Gustine Courson Weaver Collection, 1853-1942Add to your cart.

Collection Overview

Title: Gustine Courson Weaver Collection, 1853-1942Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1920s-1930s
ID: 01/ AR0790
Primary Creator: Weaver, Gustine Nancy Courson "Gussie" (1973-1942)
Extent: 16.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series by type of material.


This collection contains the materials of Gustine Courson Weaver (1873-1942) and was originally part of the Historical Collection, to which Mrs. Weaver donated in the 1930s and 1940s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Gustine Weaver collected all forms of materials including dolls, manuscripts, pop-up books, miniature books, journals, newspaper clippings, and “Heidi” materials, among other things, including some artifacts. Mrs. Weaver also created scrapbooks of her own life as well as the many subjects she was interested in.

Included in this collection are the Te Ata scrapbooks, which have original photographs and clippings of the famous Native American. A scrapbook of Dickie Jones, the voice of Pinocchio, and scrapbooks on fabrics are also included with these materials. The remaining scrapbooks in this collection are in a bound format and are titled “Dolls,” “Heidi,” “Illustrators,” with additional titles arranged according to subject matter.

The collection includes the Weaver family photo album with photographs of Gustine Weaver’s father, John Courson, her sister, Olive Courson, and many of their cousins and other relatives. The album dates back to the late 1800s and includes primarily cartes de visites and cabinet cards.

Biographical Note

Gustine Courson was married to a minister by the name of Clifford Weaver and eventually lived in McKinney, Texas. Previously, the couple had traveled abroad to Japan as missionaries, but settled in Texas for the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Weaver was also the author of Santa’s Cotton Doll Farm, a children’s book which was illustrated by Dorothy McGonagill.

Subject/Index Terms

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 Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

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

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Gustine Courson Weaver
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Gustine Courson Weaver Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: December 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - completed unprocessed items, added Abstract, Arrangment, and Biographical Note, revised the Scope/Content, and barcoded all boxes.


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