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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  • 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

        <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;"> MPH received an assignment to Manila, Philippeans 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 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.
  • Series 2: Educational, 1900-2000Add to your cart.

    This series includes educational material and training materials from Ianna (Jones) Hays and MPH. Through grade school, MPH's degree in Education (NTSTC 1933), Ianna Hays' BS in Education (NTSTC 1948), MPH's MA in Education (U of Michigan 1938). This series also includes extensive additional higher education consisting of educational conferences for vocational promotion (1933-2000).
  • Series 3: Biographical, 1903-2000Add to your cart.

    The biographical series is loosley named to include anything personal to MPH that excludes her work with the CCHS after 1966. Therefore, Travel Publications from her extensive travels, personal correspondence between herself and others as well as amongst her family, and news clippings are located here.
  • Series 4: Historical, 1966-2000Add to your cart.

    MPH founded the Cooke County Heritage Society (CCHS), often referred to as the Cooke County Historical Society in letters and paperwork, in 1966. Immediately after fundraising and gaining community support, the CCHS opened the Morton Museum in the old fire station in Gainesville, TX. MPH was an active board member, even during her tenure at the Mental Hospital and as Mayor. MPH continued to campaign for funding and completing historical research until her official retirement in 2002. MPH also began work on the restoration of the Santa Fe Depot (completed in 2001), and other historical ventures documented here.
    • Box 15: Historical Publications, 1889-2008Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      This box contains MPH's historical publications, that were founded by either Personal research or published through the CCHS. This includes a section of publications utilized for historical research from the area.
      Barcode: 714261
      • Folder 1: Cooke County Maps, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        These items were already folded into folder size, so they were returned to an acid-free folder without reshaped housing.

        These maps are estimated to be around the time MPH collected Soil and Historical Resource surveys, but are undated. They are not current maps.

      • Folder 2: Pub: History of Montague County, 1889Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In an effort to collect samples of local history, MPH collected neighboring Montague County's historical publications.
      • Folder 3: Official pub: Camp Howze, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Responsible for WWII POW and Infantry Training for the US Army, the Camp is celebrated as historically important and preserved by the CCHS.
      • Folder 4: Pub: Biographical Info, Texas Government, 1889Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Under a Blue Texas, MPH sourced information about the Texas government during Gainesville, TX's foundational years.
      • Folder 5: Pub: CCHS Publications and Bibliographies, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In a general collection of publications and research material, this folder contributed to exhibits in both museums but are not identified specifically.
      • Folder 6: Pub: Centennial Gainesville, TX, 1950Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH saved the 1850-1950 publication about Gainesville, TX from her Mother's collection. On her return, MPH modeled the 125/150 year celebrations on this formatting.
      • Folder 7: Brochures: Museum Membership Brainstorming, 1967-1968Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In the CCHS's early years, membership and financial support through sponsorship were crucial. Through Grantwriting and Local support, the Morton Museum was founded. Membership ideas and support promotional material in the foundations early years are collected here.
      • Folder 8: Trails of Texas Pub, 1967Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In her initial years of history collection, MPH sourced local Trails information to root Gainesville, TX history back to the settlers and the American revolution. This trails publication covered both state-sponsored, federally-sponsored and local trails.
      • Folder 9: Brochures: Gainesville, TX General History, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH wrote historical brochures of her own under the collaboration and supervision of the CCHS that she founded. Brochures like this were for the general public's information on the surrounding areas and promoted both local histories and local businesses.
      • Folder 10: Pamphlet: Denton County Historical, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In an effort to collect samples of local history, MPH collected neighboring Denton County's historical brochures.
      • Folder 11: Pub: "Meals by Fred Harvey" by Henderson, 1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        A Cooke County Local wrote a piece on the Harvey House, a local restaurant that served the community and train travelers in the early 1900s. This publication covers local Gainesville, TX history and was a part of a few Morton Museum walking tours.
      • Folder 12: Brochures: Texas History, 1970-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH's love of travel did not end with her retirement from the FSO. Instead, MPH continued to travel across Texas to various destinations collecting brochures for informational and historical reference. Invested in the CCHS and foundation of the Santa De Depot/Morton Museum, she collected brochures from other museums across the state of Texas.
      • Folder 13: Brochures: Texas Museum's Childrens' Programs, 1970-1971Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In an effort to garner the local community's support for the Morton Museum, MPH collected Brochures from visits to other Texas Local Museums. In these collections, a focus on children's programs allowed MPH to support local schools and summer programs in later CCHS years.
      • Folder 14: Gainesville, TX Bi-centenntial American Revolutionary Meeting, 1976Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As a part of the United States national movement to celebrate the Nation's bicentennial birthday, the city of Gainesville in collaboration with the CCHS celebrated their American revolutionary roots with a semi-secret meeting.
      • Folder 15: Soil Survey, Cooke County, TX, 1979Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        A formal soil survey provided historical information to MPH about surround archeological digs. With rumors of Native American remains in the area, MPH kept a close watch on soil conditions and topography in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
      • Folder 16: Official Publication: Texas Main Street Project, 1980-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The State of Texas Tourism and Historical commissions were interested in promoting small-town Texas to the larger public. This involved the restoration of old historic Main Streets and the subsequent funding support for each.
      • Folder 17: MPH Historical and Edited Published Works, 1980-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Each of MPH's final copy published works for the CCHS on local histories, in which she was either first author or second (formal editor).
      • Folder 18: "Cross Timbers Genealogical Post", 1980-1988Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Cross Timbers, a region of North Texas, wrote a monthly newsletter published for locals interested in their historical genealogy and significance. MPH collected these to assist in her own genealogical study, but also in the methods and practices of the area to promote historical advantage for CCHS.
      • Folder 19: Pub: Cooke County Historic Resource Survey, 1981Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        With State-level assistance, MPH complied a historical resource survey for Gainesville, TX grant writing. In this report, MPH found each historical event, place, and marker potential. Additionally, this survey demonstrated the ability for tourism and the local community to support historical tourist attractions ie Museums, markers, etc.
      • Folder 20: Official Pub: Springs of Texas, 1981Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Many Texas public parks services were opening land works to the public as a draw for tourism. MPH investigated the matter through publications like this one.
      • Folder 21: Pub: Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, 1982-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH was greatly invested in the success of Gainesville local business and government spending. In her tenure as Mayor and the decade following, MPH followed the Chamber of Commerce closely.
      • Folder 22: Official Pub: Surface Transportation Project, 1990-1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In an effort to formalize and promote the Santa Fe Depot, MPH became interested in grant writing for Transportation projects instead of historical ones. Additionally, the Federal government's interest in promoting surface transportation projects led to a formal grant that supplied Amtrak to the Gainesville, TX city and county limits again.
      • Folder 23: Dr. Meluguin Address to CCHS, 1992-09-15Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Dr. Rob Meluguin, Professor of Government at the Cooke County Community College, addressed the CCHS on political atmospheres historically in the area. The address was transcripted and published formally.
      • Folder 24: Pub: Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1993-1995Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH  collected this publication for both its program overview and its grant program. MPH was a known excellent grant writer and used publications like this to structure her grant writing.
      • Folder 25: Morton Museum Walking Guide, 1996-1997Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The Morton Museum, in partnership with the CCHS, published walking tours every year to view the historical markers, historical homes, and other historical locations in the area. These walking guides include both locations and descriptions for each historical point, whether official through the State of Texas Historical Society or not.
      • Folder 26: CCHS Committee to Retire Old Buildings, Gainesville, TX, 1997-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The CCHS met to discuss the retirement and addition of older buildings to the historical registry. This involved official applications to the State of Texas Historical commission and subsequent historical documentation that is collected here.
      • Folder 27: Pub: "The Howeths" Cooke County, TX, 1997Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH, in tracing the historical accuracy of her genealogy, collected publications such as this for both historical and personal research.
      • Folder 28: Fairview Cemeteries, 1997Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH, obsessed with her own genealogy, traced the historical importance of several cemeteries in the area. The Fairview plots, however, contained a mass of Cooke County information unrelated to her personal linage.
      • Folder 29: Morton Museum Walking Guides, 1998-1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The Morton Museum, in partnership with the CCHS, published walking tours every year to view the historical markers, historical homes, and other historical locations in the area. These walking guides include both locations and descriptions for each historical point, whether official through the State of Texas Historical Society or not.
      • Folder 30: Morton Museum Exhibit Guide, 2000-2008Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Each exhibit published after MPH left Texas for North Carolina is documented there, through mailers to keep her updated.
      • Folder 31: Nelson Grove Cabin and Cemetary, Cooke County, TX, 2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        After exploring her personal ancestry in the Gainesville area, MPH traced her Genealogy back to the Nelsons and their ancestral cabin and cemetery here. MPH successfully traced her lineage to most of the members of the unmarked cemetery.
      • Folder 32: Pub: Gainesville National Bank History, 2001Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Gainesville, Texas was a banking area that was over 100 years old when this article was published. Additionally, Bonnie and Clyde made bank runs near this area, and this article documents their time near here as well.
      • Folder 33: "The Great Hanging" by MPH, 2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH wrote her own version of the history of the "Great Hanging" utilizing several sources for her research including Historians at the University of North Texas, personal oral histories from local Gainesville Citizens, and several formally published articles on the topic to write a more complete story.

        The "Great Hanging", an event in which Confederate sympathizers hung to death several North Texas Union sympathizers in the square after the war in Gainesville, TX. MPH sought to commemorate the event in the park in which it occurred and collected an abundance of research personally and through the History department at the University of North Texas to institute the exhibit.

      • Folder 34: Pub: Great Hanging Research, 1999-2002Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The "Great Hanging", an event in which Confederate sympathizers hung to death several North Texas Union sympathizers in the square after the war in Gainesville, TX. MPH sought to commemorate the event in the park in which it occurred and collected an abundance of research personally and through the History department at the University of North Texas to institute the exhibit.
      • Folder 35: "Outlaws of the Old West" by Carl Breihan, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Recording pieces of "old west" history in Texas, MPH added this printed copy of this article to her historical publication collection.
      • Folder 36: "Smoke Signals: C.O. Indian Tribes" by Edward Swick, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Likely printed for MPH's historical education, the tribes listed here do not have an apparent connection to North Texas but MPH deemed them important enough to include in her personal collection of historical publications.
      • Folder 37: Texas Historical Marker Pubs and ApplicationsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During MPH's tenure working with the CCHS, she implemented a large number of changes for Cooke County through the State of Texas, including the application, writing, and permanent marking new historical sites across the county.
      • Folder 38: Pub: Misc. Events CCHS, 1989-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including canceled walking tours, scripts for museum tours that were incomplete, and other published materials
    • Box 16: Internal Notes, 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      MPH kept particular notes on all aspects of the CCHS; including fundraising, minutes, applications, group memberships, and grant writing.
      Barcode: 714263
    • Box 17: Family Histories and Official Correspondence, 1835-2010Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      This box is split into 2. First, MPH made a call for papers through the CCHS, asking for family histories to pieces together gaps in the literature for Gainesville, TX. Her call for papers and the documented replies are published here.

      Second, In her capacity as lifetime member, MPH often fielding letters from locals, politicians, and historical societies to ensure the preservation and advancement of the CCHS and the Morton and Santa Fe Museums.

      Barcode: 714262
      • Folder 1: Family: Call for Papers/ Family Histories, 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH called for local historians to submit their families' histories to the CCHS for collection and publication. This call for papers came out to CCHS members my mail and included "how to" instructions.
      • Folder 2: Family History: Dr. Samuel Seth Ligon by Mrs. AY GunterAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In response to MPH's Call for Papers, Gunter responded with the story of her ancestor who was an early Cooke County settler
      • Folder 3: Family History: "The Great Hanging" by George Ragsdale, 1892Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Including a hand-written Ragsdale account, a typed family history, and MPH's notes on the subject for publication in response to her call for papers.
      • Folder 4: Oral History Transcript: Mrs Douglas B Holman, 1948Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Transcripted oral history by her family, Mrs. Holman recounted her parent's (maybe grandparent's) experience in the Civil War, and her time settling in the Gainesville, TX area.
      • Folder 5: Hays Family History by MPH, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH utilized her mother's experiences and her genealogical studies to write her own family's history of settling in the Cooke County area.
      • Folder 6: Family History: "Ware Ranch" by Ethyl Fae Ware, 1841-1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Mrs. Ware wrote the story of her husband's parents settlement into the Cooke County area in 1841, and their time in Texas during the Civil War.
      • Folder 7: Family History: JM Lindsay by Dr. Meluguin, 1835-1919Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Dr. Rob Meluguin from the Cooke County Community College wrote a detailed account of JM Lindsay, a settler to the Gainesville, TX area in 1857.
      • Folder 8: Officially Published Stagecoach Histories, Selected, misc.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        A collection of photocopied book pages of the following, in relation to Cooke County Histories;

        The First 100 Years in Cooke County by A Morton Smith (a book which was regarded as foundation to the Morton museum)

        That Old Overland Statecoach  by Boyd, chapter 1 and 9

        Through Unexplored Texas by WB Parker, pg 84/85

        The Butterfield Overland Mail by Waterman L Ormsby, the only through passenger on the first westbound stage, selected pages and primary documents

        History of Irion County by Marvin Carr, pgs 8,29,36

        The Butterfield Line by Boyd, The southern Overland Mail blazed an unbroken trail from Missouri to California in the late 1850s.

        The Stagecoach Mail  author unknown

      • Folder 9: Pub Family History: Early Settler Research, Cooke County, 1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH's collection of photocopied publications regarding early settlers in North Texas.
      • Folder 10: Family History: WR Strong, by self, 1914Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Titled "reminiscence", WR Strong self-published his local history in response to MPH's call for papers.
      • Folder 11: Family History: Belle Rodgers, 1850-1938Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In response to MPH's call for papers, Rodger's story was recorded about her memories in the square. Specifically, she recorded what she had remembered about the way the square looked and was constructed for the purposes of reconstruction.
      • Folder 12: TX State Historical Committee Correspondence, 1966-1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH was constantly in correspondence with the TX State Historical Committee for museum foundation and historical resource purposes.
      • Folder 13: CCHS Foundation Official Correspondence, 1966-1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In light of the foundation of the CCHS, mailers to the community and community response are documented here.
      • Folder 14: CCHS Grant Correspondence, 1967Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In her duties as the grant writer, MPH collected the correspondence from successful and unsuccessful attempts at getting grant money for the CCHS.
      • Folder 15: Museum Accredidation Committee Correspondence, 1971Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        In her official capacity as President, MPH was responsible for the formal accreditation of the museum including historical resource surveys.
      • Folder 16: Correspondence: Senate Bill 321, 1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH wrote to Senators to state her public opinion on the Antiquities Committee sponsored by the state for historical and archeological preservation.
      • Folder 17: Correspondence: TX State Historical Survey Committee, 1970-1985Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        With the continued development and accounting for historical resources (newly developed homes, train stations, family histories etc.) This correspondence from MPH to the TSHSC includes the promotion and advancement of new financial resources offered by the state.
      • Folder 18: CCHS Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2), 1968-1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General correspondence between MPH and the public and government offices regarding the works and actions of the CCHS and foundation/support of the Morton Museum
      • Folder 19: CCHS Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2), 1968-1970Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General correspondence between MPH and the public and government offices regarding the works and actions of the CCHS and support of the Morton Museum/foundation of the Santa Fe Depot
      • Folder 20: CCHS Correspondence, 1971-1976Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General correspondence between MPH and the public and government offices regarding the works and actions of the CCHS and support of the Morton Museum/foundation of the Santa Fe Depot
      • Folder 21: CCHS Correspondence, 1977-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General correspondence between MPH and the public and government offices regarding the works and actions of the CCHS and foundation/support of the Morton Museum/Santa Fe Depot. These years include MPH's step down from an active role with the Society as she focused on the Mental Health Hospital and Mayorship of Gainesville.
      • Folder 22: CCHS Correspondence, 1999-2010Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        General correspondence between MPH and the public and government offices regarding the works and actions of the CCHS and support of the Morton Museum/foundation of the Santa Fe Depot. However, these years cover her full retirement from the program as she only responds to messages directed at something she exclusively is able to handle.
      • Folder 23: National Preservation Needs Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Specific to the preservation of historical buildings and landmarks, MPH corresponds with the National Preservation society regarding methods and grant information.
      • Folder 24: CCHS Other Group Membership, 1997-1998Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        A written record of memberships that the CCHS and thus MPH were participants in. For example, other museum and historical associations at a state and federal level make up a majority of memberships on the list.
      • Folder 25: Sesquincentennial Correspondence Cooke County, TX, 1997-1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Regarding Gainesville's birthday, the CCHS organized an event in which local politicians attended.
      • Folder 26: Correspondence: Amtrak, Gainesville, TX, 1999Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Amtrak Trains decided, after some petition from MPH, to begin regular service through the historic train station in Gainesville, TX. Gainesville was originally founded as a train station point to the West, as a major transportation hub. This historic event was important to the CCHS and was celebrated throughoutt the county.
      • Folder 27: Correspondence and Notes; Depot Days and Opening, 1992-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        With the adoption of the Santa Fe Depot and subsequent renovation, Depot Days allowed the public an inside look at the to-be museum and encouraged fundraising and community involvement.
      • Folder 28: Harvey House Depot Days, 2001-2002Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The Harvey House, the former diner and bed and breakfast in Gainesville for the past train-station riders, was celebrated and added to the Depot Days celebration when the Santa Fe Depot renovation opened.
      • Folder 29: The Great Hanging, Gainesville, TX, 2002-2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The "Great Hanging", an event in which Confederate sympathizers hung to death several North Texas Union sympathizers in the square after the war in Gainesville, TX. MPH sought to commemorate the event in the park in which it occurred and collected an abundance of research personally and through the History department at the University of North Texas to institute the exhibit.

        This folder contains MPH's extensive notes on other histories written on the topic, as well as a variety of mappings for the actual Museum installation she intended to place in its original location.

      • Folder 30: Bass Park "The Great Hanging" Installation, 2003Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        For the Bass Park Great Hanging installation, MPH would require funding and plot on the land. All phases of the project are listed here, including historical resources to apply to the new exhibit. There is no evidence that the exhibit ever came to fruition.
      • Folder 31: University of North Texas Legislation, 1988-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH agreed to serve as part of UNT's Legislative Advisory Committee in regards to "lobbying" for state education funding. Due to financial crises, MPH served as a writer to Senate and House members regarding educational funding for North Texas, the expansion of the University of Texas at Dallas to a four-year institution, and the promotion of the University of Texas at Austin for higher education.

        During this time, MPH served as a promotional advisor for the furtherance of government (from her FSO experience) and specifically her history experience (with the CCHS).

    • Box 18: News Clippings (and Internal Notes), 1915-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

      MPH saved news clippings regarding CCHS and other historical information from the Gainesville Daily Register.
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      • Folder 1: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 1 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 2: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 2 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 3: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 3 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 4: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 4 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 5: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 5 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 6: CCHS New Clippings (Folder 6 of 6), 1966-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH collected clippings regarding local histories, the museum and CCHS work, major local events, and other miscellaneous things she found important published exclusively in the Gainesville Daily Register. Some clippings are dated, but not all. Most are on the original newspaper print, but some are photocopies. No part of this segment of folders is duplicated, so each piece is unique.
      • Folder 7: News Clippings: Chisolm Trail Museum, Gainesville, TX, 1967Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The mobile Chisolm Trail museum as it came to Gainesville, TX is recorded in the Gainesville Daily Register on both on its way, and during its stay.
      • Folder 8: News Clippings: Cooke County Church Histories, 1972Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During MPH's collection of historical survey information for Federal and State grants, she collected Newspaper articles regarding the history of churches in the area that were founded more than 100 years prior to the date the articles were published in the Gainesville Daily Register.
      • Folder 9: Heritage Highlights, 1966-08 to 1974-12Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The CCHS released the Heritage Highlights as a "newspaper" for the goings on in the Gainesville, TX area regarding historical discoveries and events. The mailer was once a month, and collected here in its entirety, including add-on mailers.
      • Folder 10: Heritage Highlights, 1975-01 to 1985-03Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The CCHS released the Heritage Highlights as a "newspaper" for the goings on in the Gainesville, TX area regarding historical discoveries and events. The mailer was once a month, and collected here in its entirety, including add-on mailers.
      • Folder 11: Heritage Highlights, 1985-04 to 1994-12Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The CCHS released the Heritage Highlights as a "newspaper" for the goings on in the Gainesville, TX area regarding historical discoveries and events. The mailer was once a month, and collected here in its entirety, including add-on mailers. This folder begins the addition of brightly colored paper.
      • Folder 12: CCHS Mailer Add-ons, 1980-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The CCHS released the Heritage Highlights as a "newspaper" for the goings on in the Gainesville, TX area regarding historical discoveries and events. The mailer was once a month, and collected here in its entirety, including add-on mailers.
      • Folder 13: News Clippings: Camp Howze, Gainesville, TX, 1985Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Clipped from the Gainesville Daily Register, Camp Howze Days were important for recalling the WWII history including infantry training and POW camp.
      • Folder 14: News Clippings: Olena School, 1915, 1995Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Both from the Gainesville Daily Register, news about the opening and closing of the Olena School in Gainesville, TX reporting on its construction and tear down.
      • Folder 15: News Clippings: Santa Fe Depot Days Opening, 2001Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Both originals and photocopies from the Gainesville Daily Register reporting on the final completion of restoration on the Santa Fe Depot Museum.
      • Folder 16: News Clippings: The Great Hanging, Gainesville, TX, 2002Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        As MPH began to publish her findings and petitioning for the creation of a Great Hanging Memorial, the Gainesville Daily Register picked up on the story and published it.
      • Folder 17: News: Cooke County College, 1965-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        The Local community college kept the publication of news bulletins for the local community and for its students.
      • Folder 18: Notes: CCHS Gainesville Circus, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Regarding the Gainesville Circus, the first traveling circus in North Texas, the collection of research and exhibit materials are annotated here.
      • Folder 19: CCHS Financials, 1966-1968Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        For the foundation of the Morton Museum, this is the collection of formal financial records regarding donations and stipends, and how they were spent.
      • Folder 20: CCHS Minutes, 1989-1995Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Formal minutes recorded, as MPH returned to a more active position in the CCHS post-Mayorship.
      • Folder 21: CCHS Membership, 1988-2000Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Extensive records including addresses and donations of membership for each year from the CCHS.
      • Folder 22: TP Airheart Collection, Denver, C.O., n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        Photocopied material from the exhibit for notes regarding a new exhibit. While MPH was interested in the history of the West, the Morton Museum ultimately settled on North Texas history exclusively.
      • Folder 23: Cooke County Archeological Dig, 1969Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        During a construction dig, workers discovered what was presumed to be Indian remains in Cooke County. MPH took a great interested in the local history of the area, including the archeological discoveries made there, as she noted all information and collected news clippings regarding the event.
      • Folder 24: First Board of Trustees Meeting, 1968-11-21Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH conducted the first Board of Trustees meeting for the Morton Museum, after collecting enough patronage to warrant a board.
      • Folder 25: Texas League of Women Voters, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        MPH's participation initially rested in ensuring funding for the museum and educational programs. After retirement from the CCHS, MPH continues lobbying for Senior Citizen's rights.
      • Folder 26: CCHS Board Packet, n.d.Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        This packet was bracketed in a folder and removed for preservation purposes. It is unclear if this is the first board packet because MPH served in that capacity for several years. However, this version of the packet seems to be newer as it does not include the Santa Fe Depot.  The packet itself serves as a tool for board members to conduct membership applications, to pursue funding, and for further information for the community.
      • Folder 27: CCHS Guestbook, 1966Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

        A guestbook for CCHS meetings prior to the museum opening. This documents those in the community interested in membership, which was later used for that purpose.
  • Series 5: Landscape FormatAdd to your cart.

    All items from the MPH collection that could not fit into a letter folder and rehoused here.

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