01/BA.7 Guide to the Burt C. Blanton Papers Blanton, Burt C. Finding Aid Authors: Jaime Janda.

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Guide to the Burt C. Blanton Papers 1915/1986 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Burt C. Blanton Papers 1915-1986 1940-1980 01/BA.7 Blanton, Burt C., 1897-1986 13.00 English Manuscripts Papers related to Burt C. Blanton's career as a private business consultant and Regional Business Consultant for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Administrative History:

Burt Blanton's was a business consultant and also the editor of The Clearance Card, the newsletter of the Southwest Railroad Historical Society, as well as an advocate of rail passenger service.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Personal Name: Blanton, Burt C., 1897-1986 Topical Term: Agriculture--Texas Railroads — Mexico — History Railroads — United States — History
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

78-006, 82-012, 85-007

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Burt C. Blanton Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items in this collection are arranged by type of material then alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, literary productions, and photographs relating to Burt Blanton's career as a private business consultant and Regional Business Consultant for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The collection also includes five unpublished manuscripts authored by Blanton concerning railway travel in the United States and Mexico in the twentieth century.

Detailed List of Contents id86888 Papers id47027 1 60333 id50722 1 1 Biographical Material id50723 1 2 Letters id50724 1 3 Notes id50725 1 4 Speech 1979 id50726 1 5 Blanton’s Survey of Current Business id50727 1 6 Report: Utility Service for Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas 1927 id50728 1 7 Report: Texas Power and Light 1928 id50729 1 8 Report: Brownwood Chamber of Commerce 1940 id50730 1 9 Report: Safeway 1940 id50731 1 10 Report: A-B-C Company 1942 id50732 1 11 Report: Southwestern Business; Under War Economy 1943 id50733 1 12 Report: Prescott, Arizona 1954 id50734 1 13 Report: W.L. Bates & Company 1963 id50735 1 14 Report: Jacksonville, Marlin, Mexia 1963 id50736 1 15 Report: Amtrak Routes 1975 id50737 1 16 Report: Amtrak Routes 1978 id50740 1 17 Southwest Railroad Historical Society News: Letter March 1978 - May 1978 id50738 1 18 Southwest Railroad Historical Society News: Letter June 1978 - August 1978 id50739 1 19 Southwest Railroad Historical Society News: Letter October 1978 - December 1978 id50741 1 20 Atomic Data id47028 2 60334 id50742 2 1 Census Data id50743 2 2 City Data id50744 2 3 Farm Data id50745 2 4 Farm Data: Survey of Industrial Utilization Potentials of Sorghum Grains id50746 2 5 Farm Data: A Description of the Agriculture and Type of Farming Areas in Texas id50747 2 6 Industrial Data id50748 2 7 Industrial Data id50749 2 8 Industrial Data id50750 2 9 Mineral Data id50751 2 10 Mineral Data id50752 2 11 Motor Vehicle Data: Oklahoma id50753 2 12 Motor Vehicle Data: Oklahoma id50754 2 13 Petroleum Data id50755 2 14 Scholastic Data id50756 2 15 Sulphur Data id50757 2 16 Tax Data: New Mexico id50758 2 17 Tax Data: New Mexico id50759 2 18 Letters 1985 id50760 2 19 Personal Letters and Correspondence 1985-1986 id50761 2 20 Birthday Cards id50762 2 21 Newsletters and Newspaper Clippings 1972; 1985 id47029 3 60335 id50763 3 1 Texas Bank Directory 1936 id50764 3 2 Texas Bank Directory 1937 id50765 3 3 Texas Bank Directory 1938 id50766 3 4 Texas Bank Directory 1939 id50767 3 5 Texas Bank Directory 1940 id50768 3 6 Texas Bank Directory 1941 id50769 3 7 Texas Bank Directory 1942 id50770 3 8 Texas Bank Directory 1943 id50771 3 9 Texas Bank Directory 1944 id50772 3 10 Texas Bank Directory 1945 id50773 3 11 Texas Bank Directory 1946 id50774 3 12 Texas Bank Directory 1947 id50775 3 13 Texas Bank Directory 1948 id50776 3 14 Texas Bank Directory 1949 id50777 3 15 Texas Bank Directory 1950 id50778 3 16 Texas Bank Directory 1951 id50779 3 17 Texas Bank Directory 1952 id50780 3 18 Texas Bank Directory 1953 id50781 3 19 Commercial Traveler’s Guide to Latin America: Part I - West Coast of South America id50782 3 20 Commercial Traveler’s Guide to Latin America: Part II - East Coast of South America id50783 3 21 Commercial Traveler’s Guide to Latin America: Part III - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Countries id50784 3 22 Southwestern Bank Directory 1949 id50785 3 23 Southwestern Bank Directory 1954 id50786 3 24 Southwestern Bank Directory 1955 id50787 3 25 Southwestern Bank Directory 1956 id50788 3 26 Southwestern Bank Directory 1959 id50789 3 27 Southwestern Bank Directory 1965 id47030 4 60336 id50794 4 1 National Defense and Agriculture in the Southern Great Plains 1941 id50796 4 2 World Atlas of Commercial Geology: Part I - Distribution of Mineral Production 1921 id50798 4 3 World Atlas of Commercial Geology: Part II - Distribution of Mineral Production 1921 id50799 4 4 University of Texas Bulletin: Contribution to Geology 1928 id50803 4 5 Texas Looks Ahead: Volume I - The Resources of Texas 1944 id50805 4 6 Bulletin of the University of Texas: Review of the Geology of Texas 1916 id50807 4 7 The Brown Iron Ores of Eastern Texas 1938 id50808 4 8 University of Texas Bulletin: The Geology of East Texas 1918 id50810 4 9 Printed Material: Newsletter – The 6:53 id50812 4 10 Printed Material: Pamphlets and Brochures id50814 4 11 Printed Material: Promotional Material – SPV-2000 Car id50815 4 12 Printed Material: The United States Mission in Mexico 1942-1946 Scope and Contents

Pages 1-50

id50816 4 13 Printed Material: The United States Mission in Mexico 1942-1946 Scope and Contents

Pages 51-119

id47042 5 60337 id50818 5 1 Correspondence: Naomi Powell December 12, 1980 - May 19, 1981 id50820 5 2 Correspondence: “The Editor” January 21, 1965 - January 7, 1970 id50821 5 3 Correspondence: “The Editor” November 2, 1970 - January 1, 1974 id50822 5 4 Correspondence: “The Editor” January 17, 1974 - July 16, 1980 id50823 5 5 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton July 7, 1953 - August 22, 1972 id50824 5 6 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton August 23, 1972 - December 14, 1984 id50825 5 7 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton September 13, 1985 - October 22, 1985 id50826 5 8 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton October 23, 1985 - November 12, 1985 id50828 5 9 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton November 13, 1985 - November 21, 1985 id50830 5 10 Correspondence: Letters to Blanton December 1 ,1985 - December 26, 1985 id50833 5 11 Correspondence: Letters from Blanton July 10, 1953 - February 1, 1967 id50836 5 12 Correspondence: Letters from Blanton March 14, 1967 - August 19, 1972 id50838 5 13 Correspondence: Letters from Blanton October 28, 1972 - July 10, 1978 id50840 5 14 Correspondence: Letters from Blanton August 5, 1980 - November 22, 1985 id50842 5 15 Correspondence: Miscellaneous Letters id50844 5 16 Correspondence: Cards id50845 5 17 Correspondence: Cards id50847 5 18 Personal Notes id47043 6 60338 id50911 6 1 Documents: HR-9142; HR-17849; S-512 id50912 6 2 Documents: Finance Dockets #23657 & #24819 id50913 6 3 Documents: Petition to Reopen Investigation id50914 6 4 Literary Productions: Book – The Queen Thou Gavest Me id50915 6 5 Literary Productions: Newsletter – Blanton’s Survey of Current Business id50916 6 6 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1979 id50917 6 7 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1980 id50918 6 8 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1981 id50919 6 9 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1982 id50920 6 10 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1983 id50921 6 11 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1984 id50922 6 12 Literary Productions: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1985 id47044 7 60339 id50923 7 1 Literary Productions: Report – Blanton’s Unit Surveys of Texas Business and Commercial Markets – City/County Series 1939 id50924 7 2 Literary Productions: Report – Deaf Smith County: A Technical Story id210636 7 3 Literary Productions: Report - Financial, Commercial, Industrial and Economic Survey of Texas Business and Markets id50925 7 4 Literary Productions: Report – The Economic Necessity for the Improvement of the Red River as an Inland Water-Way id50926 7 5 Literary Productions: Report – The Industrial Opportunities in Central East Texas and Brief Facts About the Area id50927 7 6 Literary Productions: Report – The Industrial Potential of Corpus Christi Texas id50928 7 7 Literary Productions: Report – Technical Survey of the Future of Greater Dallas and Dallas County, TX 1947-1957 Scope and Contents

Section A; Pages 1-50

id50929 7 8 Literary Productions: Report – Technical Survey of the Future of Greater Dallas and Dallas County, TX 1947-1957 Scope and Contents

Pages 51-100

id50930 7 9 Literary Productions: Report – Technical Survey of the Future of Greater Dallas and Dallas County, TX 1947-1957 Scope and Contents

Pages 101-150

id50931 7 10 Literary Productions: Report – Technical Survey of the Future of Greater Dallas and Dallas County, TX 1947-1957 Scope and Contents

Pages 151-200

id47045 8 60340 id50932 8 1 Literary Productions: Report – Technical Survey of the Future of Greater Dallas and Dallas County, TX 1947-1957 Scope and Contents

Pages 201-251

id50933 8 2 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Historical Resume id50934 8 3 Literary Productions: Manuscript – 400,000 Miles By Rail Scope and Contents

Pages 462-482

id50935 8 4 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Great Passenger Trains of the 1920’s Scope and Contents

Pages 1-120

id50936 8 5 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Great Passenger Trains of the 1920’s Scope and Contents

Pages 60-121

id50937 8 6 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Great Passenger Trains of the 1920’s Scope and Contents

Pages 122-180B

id50938 8 7 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Great Passenger Trains of the 1920’s Scope and Contents

Pages 181-1246

id50939 8 8 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Reminiscences of Life id50940 8 9 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Reminiscing 77 Years of Travel on the Rails Scope and Contents

Pages 1-55

id50941 8 10 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Reminiscing 77 Years of Travel on the Rails Scope and Contents

Pages 56-109

id50942 8 11 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Reminiscing 77 Years of Travel on the Rails Scope and Contents

Pages 110-182

id50943 8 12 Literary Productions: Manuscript – The Story of a Railroad Scope and Contents

Pages 1-49

id50944 8 13 Literary Productions: Manuscript – The Story of a Railroad Scope and Contents

Pages 50-77

id50945 8 14 Literary Productions: Manuscript – The Story of a Railroad Scope and Contents

Pages 78-113

id50946 8 15 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Traveling Narrow Gauge Scope and Contents

Pages 1-59

id50947 8 16 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Traveling Narrow Gauge Scope and Contents

Pages 60-118

id50948 8 17 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Traveling Narrow Gauge Scope and Contents

Pages 119-177

id47046 9 60341 id50949 9 1 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Traveling Narrow Gauge Scope and Contents

Pages 178-238

id50950 9 2 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Yesterday’s Railroads Serving Dallas Scope and Contents

Pages 1-54

id50951 9 3 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Yesterday’s Railroads Serving Dallas Scope and Contents

Pages 55-100

id50952 9 4 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Yesterday’s Railroads Serving Dallas Scope and Contents

Pages 101-165

id50953 9 5 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Press Releases id50954 9 6 Literary Productions: Manuscript – Radio Program (KRLD) – Comment: Texas’ Passenger Rail Service id50955 9 7 Literary Productions: Articles – “The Union Depot That Endured” & “Do Railroads Really Want Passengers? And Vice Versa” id50956 9 8 Printed Materials: Booklet – The Lake Superior Transportation Museum id50957 9 9 Printed Materials: Bulletins – Church id50958 9 10 Printed Materials: Bulletin – Committee for Economic Development id50959 9 11 Printed Materials: Bulletin – National Association of Railroad Passengers id50960 9 12 Printed Materials: Clippings September 16, 1964 - January 2, 1969 id50961 9 13 Printed Materials: Clippings January 6, 1969 - February 23, 1973 id50962 9 14 Printed Materials: Clippings March 12, 1973 - October 2, 1975 id50963 9 15 Printed Materials: Clippings October 24, 1975 - December 8, 1979 id50964 9 16 Printed Materials: Clippings January 8, 1980 - April 12, 1985 id50965 9 17 Printed Materials: Newsletter – The Clearance Card 1985 Scope and Contents

No. 3 and 4

id50966 9 18 Memorabilia id50967 9 19 Photographs and Postcards id50968 9 20 Negatives: Artwork
id47047 10 60342 id50969 10 7 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50970 10 8 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50971 10 9 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50972 10 10 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50973 10 11 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50974 10 12 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50975 10 13 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id50976 10 14 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Evaluating Future Business, Industrial & Investment Potentialities of 100 Cities in the Southwest Region 1960-1980 id47049 11 60343 id50977 11 1 Literary Production: Prospectus of Projected Rapid Transit Railway between Gainesville and Sherman, Texas for the Gainesville-Sherman Traction Company id50978 11 2 Literary Production: Industrial Contact Trip for City and Port of Corpus Christi No. 1 id50979 11 3 Literary Production: Industrial Contact Trip for City and Port of Corpus Christi No. 2 id50980 11 4 Literary Production: Industrial Contact Trip for City and Port of Corpus Christi No. 3 id50981 11 5 Literary Production: Industrial Contact Trip for City and Port of Corpus Christi No. 4 id50982 11 6 Literary Production: Industrial Contact Trip for City and Port of Corpus Christi No. 5 id50983 11 7 Literary Production: Industrial Contacts in Houston Metropolitan Area for Southwestern Electric Service Company id50984 11 8 Literary Production: Industrial Contacts made for W.L. Bates Company id50985 11 9 Literary Production: Industrial Prospects for Lone Star Gas Company 1953 id50986 11 10 Literary Production: Industrial Prospects for Lone Star Gas Company 1957 id50987 11 11 Literary Production: Industrial Prospects for Lone Star Gas Company 1958 id50988 11 12 Literary Productions: Technical Survey Portraying Potentialities of Proposed Amtrak Transcontinental Experiment Route from Atlanta to Los Angeles id50989 11 13 Literary Productions: Technical Survey of Proposed Amtrak Routes: Dallas-Houston, Dallas-San Antonio, Houston-San Antonio id50990 11 14 Literary Productions: Industrial Survey of the City of Galveston and Galveston County id50991 11 15 Literary Productions: Industrial Survey of the City of Galveston and Galveston County id50992 11 16 Literary Productions: Industrial Survey of the City of Galveston and Galveston County id50993 11 17 Literary Productions: Industrial Survey of the City of Galveston and Galveston County id50994 11 18 Miscellaneous id47050 12 Oversized Records 60344 Scope and Contents

This box contains oversized materials from the Chambers of Commerce collection.

id135366 806b Chambers of Commerce 706474 Scope and Contents

NOTE: NOTE: This box is housed in the Special Collections Department and it is shelved under the Rosenzweig Family's Tex Glass, Inc. Records with a Collection Number of BA.6. This box contains the Rosenzweig Family's Tex Glass, Inc. Records and the Burt C. Blanton Papers (Chambers of Commerce Collection). The Gus Seligmann Collection (Student Genealogies) materials have been removed from this box.

id86889 Rolled Items id86890 1 Map Box 624083 id86897 1 1 Economic Progress Chart of Texas 1836-1936 5000611548 id86898 1 2 Map of Downtown Business Area of Dallas 1947 5000611549 id86899 1 3 Sketches of Agriculture and Business 5000611550 id86894 1 4 Economic Map of Southwest Trade Territory 1934 5000611545 id86895 1 5 Economic Map of Southwest Trade Territory 1934 5000611546 id86896 1 6 Economic Map of Southwest Trade Territory 1933 5000611547 id86893 1 7 Economy and Business Map of Texas 1938 5000611544 id86892 1 8 Blanton's Chart of Texas Business 1939 5000611543 id86891 1 9 Blanton's Chart of Texas Business 1939 5000611542