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John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), 1945-1992 | University of North Texas Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), 1945-1992Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1981-1989
ID: 01/AR0853
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by date.
Date Acquired: 09/00/2015
Languages: English

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This collection contains the scrapbooks of John Briggs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Scrapbook photo albums of "The Experience," a project founded by John Briggs, which is associated with the training of gays and lesbians are included as well as scrapbooks which document the life of Briggs and his friends in Dallas. Records of travel, as well as time spent with friends and family members are documented in these scrapbooks. A total of 11 scrapbook photo albums are grouped according to date and subject.

The scrapbooks contains mostly color photography as well as some black and white photos along with notes, postcards and other items. The earliest scrapbook dates back to 1945, although some images in the collection were most likely taken prior to this date.

Collection Historical Note

John Logan Briggs, Jr. (1924-2007) was born on November 8th,1924. He attended Highland Park High School, graduating in January of 1942. Briggs attended Southern Methodist University prior to being drafted into the United States Army (44th Infantry Division serving in France, Germany and Austria) in 1943. He later completed coursework at Columbia University in New York, earning a B.S. and an M.B.A., recieving top honors in 1947. Briggs worked as a Manager in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Met Life Headquarters in New York for over 25 years. He contributed and recieved honors in organizations such as the Postal History Society as president, and other national philatelic organizations. His work part-time in the psychotherapist field led to the development of the "The Experience" in Dallas. In addition to this, he was also active in writing reviews and articles about operas.

(courtesy of the Dallas Morning News, 2007)

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
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.
Acquisition Source: Vic Marriott
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode: 642763
Folder 1: Personal, Business, Travel, 1945-61Add to your cart.
Contains color photographs, black and white photographs of the parents of John Briggs, tickets, a registration certificate for Selective Service, "Snake Pit, 1945-1960," photographs of life in the U.S. Army, clippings, "first solo apartment," black and white photographs of 26 inch snowfall in New York in December of 1947, horse races, work with Atlas Supply Company, a New York City Driver's License, membership cards, letters, envelopes, a baseball schedule, "D.A.L." Aldredge, Judy Holliday, David Oppenheim, Harold Lang, Tanaquil le Clercq, John and Muriel Briggs, Mark Malkovich, Jim Massey, Jim Gardner, Rob Scarry, Coe Glade, a charicature drawing of John Briggs, Dallas in 1954, work in the visual aids department at the Met Life home office in New York, stickers, coasters, New Orleans in 1957, drawings, a Lola Albright photograph, trainee photographs, Walt Gallocher, Karl Kreder, Stamp Club, President's Luncheon, Oreste Abstengo, Catherine Carroll, cartoons, Metco Stamp Club, and the Advanced Management Conference Group photograph.
Folder 2: Personal, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Contains color photographs of Port Washington, New Year's Eve, labels, stamps, handwritten notes, clippings, tickets, black and white photographs of John Briggs in a classroom setting, cartoons, Postal History Society photographs, a color photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's grave, "The Metamorphosis of Edward Murphy," Plymouth, Indiana, Chicago, "The Saab Story," Saratoga Racing Centennial, "Jeff's Farewell Party," Life Advertiser's Association 30th Annual Meeting, family photographs and other records of travel with friends, as well as for business.
Folder 3: Wien, Paris, Budapest, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Contains color photographs, tickets, opera programs, menus, business cards, stamps, notes, membership cards, wine labels, reciepts, postcards, coasters, clippings, photographs of the construction of the 1972 Olympic Stadium, images of Richard Wagner's house, a coin, stickers and other records of travel throughout Europe.

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