Margaret Parx Hays Papers, 1850-2008Add to your cart.

By Maddison Craig

Collection Overview

Title: Margaret Parx Hays Papers, 1850-2008Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1942-1986
ID: 01/ AR0906
Primary Creator: Margaret Parx Hays (1919-2008)
Extent: 19.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The Margaret Parx Hays (MPH) papers are arranged into 5 series: Photos, Biographical, Educational, Historical, and Landscape.
Languages: English
Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Margaret Parx Hays (MPH) papers contain a collection of letters, photographs, and official documents that depict two separate themes. First, U.S. Foreign Relations through the State Department in both Latin America and Southeast Asia. Second, the local history of Cooke County and Gainesville, TX through the Cooke County Historical Society and prominent genealogy.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The MPH Papers contain papers, letters, photographs, extensive notes, and official documents depicting the life of MPH. The collection is organized first by series of which there are 5: Photos, Biographical, Educational, Historical, and Landscape.

For the most part, items within each series are organized second by type (Correspondence, official document, news clippings), and lastly, chronologically.  The Photographic series is organized into 4 boxes: Personal, Historical and Genealogical, and Sides and Postcards, and Postcards (and Conferences). Each of these boxes is organized chronologically.

The second series, Educational, contains materials from schooling and study as both student and teacher for MPH, MPH's mother Ianna Hays, and her sister Estelle. The Education series is organized into 3 boxes: Conferences (and Postcards continued), Educational Materials and Notes, and Formal Educational Publications (and Genealogy).

Third, the series Biographical is divided into 9 boxes: Educational publications (and genealogy as continued), Family Correspondence and BIographical, Personal Correspondence, Personal Publications, Travel Publications (Box 1-4[genealogy]), and Personal News Clippings. Within each of these boxes, the material is organized chronologically.

The fourth series is historical, divided into 4 boxes of Historical Publications, Internal Notes, Official Correspondence, and News Clippings (and internal notes continued). Within each of these boxes, the material is for the most part organized chronologically.

Lastly, the fifth series is Landscape, arranged into one box, Misc. due to the size and shape of these documents. Documents here are arranged as close to their original order as possible in accordance to this finding aid.

The original intention of the collection was maintained as closely as possible, and unusual groupings of items within folders are annotated on each folder respectively.

The collection includes pieces from her mother, Ianna (Jones) Hays through her death, ranging from 1850 to 2008. Items that were collected by MPH but originally belonged to her mother or sister Estelle (Wallace) Hays are annotated as such.

Collection Historical Note

Margaret Parx Hays (MPH) was born in Gainesville, TX in 1918. After attending Newsome High School in Gainesville, TX (graduated 1931), MPH attended Gainesville Jr College and finally North Texas State Teacher's College (NTSTC), where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1934. After working at the Registrar's office for NTSTC for a few years, she took a hiatus to complete a Masters in Education at the University of Michigan where she matriculated in 1938. MPH returned to her employment at NTSTC until she enlisted in the State Department for her first assignment to the domestic post of New Orleans, LA in 1942. During this time, MPH also applied to the Department of State Foreign Service Office, in which she was approved upon release of her 6mo assignment in New Orleans. She moved to Washington D.C., took the oath and began training for both Foreign Service and Language (Spanish) prior to her first assignment in Dec, of 1942 to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her duty stations are as follows:

12/42 - 1/45: Foreign Service Clerk (Cryptographic Clerk) Buenos Aires, Argentina. At this post, MPH served in a position that left her uniquely aware of the WWII Argentine-US relationship, in which the US denied Lend-Lease aid to Argentina who promptly overthrew the neutral government in favor of a pro-Ally one month before the end of the war.

12/45-12/47: Vice Consul, Cheif Consular Section, Bogota, Columbia. Here, too, MPH witnessed a revolution that overthrew the government for a new one.

3/48-9/50: Vice Consul, Visa Officer/Personnel Officer, Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

1/51-5/54 Area Personnel Placement Officer (Far East), Washington D.C.

7/54-6/55 Personnel Officer, Manila, Philippines. This position ended when MPH was promoted to Consul after passing the Foreign Office Exam. Additionally, this tenure was characterized by a Red Scare investigation into a specific passport denial case, in which MPH was accused of being a communist sympathizer.

6/55-8/56: Consul Cheif Passport Unit, Manila Philippines. The Philippines celebrated their 10-year Independence Day from the United States on July 4, 1956.

12/56-12/58: Consul: Assistant Cheif Visa Dept./Cheif Passport Dept. Mexico City, Mexico. MPH was stationed closer to home than she had been before at this duty station, and so this position was characterized by closeness with family.

6/59-3/61Career Development Officer (Personnel Needs Analyst) Washington DC

3/61-3/62 Assistant Cheif, Latin American Branch, Passport Office, Washington DC

3/62-6/62 Chairman, Staff Corp Review Panel, Washington DC

8/62-7/64 Consul, Chief, Citizenship and Passport Office, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China. After some dedicated sexism from her direct supervisor, MPH retired with prejudice.

After her retirement from the FSO in 1964, MPH returned to Washington D.C. to work at the American University as the Latin American Political Education Analyst and published extensively on the wants and needs of Latin American students in the political realm of the Cold War.

MPH returned home to her ailing mother in 1966 and began a new career by establishing the Cooke County Historical Society (CCHS). Through the foundation of the CCHS, MPH opened the Morton Museum in 1967 through extensive campaigning and grant writing to fund the project. In 1971-1973, MPH worked as a counselor and the Head of the Cooke County Mental Health Hospital working directly with mentally ill patients. Upon completion of her tenure there, MPH worked diligently for the next decade on memorializing and preserving Gainesville, TX and the historical significance of Cooke County. In 1981-1983, MPH served as the first (and to date, only) female Mayor of Gainesville, TX. She continued her work with the Morton Museum, and the foundation and renovation of the Santa Fe Depot museum until her formal retirement in 2002. MPH moved to Chapel Hill, NC to be closer to her sister and nephew, until her death in 2008.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Preferred Citation: Margaret Parx Hays Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • Series 1: Photos, 1880-2004Add to your cart.

    Collection of photographs taken or collected by Margaret Parx Hays personally.
    • Box 1: Personal Photos, 1880-1990Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      Personal photographs stored and taken from personal life and trips around the world.
      Barcode: 714247
      • Folder 1: Photos: North Texas 1880s (Folder 1 of 3), 1880-1900Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As part of a personal genealogical study, as well as through research for the Morton Museum, MPH collected old photographs of people in cardboard-backed print. Each photo is labeled with general categories and descriptions, but do not contain specific dating and/or subject matter names. These are appropriated to Cooke County, Texas.
      • Folder 2: Photos: North Texas 1880s (Folder 2 of 3), 1880-1900Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As part of a personal genealogical study, as well as through research for the Morton Museum, MPH collected old photographs of people in cardboard-backed print. Each photo is labeled with general categories and descriptions, but do not contain specific dating and/or subject matter names. These are appropriated to Cooke County, Texas.
      • Folder 3: Photos: North Texas 1880s (Folder 3 of 3), 1880-1900Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As part of a personal genealogical study, as well as through research for the Morton Museum, MPH collected old photographs of people in cardboard-backed print. Each photo is labeled with general categories and descriptions, but do not contain specific dating and/or subject matter names. These are appropriated to Cooke County, Texas.
      • Folder 4: Photos: Paternal Grandparents, 1900-1920Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Lawrence Hays and Lucy (Carpenter) Hays were life-long North Texas residents, and whose photos contributed to North Texans genealogical research and Civil War histories.
      • Folder 5: Photos: Grade School, 1919-1933Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Born in 1912, Attended elementary, middle (intermediate), and high school in Gainesville, Texas. Graduating from Newsome Daughtry High School, these photos are a collection of her childhood and graduation photos.
      • Folder 6: Photos: Immediate Family, 1900-1940Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Immediate family consisting of father (P.O. [Parx Orr] Hays), mother {Ianna [Jones] Hays), and two sisters (Luanna and Estelle Hays). These photos encapsulate the girls' childhood until their father's death in the late 1940s.
      • Folder 7: Negatives: North and South Dakota, 1937Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On a road trip through the Southern United States, MPH took a large collection of photos of Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park as displayed here. This folder associates with the "Travel Publication" section, including brochures and materials from this trip.
      • Folder 8: Pictures: World's Fair, Chicago, IL, 1933Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH visited the World's Fair with her sister Estelle, and collected purchased photographs from a booth there. In association with this folder is a section of "Travel Publications" from brochures and information collected from similar stands.
      • Folder 9: Photos: Denton Teacer's College Trips, 1938Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        After graduating from North Texas State Teachers College (Denton, Texas in 1933), MPH was employed at the Registrars office as a secretary. During her tenure, these photos were collected by bus trips taken by the school to various North Texas destinations.
      • Folder 10: Photos: Texas/Southwestern US Roatrip, 1937Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH and her sister Estelle took a road trip through Texas to Arizona, New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, and Southern California. These photos are mounted to paper as a sort of "scrapbook" that was de-ringed for preservation purposes but retained on the paper for their original context.
      • Folder 11: Photos: P.O. Hays, 1900-1940Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Portraits are taken of just P.O. (Parx Orr) Hays, MPH's father taken immediately before his marriage to Ianna Hays (marriage 1908) and his death in the late 1940s.
      • Folder 12: Photos: Family Portraits, Pre-1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Pictures of the whole family (father P.O. Hays, mother Ianna Hays, and sisters MPH, Estelle, and Luanna) prior to the death of P.O. Hays around 1945.
      • Folder 13: Photos: Misc. FSO, 1942-1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Miscellaneous photos were taken by MPH during her Foreign Service tenure. These photos have neither a location nor date associated with them but occur during her time in office.
      • Folder 14: Photos: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1942Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Prior to MPH's assignment in the F.S., she was assigned to a Peace Office in the New Orleans. She was employed there for only a few short months before her assignment to Washington D.C. for training during the Fall of 1942.
      • Folder 15: Photos: Washington D.C., 1942Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        While awaiting her first foreign service assignment, MPH trained and lived in Washington D.C. for a few months. These photos were taken during her exploration of the city prior to the move to Buenos Aires, Argentina at the end of 1942.
      • Folder 16: Photos: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1942-1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. Due to the nature of her job, she was permitted to travel around the area to visit other cities nearby. These photos catalog her travels and home in Buenos Aires during her assignment there.
      • Folder 17: Photos: Buenos Aires Revolution, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. During 1944, Buenos Aires experienced a drastic change in power due to the polar axis shifts between Allied and Axis powers on the European front. Due to tensions with the United States denying lend-lease aid to Argentina, a violent revolt of power happened in 1944 finally aligning Argentina with the Allied powers a few months before the end of the war. MPH documented the revolution and military involvement in the immediate area near the embassy and her home.
      • Folder 18: Photos: Chile; Ascuncion, Paraguay; and Iguaza, Argentina, 1942-1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. Due to the nature of her job, she was permitted to travel around the area to visit other cities nearby. These photos catalog her travels in neighboring countries and areas in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile during that time.
      • Folder 19: Photos: Uruguay, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. Due to the nature of her job, she was permitted to travel around the area to visit other cities nearby. These photos catalog her travels to neighboring Uruguay during that assignment.
      • Folder 20: Photos: Bogota, Columbia, 1945-1947Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Immediately following World War II, MPH received her second assignment to the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Columbia continuing secretarial work in the Passport office. Due to the nature of her job, she was inclined to travel between Columbia and other areas nearby. These photos document her travels and her home during that assignment.
      • Folder 21: Photos: P.O. Hays Grave, 1948Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH could not take leave during her assignment in Bogota, Columbia for the death of her father. Instead, she received pictures of the flowers on her father's grave as condolences from family and friends.
      • Folder 22: Photos: Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 1948-1950Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During the early years of the Cold War, MPH was stationed in Rio continuing her work in the passport office. She was, again, permitted to travel the city and the surrounding areas in her free time. These photos catalog her travels and document her home.
      • Folder 23: Photos: U.S.S. Uruguay, 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Due to limited airline transportation for long-distance international trips at the time, MPH opted for the U.S.S. Uruguay to carry her to her new assignment in the Philippines.
      • Folder 24: Photos: Bangkok, Thailand, 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her assignment to Manila, Philippines, MPH was able to travel Asian regions extensively. During these travels, MPH visited Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Siem Reap. This folder collects her Bangkok leg of the journey.
      • Folder 25: Photos: Trinidad, 1953-1955Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her transition between assignment in Bogota and Manila, MPH did some independent traveling in the Western Indies. These photos were undated, so the travel is estimated between the two duty stations.
      • Folder 26: Photos: Manila, Philippines, 1954-1956Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH received an assignment to Manila, Philippines during the height of the Cold War. During this time, she was promoted from the Passport office secretary to Foreign Service Officer (1955), as one of the first 200 women to pass the test. Her promotion included additional travel time, so this folder includes extensive travel around the area
      • Folder 27: Photos: Mexico City, Mexico, 1956-1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Closer to home, MPH was assigned to Mexico City, Mexico. Her photos include trips with family who drove down from Gainesville, Texas to visit.
      • Folder 28: Photos: U.S.S. Cleveland, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Opting for a boat ride to her duty station in Hong Kong, MPH took the steamliner cruise ship from California to Hong Kong and documented the trip through photographs.
      • Folder 29: Photos: Department of State, 1960Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Between international duty stations, MPH had tenure in Washington D.C. with the FSO headquarters in the Department of State. These photos catalogue her time in Washington in a more-formal capactiy.
      • Folder 30: Photos: Hong Kong, PRC (China), 1962-1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH's last assignment to Hong Kong, and pictures of travel of surrounding areas, are included here. The dates encapsulate her assignment here until her retirement in 1964.
      • Folder 31: Photos: House, Washington D.C., 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH and her dog Cricket enjoyed a house in Washington D.C. from 1964-1966 as she worked with the American University (Washington D.C.) on a Latin American social experiment and publication prior to returning to Texas.
      • Folder 32: Travel: North Carolina, 1998Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH first traveled to North Carolina late in her life, eventually retiring to the area because of proximity to her family. Estelle (Hays) Wallace, Virgil Wallace and children lived in the Chapel Hill, NC area.
      • Folder 33: Photos: Hawaii, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On her trip to Hong Kong on the U.S.S. Cleveland, the ship made a stop for refueling in Hawaii. Photos taken here depict the Big Island and on-board activities during the stop.
      • Folder 34: Photos: Colorado, 1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her retirement from the Department of State, MPH continued on to another career through the CCHS and local involvement. MPH traveled to Colorado and  collected photographs of museums and landmarks for research and development purposes for the new Museum opening in Cooke County (Morton Museum).
      • Folder 35: Photos: Correspondence from Gainesville, TX, 1950-1966Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her time overseas, MPH received many letters from friends and family including photographs collected here. Most include photos of family and updates about loved-ones.
    • Box 2: Historical and Genealogical Photos, 1960-2002Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      This box includes two separate categories of photographs. First, MPH collected photographs of and for the CCHS, Morton Museum, and Santa Fe depot. The second, MPH collected photos of her own personal family history rooted into North Texas and traced her lineage back to the Civil War and Revolutions based on photos found here.
      Barcode: 714248
    • Box 3: Slides and Postcards, 1860-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      This box contains slides in clear plastic slide-sleeves for preservation. Also included are personal blank postcards collected through travels for photographic souvenirs. Lastly, this box also contains 2 odd-shaped items to complete the photography series.
      Barcode: 714249
      • Folder 1: Tru-View Reels, 1933Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Old movie reels, collected from the Chicago World's Fair in 1933.

        The 8 Films include:

        "TV Series 5"; "C. of P. 1"; "Passion Play"; "Passion Play 2"; "Passion Play 3"; "C. of P. 3"; "Days of '49"; and no label

      • Folder 2: Geneology: Civil War Ancestor, 1850Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The grandfather of C.N. Jones (matrilinial great grandfather), who died in the Civil War in 1860. This photograph is in its original hardshell frame with cover, with gold inlay.
      • Folder 3: Postcards: IndiaAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Collected from India, including major attractions
      • Folder 4: Post Cards: Middle East (Israel, Beruit, Jordan)Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Colored postcards including major tourist attractions
      • Folder 5: Post Cards: Europe (Roma, Paris, Athens, London)Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including major attractions for each city, collected on the same trip
      • Folder 6: Post Cards: Thailand, 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including major temples and tourist attractions, collected during her time stationed at Manila, Philippeans
      • Folder 7: Post Cards: North Carolina, 1951Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Tourist attractions depicted, such as the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC and other major attractions.
      • Folder 8: Post Cards: Maryland, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Tours of major historic homes, and depicted through professional postcards
      • Folder 9: Post Cards: Virginia, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Monticello and Mount Vernon professional postcards collected from touring the area
      • Folder 10: Post Cards: Gainesville, Texas, 1960sAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Collected from her time in Gainesville in the above time period. Due to proximity in processing, these post cards might have been stocked at a gift shop in the Santa Fe depot/Morton Museum and relate directly the exhibits in house during the time period.
      • Folder 11: Post Cards: U.S.S. Cleveland and Hawaii, 1962Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On her ship travels to Hong Kong as a duty station via Hawaii, post cards were collected from the ship and from on-shore excursions while the ship refueled.
      • Folder 12: Post Cards: Cooke County, TexasAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Misc. post cards from major tourist and historical attractions throughout the county.
      • Folder 13: Post Cards: USA, 1980-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General post cards collected through U.S.A. travel to various locations including Colorado and Glacier National Park.
      • Folder 14: Slides: MPH and Friends, no dateAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Miscellaneous photos with friends, through her FSO and Gainesville Residences
      • Folder 15: Slides: "Rio/Bogota seconds", 1944-1950Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        These slides are of MPH's travels in both Rio and Bogota, but because of the storage of the collection they are inseperable. Without further contextual information not included, they are labeled and re-stored into plastic slides as they were found.
      • Folder 16: Slides: Lima, Peru, no dateAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Trips and Travels through Peru. These slides are labeled by location, but do not have a date.
      • Folder 17: Slides: Arkansas, no dateAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        These slides are a professionally purchased strip of Hot Springs, AK but do not include a date. Slides are red-exposed and may contain some significant color damage.
      • Folder 18: Slides: Washington D.C., 1942Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Immedately after joining the Foreign Service, MPH was transferred to Washington D.C. for further training. While waiting for her first assignment, these photos were taken of her exploration of the area.
      • Folder 19: Slides: Argentina, 1942-1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. Due to the nature of her job, she was permitted to travel around the area to visit other cities nearby. These slides catalog her travels and home in Buenos Aires during her assignment there.
      • Folder 20: Slides: Chile, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During World War II, MPH was stationed at the U.S. embassy as a secretary for the passport office in Buenos Aires. Due to the nature of her job, she was permitted to travel around the area to visit other cities nearby. These slides include her trip to Chile in the neighboring area.
      • Folder 21: Slides: Bogota, Columbia, 1945-1947Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Immediately following World War II, MPH received her second assignment to the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Columbia continuing secretarial work in the Passport office. Due to the nature of her job, she was inclined to travel between Columbia and other areas nearby. These photos document her travels and her home during that assignment.
      • Folder 22: Slides: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1948-1950Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During the early years of the Cold War, MPH was station in Rio continuing her work in the passport office. She was, again, permitted to travel the city and the surrounding areas in her free time. These slides catalog her travels and document her home.
      • Folder 23: Slides: President Juarez Parade, 1953-01Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In Mexico City, Mexico, MPH documented a parade in honor of President Pablo Benito Juarez Garcia (1858-1872) and is considered the most revolutionary and revered President in Mexico's history.
      • Folder 24: Slides: Eisenhower Inaugeration, 1953Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Washington D.C., inaugeration parade for President Dwight D Eisenhower.
      • Folder 25: Slides: Angkor Wat/Siem Reap, Camboda, 1954-12-25Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        For Christmas of 1954, during her duty assignment to Manila, Philippeans, MPH traveled to the temples at Angkor Wat and Siem Reap with 2 French ambassadors to Manila. At the time, she and her two friends had the temples to themselves, prior to the revolutionary change that the Khmer Rouge brought to the area only 10 years later. A seperate part of these slides are on a digital library display for the University of Madison Wisconsin SE Asia presentation.
      • Folder 26: Slides: Bangkok, Thailand and India, 1954-12Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        These slides depict MPH's tour through Asia while duty stationed at Manila, Philippeans. These slides are also on the same trip as the Angkor Wat/Siemp Reap, Cambodia trip through the month of December.
      • Folder 27: Slides: Hong Kong, PRC (China), 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Prior to her duty station there, MPH visited Hong Kong and Kowloon on a tour of SE Asia. She departed Hong Kong and flew directly to Cambodia and can be associated with those slides as well.
      • Folder 28: Slides: Hawaii, 1954Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On her first trip to Hawaii, via the U.S.S. Uruguay, these slides were taken when she went ashore during refueling on her way to her Manila, Phillipeans assignment.
      • Folder 29: Slide: Manila, Philippeans, 1954-1956Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

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      • Folder 30: Slides: Manila, Philippeans July 4th Celebration, 1956-07-04Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The Philippeans celebrated their 10-year independence day on July 4th, 1956. Including military-grade helicopters, these slides depict the oddly-American celebration of the local people of their independence from the United States.
      • Folder 31: Slides: Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956-1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including her duty-station of Mexico City, MPH traveled extensively to other regions and provinces of Central America during this time, including Oaxaca, Mexico and documented it via these slides.
      • Folder 32: Slides: Su Casa, ciudad de Mexico, 1956-1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In Spanish: This collection of photos is noted about her house in Mexico City, including her dog Cricket and staff
      • Folder 33: Slides: Guanajato, Mexico, 1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including her duty-station of Mexico City, MPH traveled extensively to other regions and provinces of Central America during this time, including Oaxaca, Mexico and documented it via these slides.
      • Folder 34: Slides: Acapulco, Mexico, 1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including her duty-station of Mexico City, MPH traveled extensively to other regions and provinces of Central America during this time, including Acapulco, Mexico (the beach resort area) and documented it via these slides.
      • Folder 35: Slides: San Miguel, Mexico City, Mexico, 1956-1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including her duty-station of Mexico City, MPH traveled extensively to other regions and provinces of Central America during this time, including extensive travel in city limits included here.
      • Folder 36: Slides: Dog Show and Xoaliraulea, Mexico, 1958Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        With her AKC Certified Irish Terrior that she inherited from another FSO who relocated countries and couldn't take him with, Cricket enlisted in a Dog Show in Mexico City. He won best in breed, so to celebrate they traveled to some ancient Mexican ruins. The photos are clear, and the context is clear, but the spelling of the place associated did not bring up any search results.
      • Folder 37: Slides: Hong Kong, PRC (China), 1962-1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH's last assignment to Hong Kong, and pictures of travel of surrounding areas, are included here. The dates encapsulate her assignment here until her retirement in 1964.
      • Folder 38: Slides: Denmark, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        After retirement, MPH decided to travel extensively before returning to Washinton D.C, including Denmark
      • Folder 39: Slides: Athens, Greece, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        After her retirement from the Foreign Service in 1964, MPH did some extensive European and Middle Eastern travel prior to returning to Washington D.C., including Athens, Greece.
      • Folder 40: Slides: Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        <p style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> After her retirement from the Foreign Service in 1964, MPH did some extensive European and Middle Eastern travel prior to returning to Washington D.C., including Jerusalem and surrounding areas.
      • Folder 41: Slides: Vienna and Cyprus, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        <p style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> After her retirement from the Foreign Service in 1964, MPH did some extensive European and Middle Eastern travel prior to returning to Washington D.C., including Vienna and Cyprus.
      • Folder 42: Slides: Family Trip to California, 1964Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        When she returned the United States, MPH and her sister Estelle, along with the Wallace family, traveled by vehicle to California.
      • Folder 43: Slides: Washington D.C. Area, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On a return casual trip to Washtington D.C., MPH visited historical landmarks in the area.
      • Folder 44: Slides: Texas Historical Society Meeting, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Galveston, Texas. MPH attended the meeting in association with the CCHS, but also for personal growth in history. She took notes on grant writing, as seen under "Conferences" later in this collection.
      • Folder 45: Slides: Downtown Gainesville, Texas, 1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As a part of a movement toward preservation for the area, including historical markers for the CCHS, MPH documented the town square and various of the older houses in the city area for later notes.
      • Folder 46: Slides: 1301 Pecan Street, Gainesville, Texas, 1977Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        For the purpose of appraisal, and for her sisters' edification, MPH documented her international furniture and the state of her Mother's Pecan Street home after she had moved in.
      • Folder 47: Slides: People's Republic of China, 1980Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        By invitation only, a few years after Ping Pong diplomacy with Communist China, MPH was a part of a small group who traveled to the PRC. They received an exclusive tour that limited access to pictures, but MPH took them anyways. Documentation of her breaking the law is included in her "Personal Correspondence" file on the subject. These pictures include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and various government and religious buildings.The group itself consisted of historians exclusively, including coordinators from the Smithsonian. The list makes MPH's experience in museums seem small, which says a lot about her life experience and persuasive writing abilities to be included.
      • Folder 48: Slides: Oneida School Demolition, 1988Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        <p style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> Onedia School (Gainesville, Texas) was a building that MPH was unable to save, and documented its destruction fully and through each step.
      • Folder 49: Slides: A. Lopez Mateo Parade, 1994Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Mexico City, Mexico. President of Mexico from <span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13.93px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.28px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">1958 to 1964, he was celebrated for his liberal ideas and extensive education and economic reforms. Celebrated at the parade, MPH was visiting for leisure. </span>
      • Folder 50: Slides: Dog Show and Southwestern US Trip, 1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Showing her Irish Terrier (AKC certified) at the Dog Show, and then traveling with her Sister Estelle across the southerwestern U.S.
      • Folder 51: Slides: Montague County Dedication, 1990sAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The dedication of the historical marker for the county's involvement in agriculture and the Civil War. MPH attended the unveiling ceremony.
    • Box 4: Post Cards (and Conferences), 1920-1940Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      Post cards from domestic and international travel as a method of capturing photographs. This box is split between the Series "photos" and "Educational".
      Barcode: 714250
      • Folder 1: Pre-1920s Postcards, 1880-1920Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Postcards collected from various international locations, printed prior to 1920. These were either collected personally, or mailed to MPH and her family by her older sister's travels.
      • Folder 2: LA, MS, 1938Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On a road trip across the North Texas area, on the way East, MPH collected postcards in Louisiana and Mississippi in association with travel to Michigan for her Masters' degree in 1938.
      • Folder 3: Mexico, 1939-1940Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        On a trip with friends from North Texas State Teacher's College, MPH collected these postcards on a roadtrip to Mexico between 1939 and 1940.
      • Folder 4: Argentina, 1942-1945Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her first foreign service duty station, MPH collected these postcards from her travels around Argentina near Buenos Aires.
      • Folder 5: Chile, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During her duty station at Buenos Aires in the Foreign Service, MPH traveled to nearby Chile and collected these postcards recreationally.
      • Folder 6: Uruguay, 1944Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In attache to her trip to Chile, MPH while stationed in Buenos Aires visited nearby countries and cities collecting postcards recreationally on a big trip in 1944.
      • Folder 7: China (Folder 1 of 2), 1979Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As an active participant in the Cook County Heritage Society, in addition to her Foreign Service experience, MPH was invited behind the Communist curtain to tour the PRC (People's Republic of China) in 1979 immediately following ping-pong American diplomacy during a time of strained relations. In addition to major museum curators and historians, MPH visited across China collecting post cards because photographs were not allowed.
      • Folder 8: China (Folder 2 of 2), 1979Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As an active participant in the Cook County Heritage Society, in addition to her Foreign Service experience, MPH was invited behind the Communist curtain to tour the PRC (People's Republic of China) in 1979 immediately following ping-pong American diplomacy during a time of strained relations. In addition to major museum curators and historians, MPH visited across China collecting post cards because photographs were not allowed.
      • Folder 9: Japan, 1980Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        After completing her scheduled and government-guided tour of the PRC, MPH continued to Japan for a short visit and collected these postcards in lieu of pictures. She likely did not bring her photography gear because of its restricted use in China.
      • Folder 10: New Orleans, LA, 1940Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Prior to her application to the Foreign Service, MPH was stationed for a few months in New Orleans with the State government office as a secretary. Her travels and tours of New Orleans are documented through these post cards.
      • Folder 11: Texas, no dateAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General postcards from travel across Texas, with no specific acquisition date.

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