Dawson Letters Collection, 1907-1912Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Dawson Letters Collection, 1907-1912Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1907-1912
ID: 01/ AR0088
Primary Creator: Jake Dawson
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection materials are arranged in folders by the names of the three male members of the Dawson family who wrote the letters.
Languages: English


The handwritten letters of members of the Dawson family from their time at Denton Normal College (now the University of North Texas).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 13 handwritten letters and their transcriptions from the following members of the Dawson family: Jake, Jesse L. know also as Jess or J.L, and Arch. Jake Dawson wrote three letters to his family while he attended Denton Normal College. Jesse L. Dawson wrote letters to his father and mother and Arch Dawson wrote to family members while he attended Denton Normal College from 1910-1912. The collection also includes some of the envelopes in which the letters were mailed. The collection gives insight into the lives of students at Denton Normal College at the beginning of the 20th century.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

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 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Method: Transferred to Archives from the Historical Collection in 1986.
Preferred Citation: Dawson Letters Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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