be 40 inch Reflector’, 1965-07-03Add to your cart.
Item 26: Untitled clipping, The Dallas Times Herald Magazine, 1965-05-23Add to your cart.
Item 27: ‘Bell Lady of Canton’, 1974-06-16Add to your cart.
Item 28: ‘Rites set Saturday for Brewer’, 1974-07-19Add to your cart.
Item 29: ‘Shoppers consult the Angel Tree to find a gift idea for the needy’, 1986-12-10Add to your cart.
Item 30: ‘Eagle Scouts’, The Dallas Morning News, 1987-05-21Add to your cart.
Item 31: Untitled clipping, 1996-09-27Add to your cart.
Item 32: ‘Bobby Bland: Founder of animal feed preservative company in Buford’, 1996-11-16Add to your cart.
Item 33: ‘Spotlight on Gerry Gunnin, PhD’, Physician Connection, 1999-06Add to your cart.

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